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Portugal's leader admits tax lapses, refuses to resign
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Portugal's prime minister gave the taxman extra muscle as part of a crackdown on fraud and evasion after the country needed a 78-billion-euro ($86 billion) bailout in 2011. Now, Pedro Passos Coelho is admitting he was one of those who did not always comply with his tax obligations.... 3/6/2015 11:36 AM

Bank of Greece: need progress in talks with creditors
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's central bank governor says it is "very important" for next week's meeting of eurozone finance ministers, set for Monday in Brussels, to go well for Greece.... 3/6/2015 11:33 AM

German Parliament approves quota for female directors
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's Parliament on Friday approved a quota system that will require leading companies in Europe's biggest economy to have at least 30 percent women on their supervisory boards starting next year.... 3/6/2015 11:30 AM

Items Flight 370 missing left behind full of meaning for kin
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Lee Khim Fatt doesn't sleep in his bed anymore. Instead, he sleeps on the floor next to it. "It doesn't feel the same, doesn't feel right sleeping on the mattress without her beside me," he said.... 3/6/2015 11:21 AM

Road accident east of Egyptian capital kills 15 people
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian police official says a road accident on a highway east of Cairo has killed 15 people.... 3/6/2015 11:15 AM

UK authorities arrest suspect in US DoD cyber attack
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's National Crime Agency says a suspected hacker has been arrested in connection with a cyber attack on the U.S. Department of Defense.... 3/6/2015 11:14 AM

Palestinian assailant injures 5 Israelis in car attack
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A Palestinian assailant rammed his car into a group of Israeli pedestrians near an Israeli police station in east Jerusalem on Friday, injuring four officers and a bystander, and lunged at security guards with a knife before being shot and wounded, the police said.... 3/6/2015 11:07 AM

Austrian panel recommends no return of Klimt masterpiece
VIENNA (AP) -- An Austrian panel has ruled against returning one of the country's most stunning works of art to heirs of the original Jewish owner.... 3/6/2015 11:03 AM

England migrant population up by half million since 2011
LONDON (AP) -- An Oxford University study say the number of foreign-born residents in England has increased by more than half a million in three years- a finding that will fuel debate about immigration ahead of the upcoming election.... 3/6/2015 11:01 AM

UNESCO decries destruction of ancient site in Nimrud, Iraq
PARIS (AP) -- The head of the U.N.'s cultural agency says the deliberate destruction of cultural heritage like that at an archaeological site in Nimrud, Iraq, amounts to a "war crime."... 3/6/2015 11:00 AM

Man dies in landslide in Bosnia as bad weather hits Balkans
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- A man died Friday in a landslide in Bosnia as a wave of storms also closed down roads, flooded villages and disrupted power supplies throughout the Balkan region still recovering from record flooding last year.... 3/6/2015 10:54 AM

South Africa: Bail for woman who kidnapped baby 17 years ago
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A woman in South Africa who kidnapped a baby 17 years ago and raised the child as her own has been granted bail.... 3/6/2015 10:46 AM

In Turkey, criticizing the president can land you in jail
ISTANBUL (AP) -- There's no monarch in democratic Turkey - but you might not know it watching the news these days.... 3/6/2015 10:44 AM

Sri Lanka suspends work on China-backed resort
BEIJING (AP) -- Sri Lanka has informed Beijing it is suspending work on a $1.5 billion Chinese-backed resort as part of a reevaluation of recent foreign investments, China's Foreign Ministry said Friday.... 3/6/2015 10:36 AM

Taiwan subway slasher sentenced to death for killing 4
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- A Taiwan court sentenced a university student to death Friday for killing four passengers on a Taipei commuter train last year.... 3/6/2015 10:35 AM

Al-Qaida's Syria branch confirms death of field commander
BEIRUT (AP) -- Al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate confirmed on Friday that its top field commander was killed in an airstrike that targeted a meeting of the group's senior leadership.... 3/6/2015 10:25 AM

Kremlin critic Navalny released after 15 days in custody
MOSCOW (AP) -- Leading Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny was released Friday after spending 15 days in custody and vowed that he and his supporters will not be intimidated by the slaying of a top Kremlin critic.... 3/6/2015 10:18 AM

Myanmar police chase down students in 3rd protest crackdown
LETPADAN, Myanmar (AP) -- Police chased down student protesters and dragged them onto trucks Friday in Myanmar's third such crackdown on public demonstrations in as many days.... 3/6/2015 10:06 AM

Tajik opposition figure shot dead in Turkey
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's state-run news agency says a Tajik businessman and opposition figure has been shot dead in Istanbul.... 3/6/2015 9:53 AM

Security questioned in probe of attack on US envoy to Seoul
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Police on Friday investigated the motive of the anti-U.S. activist they say slashed the U.S. ambassador to South Korea, as questions turned to whether security was neglected.... 3/6/2015 9:53 AM



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