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The Latest: Thick haze in Valley of Mexico for papal Mass
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Mexico (all times local):... 2/14/2016 5:03 PM

Danes mark anniversary of victims killed in gunman attacks
HELSINKI (AP) -- Danes have honored the two victims of attacks by a gunman at a cultural center and synagogue a year ago in the capital, Copenhagen, with flowers, speeches and a torchlight parade.... 2/14/2016 4:56 PM

Israeli leader defends gas extraction deal in Supreme Court
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made an unprecedented appearance at the Supreme Court Sunday to defend a deal signed in December with U.S. and Israeli developers drilling offshore gas deposits.... 2/14/2016 4:49 PM

Former Lebanese premier calls for ending presidential vacuum
BEIRUT (AP) -- Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has called on the Lebanese to put aside differences and vote for a new president to end a vacuum that has lasted nearly two years.... 2/14/2016 4:46 PM

UK band members killed after car crashes into Swedish canal
HELSINKI (AP) -- Five British men, including members of British indie band Viola Beach, were killed when their car drove through a barrier and plunged into a canal near Stockholm.... 2/14/2016 4:44 PM

US pushing Albania to enact judicial, legislative reforms
TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday pushed Albania to enact a major package of judicial and legislative reforms, backed by U.S. money that also is intended to help the Balkan nation take in Iranian refugees from Iraq.... 2/14/2016 4:37 PM

Putin, Obama discuss Syria, Ukraine
MOSCOW (AP) -- Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama have held a telephone conversation about the Syrian war and the unresolved conflict in Ukraine.... 2/14/2016 4:36 PM

Israel: 3 Palestinians dead after attacking Israelis
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Three Palestinians were killed and another critically wounded while attempting to attack Israeli security forces in three separate incidents in the West Bank on Sunday, the Israeli military and police said.... 2/14/2016 4:34 PM

Memorial service held for victims of train crash in Germany
BERLIN (AP) -- Hundreds of mourners have gathered at a memorial service for the 11 victims who died in a head-on train crash in southern Germany.... 2/14/2016 4:22 PM

Turkey shells Kurdish positions in Syria for 2nd day
BEIRUT (AP) -- Turkey shelled positions held by the main Kurdish militia in northern Syria for a second day on Sunday, drawing condemnation from the Syrian government, whose forces are advancing against insurgents in the same area under the cover of Russian airstrikes.... 2/14/2016 4:09 PM

Bahrain protesters clash with police on uprising anniversary
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) -- Hundreds of Bahraini youths shouting anti-government slogans took to the streets in Bahrain despite a heavy police presence Sunday to mark the fifth anniversary of an uprising calling for political change in the tiny island kingdom.... 2/14/2016 4:07 PM

Multiple crises challenge European Union before summit
LONDON (AP) -- If the European Union were a patient, its survival would be seen as threatened by multiple organ failure.... 2/14/2016 3:58 PM

The Latest: France calls on Syria to halt airstrikes
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on the civil war in Syria (all times local):... 2/14/2016 3:57 PM

Spain: Popular Party official quits amid corruption claims
MADRID (AP) -- The president of the Madrid branch of Spain's center-right Popular Party resigned Sunday amid allegations that the party benefited from irregular funding.... 2/14/2016 3:53 PM

Suspect arrested with guns, bullets at Greece-Turkey border
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) -- Greek police say they arrested a British citizen on the main border crossing to Turkey carrying a large weapons cache.... 2/14/2016 3:48 PM

Haiti lawmakers elect Senate chief as provisional president
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Haitian lawmakers on Sunday chose the country's Senate chief to lead a caretaker government that will fill the void left by last week's departure of former President Michel Martelly and perhaps ease lingering tensions that recently pushed the deeply polarized nation into political crisis.... 2/14/2016 3:27 PM

Iran exports first oil shipment to Europe since nuclear deal
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran says it has exported its first crude oil shipment to Europe since it reached a landmark nuclear deal with world powers, the official IRNA news agency reported Sunday.... 2/14/2016 3:05 PM

Swiss to represent Saudi Arabia in Iran after ties cut
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said Sunday that Switzerland has agreed to handle its diplomatic services in Iran so that Iranian pilgrims can continue to visit the oil-rich kingdom.... 2/14/2016 2:44 PM

Pope to bring message of hope to gritty Mexico City suburb
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis heads into the capital's crime-ridden suburb of Ecatepec on Sunday to see firsthand the reality of the Mexican "periphery," where drug violence, gangland-style executions and kidnappings are daily facts of life.... 2/14/2016 2:30 PM

Netanyahu: US Vice President Biden may visit Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says staffers for U.S. Vice President Joe Biden are arriving in Israel ahead of a possible Biden visit.... 2/14/2016 2:22 PM



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