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Kremlin critic Navalny released after 15 days in custody

MOSCOW (AP) — Leading Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny was released Friday after spending 15 days in custody and vowed that he and his supporters will not be intimidated by the slaying of a top Kremlin critic. Learn More

 

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Iraqi forces push on to Tikrit as IS destroys ancient site

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces pressed their offensive against the Islamic State group Friday, expecting to reach the outskirts of the militant-held city of Tikrit, a day after the extremists reportedly "bulldozed" a famed archaeological site in the area. More »

 

Witness in Russian politician's slaying gets death threats

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Authorities in Ukraine say the sole witness in the killing in Moscow of prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov has received death threats since returning to her family home in Ukraine. More »

 

In Turkey, criticizing the president can land you in jail

ISTANBUL (AP) — There's no monarch in democratic Turkey — but you might not know it watching the news these days. More »

 

Security questioned in probe of attack on US envoy to Seoul

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Police on Friday investigated the motive of the anti-U.S. activist they say slashed the U.S. ambassador to South Korea, as questions turned to whether security was neglected. More »

 

South Africa: Bail for woman who kidnapped baby 17 years ago

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A woman in South Africa who kidnapped a baby 17 years ago and raised the child as her own has been granted bail. More »

 

Head of UN Women: No country has reached gender equality

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the U.N. agency promoting equality for women is lamenting that a girl born today will be an 81-year-old grandmother before she has the same chance as a man to be CEO of a company — and she will have to wait until she's 50-years-old to have an equal chance to lead a country. More »

 

Palestinian assailant injures 5 Israelis in car attack

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian assailant rammed his car into a group of Israeli pedestrians near an Israeli police station in east Jerusalem on Friday, injuring four officers and a bystander, and lunged at security guards with a knife before being shot and wounded, the police said. More »

 

Ukraine declares heavy weapons pullback from front line

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian military officials say government forces are withdrawing heavy rocket launchers from the front line with Russian-backed separatists in accordance with last month's cease-fire accord. More »

 

Austrian panel recommends no return of Klimt masterpiece

VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian panel has ruled against returning one of the country's most stunning works of art to heirs of the original Jewish owner. More »

 

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