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Greek leftist Tsipras sworn in as PM to fight bailout terms

ATHENS - Greek left-wing leader Alexis Tsipras was sworn in on Monday as the prime minister of a new hardline, anti-bailout government determined to face down international lenders and end nearly five years of tough economic measures. | Video

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U.S. Embassy in Yemen to close to the public amid turmoil

WASHINGTON - The United States is closing its embassy in Yemen to the public until further notice amid political turmoil after the government resigned under pressure from the Houthi rebel movement.

Politics, Yemen 12:08pm EST

Argentina says journalists safe after one flees, fearing for life

BUENOS AIRES - Argentina's cabinet chief on Monday said journalists could work safely in the country after the reporter who broke the news of the mysterious death of a state prosecutor fled to Israel, saying he feared for his life under the current government.

Argentina, Israel 2:13pm EST

Israeli intel unit drops soldiers who refused to spy on Palestinians

JERUSALEM - Israel's top military electronic surveillance unit expelled dozens of veterans on Monday for refusing to spy on Palestinians living under occupation, Army Radio said.

Israel 3:18pm EST

Tunisia premier in talks after parties reject cabinet

TUNIS - Tunisian Prime Minister-designate Habib Essid began new negotiations over his cabinet on Monday after most political parties said they would oppose his initial choice of ministers in a parliamentary vote.

Tunisia 1:01pm EST

Mubarak's sons freed from Egyptian prison after anniversary of his fall

CAIRO - The sons of deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak were released from prison on Monday, security officials said, a move that could fuel tension after the violent anniversary on Sunday of the 2011 uprising that toppled the autocrat.

Egypt, Davos 10:07am EST

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