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April 26, 2015 - 1:08pm
17 min 21 sec ago

BCHARRE, Lebanon (AP) — Salma Hayek is visiting her ancestral homeland Lebanon to launch "The Prophet," an animated feature film she co-produced.

The film is a screen adaptation of the book by the same name written nearly a century ago by the famed Lebanese-born poet and philosopher Khalil Gibran, who died in the United States in 1931.

Hayek traveled Sunday to this picturesque mountainous village in the country's north to visit Gibran's museum, which...

April 26, 2015 - 12:51pm
17 min 21 sec ago

MOSCOW (AP) — A court in southern Russia has sentenced one teenager to 15 days in jail and two young women to 10 days for twerking next to a World War II memorial.

Russia celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Allies' victory in the World War II next month, an emotionally-charged holiday the Kremlin has been using for propaganda purposes.

The sentencing in Novorossiysk district court of a 19-year-old and two women in their 20s comes after prosecutors...

April 26, 2015 - 11:43am
17 min 21 sec ago

JERUSALEM (AP) — The chief Palestinian negotiator is expressing skepticism about peace prospects with the next Israeli government following comments made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the recent campaign.

In the final days of the campaign, Netanyahu said that he would not allow the establishment of a Palestinian state on his watch, saying that regional turmoil made this impossible.

Speaking to international reporters Sunday,...

April 26, 2015 - 11:41am
17 min 21 sec ago

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's Defense Ministry says a military training aircraft has crashed, killing the instructor and a student pilot.

The official Saudi Press Agency quoted the ministry as saying the accident happened Sunday morning and involved a plane affiliated with the King Faisal Air Academy, a military flight school in the capital, Riyadh.

It gave no further details.

Saudi Arabia's air force relies on...

April 26, 2015 - 11:26am
27 min 23 sec ago

PARIS (AP) — French officials say a second man has been detained in an investigation into an alleged plot to attack a church near Paris.

The detention occurred Sunday in Saint-Ouen north of Paris, according to a French security official. The man's DNA was found on a hairbrush in the house of Sid Ahmed Ghlam, the chief suspect in the thwarted attack, the official said. The official wasn't authorized to be publicly named.

The Paris prosecutor's office...

April 26, 2015 - 10:09am
57 min 22 sec ago

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Deutsche Bank says net profit fell to 559 million euros ($610 million) in the first quarter as legal penalties ate into stronger revenues from trading stocks and bonds.

Profits were down from 1.103 billion euros in the year-ago quarter.

The bank had to deduct 1.5 billion euros from earnings to account for penalties it has agreed to pay to authorities in the U.S. and Britain to settle investigations into the bank's role in...

April 26, 2015 - 8:28am
1 hour 47 min ago

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security officials say aircraft from the Saudi-led coalition battling Shiite rebels struck targets in several cities — including the capital — as fighting raged on across the country.

They say the strikes early Sunday hit a military base on the outskirts of Sanaa, as well as sites near the presidential palace where weapons were being moved.

In the southern port city of Aden, they say air raids targeted the rebels, known as...

April 26, 2015 - 8:14am
1 hour 47 min ago

LONDON (AP) — With Britain's general election fast approaching, almost anything can become political — even Prince William and his wife Kate's choice of private medical care for the upcoming birth of their second child.

Prime Minister David Cameron defended the royal couple's choice of private treatment at the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital over public care offered by the National Health Service.

Asked on TV if the royal couple's decision was...

April 26, 2015 - 8:10am
1 hour 47 min ago

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin, who marks 15 years in power this year, has said in a new documentary that Russia had proof that the United States helped separatists in the North Caucasus in the 2000s.

The Rossiya 1 TV channel is airing a two-hour long documentary on Putin on Sunday.

Following a disastrous war in the 1990s, Russia fought Islamic insurgents in Chechnya and neighboring regions in the North Caucasus.

In...

April 26, 2015 - 8:08am
1 hour 47 min ago

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria says it is recalling its top diplomats in South Africa because of "ongoing xenophobia targeting foreigners."

A Ministry of Foreign Affairs statement says the attacks that began three weeks ago have killed seven people, destroyed property and "created fear and uncertainty in the minds of African migrants."

It says Nigeria's ambassador in Pretoria, South Africa's capital, and the consul general in Johannesburg, the...

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