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Iraqi forces, Islamic State group battle in Ramadi

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say the country's military has launched a major operation to retake a section of the city of Ramadi after Islamic ...  Visit website

Portuguese police detain ex-premier in fraud case

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's Attorney-General's office says police have detained former prime minister Jose Socrates as part of an investigation into corruption, money-laundering and ...  Visit website

AP sources: Obama broadens mission in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has quietly approved guidelines in recent weeks to allow the Pentagon to target Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, broadening previous ...  Visit website

Actor Dwight Henry eyed in New Orleans killing after arrest for theft

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Dwight Henry, a baker-turned-actor who rose to prominence with his debut performance in the Oscar-nominated 2012 movie "Beasts of the Southern Wild," ...  Visit website

Bahrain holds its first major vote since unrest

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Voters in Bahrain cast ballots Saturday in the island kingdom's first full parliamentary election since Arab Spring-inspired protests erupted four years ...  Visit website

Grappling with protests, Mexico president urges swift judicial reform

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Embattled President Enrique Peña Nieto called on Mexico's states on Friday to swiftly adopt steps to modernize the justice system as ...  Visit website

Cuban migrants head off from Caymans, bound for Honduras

GEORGE TOWN Cayman Islands (Reuters) - A group of 15 Cuban migrants waved to onlookers as they set sail from Grand Cayman aboard a 14-foot ...  Visit website

Lockheed, Pentagon ink $4.7 billion deal for eighth batch of F-35 fighters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Friday it had awarded Lockheed Martin Corp a contract valued at $4.7 billion for an eighth batch of ...  Visit website

Cuban migrants head off from Caymans, bound for Honduras

GEORGE TOWN Cayman Islands (Reuters) - A group of 15 Cuban migrants waved to onlookers as they set sail from Grand Cayman aboard a 14-foot ...  Visit website

European Parliament may propose Google break-up in draft resolution

By Alexei Oreskovic, Julia Fioretti and Alastair Macdonald ...  Visit website

U.N. calls for credible Myanmar election, minority protection

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations called on Myanmar on Friday to continue reforms to ensure credible elections next year and to step up ...  Visit website

Canadian vets plan to join Kurdish fight against Islamic State

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Several former Canadian soldiers plan to join Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State militants in coming weeks, with at least one already in ...  Visit website

Obama seeks support for immigration plan, blasts Boehner

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - President Barack Obama defended his decision to bypass Congress and overhaul U.S. immigration policy on his own on Friday, saying he ...  Visit website

Grappling with protests, Mexico president urges swift judicial reform

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Embattled President Enrique Peña Nieto called on Mexico's states on Friday to swiftly adopt steps to modernize the justice system as ...  Visit website

Accused Colombia rebel extradited to U.S. to face hostage-taking charges

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An accused member of the Colombian FARC rebel group was extradited from Colombia to face hostage-taking and terrorism charges in U.S. court ...  Visit website

Egypt hires German firm to bore transport tunnels under Suez Canal

CAIRO/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Egypt will use machines made by a German firm to bore at least four tunnels under the Suez Canal, part of an ...  Visit website

Officials make preparations for Ferguson grand jury decision

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Prosecutors made preparations to announce the eventual decision by a grand jury on whether to charge a white police officer who ...  Visit website

Turkey, U.S. play down differences on fight against Islamic State

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey and the United States played down differences in the fight against Islamic State on Friday, but Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu made ...  Visit website

China building South China Sea island big enough for airstrip: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Satellite images show China is building an island on a reef in the disputed Spratly Islands large enough to accommodate what could ...  Visit website

China building South China Sea island big enough for airstrip: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Satellite images show China is building an island on a reef in the disputed Spratly Islands large enough to accommodate what could ...  Visit website

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