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Poland summons US envoy over FBI head's Holocaust comments
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's Foreign Ministry urgently summoned U.S. Ambassador Stephen Mull on Sunday to "protest and demand an apology," saying the FBI director suggested that Poles were accomplices in the Holocaust.... 4/19/2015 4:28 PM

Wartime climate in Saudi puts calls for reform on hold
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- An electronic billboard at an upscale Saudi mall flashes an advertisement for a designer fragrance before switching to images of soaring F-16s and King Salman saluting the troops. "The response has come to you who threaten the nation," the caption says. "To those who test me, take this war as a reply."... 4/19/2015 4:25 PM

Iran's powerful Guard rejects inspection of military sites
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- International nuclear inspectors will be barred from all Iranian military sites under any deal with world powers, a senior commander in the Revolutionary Guard said Sunday, setting up a possible standoff as negotiators try to reach a final deal.... 4/19/2015 4:20 PM

Ex-Yemen leader's party says it welcomes cease-fire
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- The political party of Yemen's former longtime autocrat said Sunday that it welcomes a U.N. resolution calling for a cease-fire in the country, urging all involved in the conflict, including a Saudi-led Arab coalition, to observe it.... 4/19/2015 4:17 PM

Afghan police say insurgents enter southern police compound
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan police chief says insurgents armed with guns and explosives have entered a police station in the southern city of Lashkar Gar after a suicide bomber detonated explosives at the gate of the compound allowing the others to gain entry.... 4/19/2015 4:14 PM

A search for the living among the dead in the Mediterranean
ROME (AP) -- A crowded fishing boat that one survivor said carried 700 migrants capsized north of Libya overnight, and only a few dozen people were rescued Sunday, raising fears that it could become the Mediterranean's deadliest known migrant sea disaster.... 4/19/2015 4:12 PM

Kenya official: I did not cause delay in ending attack
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A Kenyan police official says his use of a plane for a personal errand did not delay the deployment of the police tactical team which ended the extremist attack in eastern Kenya where 148 people, the majority of them university students, were killed.... 4/19/2015 4:09 PM

Fire sends plume of smoke above Mexico City
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A fire in a brewery's warehouse sent a towering black plume of smoke pouring into the sky above Mexico City on Sunday, but officials said there were no reported injuries.... 4/19/2015 3:59 PM

Sea of sorrows: Many migrants drown trying to reach Italy
ROME (AP) -- Migrants seeking a better life in Europe have died by the thousands in the Mediterranean Sea in recent years while fleeing poverty and bloodshed in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.... 4/19/2015 3:56 PM

Video: Islamic State kills Ethiopian Christians in Libya
CAIRO (AP) -- Islamic State militants in Libya shot and beheaded groups of captive Ethiopian Christians, a video purportedly from the extremists showed Sunday. The attack widens the circle of nations affected by the group's atrocities while showing its growth beyond a self-declared "caliphate" in Syria and Iraq.... 4/19/2015 3:55 PM

Despite victory, Israeli leader struggling to form coalition
JERUSALEM (AP) -- With a resounding election victory last month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seemed to have an easy path toward quickly establishing a coalition government with his traditional nationalist, religious and ultra-Orthodox Jewish allies.... 4/19/2015 3:55 PM

UK police search for family that may have travelled to Syria
LONDON (AP) -- British police are appealing for information on a family with four children who may have travelled to Syria.... 4/19/2015 3:45 PM

SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Political party of former Yemen leader Saleh welcomes UN resolution calling for a cease-fire.... 4/19/2015 3:34 PM

Extremist past mars makeover of France's far-right party
PARIS (AP) -- The timing could not have been worse. Daggers were already drawn in a father-daughter duel within the far-right National Front when a judicial investigation began circling closer and closer to the party leadership.... 4/19/2015 3:20 PM

Ceremonies mark liberation of 2 Nazi camps 70 years ago
FUERSTENBERG, Germany (AP) -- Officials in Germany solemnly commemorated the liberation of two Nazi concentration camps 70 years ago in the closing days of World War II.... 4/19/2015 3:15 PM

Austerity's legacy: British election focused on UK economy
LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister David Cameron and his main opponent agree on one thing going into Britain's May 7 election: Voters should choose the next leader based on the health of the economy.... 4/19/2015 3:13 PM

British police make fourth arrest in slaying of imam
LONDON (AP) -- British counterterrorism detectives say they've arrested a fourth person as they investigate the slaying of a Syria-born Muslim cleric who was shot in London.... 4/19/2015 3:03 PM

8 people killed at Brazilian soccer team's fan club
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Police say eight people have been shot dead at a Brazilian soccer team's fan club in the city of Sao Paulo.... 4/19/2015 2:57 PM

A history of the Islamic State group after Ethiopians killed
CAIRO (AP) -- The extremist Islamic State group, which controls a third of both Iraq and Syria in its self-declared caliphate, released a video Sunday purportedly showing militants killing two groups of Ethiopian Christians in Libya.... 4/19/2015 2:55 PM

S. Korean police question dozens after violent ferry protest
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean police said they were questioning dozens of protesters Sunday over violence that broke out at a rally denouncing the government's handling of a ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people a year ago.... 4/19/2015 2:55 PM

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