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  • Klimt painting looted by Nazis sold for $40M in NY

    A 1915 painting by Gustav Klimt that was looted by the Nazis and returned to the owner's grandson has sold for $40.4 million at auction.

  • Demonstrators hold petitions asking President Obama to protect Iranians at Camp Ashraf in Iraq during a rally at the White House on Saturday. (Associated Press)

    Lawmakers fear Iranian dissidents face assault in Iraq

    Nearly three dozen U.S. lawmakers are urging U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to prevent a fresh outbreak of violence at a camp for former Iranian resistance fighters in Iraq.

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    Palestinian efforts to join U.N. agencies beyond its cultural arm are "not beneficial for anybody" and will lead to cuts in funding sure to affect millions of people, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned Thursday.

  • **FILE** Rebel fighters fire weapons in Benghazi, Libya, during the funeral of Abdul-Gader Al-Faitori, a rebel fighter who died after being injured a month earlier during combat with pro-Gadhafi forces. (Associated Press)

    Libya struggles to secure loose weapons

    More than two months after the fall of Tripoli, Libya's new leaders are still struggling to secure massive weapons depots, stop the smuggling of munitions out of the country and disarm thousands of fighters who brought down Moammar Gadhafi's regime.

  • Protesters wave a large Syrian flag during a demonstration against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad in front of the Arab League headquarters in Cairo on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

    Syrian tanks fire on Homs in defiance of Arab-brokered deal

    Syrian tanks mounted with machine guns fired on a city at the center of the country's uprising Thursday, defying a day-old agreement between the Syrian government and the Arab League to end nearly eight months of bloodshed, activists said.

  • Occupy Oakland protesters cheer as they take over tractor-trailers loaded with shipping containers at the Port of Oakland on Wednesday, effectively shutting down the United States' fifth-busiest port during a day of nonstop protesting in the California city. (Associated Press)

    Oakland clashes cloud image of Occupy movement

    Occupy Wall Street supporters who staged rallies that shut down the nation's fifth-busiest port during a day of protests condemned on Thursday the demonstrators who clashed with police in the latest flare-up of violence in Oakland.

  • Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen speaks during the monthly NATO media briefing in Brussels on Thursday. (Associated Press)

    Alliance backs diplomacy on Iran, declares 'no intention' to intervene

    NATO has "no intention whatsoever" of intervening in Iran, the alliance's top official said in response to reports that some governments may be planning a military strike against Tehran's nuclear program.

  • Viktor Bout is escorted off a flight from Bangkok to New York last November during his extradition to face trial on charges of transporting weapons. A jury found him guilty on all counts Wednesday. (Associated Press)

    International arms dealer convicted in conspiracy

    International arms dealer Viktor Bout, the so-called "Merchant of Death," was convicted Wednesday in federal court in New York in a multimillion-dollar conspiracy to finance a fleet of aircraft to arm bloody conflicts and support rogue regimes worldwide.

  • U.S. Army soldiers and Uganda People's Defense Force soldiers participate in a closing ceremony for operation Atlas Drop 11, an annual joint aerial delivery exercise, in Soroti, Uganda, in April. While putting few U.S. troops at risk, the United States is providing intelligence and training to fight militants across the continent, from Mauritania in the west along the Atlantic Ocean, to Somalia in the east along the Indian Ocean. (Associated Press)

    U.S. mission putting fewer troops at risk

    By the time U.S. military forces left Somalia in 1994 after entering the lawless nation more than a year earlier to stop a famine, 44 Army soldiers, Marines and airmen had been killed and dozens more wounded.

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