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Ukraine peace talks aborted as civilians die in Donetsk

MINSK/DONETSK, Ukraine - Civilians were killed on both sides in heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine on Friday, while an attempt to reopen peace talks in neighboring Belarus was aborted before it began.

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Greece says will not cooperate with troika or seek aid extension

ATHENS - Greece's government will not cooperate with the EU and IMF mission bankrolling the country and will not seek an extension to the bailout program, its finance minister said on Friday.

IMF, Greece 10:40am EST

Ex-IMF boss Strauss-Kahn faces French pimping trial

PARIS - Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former IMF chief tipped to become French president before a New York hotel maid accused him of sexual assault in 2011, goes on trial in France on Monday in a separate case of alleged pimping.

Islamic State attacks Kurdish outposts across Iraq

BAGHDAD - Islamic State militants struck at Kurdish forces southwest of the Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Friday, while bombs in Baghdad and Samarra killed at least 21 people.

Iraq 9:38am EST

Italy lawmakers fail again to elect a new president

ROME - Italian lawmakers failed to pick a president in a second round of voting on Friday, but Prime Minister Matteo Renzi appeared poised to get his candidate, a senior judge, elected on Saturday when the number of votes required will be lower.

Italy 9:26am EST

Woman fires machinegun at Istanbul police post, no casualties: TV

ISTANBUL - A woman opened fire with a machinegun on a police post in Istanbul's central Taksim Square on Friday, Turkey's NTV television reported.

Turkey 9:12am EST

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