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  • Strauss-Kahn's ex: 'I didn't know anything'

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    PARIS (AP) — Dominique Strauss-Kahn's ex-wife, who stood by him as he was charged with attempted rape, now says she was in denial about his sexual behavior. Anne Sinclair, a prominent French journalist, supported the former International Monetary Fund chief when he was arrested in...

  • Spy agency: 100 Dutch jihadists in Syria

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    AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Netherlands says more than a hundred Dutch citizens left the country in 2013 to fight as jihadists in Syria and 10 of them have died — including one who was a suicide bomber. The annual report published Wednesday the country's AIVD intelligence agency included...

  • Iran removes official in charge of prisons

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    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's official news agency says the official in charge of the country's prisons has been removed from the post. The development follows reports of alleged abuse of inmates at a Tehran penitentiary. IRNA said on Wednesday that Ayatollah Sadegh Amoli, a cleric and...

  • SKorean city full of grief prepares for more

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    ANSAN, South Korea (AP) — The altar of the memorial is a wall of white and yellow flowers and greens, surrounding photos of 47 students and teachers whose bodies have been identified after being recovered from the ferry Sewol. There is room for many, many more pictures. The...

  • German, French ministers visit Moldova, Georgia

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    BERLIN (AP) — The French and German foreign ministers are making a joint visit to Moldova and Georgia, former Soviet republics that have breakaway regions with Russian-speaking populations, as tensions simmer over Russia's intentions in Ukraine. Germany's Frank-Walter Steinmeier and...

  • Yields fall sharply in Portuguese debt auction

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    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's chances of ending its three-year bailout program without requiring more help have increased after interest rates fell steeply in a 10-year bond auction Wednesday. The government debt agency said it raised 750 million euros ($1 billion) in the sale...

  • Officials: Taliban kill 5 Afghan police officers

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    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Officials in Afghanistan say five police officers have been killed in a Taliban attack on a checkpoint in the country's volatile south. A spokesman for the Kandahar provincial police, Zia Durani, said Wednesday that Taliban insurgents raided the police post...

  • France raises deficit forecasts amid low growth

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    PARIS (AP) — The French government has raised its public deficit forecasts amid slow growth, but is still pledging to meet the European Union deficit target of 3 percent next year. A plan aimed at reducing France's debt over the next three years was presented Wednesday during a...

  • Afghan election commission delays vote results

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    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's election commission delayed a planned release of full results from the April 5 presidential election to allow for recounts and audits, officials said Wednesday, a development that adds to the confusion surrounding the balloting to replace...

  • HK, Philippines compromise over tourist deaths

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    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong and the Philippines reached a compromise Wednesday over Hong Kong's demands for an apology for the families of eight tourists killed in a bungled response to a 2010 Manila hostage-taking that soured relations. "The Philippine government expresses its most...

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