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EU imposes new sanctions against Russian officials
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union agreed Tuesday to impose new sanctions against officials deemed responsible for Russia's actions in Ukraine, amid mounting international anger after a Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down over rebel-held territory....

Israeli soldier missing as Gaza fighting rages on
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli soldier is missing following a deadly battle in the Gaza Strip, a defense official said Tuesday, as Israeli airstrikes pummeled a wide range of locations along the coastal area and diplomatic efforts intensified to end the two week war that has killed more than 600 Palestinians and 29 Israelis....

Peace talks eyed after Israel, Hamas cease-fire
CAIRO (AP) -- The U.S. and Egypt sought Tuesday to find an end to two weeks of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, and officials raised the possibility of restarting stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestinian authorities as a necessary step to avoid sustained violence....

Envoy: Gaza cease-fire draft circulating UN
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The Palestinian U.N. envoy says a draft U.N. resolution calling for an immediate cease-fire in the Gaza Strip will be formally circulated to the Security Council....

Jakarta governor wins Indonesian presidency
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Jakarta Gov. Joko Widodo, who captured the hearts of millions of Indonesians with his common man image, won the country's presidential election with 53 percent of the vote, officials said Tuesday....

Body of missing S. Korean shipping tycoon found
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean police said Tuesday that a badly decomposed body found surrounded by liquor bottles in a field last month was that of a fugitive billionaire businessman blamed for April's ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people....

11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Nearly a dozen parents of the more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls will never see their daughters again....

UK announces inquiry for Russian spy death
LONDON (AP) -- The British government announced plans Tuesday for a wide-ranging public inquiry into the mysterious 2006 death of poisoned former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko. The decision, which comes at a time of rising tensions with Russia, is a breakthrough in the much-delayed probe because it means investigators can look into whether the Russian state was involved in Litvinenko's death....

Parents of abducted girls, escapees meet president
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- President Goodluck Jonathan met for the first time Tuesday with many parents of 219 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls and dozens of classmates who managed to escape from their Islamic extremist captors....

Turkey detains police for 'spying' and wiretaps
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish police raided the homes of colleagues on Tuesday, detaining dozens of officers on suspicion of "spying" or of illegally wiretapping government officials, including Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Turkey's spy chief, news reports and officials said....

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