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EU official expects clashes but no rash actions from Athens
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The first European official to visit Greece since the country elected a new left-wing government said Thursday that he expects clashes over how to lighten the country's bailout, but no rash actions from Athens.... 1/29/2015 4:31 PM

UK government: Data from police killings probes lost in mail
LONDON (AP) -- Copies of files from three judge-led inquiries - two of them into killings by police - have been lost in the mail, the British government said Thursday.... 1/29/2015 4:30 PM

Wife of Japanese hostage appeals for his release
TOKYO (AP) -- The wife of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto has made her first public appeal for her husband's life.... 1/29/2015 4:30 PM

Egyptian women rally to denounce killing of female protester
CAIRO (AP) -- Dozens of Egyptian women rallied Thursday to protest the killing of a female protester during a peaceful protest last week, accusing the police of shooting her and demanding her killers be brought to justice.... 1/29/2015 4:27 PM

Romania: ex-minister indicted for money-laundering
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Prosecutors have indicted a former presidential candidate, who was one of Romania's most influential politicians in recent years, on suspicion of money-laundering and making false statements.... 1/29/2015 4:22 PM

Yemen rebels seize military base outside capital
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's Shiite rebels took over a key military base south of Sanaa where U.S. advisers had previously trained counter-terrorism forces, officials said Thursday.... 1/29/2015 4:19 PM

Portugal approves citizenship plan for Sephardic Jews
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Five centuries after burning thousands of Jews at the stake, forcing them to convert to Christianity or expelling them, Portugal is granting citizenship rights to their descendants as part of an attempt to make amends.... 1/29/2015 4:18 PM

Bosnians split over sale of weapons to Ukraine
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- A Bosnian arms exporter has threatened to sue government officials who are blocking a 5 million-euro deal his company has with Ukraine because of objections from Russia.... 1/29/2015 4:14 PM

Gas blast at Mexico City children's hospital, dozens injured
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A powerful gas tank truck explosion shattered a maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City on Thursday, killing at least three people and injuring dozens.... 1/29/2015 4:12 PM

Lawyers seek review of ICC refusal to probe Gaza flotilla
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Lawyers are calling for a review of the International Criminal Court prosecutor's decision not to investigate the storming by Israel of an aid flotilla that was heading to Gaza.... 1/29/2015 4:00 PM

Syria talks in Moscow end without visible results
MOSCOW (AP) -- Representatives of the Syrian government and the opposition have wrapped up four days of consultations in Russia with a general statement avoiding any sharp issues.... 1/29/2015 3:59 PM

Jordan seeks proof captive pilot alive before any IS trade
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Jordan on Thursday demanded proof from Islamic State militants that a Jordanian pilot they are holding is still alive, despite purported threats by the group to kill the airman at sunset unless an al-Qaida prisoner is freed from death row in Jordan.... 1/29/2015 3:58 PM

Thai junta blocks discussion of media censorship
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand's junta has forced a German foundation to cancel a prominent forum on media restrictions imposed since the military toppled an elected government last May.... 1/29/2015 3:57 PM

Dinosaur no more: UK museum's Dippy to be retired in 2017
LONDON (AP) -- Dippy the dinosaur is being retired from London's Natural History Museum - and his fans aren't happy.... 1/29/2015 3:47 PM

Syria government airstrikes kill at least 8 in IS-held city
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian activists say government airstrikes have killed at least eight people in a northern town held by the Islamic State.... 1/29/2015 3:41 PM

Judge orders accounts of former Petrobras president opened
SAO PAULO (AP) -- A Brazilian judge has ordered that the bank accounts of a former president of Petrobras, Brazil's state-run oil company, be made available to prosecutors investigating allegations of overbilling.... 1/29/2015 3:40 PM

Netanyahu blasts Iran for Hezbollah attack on Lebanon border
SHEAR YASHUV, Israel (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday blamed Iran for a deadly flare-up along the Lebanese border, the deadliest escalation on the disputed frontier since the 2006 war between Hezbollah and Israel.... 1/29/2015 3:36 PM

Report: Hundreds of thousands of Africans are stateless
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- A new report says hundreds of thousands - perhaps millions - of Africans are stateless because of gaps in the citizenship laws of many countries.... 1/29/2015 3:33 PM

Milan Expo 2015 tightening security after Paris attacks
MILAN (AP) -- Milan Expo 2015 world's fair officials say they are heightening security following last month's terror attacks in Paris.... 1/29/2015 3:32 PM

Malaysia says MH370 crash an accident to clear compensation
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia's government formally declared still-missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 an accident on Thursday and said all those on board were presumed dead, paving the way for compensation claims but angering victims' families still waiting for evidence of the plane's fate.... 1/29/2015 3:24 PM

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