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EU proposes tough sanctions on Moscow as Ukraine rebels advance

BRUSSELS/KIEV - European officials proposed sweeping new sanctions on Tuesday to starve Russia's companies of capital and technology as punishment for Moscow's intervention in Ukraine, where Kiev officials said Russia was bolstering an "invasion" force.

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End of Gaza war doesn't translate into peace

JERUSALEM - A week after the guns fell silent in the Gaza war, Israel and the Palestinians seem to have little appetite or incentive for a return to U.S.-sponsored peace and statehood talks that collapsed five months ago.

Israel 12:28pm EDT

Pakistan parliament backs embattled prime minister as crisis deepens

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's parliament threw its weight behind embattled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday as a deepening crisis over violent protests demanding his resignation prompted fears of an army intervention. | Video

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Israel raises alarm over Islamist militants on its frontiers

JERUSALEM - Israel's frontier with Syria, where militants have kidnapped 45 U.N. peacekeepers, has become a magnet for Islamist activity and Israel itself is now a target, the defense minister and security analysts said on Tuesday.

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Attack on Egypt security convoy kills 11 in Sinai: security sources

CAIRO - An attack on a convoy killed 11 members of the Egyptian security forces in the Sinai Peninsula on Tuesday, security and medical sources said.

Egypt 11:39am EDT

Scores killed as Boko Haram insurgents overrun Nigerian town: sources

MAIDUGURI Nigeria - Islamist Boko Haram insurgents overran most of a northeastern Nigerian town on Tuesday after hours of fighting that killed scores and displaced thousands of residents, security sources said.

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