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Russia defiant in face of new U.S. sanctions over Ukraine

Russia defiant in face of new U.S. sanctions over Ukraine

Russian leaders reacted angrily Thursday to President Barack Obama's decision to slap further sanctions on Russian banks, energy firms and defense companies over Russia's actions in Ukraine.
Mortars fired into Israel 2 hours into temporary cease-fire

Mortars fired into Israel 2 hours into temporary cease-fire

At least three mortars were fired from Gaza into southern Israel on Thursday morning about two hours into a temporary lull in hostilities to allow humanitarian supplies into the area.
A U-boat and its American prey haunt Gulf of Mexico

A U-boat and its American prey haunt Gulf of Mexico

Special to CNN Silent and shadowy, two hulks lie under the Gulf of Mexico's warm waters, unmoved since their deadly encounter 72 years ago during World War II. Now, the future has come to take a closer look.
Assange detention order remains in place

Assange detention order remains in place

 A Swedish judge has ruled that a detention order against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over alleged sexual assault should remain in place.

U.S. teen beaten by Israeli police to return home to Florida

A Florida teenager whose videotaped beating in Jerusalem was widely decried was to return home late Wednesday, his body still healing from the pummeling he received at the hands of Israeli police.

Daughter calls Mandela's final months excruciating to watch

JOHANNESBURG (CNN) -- He suffered greatly in his final months, but Nelson Mandela's last breaths were peaceful, says his eldest daughter, Maki Mandela.
Two men arrested over deadly Moscow metro crash

Two men arrested over deadly Moscow metro crash

Two people have been arrested in connection with a metro train derailment in Moscow which left more than 20 people dead and injured scores more, Russia's Investigative Committee said Wednesday.
Nigeria arrests suspect in April bus station bombing

Nigeria arrests suspect in April bus station bombing

One of the masterminds of April's Nyanya Motor Park bombing that killed 71 people has been arrested, Nigerian police said.
How did this happen? Iraq, Syria, Gaza and Libya all in flames

How did this happen? Iraq, Syria, Gaza and Libya all in flames

Each day, they live in fear. Sometimes it's the fear of rockets dropping from the sky. Sometimes it's violent fundamentalists taking over their cities. Sometimes it's the barrel bombs stuffed with TNT and nails.
Oscar Pistorius leaves nightclub after dispute

Oscar Pistorius leaves nightclub after dispute

South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius was involved in a nightclub dispute over the weekend, after another patron "started to aggressively interrogate him" on matters relating to his murder trial, his spokeswoman says.

At least 4 escaped from downed Ukraine plane near Russian border, official says

Four crew members escaped and two others were taken hostage from the crash of a Ukrainian transport plane hit by a rocket over the Luhansk region near the Russian border, a Ukrainian Defense Ministry spokesman Vladislav Seleznyov said Tuesday.<
Germany busts sausage cartel

Germany busts sausage cartel

LONDON (CNNMoney) -- It's enough to make you choke on your next Frankfurter! Germany's sausage makers have been ripping off retailers and consumers for years by operating a cartel to raise prices.
Kerry: 'Very real gaps' between Iran, West on nuclear program

Kerry: 'Very real gaps' between Iran, West on nuclear program

This week's negotiations on Iran's nuclear program haven't bridged "very real gaps" between the Middle Eastern nation and the West on the issue, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday.
Nigerian police say they've arrested senior Boko Haram member

Nigerian police say they've arrested senior Boko Haram member

Nigerian police have arrested a man claiming to be Boko Haram's "chief butcher" in an area identified as the Balmo Forest of northeastern Nigeria.
Suspect in Benghazi attack found dead

Suspect in Benghazi attack found dead

Faraj al-Shibli, who was suspected of involvement in the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, has been found dead, a Libyan source and locals in the town of Marj said.