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  • NATO plans high-readiness force to counter Russia

    BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO leaders this week will be asked to approve creation of a high-readiness force and the stockpiling of military equipment and supplies in Eastern Europe to help protect member nations there against potential Russian aggression, the alliance's secretary general said Monday....

  • Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths as states liberalize their marijuana laws. Researchers who have studied the issue are divided. Marijuana can slow decision-making, decrease peripheral vision and impede...

  • Libya parliament asks ex-premier to form Cabinet

    CAIRO (AP) — Libya's official news agency says the country's elected parliament has tasked the recently resigned prime minister with forming a new government. LANA says the parliament convening in Tobruk voted Monday to name Abdullah al-Thinni as the new head of an 18-portfolio Cabinet, of...

  • Filipino force defied UN commander in Golan crisis

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military chief says a U.N. peacekeeping commander in the Golan Heights should be investigated for allegedly asking Filipino troops to surrender to Syrian rebels who attacked their camp. Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang said Monday that 40 Filipino...

  • Greece rules out new cuts ahead of bailout talks

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government says it won't enact further austerity measures ahead of talks later this week with bailout creditors. Government spokeswoman Sofia Voultepsi said Monday that cuts in pay and income tax hikes would not be discussed at the three-day negotiations that are...

  • Syrian rebels, government clash in Golan Heights

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels clashed with government troops on Monday in the Golan Heights, where al-Qaida-linked insurgents abducted U.N. peacekeepers last week, activist said. The fighting was focused around the town of Hamidiyeh in Quneitra province near the disputed frontier with Israel,...

  • Turkey summons US diplomat over spying report

    ISTANBUL (AP) — The Turkish foreign ministry has summoned the most senior U.S. diplomat in the country for clarification of a report about American and British spying in Turkey. Deputy Prime Minister Bulent said the U.S. charge d'affaires and Turkish officials had discussed the report Monday....

  • Report: Former Iran vice president convicted

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A judiciary spokesman in Iran says a former vice president has been convicted of a charge that includes a prison term and a cash fine, without elaborating. The semi-official ISNA news agency quoted judiciary spokesman Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejehei on Monday as saying the...

  • Americans detained in North Korea call for US help

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and — watched by officials as they spoke — called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom....

  • Moscow: Ukraine talks must back cease-fire now

    MOSCOW (AP) — Diplomats at a new round of talks on easing the crisis in Ukraine must push for an immediate, unconditional cease-fire between Ukrainian government troops and pro-Russian separatists, Russia's foreign minister said Monday. The talks later Monday in Minsk, the Belarusian capital,...

  • Aid flows into Iraq Shiite town after siege broken

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Aid began to flow to a small northern Shiite town on Monday, a day after Iraqi security forces and Shiite militias broke a two-month siege by Sunni militants there. Ali al-Bayati, who heads local NGO the Turkmen Saving Foundation, said that four trucks loaded with foodstuffs,...

  • Revel starts shutdown Monday after just 2 years

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City's 36-year history of casino gambling begins to play out Monday when the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel empties its hotel. Its casino will close early Tuesday morning. Revel is shutting down a little over two...

  • Military action leaves Lesotho in power vacuum

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The king of Lesotho is taking action to fill a power vacuum after the military's actions over the weekend caused the prime minister to flee the mountainous African country. King Letsie III is appointing a Cabinet minister to run the country as both the prime minister and...

  • Family of ill UK boy accuses officials of cruelty

    LONDON (AP) — The grandmother of a British boy with a severe brain tumor has accused UK authorities of cruelty for seeking an arrest warrant and pursuing the family abroad after his parents removed him from a hospital against medical advice. Patricia King told the BBC that was an "absolute...

  • Sony wooing Japanese to PS4 with Dragon Quest

    TOKYO (AP) — Sony is trying to woo Japanese game fans to the PlayStation 4 home console that went on sale in November in the U.S. and Europe, but didn't arrive at stores here until February. Atsushi Morita, appointed head of Sony Computer Entertainment's Japan operations effective Monday,...



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