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EU wins Greek backing to extend Russia sanctions, delays decision on new steps

BRUSSELS/KIEV - European Union foreign ministers extended existing sanctions against Russia on Thursday, holding off on tighter economic measures for now but winning the support of the new left-leaning government of Greece, whose position had been in doubt. | Video

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Man wielding pistol arrested at Dutch national broadcaster

AMSTERDAM - A 19-year-old Dutchman with a pistol forced his way into the studios of the national broadcaster NOS on Thursday demanding to be allowed to go on air, but was quickly arrested, officials said.

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Exclusive: U.S. armed drone program in Yemen facing intelligence gaps

WASHINGTON - The United States is facing increasing difficulty acquiring intelligence needed to run its stealth drone program in Yemen, undermining a campaign against the most lethal branch of al Qaeda after Houthi rebels seized control of parts of the country’s security apparatus, U.S. officials say.

Yemen 5:23pm EST

Gas truck blast rocks Mexico hospital; two dead, 66 injured

MEXICO CITY - A gas truck explosion decimated large parts of a maternity hospital on the western edge of Mexico City on Thursday, killing one woman and a child and leaving dozens injured, Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said.

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Argentine investigator into Jewish center bombing buried

BUENOS AIRES - The Argentine prosecutor who died under mysterious circumstances the day before he was to testify in Congress about allegations against the president regarding an investigation into a 1994 bombing was buried on Thursday amid calls for justice.

4:18pm EST

Saudi king orders payout to state employees, reshuffles cabinet

RIYADH - Saudi Arabia's new King Salman ordered a lavish payout to all state employees on Thursday and reshuffled some top government jobs while keeping in place the oil, foreign, finance, defense and interior ministers.

Saudi Arabia 3:55pm EST

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