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  • Costa, Welbeck in form as Chelsea, Arsenal meet

    LONDON (AP) — In an electrifying Champions League performance, Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck scored a hat trick that even surprised manager Arsene Wenger.

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  • Alleged Beltran Leyva cartel boss nabbed in Mexico

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hector Beltran Leyva, the purported head of a feared drug gang allegedly run by his family, became the fourth brother to fall when soldiers grabbed him while dining at a seafood restaurant.

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  • Lawmakers grill new EU economy chief amid doubts

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European lawmakers on Thursday grilled the 28-nation bloc's incoming economy chief, Pierre Moscovici, because many fear he cannot be trusted to properly enforce rules limiting government deficits.

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  • Latvia heads to election under shadow of assertive Russia

    By Aija Krutaine RIGA (Reuters) - Latvians look likely to back their hawkish centre-right ruling coalition in a parliamentary election on Saturday amid increased tensions with giant neighbor Russia, Riga's communist-era ruler, over the Ukraine crisis Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma has taken a…

  • Russia dims hopes for European auto rebound

    PARIS (AP) — Troubles in Russia's once-booming car market linked to sanctions are dampening spirits at the Paris Motor Show.

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  • Pro-Russia rebels stage renewed Ukraine airport assault

    Kiev (AFP) - Pro-Russian insurgents launched a fresh assault Thursday on an airport held by isolated Ukrainian forces as a month-old truce came under renewed strain and calls grew for the Kremlin to help halt the bloody revolt.

  • Scientists speed up analysis of human link to wild weather

    By Megan Rowling BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate scientists hope to be able to tell the world almost in real-time whether global warming has a hand in extreme weather thanks to an initiative they plan to launch by the end of 2015. In recent years, scientists have become more adept…

  • Roma visits Juventus in top-of-table Serie A clash

    ROME (AP) — The moods of Roma and Juventus couldn't be more different ahead of their top-of-the-table clash this weekend.

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  • Park Ji-sung returns to Man United as ambassador

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Park Ji-sung will return to the Old Trafford pitch on Sunday to mark the start of his new role as a Manchester United ambassador.

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  • Spanish sea rescuers find bodies of 2 migrants

    MADRID (AP) — Spain's Marine Rescue service says it has found the bodies of two sub-Saharan African migrants believed to have been in a boat with eight others that had left Morocco.

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  • Asian stocks down on recovery, Ebola worries

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks fell Thursday amid worries about the strength of U.S. and European recoveries and the first American case of Ebola.

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  • Merkel tells Putin Moscow has duty to temper separatists in Ukraine

    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed to Russian President Vladimir Putin in a phone call on Wednesday that Moscow had a duty to temper pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine, a spokesman for the German government said. "The German chancellor emphasized the responsibility Russia…

  • Iraq considering Australian airstrike request

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Iraq's ambassador to Australia on Thursday gave no timetable for when his government might decide on Australia's request to launch airstrikes against Islamic State targets.

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  • Mexico arrests drug lord Beltran Leyva posing as businessman

    By Lizbeth Diaz MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Hector Beltran Leyva, one of the most notorious Mexican drug lords still at large, was captured on Wednesday by soldiers at a seafood restaurant in a picturesque town in central Mexico popular with American retirees. The government's announcement it had…

  • Mexico: Alleged drug boss Beltran Leyva captured

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Military special forces grabbed alleged cartel leader Hector Beltran Leyva during a lightning raid at a restaurant Wednesday, the latest in a string of high-profile drug arrests in the country.

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  • Tide of tragedy in Med still rising, year on from Lampedusa

    Rome (AFP) - A year after more than 360 Africans perished on a burning, sinking ship off Lampedusa there is no end in sight to the stream of migrant tragedies in the Mediterranean, or the political row over how to stop them recurring.

  • Merkel urges Putin to use influence over Ukraine rebels

    Berlin (AFP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel, during a telephone call with President Vladimir Putin Wednesday, stressed Moscow's "responsibility" to act as a moderating influence over the pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine.