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EU ministers urge Libya to end attacks on protests

BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union on Monday sharply criticized Libyan authorities over their crackdown against pro-democracy protesters, overcoming a split over how tough they should be in denouncing the teetering government of strongman Moammar Gadhafi....

Mexico state congress asks ban of video game

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) -- A shoot-em-up video game set in the border town of Ciudad Juarez has angered local officials who are busy fighting all-too-real violence....

Israel says Iranian naval vessels are provocation

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Two Iranian warships sailed from the Suez Canal into the Mediterranean on Tuesday, the first such trip in at least three decades, eliciting Israeli charges that Tehran is seeking to dominate the Middle East....

German center-right coalition poised to lose state

BERLIN (AP) -- Exit polls in Germany show that voters in the country's northernmost state have likely ousted a governing center-right government made up of the same parties as Chancellor Angela Merkel's federal coalition....

Thousands march in Morocco to seek reform

RABAT, Morocco (AP) -- Thousands of people marched in cities across Morocco on Sunday, demanding a new constitution to bring more democracy in the North African kingdom amid the wave of Arab world upheaval....

Egypt's tour guides protest lack of security

CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's tour guides are rallying to protest the lack of security at tourist attractions, claiming they are attacked by souvenir vendors and unlicensed competitors fighting for turf at famed sites like the Valley of the Kings tombs in Luxor or Cairo's medieval citadel....

Orphanage blaze kills 10 children in Estonia

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) -- A fire raced through an orphanage for disabled children in western Estonia on Sunday, killing 10 of them, a rescue service spokesman said....

Cuba's celebration of books draws millions

HAVANA (AP) -- A river of people flows through the old colonial fortress, and the antics of clowns and music blasting from loudspeakers are interrupted only when an announcer summons the parents of a lost child. It's a festival all right, but a festival of books....

China tries to stamp out 'Jasmine Revolution'

BEIJING (AP) -- Jittery Chinese authorities staged a show of force to squelch a mysterious online call for a "Jasmine Revolution," with hundreds of onlookers but only a handful of people actively joining protests inspired by pro-democracy demonstrations sweeping the Middle East....

Egypt revolt becomes global case study

CAIRO (AP) -- It seems naive to hope the fallout from cataclysmic events in the Middle East and North Africa can spill beyond the region and stir distant, repressed populations with no cultural or historical affinity. Yet successful uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia have captivated dissidents and activists around the world who have campaigned in vain for radical change, in some cases for decades....

Yemen clashes and Bahrain chaos as protests deepen

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Yemeni police firing from rooftops wounded more than 100 in a protesters' camp Sunday and anti-government demonstrators paralyzed Bahrain's capital as unrest deepened in two of Washington's most critical allies in the region....

Still no layoffs in Cuba 5 months after announced

HAVANA (AP) -- Yordan Rodriguez hasn't showed up for work in four months, but he still has a job - for now at least....

Pirates: Warship shadowing hijacked American yacht

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A warship is shadowing a yacht with four Americans on board that was hijacked by Somali pirates, a pirate said Sunday, as the vessel was reported to be moving closer to the Somali coast....

Bahrain's Sunni outreach fuels protests

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) -- Among the marchers pledging loyalty to Bahrain's embattled king were many from afar: other Sunni Arabs and South Asians granted citizenship and jobs in the tiny Gulf nation....

Veteran Egypt activist sees revolution as ongoing

CAIRO (AP) -- He organized his first demonstration while still a student in 1998, then got arrested and tortured by Egyptian police two years later at age 23. Now he has seen the fall of the president he spent his adult life struggling against....

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