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Lawyer: NSA leaker Edward Snowden wants to return home
MOSCOW (AP) -- NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden wants to return to the United States from Russia if he's guaranteed a fair trial, his Russian lawyer said Tuesday.... 3/3/2015 8:47 PM

As Nemtsov buried, Russian opposition faces gloomy future
MOSCOW (AP) -- After paying their final tributes Tuesday to slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, many members of Russia's beleaguered opposition are looking into the future with gloom.... 3/3/2015 8:45 PM

Canadians 'Spocking" the image of ex-PM on $5 bill
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- The death of actor Leonard Nimoy last week has inspired people to post photos on social media of marked-up five-dollar Canadian banknotes that show former prime minister Wilfrid Laurier transformed to resemble Spock, Nimoy's famous "Star Trek" character.... 3/3/2015 8:45 PM

US commander: Arming Ukraine increases pressure on Putin
BERLIN (AP) -- There's no expectation Ukraine could defeat Russia militarily if given American weapons, but they could add "muscle" to diplomatic efforts, the commander of U.S. Army Europe said Tuesday.... 3/3/2015 8:43 PM

Portuguese jets will head to Romania for NATO mission in May
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Four Portuguese F-16 fighter jets and 150 Portuguese troops and civilians will be sent to Ukraine neighbor Romania in May and June to participate in NATO aerial policing missions, Romania's top defense body said Tuesday.... 3/3/2015 8:38 PM

Questions raised by presidential appointments for key posts
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- President Enrique Pena faced new pressure Tuesday for his choices for attorney general and Mexico's highest court.... 3/3/2015 8:29 PM

War crimes prosecutors indict 5 in Bosnia 1993 train killing
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- Serbia's war crimes prosecutors have charged five people with abducting 20 people from a train in eastern Bosnia in 1993 and brutally killing them - a wartime massacre that traumatized the Balkans.... 3/3/2015 8:07 PM

Argentina top court rejects president's criticism
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Argentina's Supreme Court is rejecting President Cristina Fernandez's recent criticism and demands for answers in the 1992 bombing of the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires.... 3/3/2015 8:03 PM

India orders TV stations not to give rapist a platform
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Indian authorities ordered television stations Tuesday not to broadcast a documentary about a gang rape on a New Delhi bus in which one of the attackers blames the victim and says she could have avoided being killed if she had not fought back, a government official said.... 3/3/2015 7:49 PM

Russia troubles hinder Ford, GM efforts to recover in Europe
GENEVA (AP) -- Russia's sinking economy is putting up a major hurdle for Ford Motor Co. and General Motors as the U.S. automakers fight to return to profitability in Europe after years of losses.... 3/3/2015 7:37 PM

Norway's Nobel Peace Prize committee replaces chairman
STAVANGER, Norway (AP) -- The Nobel Peace Prize awarding Norwegian Nobel Committee on Tuesday elected a new chairman to replace Thorbjoern Jagland, whose six-year tenure has been lined with controversies.... 3/3/2015 7:08 PM

Villarrica volcano erupts in southern Chile, thousands flee
PUCON, Chile (AP) -- One of South America's most active volcanoes erupted early Tuesday in southern Chile, spewing heavy smoke into the air as lava surged down its slopes, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands of people.... 3/3/2015 7:08 PM

Ciao Milan, it's Bonjour for Paris Fashion Week
PARIS (AP) -- Bye, New York! Ciao, Milan! Bonjour, Paris!... 3/3/2015 7:07 PM

French president to make historic trip to Cuba
PARIS (AP) -- President Francois Hollande will travel to Cuba in May in the first such trip by a French head of state.... 3/3/2015 6:51 PM

DNA study backs theory of massive steppe migration to Europe
BERLIN (AP) -- A wave of migrants from the eastern fringes of Europe some 4,500 years ago left their trace in the DNA - and possibly the languages - of modern Europeans, according to a new study.... 3/3/2015 6:50 PM

Islamic State group releases 4 more Christian hostages
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian activists say the Islamic State group has released four more Christian hostages from dozens who were abducted by the extremists last week.... 3/3/2015 6:38 PM

Kerry working on Iran nuke deal as Netanyahu criticizes it
MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) -- As senior U.S. and Iranian officials worked in Switzerland Tuesday to reach a nuclear deal, Israel's leader warned against reaching an accommodation with Tehran, declaring to the U.S. Congress that Tehran aims for Mideast dominance and won't let any such pact thwart its plan.... 3/3/2015 6:23 PM

Mines, bombs slow Iraqi advance on Islamic State-held Tikrit
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi troops and Shiite militias battled the Islamic State group on Tuesday on the outskirts of militant-held Tikrit, unable to advance further on Saddam Hussein's hometown as roadside mines and suicide attacks slowed their progress.... 3/3/2015 6:19 PM

Lawyer: Phone hacking 'rife' at Britain's Mirror tabloids
LONDON (AP) -- Phone hacking was "rife" for years at tabloids owned by Britain's Trinity Mirror PLC, a lawyer for victims of illegal eavesdropping said Tuesday.... 3/3/2015 5:48 PM

Kenya destroys 15 tons of ivory taken from poachers
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenya's president set fire to 15 tons of elephant tusks during World Wildlife Day Tuesday to discourage poaching and trade in ivory.... 3/3/2015 5:39 PM

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