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Former Brazil chief of staff arrested in Petrobras scandal
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Police in Brazil have arrested former presidential chief of staff Jose Dirceu, the most senior member of the ruling Workers' Party to be taken into custody in connection with corruption at the state-owned oil company Petrobras.... 8/4/2015 6:05 PM

Russian man wanted in the deaths of his 6 children
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian investigators are searching for a man suspected of killing and dismembering his six young children. His wife also was missing and reported dead, and police said that a woman believed to be his mother was found dead.... 8/4/2015 5:55 PM

Venezuela ruling party games Twitter for political gain
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's approval ratings may be languishing below 30 percent, but on Twitter he's as popular as Pope Francis - or so it would seem.... 8/4/2015 5:53 PM

Far-right group's poster campaign in Stockholm stirs outrage
LONDON (AP) -- A poster campaign by the anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats at a subway station in central Stockholm has stirred outrage in the Nordic country.... 8/4/2015 5:33 PM

Croatia celebrates independence while rival Serbs mourn
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) -- Croatia held a military parade Tuesday to mark the 20th anniversary of winning its independence from Serb-led Yugoslavia, while neighboring Serbia mourned victims of the military operation that marked the end of a four-year war.... 8/4/2015 5:28 PM

Toronto nightclub shooting leaves at least 2 dead, 3 wounded
TORONTO (AP) -- A shooting that started at a Toronto nightclub event hosted by rapper Drake, and then spilled onto the streets outside early Tuesday, left at least two people dead and three others wounded, police said. It wasn't clear if Drake was present during the shooting.... 8/4/2015 5:12 PM

South Africa's Nobel laureate Tutu leaves hospital
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South African retired archbishop Desmond Tutu left a Cape Town hospital on Tuesday after being treated for an infection there since last month, his foundation said.... 8/4/2015 5:11 PM

Taliban official resigns in sign of growing internal divide
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A senior Taliban figure resigned Tuesday in the latest fallout from the death of longtime leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, which has triggered a succession dispute and revealed growing rifts within the two-decade-old Afghan insurgent group.... 8/4/2015 5:07 PM

Yemen pro-government troops retake rebel-held base in south
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's pro-government troops fought pockets of resistance outside a key military base in the country's south Tuesday, a day after they seized it from Shiite rebels, military officials said.... 8/4/2015 5:05 PM

After deadly attack, Israel arrests extremist in crackdown
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli authorities kicked off a promised crackdown on Jewish extremists following last week's deadly arson attack on a Palestinian family, arresting a high-profile activist accused of leading a new movement of defiant settler youths who embrace violence and reject the rule of law in the name of the purity of the Holy Land.... 8/4/2015 4:52 PM

German justice minister fires country's top prosecutor
BERLIN (AP) -- German Justice Minister Heiko Maas said Tuesday he will request the dismissal and retirement of the country's chief federal prosecutor Harald Range.... 8/4/2015 4:51 PM

Russia eyes action against non-EU nations joining sanctions
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's prime minister has ordered preparation of retaliatory measures against several non-EU European nations that have joined the European Union's sanctions against Russia.... 8/4/2015 4:46 PM

AP Interview: Qatar's FM urges 'serious dialogue' with Iran
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Qatar's top diplomat on Tuesday called for a "serious dialogue" with Iran in the wake of its nuclear deal with world powers, even as he blasted Tehran for continuing to support Syria's embattled government.... 8/4/2015 4:38 PM

Cameroon expels thousands of Nigerians in Boko Haram fight
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) -- Cameroon has expelled more than 3,000 Nigerians as part of the fight against Nigeria's Islamic extremists who have launched attacks across borders, officials said Tuesday.... 8/4/2015 4:24 PM

Kerry pushes Asia trade pact in Singapore
SINGAPORE (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Tuesday for countries negotiating a major Pacific Rim trade deal to overcome differences that have stalled its conclusion.... 8/4/2015 4:09 PM

Human rights group: 2,000 migrants dead at sea this year
MILAN (AP) -- A human rights group says nearly 2,000 migrants are known to have died so far this year crossing the Mediterranean, outpacing last year's death toll.... 8/4/2015 4:07 PM

Russia bids for vast Arctic territories at UN
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia has submitted its bid for vast territories in the Arctic to the United Nations, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.... 8/4/2015 4:01 PM

Poland awards daughter of slain Russian opposition leader
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- The daughter of slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov has received Poland's democracy award in recognition of her father's and her own activity.... 8/4/2015 3:47 PM

Greece: Prospect of new election grows, market hit
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's government conceded Tuesday that dissent within the ruling party was likely to force an early election, while bank shares plummeted again on the stock market, which reopened this week after a long closure.... 8/4/2015 3:40 PM

Total reboot: How to fix Greece's economy
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- After so much pain, Greece must now figure out how to get its economy back on its feet.... 8/4/2015 3:35 PM

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