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Russia cuts gas supply to Ukraine as tensions soar

FILE – In this Wednesday May 21, 2014 file photo, a Ukrainian worker operates a valve in a gas storage point in Bil ‘che-Volicko-Ugerske underground gas storage facilities in Strij, outside Lviv, Ukraine. Russia on Monday, June 16, 2014, cut gas supplies to Ukraine as...
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A look at the Russian-Ukrainian gas dispute

FILE – In this Wednesday May 21, 2014 file photo, gas pipeline station workers walk past the gas pressure engines in Zakarpattia region, Western Ukraine, 15 kms on border with Slovakia in Uzhgorod, Ukraine. Russia on Monday, June 16, 2014, cut gas supplies to Ukraine as a...
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Russia cuts gas supply to Ukraine as tensions soar

FILE – In this Wednesday May 21, 2014 file photo, a Ukrainian worker operates a valve in a gas storage point in Bil ‘che-Volicko-Ugerske underground gas storage facilities in Strij, outside Lviv, Ukraine. Russia on Monday, June 16, 2014, cut gas supplies to Ukraine as...
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Sunni militants capture Iraqi city near Syria

Security forces patrol on Tahrir Square in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, June 16, 2014. Sunni militants captured a key northern Iraqi town along the highway to Syria early on Monday, compounding the woes of Iraq’s Shiite-led government a week after it lost a vast swath of...
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Kerry: US open to talks with Iran over Iraq

FILE – This June 12, 2014 file photo shows Secretary of State John Kerry listens during a meeting between President Barack Obama and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. With Baghdad threatened by the advance of an...
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Gunmen singled out non-Muslims in Kenya attack

A member of the Kenyan security forces walks past the body of one of those who were killed by militants, in the village of Kibaoni just outside the town of Mpeketoni, about 100 kilometers (60 miles) from the Somali border on the coast of Kenya, Monday, June 16, 2014. Dozens of...
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Iraqi Christians flee homes amid militant push

In this Sunday, June 15, 2014 photo, an Iraqi child works on a temporary mosaic of Pope Francis’ face made from the area’s produce, including wheat, beans and lentils to commemorate an upcoming harvest feast, at the Chaldean Church of the Virgin Mary of the Harvest,...

48 Kenyans dead: Witness: Gunmen spared Muslims

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Dozens of extremists attacked a Kenyan coastal town for hours, killing those who couldn’t answer questions about Islam and those who didn’t know the Somali language, officials and witnesses said Monday. At least 48 people were killed and two hotels were set...

Sunni militants capture northern Iraqi town

BAGHDAD (AP) — Sunni militants captured a key northern Iraqi town along the highway to Syria early on Monday, compounding the woes of Iraq’s Shiite-led government a week after it lost a vast swath of territory to the insurgents in the country’s north. The town of Tal Afar, with a...

Russia cuts gas supply to Ukraine

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Monday cut gas supplies to Ukraine as a payment deadline passed and negotiators failed to reach a deal on gas prices and unpaid bills amid continued fighting in eastern Ukraine. The decision does not immediately affect the gas flow to Europe, but could...