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4 Linked To Paris Attack Appear In French Court

The four men, all in their 20s, are accused of providing logistical support to Ahmed Coulibaly, the gunman who took hostages at a Kosher supermarket during the Jan. 7-9 Paris attacks.
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Shiite Rebels Shell Yemeni Leader's House, Seize Presidential Palace

The Associated Press is calling the "shelling ... a dramatic escalation in the violence that has gripped Sanaa since Monday." Some Yemeni officials are calling the rebels' move "a coup."
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White House Seeks More Time From Congress On Iran

There is bipartisan support for sanctions — and a veto threat from the president. His chief of staff, Denis McDonough, says the White House would consider congressional action "later in the year."
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Islamic State, In Video, Threatens To Kill 2 Japanese Hostages

In a message to Japan's prime minister, the group said it will kill the men unless it gets $200 million — equivalent to Japan's pledge in nonmilitary aid to countries facing threats from the group.
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Chinese Prisoners Inovate How To Get Out Of Jail

A law allows certain prison terms to be commuted for convicts who come up with serious technical innovations. The Beijing Youth Daily reports that's led to a business in "get out of jail" patents.
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A 'Guantanamo Diary' From A Prisoner Still On The Inside

In the first memoir from a prisoner still being held at Guantanamo, Mohamedou Ould Slahi tells how he went from his native Mauritania to joining al-Qaida in Afghanistan to the U.S. prison in Cuba.
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Why Europe's Economy Threatens Global Growth

Ahead of Europe's central bank meeting, Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution and a contributing correspondent to The Wall Street Journal.
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Analysts Watch For Impacts Of European Economic Weakness On U.S.

German automakers have several plants in the South, and Florida counts on European tourists. Analysts hope efforts to stimulate Europe's economy will keep investments in the U.S. from slipping.
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Suspected Israeli Strike Kills Iranian General Advising Syrian Troops

When a general in Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard and several ranking members of Hezbollah were killed Sunday, they were within 10 miles of Israel's northeastern border.
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As Elections Approach, Greece Teeters On Austerity Question

Six days from parliamentary elections, Greece is weighing whether to continue its EU-imposed — and unpopular — austerity program. Former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou discusses the issue.

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