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  • UK judge: Suspect in Litvinenko death can testify at inquiry
    Associated Press | March 30, 2015 10:56 am
    One of the main suspects in the poisoning of ex-Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko can testify by video link at an inquiry into the death, the judge in charge said Monday.
  • Report: Iran journalist defects while covering nuclear talks
    Associated Press | March 30, 2015 10:52 am
    Iran has confirmed that an Iranian journalist defected while covering nuclear negotiations underway in Switzerland between Tehran and world powers on the country's controversial atomic program.
  • Teen libertarian is face of Brazil's young free-market right
    Associated Press | March 30, 2015 10:20 am
    Microphone in hand and standing atop the sound truck, the raspy-voiced protest leader jabbed his finger into the air shouting for the ouster of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, igniting wild cheers from the crowd below him.
  • AP Interview: Saudi Arabia seeks to attract non-oil capital
    Associated Press | March 30, 2015 10:20 am
    Saudi Arabia has undertaken several initiatives to attract foreign capital outside of its oil and gas sector, the deputy governor of the kingdom's investment authority said Monday.
  • Ferry operator Stena Line tests running ship on methanol
    Associated Press | March 30, 2015 10:12 am
    Swedish ferry operator Stena Line says it has converted one of its ships to enable it to run on methanol, testing the potential of the environmentally friendly fuel for the shipping industry.
  • Pakistani, Saudi armies hold joint military exercise
    Associated Press | March 30, 2015 10:04 am
    The Pakistani military says it is holding a joint military exercise with Saudi Arabia.
  • Tunisian museum reopens after deadly attack against tourists
    Associated Press | March 30, 2015 9:57 am
    Tunisia's National Bardo Museum reopened to the public Monday again for the first time since extremist gunmen opened fire on foreign tourists earlier this month, killing 22 people in the country's worst attack on civilians in 13 years.
  • S. Africa: Opposition accuses president of security meddling
    Associated Press | March 30, 2015 9:44 am
    South African President Jacob Zuma is putting the country on a "road directly to dictatorship," said an opposition leader who on Monday accused the president of manipulating state security.
  • Blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh's capital
    Associated Press | March 30, 2015 9:40 am
    A blogger was hacked to death by three men in Bangladesh's capital on Monday, and two of the attackers were caught near the scene, police said.
  • Iran says US drone kills 2 advisers in Iraq; US denies claim
    Associated Press | March 30, 2015 9:09 am
    Iran's Revolutionary Guard says a U.S. drone strike killed two of its advisers near the Iraqi city of Tikrit, where a major offensive is underway against the Islamic State group, but the U.S. said Monday its coalition conducted no airstrikes in the area during the time of the incident.
  • Campaign begins for most unpredictable UK election in years
    Associated Press | March 30, 2015 8:42 am
    British Prime Minister David Cameron paid a courtesy call on Queen Elizabeth II, then launched a most uncourteous attack on his main political rival as campaigning formally began Monday in the most unpredictable U.K. election in decades.
  • A look at those involved in Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen
    Associated Press | March 30, 2015 8:32 am
    A Saudi-led coalition is targeting Shiite rebels and their allies in Yemen in a campaign of airstrikes that began last week. Here's a look at the Sunni Arab countries involved in the fighting so far, as well as others offering material support or backing the operation:
  • NATO chief seeks closer cooperation with the European Union
    Associated Press | March 30, 2015 8:18 am
    NATO'S secretary-general wants more joint action with the European Union to face the security challenges coming from Russia and the violent Islamic extremism plaguing some countries in the Middle East and North Africa.
  • Rebel leader: Kiev blocks solution for eastern Ukraine
    Associated Press | March 30, 2015 8:04 am
    A rebel leader in eastern Ukraine on Monday accused the Kiev government of hampering a political solution for the conflict that has claimed more than 6,000 lives.
  • Turkish Cypriots halt gas search for peace talks restart
    Associated Press | March 30, 2015 7:57 am
    Hopes of a restart to talks to reunify the small Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus swelled Monday after breakaway Turkish Cypriots said they will halt their own search for gas off Cyprus' coast.