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MH17 next of kin finally view wreckage of downed flight
GILZE-RIJEN AIR BASE, Netherlands (AP) -- The relatives of those killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed over eastern Ukraine visited a Dutch air base Tuesday to view the wreckage of the plane.... 3/3/2015 3:50 PM

EU condemns Russia over Nemtsov funeral bans
BRUSSELS (AP) -- EU-Russian relations took a further dip on Tuesday when the European Union strongly condemned Moscow for banning Polish and Latvian lawmakers from entering the country to attend the funeral of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov.... 3/3/2015 3:50 PM

New Delhi gang-rapist: She shouldn't have fought back
NEW DELHI (AP) -- One of the men sentenced to death for raping and killing a woman in a brutal 2012 gang attack on a New Delhi bus said in a documentary that if their victim had not fought back she would not have been killed.... 3/3/2015 3:43 PM

NKorea denounces UN criticism of its human rights record
BERLIN (AP) -- North Korea's foreign minister on Tuesday denounced criticism of Pyongyang's human rights record, dismissing a U.N. report that concluded crimes against humanity were committed there and telling the top U.N. rights body that the United States is engaged in a "human rights racket."... 3/3/2015 3:42 PM

India, Pakistan envoys praise meetings held to repair ties
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Envoys from India and Pakistan agreed Tuesday to find common ground but there was no decision on whether the rare meeting between the wary rivals would result in future negotiations.... 3/3/2015 3:42 PM

UN says Libyan talks to be held in Morocco this week
CAIRO (AP) -- The United Nations mission in Libya says talks between the country's rival factions will resume this week in Morocco.... 3/3/2015 3:41 PM

Switzerland to automatically share tax data with Australia
BERLIN (AP) -- Switzerland has signed an accord with Australia aimed at cracking down on tax evaders.... 3/3/2015 3:38 PM

Greek prosecutors seek ultra-rightist's release from jail
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greek prosecutors are recommending the head of the Nazi-inspired Golden Dawn party - the country's third-largest - be freed from prison pending trial for alleged participation in a criminal group.... 3/3/2015 3:35 PM

Automakers vow not to give up on weak-selling electrics
GENEVA (AP) -- Top automakers are vowing not to give up on weak-selling electric vehicles - even as they unveil an array of powerful luxury cars with conventional engines aimed at a growing global market.... 3/3/2015 3:34 PM

Church: Canadian pastor missing in North Korea
TORONTO (AP) -- A Canadian church says its senior pastor has been missing in North Korea since late January.... 3/3/2015 3:33 PM

Villarrica volcano erupts in southern Chile, thousands flee
PUCON, Chile (AP) -- One of South America's most active volcanoes erupted early Tuesday in southern Chile, spewing heavy smoke into the air as lava surged down its slopes, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands of people.... 3/3/2015 3:30 PM

Hundreds killed as Chad forces seize northeast Nigerian town
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Chadian troops have seized a strategically located northeast Nigerian town from Boko Haram, but not before the defeated Islamic extremists killed hundreds of civilians, Chad's military said.... 3/3/2015 3:30 PM

Croatian president: We will help Bosnia get into the EU
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarevic says her country will help neighboring Bosnia walk the "long and difficult path" toward European Union membership.... 3/3/2015 3:20 PM

Turkish president fined for 'insulting' Armenia peace statue
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's state-run news agency says a court has ordered President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to pay 10,000 Turkish Lira (US$ 4,000) in compensation to an artist for calling his sculpture - meant to promote reconciliation between Turkey and Armenia - a "monstrosity."... 3/3/2015 3:10 PM

DNA study backs theory of massive steppe migration to Europe
BERLIN (AP) -- A wave of migrants from the eastern fringes of Europe some 4,500 years ago left their trace in the DNA - and possibly the languages - of modern Europeans, according to a new study.... 3/3/2015 3:08 PM

Pope names history scholar as new San Diego bishop
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis has selected a native Californian and history scholar to serve as bishop of San Diego.... 3/3/2015 3:07 PM

Police: Italian business leader arrested for taking payoff
ROME (AP) -- Italian police have arrested an anti-corruption crusader for allegedly pocketing 100,000 euros ($110,000) he demanded to allow a pastry shop to operate at Palermo's airport.... 3/3/2015 3:07 PM

Al-Jazeera journalist fined $1,120 over Paris drone flight
PARIS (AP) -- A Paris court has fined a journalist for broadcaster Al-Jazeera 1,000 euros ($1,120) for flying a drone without authorization over the French capital while the city was under a high security alert.... 3/3/2015 3:03 PM

Hunger-striking Ukrainian pilot's health stable, Russia says
MOSCOW (AP) -- A top Russian prison official says the jailed Ukrainian military pilot who has been on a hunger strike for nearly three months is in a stable condition.... 3/3/2015 2:54 PM

Portugal's PM says he's 'not perfect' amid tax controversy
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Red-faced Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho has admitted he is "not perfect" after it was revealed he failed to pay his social security contributions during five years, before he came to office.... 3/3/2015 2:54 PM

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