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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 3:21 AM

Britain's Prince William takes on diplomatic role in China
BEIJING (AP) -- Prince William told a boy he might be able to make his dream of singing opera in a palace come true as he met with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds on Monday on the first official visit to mainland China by a senior British royal in a generation.... 3/2/2015 3:19 AM

Asia stocks mostly rise as China rate cut offsets US data
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian stock markets were mostly higher Monday as a weekend interest rate cut by the Chinese central bank lifted sentiment following the release of lackluster U.S. growth data.... 3/2/2015 3:05 AM

Estonia's ruling pro-Western Reform Party wins election
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) -- Estonia's ruling Reform Party has emerged as the overall winner in the Baltic country's general election dominated by economic issues and security concerns over Russia's actions in Ukraine.... 3/2/2015 1:32 AM

Dolce&Gabbana pay sentimental tribute to mothers in Milan
MILAN (AP) -- Model Bianca Balta won applause of approval as she walked down the Dolce&Gabbana runway in an advanced stage of pregnancy. It was part of the designing duo's early Mother's Day present to women, a collection dedicated to moms.... 3/1/2015 11:20 PM

Argentine president: late prosecutor had also praised her
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Argentine President Cristina Fernandez said Sunday the prosecutor who had accused her of a criminal cover-up had also praised her, characterizing the late Alberto Nisman's actions as contradictory in a sharply worded speech that included a rebuke of Israel over the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center.... 3/1/2015 11:14 PM

Party of Lesotho's prime minister ahead in election results
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The party of Lesotho's prime minister on Sunday led in initial results from an election in the mountain kingdom, which held an early vote in an attempt to overcome tension among political factions.... 3/1/2015 11:09 PM

Popular Peru ex-minister charged in killing of journalist
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- A retired army general widely seen as a possible presidential candidate has been formally charged with murdering a prominent journalist 26 years ago during the country's internal conflict, a prosecutor announced.... 3/1/2015 10:10 PM

Greece protests planned Turkish air maneuvers in Aegean Sea
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece is protesting Turkey's move to reserve a large chunk of airspace over the Aegean Sea for military maneuvers until the end of the year, a Greek foreign ministry spokesman says.... 3/1/2015 10:03 PM

US officials called 'terrorists' mock Venezuela travel ban
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Conservative U.S. politicians banned from traveling to Venezuela by socialist President Nicolas Maduro are taking the restriction as a badge of honor.... 3/1/2015 9:11 PM

Bomb kills 2 near police station in southern Egypt
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian security official says a bomb went off near a police station and mosque in the southern city of Aswan, killing two civilians and wounding a soldier and four others.... 3/1/2015 9:09 PM

Estonians vote in parliamentary election amid security fears
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) -- Early results showed Estonia's center-right ruling coalition leading Sunday in the country's parliamentary election, which has been dominated by economic issues and security concerns due to Russia's actions in Ukraine.... 3/1/2015 9:04 PM

AP Essay: 'Jihadi John' won't have the same impact unmasked
LONDON (AP) -- As "Jihadi John," he was a terrifying figure, his identity concealed by a black mask, his threatening tone backed up by his oversize, serrated knife and his willingness to use it in the name of Islamic State and its self-declared caliphate.... 3/1/2015 8:47 PM

30,000 marchers in Moscow mourn slain Putin foe
MOSCOW (AP) -- For the tens of thousands bearing flowers and tying black ribbons to railings in honor of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, the solemn march through the Moscow drizzle on Sunday was a time for silence, not slogans.... 3/1/2015 8:42 PM

Iraqi premier gives ultimatum ahead of hinted Tikrit attack
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's prime minister called on Sunni tribal fighters to abandon the Islamic State group Sunday, ahead of a promised offensive to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown from the extremists.... 3/1/2015 8:38 PM

Israeli military conducts 'surprise' drill in West Bank
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's military has called up thousands of soldiers in a "surprise" training drill in the West Bank.... 3/1/2015 7:42 PM

AP PHOTOS: Migrants flock to EU door at Hungary's border
ALONG THE SERBIA-HUNGARY BORDER (AP) -- Exhausted, hungry and cold, they have been walking for miles. What little they have is carried in plastic bags. They camp in abandoned homes, followed by stray dogs hoping to snag a morsel.... 3/1/2015 7:28 PM

Elegant Vazquez replaces folksy Mujica as Uruguay president
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) -- One leftist leader replaced another in Uruguay on Sunday, a change seemingly marked more by style than differences in policy as the elegant Tabare Vazquez took over from the famously casual Jose Mujica, who formally left office in rubber-soled brown shoes.... 3/1/2015 7:00 PM

Russia detains Ukrainian parliament member over Odessa fire
MOSCOW (AP) -- Moscow police have detained a member of Ukraine's parliament as he was taking part in a march mourning a slain Russian opposition figure. Ukraine's parliament has protested the detention.... 3/1/2015 6:54 PM

Activists say Islamic State releases 19 Syrian Christians
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Islamic State group released at least 19 Christians on Sunday who were among the more than 220 people the militants took captive in northeastern Syria last week, activists and a local leader said.... 3/1/2015 6:15 PM



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