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Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov resigns

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov offered to step down after anti-government protests sparked street violence four months before parliamentary elections are scheduled to take place. The premier, who has been in office since 2009, told the Sofia-based assembly he will submit his resignation before lawmakers were scheduled to vote on Cabinet changes involving the replacement of Finance Minister Simeon Djankov, ...

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101st returns to Afghanistan, but different role

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — The 101st Airborne Division is headed to Afghanistan for the third time in five years, but the division’s commanding general, Maj. Gen. James McConville, says his forces have to be more adaptive and agile as they set the stage for the 2014 withdrawal of U.S. combat forces. About…

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Thieves steal $50 million in diamonds from Brussels airport

When the armored car set off for the Brussels airport carrying $50 million worth of precious stones from Antwerp’s diamond district, eight gunmen knew all about it. One of the biggest diamond heists in recent memory was about to go down. The thieves surely knew it would be too risky to make their move in Antwerp, which is the world ...

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PlayStation 4 unveiled at NY event

NEW YORK (AP) — Sony unveiled its next-generation gaming system, PlayStation 4, at an event in New York, saying the console will be part of a new ecosystem focused on hardware, software and “the fastest, most powerful gaming network.” “Our long-term vision is to reduce download times of digital titles to zero,” said Mark Cerny, Sony’s lead system architect on ...

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Pirates take six foreigners hostage in Nigeria

A tanker. Photo: Reuters LAGOS: Armed pirates who stormed an oil service ship off Nigeria have kidnapped six foreigners and demanded a $US1.3 million ($1.26 million) ransom for their release, the police and military say. “Three of those abducted are from Ukraine, two from India, one from Russia,” Bayelsa state police spokesman Fidelis Odunna said of the Sunday attack. Ukraine’s ...

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French special forces in Cameroon helping hostage probe

YAOUNDE: French special forces have arrived in northern Cameroon to help locate a French family who were kidnapped on Tuesday and moved to Nigeria, a local governor said on Wednesday. The abduction of three adults and four children highlights the risk to French nationals and interests in Africa since Paris sent forces to Mali to oust Islamist rebels. “French special ...

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Tunisia PM resigns after cabinet initiative fails

BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA Associated Press= TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia’s prime minister announced his resignation Tuesday following a failed effort to form a technocratic government to see the country out of its political crisis. The resignation is expected to further deepen the country’s political instability, which earlier Tuesday prompted an international ratings agency to downgrade the government’s credit rating. Tunisians ...

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Syria needs grow, rebel-held north out of reach: U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) – The rebel-held north of Syria remains largely out of reach to aid operations, even though they have been stepped up elsewhere in the country torn by civil war, U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos said on Tuesday. “We are watching a humanitarian tragedy unfold before our eyes,” Amos told a news briefing. “We must do all we can ...

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