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Iran exports first oil shipment to Europe since nuclear deal
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran says it has exported its first crude oil shipment to Europe since it reached a landmark nuclear deal with world powers, the official IRNA news agency reported Sunday.... 2/14/2016 3:05 PM

Turkey shells Kurdish positions in Syria for 2nd day
BEIRUT (AP) -- Turkey shelled positions held by the main Kurdish militia in northern Syria for a second day on Sunday, drawing condemnation from the Syrian government, whose forces are advancing against insurgents in the same area under the cover of Russian airstrikes.... 2/14/2016 2:59 PM

Bahrain protesters clash with police on uprising anniversary
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) -- Hundreds of Bahraini youths shouting anti-government have taken to the streets in Bahrain despite a heavy police presence to mark the fifth anniversary of an uprising calling for political change in the tiny island kingdom.... 2/14/2016 2:49 PM

Swiss to represent Saudi Arabia in Iran after ties cut
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said Sunday that Switzerland has agreed to handle its diplomatic services in Iran so that Iranian pilgrims can continue to visit the oil-rich kingdom.... 2/14/2016 2:44 PM

Spain: Popular Party official quits amid corruption claims
MADRID (AP) -- The president of the Madrid branch of Spain's center-right Popular Party has resigned amid allegations that the party benefited from irregular funding.... 2/14/2016 2:36 PM

Pope to bring message of hope to gritty Mexico City suburb
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis heads into the capital's crime-ridden suburb of Ecatepec on Sunday to see firsthand the reality of the Mexican "periphery," where drug violence, gangland-style executions and kidnappings are daily facts of life.... 2/14/2016 2:30 PM

Netanyahu: US Vice President Biden may visit Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says staffers for U.S. Vice President Joe Biden are arriving in Israel ahead of a possible Biden visit.... 2/14/2016 2:22 PM

Israeli leader defends gas extraction deal in Supreme Court
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is making an unprecedented appearance at the Supreme Court to defend a deal signed in December with U.S. and Israeli developers drilling offshore gas deposits.... 2/14/2016 2:18 PM

The Latest: Mexicans brave chill for pope's biggest Mass
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Mexico (all times local):... 2/14/2016 2:14 PM

Dutch minister to EU members: Don't shut borders to migrants
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) -- Dutch foreign minister Bert Koenders has urged EU member states not to close their borders to migrants, suggesting that "effective border control is more important."... 2/14/2016 2:03 PM

5 British men killed in road accident near Stockholm
HELSINKI (AP) -- Five British men, reportedly including members of British indie band Viola Beach, were killed when their car drove through a barrier and plunged into a canal near Stockholm.... 2/14/2016 1:44 PM

Israel: 3 Palestinian attackers killed in separate incidents
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Three Palestinian teenagers were shot and killed while attempting to attack Israeli security forces in two separate incidents in the West Bank on Sunday, the Israeli military and police said.... 2/14/2016 1:40 PM

4 UK rowers rescued from Atlantic after boat capsizes
LONDON (AP) -- Four British women trying to cross the Atlantic in a rowing boat have been rescued after they were stranded in the mid-Atlantic Ocean for more than 16 hours when their boat capsized and they lost their oars.... 2/14/2016 1:40 PM

Egypt policeman's conviction overturned in protester's death
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's highest appeals court on Sunday overturned the conviction of a police officer sentenced to 15 years in prison for the killing of a female protester in a January 2015 shooting captured on video and photos.... 2/14/2016 1:20 PM

The Latest: Syria condemns Turkish shelling
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on the civil war in Syria (all times local):... 2/14/2016 1:09 PM

1 dead, 3 wounded in stabbing at asylum center in Sweden
HELSINKI (AP) -- Swedish police say they have arrested a man suspected of killing one person and wounding three others during a fight between asylum-seekers.... 2/14/2016 1:09 PM

Central African Republic voters seek leader to end chaos
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- Central African Republic went ahead with a presidential runoff vote Sunday that many hope will solidify a tentative peace after more than two years of sectarian fighting left untold thousands dead and forced nearly half a million people to flee to neighboring countries.... 2/14/2016 12:50 PM

Those Valentine's Day flowers might just be from Kenya
NYAHURURU, Kenya (AP) -- This Valentine's Day, there's a good chance your flowers came from Kenya.... 2/14/2016 12:50 PM

Haiti lawmakers elect Senate chief as provisional president
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Haitian lawmakers on Sunday chose the country's Senate chief to lead a caretaker government that will fill the void left by last week's departure of former President Michel Martelly and perhaps ease lingering tensions that recently pushed the deeply polarized nation into political crisis.... 2/14/2016 12:46 PM

Multiple crises challenge European Union ahead of summit
LONDON (AP) -- NATO warships are steaming toward the Aegean Sea in an escalated bid to impose order on the chaotic arrival of more than 1 million migrants, which has not abated despite the wintry weather in southern Europe.... 2/14/2016 12:31 PM



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