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Cleveland protests erupt after officer found not guilty in fatal shooting of two unarmed suspects

CLEVELAND - A Cleveland police officer was found not guilty on Saturday in the shooting deaths of an unarmed black man and a woman after a high-speed car chase in 2012, one in a series of cases that have raised questions over police conduct and race relations in the United States. | Video

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Saudi clerics urge calm as village hit by Islamic State seethes

DUBAI - Saudi Arabia's top Sunni cleric on Saturday branded a deadly attack on Shi'ite Muslims a bid to sow chaos, after villagers targeted in the bombing vented their anger at what they saw as the Sunni-dominated government's indifference to their safety.

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Israel thanks U.S. for stand on Mideast nuclear arms ban at U.N.

UNITED NATIONS - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked the United States for blocking an Egyptian-led drive on a possible Middle East nuclear weapons ban at a major United Nations conference, an Israeli official said on Saturday.

Arab air strikes hit military bases in Yemen

CAIRO - Saudi-led air strikes hit three military bases in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Saturday and the Yemeni government in exile expressed reservations about United Nations-led talks aimed at ending the eight-week war. | Video

World, United Nations, Yemen 23 May 2015

Greek PM says on final stretch toward deal with lenders

ATHENS - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Saturday his government was on the final stretch of negotiations with its international lenders on a cash-for-reforms deal that would not involve further pension cuts and harsh austerity. | Video

23 May 2015

Germany declines comment on reported 'deep freeze' with U.S. intelligence

BERLIN - The German government declined to comment on a report that U.S. intelligence agencies were reviewing their cooperation with German counterparts and had dropped joint projects due to concerns secret information was being leaked by lawmakers.

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Shi'ite militias advance on Islamic State insurgents near Iraq's Ramadi

BAGHDAD/BEIRUT - Shi'ite Muslim militiamen and Iraqi army forces launched a counter-offensive against Islamic State insurgents near Ramadi on Saturday, a militia spokesman said, aiming to reverse potentially devastating gains by the jihadi militants. | Video