• Christie visiting Michigan to address Macomb Republicans

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Potential 2016 presidential candidate Chris Christie is visiting Michigan to address Republicans in suburban Detroit. The New Jersey governor will speak on Friday night at the Macomb County Republican Party's annual Lincoln Dinner in Shelby Township....

  • Nigerian leader urges peaceful vote amid electoral violence

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan is urging his nation to vote peacefully and accept results of Saturday's presidential election, which analysts say will be the tightest in the nation's history. Jonathan said in a televised broadcast Friday that no political...

  • AP Exclusive: Iran may run centrifuges at fortified site

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The United States is considering letting Tehran run hundreds of centrifuges at a once-secret, fortified underground bunker in exchange for limits on centrifuge work and research and development at other sites, officials have told The Associated Press. The...

  • Sierra Leoneans stay home in final push to stop Ebola

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's 6 million people are being confined to their homes for three days beginning Friday as the West African nation resorts again to a sweeping shutdown in a final push to stamp out Ebola. Thousands of teams will fan out around the country,...

  • Saudi airstrikes in Yemen target rebel stronghold in north

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi Arabia bombed the northern stronghold of Yemen's Shiite rebels and other key military installations on Friday as a coalition led by the Gulf kingdom carried out airstrikes for a second day. The military action is turning impoverished and chaotic Yemen into a...

  • Lawyer for Knox's ex-boyfriend makes final court appeal

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    ROME (AP) — A lawyer for Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend is making a last-ditch appeal to Italy's top criminal court to overturn the pair's murder conviction for the 2007 slaying of Knox's British roommate. Attorney Giulia Bongiorno began her defense of Raffaele Sollecito on Friday by...

  • Agency: 4,000 fishermen stranded on some Indonesian islands

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An estimated 4,000 foreign fishermen are stranded on a number of remote islands in eastern Indonesia, including men revealed in an Associated Press investigation to have been enslaved, an aid group said. Many of the migrant workers were abandoned by their...

  • Thai airlines face scrutiny over safety, bans on new flights

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand is facing bans on new international flights and increased inspections after the International Civil Aviation Organization said there are significant concerns about the country's aviation safety. The ICAO's designation of Thailand as a "significant safety...

  • Ukraine seeks resumption of Turkmen gas supplies

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine has said it wants to restore natural gas deliveries from energy-rich Turkmenistan as it tries to reduce reliance on Russia for the fuel. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's office said in a statement Friday that the option was discussed during talks...

  • Major power outage hits Amsterdam, halting trains

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Dutch capital Amsterdam and surrounding towns are suffering a major power outage, halting trains, trams and affecting flights to Schiphol Airport. Schiphol says in a tweet it is running on emergency power but flight schedules are "seriously disrupted" by Friday's...

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