• Tunisia's Islamists will not back new coalition govt

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's powerful Islamist party has said that it won't back the country's new coalition government in an upcoming confidence vote. The nationalist Nida Tunis party defeated the Islamist Ennahda Party in parliamentary elections in October and on Friday presented...

  • Venezuela blocks meeting of former leaders, opposition chief

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan authorities have blocked two former Latin American presidents from visiting jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez. Andres Pastrana of Colombia and Sebastian Pinera of Chile traveled to Caracas this weekend to participate in a pro-democracy event...

  • Iran foreign minister summoned to explain stroll with Kerry

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has been summoned before parliament to explain his recent public stroll with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, according to a Sunday report by the country's official IRNA news agency. On Jan. 14, on the sidelines of ongoing...

  • Iranian lawmakers honor Guard commander over IS victories

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian lawmakers are publicly praising a senior Guard commander for his work fighting the militant Islamic State group. The semi-official Fars news agency is reporting that 208 parliamentarians issued a statement Sunday thanking Maj. Gen. Ghasem Soleimani for his...

  • FBI: Hunt continues for suspect in bomb threats against jets

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Federal law enforcement officials are continuing to pursue a suspect after recent bomb threats targeted two jets bound for Atlanta, prompting F-16 fighter jets to escort the planes, an FBI agent said Sunday. "We certainly take these types of threats seriously and we're...

  • Jolie in Iraq, says more needed for Iraq and Syria refugees

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    DOHUK, Iraq (AP) — Actress Angelina Jolie, the special envoy for the United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, appealed Sunday for urgent funding to assist more than three million displaced Iraqis and Syrians living in dire conditions in northern Iraq. Visiting Iraq for the fifth time,...

  • France finds bodies of 6 skiers buried by avalanche in Alps

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — France's interior ministry says the bodies of six French skiers have been found a day after they were swept away by an avalanche in the French Alps. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Sunday that the skiers were killed near the town of Ceillac in in the Queyras...

  • Egypt: 15 killed in clashes between Islamists, police

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    CAIRO (AP) — Anti-government protesters fought street battles with police in Cairo and other cities on Sunday, the fourth anniversary of the country's 2011 uprising, as clashes left at least 15 people dead and dozens injured. Another two people died when an explosive device they were...

  • Breached pipeline that spilled oil lies exposed on riverbed

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    GLENDIVE, Mont. (AP) — Sonar indicates part of an underground pipeline that spilled almost 40,000 gallons of oil into Montana's Yellowstone River and fouled a local water supply is exposed on the riverbed. The pipeline is exposed for about 50 feet near where the breach occurred Jan....

  • Residents: Police shortage is a security risk for Mardi Gras

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Throughout the quieter parts of the French Quarter, residents and businesses have posted signs that read "Caution: Walk in Large Groups. We (heart) N.O.P.D. We Just Need More." It's an unsettling message about violent crime in the Big Easy for the 1 million revelers...

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