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Chemical weapons team attacked but safe in Syria

A convoy of chemical weapons inspectors came under attack Tuesday while traveling to the site of a suspected chlorine gas attack in Syria, but all staff members were safe, the international watchdog agency said.


Clinton proud of diplomatic accomplishments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says in an excerpt from her upcoming book that she wishes she could go back and revisit some of her decisions but she is "proud of what we accomplished" at the State Department.

GOP pressing Obama to confront Russia over nukes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is stepping up pressure on the White House to confront Russia over allegations that it is cheating on a key nuclear arms treaty — a faceoff that could further strain U.S.-Moscow relations and dampen President Barack Obama's hopes to add deeper cuts in nuclear arsenals to his legacy.


Thai troops detain gov't minister who blasted coup

BANGKOK (AP) — Armed troops detained a Thai Cabinet minister who defiantly emerged from hiding on Tuesday to condemn last week's military coup and urge a return to civilian rule, in the first public appearance by any member of the ousted government.


Dozens reported killed in eastern Ukraine fighting

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — The eastern city of Donetsk was in turmoil Tuesday a day after government forces used fighter jets to stop pro-Russia separatists from taking over the airport. Dozens were reported killed and the mayor went on television to urge residents to stay indoors.


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg ordered to appear in court

A judge in southern Iran has ordered Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear in court to answer complaints by individuals who say Facebook-owned applications Instagram and Whatsapp violate their privacy, semiofficial news agency ISNA reported.


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