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Migrants will not be sent back against will: EU top diplomat

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Refugees and migrants intercepted at sea will not "be sent back against their will," the European Union's top diplomat assured the U.N. Security Council on Monday, citing a proposed EU maritime operation against the growing wave of migrant smuggling from north Africa....

US defends record before top UN human rights body

BERLIN (AP) -- The United States heard widespread concern Monday over excessive use of force by law-enforcement officials against minorities as it faced the U.N.'s main human rights body for a review of its record....

Along with Saudi king, most Gulf rulers to skip US summit

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- It is not just the Saudi king who will be skipping the Camp David summit of U.S. and allied Arab leaders. Most Gulf heads of state won't be there....

Malaysia: Human traffickers' camps had 139 suspected graves

WANG KELIAN, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysian authorities say a cluster of abandoned jungle camps used by human traffickers contained 139 suspected graves as well as barbed-wire pens likely used to cage migrants, shedding more light on a regional trade that preyed on some of Southeast Asia's most desperate people....

Reports: US, Russian foreign ministers to hold talks Tuesday

MOSCOW (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet in Sochi on Tuesday with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, for talks on ongoing unrest in Ukraine, Syria and Yemen, Russian news agencies reported Monday....

Reports: US, Russian foreign ministers to hold talks Tuesday

MOSCOW (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet in Sochi on Tuesday with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, for talks on Ukraine, Syria, Yemen and Iran, Russian news agencies reported Monday....

US inconsistent in pressing China's banks on secrecy

SHANGHAI (AP) -- Counterfeiters use several of China's largest state banks as safe havens, relying on them to process credit card payments or move money beyond the reach of law enforcement in the United States, where many fake products are sold online. But the U.S. government has not taken a clear stand on whether to push Chinese banks to be more cooperative in tracing and seizing counterfeiters' money....

Despite majority, UK's Cameron faces Conservative rebellion

LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives may have won the British election and ushered their coalition partner out the door, but that doesn't mean it's all smooth sailing for his government for the next five years....

Spain Sephardic citizenship plan hits snags, unlike Portugal

MADRID (AP) -- For Alfonso Paredes Henriquez, it was the opportunity not only of a lifetime - but of a half-millennium. The Panamanian real estate developer, a descendant of Sephardic Jews kicked out of Spain five centuries ago, was elated when the country announced it would atone for the Inquisition by granting citizenship to people who can prove lineage from exiled Jews....

2 Singapore cases highlight free speech limits

A crackdown by the government on a teen video blogger and an independent news and opinion website has highlighted free speech limits in Singapore. A look at the two cases:...

Blogger, 16, exposes limits on free speech in Singapore

SINGAPORE (AP) -- A government crackdown on a teen video blogger and independent news and opinion website has focused attention on free speech limits, and perhaps the next election, in this cosmopolitan but famously strict city-state....

1,600 Rohingya, others land in Indonesia and Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- About 1,600 Rohingya and Bangladeshi refugees have landed in Malaysia and Indonesia in the past day, apparently after human traffickers abandoned their virtual floating prison ships and left the passengers to fend for themselves, officials said Monday....

Moroccan fighter jet goes missing in Yemen

RABAT, Morocco (AP) -- Morocco's armed forces say one its F-16 fighter jets taking part in the Saudi-led Sunni coalition air strikes against the Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen has gone missing....

Moroccan fighter jet goes missing in Yemen

RABAT, Morocco (AP) -- Morocco's armed forces say one its F-16 fighter jets taking part in the Saudi-led Sunni coalition air strikes against the Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen has gone missing....

Apple steps up efforts to go green in China

PALO ALTO, California (AP) -- Apple says it's boosting efforts to go green in China by partnering with conservationists to promote sustainable forestry for paper production....

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