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Consumed by Islamic State, Iraq's Anbar province a key battleground again

BAGHDAD - In recent weeks, the world has watched the battle to save Syria’s border town of Kobani from Islamic State. But the radical jihadists have for longer been engulfing another strategically more vital target - Iraq’s western Anbar province and its road to Baghdad. | Video

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Total CEO de Margerie killed in Moscow as jet hits snow plow

MOSCOW/PARIS - Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic and outspoken chief executive of the French oil company Total , was killed when his private jet hit a snow plow as it was taking off from Moscow's Vnukovo airport on Monday night. | Video

Russia, 1:19pm EDT

Hong Kong students put their case to government, but no breakthrough

HONG KONG - Thousands of Hong Kong protesters listened raptly from the streets on Tuesday as student leaders debated their call for full democracy for the Chinese-run city with government leaders to try end a weeks-long occupation of major traffic arteries. | Video

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Ukraine, Russia, EU energy chiefs meet to finalize gas deal

BRUSSELS - Russia and Ukraine aim to resolve an impasse over natural gas supplies as their energy ministers meet in Brussels for talks brokered by the European Union's energy commissioner.

Russia 1:04pm EDT

In Benghazi, Libya's army liberates a ghost town

BENGHAZI Libya - Sitting in one of the last buildings still intact after months of fighting near Benghazi's airport, Libyan army special forces commander Wanis Bukhamada presides over a world of destruction.

Libya 1:31pm EDT

Iran arrests several spies near Bushehr nuclear plant: Fars news agency

ANKARA - Iranian security services have arrested several suspected spies in the southern province of Bushehr where the country's first nuclear power plant is located, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Tuesday.

Davos, Nuclear Power 11:42am EDT

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