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  • O'Malley: Presidency 'not some crown' families should share

    1 hour, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Potential Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley says the country needs new perspectives, and he's criticizing the prospects of another Clinton and Bush seeking the White House again. The former Maryland government tells ABC's "This Week" that the ...

  • Israel premier expresses 'deep concern' on pending Iran deal

    1 hour, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that he has "deep concern" over a pending nuclear deal the West appears close to signing with Israel's arch-enemy Iran. Netanyahu said that he conveyed those fears to visiting American ...

  • US troops drive in eastern Europe to show defense readiness

    1 hour, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) PRAGUE (AP) — A convoy of U.S. troops driving through eastern Europe that opponents threatened to block has entered Czech territory. In a campaign on Facebook and pro-Russia media, activists condemned the convoy, pledging to stop it. But opponents were ...

  • Q&A: Plans for an Arab joint intervention force

    2 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — Arab League member nations formally announced on Sunday an agreement to form a joint military force. While details of how such a force would actually operate remain thin, the agreement is a telling sign of a new ...

  • Activists: Syria government forces killed detainees in Idlib

    2 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say members of a Syrian security agency killed more than a dozen detainees before evacuating a detention center in a northwestern city captured by opposition fighters. The activists said the killings were conducted shortly before rebels ...

  • UN warns emergency fund for Palestinians in Syria near empty

    3 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The UN agency that supports Palestinian refugees says just four percent of its emergency work in Syria has been funded so far this year. UNRWA spokesman Christopher Gunness says the agency needs around $250 ...

  • Pope prays for Alps plane crash victims

    3 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — Pope Francis has prayed for the victims of the Germanwings plane crash, as French authorities say they are making progress recovering the bodies of those killed in Tuesday's crash. Francis offered the prayer after Palm Sunday Mass ...

  • Cameroon residents kill suspected C. African Republic rebels

    4 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — A local official says residents in eastern Cameroon killed "several" suspected fighters from Central African Republic who were trying to carry out a large-scale kidnapping. Samuel Dieudonne Ivaha Diboua said the incident occurred late Saturday night ...

  • India's upstart anti-graft party shows signs of unraveling

    4 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW DELHI (AP) — Just a few weeks ago, the upstart Aam Aadmi Party, or Common Man's Party, was seen by many as a breath of fresh air in the chaotic, corruption-tainted world of Indian politics, promising to root out ...

  • Nigerians continue voting after violence, technical hitches

    5 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian officials say voting continued in some areas on Sunday because of technical problems. More than 40 people were killed in election-related violence Saturday, though millions were able to cast ballots in a presidential election that ...

  • High turnout as Uzbekistan votes for president

    5 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — Uzbekistan's election commission says more than 70 percent of eligible voters have already cast their ballots midway through an election certain to be won by longtime leader Islam Karimov. The 77-year-old Karimov has led the former Soviet ...

  • Scenes of emotion as Singapore mourns Lee Kuan Yew

    5 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) SINGAPORE (AP) — Singaporeans turned out in the tens of thousands Sunday to pay final respects to longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew. Singapore's prime minister for more than three decades until 1990, Lee died last Monday at age 91. His ...

  • Egypt's president says leaders at summit have agreed to create a joint Arab military force

    5 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Egypt's president says leaders at summit have agreed to create a joint Arab military force.

  • Arab leaders say military strikes in Yemen will continue until rebels withdraw, surrender arms

    6 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Arab leaders say military strikes in Yemen will continue until rebels withdraw, surrender arms.

  • Worshippers pray at historic Holy Land sites on Palm Sunday

    6 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of Christians in Jerusalem are marking Palm Sunday, the start of the Holy Week that concludes with Easter. Crowds of faithful gathered in Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the traditional site of Jesus' crucifixion and ...

  • 9 killed in Tunisian anti-terrorism operations

    7 hours ago

    (AP) TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's Interior Ministry says nine terrorist suspects have been killed in overnight security operations ahead of a national march to denounce extremist violence. Ministry spokesman Ali Aroui said Sunday that security forces clashed with the suspects ...

  • Egyptian militant group claims Cairo University bombing

    8 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian militant group has claimed responsibility for a bombing Saturday in front of Cairo University that wounded eight people, including four police officers. Ajnad Misr, or "Egypt's soldiers," said in a statement posted early Sunday on ...

  • Sri Lankan president's brother dies in axe attack

    8 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's youngest brother has died two days after he was attacked with an axe in what authorities say was a personal dispute. According to a government statement, 42-year-old Priyantha Sirisena died ...

  • Kerry cancels plan to return to US to stay at Iran talks

    9 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has cancelled plans to return to the United States for an event honoring his late Senate colleague Edward Kennedy in order to remain at the ongoing Iran nuclear talks in ...

  • France's far-right breakthrough expected in local elections

    9 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — The conservative party of former President Nicolas Sarkozy is expected to dominate the final round of France's local elections, give the far-right National Front another electoral breakthrough and deal a new blow to the governing Socialists. Voters ...

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