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  • Dolce&Gabbana pay sentimental tribute to mothers in Milan
    Associated Press | March 01, 2015 3:24 pm
    Model Bianca Balta won applause of approval as she walked down the Dolce&Gabbana runway in an advanced stage of pregnancy. It was part of the designing duo's early Mother's Day present to women, a collection dedicated to moms.
  • Argentine president: late prosecutor had also praised her
    Associated Press | March 01, 2015 3:21 pm
    Argentine President Cristina Fernandez said Sunday the prosecutor who had accused her of a criminal cover-up had also praised her, characterizing the late Alberto Nisman's actions as contradictory in a sharply worded speech that included a rebuke of Israel over the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center.
  • Party of Lesotho's prime minister ahead in election results
    Associated Press | March 01, 2015 3:12 pm
    The party of Lesotho's prime minister on Sunday led in initial results from an election in the mountain kingdom, which held an early vote in an attempt to overcome tension among political factions.
  • Popular Peru ex-minister charged in killing of journalist
    Associated Press | March 01, 2015 2:17 pm
    A retired army general widely seen as a possible presidential candidate has been formally charged with murdering a prominent journalist 26 years ago during the country's internal conflict, a prosecutor announced.
  • Greece protests planned Turkish air maneuvers in Aegean Sea
    Associated Press | March 01, 2015 2:09 pm
    Greece is protesting Turkey's move to reserve a large chunk of airspace over the Aegean Sea for military maneuvers until the end of the year, a Greek foreign ministry spokesman says.
  • Dolce&Gabbana pay sentimental tribute to mothers in Milan
    Associated Press | March 01, 2015 1:43 pm
    Model Bianca Balta won applause of approval as she walked down the Dolce&Gabbana runway in an advanced stage of pregnancy. It was part of the designing duo's early Mother's Day present to women, a collection dedicated to mom.
  • US officials called 'terrorists' mock Venezuela travel ban
    Associated Press | March 01, 2015 1:16 pm
    Conservative U.S. politicians banned from traveling to Venezuela by socialist President Nicolas Maduro are taking the restriction as a badge of honor.
  • Bomb kills 2 near police station in southern Egypt
    Associated Press | March 01, 2015 1:12 pm
    An Egyptian security official says a bomb went off near a police station and mosque in the southern city of Aswan, killing two civilians and wounding a soldier and four others.
  • Estonians vote in parliamentary election amid security fears
    Associated Press | March 01, 2015 1:09 pm
    Early results showed Estonia's center-right ruling coalition leading Sunday in the country's parliamentary election, which has been dominated by economic issues and security concerns due to Russia's actions in Ukraine.
  • AP Essay: 'Jihadi John' won't have the same impact unmasked
    Associated Press | March 01, 2015 12:48 pm
    As "Jihadi John," he was a terrifying figure, his identity concealed by a black mask, his threatening tone backed up by his oversize, serrated knife and his willingness to use it in the name of Islamic State and its self-declared caliphate.
  • 30,000 marchers in Moscow mourn slain Putin foe
    Associated Press | March 01, 2015 12:45 pm
    For the tens of thousands bearing flowers and tying black ribbons to railings in honor of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, the solemn march through the Moscow drizzle on Sunday was a time for silence, not slogans.
  • Iraqi premier gives ultimatum ahead of hinted Tikrit attack
    Associated Press | March 01, 2015 12:40 pm
    Iraq's prime minister called on Sunni tribal fighters to abandon the Islamic State group Sunday, ahead of a promised offensive to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown from the extremists.
  • Israeli military conducts 'surprise' drill in West Bank
    Associated Press | March 01, 2015 11:48 am
    Israel's military has called up thousands of soldiers in a "surprise" training drill in the West Bank.
  • Elegant Vazquez replaces folksy Mujica as Uruguay president
    Associated Press | March 01, 2015 11:04 am
    One leftist leader replaced another in Uruguay on Sunday, a change seemingly marked more by style than differences in policy as the elegant Tabare Vazquez took over from the famously casual Jose Mujica, who formally left office in rubber-soled brown shoes.
  • Russia detains Ukrainian parliament member over Odessa fire
    Associated Press | March 01, 2015 10:57 am
    Moscow police have detained a member of Ukraine's parliament as he was taking part in a march mourning a slain Russian opposition figure. Ukraine's parliament has protested the detention.
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