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- Pentagon to transport African troops to Central African Republic
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- Ukraine leader to talk with protesters; Washington urges caution
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- Israeli P.M. Netanyahu backs out of Mandela funeral
- Elian Gonzalez makes first trip outside Cuba since custody battle
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Cuba to release last dissidents
The decision will clear Cuban jails of the last of 75 prominent intellectuals, opposition leaders and activists whose imprisonment on charges including treason has long soured relations with the outside world.
Ex-president Katsav sentenced to 7 years
TEL AVIV, Israel |An Israeli court sentenced former Israeli President Moshe Katsav to prison for seven years Tuesday for a rape conviction, rejecting his attorneys’ request for leniency and making him the highest-ranking Israeli official sentenced to prison.
In December, the Tel Aviv District Court convicted Katsav, 65, of raping a former employee and sexually harassing two other women who used to work for him. He also was convicted of indecent acts and obstruction of justice.
Afghan forces to lead in securing 7 areas
KABUL | An emboldened Afghan president said Tuesday that his nation’s security forces will take over from the U.S.-led coalition in seven parts of the country, a first step toward his goal of having Afghan police and soldiers in charge by the end of 2014 so foreign combat troops can go home.
The tenuous step comes despite NATO predictions of bloody fighting this spring and Afghans’ fears that their forces aren’t up to the task.
In a speech peppered with criticism of the international military and civilian effort, President Hamid Karzai presented himself as a national leader and said the Afghan forces were on a path toward self-sufficiency.
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Beijing's creeping aggression signals a challenge to U.S. presence in the Asian Pacific
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