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Rich businessmen probed in Chile campaign finance scandal
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Prosecutors are asking a judge to charge the owners of a prominent Chilean financial company with bribery, tax evasion and illegally financing the campaign of right-wing politicians.... 3/6/2015 7:58 PM

Kanye West and Lorde make unlikely musical duo at Dior
PARIS (AP) -- Kanye West swapped the newly-blond Kim Kardashian for a brunette at Dior on Friday, confusing some photographers into thinking momentarily that his wife had dyed her hair back to its natural color.... 3/6/2015 7:57 PM

12 die, thousands evacuated in Argentine flooding
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Flooding from heavy rains has left 12 people dead in Argentina, officials said on Friday... 3/6/2015 7:56 PM

Police release video made by gunman before Ottawa attack
TORONTO (AP) -- In a video recorded before his death, the gunman who killed a Canadian soldier and then stormed Parliament said he did it because of Canada's military involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq.... 3/6/2015 7:47 PM

Palestinian assailant wounds 5 Israelis in car attack
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A Palestinian rammed his car into a group of Israeli pedestrians near a border police station in east Jerusalem on Friday, injuring four officers and a bystander, police said.... 3/6/2015 7:41 PM

Macedonia government accused of election fraud
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) -- Macedonia's opposition leader has released audio recordings allegedly showing conservative government officials discussing ways to manipulate voting registration records and pressure voters to back them in last year's general elections.... 3/6/2015 7:26 PM

Mexico's central bank auctions off $200M amid peso's slide
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico's central bank auctioned off $200 million to shore up the peso Friday as it neared a six-year low against the U.S. dollar this week.... 3/6/2015 7:11 PM

Mexican circus owners say ban means animals may die
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The head of Mexico's circus owners' association says animals may die or be put down because of a ban on animal acts in circuses.... 3/6/2015 7:09 PM

UN approves resolution condemning use of chlorine in Syria
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council on Friday approved a United States-drafted resolution that condemns the use of toxic chemicals such as chlorine in Syria without assigning blame, while threatening militarily enforced action in the case of further violations.... 3/6/2015 7:04 PM

Dutch investigating old soap for traces of Holocaust victims
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Dutch police have sent two pieces of soap purportedly dating back to World War II for forensic tests to establish if they contain remains of Jews murdered in the Holocaust - reacting to rumors that scholars largely dismiss as myth.... 3/6/2015 6:56 PM

EU chief optimistic about finding Iran nuclear deal
RIGA, Latvia (AP) -- European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says she is optimistic the world powers and Iran are closing in on a nuclear deal that will have sufficient guarantees Tehran will not be able to build an atomic bomb.... 3/6/2015 6:52 PM

EU chief speaks out against arms supplies for Kiev
RIGA, Latvia (AP) -- The European Union's foreign policy chief on Friday came out against a bipartisan call in the United States to provide lethal, defensive weapons to Ukraine in its fight against Russian-backed separatists.... 3/6/2015 6:36 PM

Mexico finds 2nd mummified body in glacier
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Officials said Friday that climbers have found a second mummified body in a glacier on Mexico's tallest peak, and said they may be the remains of climbers missing since a 1959 avalanche on the peak.... 3/6/2015 6:34 PM

European Union submits climate plan for UN pact
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- The European Union on Friday formally submitted its planned contribution to a United Nations climate pact, pledging to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40 percent by 2030.... 3/6/2015 6:32 PM

UNESCO calls destruction of ancient Iraq site 'war crime'
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The Islamic State group's rampage through the ancient city of Nimrud in northern Iraq is an act of "cultural cleansing" that amounts to a war crime, and some of the site's large statues have already been trucked away for possible illicit trafficking, the head of the U.N.'s cultural agency said Friday.... 3/6/2015 6:27 PM

Embattled Venezuelan president seeks international support
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- South American foreign ministers met with Venezuelan officials in Caracas Friday in hopes of encouraging dialogue between opposition leaders and the socialist administration to head off a political crisis.... 3/6/2015 6:20 PM

IS group erasing history, culture in Syria, Iraq
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Islamic State group's destruction of the ancient city of Nimrud in northern Iraq is part of a systematic campaign to destroy archaeological sites it says promote apostasy.... 3/6/2015 6:19 PM

Vatican: Fewer than 20 percent of employees women
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican has always been a heavily male bureaucracy, and statistics released on the eve of International Women's Day now back that up.... 3/6/2015 6:08 PM

Global outrage over IS group attack on ancient Iraqi site
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's most revered Shiite cleric joined UNESCO Friday in decrying the Islamic State group's attack on the renowned archaeological site of Nimrud, a nearly-3,000 year-old city in present-day Iraq whose treasures were one of the 20th century's most significant discoveries.... 3/6/2015 5:55 PM

Frenchman on trial for helping girl, 14, seeking to join IS
PARIS (AP) -- The French girl knew him as "Tony Toxiko" - an Islamic State recruiter who first used Facebook to cajole her into joining him in Syria, then brusquely called to force the issue: Come to me or risk damnation. She was 14.... 3/6/2015 5:47 PM



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