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  • Allies of Bush, Kasich spar over military spending

    14 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — John Kasich proudly cites his efforts while in Congress to cut what he believed was wasteful defense spending. But allies for Republican presidential rival Jeb Bush see a potential vulnerability for Kasich in military-minded South Carolina. ...

  • Puerto Rican judge nominated as 1st gay chief justice

    14 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rican judge Maite Oronoz Rodriguez has been nominated to head the U.S. territory's Supreme Court as the first openly gay chief justice in the United States. The 39-year-old was first appointed to the ...

  • Protesters in Spain urge puppeteers' acquittal on charges

    14 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) MADRID (AP) — Around 600 protesters have marched through the southern Spanish city of Granada calling for charges to be dropped against two puppeteers jailed for allegedly praising terrorism. The puppeteers were detained without bail Feb. 6 for using a ...

  • Burundi government has nationwide protests against Rwanda

    15 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) BUJUMBURA, Burundi' (AP) — Thousands of Burundians participated in government-sanctioned demonstrations against neighboring Rwanda whom it accuses of supporting a rebellion to topple Burundi's president. The demonstrations illustrate the souring of relations between the Central African neighbors since Burundi President ...

  • South Sudan rebel leader says he is will take up VP position

    15 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — South Sudan's rebel leader says he has accepted his appointment by President Salva Kiir as vice president and will return to the country to take up the position when adequate security arrangements are made. Riek ...

  • The Latest: Activists say Turkey shelling Kurds in Syria

    15 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria as government troops, backed by Russian air power, continue to encircle rebel-held districts of the northern city of Aleppo (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Syrian opposition activists say Turkish troops ...

  • Mali: Extremists claim attack that killed 5 peacekeepers

    15 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A group that tracks jihadi activity online says Mali-based Islamic extremists have claimed responsibility for an attack on a U.N. base that killed five peacekeepers. SITE Intelligence Group said Ansar Dine issued a statement on Telegram ...

  • At least 4 killed when car plunges into Swedish canal

    16 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish police say at least four people were killed when a car plunged more than 25 meters (82 feet) from a highway bridge into a canal in Sweden's capital of Stockholm. Police spokeswoman Eva Nilsson said ...

  • Somalia: Al-Shabab claims responsibility for plane bomb

    17 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, say they carried out the bombing of a commercial passenger jet earlier this month that blew a hole in the fuselage, sucking out the suspected bomber and forcing the plane to ...

  • Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, say they bombed a commercial passenger jet earlier this month that forced the plane to make an emergency landing

    17 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, say they bombed a commercial passenger jet earlier this month that forced the plane to make an emergency landing.

  • Rebels in eastern Congo kill 6, kidnap 14 in village attack

    17 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — A local activist group says rebels in northeastern Congo have killed six civilians and kidnapped 14 others, the latest attack in a region facing deteriorating security. The Center of Study for the Promotion of Peace, Democracy ...

  • SAfrica: Rescuers suspend search after second mine collapse

    18 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The manager of a collapsed South African mine says rescuers were forced to suspend a search for three people trapped underground for more than a week. Lily gold mine manager Mike Begg said rescue teams were evacuated ...

  • Russian FM pessimistic on Syria truce chances

    18 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) MUNICH (AP) — Russia's foreign minister sounded a pessimistic note Saturday on chances of securing a "cessation of hostilities" in Syria within a week as planned, putting the chances at less than 50 percent. Appearing at a security conference in ...

  • The Latest: And then there were 6; GOP 2016 field narrows

    18 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential race, with the focus turning to South Carolina and the Republican debate on Saturday night (all times local): 8:35 a.m. And then there were six. The 2016 presidential field is ...

  • UN peacekeepers prepare for Central African Republic vote

    19 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Thousands of U.N. peacekeepers are stepping up security ahead of Sunday's historic presidential runoff vote in Central African Republic. White trucks coated in red dust snaked through the capital Saturday delivered voting materials to ...

  • Syrian troops capture village near northern city of Aleppo

    19 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state TV and an opposition activist group say government forces have captured another village near Aleppo, tightening the noose around rebel-held parts of the northern city. State TV and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights ...

  • Israeli military: Palestinian killed after attacking soldier

    20 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military says a Palestinian was shot and killed after she pulled out a knife and attacked a soldier on guard near a sensitive West Bank holy site. It said Saturday's incident occurred in Hebron, a flashpoint ...

  • Several injured in French casino robbery; 4 gunmen at large

    20 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — Police are searching for four gunmen who stormed a casino in the southern French city of Aix-en-Provence, causing several injuries and stealing cash before fleeing. Regional police chief Laurent Nunez said the robbery occurred overnight at the ...

  • Turkish media say Saudi Arabia, Turkey may strike in Syria

    20 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish media are quoting Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu as saying his country and Saudi Arabia may launch ground operations against the Islamic State group in Syria. After taking part at a security conference in Munich, Cavusoglu said ...

  • Kerry takes aim at Russia over Ukraine and Syria

    20 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) MUNICH (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is sharply criticizing Russia for its actions in Ukraine and Syria, accusing Moscow of "repeated aggression" in both places. Speaking to the Munich Security Conference on Saturday, Kerry said Russia is ...

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