Tunisian soldiers guard the entrance of Tunis' main thoroughfare, Thursday, March 6, 2014. Tunisia's president on Thursday lifted the state of emergency that has been in place since the outbreak of a popular revolution three-years ago, and a top military chief said soldiers stationed in some of the country's most sensitive areas will return to their barracks. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)

Tunisia ends state of emergency after 3 years

The end of a state of emergency could also help lure tourists back to the Mediterranean country. The thriving tourist industry was devastated after the revolution and is only slowly clawing its way back.…
Bolivarian National Police officers take cover from exploding fireworks launched at them by anti-government demonstrators during clashes in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, March 6, 2014. A National Guardsman and a civilian were killed Thursday in a clash between residents of a Caracas neighborhood and armed men who tried to remove a barricade, Venezuelan officials said. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

2 dead in Venezuela clash at barricade

Both were apparently shot Thursday morning after area residents began banging pots and throwing bottles at people taking down a street barricade.…
British Prime Minister David Cameron, right, arrives for an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, March 6, 2014. European Union leaders are holding an emergency summit to decide on imposing sanctions against Russia over its military incursion in Ukraine's Crimean peninsula. The EU leaders were gathering Thursday as the 28-nation bloc seeks to find the right response to the conflict unfolding just beyond its eastern border in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

EU leaders to slap initial sanctions on Russia

European Union leaders were poised Thursday to impose sanctions on Russia to protest its military incursion into Ukraine's Crimean peninsula, according to European officials.…
FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2012 file photo the entrance with the inscription "Arbeit Macht Frei" (Work Sets You Free) gate of the former German Nazi death camp of Auschwitz is pictured at the Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial in Oswiecim, Poland. A 94-year-old man, deported from the U.S. for lying about his Nazi past, is unfit for trial on allegations he was an accessory to thousands of murders as an SS guard at Auschwitz, a German court said Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. The Ellwangen state court said Hans Lipschis is suffering from “worsening dementia” and could not be tried. He was charged with 10,510 counts of accessory to murder on allegations he served as a guard at the death camp from 1941 to 1943. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, File)

3 Auschwitz guard suspects released from custody

Three elderly men alleged to have served as SS guards at the Auschwitz death camp have been released from custody, but prosecutors say the investigation against them continues.…
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov talks with Secretary of State John Kerry during a break in the Meeting of the International Support Group for Lebanon, Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at the Elysee Palace in Paris French President Francois Hollande listens at center. (AP Photo/Kevin Lamarque, Pool)

EU ready to provide Ukraine aid worth $15 billion

The European Union is ready to give Ukraine 11 billion euros ($15 billion) in loans and grants over the coming years to help stabilize its economy, the head of the bloc's executive arm said Wednesday.…
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Chinese plead for Canada to let them immigrate

Chinese millionaires on Tuesday pleaded for the Canadian government not to throw away the immigration applications of thousands of Chinese nationals as part of its plans to end a backlogged investor program.…
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Geneva: Automakers cast wary eye toward Russia

Growing tensions over Ukraine have raised the specter of another slowdown in the European auto market, just as car makers were beginning to count on a modest recovery from a six-year contraction.…
In this Feb. 26, 2014 file photo, people march in support of jailed drug boss Joaquin Guzman, "El Chapo," in the city of Culiacan, Mexico. Hundreds marched in the streets of the drug lord's bastion, demanding that Guzman be freed. Guzman, the one they called "shorty" because of his 5'6" frame grew up poor and had no formal education, would rise from a small-time Mexican marijuana producer to lead the world's most powerful drug cartel. (AP Photo/El Debate de Culiacan, Jonathan Telles, File)

Arrests rise in march for jailed Mexican drug lord

Police and local courts earlier reported that about 100 people had been detained as police tried to break up the protest in Guzman's home state of Sinaloa in northern Mexico, but that number doubled by early Monday. …
U.N. French Ambassador Gerard Araud, second from left, speaks during a U.N. Security Council meeting on Ukraine, Monday March 3, 2014 at U.N. headquarters.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Russia sets Ukraine agenda with diplomacy, threats

The West struggled to find a way to get Russia to back down, but with little beyond already threatened diplomatic and economic sanctions, global markets fell sharply over the prospect of violent upheaval in the heart of Europe.…
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Egypt police get 10 years for killing of activist

An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced two policemen to 10 years in prison each for the 2010 killing of a political activist whose slaying was one of the sparks that led to the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak the following year.…
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR LAND ROVER - Participants cheer during the Land Rover Next Generation Explorer Challenge in Megeve, France, on Sunday, March 2, 2014. Participants battled through the epic competition which was held in the mountains of Megève, France, and overseen by Ben Saunders, fresh from completing The Scott Expedition. Testing challenges included a technically demanding slalom drive on the slopes, a test of strength and technique with a 180kg sled pull, and a fast and furious kayak race across Lake Geneva. (Land Rover via AP Images)

Car makers pack premium features in small packages

European carmakers are putting their longest ever market slump in the rear view mirror, shifting from survival to revival as they head into the Geneva Auto Show with dozens of car premiers, particularly for small models packed with premium features.…
A demonstrator protects himself with an old mattress during clashes with police during an anti-government protest in Valencia, Venezuela, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. The protests began with students and were soon joined by others in several cities, upset over crime, economic problems and heavy-handed government response to the protests. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

5 from domestic spy agency arrested in Venezuela

Five more members of a Venezuelan national intelligence agency were arrested on murder charges related to the shooting deaths of two people during anti-government protests.…