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  • Juventus beats Napoli to lead Serie A, Man U loses again

    Juventus got a late goal to beat Napoli 1-0 and snatch the lead of Italy's Serie A from its southern rival on Saturday.

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  • Cuba returns dummy Hellfire missile mistakenly received

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Cuba has returned a dummy U.S. Hellfire missile that was mistakenly shipped there from Europe in 2014, American and Cuban officials said Saturday.

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  • Cuba decorates Russia patriarch after pope visit

    Cuba's president Raul Castro awarded the country's highest honor to Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill on Saturday, hailing his role in the communist island's relations with Moscow. The 84-year-old president handed the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church the Order of Jose Marti, a Cuban national…

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  • Chicago man dies in Puerto Rico skydiving accident

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A 58-year-old Chicago man died Saturday morning in a skydiving accident that occurred when he apparently had problems controlling his parachute after it opened, authorities said.

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  • Russia decries 'new Cold War' as East-West tensions cloud talks

    The world has plunged into a "new Cold War", the Russian premier said Saturday, as Moscow came under attack at a global security gathering over its targeting of moderate rebels in Syria. "To adhere to the agreement it made, Russia's targeting must change," he said, referring to the international…

    AFP
  • 'No time to lose' to install Libya unity government: ministers

    Foreign ministers put pressure on Libya Saturday to finalise its unity government and head off the growing threat from the Islamic State group. "There is no time to lose for the national unity government to assume its functions and securely establish itself in Tripoli," said the newly appointed…

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  • Documentary "Fire at Sea" opens at Berlin Film Festival

    BERLIN (AP) — The director of "Fire at Sea" — a documentary about the Italian island of Lampedusa, where thousands of asylum-seekers have been arriving from lawless Libya — says he wanted "to show the tragedy that's playing out in front of our eyes ... We're all responsible."

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  • Syria truce hopes dim as Russia is skeptical, fighting rages

    MUNICH (AP) — Hopes of securing a temporary truce in Syria within a week dimmed Saturday as Syrian government forces tightened the noose around rebel-held parts of Aleppo and Russia's foreign minister put the chances of a quick truce at less than 50 percent. His comments and strong words from U.S.…

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  • Russia warns of new Cold War as east Ukraine violence surges

    By Robin Emmott and Shadia Nasralla MUNICH (Reuters) - Violence in eastern Ukraine is intensifying and Russian-backed rebels have moved heavy weaponry back to the front line, international monitors warned on Saturday as Moscow responded by accusing the West of dragging the world back 50 years. …

    Reuters
  • Poland wants punishments for use of 'Polish death camp' phrase

    Poland is drawing up new regulations to punish use of the phrase "Polish death camps" when referring to wartime Nazi concentration camps on Polish soil, Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro said on Saturday. Poland has long sought to eliminate the misleading phrase from historical and newspaper…

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  • The Latest: US has 'profound interest' in UK staying in EU

    MUNICH (AP) — The Latest on the security conference in Munich (all times local):

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  • Unstoppable Kramer wins world 5,000m title

    KOLOMNA, Russia (AP) — Dutch skater Sven Kramer won the 5,000 meters for the seventh time at the world championships on Saturday, narrowly beating compatriot Jorrit Bergsma.

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  • Poland unlikely to send troops to fight Islamic State: report

    Poland is unlikely to send troops to fight against Islamic State, Polish state-run news agency PAP quoted President Andrzej Duda as saying on Saturday. Poland's Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz had said on Wednesday the country would join the fight against Islamic State, though he signaled that…

    Reuters
  • French PM rejects permanent quota system for refugees

    By Andreas Rinke and Tatiana Jancarikova MUNICH/BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls rejected on Saturday the idea of a permanent quota system for distributing refugees across Europe, putting Paris at odds with Germany ahead of a summit to discuss the EU crisis over migration.…

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  • Merkel urges patience on refugees ahead of crucial state elections

    By Tina Bellon MAGDEBURG, Germany (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel pleaded with German voters on Saturday to show patience with her refugee policy as anger builds over a record influx of migrants that could hurt her conservatives in three state elections next month. Merkel's popularity has…

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  • Ai Weiwei art project in Berlin features refugee life vests

    BERLIN (AP) — An art installation by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in Berlin showcases thousands of used life vests by refugees from the Greek island of Lesbos.

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  • AP News Guide: Diplomats push as Syria battlefield shifts

    Diplomats from a dozen countries, led by the United States and Russia, are struggling to make progress in Syria, even as fighting in the north sends tens of thousands fleeing and threatens a deepening humanitarian crisis. Next month, Syria's civil war will reach the end of its fifth year, and its…

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  • Under fire for Syria bombings, Russia denies hitting civilians

    By Paul Carrel and Warren Strobel MUNICH (Reuters) - The United States and France criticized Russia on Saturday for bombing civilians in Syria, a charge Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev rejected as major powers bickered openly a day after agreeing to a pause in combat. U.S. Secretary of…

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