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Argentina's president shuffles key posts

ArgentinaArgentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner shuffled key posts in her administration Tuesday, a move aimed at regaining control over the secret service and appeasing political veterans ahead of the 2015 presidential election.

Obama 'intends' to sign Russia sanctions bill

Obama President Barack Obama intends to sign legislation that imposes further sanctions on Russia, and provide additional aid to Ukraine, the White House announced Tuesday.

150 women executed after refusing to marry ISIL militant

150 women executed after refusing to marry ISIL militantAt least 150 women who refused to marry militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, were executed in the western Iraqi province of Al-Anbar, Iraq's Ministry of Human Rights said.

Houthi militants storm oil company HQ in Sanaa

Houthi militants storm oil company HQ in SanaaDozens of Shiite Houthi militants have stormed the headquarters of a state-run oil company in Yemeni capital Sanaa and prevented its employees from entering or leaving the premises, a source at the company said.

Hong Kong 'snub' to British parliament

Hong Kong Hong Kongs top politician has snubbed British lawmakers who invited him to give evidence about the handover of power in the territory, one of the parliamentarians said Wednesday.

Will Russia retreat in Ukraine?

Will Russia retreat in Ukraine?The Russian economy is unquestionably in crisis. Western sanctions are, at least, making that crisis hurt more, and in sensitive spots. Will economic woes ultimately affect policy, and spur a retreat from Ukraine?

North Korea paves way for another 'great' leader

North Korea paves way for another North Koreans paid their respect to the communist Kim dynasty Wednesday as tens of thousands gathered to commemorate the death of Dear Leader Kim Jong-il.

EU court orders Hamas removal from terror blacklist

EU court orders Hamas removal from terror blacklistA European court ruled Wednesday that Hamas must be removed from the EU's terrorism blacklist.

PLO seeks UN resolution to end Israeli occupation

PLO seeks UN resolution to end Israeli occupationThe PLO is to push on Wednesday with a draft UN resolution demanding an end to Israeli occupation despite warnings the United States is ready to veto the measure.

Kerry: US seeks to 'carefully calibrate' steps on UN bid

Kerry: US seeks to US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday called for caution in Middle East talks, saying there was a need to "carefully calibrate" any steps taken.