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Putin, Obama discuss Syria, Ukraine

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 3:50am

The Kremlin says Vladimir Putin and President Barack Obama have held a telephone conversation about the Syrian war and the unresolved conflict in Ukraine.

5 British men killed in road accident near Stockholm

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 3:40am

Swedish police say that the five people killed Saturday when their car plunged off the road into a canal in Sweden were British citizens.

Opposition activists say Turkey shelling Kurds in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 3:40am

Turkey shelled positions held by the main Kurdish militia in northern Syria for a second day Sunday, adding complexity to an inflamed situation in the area where Russian-backed Syrian government forces are also on the march, opposition activists said.

Republic of Congo: Ex-army chief to run for president

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 3:20am

The former chief of staff of Republic of Congo's army has announced he will be running as a candidate in the March 20 presidential election.

Kerry in Albania to press reform

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 3:10am

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is visiting Albania to make a push for the Balkan nation to enact a major package of judicial and legislative reforms.

Netanyahu: US Vice President Biden may visit Israel

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 3:10am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says staffers for U.S. Vice President Joe Biden are arriving in Israel ahead of Biden's possible visit to the country.

UN: 2015 civilian injuries in Afghan war worst since 2009

Rahim Faiez and Lynne O'Donnell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 3:10am

Civilian injuries in Afghanistan's long war with the Taliban rose last year, with women and children again bearing the brunt of the violence, the United Nations said in a report on Sunday.

India disappointed by US sale of F-16 fighters to Pakistan

Nirmala George, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 2:00am

India said that it is disappointed with the United States' decision to sell eight nuclear-capable F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan and that it does not believe such an arms transfer will help combat terrorism.

Seoul: Pyongyang used money from joint factories for weapons

Tim Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 12:10am

North Korea channeled about 70 percent of the money it received for workers at the now-shuttered Kaesong industrial park into its weapons programs and to buy luxury goods for the impoverished nation's tiny elite, South Korea said Sunday.

Central African Republic voters seek leader to end chaos

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 11:40pm

Voters in Central African Republic are returning to the polls to cast ballots in a historic presidential runoff vote.

Chinese media in uproar over US move to honor dissident

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 10:00pm

A Chinese nationalist newspaper says Americans politicians are resorting to petty actions following a unanimous bill approval by the Senate to rename the plaza in front of the Chinese Embassy in Washington after an imprisoned Chinese political dissident.

2 heavily armed British men arrested near Turkish border

Costas Kantouris, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 5:21pm

Greek authorities say they have arrested two heavily armed suspects near the border with Turkey.

Puerto Rico arrests leader of gang in killing of prosecutor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 4:10pm

Authorities in Puerto Rico say they have arrested the alleged head of an auto theft gang whose other members have been arrested in last month's killing of a prosecutor.

Turkey confirms shelling Kurds in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 3:51pm

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says his country's military fired at Kurdish fighters in northern Syria in response to a provocation along the border.

The Latest: Turkey confirms shelling Kurds in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 3:50pm

The Latest on the conflict in Syria as government troops, backed by Russian air power, continue to encircle rebel-held districts of the northern city of Aleppo (all times local):

Syrian troops capture village near northern city of Aleppo

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 3:31pm

Syrian government forces on Saturday captured another village near Aleppo, tightening the noose around rebel-held parts of the northern city, Syrian state TV and an opposition activist group said.

Uganda's president cites security as key topic in debate

Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 1:31pm

Uganda's long-time president declared Saturday he would deal firmly with any security threats during and after next week's presidential election, brushing aside fears of violence during a televised debate with seven challengers.

Protesters in Spain urge puppeteers' acquittal on charges

Harold Heckle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 12:00pm

Protesters marched through Madrid and the southern Spanish city of Granada on Saturday calling for charges to be dropped against two puppeteers jailed for allegedly praising terrorism.

Puerto Rican judge nominated as 1st gay chief justice

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 12:00pm

Puerto Rican judge Maite Oronoz Rodriguez has been nominated to head the U.S. territory's Supreme Court as the first openly gay chief justice in the United States.