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WIRELESS SHOW PHOTO GALLERY: On the ground in Barcelona
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Couldn't be in Barcelona this week?... 3/2/2015 11:28 PM

Google, Facebook update contrasting plans to connect world
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Sci-fi solutions or making friends one at a time? Google and Facebook want more people online, searching around and clicking on ads. And they are finding new ways to make it happen - from selling smartphone data plans, to using solar-powered drone aircraft as floating cell towers to partnering with telecom providers in the developing world to get people hooked on apps.... 3/2/2015 11:17 PM

Watchdog: 2 Syrian chemical weapons facilities destroyed
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The global chemical weapons watchdog said in a new report that it has destroyed two Syrian chemical weapons facilities and expects the destruction of all 12 facilities to be completed this summer.... 3/2/2015 11:11 PM

Australia expected to announce more troops bound for Iraq
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia was expected to confirm Tuesday an increase in troops to be sent to Iraq to help train Iraqi security forces to fight the Islamic State group.... 3/2/2015 10:58 PM

Polish top senator: Russia banned me from Nemtsov's funeral
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's Senate speaker said Monday that Russia's authorities have denied him entry into the country for the funeral of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov.... 3/2/2015 10:53 PM

Russia, Ukraine reach gas deal to avoid cuts this month
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Russia and Ukraine reached an agreement late Monday to ensure natural gas supplies to war-torn Ukraine for the month of March, averting possible cuts that could have hit supplies to the European Union.... 3/2/2015 10:35 PM

Google selling wireless plans to get more people online
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Search giant, self-driving car developer, smartphone and tablet maker. Turned data plan provider?... 3/2/2015 10:30 PM

Woman with slain Putin critic says she didn't see his killer
MOSCOW (AP) -- The 23-year-old Ukrainian model who was with slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov tearfully recounted Monday their last dinner in a chic Red Square restaurant and their walk onto a nearby bridge - but said she did not see the gunman who pulled the trigger.... 3/2/2015 10:26 PM

Seoul: North Korea test fires 2 short-range missiles
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea on Monday fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea and warned of "merciless strikes" against its enemies as allies Seoul and Washington launched annual military drills Pyongyang claims are preparation for a northward invasion.... 3/2/2015 10:21 PM

Volkswagen CEO stands by cautious outlook
GENEVA (AP) -- The CEO of Volkswagen AG is staying with his cautious outlook for this year, saying it's a "balanced statement" based on growth in the U.S., Europe and China versus trouble spots such as Russia and Brazil.... 3/2/2015 10:12 PM

Venezuela sets deadline to US to slash embassy staff
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuela has given the U.S. two weeks to slash its diplomatic mission here to less than 20 percent of its current size as tensions between the two nations rise.... 3/2/2015 10:08 PM

Armani creates new winter trousers with tulip flair
MILAN (AP) -- The final day highlights of Armani and DSquared2 always make a rather odd pairing, representing in many ways the two poles of Milan fashion.... 3/2/2015 10:00 PM

Joe Biden in Guatemala to talk Central America funding
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has arrived in Guatemala for a two-day visit with Central American presidents to discuss funding priorities aimed at slowing migration.... 3/2/2015 9:12 PM

Toronto Police: men built mystery tunnel to use as man cave
TORONTO (AP) -- Two young men who built a mysterious tunnel in Toronto had no criminal intent, police said Monday. They just wanted a man cave.... 3/2/2015 9:12 PM

New attack in disputed region claimed by Sudan, South Sudan
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations reported another deadly attack Monday in the oil-rich region of Abyei that's claimed by both Sudan and South Sudan.... 3/2/2015 9:08 PM

Singer John Legend talks about justice at Bahrain concert
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) -- Award-winning American singer and songwriter John Legend took to the stage in Bahrain on Monday night, performing to a sold-out crowd of more than 2,000 people despite calls by some activists to cancel the concert due to concerns over human rights abuses in the Gulf Arab nation.... 3/2/2015 8:59 PM

Spain reveals 3rd Greek bailout, then says it's hypothetical
MADRID (AP) -- Spain created hours of confusion over the future of Greece's troubled finances Monday by announcing that eurozone nations were negotiating a third Greek bailout of up to 50 billion euros ($56 billion), then backtracking by saying the prospect of such a bailout is merely hypothetical.... 3/2/2015 8:55 PM

Syria's opposition, rebels reject UN envoy's plan for Aleppo
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syria's main opposition and rebel factions in the northern city of Aleppo have rejected a proposal by the U.N. envoy to freeze fighting in parts of the city as the United Nations said Monday it will not stop seeking a peaceful solution to the conflict.... 3/2/2015 8:46 PM

Iraq launches operation to retake Tikrit from Islamic State
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Backed by Iranian-supported Shiite militias, Iraqi forces launched a large-scale offensive Monday to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown from the Islamic State group, the first in a series of campaigns to try to reclaim large parts of northern Iraq from the Sunni extremists.... 3/2/2015 8:33 PM

UN warns against complacency as Ebola fight enters new phase
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The United Nations is urging donors, organizations and countries fighting Ebola in West Africa not to give in to complacency as the death toll from the virus climbs toward 10,000.... 3/2/2015 8:28 PM



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