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Deaths shake Ukraine truce; Poroshenko wary of Russian threat

KIEV - Ukraine on Friday reported the first deaths in three days in east Ukraine and President Petro Poroshenko said Russia would pose a "military threat" even if a ceasefire holds.

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U.S., Cuba meet for second round of normalization talks

WASHINGTON - Cuban and U.S. officials met in Washington on Friday for a second round of talks aimed at restoring diplomatic relations amid friction over Cuba's place on a U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism. | Video

Politics, Cuba 9:44am EST

Turkey police detain suspect claiming to have bomb outside U.S. consulate

ISTANBUL - Turkish police detained a suspect outside the U.S. consulate in Istanbul who claimed to have a bomb, the consulate said on Friday. | Video

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Libya's PM says Turkey supplying weapons to rival Tripoli group

CAIRO - Libya's internationally recognized Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni said his government would stop dealing with Turkey as it was sending weapons to a rival group in Tripoli so "the Libyan people kill each other", ramping up his rhetoric against Ankara.

Turkey, Libya 10:00am EST

UAE to reopen embassy in Yemen's south, backing Hadi

DUBAI - The United Arab Emirates will reopen its Yemeni embassy in the southern port city of Aden, the state news agency WAM said on Friday, where Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has set up a seat of power since being driven from the capital.

Yemen 10:31am EST

Spain arrests eight accused of joining pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine

MADRID - Spain on Friday arrested eight citizens who recently returned from fighting alongside pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine, the first such arrest in the European Union of foreign citizens involved in the conflict, the Interior Ministry said.

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