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UK judge: Suspect in Litvinenko death can testify at inquiry
LONDON (AP) -- One of the main suspects in the poisoning of ex-Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko can testify by video link at an inquiry into the death, the judge in charge said Monday.... 3/30/2015 5:54 PM

Report: Iran journalist defects while covering nuclear talks
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran has confirmed that an Iranian journalist defected while covering nuclear negotiations underway in Switzerland between Tehran and world powers on the country's controversial atomic program.... 3/30/2015 5:49 PM

Saudi-led forces strike Yemen rebels, blockade ports
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Saudi-led naval forces imposed a blockade on Yemen's ports as coalition airstrikes on Monday repelled an advance on the southern port city of Aden by Shiite rebels and forces loyal to a former president.... 3/30/2015 5:42 PM

Guinea shuts border with Sierra Leone in effort to end Ebola
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- Guinea closed its border with Sierra Leone on Monday as part of new efforts to stamp out Ebola, an official said.... 3/30/2015 5:22 PM

AP Interview: Saudi Arabia seeks to attract non-oil capital
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Saudi Arabia has undertaken several initiatives to attract foreign capital outside of its oil and gas sector, the deputy governor of the kingdom's investment authority said Monday.... 3/30/2015 5:17 PM

Teen libertarian is face of Brazil's young free-market right
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Microphone in hand and standing atop the sound truck, the raspy-voiced protest leader jabbed his finger into the air shouting for the ouster of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, igniting wild cheers from the crowd below him.... 3/30/2015 5:17 PM

Officials examining why plane landed short of Halifax runway
TORONTO (AP) -- An Air Canada passenger plane landed so significantly short of the runway in Halifax that it hit a power line and knocked out power at the airport, the lead investigator said Monday.... 3/30/2015 5:12 PM

Ferry operator Stena Line tests running ship on methanol
HELSINKI (AP) -- Swedish ferry operator Stena Line says it has converted one of its ships to enable it to run on methanol, testing the potential of the environmentally friendly fuel for the shipping industry.... 3/30/2015 5:07 PM

Pakistani, Saudi armies hold joint military exercise
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- The Pakistani military says it is holding a joint military exercise with Saudi Arabia.... 3/30/2015 5:00 PM

Tunisian museum reopens after deadly attack against tourists
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisia's National Bardo Museum reopened to the public Monday again for the first time since extremist gunmen opened fire on foreign tourists earlier this month, killing 22 people in the country's worst attack on civilians in 13 years.... 3/30/2015 4:51 PM

Prince William starts work as helicopter ambulance pilot
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's Prince William has started his new job - working as air ambulance helicopter pilot.... 3/30/2015 4:46 PM

S. Africa: Opposition accuses president of security meddling
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South African President Jacob Zuma is putting the country on a "road directly to dictatorship," said an opposition leader who on Monday accused the president of manipulating state security.... 3/30/2015 4:41 PM

Blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh's capital
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- A blogger was hacked to death by three men in Bangladesh's capital on Monday, and two of the attackers were caught near the scene, police said.... 3/30/2015 4:37 PM

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SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Saudi-led coalition spokesman: Naval forces in full control of Yemen ports.... 3/30/2015 4:23 PM

Iran says US drone kills 2 advisers in Iraq; US denies claim
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iran's Revolutionary Guard says a U.S. drone strike killed two of its advisers near the Iraqi city of Tikrit, where a major offensive is underway against the Islamic State group, but the U.S. said Monday its coalition conducted no airstrikes in the area during the time of the incident.... 3/30/2015 4:06 PM

Nerves on edge in Nigeria as vote count begins
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's electoral commission began counting votes in hotly contested presidential elections Monday as the United States and Britain warned that the count may be subverted by "deliberate political interference."... 3/30/2015 3:37 PM

Campaign begins for most unpredictable UK election in years
LONDON (AP) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron paid a courtesy call on Queen Elizabeth II, then launched a most uncourteous attack on his main political rival as campaigning formally began Monday in the most unpredictable U.K. election in decades.... 3/30/2015 3:36 PM

A look at those involved in Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen
CAIRO (AP) -- A Saudi-led coalition is targeting Shiite rebels and their allies in Yemen in a campaign of airstrikes that began last week. Here's a look at the Sunni Arab countries involved in the fighting so far, as well as others offering material support or backing the operation:... 3/30/2015 3:29 PM

Thai junta chief may force safety reforms in aviation sector
BANGKOK (AP) -- The head of Thailand's ruling junta may use extraordinary constitutional powers to expedite safety improvements in the aviation sector, which is facing international sanctions, the country's transport minister said Monday.... 3/30/2015 3:17 PM

NATO chief seeks closer cooperation with the European Union
BRUSSELS (AP) -- NATO'S secretary-general wants more joint action with the European Union to face the security challenges coming from Russia and the violent Islamic extremism plaguing some countries in the Middle East and North Africa.... 3/30/2015 3:13 PM

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