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Venezuela prosecutor may put jailed mayor in house arrest
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- The jailed mayor of Venezuela's capital may be released from prison to house arrest for health reasons.... 4/25/2015 1:45 AM

Philippines, China trade accusations over sea threats
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippines accused China of aggressive maneuvers against its reconnaissance plane and fishermen in disputed seas where Beijing has stepped up construction of artificial islands, but China reiterated its claim on the strategic waterways.... 4/25/2015 1:30 AM

Ex-Guantanamo detainees in Uruguay protest at US Embassy
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) -- Four freed Guantanamo Bay detainees protested in front of the U.S. Embassy on Friday night, saying they were angry about being asked to leave a Uruguayan hotel that had been housing them and demanding Washington help them financially.... 4/25/2015 1:11 AM

UN: Myanmar stability at risk if Rohingya issue not solved
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Stability in Myanmar's most sensitive region can't be achieved unless it addresses the issue of citizenship for minority Rohingya Muslims, the United Nations secretary-general warned its authorities Friday.... 4/25/2015 12:22 AM

Chileans moved after dangerous volcanic mudflows detected
ENSENADA, Chile (AP) -- Authorities urged 2,000 people living near the Calbuco volcano to evacuate Friday after potentially devastating mudflows of volcanic debris were detected in a nearby river, the result of two huge eruptions this week that sent ash across large swaths of southern South America.... 4/25/2015 12:03 AM

'Watch out, Russians': Wright gives ambassador 'power dress'
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- "House of Cards" star Robin Wright has given the real-life U.S. ambassador to the United Nations a "power dress" fitting of the name.... 4/24/2015 11:40 PM

Former Polish foreign minister Bartoszewski dies at 93
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, a former Auschwitz prisoner and member of Poland's underground World War II resistance who helped save Jews and later served twice as the country's foreign minister, died Friday in Warsaw. He was 93.... 4/24/2015 11:11 PM

Mexico officials investigate case of girl wrongly sent to US
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Prosecutors have launched an investigation of possible criminal conduct in the case of a 14-year-old girl mistakenly sent to the U.S. to live with a woman who claimed to be her mother, authorities said Friday.... 4/24/2015 10:40 PM

UN: High civilian toll in Yemen conflict; at least 550 dead
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- With combatants fighting in neighborhoods and Saudi-led coalition warplanes pounding Iran-backed rebels from the sky, Yemen's war is wreaking a particularly bloody toll among civilians: more than 550 have been killed in the past month, including 115 children, the U.N. said Friday.... 4/24/2015 10:30 PM

Angelina Jolie rips world powers on Syria's refugee crisis
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Actress Angelina Jolie pleaded with world powers Friday to help the millions of Syrian refugees, sharply criticizing the U.N. Security Council for being paralyzed by its division over Syria's four-year conflict.... 4/24/2015 10:28 PM

Despite tensions, US, Russia vow cooperation in the Arctic
IQALUIT, Canada (AP) -- The United States, Russia and other Arctic countries looked past Ukraine's civil war and other tensions Friday, vowing to cooperate on preventing oil spills near the North Pole and combating climate change in a region warming faster than any other.... 4/24/2015 10:15 PM

Greece under fire from creditors as bailout talks drag
RIGA, Latvia (AP) -- European creditors turned up the heat on Greece Friday to deliver an economic reform program that it needs to avoid a possible default and even an exit from the euro.... 4/24/2015 10:08 PM

Kerry backs Saudi strikes in Yemen as long as Houthis fight
IQALUIT, Canada (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry is backing Saudi Arabian airstrikes against Houthi rebels as long as the rebels persist in attacking Yemeni government forces.... 4/24/2015 10:06 PM

Romania: robbers trained to steal jewels, cars detained
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Prosecutors detained 14 people Friday who are suspected of belonging to a network of well-dressed robbers who were trained to rob luxury items in Romania and the European Union.... 4/24/2015 10:04 PM

UN envoy on Syria warns that May talks are not negotiations
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- A new series of talks on the Syrian war that begin next month in Geneva should not be seen as negotiations toward a peace deal, the U.N. special envoy on Syria warned the Security Council on Friday, while an Iranian diplomat indicated that his country would take part.... 4/24/2015 9:57 PM

Night train kills 14 migrants `sleeping' on Macedonia tracks
VELES, Macedonia (AP) -- A group of migrants trying to reach European opportunity via what's billed by smugglers as a "safe" route - trekking along train tracks through the Balkans - was hit by an overnight train in a remote river gorge in Macedonia, killing 14.... 4/24/2015 9:11 PM

Italy court OKs arrest of suspected smuggler captain, crew
CATANIA, Sicily (AP) -- A judge in Sicily on Friday confirmed the arrest warrants against the suspected captain and crew member of the smuggling boat that capsized in the Mediterranean's worst ever migrant disaster.... 4/24/2015 8:53 PM

German Parliament speaker: killings of Armenians genocide
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's parliamentary speaker said Friday that the slaughter of Armenians by Ottoman Turks 100 years ago was genocide, and that Germany's own Nazi past makes it important to speak out.... 4/24/2015 8:48 PM

Speaker of Canada's Senate, Pierre Claude Nolin, dies at 64
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- The Speaker of Canada's Senate, Pierre Claude Nolin, has died after a five-year battle with a rare form of cancer.... 4/24/2015 8:44 PM

Armenia marks centennial of killing of 1.5 million
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) -- The presidents of Russia and France joined other leaders Friday at ceremonies commemorating the massacre of Armenians a century ago by Ottoman Turks, an event which still stirs bitter feelings as both sides argue over whether to call it genocide.... 4/24/2015 8:41 PM



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