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France, Saudi Arabia deepen alliance with 10B euros in deals
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- France has signed deals worth 10 billion euros ($11.4 billion) with Saudi Arabia, said French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Tuesday, underscoring the shared foreign policy stances that have helped deepen the two countries' military and economic ties.... 10/13/2015 6:02 PM

Artist plans to render border fence "invisible"
NOGALES, Sonora, Mexico (AP) -- A California-based artist is leading an effort to paint the border fence that divides the U.S. and Mexico to make it blend in with the landscape.... 10/13/2015 6:00 PM

EU applauds calm in Guinea vote, calls for transparency
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- European Union observers on Tuesday commended voters in Guinea for their enthusiasm and peaceful conduct during a presidential election despite logistical problems, and called for transparency as the electoral commission finalizes the results of the first round.... 10/13/2015 5:55 PM

Yemen's al-Qaida detains 4 after rare protest
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's al-Qaida affiliate detained three journalists and an NGO worker who took part in a rare protest against the militants' rule over the eastern city of Mukalla, security officials said Tuesday.... 10/13/2015 5:51 PM

Top beer makers to join forces to face industry challenges
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The world's biggest beer maker has clinched a deal to take over its nearest rival to stave off two key threats facing big name brands: the surge in popularity of craft brews and weakening sales in the rich markets of the U.S. and Europe.... 10/13/2015 5:38 PM

UN rights expert airs doubts about Belarus election result
GENEVA (AP) -- A U.N. human rights expert is raising doubts about the re-election of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, saying he garnered the highest margin of victory in an election in Europe since World War II.... 10/13/2015 5:24 PM

The Latest: Ukraine defends decision not to close airspace
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- The latest news on the report into the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine last year. All times local.... 10/13/2015 5:19 PM

Mali official: Attack in north kills at least 6 people
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Mali's army spokesman says at least six people have been killed by suspected jihadists who attacked a convoy escorted by the army in north Mali.... 10/13/2015 5:14 PM

French president is looking to sell new ships to Russia
SAINT-NAZAIRE (AP) -- France is looking to sell new ships to Russia in the future despite the cancellation of a controversial deal for two Mistral-class warships this year, French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday.... 10/13/2015 5:09 PM

Journalist says Canada PM abandoned him during Egypt ordeal
TORONTO (AP) -- A former Al-Jazeera journalist who was released from prison in Egypt last month says Canada's prime minister betrayed and abandoned him.... 10/13/2015 4:58 PM

Guatemala ends search for victims of slide that killed 280
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Guatemalan authorities are calling off the search for victims buried under a massive landslide that killed at least 280 people near the Central American nation's capital.... 10/13/2015 4:58 PM

The Latest: Czech watchdog condemns asylum conditions
GENEVA (AP) -- The latest news from the wave of refugees and other migrants fleeing Africa, Asia and the Middle East and heading for western Europe. All times local.... 10/13/2015 4:53 PM

Myanmar says election to be held as planned despite flooding
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) -- Myanmar's general election will go ahead as planned on Nov. 8 despite a proposed delay because of recent landslides and flooding, the election commission said Tuesday.... 10/13/2015 3:35 PM

Russia says thwarted Moscow terror attack planned by 12
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian security officials released new details Tuesday about a group suspected of planning a terror attack in Moscow with support from the Islamic State group, saying it was comprised of 12 Russian citizens, including at least one who had been trained in Syria.... 10/13/2015 3:34 PM

Insurgents shell Russian embassy in Syria during rally
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Insurgents fired two shells at the Russian embassy in the Syrian capital on Tuesday as hundreds of pro-government supporters gathered outside the compound to thank Moscow for its military intervention.... 10/13/2015 3:33 PM

Amnesty opens Nigeria office to investigate abuse charges
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Amnesty International opened an office Tuesday in Nigeria, promising to investigate allegations of abuses from oil pollution and forced evictions to charges of military killings of civilians in the fight against Boko Haram Islamic extremists.... 10/13/2015 3:33 PM

Ireland plans tax cuts, spending hikes as economy rebounds
DUBLIN (AP) -- Ireland announced Tuesday it will inject a further 1.5 billion euros ($1.7 billion) in tax cuts and spending hikes into its already fast-growing economy as the country accelerates its rebound from an international bailout and banking crisis.... 10/13/2015 3:28 PM

The Latest: Netanyahu plans 'aggressive steps'
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The latest developments in ongoing violence between Palestinians and Israelis (all times local):... 10/13/2015 3:28 PM

A glance at the report into the downing of flight MH17
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- After a painstaking 15-month investigation, the Dutch Safety Board has published its final report into what caused Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 to break up high over Eastern Ukraine last year, killing all 298 people on board.... 10/13/2015 3:26 PM

Opposition head: no leniency for Roman Polanski if we rule
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- The leader of Poland's conservative opposition Law and Justice party said Tuesday there will be no leniency for fugitive filmmaker Roman Polanski if his party wins the Oct. 25 general elections.... 10/13/2015 3:16 PM

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