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  • 1 dead, 3 wounded in stabbing at asylum center in Sweden

    4 minutes ago

    (AP) HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish police say they have arrested a man suspected of killing one person and wounding three others during a fight between asylum-seekers. Soderhamn Police spokesman Christer Nordstrom said Sunday they are holding a man in his early ...

  • The Latest: Iran offers to help Syria with air defenses

    31 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the civil war in Syria (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Iran's air defense chief says his country is ready to help defend Syria's airspace. The semi-official Tasnim news agency on Sunday quoted Gen. Farzad ...

  • Jamaican carries spirit of Cool Runnings into Youth Olympics

    31 minutes ago

    (AP) LILLEHAMMER, Norway (AP) — Daniel Mayhew was less than enthusiastic when his physical education teacher first suggested the 17-year old Jamaican take up bobsledding. "I was like, 'I'm not doing that' because of the cold and everything and I didn't ...

  • Multiple crises challenge European Union ahead of summit

    42 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — NATO warships are steaming toward the Aegean Sea in an escalated bid to impose order on the chaotic arrival of more than 1 million migrants, which has not abated despite the wintry weather in southern Europe. Informal ...

  • Women's WC downhill cancelled due to soft snow conditions

    1 hour, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — The rescheduled women's World Cup downhill race in Crans-Montana has been cancelled for safety reasons due to soft snow conditions. The race was originally scheduled for Saturday but was moved to Sunday, in place of the ...

  • Egypt policeman's conviction overturned in protester's death

    1 hour, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's highest appeals court has overturned the conviction of a police officer sentenced to 15 years for the killing of a female protester in January last year. Cassation Court Judge Taha Qassim also ordered a retrial of ...

  • Obama faces challenge in forging front vs. China sea actions

    1 hour, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) MANILA, Philippines (AP) — With the symbolic handshakes and unity photo-op, President Barack Obama's high-profile summit with Southeast Asian leaders in California this week aims to step up pressure against China's increasingly worrisome behavior in disputed waters. Forging a common ...

  • Suspected former Nazi camp guard dies in Croatia at 92

    1 hour, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A suspected former Nazi prison guard at Auschwitz and other death camps, Jakob Denzinger, has died in his native Croatia. He was 92. The death announcement by Denzinger's family says he was buried Saturday at a ...

  • Putin, Obama discuss Syria, Ukraine

    2 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin says Vladimir Putin and President Barack Obama have held a telephone conversation about the Syrian war and the unresolved conflict in Ukraine. A Sunday statement said the call took place at Washington's initiative, but didn't ...

  • Rihanna, Usher, Wonder honor Lionel Richie on Grammy weekend

    2 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rihanna, Usher, Stevie Wonder and John Legend paid tribute to Lionel Richie in a musical tribute touching on his roots in R&B to his string of romantic, easy-listening ballads that ruled the airwaves in the 1980s. ...

  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    2 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Republican presidential candidates John Kasich and Marco Rubio; Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Kasich, Rubio; Republican presidential candidate Donald ...

  • Indonesian officials, clerics ban Valentine's Day observance

    2 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian officials and Muslim clerics have banned young Muslims from celebrating Valentine's Day, arguing that the observance runs against Islamic teachings. In Banda Aceh, the capital of the devout Muslim province of Aceh, thousands of high ...

  • Republic of Congo: Ex-army chief to run for president

    2 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo (AP) — The former chief of staff of Republic of Congo's army has announced he will be running as a candidate in the March 20 presidential election. Gen. Jean Marie Michel Mokoko, 69, made the announcement ...

  • DiCaprio favored for best-actor prize at Britain's BAFTAs

    2 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio could add to his accolades for grisly survival story "The Revenant" with a win at the British Academy Film Awards. DiCaprio is bookies' favorite to take the best-actor trophy at Sunday's ceremony, considered a portent ...

  • Netanyahu: US Vice President Biden may visit Israel

    3 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says staffers for U.S. Vice President Joe Biden are arriving in Israel ahead of Biden's possible visit to the country. At a Cabinet meeting Sunday, Netanyahu cited media reports that Biden was ...

  • 5 British men killed in road accident near Stockholm

    3 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish police say that the five people killed Saturday when their car plunged off the road into a canal in Sweden were British citizens. Stockholm Police spokesman Martin Bergholm said Sunday the five victims were men aged ...

  • Opposition activists say Turkey shelling Kurds in Syria

    3 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — Opposition activists say Turkey has shelled positions held by the main Kurdish militia in northern Syria for a second day Sunday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights activist group says two fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces ...

  • Saudi Arabia shoots down Scud missile fired from Yemen

    3 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen says the kingdom has shot down a Scud missile fired from Yemen. The coalition said in a statement carried Sunday by the official Saudi Press Agency said ...

  • Kerry in Albania to press reform

    3 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) TIRANA, Albania (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is visiting Albania to make a push for the Balkan nation to enact a major package of judicial and legislative reforms. Kerry was making a brief stop in the capital ...

  • Somalia's president: Many fight for al-Shabab for money

    3 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) MUNICH (AP) — Somalia's president says military forces have made inroads in their fight against al-Shabab militants but the key to defeating them lies in providing better opportunities for the country's youth. President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on Sunday told a ...

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