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Ukraine's PM says Russia has plans to block gas flows to Europe

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KIEV - Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Wednesday that Kiev knew of plans by Russia to halt gas flows this winter to Europe.

6:25am EDT

Group of Russian soldiers crossed into Ukraine town: Ukraine military

KIEV - A group of Russian soldiers have crossed the Ukrainian border in armored infantry carriers and trucks and entered the eastern town of Amvrosiyivka, a Ukrainian military spokesman said on Wednesday.

6:24am EDT

Ukraine expects 'practical help' from NATO: PM Yatseniuk

KIEV - Ukraine needs "practical help" from NATO and expects the U.S.-led military alliance to make momentous decisions to this end at its summit in Wales in September, Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Wednesday.

6:04am EDT

Islamic State and Syrian government committing war crimes: U.N.

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GENEVA - The Syrian government and Islamic State insurgents are both committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in their war against each other, U.N. investigators said on Wednesday.

World, Syria 6:03am EDT

U.N. investigators fear for children in ISIS training camps

GENEVA - United Nations investigators voiced concern on Wednesday at the fate of boys forced to join Islamic State training camps in Syria and said that any decision by the United States to bomb the Sunni militant group "must respect the laws of war".

World, United Nations 6:02am EDT

Gaza ceasefire holding as focus turns to longer term

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GAZA/JERUSALEM - An open-ended ceasefire in the Gaza war between Israel and the Palestinians held on Wednesday as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced strong criticism in his country's newspapers over a campaign in which no clear victor emerged. | Video

What's in the Gaza peace deal?

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GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel and the Palestinians agreed to an Egyptian-brokered plan to end the fighting in Gaza after 50 days of combat in which more than 2,100 Palestinians, most of them civilians, 64 Israeli soldiers and six civilians in Israel were killed.

World, Egypt, Israel 5:32am EDT

Demonstrations resume in Missouri over shooting death of black teen

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ST. LOUIS - More than 100 demonstrators marched peacefully in St. Louis on Tuesday, calling for the arrest of a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, almost three weeks ago.

World, U.S. 5:21am EDT

IMF's Lagarde put under investigation in French fraud case: source

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PARIS - IMF chief Christine Lagarde has been placed under formal investigation by French magistrates on Wednesday for her alleged role in a long-running political fraud case, a source close to the former French finance minister said.

5:19am EDT

Russia court closes McDonald's branch for 90 days: agency

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MOSCOW - A Russian court on Wednesday ordered the closure of a McDonald's restaurant branch in Moscow for 90 days over breaches of sanitary rules, Russia's RIA news agency reported.

5:10am EDT
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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.