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Iraq lawmakers' wrangling holds up session

Posted: July 8, 2014 at 3:48 a.m.

BAGHDAD -- With political leaders deadlocked, Iraq's parliament fought Monday over when to hold its next session, potentially delaying the formation of a new government for weeks despite the threat from extremists who have seized control of a large chunk of the country and who have declared the establishment of an Islamic state.

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3 bridges razed near Ukraine rebel bastion

A car travels past a destroyed pro-Russian APC near the city of Slovyansk, Donetsk Region, eastern Ukraine Monday, July 7, 2014. Ukraine's president Petro Poroshenko has called the capture of the Pro-Russian separatist stronghold of Slovyansk a "turning point" in the fight for control of the country's east. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

NOVOBAKHMUTIVKA, Ukraine -- Three bridges on key roads leading into the Ukrainian city of Donetsk were blown u... Read »

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Ex-Georgian president, 86, dies

CORRECTS DATE OF DEATH FROM JUNE 7 TO JULY 7  FILE - In this Tuesday, May 12, 2009 file photo, former Georgian president and ex-Soviet foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze speaks to The Associated Press in Tbilisi, Georgia. Eduard Shevardnadze, a groundbreaking Soviet foreign minister and later the president of an independent Georgia, died Monday, July 7, 2014  at the age of 86, his spokeswoman said. (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov, file)

TBILISI, Georgia -- Eduard Shevardnadze, a groundbreaking Soviet foreign minister and later the president of a... Read »