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Frenchwoman freed from Mexico jail sues ex-president, others
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A Frenchwoman who became a cause celebre in her country after she was jailed for kidnapping in Mexico is suing a former Mexican president, other ex-officials and a major TV network, her lawyer said Monday.... 1/26/2015 10:44 PM

US drone strikes resume in Yemen despite turmoil
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- A U.S. drone strike targeted al-Qaida in Yemen on Monday, signaling Washington's determination to keep fighting the militants despite political paralysis brought on by a Shiite power grab.... 1/26/2015 10:39 PM

Kurds celebrate ousting Islamic State fighters from Kobani
BEIRUT (AP) -- Jubilant Kurdish fighters ousted Islamic State militants from the key Syrian border town of Kobani on Monday after a four-month battle - a significant victory for both the Kurds and the U.S.-led coalition.... 1/26/2015 10:28 PM

UN: deadly attack on Ukraine city could be war crime
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. political chief says deadly rocket attacks on the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol this weekend that "knowingly targeted civilians" violated international humanitarian law and could amount to war crimes.... 1/26/2015 10:24 PM

Spain: 10 dead, 21 hurt in crash of Greek F-16 jet at base
MADRID (AP) -- A Greek F-16 fighter jet crashed into other aircraft on the ground during NATO training in southeastern Spain Monday, killing at least 10 French and Greek military personnel, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said.... 1/26/2015 10:23 PM

Colombians celebrate Miss Universe title
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Carnival has come a few weeks early to the Caribbean city of Barranquilla where residents took to the streets on Monday to show their hometown pride after local beauty queen Paulina Vega was crowned Miss Universe.... 1/26/2015 10:16 PM

Spielberg warns of growing anti-Semitism at Holocaust event
KRAKOW, Poland (AP) -- Film director Steven Spielberg told a group of Holocaust survivors on Monday that Jews are again facing the "perennial demons of intolerance" from anti-Semites who are provoking hate crimes and trying to strip survivors of their identity.... 1/26/2015 9:55 PM

Kate Hudson reveals derriere at Versace, Portman hits Dior
PARIS (AP) -- At Paris' high-octane couture week, what happens on the catwalk is only half the story.... 1/26/2015 9:45 PM

Russia defiant after more threats from West over Ukraine
MOSCOW (AP) -- A defiant President Vladimir Putin on Monday called the Ukrainian army a "NATO foreign legion," reflecting his readiness to stand up to the West regardless of rising economic costs, as Standard & Poor's rating agency downgraded Russia's credit rating to junk.... 1/26/2015 9:20 PM

WikiLeaks slams Google over delay in revealing US warrants
BERLIN (AP) -- WikiLeaks on Monday criticized Google for failing to swiftly inform the secrets-spilling group about U.S. search warrants issued seeking emails and other personal information from three of its staff.... 1/26/2015 9:09 PM

Greece's first radical left prime minister sworn in
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Tieless and eschewing the traditional religious swearing-in ceremony, but with a surprise coalition deal in the bag and a sanguine international reception, radical left leader Alexis Tsipras took over Monday as austerity-wracked Greece's new prime minister.... 1/26/2015 9:02 PM

S&P downgrades Russia credit rating to junk
LONDON (AP) -- Standard & Poor's rating agency on Monday downgraded Russia's credit grade by one notch to junk status, citing a weakened economic outlook.... 1/26/2015 8:46 PM

Eurozone looks for dialogue after stunning Greece elections
BRUSSELS (AP) -- For a man long seen as the eurozone's worst nightmare, Alexis Tsipras has had a smooth first day as prime minister of Greece.... 1/26/2015 8:43 PM

Canada finds case of H7N9 bird flu in traveler
TORONTO (AP) -- Canadian health authorities said Monday they have diagnosed a case of bird flu in a British Columbia woman who recently returned from China and suspect a man who travelled with her also had it.... 1/26/2015 8:42 PM

Gunshots fired at Emirati plane on landing in Baghdad
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi officials say gunshots were fired at an Emirati passenger plane during landing at Baghdad airport.... 1/26/2015 8:19 PM

First beheading under new Saudi king stirs attention
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia on Monday executed a man convicted of raping several girls in a case that has captured the kingdom's attention and marks the first beheading carried out under the newly enthroned King Salman.... 1/26/2015 8:14 PM

Trainor and Styles write a duet about heartbreak
LONDON (AP) -- Meghan Trainor and Harry Styles have put their heartbreak into a duet.... 1/26/2015 7:10 PM

Cumberbatch says sorry for calling black actors 'colored'
LONDON (AP) -- Benedict Cumberbatch says he was an "idiot" to refer to non-white actors as "colored."... 1/26/2015 7:00 PM

Canadian soldiers involved in 2 more firefights in Iraq
TORONTO (AP) -- Canadian special forces in northern Iraq have engaged in two more firefights against Islamic State group militants, but Canada's government denies they're involved in combat.... 1/26/2015 6:40 PM

Prosecutor seeks 26 years for Costa Concordia captain
ROME (AP) -- Prosecutors asked a court to convict the captain of the Costa Concordia and sentence him to 26 years in prison Monday for the 2012 shipwreck off Tuscany that killed 32 people, saying the term is hardly excessive given the death toll.... 1/26/2015 6:23 PM

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