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Jul 14, 2014

Snowden slams Britain's planned emergency surveillance laws

Fugitive U.S. intelligence expert Edward Snowden attacked British plans for emergency laws to allow police and security services greater access to Internet and phone data on Sunday. In an interview with The Guardian newspaper, to whom the former National Security Agency contractor revealed the ...

Russia threatens Ukraine after man dies in cross-border shelling

Jul 13, 2014

Russia threatens Ukraine after man dies in cross-border shelling

Russia on Sunday threatened Ukraine with “irreversible consequences” after a man was killed by a shell fired across the border from Ukraine, describing the incident in warlike terms as aggression that must be met with a response. Although both sides have reported cross-border shootings ...

Boko Haram chief claims Lagos, Abuja attacks in new video

Jul 13, 2014

Boko Haram chief claims Lagos, Abuja attacks in new video

The head of Nigeria’s Boko Haram militant group has claimed responsibility for a bombing in the capital Abuja and an attack hours later in Lagos which the authorities tried to cover up, in a video obtained by reporters on Sunday. In the 16-minute video, ...

Kerry in Vienna; extension of nuclear talks likely

Jul 13, 2014

Kerry in Vienna; extension of nuclear talks likely

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and other officials gathering in Vienna face a deadline only days away for a comprehensive pact preventing Tehran from developing nuclear weapons. However, world powers and Iran appear set to extend the deadline to allow more time for ...

Jul 13, 2014

Iran says it may walk away from nuclear talks

Iran’s chief negotiator in nuclear talks in Vienna warned Saturday that Tehran is ready to walk away if “excessive” Western demands cause a failure, a day before foreign ministers were to try to inject momentum. Eight days before a deadline for a deal, Abbas ...

Israel defies U.N. truce call in Gaza; first ground assault reported

Jul 13, 2014

Israel defies U.N. truce call in Gaza; first ground assault reported

Israeli marines mounted a first ground assault on Gaza early Sunday, further escalating a deadly six-day offensive hours after the U.N. Security Council unanimously called for a cease-fire. As world powers prepared to meet in Vienna over the escalating conflict, the Palestinian death toll ...

Belfast parade ends without clashes for first time in years

Jul 13, 2014

Belfast parade ends without clashes for first time in years

A flash-point Protestant parade in Northern Ireland’s capital ended without violence for the first time in decades on Saturday when marchers agreed to turn around before passing a Catholic area of Belfast. Pro-British Protestants hold marches every July 12 in the British-ruled province to ...

Hamas media war targets Israelis and Palestinians

Jul 13, 2014

Hamas media war targets Israelis and Palestinians

by Sara Hussein

The music video opens with Palestinian Hamas fighters in fatigues building, transporting and then firing rockets at Israel — but the triumphant lyrics are being sung in Hebrew, not Arabic. “We prepare a generation of warriors who cling to death like the enemy clings ...

Jul 13, 2014

Shiite group hands back army camp to Yemeni government

Shiite Muslim tribesmen handed back an army camp to the Yemeni government on Saturday, a spokesman for the group said, to try to defuse tensions caused by the capture of a provincial capital north of Sanaa earlier in the week. The fall of Omran, ...