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5 cars to see at the Geneva car show
GENEVA (AP) -- Volkswagen's functional Passat family car may have taken top honors as car of the year at the annual Geneva motor show, but there is no doubt what the visitors come to see at this glitzy gathering: high-end supercars.... 3/4/2015 12:07 PM

Libyan official: Islamic State militants attack oil field
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- A Libyan official says Islamic State militants have attacked troops guarding an oil field near the central coast, prompting a counterattack by the Islamist-backed government in Tripoli that involved airstrikes.... 3/4/2015 12:00 PM

Coal mine blast in eastern Ukraine kills 1, traps dozens
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- An explosion ripped through a coal mine before dawn Wednesday in war-torn eastern Ukraine, killing at least one miner and trapping more than 30 others underground, rebel and government officials said. One injured miner reported seeing five bodies.... 3/4/2015 11:55 AM

Honey, we shrank the SUV _ and Europe loves it
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- In Europe, SUV now stands for: Shrinking Utility Vehicle.... 3/4/2015 11:53 AM

Prince William meets elephant on final day of China tour
BEIJING (AP) -- Prince William fed carrots to an elephant in China's southwest and brought up the plight of its African counterparts being killed for their tusks in a speech Wednesday that called on China to do more to deter poaching.... 3/4/2015 11:48 AM

Eurozone showing signs of economic momentum
LONDON (AP) -- The 19-country eurozone's economy is kicking into a higher gear thanks to falling oil prices and the lower euro, but the recovery is still far short of that experienced by the U.S.... 3/4/2015 11:33 AM

A murderer and rapist's views reflect those of many in India
NEW DELHI (AP) -- When a condemned killer said the woman he and others brutally gang-raped on a New Delhi bus was responsible for what had happened to her, his comments were shocking in their callousness and lack of remorse. But the underlying view has wide acceptance in India.... 3/4/2015 11:32 AM

Netanyahu says he gave 'practical alternative' to Iran deal
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday his speech to the U.S. Congress offered a "practical alternative" to a possible Iranian nuclear deal and that lawmakers now "understand better" why the deal is bad.... 3/4/2015 11:30 AM

AP names Cara Rubinsky to bolster Europe leadership team
LONDON (AP) -- The Associated Press is expanding its Europe leadership team with the appointment of Cara Rubinsky as associate Europe editor, as customer demand grows for a rich written report from the continent.... 3/4/2015 11:29 AM

British citizen fighting with Kurds killed in Syria
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- A British citizen fighting alongside Kurdish forces against the Islamic State group has been killed in Syria, a Kurdish commander said Wednesday.... 3/4/2015 11:19 AM

Kerry heads to Saudi Arabia to consult on Iran nuke talks
MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) -- Fresh from the latest round of Iran nuclear negotiations, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is heading to Saudi Arabia to ease Gulf Arab concerns about an emerging deal and discuss ways to calm instability in troubled Yemen and other Mideast nations.... 3/4/2015 11:15 AM

Putin says opposition politician's murder is a 'disgrace'
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin says that the killing of a key opposition figure is a "disgrace" to Russia.... 3/4/2015 11:13 AM

Australian radio station may face penalties for royal hoax
SYDNEY (AP) -- Australia's highest court on Wednesday cleared the way for a radio station to face penalties over a 2012 prank call to a London hospital that was caring for the Duchess of Cambridge. A nurse who transferred the call committed suicide after the broadcast.... 3/4/2015 11:09 AM

New Malaysia Airlines CEO a "battle hardened" veteran
HONG KONG (AP) -- When the owners of embattled Malaysia Airlines went looking for a new CEO to lead its restructuring, they chose a German turnaround specialist known as "The Terminator" to take on what's been dubbed the toughest job in aviation.... 3/4/2015 11:02 AM

Microsoft co-founder says he found sunken Japan WWII warship
TOKYO (AP) -- Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen and his research team have found a massive Japanese World War II battleship off the Philippines near where it sank more than 70 years ago, his representatives said Wednesday.... 3/4/2015 11:00 AM

3 sought over deadly 1982 attack in Paris' Jewish quarter
PARIS (AP) -- More than 32 years after a deadly terror attack in Paris' old Jewish quarter, French authorities have at last identified three suspects and are seeking their arrest.... 3/4/2015 10:44 AM

Egyptians race to expand Suez Canal, hoping for trade surge
ISMAILIA, Egypt (AP) -- Bulldozers push earth and dredgers spit mud round the clock at Egypt's Suez Canal in a race to quickly expand the strategic waterway for two-way traffic, a project trumpeted by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to revive both the country's damaged economy and visions of nationalist glory.... 3/4/2015 10:34 AM

Rights body scolds France over corporal punishment of kids
PARIS (AP) -- A top European human rights body says France isn't doing enough to prevent spanking and other kinds of corporal punishment of children.... 3/4/2015 10:29 AM

Honey, we shrunk the SUV _ and Europe loves it
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- In Europe, SUV now stands for: Shrunken Utility Vehicle.... 3/4/2015 10:21 AM

AP PHOTOS: Indian widows celebrate Holi despite tradition
VRINDAVAN, India (AP) -- Indian tradition says a widow will spend her life in seclusion, mourning her husband and avoiding public gatherings. If she comes to a wedding, she is thought to bring bad luck to the family. If she comes to a birth ceremony, she brings bad luck to the baby.... 3/4/2015 10:18 AM



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