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'We Welcome' Syrian Airstrikes On ISIS, Iraqi Leader Maliki Says

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says that he didn't ask for the airstrikes along the border — but he doesn't have a problem with them, either.
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Oil Off The Coast Of Ibiza? Protesters Don't Want To Know

Spain is weighing a plan to allow oil exploration near the party island of Ibiza. Opponents fear the move could threaten the environment and tourism, but finding oil could also be an economic boost.
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Reports Of New Fighting Rattle Ukraine's Truce As Kerry Urges Russia To Help

Russian state news media report explosions in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk. Secretary of State John Kerry says Russia could face sanctions if it doesn't help end the violence.
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In Flanders Fields, Europeans Still Learning How To Get Along

On the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, EU leaders will meet at Flanders Fields Museum. They'll have an opportunity to reflect on what can happen when nations fail to find common ground.
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Airlines Suspend Flights To Pakistani City After Shooting

A Pakistan International Airways plane was shot at in Peshawar on Wednesday. International airlines are canceling flights to the city. The bullet came through the window and one passenger died.
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Wife Of Jailed American In Cuba Worries He'll Take 'Drastic Measures'

David Greene talks to Judy Gross, wife of USAID contractor Alan Gross, who is serving a 15 year term in a Cuban prison for bringing satellite communications equipment into the country.
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Chancellor's Tough Talk Against Russia Makes Germans Nervous

German and Russian relations are nearing an all-time low over events in Ukraine. German businesses do not want to punish the Kremlin and its supporters for fear it will damage the German economy.
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U.S. Needs To Win Or Tie Germany To Advance In World Cup Play

The U.S. soccer team meets Germany in a must-win World Cup match Thursday. The Americans need a win or a tie to decide their own fate — a loss would mean they need help to advance to the round of 16.
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Second Surge Of Ebola Strikes West Africa

An Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the largest outbreak ever recorded. The first cases were confirmed in Guinea in March, but new cases have popped up in neighboring Sierra Leone and Liberia.
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Tourism Money Flows Into Cuba, Bringing Economic Hopes And Fears

Tourism is an essential part of Cuba's economy. But as the industry grows, some worry it will create a gap between the haves and have-nots in a throwback to pre-revolution days.

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