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Temporary ceasefire near Tripoli blaze, more diplomats flee Libya chaos

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Rival militias fighting for control of Tripoli airport agreed on Wednesday to a temporary ceasefire to allow firefighters to try to control ...  Visit website

U.N. battles for more people-trafficking convictions

VIENNA (Reuters) - Global efforts to stop the multi-billion-dollar business of trafficking in people are being hampered by perceptions that it is a soft crime ...  Visit website

Iran frees U.S.-Iranian, three journalists still held: source

DUBAI (Reuters) - An Iranian-American man detained along with three journalists in Iran last week has been released, a source close to the individual said ...  Visit website

Moscow says 'short-sighted' sanctions will aggravate Russia-U.S. ties

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia called new U.S. sanctions "destructive and short-sighted" on Wednesday and said they would only aggravate ties between Russia and the United ...  Visit website

U.S. economy bounces back strongly in second

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. economic growth accelerated more than expected in the second quarter and the decline in output in the prior period was less ...  Visit website

U.S. approves $700 million sale of Hellfire missiles to Iraq

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has approved the sale of 5,000 Hellfire missiles to Iraq as Baghdad tries to fend off militant Islamist ...  Visit website

Army breaks up protests as Yemen raises fuel prices

SANAA (Reuters) - Protests erupted in Sanaa on Wednesday and were dispersed by the army after the Yemeni government announced a rise in fuel prices, ...  Visit website

Workers' Party boss sees Rousseff re-election despite inflation

BRASILIA (Reuters) - High inflation should not keep Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff from getting re-elected in October because wage earners have been cushioned by social ...  Visit website

Sanctions will damage Russia if not lifted quickly

MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. and European sanctions against Russia's energy and finance sectors are strong enough to cause deep, long-lasting damage within months unless Moscow ...  Visit website

Moscovici says confident will have important economic role in EU Commission

PARIS (Reuters) - France's candidate for the European Commission Pierre Moscovici is convinced he will have an important economic portfolio, he told Reuters on Wednesday, ...  Visit website

Strike on crowded Gaza area kills 16, wounds 150

JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli airstrike hit a crowded Gaza shopping area on Wednesday, killing at least 16 people and wounding ...  Visit website

Argentine debt talks go down to the wire to avert default

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina faced a race against on time on Wednesday to avert its second default in 12 years, needing either to cut ...  Visit website

Thai junta to keep tight grip after transfer of power

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's military makes way for a new administration in coming weeks, but the generals will keep a tight grip on power by ...  Visit website

Dubai, European airlines divert flights over Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — European and Dubai-based airlines have begun rerouting flights over Iraqi airspace as a security precaution, though Iraq says its skies are safe. ...  Visit website

Russia bans Polish fruit and vegetable in apparent retaliation for sanctions

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia announced a ban on most fruit and vegetable imports from Poland on Wednesday and said it may extend the restrictions to ...  Visit website

Gaza strike kills 15, wounds 150

JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza health officials say 15 people have been killed and more than 150 wounded by an Israeli airstrike ...  Visit website

Ukraine: Clashes prevent visit to jet debris site

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down, clashes on Wednesday between Ukrainian forces and separatist rebels again prevented ...  Visit website

Exclusive: China's Xi reached deal with former leaders to investigate ex-security chief: sources

BEIJING (Reuters) - Two influential former Chinese leaders gave their consent for President Xi Jinping to investigate ex-domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, sources told Reuters, ...  Visit website

Russia says confused by Obama's accusations over Malaysian jet crash probe

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is puzzled by U.S. President Barack Obama's suggestion that Moscow was not cooperating with an international investigation into what downed a ...  Visit website

Russia bans Polish fruit and veg in apparent retaliation for sanctions

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia announced a ban on most fruit and vegetable imports from Poland on Wednesday and said it may extend the restrictions to ...  Visit website

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