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Ex-Spy Tells of Bond-Style Escape After 'Torture' Threat

A former French spy has told how, after being accused of a multimillion-dollar fraud in Dubai, he disguised himself as an Arab woman and fled to international waters in a rubber dingy.

Thousands Flee as Massive Wildfire Nears Athens

The fires near the capital raged for a third day, blackening thousands of hectares of rugged land covered by pine forest or thick bushes

Envoys Convey Message From Kim Jong Il to S. Korea

President Lee Myung-bak and three North Korean officials discussed inter-Korean cooperation during the half-hour meeting at the presidential Blue House in Seoul

Report: Italy Premier Urged to Get Sex Addiction Treatment

Members of Silvio BerlusconiĀ’s entourage are urging the prime minister to seek treatment in a clinic for sex addiction.

Iraqi Official: Baghdad Bombings a Possible Inside Job

Iraq's foreign minister said Saturday that those who carried out bombings that targeted government buildings in the Iraqi capital received help to pull off the attacks, possibly from Iraqi security forces.

Fury Over Images of Qaddafi Hugging Lockerbie Bomber

Images of Libyan leader Colonel Muammar al-Qaddafi embracing the Lockerbie bomber when he arrived in Tripoli are sparking fresh international outrage after the convicted terrorist enjoyed a hero's welcome in his native country.

Britain Under Pressure Amid Lockerbie Release

Britain's leaders faced new pressure Saturday to explain any role they might have had in the release of the Lockerbie bomber after Libya's leader Muammar al-Qaddafi credited senior officials and members of the royal family for influencing the decisio

Massachusetts Braces for Hurricane Bill as Storm Nears

A tropical storm warning was issued for the Massachusetts coast Saturday as waves from Hurricane Bill pounded Bermuda and people from Florida to New England braced for high surf and rip currents from the storm.

Taliban Cut Off Fingers of 2 Afghan Voters

Taliban militants cut off the ink-stained fingers of two Afghan voters in the militant south during the presidential election, the country's top election monitoring group said Saturday.