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Iraq: Kurdistan Regional Government Pursues Oil Autonomy

The Kurdistan Regional Government's Cabinet submitted to Congress two laws that would improve the country's autonomy over its oil sector, Rudaw Media Network reported Nov. 12.

China, U.S.: Climate Goals Unveiled

China and the United States unveiled goals to combat climate change by limiting greenhouse gasses, The Japan Times reported Nov. 12.

Libya: Car Bombings Kill 5 In Tobruk, Al Bayda

Car bombs detonated in the cities of Tobruk and al Bayda, Libya, on Nov. 12, killing 5 people and wounding at least 20 more, BBC reported.

Yemen: U.S. Drone Strike Kills 7 Al Qaeda Fighters

A U.S. drone strike killed seven al Qaeda fighters traveling to carry out an attack in Azzan, Yemen, The Daily Star Lebanon reported Nov. 12.

Ukraine: NATO Commander Confirms More Russian Troops And Equipment In East

NATO commander U.S. Gen. Philip Breedlove corroborated reports from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe that additional Russian military convoys had entered eastern Ukraine, RFE/RL reported Nov. 12.

Mexico: Protesters Set Fire To Ruling Party Headquarters

Protesters in Guerrero demanding justice for 43 students who have been missing since September set fire to the Institutional Revolutionary Party's (PRI) regional headquarters Nov. 11, RT reported.

Libya: Key Oil Field Back On Line

Libya has resumed production at the El Sharara oil field, a spokesman from the state National Oil Corp said Nov. 12, Reuters reported.

EU: Central Bank's Reform Will Fail, German Commentator Predicts

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi's idea to expand the bank's balance sheet to 3 trillion euros ($2.4 trillion) through Quantitative Easing will probably not boost economic activity in the Eurozone, German commentator Philip Plickert argued in the newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine.

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