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Nemtsov a possible 'sacrificial victim,' investigators say

MOSCOW (AP) — Maybe it was Islamic extremists who killed Boris Nemtsov. Or someone offended by his love life. Or agents of a Western power that will stop at nothing to disfigure President Vladimir Putin's image and drive him from power. Learn More

 

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Egyptian court declares Hamas a 'terrorist organization'

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court declared Hamas a "terrorist organization" on Saturday, further isolating the blockaded rulers of the Gaza Strip once openly welcomed by the country's toppled Islamist-dominated government. More »

 

Zimbabwe's Mugabe celebrates 91st birthday

VICTORIA FALLS, Zimbabwe (AP) — President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe marked his 91st birthday by speaking for more than an hour on his feet Saturday, delivering a characteristically defiant speech in which he threatened to take over land and animal sanctuaries still in the hands of whites. More »

 

Poland's 'Barbie' candidate dashes hope for left's revival

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's main left-wing party was once a major player. It helped bring Poland into the European Union, sent troops to Iraq and let the CIA operate a secret prison for terror suspects. More »

 

From Iraq to New York, a busy week for Islamic State group

BEIRUT (AP) — Little known to the wider world 18 months ago, the Islamic State extremist group has muscled its way into the international spotlight by carving out a self-declared caliphate in the heart of the Mideast, beheading its opponents and foreign journalists, and attracting radicalized youth as far afield as Paris, London and New York. More »

 

Better plane tracking trialed after Malaysia plane mystery

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial to enhance the tracking of aircraft over remote oceans, allowing planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia's transport minister said Sunday. More »

 

AP Interview: Greece's repayments to ECB need discussion

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece will prioritize debt repayments to the International Monetary Fund, some of which come due in March, but repayments to the European Central Bank are "in a different league" and will need discussion with Greece's creditors, the country's finance minister said. More »

 

AP PHOTOS: Antarctica's spectacular glaciers melting faster

CAPE LEGOUPIL, Antarctica (AP) — From the ground of this extreme northern part of Antarctica, a spectacular white and blinding ice seemingly extends forever. What can't be seen is the battle raging below to reshape Earth. More »

 

One of Turkey's best-known novelists, Yasar Kemal, dies

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Yasar Kemal, one of Turkey's best-known novelists whose focus on social injustices brought him into conflict with authority, died in Istanbul on Saturday. He was 91. More »

 

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