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'Naty' Revuelta, who had daughter with Fidel Castro, dies
HAVANA (AP) -- Natalia Revuelta Clews, the Cuban socialite who emptied her bank account and sold her diamond jewelry to support Fidel Castro when he was a little-known insurgent, has died. She was 89.... 3/2/2015 4:27 PM

Volkswagen Passat wins car of the year award
GENEVA (AP) -- The large family car Volkswagen Passat has been voted car of the year by European automotive editors at the Geneva International Motor Show.... 3/2/2015 4:26 PM

Polish top senator: Russia banned me from Nemtsov's funeral
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's Senate speaker says Russia's authorities have denied him entry into the country for the funeral of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov.... 3/2/2015 4:20 PM

Turkish journalist arrested for 'framing' military officers
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's state-run news agency says a journalist has been arrested pending trial for his alleged role in a conspiracy against military officers who were convicted in 2012 of plotting to overthrow the government.... 3/2/2015 4:18 PM

New Saudi king meets Turkey leader amid thaw in relations
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- The official Saudi Press Agency says King Salman met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the capital, Riyadh, where discussion centered on the ongoing war in Syria, Iran nuclear talks and the turmoil in Yemen.... 3/2/2015 4:17 PM

Toronto police say no criminal intent with tunnel
TORONTO (AP) -- Two men built a mysterious tunnel discovered near a Pan Am Games venue in Toronto and there was no criminal intent, police said Monday.... 3/2/2015 4:17 PM

Reports: Turkey detains 10 IS militants
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish media reports say police have detained 10 suspected Islamic State militants in raids.... 3/2/2015 4:11 PM

Google to offer own cellular network plan
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Google will soon be offering cellular network plans in a bid to bridge the gap between the realms of Internet services and mobile device software it dominates.... 3/2/2015 4:04 PM

Lebanon bans basketball fans from games after brawl
BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanon has banned basketball fans from attending games after a fist fight broke out between players from rival teams.... 3/2/2015 4:03 PM

Women to make up half the winners in local French elections
PARIS (AP) -- In France's upcoming local elections, one thing is certain: Women will win half the seats.... 3/2/2015 3:48 PM

Bomb blast in downtown Cairo wounds 9 people
CAIRO (AP) -- A midday bomb blast in one of the busiest boulevards in downtown Cairo wounded nine people on Monday, the police said. Shortly after the explosion, a little-known group claimed responsibility for the attack.... 3/2/2015 3:38 PM

Russia, Ukraine hold emergency gas talks as cutoff looms
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Russia and Ukraine's energy ministers are holding emergency talks after the Russian gas supplier said it would cut off deliveries to the war-torn country as soon as Tuesday if it does not get new payments.... 3/2/2015 3:34 PM

Video reports conflict in probe of Putin critic's slaying
MOSCOW (AP) -- Conflicting reports emerged Monday about the availability of possible surveillance footage showing the slaying of Boris Nemtsov, a fierce Kremlin critic gunned down in Moscow, as top Russian officials again promised that his killing would be "fully investigated."... 3/2/2015 3:29 PM

EU nations get power to ban genetically-modified crops
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union is giving member states the power to ban the cultivation of genetically-modified crops even if they have been approved by the bloc's food safety authority.... 3/2/2015 3:22 PM

'Jihadi John' born into stateless family in Kuwait
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- The Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John" was born to a family of undocumented residents in an impoverished corner of oil-rich Kuwait, two members of the country's so-called stateless community said Monday.... 3/2/2015 3:21 PM

Monaco latest to ink accord with Italy to end bank secrecy
ROME (AP) -- The principality of Monaco has signed an accord with Italy aimed at ending banking secrecy, days after Switzerland and Liechtenstein inked similar pledges to exchange financial information with Rome.... 3/2/2015 3:10 PM

Pakistan police arrest parents refusing kids' polio vaccine
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistani officials say hundreds of parents have been arrested in recent days because they refused to allow vaccinators to give their children the polio vaccine.... 3/2/2015 2:54 PM

British police charge 10 people in child sex exploitation
LONDON (AP) -- Prosecutors have charged 10 men with sexual offenses against girls as young as 13 in a case that has stirred racial tensions in northwestern England.... 3/2/2015 2:53 PM

Namibian president wins African leadership prize
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba has won the 2014 Ibrahim Prize for African leadership, the first African leader deemed worthy of the honor since 2011.... 3/2/2015 2:45 PM

Labor disputes disrupt SAS, Norwegian flights in Scandinavia
HELSINKI (AP) -- Scandinavian Airlines says some 50 flights have been canceled Monday to and from Denmark after members of a Danish cabin crew union walked out to protest the carrier's plan to transfer employees to a domestic airline acquired by SAS.... 3/2/2015 2:42 PM



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