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  • Putin hopes no need to send troops into Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday rejected claims that Russian special forces are fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, but recognized for the first time that the troops in unmarked uniforms who had overtaken Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula before its annexation by Moscow...

  • Snowden questions Putin on surveillance policies

    MOSCOW (AP) — Several hours into Vladimir Putin's televised call-in show, one of the TV anchors interrupted viewers' questions to air what she said was a "sensational video" for the Russian president: a message from Edward Snowden. The American who leaked a vast trove of material from the...

  • Evacuation came too late for many on sinking ferry

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel after it started to list amid confusion and chaos, a...

  • Jones, Godard, Cronenberg in competition at Cannes

    PARIS (AP) — David Cronenberg deconstructs Hollywood, Tommy Lee Jones goes Western and reclusive New Wave legend Jean-Luc Godard returns in 3-D in films competing at next month's Cannes Film Festival. Organizers of the famed Riviera festival announced the much-heralded lineup Thursday for the...

  • WWE wrestlers in Saudi Arabia for live matches

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Pro wrestlers with the WWE, including John Cena and former champion Randy Orton, are in Saudi Arabia for three days of matches in the capital, Riyadh. World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. says it is the first time its franchise has held matches in the...

  • Algerians trickle to polls in presidential vote

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerians trickled into voting booths on a sunshine-drenched Thursday to elect the president of this oil-rich North African nation in an election dominated by the ailing incumbent running for a fourth term. Despite recovering from a stroke and being entirely absent...

  • Salsa great Cheo Feliciano dies in car crash at 78

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rican salsa legend Cheo Feliciano died in a car accident early Thursday, prompting the governor of the U.S. territory to declare three days of mourning. Feliciano, a member of the Fania All Stars, was one of the most recognized salsa singers, with hits...

  • UN envoy urges Syria's warring sides to save Homs

    BEIRUT (AP) — The United Nations envoy to Syria says the besieged central city of Homs has become a "theater of death and destruction," urging both sides in the country's civil war to return to negotiations. In a statement Thursday, Lakhdar Brahimi called on Syrian government officials and...

  • Ukraine: More stringent border checks for Russians

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine is introducing stringent checks for Russian citizens who want to cross the border into Ukraine. Russia's flagship Aeroflot said Thursday that Ukrainian officials told the airline that Russian men between 16 and 60 are now banned from entering Ukraine except when...

  • Diplomats eye joint statement on Ukraine

    GENEVA (AP) — High-level talks aimed at calming soaring tensions over the crisis in Ukraine went into overtime on Thursday with top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine attempting to forge a common position on how to de-escalate the situation. As Russian...

  • US senators support Moldova in EU bid

    CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Four U.S. senators visited Moldova Thursday to lend support to the former Soviet republic's move toward the European Union, while Russian President Vladimir Putin urged Ukraine to end a blockade of the country's separatist province Trans-Dniester. U.S. Sens. John...

  • Nigeria: Fate of 115 abducted girls unknown

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — The fate of 115 female students abducted by Islamic extremists was thrown into uncertainty Thursday when their school principal denied the Nigerian military's report that almost all the pupils had been freed. "Up till now we are still waiting and praying for the safe...

  • Forensic expert faulted at Pistorius trial

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The prosecution in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial on Thursday challenged the credibility of an expert witness for the defense, which was trying to show that the athlete killed his girlfriend by mistake. Roger Dixon was called by the defense to give evidence to...

  • Germany: Somali gets 12 years for tanker hijacking

    BERLIN (AP) — A German court has sentenced a Somali man to 12 years in prison for helping lead a group of pirates who seized a German-operated oil tanker in 2010. The Osnabrueck state court said in a statement that the man was convicted Thursday of kidnapping and extortion in the hijacking of...

  • Street theater in Mexico City's rough Tepito area

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Few outsiders dare venture after dark into Tepito, a neighborhood known as Mexico City's main clearinghouse for contraband ranging from guns and drugs to counterfeit sneakers. But a theater project led by one of Mexico's best-known actors has been taking middle-class...



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