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Police: US killer shot guards with smuggled gun

02/24/2014 7:43am
A notorious American-Israeli prisoner who was killed in shootout after opening fire on prison guards used a weapon that was smuggled into jail, Israeli police said Monday.

AP Interview: Gorbachev calls for Ukraine unity

02/24/2014 9:06am
The political turmoil in Ukraine looks like "a real mess," but it is important that the country hold together in the battle for influence between Russia and the West, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev said Monday.

AP chief urges governments to support free press

02/24/2014 10:52am
The Associated Press' executive editor called on governments around the world to support an independent press, warning Monday that efforts to silence the media through intimidation and violence are "in effect an attack on a nation's people."

AP INTERVIEW: Female party head doubts Egypt path

02/24/2014 12:19pm
The first woman elected to head an Egyptian political party expressed doubt over the country's transition to democracy on Monday, criticizing the interim authorities' increasing intolerance of dissent.

AP names chief of Arabic language service

02/24/2014 12:58pm
Lamia Radi, a veteran journalist who has reported on war and transformation for three decades throughout the Middle East, has been appointed as the new chief of AP's Arabic language service, the news cooperative announced Monday.

3 Algerian parties call for election boycott

02/24/2014 1:23pm
Three Algerian opposition parties are calling for a boycott of April's presidential election, claiming they will not be free and fair.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Israel

02/24/2014 1:32pm
Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that she is visiting Israel with most of her new cabinet in order to show Germany's friendship with the Jewish state and that her country is working to secure the future of Israel.