Northern Ireland Police Arrest Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-05_51bef0d18e.jpgPeter Muhly/AFP/Getty Images (DUBLIN) -- Northern Ireland police arrested Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams in connection with the 1972 murder of Jean McConville. Adams is being questioned over the incident involving the mother of ten, who was abducted and killed. "Last month Gerry Adams said he was available to meet the PSNI about the Jean McConville case," a statement from the Irish Republican political party reads.

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Obama Headed to Europe in June

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-05_7f83b7760d.jpgU.S. Department of State (WASHINGTON) -- President Obama will travel to Poland, Belgium, and France in June -- set to attend the previously announced G-7 Summit -- and he'll make stops along the way. While in Warsaw, the president is expected to hold bilateral meetings and join leaders in commemorating the Polish Day of Freedom, marking the 25th anniversary of the country's emergence from the grip of communism.

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Biden Disputes Claims NATO Expansion Led to Russian Aggression

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-05_0e4c8059e3.jpgMandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Vice President Joe Biden disputed criticism Wednesday that ties to Russia were deteriorated by NATO extending into eastern Europe. While speaking to the Atlantic Council, Biden said the current crisis was not born during NATO expansion 15 years ago. “It was born in the Kremlin. It was born in Putin's mind," he said. "It has nothing to do with the fact that we expanded NATO.”

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State: 17,800-Plus People Killed Globally in Terrorist Attacks in 2013

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-05_4332f3eb0d.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- Nearly 18,000 people lost their lives in 2013 as a result of terrorist attacks -- the first jump in fatalities after a steady decline over the past five years -- much due to a sharp uptick in violence in Iraq, according to statistics released Wednesday by the State Department. The numbers, reported Wednesday as part of the State Department’s Country Reports on Terrorism 2013, show that of the 17,891 deaths by terror attack, more than a third -- 6,378 -- occurred in Iraq.

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Deadly String of Car Bomb Attacks in Syria

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_c7c84f328c.jpgiStock Editorial/Thinkstock (DAMASCUS, Syria) -- A series of car bomb attacks Tuesday against pro-government sections of Damascus and Homs killed more than 50 people and injured dozens, according to Syria’s official news agency and activist reports. The official news agency said the deadliest attack occurred in Homs when a car bomb exploded near an intersection, killing at least 36 and wounding 85 others.

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