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Car bomb attacks kill 28 people in Baghdad

BAGHDAD (AP) — A wave of car bombings in mainly Shiite areas of Baghdad killed 28 people on Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a surge in violence that has been the most serious challenge to the government's efforts to achieve stability across Iraq.

German FM in Ukraine to help broker dialogue

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Germany's foreign minister flew to Ukraine Tuesday to help start talks between the Ukrainian government and its foes following the declaration of independence by two eastern regions.

Israeli court sentences ex-PM Olmert to 6 years

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced on Tuesday to six years in prison for his role in a wide-ranging bribery case, capping a stunning fall from grace for one of the most powerful men in the country and marking the climax in a lengthy campaign against corruption in Israeli public life.