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Spain: Puppeteers in terror case released from jail

Ciaran Giles, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 10:31am

A Spanish court on Wednesday released two puppeteers jailed since last week for allegedly praising terrorism in a controversial Carnival show funded with public money.

UK to end ancient practice of printing laws on animal skin

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 10:30am

It's often said some laws aren't worth the paper they're printed on. Not in Britain, where for centuries laws have been printed not on paper but on calfskin parchment known as vellum.

UK's Cameron blasts UN panel's ruling on WikiLeaks' Assange

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 10:30am

British Prime Minister David Cameron told Parliament on Wednesday that a U.N. panel's finding that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been wrongfully detained is "ridiculous." Assange responded quickly by accusing Cameron of libel.

AP Exclusive: Iran's drone first over US carrier since 2014

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 10:30am

The unarmed Iranian drone that flew over a U.S. aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf last month is similar to those that can carry missiles and was the first to conduct an overflight of an American carrier since 2014, U.S. Navy records obtained Wednesday showed.

Romania upholds sentence for communist-era prison commander

Nicolae Dumitrache and Alison Mutler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 10:22am

A Romanian appeals court on Wednesday upheld a 20-year prison sentence for a 90-year-old communist-era prison guard convicted of crimes against humanity, the most high-profile case against former communist authorities since dictator Nicolae Ceausescu was tried and executed in 1989.

Turkish leaders lash out at UN demands to open border

Ayse Wieting and Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 10:21am

Turkey's leaders lashed out Wednesday at the United Nations and others who are pressing the country to open its border to thousands more Syrian refugees, accusing them of failing to shoulder the refugee burden or stop the Russian bombings that have triggered the exodus.

UAE picks woman to be first "happiness" minister

Adam Schreck, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 10:01am

Forget the negative headlines pouring from the Middle East. The United Arab Emirates thinks it's time to focus on something brighter instead.

Italians arrest Argentine prelate in swindle scheme

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 9:50am

Italian tax police have arrested an Argentine monsignor they say was behind a Ponzi-type scheme swindling people out of 30 million euros ($34 million).

NATO ministers approve new force for Eastern Europe

John-Thor Dahlburg and Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 9:41am

NATO defense ministers on Wednesday approved a new multinational force to beef up defenses of frontline alliance members most at risk from Russia, the alliance's secretary general announced.

Double suicide bombing in Cameroon's north kills at least 10

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 9:41am

The governor of Cameroon's Far North region says two suicide bombers have killed at least 10 people in an attack on a northern village.

Elephant rampages in east Indian town, smashing homes

Manik Banerjee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 9:40am

A wild elephant rampaged through an east Indian town on Wednesday, smashing cars and homes and sending panicked people running before the animal was tranquilized to be returned to the forest.

The Latest: Turkey: Syrian refugee numbers top 2.6 million

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 9:30am

The Latest developments on the war in Syria and the tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing violence (all times local):

The Latest: Dutch PM: Turkish efforts help stem migrant flow

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 9:21am

The Latest on the massive influx of migrants into Europe (all times local):

Bosnia says it is ready to submit EU membership application

Aida Cerkez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 9:10am

Bosnia's prime minister says his country has fulfilled the preconditions for applying for EU membership and will submit its request to Brussels on Monday.

Report charges Thai government ignores torture allegations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 9:00am

A group of human rights organizations in southern Thailand said in a report Wednesday that complaints of torture by security forces have not been addressed by authorities.

3 people killed by land mine in eastern Ukraine

Mstyslav Chernov, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 8:50am

Three people were killed Wednesday morning in eastern Ukraine when a bus hit a land mine in a no man's land between separatist rebels and government troops.

French rescue 7 Spanish spelunkers trapped overnight in cave

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 8:40am

French authorities on Wednesday rescued seven Spanish spelunkers who had been trapped overnight in a cave in the Pyrenees region.

Train wreckage being removed in Germany; answers sought

Kirsten Grieshaber and Matthias Schrader, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 8:32am

Emergency workers in southern Germany brought in a huge crane Wednesday to start removing the wreckage from a deadly head-on train crash after police said they were no longer looking for another victim.

EU and Britain have big differences over 'ever closer union'

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 8:30am

For Britain and the European Union, they are three little words that expose big philosophical differences: "Ever closer union."