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Kerry pushes back on Israeli criticism of Iran nuke talks
MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry challenged critics of a nuclear deal being negotiated with Iran to come up with a better alternative Wednesday, in a spirited rebuke to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's claims that the emerging pact would leave Tehran just a step away from making atomic arms.... 3/4/2015 4:00 PM

Russian opposition figure Navalny's brother moved from jail
MOSCOW (AP) -- The brother of a prominent Russian opposition activist has been transferred from jail to prison.... 3/4/2015 4:00 PM

3 sought over deadly 1982 attack in Paris' Jewish quarter
PARIS (AP) -- More than 32 years after a deadly terror attack in Paris' old Jewish quarter, French authorities have at last identified three suspects and are seeking their arrest.... 3/4/2015 3:59 PM

Rights body scolds France, saying spanking kids is a no-no
PARIS (AP) -- Scolding France like a wayward child, Europe's top human rights body says French laws aren't clear enough that spanking is a big no-no.... 3/4/2015 3:55 PM

Israel to double water supplies to Gaza Strip amid tensions
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli officials say they are doubling the amount of water provided to the Gaza Strip, despite a bloody war last summer against the territory's Hamas rulers.... 3/4/2015 3:54 PM

UN: World eating too much sugar; cut to 5-10 percent of diet
LONDON (AP) -- Put down the doughnut. And while you're at it, skip the breakfast cereal, fruit juice, beer and ketchup.... 3/4/2015 3:53 PM

2 in UK arrested in fraud case linked to Syria extremism
LONDON (AP) -- British counter-terrorism police have arrested two men over an alleged "cash-for-jihad" fraud that saw elderly residents conned of money by fake police officers.... 3/4/2015 3:49 PM

Kenya: Businessmen, ex-officials charged for fraud
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A Kenyan court charged 12 businessmen and officials for fraud and abuse of office on Wednesday over a multimillion dollar scandal that involved highly inflated contracts allegedly being awarded to phantom companies, charge sheets said.... 3/4/2015 3:45 PM

Purported Islamic State militants attack Libyan oil field
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Militants purportedly from the Islamic State group attacked an oil field near Libya's central coast, prompting a counterattack by the country's Islamist-backed government that included airstrikes, an official said Wednesday.... 3/4/2015 3:44 PM

Italy rescues nearly 1,000 migrants; 10 die
ROME (AP) -- In a dramatic sea rescue north of Libya, a flotilla of rescue ships saved nearly 1,000 migrants and refugees, while 10 migrants perished in the southern Mediterranean, Italian officials said Wednesday.... 3/4/2015 3:23 PM

Microsoft co-founder says he found sunken Japan WWII warship
TOKYO (AP) -- Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen and his research team have found the wreckage of a massive Japanese World War II battleship off the Philippines near where it sank more than 70 years ago, he said Wednesday.... 3/4/2015 3:13 PM

Claim of 'dirty money' in politics provokes uproar in Iran
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's interior minister has claimed that politics in the Islamic Republic are tainted by "dirty money" from the smuggling of goods and drugs, provoking uproar ahead of crucial parliamentary elections planned for early next year.... 3/4/2015 3:12 PM

Merkel warns Russia to live up to Ukraine peace deal
BRUSSELS (AP) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel is warning Russia to live up to the Ukraine peace agreement it backed in Minsk last month or face tougher European Union sanctions.... 3/4/2015 3:09 PM

Hundreds evacuated as wildfire in South Africa burns on
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- About 500 people fled their homes in South Africa's city of Cape Town as a wildfire defied rain and firefighters with smoke and flames rising for a fourth day Wednesday.... 3/4/2015 3:03 PM

UN envoy to Yemen disappointed by Shiites rebels' stance
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- The U.N. envoy to Yemen has expressed "disappointment" over the refusal by the country's Shiite rebels to withdraw their fighters from state institutions and release the prime minister from house arrest.... 3/4/2015 2:58 PM

Dubai to curate next hot thing in 'Museum of the Future'
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The flashy Gulf city with a skyline that looks like something out of a science fiction movie is embracing its love of all things new with plans for a "Museum of the Future."... 3/4/2015 2:58 PM

Greek police guidelines on migration control spark confusion
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's radical left-led government has revoked new police guidelines on migration control after a wave of criticism from the opposition, saying they were issued without prior consultation.... 3/4/2015 2:49 PM

Suspected German member of Islamic State group arrested
BERLIN (AP) -- Prosecutors say they have arrested a German suspected of being a member of the Islamic State group and undergoing weapons training with the extremists.... 3/4/2015 2:45 PM

Merkel seeks to dampen talk of 3rd Greek bailout
BRUSSELS (AP) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the president of the European Union's executive branch are cautioning against speculation that Greece will need a third financial bailout.... 3/4/2015 2:44 PM

Top French court approves extradition of Kazakh banker
PARIS (AP) -- France's top appeals court on Wednesday approved the extradition of a Kazakh oligarch-turned-dissident to Russia or Ukraine - but his lawyers urged the French government to reconsider, arguing that the case is politically motivated.... 3/4/2015 2:43 PM



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