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Former Auschwitz guard, 94, goes on trial in Germany
DETMOLD, Germany (AP) -- A 94-year-old former SS sergeant went on trial Thursday in western Germany on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder, based on accusations that he served as a guard in the Auschwitz death camp as hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews and others were gassed to death there.... 2/11/2016 1:31 PM

The Latest: US coalition spokesman refutes Russian claims
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest developments on the war in Syria, the refugee crisis and security talks in Munich, Germany. (all times local):... 2/11/2016 1:28 PM

N. Korea orders military takeover of inter-Korean factories
PAJU, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea on Thursday ordered a military takeover of a factory park that had been the last major symbol of cooperation with South Korea, calling Seoul's earlier suspension of operations at the jointly run facility as punishment for the North's recent rocket launch a "dangerous declaration of war."... 2/11/2016 1:25 PM

Burden of Kaesong closure to mostly fall on S. Korean firms
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea's sudden withdrawal from a factory park in North Korea is a severe blow for the South Korean businesses that populated it, but is unlikely to make much difference to the North's decrepit economy despite being a stern diplomatic measure.... 2/11/2016 1:18 PM

Fire breaks out at northern Mexico prison; deaths reported
MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) -- A fire and riot broke out Thursday at a prison in northern Mexico, and local media said numerous inmates appeared to have died.... 2/11/2016 1:18 PM

The Latest: Germany extends border controls for 3 months
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The Latest on the massive influx of migrants into Europe (all times local):... 2/11/2016 1:16 PM

Carter seeks more help in campaign against Islamic State
BRUSSELS (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday he expects a gathering of more than two dozen countries contributing to the war against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq to endorse a U.S. plan for accelerating the campaign.... 2/11/2016 1:16 PM

Russian deputy prime minister barred from Montenegro
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) -- Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has been barred from entering Montenegro, which is facing strong pressure from the Kremlin for its plans to join NATO, the country's foreign ministry said Thursday.... 2/11/2016 1:14 PM

Germany to loan Iraq $566 million to aid reconstruction
BERLIN (AP) -- Chancellor Angela Merkel says Germany will give a 500 million-euro loan ($566 million) to Iraq to help rebuild the country's infrastructure.... 2/11/2016 1:11 PM

The Latest: Markets in turmoil as US heads for big losses
LONDON (AP) -- The latest on the turmoil afflicting global financial markets (all times local):... 2/11/2016 1:10 PM

Poland approves child benefits to aid families, boost births
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Polish lawmakers passed a new child benefit scheme Thursday which will give monthly payments of 500 zlotys ($125) for all second and subsequent children in a family.... 2/11/2016 1:08 PM

The Latest: S. Koreans still at joint factory after deadline
PAJU, South Korea (AP) -- The latest on tensions between North and South Korea following North Korea's rocket launch (all times local):... 2/11/2016 1:08 PM

Indian capital to curb cars again to control air pollution
NEW DELHI (AP) -- The New Delhi government will restrict cars on the streets for another two weeks to fight the extreme air pollution that has made the Indian capital the world's most polluted city.... 2/11/2016 1:07 PM

Turkish military ends operations in Kurdish town of Cizre
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's military on Thursday ended a "successful" operation to root out Kurdish militants from the southeastern town of Cizre, the country's interior minister said.... 2/11/2016 1:03 PM

New center-right government in Latvia after resignation
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) -- Latvian lawmakers have approved the formation of a new center-right government following the resignation of the prime minister in December after disagreements over policy in the previous Cabinet.... 2/11/2016 12:58 PM

More South Koreans begin leaving inter-Korean factory park in North Korea hours after the ...
PAJU, South Korea (AP) -- More South Koreans begin leaving inter-Korean factory park in North Korea hours after the North ordered military takeover, freeze of South Korean assets.... 2/11/2016 12:56 PM

Fire erupts at northern Mexican prison; reports of deaths
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Fire erupts at northern Mexican prison; reports of deaths.... 2/11/2016 12:54 PM

Russia proposes March 1 ceasefire in Syria; US wants it now
MUNICH (AP) -- Russia has proposed a March 1 ceasefire in Syria, U.S. officials say, but Washington believes Moscow is giving itself and the Syrian government three weeks to try to crush moderate rebel groups.... 2/11/2016 12:49 PM

South African police captain arrested in fatal beatings
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South African authorities say a police captain faces murder charges for allegedly helping four farmers beat two suspected thieves to death in a case that ignited racial tension in a rural town.... 2/11/2016 12:44 PM

7 arrested in attack on Kurdish migrants in northern France
PARIS (AP) -- A French prosecutor says seven masked men carrying iron bars were arrested overnight in northern France after an attack on migrants near the city of Calais.... 2/11/2016 12:36 PM

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