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Bill Clinton pays tribute to Germany's Kohl

BERLIN (AP) -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton has paid tribute to longtime German leader Helmut Kohl as "the most important European statesman since World War II."...

Palestinians test tactic of unarmed mass marches

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Palestinian activists are calling it a preview of new tactics to pressure Israel and win world support for statehood: Masses of marchers, galvanized by the Arab Spring and brought together by Facebook, descending on borders and military posts - and daring Israeli soldiers to shoot....

Man gets 19 years for killing US girl in Tobago

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) -- A judge on Monday sentenced a man to 19 years at hard labor for stabbing to death an American teenager on the southern Caribbean island of Tobago....

Rwanda's president takes on critic in Twitter feud

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) -- When a British journalist tweeted that Rwanda's longtime president was "despotic and deluded" he got a sharp reply - from the African leader himself, setting off an unprecedented online spat between a head of state and one of his critics....

Strauss-Kahn arrest adds to European uncertainty

LONDON (AP) -- The arrest of International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn adds more uncertainty to Europe's debt crisis by removing a widely respected expert from talks on how to save the 17-nation eurozone....

UAE defends use of contractors to beef up military

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The United Arab Emirates on Monday defended the use of foreign military contractors, including one tied to Blackwater's founder, saying the deals are legal and help it develop a strong armed force....

Police: London bomb warning from Irish dissidents

LONDON (AP) -- A dissident Irish Republican group warned Monday that it planned to set off a bomb in London a day ahead of a visit by Queen Elizabeth II to Ireland, police said....

Mideast middleman quits _ but does it matter?

JERUSALEM (AP) -- The question of whether mediators matter took on acuity this weekend with the resignation of U.S. Mideast envoy George Mitchell, a move that came exactly as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict he was asked to help resolve seems about to retake center stage....

Turkish state pans Beat Generation author

ISTANBUL (AP) -- Half a century after a U.S. obscenity trial, the work of Beat Generation writer William S. Burroughs is heading back to court, this time in Turkey....

Guatemala says it's weighing drug legalization

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- U.S. inability to cut illegal drug consumption leaves Guatemala with no option but to consider legalizing the use and transport of drugs, President Otto Perez Molina said Monday, a remarkable turnaround for an ex-general elected on a platform of crushing organized crime with an iron fist....

Galaxy Macau casino opens to lucrative market

MACAU (AP) -- The Galaxy Macau, a multibillion-dollar casino resort complex, opened Sunday as Macau aims to draw a broader mix of visitors than the high-rolling mainland Chinese who have helped the city become the world's most lucrative gambling market....

Galaxy Macau casino opens to lucrative market

MACAU (AP) -- The Galaxy Macau, a multibillion-dollar casino resort complex, opened Sunday as Macau aims to draw a broader mix of visitors than the high-rolling mainland Chinese who have helped the city become the world's most lucrative gambling market....

Bin Laden was logged off, but not al-Qaida

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Osama bin Laden cut himself off from direct access to the Internet during his final years in Pakistan as he attempted to elude the CIA. But the terror group he founded has been able to seize the power of the Web to spawn an army of online followers who will prolong al-Qaida's war against the West long after his demise....

AP Interview: Arab League chief backs peace talks

CAIRO (AP) -- The head of the Arab League said Thursday he is confident that Israel and the Palestinians soon will resolve a crisis over the release of long-held Palestinian prisoners and extend their U.S.-brokered peace negotiations beyond an April deadline....

US businesses reluctant to open in Mexico

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) -- Dozens of Mattel Inc. employees were on their way to another day of work making Power Wheels in Mexico's industrial heartland when gunshots erupted around them and a grenade ripped into one of their buses, killing one worker and wounding five....

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