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Frenchman linked to attackers charged, incarcerated
PARIS (AP) -- French authorities filed preliminary terrorism charges Thursday against a Frenchman extradited from Bulgaria and linked to gunmen behind deadly attacks in Paris, a judicial official said.... 1/29/2015 10:22 PM

Simultaneous attacks in Egypt's Sinai kill 26
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- Islamic State-linked militants struck more than a dozen army and police targets in the restive Sinai Peninsula with simultaneous attacks involving a car bomb and mortar rounds on Thursday, killing at least 26 security officers.... 1/29/2015 10:20 PM

Much confusion, few answers, in Argentine prosecutor's death
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Argentina has been rocked by the death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who was found in a pool of blood on Jan. 18 hours before he was to elaborate on his accusation that President Cristina Fernandez protected those responsible for a 1994 terror bombing. The case is shrouded in charges of a high-level cover-up and government suggestions that Nisman's death was orchestrated by rogue intelligence agents.... 1/29/2015 10:17 PM

German couple killed in Paraguay, apparently by guerrillas
ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) -- A German couple was found dead Thursday on a cattle farm in northern Paraguay, apparently at the hands of a guerrilla group that earlier this week demanded the owner of an adjoining farm pay $300,000 and give food to the poor.... 1/29/2015 10:07 PM

Gunman who stormed Dutch broadcaster claimed to be hacker
HILVERSUM, Netherlands (AP) -- A 19-year-old gunman who stormed into the headquarters of Dutch national broadcaster NOS demanding airtime Thursday night claimed to be from a "hackers' collective," according to a reporter who spoke to the man.... 1/29/2015 9:59 PM

Gas blast wrecks Mexico children's hospital, at least 2 dead
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Injured and bleeding, mothers carrying infants fled from a maternity hospital shattered by a powerful gas explosion Thursday, and rescuers swung sledgehammers to break through fallen concrete hunting for others who might be trapped.... 1/29/2015 9:55 PM

Wife of imprisoned Saudi blogger asks Canada PM to intervene
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- The wife of an imprisoned Saudi blogger, sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes on charges that he insulted Islam, said Thursday that her husband can't endure another flogging.... 1/29/2015 9:20 PM

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 - not rash actions from Athens.... 1/29/2015 9:06 PM

Ukraine: Russia-backed rebels overrun another town in east
ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine's military conceded Thursday that its forces had been overrun by Russian-backed separatist forces in another town in their battle to hold onto a strategically valuable railway hub.... 1/29/2015 8:52 PM

New Saudi king reshuffles cabinet
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia's official news agency says King Salman has reshuffled the cabinet after assuming the throne last week.... 1/29/2015 8:44 PM

EU to extend existing Russia sanctions over Ukraine
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union extended by six months an existing set of sanctions against Russian and pro-Russia separatist officials because of the continued fighting in eastern Ukraine and was planning further action, officials said Thursday.... 1/29/2015 8:43 PM

Families plead for lives of IS hostages as swap hopes fade
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- The father of a Jordanian fighter pilot and the wife of a Japanese journalist held by the Islamic State group pleaded for their loved ones' lives after a possible prisoner swap wasn't carried out by a deadline of sunset Thursday.... 1/29/2015 8:39 PM

Angry youths stone Nigerian leader's convoy; police fire gas
JALINGO, Nigeria (AP) -- Youths angry at the Nigerian government's failure to fight Islamic extremists threw stones Thursday at President Goodluck Jonathan's electioneering convoy in the eastern town of Jalingo, breaking windshields and windows on several vehicles. An Associated Press reporter was unable to see if anyone was hurt.... 1/29/2015 8:27 PM

Brazil: Petrobras case had $800M in kickbacks found so far
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazilian prosecutors said Thursday that a kickback scheme at state-run oil company Petrobras involved at least $800 million in bribes and other illegal funds. They expect that figure to grow as they keep investigating.... 1/29/2015 8:25 PM

CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt state TV: Toll rises to 20 killed, 36 wounded in simultaneous Sinai attacks.... 1/29/2015 8:18 PM

Russian woman arrested after giving information to Ukraine
MOSCOW (AP) -- A Russian court has arrested a mother of seven on treason charges for providing Ukraine with information on Russian troop movements.... 1/29/2015 7:28 PM

Attacks kill 19 people in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Bombings and a shooting killed at least 19 people around the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Thursday, including soldiers and Shiite militiamen, officials said.... 1/29/2015 7:23 PM

Attacks in Egypt's Sinai kill 6
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- Egypt state TV says six people were killed and 18 wounded in what security officials described as simultaneous attacks by militants on more than a dozen army and police positions in the restive Sinai Peninsula.... 1/29/2015 7:14 PM

Jamaican charged with killing US retiree who lived on island
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- A Jamaican man has been arrested and charged with killing a retired New Jersey teacher who had a second home on the Caribbean island, police announced Thursday.... 1/29/2015 6:58 PM

Italy lawmakers fail to elect new president in 1st round
ROME (AP) -- Lawmakers failed to elect a new Italian president Thursday in balloting that tests Premier Matteo Renzi's ability to rally his fractured party behind a candidate that is also acceptable to opposition leader Silvio Berlusconi, whose support he has courted for the government's ambitious reform agenda.... 1/29/2015 6:43 PM

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