MOSCOW (AP) — Kremlin-controlled television channels criticized The Associated Press' international television service for cutting into its live feed of President Vladimir Putin's nearly four-hour call-in show to send footage from other developing news stories, including the attempted raid on a Ukrainian national guard base.
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LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian authorities have ordered the preventative evacuation of 4,000 people living near the Ubinas volcano, which has been spouting ash clouds up to 2 miles (nearly 4 kilometers) high.
The Andina state news agency quotes Agriculture Minister Juan Benites as saying it will take three days beginning Thursday to move the residents of two southern districts and their 30,000 sheep, cows, horses, burros and other animals.
PARIS (AP) — France's presidential palace says French forces have freed five humanitarian aid workers kidnapped by "a terrorist group" in northern Mali in early February.
The Elysee palace said in a statement attributed to both the French and Malian presidents that the operation north of Timbuktu on Thursday freed the five — including four workers with the International Red Cross. The statement said the five were in good health.
BERLIN (AP) — A former top spy in Yugoslavia's feared secret service has been extradited to Germany, where he is wanted in connection with murder of a political dissident 31 years ago.
German federal prosecutors say 72-year-old Zdravko Mustac was extradited Thursday from Croatia, whose citizenship he now holds. Prosecutors say he is suspected of "colluding in the murder of Yugoslav dissident Stjepan Durekovic," who was killed on July 28, 1983, near Munich....
PARIS (AP) — David Cronenberg deconstructs Hollywood, Tommy Lee Jones goes Western, and reclusive New Wave legend Jean-Luc Godard returns in 3-D in films competing for top honors at next month's Cannes Film Festival.
Organizers of the ritzy Riviera festival famed for its red-carpet glamour announced the much-heralded lineup Thursday for the May 14-25 event, including 18 films vying for the top prize — the Palme d'Or.
GENEVA (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says diplomats from Russia, the United States, the European Union and Ukraine have agreed on a series of steps aimed at de-escalating violence in strife-ridden Ukraine.
He said all of this "represents a good day's work." But Kerry also says "words on paper" will have little meaning if they are not followed by actions on all sides to calm the situation in the former Soviet republic.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban militants stopped a car carrying several Afghan police officers on the road to Kabul and killed at least four of them, authorities said Thursday.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack that took place Wednesday in Wardak province south of the capital, although there were conflicting reports about the number of policemen — if any — who managed to escape.
Wardak province deputy police chief Lutfullah Zaryab...