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  • France raises prospect of military action in Syria
    Juppe 2012-04-26 03:31:03 UTC
    BEIRUT (AP) — France raised the prospect of military intervention in Syria on Wednesday, saying the U.N. should consider harsher measures if an international peace plan that has been shaken by violence ultimately collapses. The statement reflec...
  • Mexican president discusses immigration in Texas
    Mexican_president 2012-04-26 03:19:58 UTC
    HOUSTON (AP) — Mexican President Felipe Calderon said during a speech Wednesday evening that while he respects U.S. laws designed to control illegal immigration, he's against statutes like Arizona's controversial law that he believes unfairly go a...
  • France warns Syria that UN clock is ticking
    Juppe_2195747b 2012-04-25 18:14:00 UTC
    PARIS (AP) — France on Wednesday warned that if Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime doesn't fully implement an international peace plan it will seek U.N. action under a provision that includes possible military action. The comments from Fren...
  • UN confirms 16 deaths in Sudan bombings
    510323-unmissevacuate 2012-04-25 04:25:47 UTC
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations has confirmed that at least 16 civilians in South Sudan have been killed and 34 injured in bombings by Sudanese aircraft. U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice, the current Security Council president, told reporter...
  • Marathon runner's death inspires $1M in donations
    Untitled 2012-04-25 19:34:10 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Donations to the charity supported by a 30-year-old woman who died during the London Marathon topped $1 million on Wednesday as thousands took up her cause. Claire Squires entered the race to raise money for an organization that h...
  • New case of mad cow disease in California
    Cow-with-bse_wikimeida-620x485 2012-04-25 01:19:45 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The first new case of mad cow disease in the U.S. since 2006 has been discovered in a dairy cow in California, but health authorities said Tuesday the animal never was a threat to the nation's food supply. The infected cow, th...
  • Venezuela's Chavez active, upbeat on TV in Cub
    Untitled 2012-04-24 19:47:49 UTC
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez appeared in video images for the first time in 10 days on Tuesday, chatting with aides and relatives in an upbeat outdoor encounter that allowed him to show supporters he remains vigorous ...
  • South Sudan president: Sudan has 'declared war'
    120424-bashir-sudan-5a.photoblog600 2012-04-24 19:27:53 UTC
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — South Sudan's president said its northern neighbor has "declared war" on the world's newest nation, just hours after Sudanese jets dropped eight bombs onto South Sudan on Tuesday. President Salva Kiir's comments, made duri...
  • Yemen army recaptures center of al-Qaida-held city
    539w 2012-04-24 19:23:16 UTC
    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — FBI director Robert Mueller and Yemen's new president pledged to step up the fight against al-Qaida Tuesday only hours after government forces fought their way to the heart of a southern Yemeni city that has been held by Islami...
  • Protesters crash Wells Fargo shareholder meeting
    Activists_protest_outside_wells_fargo_shareholders_qebvl8cxwwsl 2012-04-25 04:39:28 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hundreds of Occupy Wall Street demonstrators from across the country descended on San Francisco Tuesday in an attempt to crash banking giant Wells Fargo's annual shareholders meeting. Several dozen people representing commu...
  • Feds make 1st arrest in BP oil spill case
    Untitled 2012-04-24 18:37:17 UTC
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Justice Department said on Tuesday it filed the first criminal charges in the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, accusing a former BP engineer of destroying evidence. Kurt Mix, of Katy, Texas, was arrested ...
  • Satellites said to show Syria not abiding by truce
    De03ef19ea9f4f43a40eefd42d3604b6-cba569dc3ae04f02bee98a90dda113a4-1_t615 2012-04-24 18:07:17 UTC
    GENEVA (AP) — Satellite imagery and other credible reports show that, despite its claims, Syria has failed to withdraw all of its heavy weapons from populated areas as required by a cease-fire deal, international envoy Kofi Annan's spokesman Ahmad...
  • Russia's Medvedev vows to continue modernization
    539w 2012-04-24 18:01:40 UTC
    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev vowed Tuesday to keep combating corruption, pursing political reforms and modernizing the economy even as he shifts into the prime minister's job. Medvedev had agreed to step down after one term ...
