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Friday, July 18, 2014
A U.S. actress who tried to blame her husband for sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama, then-New York mayor Michael Bloomberg and a gun control activist got 18 years in prison Wednesday.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Israel, Hamas agree Gaza humanitarian aid truce
Israel and Hamas have agreed to a UN request to briefly halt hostilities Thursday on humanitarian grounds, after an Israeli strike killed four Palestinian children on a beach, while efforts intensify to secure a formal truce.
US, EU stiffen sanctions against Russia over Ukraine
The United States and Europe strengthened sanctions on Moscow over Ukraine Wednesday, with President Barack Obama taking his first direct swipes in the finance, military and energy sectors of the Russian economy.
Japan nuclear watchdog says two reactors safe
Japan's nuclear regulator said Wednesday that two atomic reactors were safe enough to switch back on, marking a major step towards restarting atomic plants that were shuttered after the Fukushima crisis.
Palestinians flee after Israeli warning
Hundreds of Palestinian families, their children crying, fled Wednesday, as Israel intensified airstrikes on Hamas targets, including homes of the movement's leaders, following failed Egyptian cease-fire efforts. Before the renewed bombardment, Israel had ordered tens of thousands of residents of border areas to evacuate their neighborhoods.
Libya's government said on Tuesday it was considering calling for international forces to help restore security, as fighting between rival militias around Tripoli airport pushed the country closer to civil war.
Proclaiming the Syrian people winners in a “dirty war” waged by outsiders, President Bashar Assad was sworn in on Wednesday, marking the start of his third seven-year term in office amid a bloody civil war that has ravaged the Arab country.
A court in the Netherlands ruled Wednesday that the Dutch state was liable for the deaths of over 300 Bosnian Muslim men and boys in the Srebrenica massacre, the worst atrocity on European soil since World War II.
The U.S. military said Tuesday it will not send F-35 fighter jets to Britain's Farnborough air show because of safety precautions, in another embarrassing setback for the most expensive program in Pentagon history.
Immigrant transfer opposed in Arizona
Protesters carrying “Return to Sender” and “Go home non-Yankees” signs faced off with immigrant rights activists Tuesday in a small Arizona town after a sheriff said a bus filled with Central American children was on its way.
  
  
  
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