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Consumed by Islamic State, Iraq's Anbar province a key battleground again

BAGHDAD - In recent weeks, the world has watched the battle to save Syria’s border town of Kobani from Islamic State. But the radical jihadists have for longer been engulfing another strategically more vital target - Iraq’s western Anbar province and its road to Baghdad. | Video

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Sweden gets two new sightings, as hunt for undersea intruder goes on

STOCKHOLM - Sweden's military is working on two new observations that could be evidence of suspected "foreign underwater activity" near the country's capital, a senior naval officer said on Tuesday.

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Ukraine, Russia, EU energy chiefs meet to finalize gas deal

BRUSSELS - Russia and Ukraine aim to resolve an impasse over natural gas supplies as their energy ministers meet in Brussels for talks brokered by the European Union's energy commissioner. | Video

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Total CEO de Margerie killed in Moscow as jet hits snow plow

MOSCOW/PARIS - Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic and outspoken chief executive of the French oil company Total , was killed when his private jet hit a snow plow as it was taking off from Moscow's Vnukovo airport on Monday night. | Video

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U.S. existing home sales at one-year high, prices up

WASHINGTON - U.S. home resales raced to a one-year high in September, the latest indication the housing market recovery is gradually getting back on track.

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Missouri governor forms commission to look at Ferguson unrest

- Missouri Governor Jay Nixon said Tuesday he was setting up a special commission to examine the social and economic conditions in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson that have fed ongoing race-related protests following the police killing of an unarmed black teenager in August.

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U.S. involved in seven air strikes on Islamic State targets

WASHINGTON - U.S. military forces carried out four air strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria on Monday and Tuesday and were joined by partner nations in three attacks in Iraq, the U.S. Central Command said.