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Cyprus president: peace talks headway on governance, economy
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- Cyprus' president says peace talks aimed at reunifying the ethnically divided country have made significant progress on how power will be shared with breakaway Turkish Cypriots and how the economy will function under a federation.... 2/11/2016 5:38 PM

Sweden arrests man on suspicion of preparing terror crimes
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Swedish police say they have arrested a man in the Stockholm area on suspicion of preparing terror crimes.... 2/11/2016 5:37 PM

Portugal's fellow euro states keep wary eye on its budget
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Portugal's fellow states in the eurozone are keeping a wary eye on its plans to roll back budget austerity measures, with the bloc's top executive and Germany both warning the country not to miss deficit targets.... 2/11/2016 5:28 PM

Nigerian suicide bomber gets cold feet, refuses to kill
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Strapped with a booby-trapped vest and sent by Boko Haram to kill as many people as possible, the young teenage girl tore off the explosives and fled as soon as she was out of sight of her handlers.... 2/11/2016 5:17 PM

The Latest: European stock markets close sharply lower
LONDON (AP) -- The latest on the turmoil afflicting global financial markets (all times local):... 2/11/2016 5:17 PM

Obama administration opening 2-front campaign on Syria
MUNICH (AP) -- The Obama administration opened a two-front campaign on Syria on Thursday with a push to end one war there and step up another.... 2/11/2016 5:16 PM

Poverty scholar among 9 winners of Israeli foundation prize
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Leading poverty scholar Anthony Atkinson is among the winners of this year's Dan David Prize for scientific, technological and cultural accomplishments.... 2/11/2016 5:15 PM

French president names new foreign minister in reshuffle
PARIS (AP) -- French President Francois Hollande has named as foreign minister former Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, a low-key veteran of the Socialist Party much acquainted with German culture.... 2/11/2016 5:15 PM

52 dead, 12 injured in riot at northern Mexico prison
MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) -- A brutal fight between rival factions killed 52 inmates and injured 12 at a prison in northern Mexico on Thursday, the state governor said.... 2/11/2016 5:14 PM

UK health secretary to impose contract on junior doctors
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's health secretary has taken the unusual step of opting to impose a new contract on junior doctors after failing to strike a deal with thousands of medical professionals in England.... 2/11/2016 5:13 PM

NATO orders warships into Aegean to help ease migrant crisis
BRUSSELS (AP) -- In a dramatic response to Europe's gravest refugee crisis since World War II, NATO ordered three warships to sail immediately Thursday to the Aegean Sea to help end the deadly smuggling of asylum-seekers across the waters from Turkey to Greece.... 2/11/2016 5:05 PM

2 alleged human smugglers on trial over Aylan Kurdi's death
BODRUM, Turkey (AP) -- Two suspected people-smugglers went on trial in Turkey on Thursday accused of causing the death of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi - whose drowning put a human face on the Syrian refugee crisis - and four other people.... 2/11/2016 4:57 PM

AP Interview: IOC medical chief seeks to allay Zika fears
LONDON (AP) -- Seeking to allay fears over the Zika outbreak, the IOC medical director said "everything that can be done is being done" to combat the virus in Brazil and provide safe conditions for athletes at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.... 2/11/2016 4:55 PM

German police say death toll from train crash rises to 11
BERLIN (AP) -- Police in southern Germany said Thursday that the death toll from a head-on train collision in Bavaria has risen to 11, after a man succumbed to his injuries two days after the crash.... 2/11/2016 4:53 PM

Brazil and US university reach deal on Zika vaccine
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) -- Brazil has signed an agreement with the University of Texas Medical Branch to develop a vaccine against the Zika virus, adding the goal is for the vaccine to be ready for clinical testing within 12 months.... 2/11/2016 4:50 PM

Former Auschwitz guard, 94, goes on trial in Germany
DETMOLD, Germany (AP) -- A 94-year-old former SS sergeant went on trial Thursday in western Germany on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder, based on accusations that he served as a guard in the Auschwitz death camp as hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews and others were gassed to death there.... 2/11/2016 4:49 PM

The Latest: German foreign min wants breakthrough on Syria
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest developments on the war in Syria, the refugee crisis and security talks in Munich, Germany. (all times local):... 2/11/2016 4:33 PM

5 Things to Know about the pope's trip to Mexico
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- History's first Latin American pope travels to Mexico on Friday for a weeklong tour of some of the most violent, poverty-stricken and peripheral places in the Americas. He'll be bringing a message of hope and solidarity to victims of drug violence, trafficking and discrimination - a message the Vatican hopes will also resonate north of the border.... 2/11/2016 4:31 PM

Tutu asks why it took years to prosecute apartheid murder
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Why has it taken South African prosecutors so long to charge four former members of the apartheid-era security forces for the 1983 murder of a young activist, Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu asked Thursday.... 2/11/2016 4:18 PM

Head of Google in Europe grilled by UK lawmakers
LONDON (AP) -- A British parliamentary committee has grilled Google's president of European operations, questioning in blunt terms whether the Internet giant had paid its fair share of taxes.... 2/11/2016 4:17 PM

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