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March 17, 2015 - 6:58am
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KOSTYANTYNIVKA , Ukraine (AP) — Residents in the eastern Ukrainian town of Kostyantynivka have angrily confronted regional officials over an accident in which an armored military vehicle struck and killed a 6-year old girl.

Donetsk region head of police Vyacheslav Abroskin on Tuesday traveled to the town in a bid to avoid the mass unrest of the night before, when enraged crowds turned over several police cars.

Authorities say ringleaders of the night...

March 17, 2015 - 6:46am
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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said it began producing more natural gas from a giant field shared with Qatar on Tuesday as part of efforts to expand gas production and alleviate setbacks caused by international sanctions.

The additional production from the South Pars field — known as North Dome in Qatar — will add 81 million cubic meters of gas to Iran's total production, currently at about 600 million cubic meters per day, most of which is consumed domestically, the state TV...

March 17, 2015 - 6:22am
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An American helicopter mechanic whose Facebook post complaining about his employer in the United Arab Emirates got him arrested says he has been informed the company is seeking to dismiss the charges against him.

Belleair Bluffs, Florida native Ryan Pate appeared in an Abu Dhabi court Tuesday to present his defense on charges he defamed the Emirati company he worked for, Global Aerospace Logistics.

After the hearing...

March 17, 2015 - 6:13am
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MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military says it has brought some of its forces to the highest stage of combat-readiness as part of sweeping maneuvers in the Arctic and elsewhere in Russia.

President Vladimir Putin issued the order Monday for five days of drills to check the readiness of Russia's Northern Fleet and the military's ability to deploy additional forces from central Russia.

The Defense Ministry said Tuesday that units from the Baltic Fleet,...

March 17, 2015 - 6:10am
1 week 3 days ago

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish police say they are carrying out several raids across Copenhagen in connection with last month's deadly shooting at a free-speech seminar and the capital's main synagogue.

Police spokesman Joergen Skov said Tuesday's raids were part of "the continued investigation" into the Feb. 14 and 15 attacks.

Skov declined to elaborate, and it wasn't immediately clear whether any arrests have been made.

Omar...

March 17, 2015 - 6:01am
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COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Health officials say the number of tuberculosis cases in Europe is continuing to decline, dropping 6 percent in 2013 to about 360,000.

Zsuzsanna Jakab, head of the Copenhagen-based World Health Organization's regional office for Europe, says the region nevertheless is the most affected area globally.

Jakab says the number of TB cases has seen "a sustained decline" over the past decade across the region that encompasses 53...

March 17, 2015 - 6:01am
1 week 3 days ago

DUBLIN (AP) — Landmark buildings across Ireland and the world have been floodlit green as global celebrations of the Emerald Isle's patron saint are culminating in parades and celebrations in Dublin and other cities, particularly in the U.S., on St. Patrick's Day.

Irish President Michael Higgins attended Mass at Dublin's pro-Cathedral, where Catholic Archbishop Diarmuid Martin blessed sprigs of shamrock in the traditional start to Ireland's national holiday....

March 17, 2015 - 5:42am
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BANGKOK (AP) — Thai officials say a key witness in the shooting deaths of anti-government protesters in 2010, allegedly by soldiers, was detained by the army for her suspected involvement in a recent grenade attack in the capital.

Thai junta spokesman Col. Winthai Suvaree says Nattatida Meewangpla was taken into custody for questioning by soldiers and police before she was handed over to city police. A day earlier, he had denied that the authorities had detained her....

March 17, 2015 - 5:31am
1 week 3 days ago

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Top U.S. and Iranian diplomats have returned to talks in Switzerland today, trying to resolve differences blocking a deal that would curtail Iran's nuclear program and ease sanctions on the country.

Among the issues they're now contending with is a Republican letter warning that any deal could collapse the day President Barack Obama leaves office.

A senior U.S official says on two occasions Iranian diplomats have...

March 17, 2015 - 5:17am
1 week 3 days ago

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore's government says the condition of the country's 91-year-old founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, has worsened.

Lee has been at Singapore General Hospital since Feb. 5, when he was admitted for severe pneumonia and was later put on life support.

The Prime Minister's Office said in a statement Tuesday that Lee's "condition has worsened due to an infection. He is on antibiotics. The doctors are closely monitoring his condition."...

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