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Kerry takes aim at Russia over Ukraine and Syria
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.... 2/13/2016 11:19 AM

Germany presses Russia, Ukraine to implement peace deal
MUNICH (AP) -- Germany's foreign minister pressed for progress on a year-old peace plan for eastern Ukraine as he met Saturday with senior officials from Russia, Ukraine and France, saying he hopes that Moscow and Kiev realize that they don't have forever to implement the deal.... 2/13/2016 11:16 AM

2 Indian soldiers, 5 rebels killed in Kashmir fighting
SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- Five suspected rebels and two soldiers were killed in a fierce gunbattle Saturday in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir, officials said.... 2/13/2016 11:15 AM

The Latest: Polish leader says beefed-up NATO is necessary
MUNICH (AP) -- The Latest on the security conference in Munich (all times local):... 2/13/2016 10:54 AM

Amid multitude of woes, Egypt leader says democracy is back
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's president says his country has established a democratic system and rebuilt constitutional institutions after years of turmoil following the 2011 uprising.... 2/13/2016 10:49 AM

Pope opens Mexico visit after historic stop with patriarch
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis kicks off his first trip to Mexico on Saturday with speeches to the country's political and ecclesial elites, riding in on the success of his historic meeting in Cuba with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church.... 2/13/2016 10:47 AM

Officials: 5 Afghan security men killed in Taliban attack
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan officials say at least five security personnel have been killed by Taliban insurgents who attacked their checkpoints in the southern Helmand province.... 2/13/2016 10:46 AM

For refugees, finding work in Europe an uphill battle
VIENNA (AP) -- Antonio Piani appears to have beaten the odds stacked against refugees finding work in Europe, but the hotel where he works was set up specifically to employ people like him.... 2/13/2016 10:43 AM

Influential Iraqi Shiite cleric calls for government reforms
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called for government reform Saturday, demanding greater accountability and threatening to withdraw from the political process if his proposal is not accepted and the government does not show results within a year.... 2/13/2016 10:34 AM

Russian PM: West rekindling the Cold War
MUNICH (AP) -- Russia's prime minister accused the West on Saturday of rekindling the Cold War, telling a meeting of top defense officials, diplomats and national leaders that sanctions imposed after the annexation of Crimea and new moves by the NATO alliance "only aggravate" tensions.... 2/13/2016 10:25 AM

Major ivory network dismantled in Congo, wildlife group says
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- A conservation group says authorities in Congo have dismantled a major ivory smuggling network, arresting three traffickers in a blow to poaching operations that threaten the survival of the African forest elephant.... 2/13/2016 10:21 AM

Gunmen kill police officer, wound 2 in Pakistani capital
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistani police say two gunmen shot and killed a police officer and wounded two others in an attack on a patrol on a main road in the capital, Islamabad.... 2/13/2016 10:17 AM

Steve Coogan film at Berlin fest puts death penalty on trial
LONDON (AP) -- Is it possible to discuss an emotive topic like the death penalty with both passion and reason? Steve Coogan hopes so.... 2/13/2016 10:14 AM

Unlucky in love, elephant damages 15 cars in southern China
BEIJING (AP) -- After losing out on his love interest, a wild elephant has turned his attention to cars.... 2/13/2016 10:09 AM

Gaza's Hamas rulers says Egypt briefly opens border crossing
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The Islamic militant group Hamas that rules Gaza says Egypt has opened its border with the territory for the first time this year.... 2/13/2016 9:22 AM

French PM: there will be other major terrorist attacks
MUNICH (AP) -- France's prime minister is warning that the terrorist threat is a long-term one and there will be other major attacks.... 2/13/2016 9:16 AM

115 bodies pulled out from Taiwan quake rubble; 2 missing
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- Rescuers have pulled out 115 dead a week since a powerful earthquake struck Taiwan's oldest city of Tainan, leaving only two missing in the rubble of a collapsed 17-story residential complex, authorities said Saturday.... 2/13/2016 7:57 AM

Seeking a Splash: Klay goes for All-Star 3s upset of Curry
TORONTO (AP) -- Klay Thompson believes, even if he knows many don't.... 2/13/2016 7:24 AM

Israeli educators battle government over textbook content
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's main high school civics textbook has become a new battleground in a culture war embroiling the country - pitting politicians against educators in a debate over how much religion and Jewish history should be included in the country's national curriculum.... 2/13/2016 7:09 AM

Bangladesh begins survey of undocumented Rohingya Muslims
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Authorities in Bangladesh have begun a survey to determine the exact number of Rohingya Muslims who have fled persecution in majority-Buddhist Myanmar.... 2/13/2016 5:31 AM

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