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  • Sierra Leoneans to stay home in final push to stop Ebola
    Associated Press | March 27, 2015 5:08 pm
    Sierra Leone's 6 million people were told to stay home for three days beginning Friday, except for religious services, as the West African nation attempted a final push to rid itself of Ebola.
  • Venezuela to present anti-US petition at summit with Obama
    Associated Press | March 27, 2015 4:36 pm
    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is readying a gift for President Barack Obama when the two leaders cross paths at a regional summit next month: a petition containing millions of signatures denouncing U.S. aggression.
  • Mexico sets 25 pct pollution cut by 2030 for climate talks
    Associated Press | March 27, 2015 4:33 pm
    Mexico has become the first developing nation to submit pollutant reduction goals for next fall's Paris climate change talks, pledging Friday to cut greenhouse gas and short-lived climate pollutants 25 percent by 2030.
  • Guatemala arrests gang suspect in journalist's killing
    Associated Press | March 27, 2015 4:18 pm
    An alleged gang member suspected of ordering the recent killing of a young journalist has been arrested, President Otto Perez Molina said Friday.
  • Brazil federal police report massive tax fraud scheme
    Associated Press | March 27, 2015 4:08 pm
    The federal police agency said Friday it has begun legal proceedings against companies allegedly involved in a fraud scheme that has cost Brazil's public coffers almost $2 billion in unpaid fines and taxes.
  • France says will propose UN Security Council draft on Israel
    Associated Press | March 27, 2015 4:04 pm
    France's foreign minister said Friday his country will propose a U.N. Security Council resolution in the coming weeks that could present a framework for negotiations toward resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
  • Nigerian leader urges peaceful vote as elections loom
    Associated Press | March 27, 2015 4:04 pm
    Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan urged his nation to vote peacefully and accept the results of Saturday's presidential elections, which analysts say will be the most tightly contested in the history of Africa's richest nation and its largest democracy.
  • UN Security Council keeps in place Libya arms embargo
    Associated Press | March 27, 2015 3:29 pm
    The U.N. Security Council on Friday unanimously approved a resolution on Libya that keeps in place an arms embargo which the country's Western-recognized government says is hurting efforts to defend itself against the rise of the Islamic State group.
  • 2 more Galileo satellites launched from French Guiana for EU
    Associated Press | March 27, 2015 3:13 pm
    A rocket fired from French Guiana has launched two Galileo satellites for the European Space Agency as the European Union continues to expand its global navigation system.
  • Brazil's economy barely avoided recession last year
    Associated Press | March 27, 2015 2:56 pm
    Brazil's economy grew just 0.1 percent last year, barely keeping the country out of a recession, the government's statistics bureau said Friday.
  • AP Interview: Ukraine PM: Russia could spark new offensive
    Associated Press | March 27, 2015 2:36 pm
    Russia plans to eliminate Ukraine as an independent state and could spark a new offensive in the east to achieve that aim, Ukraine's prime minister told The Associated Press on Friday.
  • Co-pilot appeared healthy, but may have hidden illness
    Associated Press | March 27, 2015 2:32 pm
    Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appeared happy and healthy to acquaintances, but a picture emerged Friday of a man who hid evidence of an illness from his employers -- including a torn-up doctor's note that would have kept him off work the day authorities say he crashed Flight 9525 into an Alpine mountainside.
  • El Salvador soccer players acquitted in match-fixing case
    Associated Press | March 27, 2015 1:56 pm
    Eleven soccer players and two foreign businesspeople accused of match-fixing involving El Salvador's national team were acquitted of criminal charges Friday.
  • France calls for Islamic State to be referred to ICC
    Associated Press | March 27, 2015 1:56 pm
    The U.N. human rights chief told the Security Council on Friday that in a "most terrible irony," the Islamic State group may be more accepting of the ethnic diversity of its members than some states are about ethnic differences among their own citizens.
  • At least 9 dead as militants attack hotel in Somali capital
    Associated Press | March 27, 2015 1:55 pm
    Al-Shabab militants blasted their way into a Mogadishu hotel on Friday and took up positions inside, killing at least nine people and exchanging fire with security forces seeking to recapture the facility, a Somali police official said.