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Islamic State faces battle in Iraq, bombs in Syria

BAGHDAD/BEIRUT - Islamic State poured more fighters into Ramadi on Monday as security forces and Shi'ite paramilitaries renewed efforts to retake the western Iraqi city that fell to the Islamists a week ago in a major setback for the government.

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Eyeing the next frontier, Miami law firms ramp up Cuba strategy

MIAMI - The Florida Bar is sending its first ever delegation of lawyers to Cuba this week to explore emerging new business opportunities as prospects heat up for closer political and commercial relations between the United States and the Communist-run island.

Politics, Cuba 9:15am EDT

Greece says wants to make debt payments but needs aid urgently

ATHENS - Greece intends to make good on its debt obligations but needs aid urgently to be able to do so, the government said on Monday, after several senior officials insisted Athens had no money to pay a loan installment falling due next week.

Greece 8:32am EDT

Tunisian soldier shot dead after killing seven in army base shooting spree

TUNIS - A Tunisian soldier opened fire at a military base in the capital on Monday, killing seven colleagues and wounding 10 others before being shot dead himself, according to the army which said the shooter had "family problems".

Tunisia 9:25am EDT

Militants target telecoms in Indian Kashmir, one dead

SRINAGAR, India - Militants attacked a mobile phone shop in Indian Kashmir on Monday, killing one employee and wounding two, in the second attack in as many days to target telecommunication businesses in the disputed region.

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Ex-Israeli PM Olmert sentenced to more jail time for corruption

JERUSALEM - Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced on Monday to eight months in jail for accepting illegal payments from a U.S. businessman, having previously been given a six-year term in a separate corruption case. | Video

Israel 7:33am EDT

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