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Gunmen at Libyan luxury hotel take hostages; 3 guards dead
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- A Libyan security official says gunmen have stormed a luxury Libyan hotel popular with foreigners and have taken hostages after killing at least three guards.... 1/27/2015 10:22 AM

Moscow court refuses to lift Navalny's house arrest
MOSCOW (AP) -- The Moscow City Court has refused to lift the house arrest of anti-corruption campaigner and leading opposition figure Alexei Navalny.... 1/27/2015 10:22 AM

Belgium detains 3 more people that could have terror links
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Authorities in Belgium say three individuals that could have possible links to terror networks have been detained.... 1/27/2015 10:21 AM

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Libyan security official says gunmen at luxury Tripoli hotel take hostages; 3 guards killed.... 1/27/2015 10:17 AM

Russia announces anti-crisis plan after rating downgrade
MOSCOW (AP) -- After a top ratings agency cut Russia's credit grade to "junk" status, the government in Moscow on Tuesday announced a plan that will see the economy return to a budget surplus in 2017.... 1/27/2015 10:14 AM

Spain: Death count rises to 11 in military jet crash at base
ALBACETE, Spain (AP) -- The death toll from the crash of a Greek F-16 at a Spanish military base rose to 11 Tuesday after one of the French airmen who suffered serious burns died at a Madrid hospital, Spain's Defense Ministry said.... 1/27/2015 10:13 AM

Siemens quarterly profit slips 25 pct on slow power business
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Industrial machinery maker Siemens AG says net profit fell 25 percent in its most recent quarter as lower earnings at its key power and gas business weighed on the bottom line.... 1/27/2015 10:07 AM

Facebook: Internal glitch caused hour-long global outage
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Facebook said it suffered a self-inflicted outage lasting an hour on Tuesday that made its site inaccessible to users worldwide.... 1/27/2015 10:06 AM

Greek bailout critic says he will be new finance minister
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- A Greek economist and outspoken bailout critic says in a blog post that he will be sworn in as finance minister under the country's new left-wing government.... 1/27/2015 10:05 AM

Acclaimed Indian cartoonist R.K. Laxman dies at 94
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Acclaimed Indian cartoonist R. K. Laxman, creator of the innocuous character the Common Man, who held up a mirror to the absurdity and silliness of Indian politicians, has died of multiple-organ failure, his doctor said. He was 94.... 1/27/2015 9:56 AM

EU leaders threaten more anti-Russian sanctions over Ukraine
BRUSSELS (AP) -- European Union leaders are threatening fresh sanctions against Russia because of what it sees as "growing support" of Moscow for separatists in eastern Ukraine during intensified fighting over the past days.... 1/27/2015 9:48 AM

VOICES: What Japanese think about the hostage crisis
TOKYO (AP) -- The Mideast is half a world away from Japan, and its troubles often seem so too. So Japan was shocked by a stark video from Islamic militants last week threatening to kill two Japanese hostages.... 1/27/2015 9:46 AM

Philippine police commander fired after 44 commandos die
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine officials have removed the commander of a police special action force from his post after at least 44 anti-terror commandos were killed in a clash with Muslim rebels in the country's south.... 1/27/2015 9:43 AM

Emirati airlines halt flights to Baghdad after shooting
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Multiple airlines from the United Arab Emirates said Tuesday they were cancelling flights to Baghdad after a passenger plane arriving from the Mideast's busiest airport in Dubai came under fire as it landed in the Iraqi capital.... 1/27/2015 9:37 AM

Police raid southern French town with strong jihadi network
PARIS (AP) -- French security forces on Tuesday raided a small town in the south that is known as a center for the jihadi recruiting networks that have sent hundreds of French youths to fighting in Syria and Iraq.... 1/27/2015 9:28 AM

Philippines rejects US Marine's appeal to drop murder case
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippines on Tuesday rejected an appeal by a U.S. Marine that it drop a murder case against him in the death of a transgender Filipino woman last year.... 1/27/2015 9:24 AM

France urges EU crackdown on terror financing
BRUSSELS (AP) -- France is urging its European Union partners to step up the fight against terror financing and will propose new measures to make transactions more transparent.... 1/27/2015 9:14 AM

Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation 70 years on without Putin
OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) -- When the Soviet army entered Auschwitz exactly 70 years ago, finding piles of corpses and prisoners close to death, a Russian soldier took a small and hungry 11-year-old girl into his arms and rocked her tenderly, tears coming to his eyes.... 1/27/2015 9:12 AM

Asia stocks rise, Europe drifts as initial Greek nerves ease
TOKYO (AP) -- European stocks drifted lower and Asian markets were mostly higher Tuesday as investors calmed from initial jitters over Greece's election result.... 1/27/2015 9:11 AM

Obama promotes religious and gender equity in India speech
NEW DELHI (AP) -- President Barack Obama gently nudged India Tuesday to fulfill its constitution's pledge to uphold the "dignity of the individual," drawing on his own experience as a minority in the United States as he closed out a three-day visit to New Delhi.... 1/27/2015 8:50 AM

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