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Greek Navy Tows Disabled Vessel Carrying Migrants to Safety

An estimated 700 people were on the 250-foot cargo ship that is now anchored off the Aegean island of Crete, according to the official.

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E.U. Parliament, in Nonbinding Measure, Calls for Breaking Up Google

While the vote poses no immediate threat to the company, it symbolizes the growing resentment in Europe toward the American technology titan.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Stalin, Father of Ukraine?

His rule saw the formation of a land with a strong national consciousness, a legacy that Putin prefers to ignore.

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Sinosphere Blog: Dai Xiang’s Modern Take on a Classic Chinese Painting

The artist borrows the visual and conceptual framework of “Along the River During the Qingming Festival,” a 12-century painting, to produce a patchwork of vignettes of everyday Chinese society.

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Reuters World News

Suicide bomber kills five in attack on British embassy car in Kabul: officials

KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber attacked a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital on Thursday, killing five people, including one Briton, the ministry of interior said.

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Iran Supreme Leader says not opposed to extension of nuclear talks

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader made clear on Thursday he backed extended nuclear talks with world powers, shoring up Tehran's negotiating team against attacks by his hardline acolytes for failing to strike a deal that could have meant major relief from sanctions.
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New parliament coalition proposes Yatseniuk stays on as PM

KIEV (Reuters) - A newly formed five-party coalition in the Ukrainian parliament on Thursday nominated Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk to stay on as head of the government.
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Israel says foiled Hamas plans for Jerusalem attacks

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel said on Thursday it had foiled plans by Islamist group Hamas to attack Israelis in Jerusalem's largest soccer stadium, other parts of the city and the occupied West Bank.
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