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Australian court rejects law allowing gay marriage
Australia's highest court has thrown out a fledgling law that had begun allowing the country's first gay marriages just days ago.
Brazil goverment may backtrack on auto safety laws
Brazil's government is considering delaying implementation of a law requiring that all passenger cars produced in the country come equipped with airbags and anti-lock braking systems by Jan. 1.
Ukraine's president is a political survivor
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has a history of being humiliated, most memorably in the 2004 Orange Revolution that deprived him of the presidency.
Air Canada places $6.5 billion Boeing order
Air Canada plans to spend up to $6.5 billion to buy 61 narrow-body aircraft from Boeing as it moves to update its fleet over the next decade.
New Zealand drops charges against deadly mine boss
New Zealand's government has dropped charges against the former boss of a coal mine where 29 miners died and instead has accepted a financial settlement.
Media urge Syria rebels to stop journalist abductions
Major international news organizations sent a letter to the leadership of the armed opposition in Syria Wednesday, calling for urgent action against rebel groups increasingly targeting journalists for kidnappings.
Russia would answer conventional attack with nukes, official says
A Russian Cabinet member on Wednesday said that Moscow reserves the right to use nuclear weapons in response to a possible conventional non-nuclear strike in the future.
Russia adopts new symbol for its currency
Russia's Central Bank has adopted an official symbol for the national currency, the ruble, which has been approved in a public vote -- much like the dollar sign stands for U.S. currency.
NSA says global surveillance best way to protect US
The chief of the NSA said he knows of no better way to protect the U.S. from foreign threats than with spy programs that collect billions of phone and Internet records from around the world.
Obama Administration assisting poor Holocaust survivors
The Obama administration is working to help Holocaust survivors in the United States by coordinating assistance, working with aid groups and using diplomatic means to help recover property confiscated during the Nazi era.
UN commander in Congo warns rebels: Disarm or else
UN says major offensive begins against Congo rebels
Argentina demands end to looting amid police strikes
Man who claims FBI abuse faces uphill legal battle
Sanctions possible against Ukraine, US officials say
US halting nonlethal aid to Syria, White House says
Force in Ukraine is unacceptable, White House says
UK says cure or drug for dementia possible by 2025
Germany monitoring several fighters back from Syria
Netanyahu is a mystery, Israeli opposition leader says
Lawyer for Pakistani doctor who helped CIA receiving threats
Witness at UK hacking trial says Brooks, Morgan joked
US skeptical North Korea moves will ease nuke tensions
UN: 230 million children under 5 never registered
Cuban dissidents detained on Human Rights Day
Romania: lawmakers again reject Canadian project
UK tourist moves toward suits in NYC taxi crash
Nicaragua leader moves closer to indefinite power
Signing US-Afghan pact will reduce uncertainty, officials say
CIA papers show Panetta spilled bin Laden secrets
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