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Europe's Central Bank Goes Negative

The European Central Bank became the first major central bank to announce a negative interest rate. The ECB is trying to encourage spending in the eurozone, which has been mired in ultralow inflation.
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Using Social Media, Jihadi Groups Stay On Message

The Bowe Bergdahl exchange video released by the Taliban is the latest propaganda coup for jihadis on social media. Social media benefits jihadi groups because it is all about immediacy, not accuracy. Social media is changing the nature of jihad for young fighters as well. Some jihadis boast thousands of Twitter followers and are broadcasting their jihad for all to see.
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Judge Sums Phone-Hacking Details, As Jury Prepares To Decide Case

A London judge has been summarizing the findings of a phone-hacking trial that has touched the highest levels of British politics and journalism. The case is expected to go to the jury very soon.
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Now That Russia Has Crimea, What Is Moscow's Plan?

Moscow is pouring in billions in an effort to make Crimea a showcase of development. But Crimea has a deeply entrenched reputation for organized crime, which already taints some of its new leaders.
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Amid Horror At Mass Graves Of Children, Calls In Ireland For An Inquiry

After hundreds of children's bodies were found at an old church-run facility, a group of government officials met to discuss possible investigations into former homes for unwed mothers.
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Pope Replaces Financial Watchdog's Board

The five Italians who were replaced were associated with the Vatican's discredited old guard. The new members are from four countries, and include a former Bush administration official.
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Manhunt Underway In Canada After 3 Police Officers Killed

Residents have been asked to stay indoors as police search for the gunman. A 24-year-old suspect has been identified in shootings that took place Wednesday night in New Brunswick.
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Riding 'The Beast' Across Mexico To The U.S. Border

As many as a half-million undocumented immigrants, including more and more children, make dangerous 1,450-mile trips atop this network of freight trains each year.
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In A First For Britain, A Secret Trial For Terrorism Suspects

The trial, due to begin June 16, involves two men whose names and alleged offenses are being kept under wraps. U.K. media are calling it a "casting aside of the centuries-old doctrine of open courts."
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Body Found Miles From Sunken South Korean Ferry

Nearly two months after the disaster in South Korea, the death toll now stands at 289 and 15 people are still unaccounted for.

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