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  • Multiple crises challenge European Union ahead of summit

    9 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 ...

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

    1 hour, 3 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 ...

  • Suspected former Nazi camp guard dies in Croatia at 92

    1 hour, 20 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

    1 hour, 56 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 ...

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

    2 hours, 24 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 ...

  • Netanyahu: US Vice President Biden may visit Israel

    2 hours, 33 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

    2 hours, 47 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

    2 hours, 54 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

    2 hours, 56 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, 1 minute 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, 9 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 ...

  • Haiti lawmakers elect Senate chief as provisional president

    3 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A majority of Haitian lawmakers have chosen the troubled country's Senate chief to lead a caretaker government that will fill the void left by the recent departure of former President Michel Martelly. Senate leader Jocelerme Privert ...

  • GOP candidates joust over foreign policy, immigration

    4 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Republican presidential candidates jousted over immigration and foreign policy in a raucous debate that was shaken by the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia hours before they took the stage. Scalia's death thrust the future ...

  • Teeth-chattering temps move in to northeastern US

    5 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Bitter temperatures and biting winds had much of the northeastern United States bundling up this weekend and the brutal weather was blamed for a deadly interstate pileup. The coldest temperatures of the season blew into the ...

  • Afghans skirt strict rules to find love on social media

    5 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan civil activist Hadi Sadiqi had long been using social media to share news, commentary and his own musings on politics when he got into a heated exchange with another member of his Facebook forum. Sadiqi ...

  • UN: 2015 civilian injuries in Afghan war worst since 2009

    5 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United Nations says civilian injuries in Afghanistan's long war with the Taliban rose last year, with women and children again bearing the brunt of the violence. In a report released Sunday, the U.N. says a ...

  • Central African Republic voters seek leader to end chaos

    6 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Voters in Central African Republic are returning to the polls to cast ballots in a historic presidential runoff vote. The long awaited election is being held after more than two years of sectarian fighting ...

  • Seoul: Pyongyang used money from joint factories for weapons

    6 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says most of the money it paid to North Korea for the now-shuttered jointly run industrial park was channeled into weapons programs and used to buy luxury goods for the impoverished nation's elite. ...

  • India disappointed by sale of F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan

    6 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW DELHI (AP) — India says it is disappointed with the United States' decision to sell eight nuclear-capable F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan and does not believe such an arms transfer would help combat terrorism. The U.S. ambassador to India, ...

  • Chinese media in uproar over US move to honor dissident

    8 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese nationalist newspaper says Americans politicians are resorting to petty actions after the Senate approved a bill to rename the plaza in front of the Chinese Embassy in Washington after an imprisoned Chinese political dissident. The ...

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