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  • Brazil police say woman helped US sect leader avoid arrest

    9 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Brazilian lead investigator in the case of a religious sect leader sought on sex charges by the U.S. government says the support of a Brazilian woman described as a longtime friend helped him elude ...

  • Poor Pompeii, plagued by collapses, now funding is probed

    9 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) ROME (AP) — Poor Pompeii. Collapses of some of the ruins in the ancient city near Naples have plagued the popular tourist site for the last several years. Now finance investigators say they suspect perhaps millions of euros were improperly ...

  • Case against Argentine president appealed

    9 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) BUENOS AIRES (AP) — An Argentine prosecutor is appealing a judge's decision to throw out a case that accused President Cristina Fernandez of reaching a cover-up deal with Iran in the bombing of a Jewish community center. Prosecutor Gerardo Pollicita ...

  • Egypt court upholds verdict for police over activist killing

    10 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's highest appeals court has upheld the sentencing of two police officers to 10 years in prison each for the 2010 killing of a political activist in the port city of Alexandria. Wednesday's ruling cannot be appealed. ...

  • Libya makes urgent appeal to UN to lift embargo on weapons

    10 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Libya is making an urgent appeal to the U.N. Security Council to either lift an arms embargo completely or allow exemptions so that its army can fight the rising threat of the Islamic State group and ...

  • UN extends expert panel monitoring sanctions on North Korea

    10 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is extending the work of the panel of experts monitoring sanctions against North Korea. The council is also urging all countries and "interested parties" to supply information about alleged violations and cooperate ...

  • Report: 6 Saudis behind al-Qaida abduction of diplomat

    11 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A newspaper says six Saudi nationals were behind al-Qaida's abduction of the kingdom's diplomat in Yemen, who was released this week after three years in captivity. The state-linked Saudi Okaz newspaper reports Wednesday that the ...

  • Russian opposition figure Navalny's brother moved from jail

    11 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — The brother of a prominent Russian opposition activist has been transferred from jail to prison. Alexei Navalny's brother, Oleg, was convicted in December of defrauding a French cosmetics company and handed a 3 ½ year-sentence. Oleg Navalny's ...

  • 2 in UK arrested in fraud case linked to Syria extremism

    11 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — British counter-terrorism police have arrested two men over an alleged "cash-for-jihad" fraud that saw elderly residents conned of money by fake police officers. The Metropolitan Police said the men, aged 23 and 29, were detained in London ...

  • 8-year-old boy dead after being crushed by gate

    11 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) Police say an 8-year-old boy has died after being crushed by a metal arm at the entrance of a gated community in North Las Vegas. Emergency crews were called to the Village at Craig Ranch housing community at Goldfield Street ...

  • Feeling flush? Find bathrooms for bus drivers for $97,000

    11 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) SEATTLE (AP) — It's a job that might make you flush: Find easily accessible restrooms for Seattle-area bus drivers and get paid nearly $100,000 a year. Bus service provider King County Metro Transit is looking to hire a "comfort station ...

  • Claim of 'dirty money' in politics provokes uproar in Iran

    12 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's interior minister has claimed that politics in the Islamic Republic are tainted by "dirty money" from the smuggling of goods and drugs, provoking uproar ahead of crucial parliamentary elections planned for early next year. Interior ...

  • Merkel warns Russia to live up to Ukraine peace deal

    12 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) BRUSSELS (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is warning Russia to live up to the Ukraine peace agreement it backed in Minsk last month or face tougher European Union sanctions. Merkel told reporters on Wednesday that the immediate task at ...

  • UN envoy to Yemen disappointed by Shiites rebels' stance

    12 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The U.N. envoy to Yemen has expressed "disappointment" over the refusal by the country's Shiite rebels to withdraw their fighters from state institutions and release the prime minister from house arrest. The conditions were stipulated in ...

  • Greek police guidelines on migration control spark confusion

    12 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's radical left-led government has revoked new police guidelines on migration control after a wave of criticism from the opposition, saying they were issued without prior consultation. The police on Tuesday issued the guidelines, which say ...

  • Suspected German member of Islamic State group arrested

    12 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — Prosecutors say they have arrested a German suspected of being a member of the Islamic State group and undergoing weapons training with the extremists. Federal prosecutors said the 22-year-old, identified only as Kerim Marc B. in line ...

  • Russian court keeps Ukrainian pilot behind bars

    12 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court has rejected an appeal to release a Ukrainian pilot who has been on hunger strike since mid-December. The case of Nadezhda Savchenko has attracted high attention in recent weeks as concerns rise about her ...

  • Top French court approves extradition of Kazakh banker

    13 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — France's top appeals court has approved the extradition of a Kazakh oligarch-turned-dissident to Russia or Ukraine. Mukhtar Ablyazov's lawyers immediately urged the French government not to sign the extradition decree, arguing that he would not get a ...

  • British government sells Eurostar interest for $1.1 billion

    13 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — The British government has agreed to sell its stake in Eurostar, the high-speed rail service that connects London with Paris and Brussels through a tunnel under the English Channel, for 757 million pounds ($1.1 billion), a move ...

  • Official: Mexico arrests Zetas leader Omar Trevino Morales

    13 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican official says federal forces have arrested Zetas drug cartel leader Omar Trevino Morales, alias "Z-42." The official was not authorized to be quoted by name due to government policy. He says Trevino Morales was ...

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