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Ukraine rebels say they are poised to recapture Donetsk airport

BRUSSELS/DONETSK Ukraine - EU officials proposed sanctions on Tuesday to starve Russian firms of cash as punishment for Moscow's role in Ukraine, where rebels said they were storming Donetsk airport, potentially their biggest prize since turning the war's tide last week.

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EU's new leadership trio may surprise on upside

PARIS/BRUSSELS - At first sight, the European Union's new leadership team looks like a missed opportunity.

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African leaders seek fund to fight militant groups

NAIROBI - African leaders proposed on Tuesday creating a special fund to combat Islamist militant groups growing in strength from Kenya to Nigeria.

Africa 1:58pm EDT

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 1:35pm 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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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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