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Ukraine, Russia end gas talks without breakthrough
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Ukraine and Russia on Tuesday failed to get a decisive breakthrough in their standoff over gas supplies to Kiev and will resume European Union-sponsored talks next week.... 10/21/2014 8:09 PM

Fashion icon mourned in Dominican homeland
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- Designer Oscar de la Renta was mourned Tuesday in his native Dominican Republic as a native son who brought glamor and prestige to a largely poor country better known for baseball and beaches than elegant evening wear.... 10/21/2014 8:04 PM

Terrorist ideology blamed in Canada car attack
SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Quebec (AP) -- A young convert to Islam who killed a Canadian soldier in a hit-and-run had been on the radar of federal investigators, who feared he had jihadist ambitions and had seized his passport, authorities said Tuesday.... 10/21/2014 7:49 PM

Congo doctor Mukwege wins EU human rights prize
STRASBOURG, France (AP) -- European lawmakers have awarded their top human rights prize to Congolese gynecologist Denis Mukwege who campaigns against sexual violence targeting women in war.... 10/21/2014 7:47 PM

Syria's Assad exploits US war against IS
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad is taking advantage of the U.S.-led coalition's war against the Islamic State group to pursue a withering air and ground campaign against more mainstream rebels elsewhere in the country, trying to recapture areas considered more crucial to the survival of his government.... 10/21/2014 7:42 PM

Oil CEO in sad toll of famed plane crash victims
PARIS (AP) -- Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA whose silver handlebar earned him the nickname "Big Mustache," died late Monday at a Moscow airport when his private jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was drunk, according to Russian investigators.... 10/21/2014 7:40 PM

'Blade Runner' Pistorius gets 5 years in prison
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an acclaimed sprinter at the 2012 Olympics to a convicted criminal led away in a police van with barred windows.... 10/21/2014 7:30 PM

Iran president pledges to back Iraq amid attacks
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Shiite powerhouse Iran has pledged enduring support for the Shiite-led government of Iraq in its battle against an ascendant Sunni insurgency spearheaded by the Islamic State group.... 10/21/2014 7:13 PM

Ancient Greek well yields rare wooden statue
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Archeologists in Greece have uncovered a rare wooden statue preserved in the muddy depths of an ancient well in Piraeus, the port of Athens.... 10/21/2014 6:54 PM

Submarine hunt exposes Swedish readiness gap
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- The search for a foreign underwater craft in waters off Stockholm has brought back memories of Sweden's submarine hunts during the Cold War - and exposed a key difference.... 10/21/2014 6:47 PM

NATO intercepts Russian jets over Baltic Sea
HELSINKI (AP) -- NATO scrambled fighter jets twice in two days to intercept Russian military aircraft over the Baltic Sea, it said Tuesday amid reports that Russian military activity in the region is increasing.... 10/21/2014 6:37 PM

Anti-government cleric ends protest in Islamabad
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- A fiery anti-government cleric has ended his 65-day long sit-in protest in Pakistan's capital Islamabad Tuesday.... 10/21/2014 6:14 PM

IS fighters seize weapons cache meant for Kurds
BEIRUT (AP) -- Islamic State group fighters seized at least one cache of weapons airdropped by U.S.-led coalition forces that were meant to supply Kurdish militiamen battling the extremist group in a border town, activists said Tuesday.... 10/21/2014 8:11 PM

Pistorius sentencing: What it means
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- How much prison time will Oscar Pistorius ultimately serve for killing his girlfriend? And will the double-amputee Olympian ever run competitively again on the carbon-fiber blades that made him one of the world's most recognizable athletes?... 10/21/2014 5:41 PM

IAPA: press freedom deteriorating in the Americas
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- The Inter American Press Association says freedom of the press has sharply deteriorated in the Americas over the last six months.... 10/21/2014 5:40 PM

Spanish woman free of Ebola, final tests show
MADRID (AP) -- Conclusive tests show a Spanish nursing assistant infected with Ebola is cured of the virus, doctors said Tuesday, signaling a huge step forward in her 15-day battle for survival.... 10/21/2014 5:31 PM

Police find dead infants in Winnipeg locker
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) -- Police say they have discovered the remains of as many as four dead infants in a storage locker in the central Canadian city of Winnipeg.... 10/21/2014 5:17 PM

Hong Kong students, officials talk but don't agree
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong student leaders and government officials talked but agreed on little Tuesday as the city's Beijing-backed leader reaffirmed his unwillingness to compromise on the key demand of activists camped in the streets now for a fourth week.... 10/21/2014 5:08 PM

China economy grows at slowest pace in 5 years
BEIJING (AP) -- China's economic growth waned to a five-year low of 7.3 percent last quarter, raising concerns of a spillover effect on the global economy but falling roughly in line with Chinese leaders' plans for a controlled slowdown.... 10/21/2014 5:06 PM

Total CEO killed in Moscow runway crash
MOSCOW (AP) -- Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA who helped establish the multinational oil company as one of the world's biggest, was killed at a Moscow airport when his private jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was reportedly drunk.... 10/21/2014 5:03 PM