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Saudi response to Swedish criticism tests Europe's reach

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Sweden's foreign minister is hardly the first diplomat to raise concerns about Saudi Arabia's human rights record, but when she used the word "dictatorship" in a speech last month she crossed a red line for the kingdom at a time of intense regional turmoil, igniting a diplomatic crisis....

Leading suspect in Tunisia museum attack killed

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisia's prime minister said Sunday a leading suspect in a deadly museum attack on foreign tourists has been killed in anti-terrorist operations, as tens of thousands of Tunisians marched through the capital to denounce extremist violence....

UN warns emergency fund for Palestinians in Syria near empty

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The UN agency that supports Palestinian refugees says just four percent of its emergency work in Syria has been funded so far this year....

Scenes of emotion as Singapore mourns Lee Kuan Yew

SINGAPORE (AP) -- Singaporeans turned out in the tens of thousands Sunday to pay final respects to longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew. Singapore's prime minister for more than three decades until 1990, Lee died last Monday at age 91. His cortege took a 15-kilometer (9-mile) route through the city-state before a three-hour state funeral. Singaporeans credit Lee's leadership with laying the foundation of the Southeast Asian country's current prosperity, and his death triggered a wave of emotion...

Waving fronds around the world, Christians mark Palm Sunday

Christians around the world are marking Palm Sunday by waving fronds, attending church services and visiting sites in the Holy Land at the start of the Holy Week that ends with Easter....

Struggle to explain what motivated co-pilot in doomed flight

LONDON (AP) -- A disgruntled worker shoots up a workplace. A student opens fire at a high school. A pilot crashes a planeload of people into a mountainside....

Struggle to explain what motivated co-pilot in doomed flight

LONDON (AP) -- A disgruntled worker shoots up a workplace. A student opens fire at a high school. A pilot crashes a planeload of people into a mountainside....

Air Canada plane skids off Halifax runway after hard landing

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) -- An Air Canada plane made a hard landing in bad weather at the Halifax airport, skidding off a runway, shearing off its nose and crumpling an engine. The airline said Sunday that 25 people were taken to hospitals for observation and treatment of minor injuries....

Q&A: Plans for an Arab joint intervention force

CAIRO (AP) -- Arab League member nations formally announced on Sunday an agreement to form a joint military force. While details of how such a force would actually operate remain thin, the agreement is a telling sign of a new determination among Saudi Arabia, Egypt and their allies to intervene aggressively in regional hotspots, whether against Islamic militants or Iran-backed groups....

Afghan court sentences AP journalist's killer to 20 years

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's highest court has ruled that the police officer convicted of murdering Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding AP correspondent Kathy Gannon almost one year ago should serve 20 years in prison, according to documents sent to the country's attorney general on Saturday....

Eiffel Tower goes dark in symbolic move for Earth Hour

PARIS (AP) -- The Eiffel Tower has gone dark briefly, with lights going out to mark Earth Hour, the campaign to raise awareness about climate change....

Afghan court sentences AP journalist's killer to 20 years

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's highest court has ruled that a police officer convicted of murdering Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding an AP correspondent almost one year ago should serve 20 years in prison....

Run from Cuba, Americans cling to claims for seized property

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- The smell of Cuban coffee drifts from the kitchen as Carolyn Chester digs through faded photos that fill boxes spread across the dining table....

Painstaking recovery mission at treacherous Alps crash site

SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France (AP) -- The ravine echoes with helicopter rotors, the scrape of metal on stone, the rumble of sliding scree as the remnants of Germanwings Flight 9525 dislodge from the mountainside....

Police on trial: Tears, anger resurge over 2005 French riots

RENNES, France (AP) -- One October afternoon, two teenage boys were kicking around a football in their desolate housing project northeast of Paris. Two hours later, they lay lifeless, electrocuted in a power substation as they hid from police....

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