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Bolivia blames both Carnival blasts on dynamite

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 1:13pm

Bolivian authorities said Sunday that both of the explosions that killed 12 people during recent Carnival celebrations were caused by dynamite, not exploding gas canisters as initially thought.

Turkey: Soldiers die after vehicle topples in flooded river

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 1:08pm

The bodies of two Turkish soldiers who went missing in a flood after heavy rains pummeled the country's southeast were found late Sunday, the military said.

Main party candidates formally join Mexico presidential race

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 1:05pm

Three presidential candidates have accepted the nominations of Mexico's main parties for the July 1 election, formally entering what is shaping up to be a crowded race.

The Latest: Iran says 65 killed in airplane crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 12:45pm

The Latest on the crash of an Iranian passenger plane in southern Iran (all times local):

Polish PM seeks dialogue with Israel on 'difficult history'

Monika Scislowska, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 12:23pm

Poland's prime minister said Sunday that dialogue with Israel about the Holocaust is necessary and would serve as a warning to prevent such "exceptionally terrifying" crimes from happening again.

Israeli PM Netanyahu to Iran: Don't test Israel's resolve

David Rising and Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 9:31am

The nuclear deal with Iran has emboldened Tehran to become increasingly aggressive in the Middle East, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday, warning that Iran should "not test Israel's resolve" as he showed off what he said was part of a downed Iranian drone.

Nigeria releasing 475 Boko Haram suspects for rehabilitation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 9:06am

Authorities in Nigeria are releasing hundreds of people accused of supporting an Islamic extremist group, citing a lack of evidence.

West Africa's extremism spreading as thousands flee homes

Brahima Ouedraogo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 8:21am

West Africa's extremist threat has moved into a new part of the vast Sahel region, with a previously calm area of Burkina Faso facing the kinds of assaults that have forced thousands elsewhere to flee over the past year.

All 65 aboard plane feared dead in crash in southern Iran

Nasser Karimi and Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 8:15am

An Iranian commercial airplane brought back into service only months ago after being grounded for seven years crashed Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, and officials said they feared all 65 people on board were killed.

German police probe British woman over Holocaust remarks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 8:15am

German police are investigating a British woman for suspected incitement after she questioned the Holocaust during a far-right protest in the eastern city of Dresden.

Kosovo celebrates 10 years of independence, Serbs boycott

Florent Bajrami, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 7:56am

The Kosovo Assembly, or Parliament, convened in a special session Sunday to celebrate the country's 10 years of independence — a ceremony boycotted by the country's ethnic Serb lawmakers.

Husband of slain MP Jo Cox steps down after misconduct claim

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 7:49am

The widower of a slain British lawmaker stepped down from two charities set up in his late wife's memory after a newspaper reported allegations of past sexual misconduct against him.

Turkey's PM expects top-level meetings of Erdogan, Merkel

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 7:27am

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says he expects top-level visits between his country's president and German leader Angela Merkel, a sign of improved relations between the two countries.

Dozens granted bail in Kuwait over 2011 parliament storming

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 7:03am

A judge in Kuwait has ordered dozens of politicians, activists and others imprisoned over protesters storming parliament in 2011 to be freed on bail pending their appeal before the country's highest court.

Pistorius prosecutor sets sights on South Africa's Zuma

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 6:54am

The former South African state prosecutor who led the case against convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius is prepared to take legal action against Jacob Zuma, the ex-president who left office last week following a series of scandals.

Zimbabwe president sees deceased opposition leader's family

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 6:29am

Zimbabwe's president Sunday visited the home of deceased opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai to pay condolences to his family and to urge unity as power struggles within the opposition have heightened tensions.

The Latest: Iran vows to respond if US gives up on nuke deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 5:49am

The Latest from the Munich Security Conference (all times local):

Egypt accepts delay of Ethiopia dam meeting as protests rage

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 2:59am

Egypt's Foreign Ministry says it accepts Ethiopia's request to delay a meeting about a dam that Ethiopia is building on the Blue Nile River, after Addis Ababa declared a state of emergency amid the worst anti-government protests in decades.

Iran's Aseman Airlines spokesman tells state TV that airplane crash in southern Iran has killed all 66 people on board

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 1:20am

Iran's Aseman Airlines spokesman tells state TV that airplane crash in southern Iran has killed all 66 people on board.