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US commander: arming Ukraine would boost pressure on Putin
BERLIN (AP) -- The commander of U.S. Army Europe says there's no expectation Ukraine could defeat Russia militarily if given American weapons, but that they would add "muscle" to diplomatic efforts.... 3/3/2015 7:38 PM

Russia troubles hinder Ford, GM efforts to recover in Europe
GENEVA (AP) -- Russia's sinking economy is putting up a major hurdle for Ford Motor Co. and General Motors as the U.S. automakers fight to return to profitability in Europe after years of losses.... 3/3/2015 7:37 PM

Norway's Nobel Peace Prize committee replaces chairman
STAVANGER, Norway (AP) -- The Nobel Peace Prize awarding Norwegian Nobel Committee on Tuesday elected a new chairman to replace Thorbjoern Jagland, whose six-year tenure has been lined with controversies.... 3/3/2015 7:08 PM

Villarrica volcano erupts in southern Chile, thousands flee
PUCON, Chile (AP) -- One of South America's most active volcanoes erupted early Tuesday in southern Chile, spewing heavy smoke into the air as lava surged down its slopes, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands of people.... 3/3/2015 7:08 PM

Ciao Milan, it's Bonjour for Paris Fashion Week
PARIS (AP) -- Bye, New York! Ciao, Milan! Bonjour, Paris!... 3/3/2015 7:07 PM

French president to make historic trip to Cuba
PARIS (AP) -- President Francois Hollande will travel to Cuba in May in the first such trip by a French head of state.... 3/3/2015 6:51 PM

DNA study backs theory of massive steppe migration to Europe
BERLIN (AP) -- A wave of migrants from the eastern fringes of Europe some 4,500 years ago left their trace in the DNA - and possibly the languages - of modern Europeans, according to a new study.... 3/3/2015 6:50 PM

Islamic State group releases 4 more Christian hostages
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian activists say the Islamic State group has released four more Christian hostages from dozens who were abducted by the extremists last week.... 3/3/2015 6:38 PM

New Delhi gang-rapist: She shouldn't have fought back
NEW DELHI (AP) -- One of the men sentenced to death for raping and killing a woman in a brutal 2012 gang attack on a New Delhi bus says in a TV documentary that if their victim had not fought back she would not have been killed.... 3/3/2015 6:25 PM

Kerry working on Iran nuke deal as Netanyahu criticizes it
MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) -- As senior U.S. and Iranian officials worked in Switzerland Tuesday to reach a nuclear deal, Israel's leader warned against reaching an accommodation with Tehran, declaring to the U.S. Congress that Tehran aims for Mideast dominance and won't let any such pact thwart its plan.... 3/3/2015 6:23 PM

Mines, bombs slow Iraqi advance on Islamic State-held Tikrit
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi troops and Shiite militias battled the Islamic State group on Tuesday on the outskirts of militant-held Tikrit, unable to advance further on Saddam Hussein's hometown as roadside mines and suicide attacks slowed their progress.... 3/3/2015 6:19 PM

Lawyer: Phone hacking 'rife' at Britain's Mirror tabloids
LONDON (AP) -- Phone hacking was "rife" for years at tabloids owned by Britain's Trinity Mirror PLC, a lawyer for victims of illegal eavesdropping said Tuesday.... 3/3/2015 5:48 PM

Kenya destroys 15 tons of ivory taken from poachers
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenya's president set fire to 15 tons of elephant tusks during World Wildlife Day Tuesday to discourage poaching and trade in ivory.... 3/3/2015 5:39 PM

EU officials announce bust of major tax fraud ring
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- European Union officials say they have broken up a cross-border gang responsible for cheating EU member countries of 150 million euros ($168 million) in tax revenue.... 3/3/2015 5:34 PM

Mexico upset by presidential appointments for key posts
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- President Enrique Pena is being criticized for having a possible conflict of interest in his nominations for attorney general and Mexico's highest court.... 3/3/2015 5:21 PM

GENEVA AUTO SHOW PHOTO GALLERY: Speed and luxury dominate
GENEVA, Switzerland (AP) -- These cars may come with outrageous price tags, but it doesn't cost to goggle.... 3/3/2015 5:19 PM

British young-adult author Mal Peet dies at 67
LONDON (AP) -- Mal Peet, an irreverent, award-winning British writer of books for children and young adults, has died aged 67.... 3/3/2015 5:09 PM

UN Security Council OKs sanctions regime for South Sudan
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Tuesday creating a system to impose sanctions on those blocking peace in South Sudan, hoping it will press rival leaders into ending a conflict that has killed tens of thousands in the world's newest country.... 3/3/2015 5:01 PM

South African firefighters battle wildfire for a third day
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A wildfire burned for a third day around Cape Town's Table Mountain on Tuesday, injuring a firefighter as it caused an explosion at a lodge, an emergency services spokeswoman said.... 3/3/2015 4:54 PM

Kremlin critic wants international probe into Nemtsov death
PARIS (AP) -- A British investor who made millions in Russia before his lawyer was imprisoned and died is calling for an international investigation into the killing of Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov.... 3/3/2015 4:51 PM

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