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March 1, 2015 - 12:07pm
6 min 18 sec ago

PARIS (AP) — French cultural officials say 15 pieces of art have been stolen from a Chinese museum south of Paris, including a replica crown of the King of Siam given to France's emperor in the mid-19th century.

The Culture Ministry says the break-in before dawn Sunday at the Chinese Museum at Fontainebleau Castle was over in less than seven minutes.

Police are investigating.

Castle spokesman Alexis de Kermel said he had no...

March 1, 2015 - 11:52am
6 min 18 sec ago

HELSINKI (AP) — Four punk rockers with learning disabilities will compete for Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest semifinal after winning the Nordic country's national qualifying contest.

The group Pertti Kurikan Nimipaivat, or PKN, was formed in 2009 at a workshop organized by an association that provides support for people with disabilities. The members have diagnoses such as autism and Down syndrome.

They will compete with a growling protest...

March 1, 2015 - 10:51am
6 min 18 sec ago

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's finance minister says he trusts Greece's current government to fulfill the conditions for the bailout deal, but also made clear the country would not receive any further money if it didn't.

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble told German newspaper Bild am Sonntag Sunday that "I trust them to implement the needed measures ... and to ultimately fulfill its obligations."

At the same time, Schaeuble warned that if Greece...

March 1, 2015 - 10:47am
6 min 18 sec ago

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A coalition of armed opposition groups says it's not ready to sign a peace accord for restive northern Mali.

International mediators, some regional groups and Mali's government signed the accord Sunday, after nine months of peace negotiations hosted by neighboring Algeria. The agreement includes provisions for local elections and integrating armed groups into Mali's army.

The Coordination of Azawad Movements — a coalition of...

March 1, 2015 - 10:24am
6 min 18 sec ago

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say two people who were detained in connection with an anti-terror raid in the city Bremen have been released.

The city in northern Germany was on terror alert this weekend after receiving information that a 39-year-old Lebanese suspect had tried to procure weapons of war.

Bremen's top security official, Ulrich Maeurer, said Sunday police didn't find any weapons during their searches and the two have been set free....

March 1, 2015 - 10:11am
6 min 18 sec ago

BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — Witnesses and police say a crowd at a northeastern Nigerian market beat to death a teenage girl suspected of planning a suicide attack, then set her body ablaze.

Police said a second suspect, also a teenage girl, has been arrested at the biggest market in Bauchi city on Sunday.

Vendor Mohd Adamu said the two girls refused to be searched at the gate to the vegetable market, arousing suspicion from people who attacked them....

March 1, 2015 - 9:14am
6 min 18 sec ago

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish television station says it has obtained video showing three missing British teenagers at an Istanbul bus terminal before they boarded a bus to a city near Turkey's border with Syria.

A Haber news, which has close ties to the government, released the footage, which it says is of the schoolgirls. Authorities believe they fled England to join the Islamic State extremist group.

A Haber cited police officials in its report. But...

March 1, 2015 - 8:59am
6 min 18 sec ago

MADRID (AP) — Spain's prime minister has responded angrily to his Greek counterpart's claim that Spain and Portugal have formed "an axis of forces" trying to overthrow Greece's government.

Speaking Sunday in Andalusia, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said neither Spain nor Portugal were "responsible for the frustration" that Greece's new government led by the Syriza party had generated.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had singled out the Iberian...

March 1, 2015 - 8:17am
6 min 18 sec ago

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan provincial official says that the death toll from a massive avalanche in a mountainous valley near the capital Kabul rose to 198 as bulldozers and other machinery began clearing roads and rescue teams were able to reach remote villages that have been cut off for almost a week.

Najimudin Khan, deputy provincial police chief of Panjshir province, 100 kilometers (60 miles) from Kabul said Sunday that as rescue workers dig through the snow...

March 1, 2015 - 8:14am
6 min 17 sec ago

LONDON (AP) — Newly published emails suggest the man who became known as "Jihadi John" had suicidal thoughts before leaving Britain for Syria.

In an email exchange with the Mail on Sunday five years ago, he talked of taking too many sleeping pills and sleeping forever as a way to get away from British security service scrutiny. Mohammed Emwazi told a journalist at the newspaper in an email that he felt like a "dead man walking."

Emwazi was revealed...

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