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  • Syria: US chemical weapons charges 'full of lies'

    Updated: Fri, Jun 14, 2013

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian government on Friday dismissed U.S. charges that it used chemical weapons as "full of lies," accusing President Barack Obama of resorting to fabrications to justify his decision to arm Syrian rebels. The commander of the main rebel umbrella group welcomed the U.S....

  • AP IMPACT: Commander in SS-led unit living in US

    Updated: Fri, Jun 14, 2013

    BERLIN (AP) — A top commander of a Nazi SS-led unit accused of burning villages filled with women and children lied to American immigration officials to get into the United States and has been living in Minnesota since shortly after World War II, according to evidence uncovered by The...

  • Turkish PM urges protesters to leave Gezi Park

    Updated: Fri, Jun 14, 2013

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday he has asked a small delegation of protesters to persuade the hundreds of others occupying an Istanbul park to withdraw, hopefully by the end of the day. Turkish activists leading a sit-in were considering a promise...

  • Iran voters draw spirit in showdown atmosphere

    Updated: Fri, Jun 14, 2013

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader delivered a salty rebuke to the U.S. Friday as Iranians lined up to vote in a presidential election that has suddenly become a showdown across the Islamic Republic's political divide: Hard-liners looking to cement their control and re-energized...

  • Congo M23 rebels: Govt has broken off talks

    Updated: Fri, Jun 14, 2013

    GOMA, Congo (AP) — A rebel group in Congo that succeeded in overrunning and briefly holding one of the largest cities in the country's east is now accusing the Congolese government of refusing to negotiate at recently-reconvened peace talks in Uganda's capital. M23 president Bertrand Bisimwa...

  • Defected Cuban dancers adjust to U.S., seek work

    Updated: Fri, Jun 14, 2013

    MIAMI (AP) — They practice in the back of a dance studio next to a Wendy's restaurant in a strip mall in Miami. Six ballet dancers leap across the floor, hidden from view from the mothers watching their daughters in pink leotards in a front room. The dancers move in sets of two, their pointed...

  • World stocks higher

    Updated: Fri, Jun 14, 2013

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Global stocks were higher Friday as Asia rebounded from a sharp selloff, and US markets edged higher on a modest improvement in industrial production data. Brenda Kelly, Senior Market Strategist at IG Markets said she sees "signs of exhaustion" in the overall downward trend...

  • Turkey Protests Enter Crucial Phase

    Published: Fri, Jun 14, 2013

    Activists leading a sit-in in a coveted Istanbul park on Friday were considering a promise made by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to let courts - and a potential referendum - decide about a park redevelopment project. (June 14) SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP Clients Only Ankara, Turkey -...

  • Kenya, Somalia in dispute over violent port city

    Published: Fri, Jun 14, 2013

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The al-Qaida-linked militants who once controlled the southern port city of Kismayo are gone, but a fight for control of the city has broken out and at least 10 people have been killed in the recent violence. Kismayo is home to a contingent of militiamen and...

  • 5 things to know about Iran's presidential vote

    Updated: Fri, Jun 14, 2013

    Iran holds its presidential election Friday. Here are five things you should know: THE FIELD Iran's election overseers allowed eight candidates on the ballot to succeed President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who cannot run again in this election because of term limits. Six candidates remained on the...