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The Latest: France denounces 'brutality' of Assad gov't
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest developments on the war in Syria and the tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing violence (all times local):... 2/10/2016 3:29 PM

2 Kenyan athletes tell AP Athletics Kenya CEO asked for bribe to reduce doping suspensions
EMBU, Kenya (AP) -- 2 Kenyan athletes tell AP Athletics Kenya CEO asked for bribe to reduce doping suspensions .... 2/10/2016 3:27 PM

EU and Britain have big differences over 'ever closer union'
LONDON (AP) -- For Britain and the European Union, they are three little words that expose big philosophical differences: "Ever closer union."... 2/10/2016 3:26 PM

Venezuela malls scale back hours as government cuts energy
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Shopping malls across Venezuela are preparing to dramatically reduce their hours to comply with a government electricity rationing order.... 2/10/2016 3:25 PM

Spain: Court orders release of puppeteers in terror case
MADRID (AP) -- A Spanish court on Wednesday ordered the release of two puppeteers jailed since last week for allegedly praising terrorism in a controversial Carnival show funded with public money.... 2/10/2016 3:18 PM

NATO, EU sign agreement on cyberdefense cooperation
BRUSSELS (AP) -- NATO and the European Union have signed an agreement to improve cooperation in cyberdefense, which NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg called a concrete example of the two Brussels-based organizations joining forces to counter modern forms of hybrid warfare.... 2/10/2016 3:17 PM

Ex-employee of Israeli PM wins abuse case
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli court ruled Wednesday in favor of a former member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's housekeeping staff who had complained he was mistreated by Netanyahu's wife, Sara.... 2/10/2016 3:17 PM

Ex-SS guard on trial in late push to punish Nazi crimes
DETMOLD, Germany (AP) -- A 94-year-old former SS guard at the Auschwitz death camp is going on trial this week on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder, the first of up to four cases being brought to court this year in an 11th-hour push by German prosecutors to punish Nazi war crimes.... 2/10/2016 3:14 PM

Kurds attack Syrian air base held by insurgents
BEIRUT (AP) -- Kurdish fighters backed by Russian airstrikes launched an attack in northern Syria on Wednesday in an attempt to capture a military air base held by Syrian insurgents, while an international aid group warned that the health system is close to collapse in parts of northern Syria.... 2/10/2016 3:13 PM

Report charges Thai government ignores torture allegations
BANGKOK (AP) -- A group of human rights organizations in southern Thailand has issued a report aimed at drawing public attention to what it says are complaints of torture by security forces that have not been addressed by authorities.... 2/10/2016 3:13 PM

Widow of celebrated chef can't explain apparent suicide
GENEVA (AP) -- The widow of celebrated Swiss-French chef Benoit Violier says in a published interview that she has no explanation for his apparent suicide, sharply denying allegations that financial troubles were to blame.... 2/10/2016 3:11 PM

French foreign minister leaving to head Constitutional Court
PARIS (AP) -- France's top diplomat is leaving his post to become chief of the Constitutional Council, France's top court which makes sure that legislation complies with the constitution.... 2/10/2016 3:10 PM

NATO chief expects OK for greater presence in Eastern Europe
BRUSSELS (AP) -- NATO defense ministers should approve plans Wednesday for increasing NATO's presence in Eastern Europe to deter Russia, and discuss what the alliance might do to stanch the ongoing flow of migrants into Europe, the organization's secretary-general said.... 2/10/2016 2:59 PM

UAE picks woman to be first "happiness" minister
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The United Arab Emirates has named a woman as its first minister of state for happiness and appointed a 22-year-old to a ministerial post overseeing youth affairs in a Cabinet shake-up designed to inject fresh thinking into the oil-rich country's government.... 2/10/2016 2:57 PM

EU appeals for migrant action as summit looms
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union appealed Wednesday for member countries to step up efforts to manage the refugee crisis, saying they are still reacting far too slowly as thousands continue to arrive.... 2/10/2016 2:45 PM

Turkish PM lashes out at UN, says refugees it accepts serves Syria's 'ethnic cleansing' ai...
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Turkish PM lashes out at UN, says refugees it accepts serves Syria's 'ethnic cleansing' aims.... 2/10/2016 2:37 PM

Car strikes gas tanker in Pakistan, killing 10
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) -- A Pakistani police official says a car slammed into a gas tanker, causing a fireball that killed 10 people, including six children.... 2/10/2016 2:27 PM

Germany: 5 go on trial for aiding Islamic extremist groups
BERLIN (AP) -- Four men and one woman have gone on trial in Germany accused of supporting Islamic extremist groups in Syria.... 2/10/2016 2:23 PM

Citing security, Davos organizers postpone Egypt conference
GENEVA (AP) -- Organizers of the World Economic Forum, which holds an annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, have postponed a similar conference planned to take place in Egypt this spring over security concerns.... 2/10/2016 2:22 PM

AP Exclusive: Iranian drone first over US carrier since 2014
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- An Iranian drone that flew over a U.S. aircraft carrier last month was the first to conduct an overflight of an American carrier since 2014, according to a U.S. Navy report obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday.... 2/10/2016 2:16 PM

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