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US commerce secretary in Cuba for talks on improving trade
HAVANA (AP) -- The U.S. commerce secretary is in Cuba to talk about steps taken by President Barack Obama to ease the trade embargo against the communist-ruled island.... 10/6/2015 9:27 PM

Mexico to appeal ruling freeing 4 soldiers in army slayings
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Federal prosecutors announced they will appeal a Mexican judge's decision to dismiss criminal charges against four of seven soldiers charged in the 2014 killing of 22 gang suspects, at least 12 of whom investigators say were shot after they surrendered.... 10/6/2015 9:19 PM

Guatemala ring leader ordered held in protective isolation
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- A judge in Guatemala has ordered the alleged leader of a customs corruption scandal to be held in protective isolation at a maximum security prison amid fears for his life.... 10/6/2015 9:17 PM

Mexico City investigates reports of dog poisoning at park
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A popular dog run in a picturesque Mexico City park remained closed Tuesday following reported cases of dog poisoning.... 10/6/2015 8:30 PM

Guatemala to investigate for those responsible for mudslide
SANTA CATARINA PINULA, Guatemala (AP) -- The warning signs were everywhere in the canyon neighborhood of Cambray on the outskirts of Guatemala City, where a mudslide buried hundreds of people last week.... 10/6/2015 8:26 PM

Time Out defends Meryl Streep T-shirt in 'slave' row
LONDON (AP) -- Time Out magazine has defended its use of a slogan including the word slave on a T-shirt worn by Meryl Streep to promote the movie "Suffragette," arguing that critics have taken the quote out of context.... 10/6/2015 8:24 PM

Nobel Prize for key discoveries about subatomic particles
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Two scientists won the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for key discoveries about a cosmic particle that whizzes through space at nearly the speed of light, passing easily through Earth and even your body.... 10/6/2015 8:16 PM

Flogged Saudi blogger wins Pinter free-speech prize
LONDON (AP) -- A Saudi blogger who has been jailed and flogged for insulting Muslim clerics was awarded a major free-speech prize on Tuesday.... 10/6/2015 8:15 PM

Carter sounds nearly ready to open combat jobs to women
ROME (AP) -- Defense Secretary Ash Carter sounded like he's nearly made up his mind about opening all combat jobs to women, as he told U.S. troops in Sicily on Tuesday that limiting his search for qualified military candidates to just half the population would be "crazy."... 10/6/2015 8:03 PM

New generation of disillusioned Palestinians drives unrest
SURDA, West Bank (AP) -- A new generation of angry, disillusioned Palestinians is driving the current wave of clashes with Israeli forces: Too young to remember the hardships of life during Israel's clampdown on the last major uprising, they have lost faith in statehood through negotiations, distrust their political leaders and believe Israel only understands force.... 10/6/2015 8:03 PM

Portugal's president urges parties to unite, seek compromise
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Portugal's president urged politicians on Tuesday to set aside their bickering and find compromises in the national interest after an election that threatened to bring a period of damaging instability.... 10/6/2015 8:01 PM

Ukraine rebels to delay local election, sidestep tense topic
MOSCOW (AP) -- Officials in rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine announced Tuesday they will postpone local elections that were going to be held shortly, sidestepping a contentious issue that had blocked progress toward a resolution for the war in Ukraine.... 10/6/2015 7:45 PM

Carter: "Deeply regrets" Afghanistan hospital attack
ROME (AP) -- Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the Defense Department "deeply regrets the loss of innocent lives" from a U.S. military airstrike on a hospital in Afghanistan.... 10/6/2015 7:28 PM

After weeks of unrest, Palestinian leader appeals for calm
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called Tuesday for calm after several weeks of heightened unrest with Israel, saying his people had no interest in any further "escalation" and urging renewed dialogue.... 10/6/2015 7:23 PM

Somalia's extremists vow violence against British troops
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A spokesman for Somalia's Islamic extremists says their rebels will fight the British troops that are to be deployed to the country as peacekeepers.... 10/6/2015 6:46 PM

Vatican: Pope Francis to visit Mexico next year, no date yet
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican says Pope Francis is planning to visit Mexico next year.... 10/6/2015 6:45 PM

Belarus' president says he doesn't want Russian air base
MINSK, Belarus (AP) -- Belarus doesn't want to host a Russian military air base, President Alexander Lukashenko said Tuesday, a statement that highlighted a strain between the two neighbors and allies.... 10/6/2015 6:07 PM

Journalist released from prison in Egypt leaves country
CAIRO (AP) -- Mohamed Fahmy, a journalist who was released from prison in Egypt last month, posted on social media that he left the country Tuesday.... 10/6/2015 6:06 PM

Eastern European nations work jointly to secure borders
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Several Eastern European countries are cooperating on controlling the flow of migrants at the external borders of the European Union - a program a top Hungarian official said Tuesday could set an example for the rest of the 28-nation bloc.... 10/6/2015 5:55 PM

The Latest: UN official warns EU on 'hotspot' migrant triage
GENEVA (AP) -- The latest developments as hundreds of thousands of people seeking safety make an epic trek through Europe. All times local.... 10/6/2015 5:54 PM

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