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  • Nobel laureate Garcia Marquez health very fragile

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The family of says Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez says his health is "very fragile" a week after leaving a Mexico City hospital. Garcia Marquez is at his home in Mexico City after eight days in the hospital last week for treatment of pneumonia and related problems....

  • Defense gets its turn in Pistorius murder trial

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — For five days, Oscar Pistorius endured a withering cross-examination at his murder trial from a prosecutor who pounced on apparent inconsistencies in his testimony. Yet, legal analysts said Tuesday, expert witnesses who will testify for the defense could undermine...

  • Germany's Merkel calls Putin to discuss Ukraine

    BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called Russia's President Vladimir Putin to discuss the situation in Ukraine. Merkel's office said she and Putin had "different assessments of events" in Ukraine during their telephone conversation late Tuesday. It said the conversation...

  • Greek court jails 2 for life for migrant's murder

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — An Athens court has convicted two Greek men to life imprisonment for stabbing a Pakistani immigrant worker to death last year, during a spike in racist attacks in the recession-ravaged country. The court on Tuesday ruled Christos Stergiopoulos, 30, and Dionyssis...

  • In a first, France tackles sex assault in military

    PARIS (AP) — France claims great success in recruiting women into its armed forces, boasting one of the world's highest percentages of women in uniform. What it hasn't done is work to prevent sexual assault and harassment once they get there. That is about to change. Defense Minister...

  • Puerto Rico boxer Felix Trinidad reaches debt deal

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico boxing star Felix Trinidad has reached a debt deal with a local bank following alleged losses of $63 million that he blames on a former financial adviser. Tuesday's deal temporarily halts a $2.9 million payment that Banco Popular had sought from...

  • Iran protests UN ambassador ban to United Nations

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran has formally protested Washington's refusal to grant a visa to its new U.N. ambassador, saying the move damages international diplomacy and sets a "dangerous" precedent The U.S. State Department and White House have said that Iran's selection of Hamid Aboutalebi to...

  • FBI leak probe shuts down 9/11 case at Guantanamo

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — A judge agreed Tuesday to look into how FBI questioning of a defense team member will affect the trial of five Guantanamo Bay prisoners in the Sept. 11 attack. Army Col. James Pohl, presiding over the trial by military commission, rejected a prosecution...

  • Syrian forces try seize rebel-held areas of Homs

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian forces tried to seize rebel-held areas of Homs on Tuesday, with fighters weakened by defections and cut supply lines, in some of the fiercest fighting in the central city for months, activists said. Homs is the last chief stronghold for rebels in central Syria,...

  • Saudi king replaces intelligence chief Bandar

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's king has appointed a new intelligence chief, Youssef al-Idrisi, replacing Bandar bin Sultan in the key post, which oversees the kingdom's support for Syrian rebels. The Saudi Press Agency carried the royal decree Tuesday saying Bandar had requested...

  • Ukraine making plans to pull troops from Crimea

    Ukraine's government says it is drawing up plans to withdraw its troops from Crimea, where Russia is steadily taking formal control as its armed forces seize military installations across the peninsula.



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