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  • Vietnamese man pleads not guilty in US terrorism case

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Vietnamese man extradited to the United States from London last week pleaded not guilty Wednesday to supporting al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula in a case built partly on his interactions with two Americans who prosecutors say were once members of the organization.

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  • Merkel dampen talk of 3rd Greek bailout

    BRUSSELS (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the president of the European Union's executive branch cautioned Wednesday against speculation that Greece will need a third financial bailout.

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  • World Press Photo award withdrawn after controversy

    World Press Photo withdrew one of its leading global awards for photojournalism on Wednesday after a controversy over standards that focused on allegations about the ethics of an Italian prizewinner. The Amsterdam-based organization said in a statement that Giovanni Troilo had been disqualified…

    Reuters
  • US stocks fall, pulling market further below record highs

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks sank Wednesday, pulling indexes further below record highs hit earlier in the week. The drop was modest but broad: nine of the 10 sectors in the Standard & Poor's 500 index lost ground.

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  • How much sugar is in that? 7 foods with added sugar

    NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say people should eat less sugar. But that's easier said than done.

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  • At least 10 dead as migrant boat capsizes off Sicily

    A boat capsized off Sicily when the migrants aboard rushed to meet rescuers, killing at least 10 people, the Italian coastguard said Wednesday. "The migrants, as they frequently do, all rushed to one side of the boat which then capsized," Italian coast guard spokesman Filippo Marini told TV…

    AFP
  • EU chief: Spain not running 'diabolical' anti-Greece plan

    MADRID (AP) — The European Commission's leader says he does not believe Spain and Portugal have a "diabolical" plot to oust Greece's new far left government as they pressure Greece to comply with bailout terms they both had to endure.

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  • EU calls for more funds, resources to deal with migrants

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union countries must provide more funds and resources or set up a multinational border guard if they want the EU to tackle migration in the Mediterranean, the trade bloc's top migration official said Wednesday.

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  • MLS minimum: Playing for $36,000 with millionaire teammates

    TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) — Before he was in Major League Soccer, Zach Scott worked in accounting, as a coach and as a substitute teacher to pay the bills while he played in pro soccer's lower division.

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  • No EU-German rift with 'my friend Angela', says Juncker

    By Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker poked fun at talk of friction between himself and German Chancellor Angela Merkel as he held his second meeting this week with Europe's most powerful government leader. "My friend Angela", as she was described by…

    Reuters
  • Abbas says talks with Israel still on table

    Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said Wednesday talks with Israel are still on the table, despite moves against the Jewish state at the UN and numerous failed rounds of negotiations. Abbas was addressing the Palestinian leadership at the opening of a two-day conference in the West Bank to…

    AFP
  • Italy rescues more than 1,000 migrants at sea; 10 perish

    ROME (AP) — In dramatic sea rescues north of Libya, a flotilla of ships saved more than 1,000 migrants and refugees, while 10 migrants perished in the southern Mediterranean, Italian officials said Wednesday.

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  • Russian court keeps hunger-striking Ukrainian pilot in jail

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court refused Wednesday to release a Ukrainian military officer who has been on hunger strike in a Russian prison since mid-December and has become a national hero in Ukraine.

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  • U.S., Europe weighing potential deeper Russia sanctions: Nuland

    By Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. sanctions team is in Europe this week discussing possible deeper sectoral penalties against Russia if a ceasefire deal with Ukraine is further violated, a senior State Department official said on Wednesday. Victoria Nuland, U.S. assistant…

    Reuters
  • Claim of 'dirty money' in politics provokes uproar in Iran

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Ahead of crucial parliamentary elections, Iranian lawmakers are in an uproar after the country's interior minister alleged some of the millions of dollars made by drug smugglers in the Islamic Republic fund politicians' campaigns.

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  • Rights body scolds France, saying spanking kids is a no-no

    PARIS (AP) — Scolding France like a wayward child, Europe's top human rights body says French laws aren't clear enough that spanking is a big no-no.

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  • Rights groups criticize Azerbaijan ahead of European Games

    GENEVA (AP) — With the opening of the inaugural European Games in Baku 100 days away, human rights groups on Wednesday called on host nation Azerbaijan to release political prisoners held on "trumped up" charges.

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