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Congress averts security agency shutdown with one-week spending fix

WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives gave final approval on Friday to a one-week stopgap spending bill for the domestic security agency, averting a partial shutdown with just hours to spare before a midnight deadline. | Video

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Ruins and recriminations after rebel advance on two east Ukrainian towns

DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine - Sergei, a tired-looking man in his twenties, loads his bike with a tin of coal, the only thing of value he has salvaged from his destroyed house - now a rubble of gray bricks after Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels fought over his hometown.

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Egypt courts list Hamas as terrorist group, give Brotherhood leader life

CAIRO - An Egyptian court listed the Palestinian group Hamas as a terrorist organization, judicial sources said on Saturday, part of a sustained crackdown on Islamists in the most populous Arab state.

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Greek PM accuses Spain, Portugal of anti-Athens 'axis'

ATHENS - Greece's leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accused Spain and Portugal on Saturday of leading a conservative conspiracy to topple his anti-austerity government, saying they feared their own radical forces before elections this year.

World, Greece, Spain 3:43pm EST

Exclusive: U.S. Air Force eyes 28 launches, shared investment for next rockets

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Air Force may kick off a multibillion-dollar competition for 28 launches of government satellites this spring to help end U.S. reliance on Russian-built rocket engines, according to an Air Force document seen by Reuters on Friday.

Police in Germany's Bremen heighten security citing possible Islamist threat

BERLIN - Police in the north German city of Bremen warned on Saturday of a heightened danger from Islamist militants and said they had increased their presence in the city center and stepped up protection of the Jewish community.

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Investigators search for what triggered Missouri rampage

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - What led Joseph Aldridge to gun down seven people in a southern Missouri hamlet remained uncertain on Saturday, though authorities speculated that the death of the gunman's mother from cancer could have triggered the rampage.

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British PM Cameron vows to hunt down 'Jihadi John'

LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron vowed on Friday to use all means at his disposal to hunt down militants such as "Jihadi John" after the killer was identified as a Kuwaiti-born computer programming graduate from London. | Video