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The Latest: Some weapons used in Paris made in ex-Yugoslavia
PARIS (AP) -- The latest on the attacks in Paris and security alert in Brussels. All times local:... 11/27/2015 5:58 PM

Burundi: Presidential adviser survives attack by gunmen
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) -- An adviser to Burundi's president survived an apparent assassination attempt Friday when gunmen open fire at his vehicle while he was being driven to work, highlighting the growing insecurity in the central African nation.... 11/27/2015 5:57 PM

Maldives opposition demonstrates for ex-president's release
MALE, Maldives (AP) -- Hundreds of opposition supporters have started a three-day long protest to demand the release of the Maldives' former president and other jailed politicians and activists.... 11/27/2015 5:46 PM

Romania OKs visit by Russian official under EU travel ban
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Romania's foreign ministry has defended a visit by a Russian legislator who is on a European Union sanctions list, saying restrictions do not apply for international meetings.... 11/27/2015 5:44 PM

Russia suspends visa-free travel with Turkey
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia announced Friday that it will suspend visa-free travel with Turkey amid the escalating spat over the downing of a Russian warplane by a Turkish fighter jet at the Syrian border.... 11/27/2015 5:42 PM

Lawyer detained for obstructing Brazil corruption probe
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- A lawyer representing a key convict in the corruption scandal at Brazil's state-run oil giant Petrobras was detained Friday as he arrived at Rio de Janeiro's international airport, police said.... 11/27/2015 5:42 PM

IAAF clears Radcliffe, defends its blood testing program
LONDON (AP) -- The IAAF cleared marathon world record-holder Paula Radcliffe of doping allegations on Friday and rejected claims that it failed to act on hundreds of suspicious blood tests, saying the accusations lacked "any scientific or legal basis."... 11/27/2015 5:42 PM

Pope arrives in Uganda, calls Africa 'continent of hope'
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Pope Francis arrived in Uganda on Friday on the second leg of his Africa pilgrimage, declaring Africa the "continent of hope" and honoring Uganda's most famous Christians.... 11/27/2015 5:36 PM

Gunmen mercilessly mowed down guests in Mali hotel siege
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- The early breakfast crowd sipped coffee and picked at croissants in the Radisson Blu's dining room, swiping through emails and the morning headlines on their smartphones.... 11/27/2015 5:30 PM

Chile's Codelco Jan-Sept earnings drop by nearly half
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Chile's state-run copper giant Codelco says its profit plunged by 47 percent in January to September 2015 from the same period a year before because of tumbling prices for the metal.... 11/27/2015 5:22 PM

A search for family in Haiti raises questions about adoption
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- As Mariette Williams waited for her flight from South Florida to Haiti, she paced the departure lounge, folding and re-folding her ticket and clutching the handle of a bag sagging with gifts. She was excited but terrified: For the first time in nearly 30 years, she was about to see her mother.... 11/27/2015 5:15 PM

Nigeria: Suspected Boko Haram bombing hits Shiite procession
KANO, Nigeria (AP) -- A suspected Boko Haram suicide bomber detonated himself in the middle of a procession of hundreds of moderate Shiite Muslims on Friday, killing at least 15 people, organizers said.... 11/27/2015 5:08 PM

Spanish city takes steps to probe Franco crimes
MADRID (AP) -- Local politicians in Pamplona on Friday called for an investigation into crimes allegedly committed against residents by the dictatorship of the late Gen. Francisco Franco, turning the northern city into Spain's first known to seek such a probe.... 11/27/2015 4:58 PM

Hundreds gather in Cuba in frustration at Ecuador visa rule
HAVANA (AP) -- Hundreds of angry Cubans gathered in front of Ecuador's embassy in Havana on Friday in an unusual public display of discontent. They said they were frustrated by Ecuador's new rule that Cubans need a visa to visit - a move that complicates both legitimate travel and efforts to reach the United States.... 11/27/2015 4:50 PM

Russians open coffin of next-to-last czar to collect DNA
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) -- Investigators have opened the coffin of Russia's next-to-last czar to obtain genetic material from his remains and say it was not tampered with in Soviet times.... 11/27/2015 4:48 PM

Queen Elizabeth II opens Commonwealth meeting in Malta
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) -- Queen Elizabeth II opened the Commonwealth summit Friday on the Mediterranean island of Malta - a meeting that will focus on climate change and the threat of extremist violence.... 11/27/2015 4:31 PM

Strikes on IS city, focus of international campaign, kill 8
BEIRUT (AP) -- A new wave of airstrikes targeting the Syrian city of Raqqa, the headquarters of the extremist Islamic State group and the focus of an international military campaign, killed at least eight people, including five children, Syrian opposition groups said Friday.... 11/27/2015 4:31 PM

A partial list of victims of the Paris attacks
PARIS (AP) -- Here is a partial list of victims of the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris confirmed by The Associated Press and other media, who were honored in a ceremony in central Paris Friday:... 11/27/2015 4:22 PM

Rights official calls for refugees' direct relocation to EU
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- A top European human rights official called Friday for refugees to be resettled in Europe directly from camps near conflicts zones to prevent them from enduring long and dangerous journeys that are unnecessary anyway.... 11/27/2015 4:19 PM

The Latest: Austria reports drop in refugees coming from in
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- The latest on the mass movement of asylum-seekers and others seeking refuge in Europe. All times local:... 11/27/2015 4:15 PM

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