  • Germany's Merkel defends budget discipline drive
    4f96c01a21942.image 2012-04-24 15:55:21 UTC
    BERLIN (AP) — Germany defended its pro-austerity stance on Tuesday, with Chancellor Angela Merkel and two ministers pressing for Europe to stick with a policy of fiscal discipline in spite of the latest bout of political uncertainty. Financial ...
  • Breivik hears witnesses recall turmoil after blast
    Untitled 2012-04-24 15:46:23 UTC
    OSLO, Norway (AP) — After testifying for five days, Anders Behring Breivik listened silently Tuesday as others described the mayhem caused by his bombing of Oslo's government district, a scene one witness described as a "war zone." Forensic exp...
  • Syrian rebels target security officials in capital
    Untitled 2012-04-24 15:41:42 UTC
    BEIRUT (AP) — Rebels seeking to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad killed three regime officers in separate attacks Tuesday around Damascus, activists and state media said, the latest violence targeting the security forces used by the government...
  • US lessons in Afghanistan can aid Colombian troops
    628x471 2012-04-24 07:07:03 UTC
    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta got a glimpse into how America's military's experience in Afghanistan is contributing to the U.S. counterinsurgency training in Colombia. While the two conflicts are no perfect match, U.S. ...
  • Fringes cast shadow over French election
    Sarkozy-hollande-voting-in-the-first-round 2012-04-23 17:52:15 UTC
    PARIS (AP) — Socialist Francois Hollande and conservative Nicolas Sarkozy are going head-to-head in France's presidential runoff, but a third figure looms large in the campaign: the leader of the nation's far-right National Front. Nearly one in...
  • Egypt denies 8 US nonprofits license to operate
    Jimmy-carter-pleased-with-islamist-takeover-in-egypt-january-2012 2012-04-23 17:27:52 UTC
    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian official says the government has denied permission to eight U.S.-based nonprofit groups to operate locally, including an election monitoring group headed by former American President Jimmy Carter. The Social Affairs Min...
  • EU imposes new sanctions on Syrian regime
    0227-eu-syria_full_600 2012-04-23 15:28:32 UTC
    LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The European Union on Monday banned the sale of luxury goods and products to Syria that can have military as well as civilian uses. The ban on luxury items appears to take direct aim at some of Syrian President Bashar Assad's ...
  • Activists: Dozens killed in Hama after UN visit
    849429 2012-04-23 17:41:55 UTC
    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian troops armed with heavy machine guns killed dozens in the central city of Hama Monday, activists said, just a day after chanting protesters welcomed a visit by a U.N. team sent to observe a shaky cease-fire. The day's viole...
  • Breivik claims 'racist' plot to cast him as insane
    Untitled 2012-04-23 14:05:05 UTC
    OSLO, Norway (AP) — Anxious to prove he's not insane, confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik told a court Monday that questions about his mental health are part of a racist plot to discredit his extreme anti-Muslim ideology. Breivik, who ...
  • Key lawmakers stand by Aussie gov't over scandal
    Untitled 2012-04-23 06:03:25 UTC
    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Key independent lawmakers said on Monday they will stand by Australia's embattled government after the parliamentary speaker temporarily stepped aside over allegations of sexual harassment and fraud. The opposition ha...
  • Energy crisis provokes Argentine YPF expropriation
    4f948dcb20acf.image 2012-04-23 05:33:50 UTC
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Less than a decade ago, Argentina was an exporter of oil and natural gas. Now the government has to spend billions of dollars to import fuel. This dramatic reversal of fortune is why Argentina, already a global fi...
  • Hollande, Sarkozy heading to French vote runoff
    France 2012-04-23 05:22:41 UTC
    PARIS (AP) — Francois Hollande, a mild-mannered French Socialist who wants to take better care of the jobless and the poor, is heading to a presidential runoff election against tough-on-immigration Nicolas Sarkozy in a vote that could alter Europe...