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Judge opens inquiry into death of ex-Russian spy Litvinenko
LONDON (AP) -- A British judge opened an inquiry Tuesday into the death of Alexander Litvinenko, a former Russian intelligence agent who died from radioactive poisoning in London in 2006.... 1/27/2015 10:53 AM

Oxfam: Rich countries must support Ebola recovery
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) -- Rich countries must act swiftly to repair battered health systems and get cash to millions of families in the three countries hit hardest by the world's worst Ebola outbreak, the international development agency Oxfam said Tuesday.... 1/27/2015 10:51 AM

Aer Lingus backs takeover, needs Irish government support
DUBLIN (AP) -- Aer Lingus said Tuesday it supports a takeover bid by British Airways parent IAG, putting the Irish national airline with its trademark shamrock tailfins on course for foreign acquisition nine years after its privatization.... 1/27/2015 10:51 AM

Gunmen at Libyan luxury hotel take hostages; 3 guards dead
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Gunmen stormed a luxury Libyan hotel popular with foreigners Tuesday, killing at least three guards and taking hostages, a security official said.... 1/27/2015 10:47 AM

Dubai claims title of world's busiest international airport
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The city that boasts the world's tallest building is now home to the world's busiest airport for international passengers too.... 1/27/2015 10:41 AM

Greek bailout critic says he will be new finance minister
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- A Greek economist and outspoken bailout critic wrote in a blog post Tuesday that he will be sworn in as finance minister under the country's new left-wing government.... 1/27/2015 10:37 AM

Russia announces anti-crisis plan after rating downgrade
MOSCOW (AP) -- After a top ratings agency cut Russia's credit grade to "junk" status, the government in Moscow on Tuesday announced a plan that will see the economy return to a budget surplus in 2017.... 1/27/2015 10:33 AM

Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation 70 years on without Putin
OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) -- When the Soviet army entered Auschwitz exactly 70 years ago, finding piles of corpses and prisoners close to death, a Russian soldier took a small and hungry 11-year-old girl into his arms and rocked her tenderly, tears coming to his eyes.... 1/27/2015 10:31 AM

Moscow court refuses to lift Navalny's house arrest
MOSCOW (AP) -- The Moscow City Court has refused to lift the house arrest of anti-corruption campaigner and leading opposition figure Alexei Navalny.... 1/27/2015 10:22 AM

Belgium detains 3 more people that could have terror links
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Authorities in Belgium say three individuals that could have possible links to terror networks have been detained.... 1/27/2015 10:21 AM


TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Libyan security official says gunmen at luxury Tripoli hotel take hostages; 3 guards killed.... 1/27/2015 10:17 AM

Spain: Death count rises to 11 in military jet crash at base
ALBACETE, Spain (AP) -- The death toll from the crash of a Greek F-16 at a Spanish military base rose to 11 Tuesday after one of the French airmen who suffered serious burns died at a Madrid hospital, Spain's Defense Ministry said.... 1/27/2015 10:13 AM

Siemens quarterly profit slips 25 pct on slow power business
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Industrial machinery maker Siemens AG says net profit fell 25 percent in its most recent quarter as lower earnings at its key power and gas business weighed on the bottom line.... 1/27/2015 10:07 AM

Facebook: Internal glitch caused hour-long global outage
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Facebook said it suffered a self-inflicted outage lasting an hour on Tuesday that made its site inaccessible to users worldwide.... 1/27/2015 10:06 AM

Acclaimed Indian cartoonist R.K. Laxman dies at 94
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Acclaimed Indian cartoonist R. K. Laxman, creator of the innocuous character the Common Man, who held up a mirror to the absurdity and silliness of Indian politicians, has died of multiple-organ failure, his doctor said. He was 94.... 1/27/2015 9:56 AM

EU leaders threaten more anti-Russian sanctions over Ukraine
BRUSSELS (AP) -- European Union leaders are threatening fresh sanctions against Russia because of what it sees as "growing support" of Moscow for separatists in eastern Ukraine during intensified fighting over the past days.... 1/27/2015 9:48 AM

VOICES: What Japanese think about the hostage crisis
TOKYO (AP) -- The Mideast is half a world away from Japan, and its troubles often seem so too. So Japan was shocked by a stark video from Islamic militants last week threatening to kill two Japanese hostages.... 1/27/2015 9:46 AM

Philippine police commander fired after 44 commandos die
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine officials have removed the commander of a police special action force from his post after at least 44 anti-terror commandos were killed in a clash with Muslim rebels in the country's south.... 1/27/2015 9:43 AM

Emirati airlines halt flights to Baghdad after shooting
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Multiple airlines from the United Arab Emirates said Tuesday they were cancelling flights to Baghdad after a passenger plane arriving from the Mideast's busiest airport in Dubai came under fire as it landed in the Iraqi capital.... 1/27/2015 9:37 AM

Police raid southern French town with strong jihadi network
PARIS (AP) -- French security forces on Tuesday raided a small town in the south that is known as a center for the jihadi recruiting networks that have sent hundreds of French youths to fighting in Syria and Iraq.... 1/27/2015 9:28 AM



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