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Israel intensifies Gaza assault, Egyptians revise truce plan

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel knocked out Gaza's only power plant and pounded dozens of other high-profile targets on Tuesday, while Egyptian mediators prepared a revised proposal for halting its war with Islamist guerrillas in the enclave. Israel's Channel Two TV said progress was being made on such a deal in Cairo, where a Palestinian delegation is expected later on Tuesday, although the station retracted an earlier report that a truce had already been provisionally agreed. | Video

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U.S. judge says cannot seize Kurdish crude for now

HOUSTON - A high-stakes dispute over a tanker carrying $100 million in Iraqi Kurdish crude took a surprising turn on Tuesday when a U.S. judge said she lacked jurisdiction given the ship's distance from the Texas shore and urged that the case be settled in Iraq.

Iraq 6:36pm EDT

U.S. accuses Venezuela of using oil to press Aruba on extradition

WASHINGTON - The United States accused Venezuela on Tuesday of using economic pressure, including a reported threat to close an oil refinery, to apply pressure on the Netherlands not to extradite an official whom Washington wants on drugs charges.

Venezuela 6:04pm EDT

Romania's leftist PM launches candidacy in presidential election

BUCHAREST - Romania's ruling leftist alliance endorsed Prime Minister Victor Ponta's candidacy in a Nov. 2 presidential election on Tuesday, with opinion polls showing him leading but not by enough to avoid a runoff ballot.

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Putin may have passed point of no-return over Ukraine

MOSCOW - Vladimir Putin risks becoming an international pariah over the Ukraine crisis but the Russian president is battening down the hatches for the gathering economic and political storm.

Russia 2:13pm EDT

Turkish court arrests 11 more police in wiretap probe: lawyer

ISTANBUL - A Turkish court ordered that 11 more police officers be kept in custody pending trial over accusations that they used wiretaps to spy on Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and his inner circle, a defense lawyer said on Wednesday.

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