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Rwanda hopes to use drones to deliver medical supplies
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) -- Rwanda's government has signed an agreement with a U.S.-based robotics company to build infrastructure for drones that would deliver medical supplies to health facilities across the country.... 2/10/2016 5:53 PM

UK jury finds 3 men guilty of helping friend join IS
LONDON (AP) -- Three young British men who helped a teenage friend travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group were sentenced Wednesday to several years in prison.... 2/10/2016 5:49 PM

VW, Audi recall 850,000 vehicles to fix air bag inflators
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Volkswagen and Audi say they are recalling 850,000 vehicles with suspect air bag inflators in the United States.... 2/10/2016 5:44 PM

Pope on Ash Wednesday: Let's share, be more sensitive
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis has smudged ashes on the bowed heads of prelates, nuns and ordinary Catholics during Ash Wednesday Mass in St. Peter's Basilica. The ritual marks the start of Lent, a period of penitence, prayer and self-sacrifice as the faithful prepare for Easter.... 2/10/2016 5:33 PM

Spain: Puppeteers in terror case released from jail
MADRID (AP) -- A Spanish court on Wednesday released two puppeteers jailed since last week for allegedly praising terrorism in a controversial Carnival show funded with public money.... 2/10/2016 5:30 PM

UK's Cameron blasts UN panel's ruling on WikiLeaks' Assange
LONDON (AP) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron told Parliament on Wednesday that a U.N. panel's finding that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been wrongfully detained is "ridiculous." Assange responded quickly by accusing Cameron of libel.... 2/10/2016 5:26 PM

UK to end ancient practice of printing laws on animal skin
LONDON (AP) -- It's often said some laws aren't worth the paper they're printed on. Not in Britain, where for centuries laws have been printed not on paper but on calfskin parchment known as vellum.... 2/10/2016 5:24 PM

French lawmakers approve divisive citizenship bill
PARIS (AP) -- French lawmakers have approved a divisive bill aimed at making it possible to revoke the citizenship of people convicted on terrorism charges.... 2/10/2016 5:23 PM

AP Exclusive: Iran's drone first over US carrier since 2014
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The unarmed Iranian drone that flew over a U.S. aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf last month is similar to those that can carry missiles and was the first to conduct an overflight of an American carrier since 2014, U.S. Navy records obtained Wednesday showed.... 2/10/2016 5:23 PM

Romania upholds sentence for communist-era prison commander
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- A Romanian appeals court on Wednesday upheld a 20-year prison sentence for a 90-year-old communist-era prison guard convicted of crimes against humanity, the most high-profile case against former communist authorities since dictator Nicolae Ceausescu was tried and executed in 1989.... 2/10/2016 5:22 PM

Turkish leaders lash out at UN demands to open border
KILIS, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's leaders lashed out Wednesday at the United Nations and others who are pressing the country to open its border to thousands more Syrian refugees, accusing them of failing to shoulder the refugee burden or stop the Russian bombings that have triggered the exodus.... 2/10/2016 5:16 PM

Portugal lawmakers overturn veto on gay rights, abortion law
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Same-sex couples will soon be able to adopt children in Portugal after lawmakers voted to overturn a presidential veto, with parliament also removing some abortion restrictions Wednesday.... 2/10/2016 4:56 PM

UAE picks woman to be first "happiness" minister
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Forget the negative headlines pouring from the Middle East. The United Arab Emirates thinks it's time to focus on something brighter instead.... 2/10/2016 4:55 PM

Central African Republic to go ahead with elections Sunday
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- Central African Republic's long awaited presidential runoff vote will go forward Sunday alongside a second attempt at credible legislative elections, election authorities said as the two top candidates campaigned outside the capital Wednesday.... 2/10/2016 4:54 PM

Germany cites free speech amid Polish ire at Carnival float
BERLIN (AP) -- The German government rejected a suggestion Wednesday that it might take action over a Carnival float that drew the ire of Poland's government this week.... 2/10/2016 4:53 PM

Italians arrest Argentine prelate in swindle scheme
ROME (AP) -- Italian tax police have arrested an Argentine monsignor they say was behind a Ponzi-type scheme swindling people out of 30 million euros ($34 million).... 2/10/2016 4:48 PM

Eurozone concerns building again after period of calm
LONDON (AP) -- Slowly but surely, worries over the 19-country eurozone are building again.... 2/10/2016 4:47 PM

Christian, Muslim leaders in Cyprus support peace talks
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- Christian and Muslim leaders in Cyprus on Wednesday repeated their full support for ongoing talks aimed at reunifying the ethnically-split country, saying their united stand for peace serves as a strong example of cooperation in a region where conflict is often fueled by religion.... 2/10/2016 4:44 PM

Double suicide bombing in Cameroon's north kills at least 10
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) -- The governor of Cameroon's Far North region says two suicide bombers have killed at least 10 people in an attack on a northern village.... 2/10/2016 4:40 PM

Paris music hall where 89 were killed to reopen this year
PARIS (AP) -- The owners of the Paris concert hall where 89 people were massacred by Islamic extremists say they are aiming to host music shows again before the end of the year.... 2/10/2016 4:35 PM



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