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March 27, 2015 - 1:17pm
17 min 41 sec ago

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's history institute has placed a paid advertisement in a popular daily in Russia to seek details of the deaths and burials of three leaders abducted in 1945 to Moscow where they died after a trial on fabricated charges.

The Komsomolskaya Pravda, loyal to President Vladimir Putin, on Friday ran the "Missing" ad that included pictures and a brief story of Leopold Okulicki, Jan Stanislaw Jankowski and Stanislaw Jasiukowicz, members of then-...

March 27, 2015 - 1:16pm
17 min 41 sec ago

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Iran's foreign minister is condemning Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen but says the nuclear talks in Switzerland between his nation and six world powers remain focused on reaching a deal.

The strikes against Shiite rebels who have seized control in Yemen are straining relations between the Sunni kingdom of Saudi Arabia and predominantly Shiite Iran. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the attacks "have to stop" and all concerned...

March 27, 2015 - 1:09pm
17 min 41 sec ago

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Online home share startup Airbnb has signed a deal to become the official "alternative accommodations" sponsor of the 2016 Olympics.

Official Olympic websites will feature a link to Airbnb's site and encourage spectators coming to Rio de Janeiro for the games to use the service to rent space in private homes and apartments.

Officials from the local Olympic organizing committee said Friday this marked the first time the Olympics...

March 27, 2015 - 1:05pm
17 min 41 sec ago

PARIS (AP) — France's highest administrative court is allowing journalists to access files regarding former President Nicolas Sarkozy's winning presidential campaign in 2007, which is suspected of having received illegal funding from Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's regime.

France's Council of State on Friday asked the commission in charge of controlling the campaign funds to release details of its written exchanges with Sarkozy and his treasurer, according to a new law...

March 27, 2015 - 12:32pm
17 min 41 sec ago

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish publisher Bonniers says Swedish poet and Nobel Literature Prize winner Tomas Transtromer has died at age 83.

Bonniers spokeswoman Anna Tillgren said Friday the reclusive writer passed away Thursday after a short illness.

In famous collections such as the 1966 "Windows and Stones," Transtromer used imaginative metaphors to describe the mysteries of the human mind. His work have been translated into more than 50 languages and...

March 27, 2015 - 11:52am
17 min 41 sec ago

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's planned new airport on the outskirts of the capital is still years from becoming a reality but Tewodros Dawit can already envision how grand it will look.

"The airport we are planning to build is going to be huge. Very huge," Tewodros said one recent afternoon as he examined project plans in his office in Addis Ababa. "It will be one of the biggest airports in the world. I don't know what other countries are planning in this regard...

March 27, 2015 - 11:35am
17 min 41 sec ago

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Europe's aviation safety agency is expected to recommend that airlines across the continent always have two people in the cockpit of a flying aircraft.

Scandinavian officials say the European Aviation Safety Agency will release a draft recommendation later today.

European airlines, including the Lufthansa Group that includes Germanwings, have been making commitments to implement the measure after it emerged that the co-...

March 27, 2015 - 11:29am
17 min 41 sec ago

MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian official says about 1,500 residents of Russia's North Caucasus are fighting alongside Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq.

Sergei Melikov, President Vladimir Putin's envoy to the North Caucasus, says at least five militants who came back after fighting in Syria were killed in security sweeps last year.

Melikov said Thursday that the Islamic State group poses a "very serious threat" to the North Caucasus, Russian...

March 27, 2015 - 11:22am
17 min 41 sec ago

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian prosecutors investigating an alleged bribery scheme have questioned the former finance minister about the origins of 100 paintings, including three works by Pablo Picasso.

Prosecutors questioned Darius Valcov on Friday, saying the paintings had been hidden by four of his friends. The works have been sent to art experts for evaluation. Valcov, under house arrest since Thursday, declined to comment.

Among the...

March 27, 2015 - 11:14am
17 min 41 sec ago

LONDON (AP) — Experts say it's possible for someone with mental health problems to hide those problems from an employer -- or from a doctor who doesn't have specialized training.

Dr. Raj Persaud, who's a fellow with Britain's Royal College of Psychiatrists, says airline pilots know that "if they give the wrong answer, they could lose their license." He adds that a "very good" mental health professional who spends a lot of time with the pilot could detect a problem -- but...

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