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Amid Russian warning, Ukraine's in a security bind

By YURAS KARMANAU | 04/23/14 06:31 PM

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's highly publicized goal to recapture police stations and government buildings seized by pro-Russia forces in the east produced little action on the ground Wednesday but ignited foreboding words from Moscow. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned that...
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France unveils plan to stop youths joining jihad

By ELAINE GANLEY | 04/23/14 02:00 PM

PARIS (AP) — France wants to deter youths from joining the ranks of Islamist militants in Syria's civil war, and is planning a series of tough-love measures that answer the pleas of parents and seek to protect the nation from battle-hardened returnees. The measures announced Wednesday include...
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Airport security vulnerabilities not uncommon

By JUSTIN PRITCHARDMARTHA MENDOZA | 04/23/14 05:30 PM

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — For all the tens of billions of dollars the nation has spent on screening passengers and their bags, few airports made a comparable investment to secure the airplanes. As the case of the San Jose stowaway shows, it did not take a sophisticated plan for a 15-year-old...
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