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Kerry heads to Saudi Arabia to consult on Iran nuke talks
MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) -- Fresh from the latest round of Iran nuclear negotiations, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is heading to Saudi Arabia to ease Gulf Arab concerns about an emerging deal and discuss ways to calm instability in troubled Yemen and other Mideast nations.... 3/4/2015 11:15 AM

Putin says opposition politician's murder is a 'disgrace'
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin says that the killing of a key opposition figure is a "disgrace" to Russia.... 3/4/2015 11:13 AM

Australian radio station may face penalties for royal hoax
SYDNEY (AP) -- Australia's highest court on Wednesday cleared the way for a radio station to face penalties over a 2012 prank call to a London hospital that was caring for the Duchess of Cambridge. A nurse who transferred the call committed suicide after the broadcast.... 3/4/2015 11:09 AM

New Malaysia Airlines CEO a "battle hardened" veteran
HONG KONG (AP) -- When the owners of embattled Malaysia Airlines went looking for a new CEO to lead its restructuring, they chose a German turnaround specialist known as "The Terminator" to take on what's been dubbed the toughest job in aviation.... 3/4/2015 11:02 AM

Microsoft co-founder says he found sunken Japan WWII warship
TOKYO (AP) -- Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen and his research team have found a massive Japanese World War II battleship off the Philippines near where it sank more than 70 years ago, his representatives said Wednesday.... 3/4/2015 11:00 AM

A murderer and rapist's views reflect those of many in India
NEW DELHI (AP) -- When a rapist and killer said the woman brutally attacked on a New Delhi bus was responsible for what had happened to her, his comments were shocking in their insolence and lack of remorse. But the subliminal message has wide acceptance in India.... 3/4/2015 10:59 AM

Coal mine blast in eastern Ukraine kills 1, traps dozens
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- An explosion ripped through a coal mine before dawn Wednesday in war-torn eastern Ukraine, killing one miner and trapping over 30 others underground, rebel and government officials said.... 3/4/2015 10:47 AM

3 sought over deadly 1982 attack in Paris' Jewish quarter
PARIS (AP) -- More than 32 years after a deadly terror attack in Paris' old Jewish quarter, French authorities have at last identified three suspects and are seeking their arrest.... 3/4/2015 10:44 AM

Eurozone showing signs of economic momentum
LONDON (AP) -- The 19-country eurozone's economy is kicking into a higher gear in the wake of falling oil prices.... 3/4/2015 10:38 AM

Egyptians race to expand Suez Canal, hoping for trade surge
ISMAILIA, Egypt (AP) -- Bulldozers push earth and dredgers spit mud round the clock at Egypt's Suez Canal in a race to quickly expand the strategic waterway for two-way traffic, a project trumpeted by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to revive both the country's damaged economy and visions of nationalist glory.... 3/4/2015 10:34 AM

Rights body scolds France over corporal punishment of kids
PARIS (AP) -- A top European human rights body says France isn't doing enough to prevent spanking and other kinds of corporal punishment of children.... 3/4/2015 10:29 AM

Honey, we shrunk the SUV _ and Europe loves it
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- In Europe, SUV now stands for: Shrunken Utility Vehicle.... 3/4/2015 10:21 AM

AP PHOTOS: Indian widows celebrate Holi despite tradition
VRINDAVAN, India (AP) -- Indian tradition says a widow will spend her life in seclusion, mourning her husband and avoiding public gatherings. If she comes to a wedding, she is thought to bring bad luck to the family. If she comes to a birth ceremony, she brings bad luck to the baby.... 3/4/2015 10:18 AM

US, Iran resume nuclear talks after Netanyahu speech
MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) -- Undeterred by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's scathing speech against an Iran nuclear deal, U.S. and Iranian negotiators resumed work Wednesday on an agreement meant to crimp Iran's atomic program in exchange for sanctions relief.... 3/4/2015 10:16 AM

Netanyahu says he gave 'practical alternative' to Iran deal
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his speech to the U.S. Congress offered a "practical alternative" to a possible Iranian nuclear deal and that lawmakers "better understand" why the deal is bad.... 3/4/2015 10:10 AM

Britain sells interest in Eurostar for $1.1 billion
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's government has agreed to sell its stake in Eurostar, the high-speed rail service that connects London, Paris and Brussels, for 757 million pounds ($1.1 billion), wrapping up a major deal months before the general election.... 3/4/2015 10:09 AM

Nuclear company Areva in turmoil after billions in losses
PARIS (AP) -- Nuclear manufacturer Areva has announced a 4.8 billion euro loss for 2014, more than its entire market value, plunging the powerful French nuclear industry into turmoil.... 3/4/2015 10:02 AM

Indonesia moves Australians ahead of expected executions
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Two convicted Australian drug smugglers arrived Wednesday at an Indonesian island prison where they will be executed by firing squad along with seven other foreigners amid a diplomatic squabble with some of their governments. An Indonesian is also scheduled to be executed.... 3/4/2015 9:59 AM

China plays down US concerns over anti-terror legislation
SHANGHAI (AP) -- China played down U.S. concerns that proposed anti-terror legislation would give the Chinese government sweeping power to police electronic communications and marginalize foreign companies fighting for a share of China's $465 billion technology market, saying Wednesday that the law is purely designed to address domestic security issues.... 3/4/2015 9:55 AM

Official says China to boost military budget by 10 percent
BEIJING (AP) -- China's official military budget will grow by about 10 percent in the coming year, a legislative spokeswoman said Wednesday, amid unease among Beijing's neighbors about its growing might and territorial ambitions.... 3/4/2015 9:52 AM

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