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EU extends asset freeze on ex-Ukraine leader for a year
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union has extended for a year an asset freeze on former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and others in his administration linked to the misuse of state funds.... 3/5/2015 3:40 PM

UN rights chief: discredit IS, give peaceful Muslims courage
BERLIN (AP) -- The United Nations' human rights chief is advocating an effort to discredit the Islamic State group and encourage peaceful Muslims to take a stand against extremist violence.... 3/5/2015 3:36 PM

Rooms going fast at Hungary's village for rent
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Rooms at Hungary's village-for-rent are going fast.... 3/5/2015 3:33 PM

Last Ebola patient is released in Liberia
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Liberia released its last Ebola patient, a 58-year old teacher, from a treatment center in the capital on Thursday, beginning its countdown to being declared Ebola free.... 3/5/2015 3:30 PM

US draft urges UN to condemn use of chlorine in Syria
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United States has circulated a draft resolution in the U.N. Security Council that condemns the use of toxic chemicals such as chlorine in Syria without outright assigning blame.... 3/5/2015 3:30 PM

Ex-crew recognizes photos of sunken Japanese battleship
TOKYO (AP) -- A former crewmember on a Japanese battleship that sank during World War II said Thursday he recognized photos of wreckage discovered this week off the Philippines by a team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.... 3/5/2015 3:29 PM

Italian prime minister in Moscow to discuss Russia-EU ties
MOSCOW (AP) -- Italy's prime minister visited Moscow on Thursday in a bid to repair ties that have been hurt by Russia-West tensions over Ukraine.... 3/5/2015 3:29 PM

Myanmar cracks down on education protest at Yangon pagoda
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Police cracked down on students and other activists opposing Myanmar's new education law on Thursday, charging protesters with batons and dragging them into trucks at a well-known pagoda in the heart of the old capital.... 3/5/2015 3:27 PM

Egypt's el-Sissi replaces interior minister in reshuffle
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi reshuffled his Cabinet on Thursday, replacing the powerful minister in charge of the nation's police along with six other ministers, state television reported.... 3/5/2015 3:27 PM

European Central Bank: Recovery is strengthening
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- The struggling eurozone economy is picking up momentum ahead of the launch next week of a 1.1 trillion euro ($1.2 trillion) stimulus program, European Central Bank head Mario Draghi said Thursday.... 3/5/2015 3:26 PM

Kerry seeks to ease Arab concerns of Iran deal
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sought Thursday to ease Gulf Arab concerns about an emerging nuclear deal with Iran and vowed that any agreement reached would not reduce America's commitment to combating Tehran's destabilizing actions in the Middle East and beyond.... 3/5/2015 3:21 PM

Netanyahu's Iran speech gains tacit support in Saudi Arabia
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's fiery speech this week before the U.S. Congress, in which he argued against an emerging nuclear deal with Iran, has received tacit support from an unlikely quarter -- Saudi Arabia.... 3/5/2015 3:20 PM

Amid crisis, Venezuelans commemorate Chavez
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Early morning fireworks burst over Venezuela's capital on Thursday for a commemoration of Hugo Chavez on the second anniversary of his death, even as an economic crisis threatens to undo the former president's legacy of lifting many out of poverty.... 3/5/2015 3:11 PM

Thai court sentences 'Red Shirts' to jail for 2009 rioting
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thai news reports say 15 members of the "Red Shirt" political movement have been sentenced to four years in prison for rioting that disrupted an important regional conference in 2009.... 3/5/2015 2:48 PM

AP PHOTOS: Murals keep late Venezuela leader ever-present
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Thursday marks the two-year anniversary of the death of former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, but his presence remains everywhere in Venezuela.... 3/5/2015 2:48 PM

Family: Canadian pastor has been detained in North Korea
TORONTO (AP) -- Canada's government has confirmed that a Canadian pastor has been detained in North Korea, the man's family said Thursday.... 3/5/2015 2:41 PM

Kerry: State Department will move to review Clinton emails
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry says the State Department will move immediately to review emails that Hillary Rodham Clinton wrote on her personal account when held his job.... 3/5/2015 2:35 PM

Russia launches military drills in the southwest
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's military is holding maneuvers of air defense forces in the southwest of the country, the latest in a series of frequent drills amid tensions with the West.... 3/5/2015 2:33 PM

Floods kill 42 people in Tanzania, authorities say
ZANZIBAR, Tanzania (AP) -- Tanzanian authorities say floods from a heavy 30-minute storm killed at least 42 people in an area close to Lake Victoria in Kahama district.... 3/5/2015 2:30 PM

Blizzard cuts off villages, electricity in Bosnia
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- A blizzard which dumped 2.5 meters (8 feet) of snow on mountains around Sarajevo has isolated dozens of Bosnian mountain villages and left them without electricity.... 3/5/2015 2:26 PM

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