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Armed Drones Over Baghdad To Protect U.S. Forces, Pentagon Says

The decision to arm some of the unmanned planes flying over the city was made to protect American advisers deployed to assess the security situation.
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Got Leftovers To Share? In Germany, There's A Website For That

Europeans throw away about 90 million tons of food each year. A new German website aims to ratchet that number down a bit by connecting people with leftovers to spare with people who could use them.
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Norway Does A Ctrl+Alt+Delete On E-Voting Experiment

After trying out online balloting in elections in 2011 and 2013, Oslo has concluded that it didn't improve turnout and might undermine the democratic process.
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In Iraq, Coordination With Iran Not Impossible, Gen. Dempsey Says

"I'm not predicting that it's entirely impossible that we would at any point act collaboratively with Iran," the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff tells NPR.
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Once Bitten, Twice Decried: Uruguay Outraged By Suarez Punishment

Luis Suarez's sponsors are dropping him and his 2014 World Cup is over. FIFA dealt the Uruguayan soccer player an unusually harsh sentence for biting his opponent, and his home country is outraged.
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Bitter Debt Fight Between Argentina And U.S. Set To Reach Climax

For much of the past 14 years, Argentina has grappled with its international creditors over how much it has to pay them. A deadline set by the U.S. Supreme Court is coming up, a date that's expected to bring the dispute to a head.
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For Iraqi Christians, Return To Captured City Is A Fraught Mandate

Archbishop Emil Nona, the head of the Chaldean church in Mosul, Iraq, was out of town when ISIS captured his city. Now, he is going back to Mosul, as are some 50 Christian families. He knows the dangers, but he says he must tend his flock.
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Ukraine's Latest Turn Toward EU Has Moscow Glowering

Ukraine's president has signed a historic trade and economic pact with the European Union, a move his predecessor rejected. The conflict that the first rejection sparked still simmers, with violence continuing in the country's east despite a shaky cease-fire.
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Insurgents Draw Westerners To Battle In Iraq And Syria

Thousands of foreign fighters are joining the fighting in Iraq and Syria. According to U.S. intelligence officials, the flow of foreign fighters includes a hefty contingent from the West. Why are so many Westerners are going, and will they bring the violence they learned abroad back home?
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The Shifting Legacy Of The Man Who Shot Franz Ferdinand

Gavrilo Princip helped spark World War I when he assassinated the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne a hundred years ago. In death, he's been a more potent symbol than he ever was in life.

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