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April 24, 2015 - 9:22pm
51 min 48 sec ago

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The jailed mayor of Venezuela's capital may be released from prison to house arrest for health reasons.

The public prosecutor's office announced Friday night that it is seeking the move so Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma can undergo surgery.

Ledezma is a leader in the opposition and has been jailed since February on charges of plotting a coup against the South American country's socialist government — an allegation he denies...

April 24, 2015 - 8:25pm
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MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Three former Guantanamo Bay detainees resettled in Uruguay are protesting in front of the U.S. Embassy in Montevideo.

The men were protesting Friday night because they had been asked to leave a hotel where some stayed periodically. They say the house where they were initially resettled didn't have enough space for all of them.

In the words of Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi, "We are too many to stay in the house."...

April 24, 2015 - 7:40pm
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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — "House of Cards" star Robin Wright has given the real-life U.S. ambassador to the United Nations a "power dress" fitting of the name.

In the latest season of the popular Netflix series, Wright plays the ambassador role that Samantha Power takes on every day. The two spoke together Friday at the Women in the World conference, and Wright pulled out one of her dresses from the show and tossed it to the ambassador.

Power laughed and...

April 24, 2015 - 7:39pm
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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations secretary-general is warning Myanmar that stability in its most sensitive region can't be achieved unless it addresses the issue of citizenship for minority Rohingya Muslims.

Ban Ki-moon told a Myanmar delegation Friday that the U.N. has seen "already troubling signs of ethnic and religious differences being exploited" as elections approach later this year.

The predominantly Buddhist nation recently emerged...

April 24, 2015 - 6:06pm
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IQALUIT, Canada (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is backing Saudi Arabian airstrikes against Houthi rebels as long as the rebels persist in attacking Yemeni government forces.

Kerry is crediting the Saudis with making an important shift from a full-scale air campaign to hitting targets only when militants present a threat or try to seize more areas in Yemen.

He says the Houthis must give up fighting and enter negotiations.


April 24, 2015 - 4:54pm
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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy on Syria is warning the Security Council that a new series of talks on the conflict that begin next month in Geneva should not be seen as negotiations toward a peace deal.

Diplomats say Staffan de Mistura told the council Friday that he sees little new willingness from the parties involved to negotiate. The diplomats spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the close-door meeting...

April 24, 2015 - 4:44pm
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OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Speaker of Canada's Senate, Pierre Claude Nolin, has died after a five-year battle with a rare form of cancer.

A spokeswoman for the Senate said Friday that Nolin died Thursday evening. He was 64.

Nolin was appointed to the Senate in 1993 by former Conservative Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.

He became Speaker last November, the unanimous choice of Conservative, Liberal and independent senators who saw...

April 24, 2015 - 4:00pm
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WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, a former Polish Auschwitz prisoner and member of the underground wartime resistance who helped save Jews and later served twice as the country's foreign minister, has died. He was 93.

Several government officials reported that Bartoszewski died Friday in Warsaw, including President Bronislaw Komorowski who wrote on Twitter that he was deeply saddened.

"This is a huge loss; a great Pole has left us,"...

April 24, 2015 - 3:49pm
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IQALUIT, Canada (AP) — The U.S., Russia and other Arctic nations say they're looking past Ukraine's civil war and other tensions to prevent oil spills near the North Pole and combat climate change in a place warming faster than the rest of the world.

Delegates at the eight-nation Arctic Council are pledging to address black carbon, or soot, a greenhouse gas that is particularly potent in the Arctic. No goals for emissions reductions were immediately set....

April 24, 2015 - 2:47pm
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in the Mexican state of Michoacan say they have launched an investigation into the case of a 14-year-old girl mistakenly taken to the United States to live with a woman who claimed to be her mother.

Alondra Luna Nunez was returned to her family in Mexico on Wednesday after DNA testing in the U.S. showed she was not the daughter of Houston resident Dorotea Garcia.

The state Prosecutor's Office said Friday that it is...

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