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US-Russia nuclear arms treaty takes effect

MUNICH (AP) -- A new U.S.-Russia nuclear arms control treaty went into effect Saturday, securing a key foreign policy goal of President Barack Obama and raising hopes among officials on both sides that it will provide the impetus for Moscow and Washington to negotiate further reductions....

Blast rocks gas terminal in Egypt's Sinai

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- An explosion rocked a gas terminal in Egypt's northern Sinai Peninsula on Saturday, setting off a massive fire that was contained by shutting off the flow of gas to neighboring Jordan and Israel, officials and witnesses said....

'Superman' producer at hospital near Mexico City

CUERNAVACA, Mexico (AP) -- A health official in Mexico says the producer of the Superman films of the 1970s and '80s is recovering at a hospital after being admitted in a state of disorientation and suffering facial and head injuries....

Canadian terror suspect denied bail

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- A Canadian man accused of conspiring to kill Americans was denied bail Friday while he fights extradition to the United States....

Thai, Cambodian troops withdraw from disputed area

PREAH VIHEAR, Cambodia (AP) -- Cambodia and Thailand have withdrawn their troops from a disputed border area to comply with a ruling by the International Court of Justice....

US hits Colombian drug cartel's Caribbean network

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- U.S. federal authorities said Friday they are charging 23 people with moving drugs and illicit money through the Caribbean on behalf of a major Colombian drug cartel....

US hits Colombian drug cartel's Caribbean network

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- U.S. federal authorities said Friday they are charging 23 people with moving drugs and illicit money through the Caribbean on behalf of a major Colombian drug cartel....

Egypt pro-government gangs recall election attacks

CAIRO (AP) -- When supporters of President Hosni Mubarak attacked protesters in Cairo this week, the tactic, if not the ferocity, was familiar to veterans of Egyptian politics. For years, pro-government gangs have prowled the streets in election times, lashing out with fists and clubs....

Egypt pro-government gangs recall election attacks

CAIRO (AP) -- When supporters of President Hosni Mubarak attacked protesters in Cairo this week, the tactic, if not the ferocity, was familiar to veterans of Egyptian politics. For years, pro-government gangs have prowled the streets in election times, lashing out with fists and clubs....

Report: Italian tourist abducted in Algeria

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- An Italian tourist has been abducted by suspected Islamic militants in Algeria's remote southern desert, state media reported Friday....

Blackouts in northeast Brazil affected 13 million

SAO PAULO (AP) -- A widespread blackout cut power to millions of people across Brazil's northeast Friday, but officials insisted the outage should not raise worries about the energy supply in a nation that will host an Olympics and a World Cup....

Diplomatic cable reveals life of jailed Milosevic

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic was an avid reader of legal thrillers, a Frank Sinatra fan and a doting husband who called his wife every day while he was on trial for fomenting the deadly Balkan wars, according to his chief jailer....

Amanda Knox: US movie is 'invasion' of my life

PERUGIA, Italy (AP) -- U.S. student Amanda Knox told a court Thursday that a movie documenting the murder of her British roommate and Knox's trial is an "invasion of my life," her lawyer said....

3 journalists killed in Egypt turmoil

CAIRO (AP) -- Three journalists, including a cameraman for British broadcaster Sky News and a Dubai-based newspaper reporter, were killed and several were injured in the violence that erupted in Egypt on Wednesday....

EU leaders urge dialogue in Egypt

BRUSSELS (AP) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday that if the Egyptian regime uses violence on protesters today it will lose any remaining international credibility it has left....

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