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Jordan king, Iraqi, Saudi officials expected at Munich meet
MUNICH (AP) -- Jordan's King Abdullah, Iraq's prime minister and Saudi Arabia's foreign minister are among those expected at a conference opening in southern Germany, after diplomats agreed to work toward a temporary "cessation of hostilities" in Syria's civil war.... 2/12/2016 12:40 PM

Rwanda plans to relocate Burundian refugees
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) -- Rwanda's government says it plans to relocate Burundian refugees to other countries following accusations that it is harboring and training rebels opposed to the Burundian government.... 2/12/2016 12:40 PM

Bach: 'No intention' by any countries to pull out of Rio
LILLEHAMMER, Norway (AP) -- IOC President Thomas Bach says there is "no intention" by any countries to pull out of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro over concerns about the Zika virus.... 2/12/2016 12:40 PM

Coke suspends bottling at plant at center of water dispute
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Coca-Cola suspended bottling at three plants in India, including one in the parched northwest where farmers have been protesting the company's use of dwindling groundwater reserves.... 2/12/2016 12:39 PM

Turkish media say five-story building has collapsed in Istanbul; people believed trapped
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkish media say five-story building has collapsed in Istanbul; people believed trapped.... 2/12/2016 12:38 PM

Portugal's PM vows to press ahead with anti-austerity plans
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Portuguese prime minister says he has taken note of European Union concerns about his debt-heavy country's spending plans but is determined to make his anti-austerity program work.... 2/12/2016 12:37 PM

The Latest: Wall Street set to join the rebound at the open
LONDON (AP) -- The latest on the turmoil afflicting global financial markets (all times local):... 2/12/2016 12:36 PM

UK: Hong Kong bookseller 'removed' in breach of China treaty
HONG KONG (AP) -- Britain says a missing Hong Kong bookseller was likely abducted to mainland China, calling it a "serious breach" of the treaty under which Beijing took control of the city.... 2/12/2016 12:36 PM

Rights official: Poland's constitutional court 'paralyzed'
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- A top European human rights official says that Poland's Constitutional Tribunal has become "paralyzed" by the country's new government and that this threatens not only the rule of law and checks and balances on its power but also the human rights of Polish citizens.... 2/12/2016 12:31 PM

German police say 3rd black box recovered from train wreck
BERLIN (AP) -- Police in southern Germany say a third black box has been recovered from the wreckage of two trains involved in a fatal head-on crash.... 2/12/2016 12:30 PM

Court: Facebook can be sued in France in nude painting case
PARIS (AP) -- Facebook has lost a crucial legal battle as a Paris court ruled the social network can be sued in France over its decision to remove the account of a French user who posted a photo of a famous 19th-century nude painting.... 2/12/2016 12:26 PM

EU says functioning borderless area "is at serious risk"
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union is acknowledging that the overall functioning of the Schengen area of borderless travel "is at serious risk" and says Greece must make further efforts to deal with the migrant crisis at its source.... 2/12/2016 12:25 PM

The Latest: Syria task force hopes for humanitarian access
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on the conflict in Syria and international diplomatic efforts to end the violence (all times local):... 2/12/2016 12:24 PM

Russian Orthodox Church allowed to return debt in prayers
MOSCOW (AP) -- A Russian regional court has ruled that an Orthodox Church diocese can repay part of an outstanding debt in prayers rather than money.... 2/12/2016 12:12 PM

Greek farmers clash with riot police in pensions protest
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greek farmers wielding shepherd's staffs and throwing rocks clashed Friday with riot police in central Athens during a two-day protest against the government's plans to impose new tax hikes and overhaul the pension system. Riot police used tear gas to repel them.... 2/12/2016 12:02 PM

Seoul, US to open talks on missile defense aimed at N. Korea
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Looking to take a harder line after North Korea's recent nuclear test and rocket launch, Seoul and Washington will begin talks as early as next week on deploying a sophisticated U.S. missile defense system in South Korea, officials said Friday.... 2/12/2016 11:54 AM

Diplomats aim for temporary Syria truce in a week
MUNICH (AP) -- Diplomats agreed Friday to work toward a temporary "cessation of hostilities" in Syria's civil war within a week, although efforts to secure a lasting cease-fire fell short.... 2/12/2016 11:54 AM

France calls on EU to fight financing of extremist groups
BRUSSELS (AP) -- French Finance Minister Michel Sapin has urged the European Union to quickly put into effect measures aimed at curbing the financing of extremist groups.... 2/12/2016 11:45 AM

Pakistani intelligence arrests nearly 100 militants
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistan's intelligence agencies arrested a collective of 97 "hardcore terrorists" from three banned groups involved in a string of major terrorist attacks and seized weapons, explosives and communications gear intended for future attacks, a Pakistani official said Friday.... 2/12/2016 11:43 AM

Several people killed in attack on UN base in Mali
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- An official says militants have attacked a United Nations base in northern Mali, killing at least three people and injuring 30 others.... 2/12/2016 11:42 AM

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