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Widow of celebrated chef can't explain apparent suicide
GENEVA (AP) -- The widow of celebrated Swiss-French chef Benoit Violier says in a published interview that she has no explanation for his apparent suicide, sharply denying allegations that financial troubles were to blame.... 2/10/2016 3:11 PM

French foreign minister leaving to head Constitutional Court
PARIS (AP) -- France's top diplomat is leaving his post to become chief of the Constitutional Council, France's top court which makes sure that legislation complies with the constitution.... 2/10/2016 3:10 PM

NATO chief expects OK for greater presence in Eastern Europe
BRUSSELS (AP) -- NATO defense ministers should approve plans Wednesday for increasing NATO's presence in Eastern Europe to deter Russia, and discuss what the alliance might do to stanch the ongoing flow of migrants into Europe, the organization's secretary-general said.... 2/10/2016 2:59 PM

UAE picks woman to be first "happiness" minister
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The United Arab Emirates has named a woman as its first minister of state for happiness and appointed a 22-year-old to a ministerial post overseeing youth affairs in a Cabinet shake-up designed to inject fresh thinking into the oil-rich country's government.... 2/10/2016 2:57 PM

The Latest: Turkish PM lashes out at 'two-faced' UN
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest developments on the war in Syria and the tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing violence (all times local):... 2/10/2016 2:51 PM

EU appeals for migrant action as summit looms
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union appealed Wednesday for member countries to step up efforts to manage the refugee crisis, saying they are still reacting far too slowly as thousands continue to arrive.... 2/10/2016 2:45 PM

Ex-employee of Israeli PM wins abuse case
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli court has ruled in favor of a former member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's housekeeping staff who had complained he was mistreated by Netanyahu's wife, Sara.... 2/10/2016 2:43 PM

Turkish PM lashes out at UN, says refugees it accepts serves Syria's 'ethnic cleansing' ai...
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Turkish PM lashes out at UN, says refugees it accepts serves Syria's 'ethnic cleansing' aims.... 2/10/2016 2:37 PM

Car strikes gas tanker in Pakistan, killing 10
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) -- A Pakistani police official says a car slammed into a gas tanker, causing a fireball that killed 10 people, including six children.... 2/10/2016 2:27 PM

Germany: 5 go on trial for aiding Islamic extremist groups
BERLIN (AP) -- Four men and one woman have gone on trial in Germany accused of supporting Islamic extremist groups in Syria.... 2/10/2016 2:23 PM

EU and Britain have big differences over 'ever-closer union'
LONDON (AP) -- For Britain and the European Union, they are words that expose big philosophical differences: "Ever closer union."... 2/10/2016 2:22 PM

Citing security, Davos organizers postpone Egypt conference
GENEVA (AP) -- Organizers of the World Economic Forum, which holds an annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, have postponed a similar conference planned to take place in Egypt this spring over security concerns.... 2/10/2016 2:22 PM

AP Exclusive: Iranian drone first over US carrier since 2014
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- An Iranian drone that flew over a U.S. aircraft carrier last month was the first to conduct an overflight of an American carrier since 2014, according to a U.S. Navy report obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday.... 2/10/2016 2:16 PM

Demolitions in Moscow draw protests
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian activists and political commentators have criticized Moscow authorities over the late-night destruction of buildings and shops around the city.... 2/10/2016 2:11 PM

Jury finds 3 men guilty of helping friend travel to Syria
LONDON (AP) -- A British jury has found three young men guilty of helping a friend travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group.... 2/10/2016 2:00 PM

India launches campaign for deworming millions of children
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Millions of Indian children are getting deworming treatment in a massive national campaign to prevent parasitic worms from infecting them and impairing their mental and physical development.... 2/10/2016 1:58 PM

3 people killed by land mine in eastern Ukraine
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- At least three people have been killed in eastern Ukraine when a bus hit a land mine in a no man's land between separatist rebels and government troops.... 2/10/2016 1:58 PM

French lawmakers to vote on divisive citizenship bill
PARIS (AP) -- French lawmakers will vote on a divisive bill aimed at changing the constitution to introduce the possibility of revoking the citizenship of people convicted on terrorism charges in the wake of the Paris attacks last year.... 2/10/2016 1:57 PM

Spain: Prosecutors urge release of puppeteers in terror case
MADRID (AP) -- Spanish prosecutors on Wednesday called on the National Court to release two puppeteers whose arrest for allegedly praising terrorism in a show last week raised considerable controversy.... 2/10/2016 1:55 PM

Elephant rampages in east Indian town, smashing homes
KOLKATA, India (AP) -- A wild elephant rampaged through an east Indian town on Wednesday, smashing cars and homes and sending panicked people running before the animal was tranquilized to be returned to the forest.... 2/10/2016 1:51 PM

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