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EU leaders to threaten extra Russia sanctions, agree new team

BRUSSELS - European Union leaders will threaten Russia with new sanctions over Ukraine on Saturday but, fearful of a new Cold War and self-inflicted harm to their own economies, should give Moscow another chance to make peace. | Video

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China and Hong Kong poised for showdown over democracy

HONG KONG - Hong Kong is poised for a showdown with China when the Chinese parliament meets later on Sunday, with the largely rubber-stamp body likely to snuff out hopes for a democratic breakthrough in the regional financial hub at elections due in 2017.

World, China 12:30pm EDT

Islamic State militants behead captive Lebanese soldier: video

BEIRUT - Islamic State militants beheaded a Lebanese soldier who was one of 19 captured by hardline Syrian Islamists when they seized a Lebanese border town for few days this month, a video posted on social media showed on Saturday.

World, Syria 1:53pm EDT

Taliban suicide bombers hit Afghan intelligence agency

JALALABAD Afghanistan - Taliban suicide bombs hit an office of the Afghan intelligence agency in an eastern city on Saturday, killing six people, and insurgents shot dead another 11 in the west, in an upsurge of violence as foreign combat troops prepare to withdraw from the country. | Video

World, Afghanistan 9:26am EDT

Celebration in Liberia slum as Ebola quarantine lifted

MONROVIA/CONAKRY - Crowds sang and danced in the streets of a seaside neighborhood in Liberia on Saturday as the government lifted quarantine measures designed to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

World, Health 3:17pm EDT
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Sam's quest to become first openly gay player in NFL on hold

- Defensive end Michael Sam's dream of becoming the first openly gay player in the National Football League (NFL) was put on hold on Saturday when he failed to make the St. Louis Rams' 53-man roster for the 2014 regular season.