OSCE Lost Contact with Monitoring Missing in Luhansk, Ukraine

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-05_bf1491fc8f.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (KIEV, Ukraine) -- The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe says it lost contact with five members of a monitoring mission in Luhansk on Thursday night. The team was stopped by armed men in the town of Severodonetsk, Ukraine, the OSCE says. The team is made up of four OSCE monitors and a Ukrainian language assistant.

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Kerry to Join Obama on Europe Trip

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-05_3e9a1ed602.jpgState Department photo/ Public Domain (WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of State John Kerry will join President Obama in Europe next week, meeting with his Polish counterpart and visiting Warsaw, Poland; Paris, France; and Normandy, France. Kerry will meet with Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski, on the first leg of the trip. He will also attend meetings with President Obama in Warsaw and Paris.

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El-Sisi Elected President of Egypt

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-05_2ec7bcf1b5.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (CAIRO, Egypt) -- Extended voting made no difference in the outcome of Egypt's presidential election as former military strongman Abdel Fattah el-Sisi captured 92 percent of the votes cast in the three-day election. No one had given challenger Hamdeen Sabahi much of a chance to win anyway, which might explain the low turnout at the polls. It's estimated that 46 percent of the country's eligible voters cast ballots from Monday through Wednesday.

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US Officials Believe Suicide Bomber in Syria is American

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-05_48bce4245f.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (DAMASCUS, Syria) -- Top United States intelligence officials believe a suicide bomber in Syria was an American citizen. American officials are reviewing a video that reportedly shows a truck being loaded with shells and driving towards its target. Government sources say the suspect is a U.S. citizen from Florida-- the first American to carry out a suicide attack in Syria.

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William and Kate Get Serenaded by Bagpipers in Scotland

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-05_97f0a2ed3e.jpgAndrew Milligan - WPA Pool /Getty Images (EDINBURG, Scotland) -- Prince William and Kate Middleton attended their first official engagement in Scotland since their hugely successful trip to Australia and New Zealand last month. The couple greeted well-wishers in Crieff, were serenaded by bagpipers and met with a group of brownies and scouts at a school.

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