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Large explosion hits Syrian intelligence facility in Aleppo
BEIRUT (AP) -- Two Syrian activist groups say a large explosion has struck a government intelligence building in the northern city of Aleppo.... 3/4/2015 5:21 PM

Case against Argentine president appealed
BUENOS AIRES (AP) -- An Argentine prosecutor is appealing a judge's decision to throw out a case that accused President Cristina Fernandez of reaching a cover-up deal with Iran in the bombing of a Jewish community center.... 3/4/2015 5:18 PM

AP PHOTOS: A walk through the glitz of the Geneva car show
GENEVA (AP) -- Automakers have found their swagger again after years of worrying about making cars cheaper and more fuel efficient.... 3/4/2015 5:17 PM

5 stunners from the Geneva car show
GENEVA (AP) -- Forget driverless cars, electric power or even green technology. There is no doubt what visitors are coming to see at the glamorous Geneva motor show: supercars.... 3/4/2015 5:11 PM

Column: John Terry, the last of England's football legends?
PARIS (AP) -- England is running short of legends.... 3/4/2015 5:23 PM

Merkel seeks to dampen talk of 3rd Greek bailout
BRUSSELS (AP) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the president of the European Union's executive branch cautioned Wednesday against speculation that Greece will need a third financial bailout.... 3/4/2015 5:01 PM

US-Polish live-fire army exercise begins
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Polish and U.S. troops are taking part in live-fire exercises in northern Poland that are part of a NATO operation showing its commitment to the region's security.... 3/4/2015 4:53 PM

Internet invades everything at gadget fair in Barcelona
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- The pervasive creep of the Internet from computers and phones to all kinds of objects is the theme of this year's edition of the Mobile World Congress wireless show.... 3/4/2015 4:53 PM

Claim of 'dirty money' in politics provokes uproar in Iran
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Ahead of crucial parliamentary elections, Iranian lawmakers are in an uproar after the country's interior minister alleged some of the millions of dollars made by drug smugglers in the Islamic Republic fund politicians' campaigns.... 3/4/2015 4:50 PM

Rights body scolds France, saying spanking kids is a no-no
PARIS (AP) -- Scolding France like a wayward child, Europe's top human rights body says French laws aren't clear enough that spanking is a big no-no.... 3/4/2015 4:49 PM

Rights groups criticize Azerbaijan ahead of European Games
GENEVA (AP) -- With the opening of the inaugural European Games in Baku 100 days away, human rights groups on Wednesday called on host nation Azerbaijan to release political prisoners held on "trumped up" charges.... 3/4/2015 4:45 PM

Egypt court upholds verdict for police over activist killing
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's highest appeals court has upheld the sentencing of two police officers to 10 years in prison each for the 2010 killing of a political activist in the port city of Alexandria.... 3/4/2015 4:41 PM

Libya makes urgent appeal to UN to lift embargo on weapons
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Libya is making an urgent appeal to the U.N. Security Council to either lift an arms embargo completely or allow exemptions so that its army can fight the rising threat of the Islamic State group and other militant groups.... 3/4/2015 4:38 PM

UN extends expert panel monitoring sanctions on North Korea
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council is extending the work of the panel of experts monitoring sanctions against North Korea.... 3/4/2015 4:35 PM

Coal mine blast in eastern Ukraine kills at least 10
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- A methane explosion ripped through a coal mine before dawn Wednesday in war-torn eastern Ukraine, killing at least 10 workers, officials said.... 3/4/2015 4:32 PM

UN envoy to Yemen disappointed by Shiites rebels' stance
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- The U.N. envoy to Yemen on Wednesday expressed "disappointment" over the refusal by the country's Shiite rebels to withdraw their fighters from state institutions and release the prime minister from house arrest.... 3/4/2015 4:32 PM

Coalition forms in Lesotho after no clear election winner
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- With no majority winner of Lesotho's Feb. 28 election, one leader of the main opposition group tried to form a coalition on Wednesday.... 3/4/2015 4:28 PM

Russian court keeps hunger-striker Ukrainian pilot in jail
MOSCOW (AP) -- A Russian court on Wednesday rejected an appeal to release a Ukrainian military officer who has been on hunger strike since mid-December in a Russian prison.... 3/4/2015 4:18 PM

UN: World eating too much sugar; cut to 5-10 percent of diet
LONDON (AP) -- Put down the doughnut. And while you're at it, skip the breakfast cereal, fruit juice, beer and ketchup.... 3/4/2015 4:16 PM

Official: Mexico arrests Zetas leader Omar Trevino Morales
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican police and soldiers on Wednesday arrested the man widely considered to be the most important leader of the Zetas drug cartel, Omar Trevino Morales, a federal official said.... 3/4/2015 4:15 PM

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