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Unity government proposed for Libya in new peace effort

Samia Errazzouki, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 5:00pm

Delegates from rival Libyan factions proposed a new unity government Sunday for the chaotic country, after months of U.N. mediation and the rejection of a previous Cabinet proposal.

Haiti lawmakers elect Senate chief as provisional president

David McFadden, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 3:51pm

Lawmakers chose the Senate chief on Sunday to lead a caretaker government that will fill the void left by the end of President Michel Martelly's term last week and perhaps ease tensions that suspended elections and pushed deeply polarized Haiti into political crisis.

Brazil: passenger plane engine catches on fire, no injuries

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 3:31pm

The Brazilian airline Gol says an engine on one of its jetliners caught fire as it prepared for takeoff from the Brasilia airport, but no one was injured.

13 bodies found in drug-producing area in northern Mexico

Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 3:11pm

An official in the Mexican state of Sinaloa says the bodies of 13 people have been found in a rural area.

Suspect arrested with guns, bullets at Greece-Turkey border

Costas Kantouris, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 3:02pm

Greek police say they arrested a British citizen on the main border crossing to Turkey carrying a large weapons cache.

50 Latvian couples get hitched in midair, literally

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 3:01pm

Latvian couples have tied the knot in the air on Valentine's Day hoping to set a world record in the number of simultaneous weddings in hot air balloons.

Congo opposition member arrested before strike, is released

Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 2:41pm

A Congolese opposition leader who was arrested Sunday before a planned strike this week has been released, the government's spokesman said.

UAE sentences 4 to death for Islamic State involvement

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 11:10am

A court in the United Arab Emirates has sentenced four people to death in absentia after finding them guilty of involvement with the Islamic State group.

Saudi Arabia and allies gather for major military exercises

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 11:10am

Saudi Arabia says troops from 20 countries are gathering in the oil-rich nation for large-scale military exercises.

Russia blocking Ukraine trucks in response to protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 10:41am

Russia's Transport Ministry has ordered that Ukraine-registered trucks be stopped from entering in Russia, in response to growing efforts by protesters in Ukraine to block Russian trucks.

Former Lebanese premier calls for ending presidential vacuum

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 10:40am

Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has called on the Lebanese to put aside differences and vote for a new president to end a vacuum that has lasted nearly two years.

Turkey shells Kurdish positions in Syria for 2nd day

Zeina Karam and Dominique Soguel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 10:30am

Turkey shelled positions held by a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in northern Syria for a second day on Sunday, drawing condemnation from the Syrian government, whose forces are advancing against insurgents in the same area under the cover of Russian airstrikes.

Danes mark anniversary of victims killed in gunman attacks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 10:00am

Danes have honored the two victims of attacks by a gunman at a cultural center and synagogue a year ago in the capital, Copenhagen, with flowers, speeches and a torchlight parade.

UK band members killed after car crashes into Swedish canal

Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 9:50am

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

US pushing Albania to enact judicial, legislative reforms

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 9:40am

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday pushed Albania to enact a major package of judicial and legislative reforms, backed by U.S. money that also is intended to help the Balkan nation take in Iranian refugees from Iraq.

Putin, Obama discuss Syria, Ukraine

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 9:40am

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

The Latest: France calls on Syria to halt airstrikes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 9:00am

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Spain: Popular Party official quits amid corruption claims

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 9:00am

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

Netanyahu: US Vice President Biden may visit Israel

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 7:30am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says staffers for U.S. Vice President Joe Biden are arriving in Israel ahead of a possible Biden visit.