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Ex-Mexican governor arrested in embezzlement case

TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico (AP) -- A former governor was arrested Tuesday on suspicion that he embezzled more than $9 million (about 100 million pesos) in federal disaster fund money meant to rebuild hurricane-struck zones in southern Mexico....

Juarez top cop offers results by December

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) -- The new police chief in Mexico's deadliest city says bringing crime down and cleaning up the police force should be much easier than it was in Tijuana, where he spent three years as the top cop....

Much of world's tropical forests managed poorly

LONDON (AP) -- Large swaths of the world's tropical forests have been officially shielded from deforestation, but an international conservation group says that may not be enough to save them....

Much of world's tropical forests managed poorly

LONDON (AP) -- Large swaths of the world's tropical forests have been officially shielded from deforestation, but an international conservation group says that may not be enough to save them....

Mexican police chief arrested in rancher's killing

SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS, Mexico (AP) -- Authorities in a southern Mexican state say they have arrested the police chief of a city near the Guatemala border for his alleged involvement in the killing of a rancher....

Australia suspends live cattle trade to Indonesia

SYDNEY (AP) -- Australia late Tuesday suspended its 330 million Australian dollar ($350 million) a year live cattle trade with Indonesia after gruesome televised images exposed slaughterhouse practices there....

Gadhafi daughter files lawsuits over NATO campaign

PARIS (AP) -- Lawyers for Moammar Gadhafi's daughter filed suits Tuesday in Paris and Brussels, claiming war crimes by NATO and the alleged assassination in late April of four of the Libyan leader's relatives....

Associates of Peru president-elect address fears

LIMA, Peru (AP) -- Associates of Peru's new left-leaning president-elect did their best to calm investor fears, and the stock market rebounded Tuesday after plunging on concerns Ollanta Humala will be hostile to private enterprise....

Syrian envoy appears to quit on TV, then deny it

PARIS (AP) -- Syria's ambassador to France appeared to resign Tuesday on a French television network, then about an hour later Syrian state television aired her angry denial and threat to sue....

Puerto Rico anchor sues Carnival over image

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- A TV anchorman in Puerto Rico has sued Carnival Cruise Lines claiming the company has used his image in promotional materials without his consent....

Palestinian mosque set ablaze in West Bank

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Arsonists torched a West Bank mosque early Tuesday and scrawled Hebrew graffiti on one of its walls....

Gates piled up miles as wartime Pentagon chief

BRUSSELS (AP) -- Robert Gates' days as defense secretary now number just 24. But before he goes, consider this number: 646,094....

E. coli outbreak prompting experimental treatments

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) -- Faced with an unprecedented E. coli outbreak, a team of German doctors is trying something equally new: an antibiotic therapy that some fear could do more harm than good....

Syrian-American gay blogger missing in Damascus

BEIRUT (AP) -- A Syrian-American lesbian blogger known for her frank posts about her sexuality and her open criticism of President Bashar Assad's autocratic rule was detained after weeks on the run in the Syrian capital, her cousin and an activist said Tuesday....

China agrees to invest in Cuban oil refinery

HAVANA (AP) -- Cuba and China have signed a series of economic accords that include the expansion of an oil refinery in Cienfuegos....

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