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US: Upcoming Mideast conference not aimed at demonizing Iran

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 12:33pm

The United States said Tuesday an international conference next month to promote peace and stability in the Middle East is not aimed at demonizing Iran.

Iran summons Swiss envoy over detention of US-born TV anchor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 11:49am

Iran's Foreign Ministry has summoned the Swiss envoy in Tehran over the "illegal" detention of an American-born anchorwoman on Iranian state television.

German prosecutors drop decades-old Chilean murder case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 11:03am

German prosecutors say they've dropped their investigation into possible accessory to murder charges against a man for a crime allegedly committed in a secretive German colony in Chile more than four decades ago.

France: Ex-champ swimmer admits 'shame' at child rape trial

John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 10:19am

A court in southwest France heard on Tuesday how a French former swimming champion who went on to manage one of France's most successful ice hockey teams wormed his way into the trust of admiring families to sexually abuse their children.

Bolivia's Morales marks 13 years in power, seeks new term

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 10:05am

Bolivian President Evo Morales celebrated his 13 years in office on Tuesday amid controversy over whether he should be allowed to run again for the presidency.

Death toll in Mexico pipeline fire rises to 93

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 10:00am

The death toll in a massive fire at an illegally tapped pipeline in Mexico rose to 93 on Tuesday after four more injured people died at hospitals.

Pakistan probe finds police wrongly killed couple, daughter

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 9:20am

A provincial minister says five police officers have been charged with murder after a probe into a weekend shootout concluded that three people were wrongly killed in a botched operation on a highway.

Puerto Rico leaders meet to fight rise in brazen violence

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 8:58am

Hundreds of government officials and community leaders met in Puerto Rico's capital on Tuesday to brainstorm ways to fight drug trafficking and other crimes as the U.S. territory faces a dwindling police force and an increase in brazen daylight violence.

Greek police seize big hoard of allegedly looted antiquities

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 8:53am

Greek police have confiscated over a hundred antiquities allegedly excavated by grave robbers and arrested a man suspected of trying to sell them for 600,000 euros ($682,000).

Lagerfeld does not appear at Chanel show due to being tired

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 8:41am

Chanel's octogenarian designer Karl Lagerfeld, who has looked increasingly frail in recent seasons, did not come out to take a bow at the house's couture show in Paris, something the company attributed to him being tired.

Italy senator apologizes for tweet citing anti-Semitic text

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 8:30am

A senator with Italy's governing 5-Star Movement has apologized for a tweet citing a century-old anti-Semitic conspiracy theory, which he later deleted.

'Several' suspects on the run after bank robbery in Paris

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 8:24am

Paris police say several suspects are on the run after they robbed a bank on the Champs-Elysees in broad daylight.

The Latest: Pence calls Maduro a 'dictator' in video message

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 8:23am

The Latest on a National Guard uprising in Venezuela (all times local):

Venezuelans clean up after day of violent protests

Scott Smith and Fabiola Sanchez, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 8:11am

Working class neighborhoods in Venezuela's capital sifted through charred rubble and smoldering trash on Tuesday, after violence erupted in the streets a day prior.

Indonesia reverses course on plan to free radical cleric

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 7:39am

Indonesia's president said Tuesday that an elderly Islamic cleric who inspired the Bali bombers and other extremists won't be released from prison unless he renounces radicalism, backing down from plans to free him without conditions.

Talk about highway speed limit has Germans all fired up

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 7:34am

A leaked proposal to impose universal speed limits on the Autobahn is causing outrage among car-loving Germans.

6 Kosovars jailed for joining terror groups

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 7:24am

A Kosovo court on Tuesday convicted a man for participating in terror groups in Syria and jailed him for five years.

Model who said she had dirt on Russian oligarch walks free

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 7:23am

A Belarusian model and self-styled sex instructor who last year claimed to have evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election has been released from detention pending trial.

Korea talks in Sweden have ended, few details given

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 7:21am

Talks between American, South Korean and North Korean diplomats in Sweden — considered a preparation for an upcoming U.S.-Korea summit, have ended, an official with the independent think tank that co-hosted the meeting said Tuesday.