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  • Chechen leader threatens foes in bid to gain Putin's support
    Associated Press | February 10, 2016 10:08 am
    The Kremlin-backed strongman of Chechnya has issued a stream of threats against Russia's liberal opposition, but his primary audience appears to be the Russian president himself.
  • Rwanda hopes to use drones to deliver medical supplies
    Associated Press | February 10, 2016 9:56 am
    Rwanda's government has signed an agreement with a U.S.-based robotics company to build infrastructure for drones that would deliver medical supplies to health facilities across the country.
  • VW, Audi recall 850,000 vehicles to fix air bag inflators
    Associated Press | February 10, 2016 9:52 am
    Volkswagen and Audi say they are recalling 850,000 vehicles with suspect air bag inflators in the United States.
  • Pope on Ash Wednesday: Let's share, be more sensitive
    Associated Press | February 10, 2016 9:36 am
    Pope Francis has smudged ashes on the bowed heads of prelates, nuns and ordinary Catholics during Ash Wednesday Mass in St. Peter's Basilica. The ritual marks the start of Lent, a period of penitence, prayer and self-sacrifice as the faithful prepare for Easter.
  • Spain: Puppeteers in terror case released from jail
    Associated Press | February 10, 2016 9:32 am
    A Spanish court on Wednesday released two puppeteers jailed since last week for allegedly praising terrorism in a controversial Carnival show funded with public money.
  • UK's Cameron blasts UN panel's ruling on WikiLeaks' Assange
    Associated Press | February 10, 2016 9:28 am
    British Prime Minister David Cameron told Parliament on Wednesday that a U.N. panel's finding that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been wrongfully detained is "ridiculous." Assange responded quickly by accusing Cameron of libel.
  • French lawmakers approve divisive citizenship bill
    Associated Press | February 10, 2016 9:24 am
    French lawmakers have approved a divisive bill aimed at making it possible to revoke the citizenship of people convicted on terrorism charges.
  • AP Exclusive: Iran's drone first over US carrier since 2014
    Associated Press | February 10, 2016 9:24 am
    The unarmed Iranian drone that flew over a U.S. aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf last month is similar to those that can carry missiles and was the first to conduct an overflight of an American carrier since 2014, U.S. Navy records obtained Wednesday showed.
  • Romania upholds sentence for communist-era prison commander
    Associated Press | February 10, 2016 9:24 am
    A Romanian appeals court on Wednesday upheld a 20-year prison sentence for a 90-year-old communist-era prison guard convicted of crimes against humanity, the most high-profile case against former communist authorities since dictator Nicolae Ceausescu was tried and executed in 1989.
  • The Latest: European markets close up amid Yellen comments
    Associated Press | February 10, 2016 9:24 am
    The latest on the turmoil global financial markets (all times local):
  • Turkish leaders lash out at UN demands to open border
    Associated Press | February 10, 2016 9:20 am
    Turkey's leaders lashed out Wednesday at the United Nations and others who are pressing the country to open its border to thousands more Syrian refugees, accusing them of failing to shoulder the refugee burden or stop the Russian bombings that have triggered the exodus.
  • Germany cites free speech amid Polish ire at Carnival float
    Associated Press | February 10, 2016 9:00 am
    The German government rejected a suggestion Wednesday that it might take action over a Carnival float that drew the ire of Poland's government this week.
  • UAE picks woman to be first "happiness" minister
    Associated Press | February 10, 2016 8:56 am
    Forget the negative headlines pouring from the Middle East. The United Arab Emirates thinks it's time to focus on something brighter instead.
  • UK to end ancient practice of printing laws on animal skin
    Associated Press | February 10, 2016 8:52 am
    It's often said some laws aren't worth the paper they're printed on. Not in Britain, where for centuries laws have been printed not on paper but on calfskin parchment known as vellum.
  • Eurozone concerns building again after period of calm
    Associated Press | February 10, 2016 8:49 am
    Slowly but surely, worries over the 19-country eurozone are building again.