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France offers support for Greece amid bailout tensions
PARIS (AP) -- France's Socialist government offered support Sunday for Greece's efforts to renegotiate debt for its huge bailout plan, amid renewed fears about Europe's economic stability.... 2/1/2015 7:18 PM

Rights group: Egypt covering up protester deaths
CAIRO (AP) -- Rights group Amnesty International on Sunday accused Egyptian authorities of intimidating witnesses and whitewashing evidence to cover up the role of security forces in the killing of more than two dozen people during protests last week.... 2/1/2015 7:04 PM

Egypt releases imprisoned Al-Jazeera reporter
CAIRO (AP) -- A reporter for Al-Jazeera English was released from an Egyptian prison and deported Sunday after more than a year behind bars, but his two Egyptian colleagues remained jailed in a case widely condemned as a sham by human-rights groups.... 2/1/2015 6:41 PM

Biographies of the 3 Al-Jazeera English journalists
CAIRO (AP) -- Al-Jazeera English reporter Peter Greste left Egypt Sunday after President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi approved his deportation. He was arrested along with two colleagues, Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed, in December 2013 on terrorism-related charges in a case widely criticized by rights groups. His two colleagues remain in prison. Here is a look at the biographies of the three:... 2/1/2015 6:39 PM

Hungarians protest against premier's dealings with Putin
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Thousands of protesters demanded the ouster of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government Sunday, a day before a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.... 2/1/2015 6:24 PM

Jordan committed to anti-IS coalition, despite hostage drama
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Jordan remains "as committed as ever" to a U.S.-led military coalition against the Islamic State group, the kingdom's foreign minister said Sunday, amid heightened fears for the life of a Jordanian fighter pilot held by the militants.... 2/1/2015 6:21 PM

Horror in Japan as video purports to show hostage beheaded
TOKYO (AP) -- Appalled and saddened by news of journalist Kenji Goto's purported beheading by Islamic State extremists, Japan ordered heightened security precautions Sunday and said it would persist with its non-military support for fighting terrorism.... 2/1/2015 6:08 PM

Ukraine: 13 troops killed in fight with Russia-backed rebels
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Russian-backed separatists kept up their assault Sunday on a railway hub in eastern Ukraine, the fiercest battle in fighting that the government said has killed 13 of its troops and wounded 20 others over the last day.... 2/1/2015 4:19 PM

Court invader interrupts Australian Open men's final
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- A protester was tackled on court by a security guard during the Australian Open men's final between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray on Sunday night, causing a brief delay in play during the second set.... 2/1/2015 3:46 PM

A look at Egypt's Al-Jazeera English Trial
CAIRO (AP) -- Here is a look at the major events in the arrest and trial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists imprisoned in Egypt for over a year:... 2/1/2015 3:29 PM

Flash floods hit Greece, Albania, force evacuations
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Flash floods caused by heavy rains have hit northwestern Greece and southern Albania, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of villagers Sunday and destroying a famous 18th-century stone bridge.... 2/1/2015 3:23 PM


DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Al-Jazeera welcomes Egypt's release of reporter Peter Greste, presses for colleagues' freedom.... 2/1/2015 3:13 PM

Pope to visit Sarajevo to boost 'brotherhood and peace'
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis announced on Sunday that he will visit Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina, in hopes of boosting efforts toward brotherhood in the country that was ravaged by war two decades ago.... 2/1/2015 3:06 PM

Bomb on bus in central Damascus kills 7
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- A bomb placed on a bus ferrying Lebanese pilgrims around Shiite holy sites in Damascus exploded Sunday, killing at least seven people, according to Syrian activists and Lebanese media.... 2/1/2015 3:02 PM

Spain: 400 migrants repelled after storming border fence
MADRID (AP) -- Spain says 400 African migrants tried to storm border fences separating its North African enclave Melilla from Morocco and has warned of a buildup in numbers across the frontier.... 2/1/2015 2:59 PM

Extremists attack biggest city in northeast Nigeria
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigerian troops Sunday repelled Islamic extremists who attacked from four fronts on Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeast Nigeria, with several civilians killed by aerial bombs and grenades and mortar shells on the ground.... 2/1/2015 2:58 PM

Djokovic wins 5th Australian Open title, denies Murray a 1st
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Novak Djokovic won his fifth Australian Open title and his eighth career Grand Slam while extending Andy Murray's misery at Melbourne Park.... 2/1/2015 2:42 PM

Serbia grants citizenship to main rival of Palestine leader
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- Serbia has granted citizenship to a key political rival of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas after he pledged millions of dollars in investments from the Emirates, where he has lived in exile, Serbian officials said Sunday.... 2/1/2015 2:37 PM

Japan mourns Kenji Goto as caring and courageous reporter
TOKYO (AP) -- Whether in tsunami-stricken northeastern Japan or conflict-ridden Sierra Leone, the stories of the vulnerable, the children and the poor drove the work of journalist Kenji Goto.... 2/1/2015 1:55 PM

Egypt antiquities showman tells the world it's safe to visit
KRUGERSDORP, South Africa (AP) -- Egypt's best-known archaeologist is a passionate showman with an explorer's fedora who joined the last, doomed Cabinet of President Hosni Mubarak, then resigned in a swirl of corruption allegations after the 2011 revolution ousted his patron. Admired or reviled, he is once again a frontman for Egypt, exhorting international audiences to see the heritage of a country where unrest has hit tourism hard.... 2/1/2015 1:54 PM



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