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Technology to look inside Fukushima reactors faces challenge
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) -- The cutting-edge technology was billed as a way to decipher where exactly the morass of nuclear fuel might sit at the bottom of reactors in the Japanese power plant that went into multiple meltdowns four years ago.... 3/27/2015 3:36 PM

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SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France (AP) -- French police: 400-600 pieces of human remains retrieved from German flight; no intact bodies.... 3/27/2015 3:35 PM

About 1,000 workers fired from South African power plant
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- About 1,000 workers have been fired following an illegal strike that halted construction at an already delayed but much needed power plant in South Africa, a spokesman for the state-owned power utility said on Friday.... 3/27/2015 3:35 PM

At least 9 dead as militants attack hotel in Somali capital
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden car at the gate of a hotel popular with government officials in Mogadishu on Friday, killing at least nine people, police said.... 3/27/2015 3:31 PM

Official: 1,500 North Caucasus people fight in Iraq, Syria
MOSCOW (AP) -- A senior Russian official says about 1,500 residents of Russia's North Caucasus are fighting alongside Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq.... 3/27/2015 3:29 PM

EU weighs new methods to coax Israel back to peace talks
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union is assessing new ways to push Israel back to the peace negotiating table with the Palestinians for a deal based on a two-state solution, working in tandem with the United States, EU officials say.... 3/27/2015 3:27 PM

Israel to stop withholding Palestinian tax revenues
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel said Friday that it will transfer Palestinian tax revenues it has been withholding as punishment for the Palestinians' application to join the International Criminal Court.... 3/27/2015 3:26 PM

Romania questions ex-minister over 3 Picassos, 100 paintings
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Romanian prosecutors investigating an alleged bribery scheme have questioned the former finance minister about the origins of 100 paintings, including three works by Pablo Picasso.... 3/27/2015 3:23 PM

UN refugee agency condemns LRA's kidnapping of Congolese
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- The U.N. refugee agency condemned on Friday the kidnapping of several Congolese refugees by the Lord's Resistance Army rebel group.... 3/27/2015 3:12 PM

Nigerian leader urges peaceful vote as elections loom
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan urged his nation to vote peacefully and accept the results of Saturday's presidential elections, which analysts say will be the most tightly contested in the history of Africa's richest nation and its largest democracy.... 3/27/2015 3:07 PM

Poland: 2 Russian flight controllers suspects in 2010 crash
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's military prosecutors said Friday they have identified two Russian flight controllers as suspects for allegedly contributing to the 2010 plane crash in Russia that killed Poland's President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others.... 3/27/2015 3:07 PM

Russia denies it's in talks with Argentina on leasing jets
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia hasn't held negotiations on leasing a dozen supersonic bombers to Argentina, but would be willing to consider such a deal, a senior government official said Friday.... 3/27/2015 3:04 PM

Ukraine rebels hand over bodies of 22 govt soldiers
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Separatists in eastern Ukraine have handed over the bodies of 22 government soldiers killed during the fierce, months-long battle over the airport near the rebel stronghold of Donetsk.... 3/27/2015 2:59 PM

Cambodian tribunal charges another Khmer Rouge suspect
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- Cambodia's U.N.-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal charged another suspect with crimes against humanity on Friday, defying for the second time this month a warning from Prime Minister Hun Sen that adding more defendants could cause unrest.... 3/27/2015 2:58 PM

Sierra Leoneans to stay home in final push to stop Ebola
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Sierra Leone's 6 million people were told to stay home for three days, except for religious services, beginning Friday as the West African nation attempted a final push to rid itself of Ebola.... 3/27/2015 2:47 PM

Israel indicts Golan Druse on suspicion of spying for Syria
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli district court has indicted an Arab Druse from the Golan Heights on suspicion of spying for Syria.... 3/27/2015 2:45 PM

Spain's 2014 budget deficit below that set by EU
MADRID (AP) -- Spain says its budget deficit in 2014 ended up slightly above its target but below that sought by the European Union.... 3/27/2015 2:34 PM

Co-pilot may have hidden illness, German prosecutors say
MONTABAUR, Germany (AP) -- Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appears to have hidden evidence of an illness from his employers, including having been excused by a doctor from work the day he crashed a passenger plane into a mountain, prosecutors said Friday.... 3/27/2015 2:33 PM

European air authority to recommend 2 crew in cockpit
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Europe's aviation safety agency will recommend Friday that airlines across the continent always have two people in the cockpit of a flying aircraft, according to Scandinavian authorities.... 3/27/2015 2:33 PM

Thai junta leader: I'll fight forced labor in fish industry
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand's junta leader has vowed to take legal action against companies using forced labor, after an Associated Press investigation revealed that fish caught by enslaved migrant workers was being exported from Thai ports to global markets.... 3/27/2015 2:29 PM



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