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July 29, 2015 - 5:20pm
18 min 46 sec ago

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's foreign minister is asking U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to clarify whether Washington's nuclear deal with Iran includes removing from Interpol's list an Iranian wanted in a major bombing in the South American country.

In an open letter Wednesday, Foreign Minister Hector Timerman said Argentina was concerned by news reports that the secret deal reached with Iran included the European Union's agreement to remove former...

July 29, 2015 - 4:31pm
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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A U.S. citizen who founded a Haiti orphanage for boys has returned to the Caribbean country after a U.S. jury ordered an activist to pay $14.5 million in damages for falsely accusing him of sexually abusing children in his care.

A lawyer for Michael Geilenfeld says the orphanage founder feels vindicated by the jury verdict and is looking forward to resuming work in Haiti. Attorney Peter Detroy said Wednesday that he instructed Geilenfeld to...

July 29, 2015 - 3:20pm
18 min 45 sec ago

PARIS (AP) — French and German executives from two of Europe's leading armored vehicle makers signed a long-awaited merger deal Wednesday aimed at creating a new European champion in the $50 billion annual terrestrial defense market.

The tie-up between France's state-owned Nexter Systems and privately held German firm KMW was inked in Paris at the Defense Ministry headquarters, with France's Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and German parliamentary state secretary for...

July 29, 2015 - 1:33pm
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AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — An official says Jordan's state security court handed down prison terms for eight defendants in an alleged plot by Lebanon's Hezbollah militia to attack U.S. troops and Israel's embassy in Jordan.

Jordanian media have reported that seven Jordanian defendants were arrested before being able to move ahead with their plans and were charged with possessing weapons and making explosives.

The government official says the Jordanian...

July 29, 2015 - 1:27pm
18 min 45 sec ago

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Minnesota dentist is the target of widespread outrage over his killing of a lion in Zimbabwe.

The lion had allegedly been lured from a national park, where it was protected, so that it could be killed. The animal, named Cecil, had been studied by an Oxford University research program, and was a favorite among tourists who knew him for his distinctive black mane.

Dentist Walter Palmer says he didn't know the lion was...

July 29, 2015 - 1:27pm
18 min 45 sec ago

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A new report finds that extortion at checkpoints is costing Ivory Coast millions each year despite government steps to eradicate the practice.

Human Rights Watch said Wednesday that security forces are still asking travelers for money four years after Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara's government said it would end the practice.

The money gets seized from those transporting commercial goods and immigrants at illegal...

July 29, 2015 - 1:22pm
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BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Hungarian government says it will complete by Aug. 31 the construction of a fence meant to stop the flow of immigrants and refugees entering through its southern border with Serbia.

Government spokesman Zoltan Kovacs said that Interior Minister Sandor Pinter assured the Cabinet at its meeting on Wednesday that the deadline, which had earlier been set for Nov. 30, could be met.

Kovacs also said that the government had...

July 29, 2015 - 1:18pm
18 min 45 sec ago

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has formally declared the United States' National Endowment for Democracy as an undesirable group hostile to national interests.

The Justice Ministry's decision Wednesday means the non-governmental organization will be prevented from distributing grants or having offices in Russia. The move was expected after the general prosecutor's office on Tuesday described the group as a threat to Russia's constitutional order, defense and national security....

July 29, 2015 - 1:18pm
18 min 45 sec ago

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Two men in Zimbabwe have appeared in court in connection with the killing of a protected lion by an American dentist.

A professional hunter and a farmer are accused of helping the Minnesota dentist, Walter Palmer, hunt the lion. Police say they are looking for Palmer, who reportedly paid $50,000 to track and kill the animal.

A lawyer for the professional hunter says his client has been released on bail after today's court...

July 29, 2015 - 12:42pm
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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Women legislators are demanding that Turkey's deputy prime minister offers an apology for telling a legislator that she should be quiet because she is a woman.

Bulent Arinc told an opposition legislator who heckled him Wednesday: "Madam, shut up! As a woman you should shut up!"

Arinc was speaking at an emergency session of Turkey's parliament called to discuss terror attacks in the country. Women lawmakers protested the remark...

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