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European Union submits climate plan for UN pact
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- The European Union has formally submitted its planned contribution to a U.N. climate pact, pledging to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40 percent by 2030.... 3/6/2015 5:56 PM

Global outrage over IS group attack on ancient Iraqi site
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's most revered Shiite cleric joined UNESCO Friday in decrying the Islamic State group's attack on the renowned archaeological site of Nimrud, a nearly-3,000 year-old city in present-day Iraq whose treasures were one of the 20th century's most significant discoveries.... 3/6/2015 5:55 PM

Frenchman on trial for helping girl, 14, seeking to join IS
PARIS (AP) -- The French girl knew him as "Tony Toxiko" - an Islamic State recruiter who first used Facebook to cajole her into joining him in Syria, then brusquely called to force the issue: Come to me or risk damnation. She was 14.... 3/6/2015 5:47 PM

SAfrican president's children stable after car accident
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Three of the South African president's children and their cousin have been in a car accident, the president's spokesman said Friday.... 3/6/2015 5:42 PM

Police release video made by gunman before Ottawa attack
TORONTO (AP) -- In a video recorded before his death, the gunman who killed a Canadian soldier and then stormed Parliament said he did it because of Canada's military involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq.... 3/6/2015 5:37 PM

Lawmakers urge UK to be more outspoken on Hong Kong
LONDON (AP) -- A British parliamentary committee on Friday urged the U.K. government to be more outspoken in support of democracy in Hong Kong, warning that failing to do so could damage Britain's reputation there.... 3/6/2015 5:35 PM

Danes want Swedish province to join 'Greater Copenhagen'
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Denmark lost the province of Scania to Sweden more than 350 years ago. Now the Danes want it back - at least for marketing purposes.... 3/6/2015 5:27 PM

Pope meets with Chile bishop amid outcry over appointment
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis met Friday with the bishop running a Chilean diocese where there has been unprecedented opposition to the nomination of his successor, accused of covering up for Chile's most notorious pedophile.... 3/6/2015 5:24 PM

Paraguayan journalist shot to death along Brazil border
ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) -- A Paraguayan radio journalist has been shot to death in a Brazilian city bordering a crime-ridden area that is a hotbed for drugs and arms smuggling, officials said on Friday.... 3/6/2015 5:20 PM

Militants attack oil field in central Libya, kill 8
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Militants attacked an oil field in central Libya on Friday, killing eight guards before setting it ablaze in the latest in a spate of attacks on petroleum facilities blamed on a local Islamic State affiliate.... 3/6/2015 5:18 PM

Greeks still hope for change despite government's stumble
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Cleaning ladies who have waged Greece's longest-running anti-austerity protest have camped outside a finance ministry building in Athens for nearly two years with one goal - getting their state-paid jobs back.... 3/6/2015 5:17 PM

Residents: Boko Haram readies for battle in NE Nigeria
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Boko Haram fighters are massing at their headquarters in the northeast Nigerian town of Gwoza in preparation for a showdown with multinational forces, residents and an intelligence officer said.... 3/6/2015 5:10 PM

US backs Tunisia's efforts to improve investment appeal
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisia's new government gave an inaugural performance this week by hosting a U.S.-sponsored conference on investment and entrepreneurship designed to boost international confidence in the struggling new democracy.... 3/6/2015 5:10 PM

Greek ultra-right lawmaker cleared over TV talk show slap
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- A lawmaker from a Nazi-inspired Greek party was acquitted Friday of a charge stemming from an attack on two female left-wing colleagues during a live TV talk show.... 3/6/2015 4:58 PM

UK broadcasters say they'll hold election debates without PM
LONDON (AP) -- British broadcasters say they will proceed with a series of televised election debates even though Prime Minister David Cameron has said he will only participate in one.... 3/6/2015 4:54 PM

Mexico finds 2nd mummified body in glacier
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Climbers have found a second mummified body in a glacier on Mexico's tallest peak.... 3/6/2015 4:45 PM

Court postpones hearing in prosecution of Ugandan rebel
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- International Criminal Court judges have postponed a key pretrial hearing for an alleged commander in Ugandan rebel Joseph Kony's notorious Lord's Resistance Army to give prosecutors more time to prepare and possibly broaden the case.... 3/6/2015 4:42 PM

Berlusconi ends community service sentence for tax fraud
MILAN (AP) -- Former Premier Silvio Berlusconi has completed his community service stint on an Alzheimer's ward, part of a tax-fraud sentence.... 3/6/2015 4:39 PM

Kremlin critic Navalny released after 15 days in custody
MOSCOW (AP) -- Leading Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny was released Friday after spending 15 days in custody and vowed that he and his supporters will not be intimidated by the slaying of a top Kremlin critic.... 3/6/2015 4:30 PM

French broadcaster rebuked for 'Jewish influence' question
PARIS (AP) -- France's audiovisual watchdog has reprimanded a cable-TV network and its sister radio station over a journalist's question to a guest whether he believed the prime minister was "under Jewish influence."... 3/6/2015 4:20 PM



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