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Iraqi Parliament fails to name new leaders

Iraq

Parliament fails to name new leaders

Iraq's deadlocked Parliament failed Sunday to overcome the deep divisions hampering the formation of a new government, making no progress on choosing leaders amid a Sunni militant blitz that has overrun much of the country. The legislature is under pressure to choose a speaker of Parliament, president and prime minister. But just 30 minutes into Sunday's session, acting Speaker Mahdi al-Hafidh halted the proceedings until Tuesday.

Washington

Holder describes terror threat

Attorney General Eric Holder on Sunday expressed "extreme, extreme concern" over reports that bombmakers from Yemen responsible for the 2009 underwear-bomb plot are in Syria cooperating with foreign militants, possibly to formulate nearly undetectable explosive devices. Interviewed on ABC's This Week, Holder was asked about reports that the bombmakers are seeking a device to fit into a cellphone or a laptop. He seemed to confirm as much without explicitly saying so.

Jersey City, N.J.

Gunman lures officer to death

A gunman who killed a rookie officer responding to a report of an armed robbery at a drugstore early Sunday in Jersey City never tried to rob the store and instead lay in wait for police, telling a witness to watch the news because he was "going to be famous," authorities said. Lawrence Campbell shot Officer Melvin Santiago, 23, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop said. Fulop said other officers killed Campbell, 27.

Elsewhere

Russia: Russia on Sunday accused Ukraine of lobbing a shell over the border and killing a Russian civilian and warned of "irreversible consequences," in a sharp escalation of rhetoric over the conflict in east Ukraine.

Times wires

Iraqi Parliament fails to name new leaders 07/13/14 [Last modified: Monday, July 14, 2014 12:15am]
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