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Pope to bring message of hope to gritty Mexico City suburb
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis heads into the capital's crime-ridden suburb of Ecatepec on Sunday to see firsthand the reality of the Mexican "periphery," where drug violence, gangland-style executions and kidnappings are daily facts of life....
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Seoul: N. Korea used money from joint factories for weapons
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea channeled about 70 percent of the money it received for workers at the now-shuttered Kaesong industrial park into its weapons programs and to buy luxury goods for the impoverished nation's tiny elite, South Korea said Sunday....
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Putin, Obama discuss Syria, Ukraine
MOSCOW (AP) -- The Kremlin says Vladimir Putin and President Barack Obama have held a telephone conversation about the Syrian war and the unresolved conflict in Ukraine....
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Opposition activists say Turkey shelling Kurds in Syria
BEIRUT (AP) -- Turkey shelled positions held by the main Kurdish militia in northern Syria for a second day Sunday, adding complexity to an inflamed situation in the area where Russian-backed Syrian government forces are also on the march, opposition activists said....
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Syrian opposition figure slams Russia for continued bombing
MUNICH (AP) -- A top Syrian opposition figure criticized Russia on Sunday for continuing with its bombing in Syria, insisting that people in the country need to see action rather than words....
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Multiple crises challenge European Union ahead of summit
LONDON (AP) -- NATO warships are steaming toward the Aegean Sea in an escalated bid to impose order on the chaotic arrival of more than 1 million migrants, which has not abated despite the wintry weather in southern Europe....
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Egypt policeman's conviction overturned in protester's death
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's highest appeals court has overturned the conviction of a police officer sentenced to 15 years for the killing of a female protester in January last year....
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Netanyahu: US Vice President Biden may visit Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says staffers for U.S. Vice President Joe Biden are arriving in Israel ahead of Biden's possible visit to the country....
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Kerry in Albania to press reform
TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pushed Albania on Sunday to enact a major package of judicial and legislative reforms....
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Afghans skirt strict rules to find love on social media
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan civil activist Hadi Sadiqi had long been using social media to share news, commentary and his own musings on politics when he got into a heated exchange with another member of his Facebook forum....
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