• What's on deck today at spring training

    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    What to watch for today at spring training: ___ WELCOME BACK Shortstop Jose Iglesias is set to play one inning when Detroit hosts Florida Southern. He missed all of last season because of stress fractures in both legs. Iglesias hit a combined .303 for Boston and the Tigers in 2013....

  • Kerry, Russian FM meet in Geneva as Ukraine tensions simmer

    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    GENEVA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting his Russian counterpart for likely highly contentious talks amid continuing tensions over Ukraine and American calls for a full probe into the murder of a prominent opposition figure in Moscow. Kerry and Russian Foreign...

  • Asia stocks mostly rise as China rate cut offsets US data

    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher Monday as a weekend interest rate cut by the Chinese central bank lifted sentiment following the release of lackluster U.S. growth data. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 gained 0.2 percent to 18,826.88 and South Korea's Kospi added...

  • UN report: Libya's flow of weapons needs tighter controls

    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A new U.N. report says Libya's ability to prevent the flow of weapons into and out of the chaotic country is "almost nonexistent," and it calls for the tightening of an arms embargo that the government says must be loosened so it can defend itself. The report by...

  • Kerry set to defend Israel before UN rights panel

    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    GENEVA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Geneva where he is to deliver a vigorous defense of Israel before a U.N. body that Washington deems biased against the Jewish state. Even as the U.S.-Israel rift over a possible Iran nuclear deal was expected to grow with a series...

  • Australia bans travel to Iraqi city of Mosul under new law

    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Iraqi city of Mosul, which is held by Islamic State movement fighters, has become the second terrorist hot-spot to be declared off-limits to Australians under a new counterterrorism law aimed at deterring foreign fighters. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop...

  • Myanmar prevents student protesters from marching to Yangon

    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    LETPADAN, Myanmar (AP) — Truckloads of police on Monday prevented hundreds of student protesters from continuing their march to Myanmar's biggest city to push for educational reform. Students have been marching from Myanmar's second-largest city of Mandalay to Yangon, the old capital,...

  • Iraq state TV: Operation to retake Tikrit begins

    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's state TV says government forces backed by allied Shiite and Sunni fighters have begun a large-scale military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown from the Islamic State extremist group. Al-Iraqiya television said Monday that the forces were attacking...

  • Afghan army takes on Taliban in first solo offensive

    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan army is waging its largest-ever solo offensive against the Taliban, hoping to strike a decisive blow ahead of the spring fighting season and prove it can rout the insurgents without the aid of U.S. and NATO combat troops. Afghan troops have been...

  • Russian opposition leader asks for early release

    Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    MOSCOW (AP) — Jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has requested to be released early from prison so he can attend the funeral of slain opposition politician Boris Nemtsov. Navalny's spokeswoman told The Associated Press that lawyers had filed a request for early release to...

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