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Lynch sworn in as U.S. attorney general

Apr 28, 2015

Lynch sworn in as U.S. attorney general

President Barack Obama’s choice for U.S. attorney general, Loretta Lynch, was sworn in at her new job on Monday, becoming the first African-American woman to hold the post. A career prosecutor known for trying high-profile anti-terrorism trials in New York, Lynch, 55, said she ...

Baghdad car bombings claim at least 20 civilians

Apr 28, 2015

Baghdad car bombings claim at least 20 civilians

A series of car bombings targeting busy commercial areas in Iraq’s capital killed at least 20 civilians Monday, officials said. The deadliest attack took place Monday night when a car bomb exploded on a commercial street in Baghdad’s western district of Mansour, killing 10 ...

20 Somalis found guilty of migrant trafficking by Italian court

Apr 28, 2015

20 Somalis found guilty of migrant trafficking by Italian court

A court in Sicily on Monday convicted 20 Somalis who had received political asylum in Italy of a role in a vast criminal organization focused on migrant-smuggling. Prosecutors in Catania said that the defendants were part of an international migrant-smuggling ring that demanded “large ...

Russian bikers try to enter Poland for WWII memorial ride

Apr 27, 2015

Russian bikers try to enter Poland for WWII memorial ride

Russian bikers belonging to a group loyal to President Vladimir Putin have approached the border of Poland from Belarus but it is not yet clear if they will make it through. Polish authorities said last week they would ban entry to the Night Wolves, ...

Apr 27, 2015

U.S. may ease penalties for those who pay hostage ransoms

U.S. officials are expected to stop prosecuting families of American hostages who communicate with kidnappers abroad or raise funds and pay ransoms, ABC News reported Sunday. A National Counterterrorism Center advisory group, ordered by the White House, is expected to recommend what would mark ...

Two Swedish hostages held in Syria fly home

Apr 27, 2015

Two Swedish hostages held in Syria fly home

Two Swedish men held hostage by Syrian jihadists have been reunited with their families in Sweden, the country’s foreign ministry said on Sunday. The hostages, named in the Swedish media as Thomas Olsson, 50, and Martin Reen, 33, were freed with the help of ...