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Spain: Popular Party official quits amid corruption claims

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 7:41am

The president of the Madrid branch of Spain's center-right Popular Party has resigned amid allegations that the party benefited from irregular funding.

The Latest: Mexicans brave chill for pope's biggest Mass

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 7:20am

The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Mexico (all times local):

Dutch minister to EU members: Don't shut borders to migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 7:10am

Dutch foreign minister Bert Koenders has urged EU member states not to close their borders to migrants, suggesting that "effective border control is more important."

5 British men killed in road accident near Stockholm

Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 6:50am

Five British men, reportedly including members of British indie band Viola Beach, were killed when their car drove through a barrier and plunged into a canal near Stockholm.

Opposition activists say Turkey shelling Kurds in Syria

Zeina Karam, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 6:50am

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

Egypt policeman's conviction overturned in protester's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 6:20am

Egypt's highest appeals court on Sunday overturned the conviction of a police officer sentenced to 15 years in prison for the killing of a female protester in a January 2015 shooting captured on video and photos.

1 dead, 3 wounded in stabbing at asylum center in Sweden

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 6:10am

Swedish police say they have arrested a man suspected of killing one person and wounding three others during a fight between asylum-seekers.

The Latest: Syria condemns Turkish shelling

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 6:10am

The Latest on the civil war in Syria (all times local):

Haiti lawmakers elect Senate chief as provisional president

David McFadden, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 5:50am

Haitian lawmakers on Sunday chose the country's Senate chief to lead a caretaker government that will fill the void left by last week's departure of former President Michel Martelly and perhaps ease lingering tensions that recently pushed the deeply polarized nation into political crisis.

Seoul: N. Korea used money from joint factories for weapons

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 5:40am

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.

Syrian opposition figure slams Russia for continued bombing

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 5:30am

A top Syrian opposition figure criticized Russia on Sunday for continuing with its bombing in Syria, insisting that people in the country need to see action rather than words.

Suspected former Nazi camp guard dies in Croatia at 92

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 5:10am

Jakob Denzinger, a suspected former Nazi prison guard at Auschwitz and other camps, has died in his native Croatia. He was 92.

Kerry in Albania to press reform

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 4:50am

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pushed Albania on Sunday to enact a major package of judicial and legislative reforms.

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.

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.

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.

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.