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U.S., allies conduct 24 strikes on Islamic State in Iraq, Syria: CENTCOM

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WASHINGTON - The United States and its allies have conducted two dozen strikes against Islamic State militants since Friday, launching nine strikes in Syria and 15 strikes in Iraq, according to U.S. Central Command.

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Russia suspends coal supplies to Ukraine: Ukraine energy minister

KIEV - Ukraine's energy minister said on Monday Russia had suspended coal supplies to Ukraine, a blow to domestic energy suppliers who are struggling with a severe lack of raw fuel for power plants due to a separatist conflict in the industrial east.

World, Russia 11:52am EST

Putin strengthens ties with Georgia breakaway region; Tbilisi protests

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SOCHI, Russia - President Vladimir Putin signed a "strategic partnership" agreement with Georgia's breakaway region of Abkhazia on Monday, angering Tbilisi, which said Moscow was looking to annex the territory. | Video

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Unidentified jet targets airport in Libya's Tripoli: witnesses

TUNIS - At least one unidentified jet carried out an air strike on Monday targeting Mitiga airport in the Libyan capital Tripoli, but the extent of damage was not clear, witnesses and local television said.

Libya, World 11:13am EST

Portugal ex-PM Socrates still in custody, more questioning Monday

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LISBON - Police transferred Portugal's former Socialist prime minister Jose Socrates back to his cell at a police station late on Sunday where he will spend a third night in a row after his shocking arrest and questioning in a corruption investigation. | Video

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Multi-national crew reaches space station

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- A Russian Soyuz rocket blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazahkstan on Sunday to deliver three new crew members to the International Space Station, including Italy's first female astronaut. | Video

World, Science, Russia, Italy 11:11am EST

Ukraine's Naftogaz plans to buy 1 bcm of Russian gas by end of year

BRATISLAVA - Ukraine will buy 1 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas from Russia by the end of the year and up to that same amount monthly through the winter, Naftogaz Chief Executive Andriy Kobolyev said on Monday.

World, Russia 10:52am EST

Tanzanian lawmakers to debate on energy graft despite objections

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DAR ES SALAAM - Tanzania's parliament will hold a debate this week on allegations of corruption in the energy sector, the speaker said on Monday, despite efforts by the prime minister to block the session.

10:24am EST

UK faces biggest terrorism threat in its history: minister

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LONDON - Britain is facing the biggest terrorism threat in its history and has foiled around 40 major plots since suicide bombers attacked London in 2005, Home Secretary Theresa May said on Monday.

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India's Congress signals it could back Modi's insurance reform plan

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NEW DELHI - India's main opposition Congress party signaled on Monday it could support government legislation to liberalize the insurance industry, a long-delayed reform expected to help improve investor confidence.

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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.