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Bosnian arms exporter accuses ministers over Ukraine deal
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- A Bosnian arms exporter has made a criminal complaint against the country's current and former ministers of trade for blocking a 5 million-euro deal with Ukraine because of objections from Russia.... 1/30/2015 3:52 PM

Hezbollah warns Israel it won't tolerate more attacks
BEIRUT (AP) -- The leader of the militant Hezbollah group said this week's cross-border attack was a message that it will no longer tolerate any Israeli attacks against its members.... 1/30/2015 3:40 PM

US-backed Mexico dam project triggered protest, rare defeat
SANTA URSULA, Mexico (AP) -- When the U.S. government backed construction of a new hydroelectric plant in southwestern Mexico, residents rose up and defeated a three-year, $30 million project supported by the little-known Overseas Private Investment Corp. in Washington.... 1/30/2015 3:40 PM

50 years after funeral, Churchill towers over UK politicians
LONDON (AP) -- Fifty years after Winston Churchill's funeral, British politicians gathered Friday to pay tribute to the wartime leader - and try to energize their election campaigns with a little of the Churchill magic.... 1/30/2015 3:39 PM

UN: Destruction of Syria chemical weapons facilities begins
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- International investigators say the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons production facilities has begun.... 1/30/2015 3:36 PM

Germany rejects notion of Greek debt write-off
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Germany bluntly rejected on Friday suggestions that Greece should be forgiven repayment of its rescue loans, while a top eurozone official said there was no decision yet on what to do after the country's bailout program runs out at the end of February.... 1/30/2015 3:35 PM

Chad air force bombs Boko Haram out of Nigerian border town
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Chad sent a warplane dropping bombs and ground troops to drive Islamic extremists from a Nigerian border town, leaving it strewn with the bodies of the Islamic extremists, witnesses said Friday.... 1/30/2015 3:22 PM

AP NewsBreak: Canada to criminalize online terror threats
TORONTO (AP) -- Canada will introduce new anti-terror laws that will make it a crime to promote terrorism against Canadians online.... 1/30/2015 3:20 PM

Thai junta tries to curb dissent and keep good terms with US
BANGKOK (AP) -- When Thailand's military junta sensed it was being criticized this week, the country's rulers reacted as they always do: by issuing stern warnings and summoning those responsible for talks army leaders like to refer to as "attitude adjustments."... 1/30/2015 3:17 PM

NATO to deploy small units in 6 Eastern European nations
BRUSSELS (AP) -- NATO will deploy small units in six Eastern European nations to help coordinate a spearhead force set up in response to Russia's actions in Ukraine, the alliance's secretary-general said Friday.... 1/30/2015 3:16 PM

Saudi authorities delay flogging of blogger for third week
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A leading rights group says authorities in Saudi Arabia have delayed the planned flogging of a blogger convicted of insulting Islam for a third straight week in the face of growing international pressure against the punishment.... 1/30/2015 3:12 PM

UN court upholds 2 Bosnian Serbs' genocide convictions
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Appeals judges at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal on Friday upheld genocide convictions against two senior Bosnian Serbs for their roles in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, the first final judgment for genocide by the United Nations court.... 1/30/2015 3:11 PM

Bomb rips through Shiite Muslim mosque in Pakistan, 49 dead
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- A bomb blast ripped through a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan as worshippers were gathering for Friday prayers, killing 49 people and wounding dozens more, officials said.... 1/30/2015 3:04 PM

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe new African Union chairman
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- African leaders Friday appointed Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as the new chairman of the 54-nation African Union.... 1/30/2015 3:04 PM

Ahead of election, Israel issues West Bank building tenders
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's settlement watchdog group said Friday that the government has issued hundreds of tenders for housing units in the West Bank, an area the Palestinians demand for their future state, a move that comes several weeks before Israel's national election.... 1/30/2015 2:47 PM

German World War II panzer ace Otto Carius dies at 92
BERLIN (AP) -- Otto Carius, a World War II German panzer ace credited with destroying more than 150 enemy tanks, mostly on the Eastern Front, has died at 92.... 1/30/2015 2:33 PM

France pledges tanks, armored vehicles to NATO force
PARIS (AP) -- France is pledging tanks and armored vehicles to bolster NATO forces in Poland, where leaders are increasingly uneasy about Russia.... 1/30/2015 2:31 PM

Battle with IS kills senior Kurdish general, 8 of his troops
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) -- Clashes with Islamic State militants killed a senior Kurdish military commander and eight of his fighters just outside the disputed northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Friday, officials said.... 1/30/2015 2:30 PM

American shot and injured in Saudi Arabia
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- The official Saudi Press Agency says an American citizen was injured when his car came under fire in Saudi Arabia's eastern al-Ihsaa province.... 1/30/2015 2:27 PM

AP PHOTOS: Pinata-making art lives on in Mexican family
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A Mexican party isn't complete without a pi??ata, and Melesio Vicente Flores and Cecilia Albarran Gonzalez have spent the last 25 years making high-end versions of the papier-mache figures to later be stuffed with candies and broken open with a stick or club.... 1/30/2015 2:24 PM

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