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Poll: Americans cool to border-crossing children 

Poll: Americans cool to border-crossing children 

The new poll found 53 percent of Americans believe the United States has no moral obligation to offer asylum to people who escape violence or political persecution, while 44 percent believe it has that responsibility

Russia counts cost of new US, EU sanctions 

Russia counts cost of new US, EU sanctions 

The reaction in the stock markets in Moscow was mixed, as investors had sold off shares in Russian companies for the past two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed over east Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board. Western officials accuse Russia-backed separatists of bringing down the plane with a missile supplied by Moscow

AP ANALYSIS: Amid war, endgames in Gaza emerge 

AP ANALYSIS: Amid war, endgames in Gaza emerge 

While it is too early to say how all this will end, quiet diplomacy continues. There also is a growing sense that it can’t go on much longer — but then again, it might.

Sources: EU adopts tough new sanctions on Russia

Under the financial sanctions, Russian state-owned banks will be banned from selling bonds or equities with a maturity of over 90 days in European capital markets, the sources said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to make public statements.

Shelling adds to mounting civilian toll in Ukraine

Shelling adds to mounting civilian toll in Ukraine

“I ran out… An old woman told me, ‘Look, there is a man lying there.’

Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed

Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed

“It was like an earthquake,” Moussa al-Mabhouh, a volunteer for Gaza’s Civil Defense, said of the scene.

New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare

New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare

“The best thing would be if people did not travel when they were sick, but the problem is people won’t say when they’re sick.

In Iraq's Mosul, radicals unleash their vision

In Iraq’s Mosul, radicals unleash their vision

“The bombing of shrines … has nothing to do with Islam,” Abu Abaida, 44, a government employee, told the AP by phone from the city. ”

Muslims mark end of Ramadan with Eid celebrations

Muslims mark end of Ramadan with Eid celebrations

“All we think about is to stay safe,” said Fedaa Abul Atta, a nurse and mother of six.

Obama: Female oppression crippling parts of Africa

Obama: Female oppression crippling parts of Africa

“The most successful countries are the ones who treat their women well,” Obama said.