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  • Italy arrests smugglers accused of killing dozens

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    MILAN (AP) — Italian authorities have arrested five alleged human traffickers accused of murder in the deaths of dozens migrants who were either stabbed to death or perished of engine fume inhalation inside the overcrowded hold of a smuggling boat. Italian police said the five...

  • Germany, France, Italy condemn anti-Semitic demos

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    BERLIN (AP) — The foreign ministers of Germany, France and Italy on Tuesday condemned the rise in anti-Semitic protests and violence over the conflict in Gaza, saying they will do everything possible to combat it in their countries. "Anti-Semitic rhetoric and hostility against Jews,...

  • Parents of abducted girls, escapees meet president

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — President Goodluck Jonathan met for the first time Tuesday with parents of 219 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls and dozens of classmates who managed to escape from their Islamic extremist captors. Jonathan assured them of his determination that those still in...

  • British experts to analyze MH17 black boxes

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — Black boxes from the Malaysia Airlines plane downed in eastern Ukraine will be examined by U.K. air accident investigators, Britain's prime minister said Tuesday. British experts at the Air Accidents Investigation Branch will retrieve data from the flight recorders for...

  • Saudi stock market to allow foreign investment

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Saudi government has approved a measure that will open the region's largest stock market to direct foreign investment next year, news that sent the exchange surging Tuesday to its highest level in nearly seven years. The Tadawul All Share Index closed...

  • Egypt: 20 'terrorists' carried out border attack

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    CAIRO (AP) — The spokesman of Egypt's military says 20 "terrorists" carried out a deadly border post attack that killed 22 soldiers, the deadliest assault on Egypt's military in years. A statement posted Tuesday on the official Facebook page of military spokesman Brig. Gen. Mohammed...

  • Report finds Islamic plot to control UK schools

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — A British government investigation found evidence Tuesday that Muslim fundamentalists successfully gained control of some schools, raising fears that pupils are now vulnerable to radicalization. It said there was an "effective take-over" by like-minded people of a...

  • Coast Guard rescues sailors off SC coast

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A Coast Guard cutter has reached a couple in distress on a sailboat about 130 miles off the South Carolina coast. The Coast Guard said the cutter Tarpon reached the 38-foot Sea Heather around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. A 35-year-old man and woman on the boat had...

  • Christie names new homeland security director

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has chosen a CIA official to lead New Jersey's Department of Homeland Security and Preparedness. Christie announced his choice Christopher Rodriguez on Tuesday. He's due to start in the position on Monday. Rodriguez has spent more than a...

  • Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

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    The Dallas Morning News. July 21, 2014. Perry's plan to add troops to border won't ease this crisis Gov. Rick Perry's plan to activate 1,000 Texas National Guard troops for duty near the border with Mexico will do little to ease the crisis caused by the arrival of 57,000...

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