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Greek radical left wins election, threatening market turmoil
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- A radical left-wing party vowing to end Greece's painful austerity program won a historic victory in Sunday's parliamentary elections, setting up a showdown with the country's international creditors that could shake the eurozone.... 1/26/2015 2:12 AM

Japan working to gain IS hostage's release, analyzing video
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan was working Monday to coordinate efforts with Jordan and other countries to save a hostage held by the extremist Islamic State group.... 1/26/2015 2:12 AM

Ukraine: Phone calls prove rebels attacked city, killed 30
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine's president said Sunday that intercepted radio and telephone conversations prove that Russia-backed separatists were responsible for firing the rockets that pounded the southeastern city of Mariupol and killed at least 30 people.... 1/26/2015 1:01 AM

UN Security Council faces Ukraine, Yemen emergency meetings
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Diplomats say the U.N. Security Council will hold emergency meetings Monday on the crises in Yemen and Ukraine.... 1/26/2015 12:53 AM

Extreme right party headed for 3rd place in Greek election
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The specter of Neo-Nazism is no longer haunting Greece. It looks like it is here to stay.... 1/26/2015 12:41 AM

Obama: Counterterrorism operations in Yemen not affected
NEW DELHI (AP) -- President Barack Obama defended his counterterrorism strategy in tumultuous Yemen Sunday, saying efforts to root out a dangerous al-Qaida affiliate there would not be affected by the political vacuum in the country.... 1/26/2015 12:13 AM

Belgium sees some room to discuss Greek debt program
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Britain's Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron predicted that the election victory of Greece's radical left-wing Syriza party would create "economic uncertainty" across Europe, while left-of-center parties welcomed the results as a message that the European Union should change its economic policy.... 1/26/2015 12:04 AM

Cuba digs in heels on concessions as part of better US ties
HAVANA (AP) -- The start of talks on repairing 50 years of broken relations appears to have left President Raul Castro's government focused on winning additional concessions without giving in to U.S. demands for greater freedoms, despite the seeming benefits that warmer ties could have for the country's struggling economy.... 1/25/2015 10:43 PM

UK reviewing security after hoax call to Cameron
LONDON (AP) -- British officials are reviewing security measures Sunday after a hoax caller pretending to be the director of the government's eavesdropping agency managed to get through to Prime Minister David Cameron on the phone.... 1/25/2015 10:06 PM

Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city, scores killed
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- In fierce fighting Sunday that killed more than 200 combatants, Nigerian troops clashed with Islamic extremists who attacked Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeastern Nigeria, from three fronts.... 1/25/2015 10:02 PM

Images of shot Egypt protester revive criticism of police
CAIRO (AP) -- Images of a mortally wounded protester, blood running down her face and hair as she was lifted from the pavement by a comrade, have touched off powerful criticism of Egypt's government on the anniversary of a revolution initially sparked by police brutality.... 1/25/2015 9:58 PM

Zambia: Edgar Lungu sworn in as new president
LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) -- Edgar Lungu was sworn in as Zambia's new president Sunday.... 1/25/2015 9:33 PM

AP NewsAlert
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Tsipras: New Greek government will negotiate fair, mutually beneficial financial solution.... 1/25/2015 9:29 PM

Tunisia's Islamists will not back new coalition govt
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisia's powerful Islamist party said Sunday that it will not back the country's new coalition government in an upcoming confidence vote.... 1/25/2015 9:04 PM

Iran foreign minister summoned to explain stroll with Kerry
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has been summoned before parliament to explain his recent public stroll with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, according to a Sunday report by the country's official IRNA news agency.... 1/25/2015 9:03 PM

Iranian lawmakers honor Guard commander over IS victories
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iranian lawmakers are publicly praising a senior Guard commander for his work fighting the militant Islamic State group.... 1/25/2015 9:01 PM

Venezuela blocks meeting of former leaders, opposition chief
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuelan authorities have blocked two former Latin American presidents from visiting jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez.... 1/25/2015 8:58 PM

WHO adopts reforms to repair reputation after bungling Ebola
GENEVA (AP) -- The World Health Organization has proposed reforms that could overhaul its structure after botching the response to the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, a sluggish performance that experts say cost thousands of lives.... 1/25/2015 8:15 PM

Jolie in Iraq, says more needed for Iraq and Syria refugees
DOHUK, Iraq (AP) -- Actress Angelina Jolie, the special envoy for the United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, appealed Sunday for urgent funding to assist more than three million displaced Iraqis and Syrians living in dire conditions in northern Iraq.... 1/25/2015 8:06 PM

Obama, Modi declare era of 'new trust' in US-India relations
NEW DELHI (AP) -- President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday declared an era of "new trust" in the often fraught relationship between their nations as the U.S. leader opened a three-day visit to New Delhi.... 1/25/2015 7:32 PM

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