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Australia suspends live cattle trade to Indonesia

SYDNEY (AP) -- Australia late Tuesday suspended its 330 million Australian dollar ($350 million) a year live cattle trade with Indonesia after gruesome televised images exposed slaughterhouse practices there....

Gadhafi daughter files lawsuits over NATO campaign

PARIS (AP) -- Lawyers for Moammar Gadhafi's daughter filed suits Tuesday in Paris and Brussels, claiming war crimes by NATO and the alleged assassination in late April of four of the Libyan leader's relatives....

Associates of Peru president-elect address fears

LIMA, Peru (AP) -- Associates of Peru's new left-leaning president-elect did their best to calm investor fears, and the stock market rebounded Tuesday after plunging on concerns Ollanta Humala will be hostile to private enterprise....

Syrian envoy appears to quit on TV, then deny it

PARIS (AP) -- Syria's ambassador to France appeared to resign Tuesday on a French television network, then about an hour later Syrian state television aired her angry denial and threat to sue....

Puerto Rico anchor sues Carnival over image

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- A TV anchorman in Puerto Rico has sued Carnival Cruise Lines claiming the company has used his image in promotional materials without his consent....

Palestinian mosque set ablaze in West Bank

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Arsonists torched a West Bank mosque early Tuesday and scrawled Hebrew graffiti on one of its walls....

Gates piled up miles as wartime Pentagon chief

BRUSSELS (AP) -- Robert Gates' days as defense secretary now number just 24. But before he goes, consider this number: 646,094....

E. coli outbreak prompting experimental treatments

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) -- Faced with an unprecedented E. coli outbreak, a team of German doctors is trying something equally new: an antibiotic therapy that some fear could do more harm than good....

Syrian-American gay blogger missing in Damascus

BEIRUT (AP) -- A Syrian-American lesbian blogger known for her frank posts about her sexuality and her open criticism of President Bashar Assad's autocratic rule was detained after weeks on the run in the Syrian capital, her cousin and an activist said Tuesday....

China agrees to invest in Cuban oil refinery

HAVANA (AP) -- Cuba and China have signed a series of economic accords that include the expansion of an oil refinery in Cienfuegos....

Russia, Norway seal Barents Sea border deal

OSLO, Norway (AP) -- Russia and Norway have finally sealed an agreement dividing a long-disputed area in the Barents Sea after decades of negotiations....

Airlines aim to take hassle out of security checks

SINGAPORE (AP) -- Eye scanners and futuristic security tunnels may be standard in airports soon as the airline industry seeks to maintain safety while reducing the hassles of boarding a plane that deter some people from flying....

Experts criticize bungled German E. coli inquiry

LONDON (AP) -- Outside health experts and German lawmakers roundly criticized Germany on Tuesday for a bungled investigation into the world's deadliest E. coli outbreak, saying the infections should have been spotted much sooner....

NATO, Russia team up in anti-terror exercise

WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- NATO and Russia teamed up Tuesday to test their ability to fight terrorism, using a military transport plane to simulate a hijacking over Poland and sending in fighter planes to save it, an official said....

Nuclear skeptics, boosters debate safety issues

PARIS (AP) -- Germany is defending its decision to abandon nuclear power at an international meeting on improving nuclear safety worldwide after the crisis at Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant....

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