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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.…
In this Jan. 17, 2014 file photo, Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at the State Department in Washington. The US on Wednesday warned Russia against a military intervention in Ukraine, saying such a move would be a “grave mistake,” as troops in western Russia were placed on high alert for massive new war games in the area, including near the Russian-Ukrainian border. In delivering the blunt message, John Kerry also announced the Obama administration was planning $1 billion in loan guarantees for Ukraine and would consider additional direct assistance for the former Soviet republic following unrest that led to the ouster of its Russian-backed president.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Russia war games over Ukraine prompt U.S. warning

Putin put the military on alert for massive exercises involving most of the military units in western Russia, which prompted a sharp rebuke from U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who warned Russia against any military intervention in Ukraine.…
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Hezbollah says Israel bombed its positions

Hezbollah said Wednesday that Israel carried out an airstrike targeting one of its positions near the border with Syria earlier this week, and vowed to retaliate.…
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Court orders arrest of key Indian business leader

India's Supreme Court has issued arrest warrants for a key Indian business leader for failing to attend a hearing in a case relating to the refund of 200 billion rupees ($3.2 billion) to investors.…
Ibrahim Adamou sits on a bench at a Catholic church in Carnot a town 200 kilometers (125 miles) from the Cameroonian border, in the Central African Republic Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Ibrahim Adamou wasn’t sure whether any of his five siblings had survived the attack by Christian militiamen who opened fire on his family as the group of herders journeyed on foot. His parents already had been killed in front of him. (AP Photo/Krista Larson)

C. African Republic orphans walk to refuge alone

In the nearly three months since the country erupted in violence between Christians and Muslims, leaving many hundreds dead, children appear to be in many cases the only survivors.…
In this Jan. 25, 2014 photo, fisherman Tony Chambers cleans a small snapper on a beach in the fishing town of Old Harbor in southern Jamaica. A Chinese engineering company is expected to develop a $1.5 billion transshipment port on cays less than a mile off the fishing beach as the Caribbean island joins a regional rush to lure the bigger, deeper-drafting boats expected to cross through an expanded Panama Canal by mid-2015. (AP Photo/David McFadden)

China would use coal plant to power Jamaica port

The Chinese company aims to develop a transshipment port in a swath of southern Jamaica that would lure the deep-drafting ships expected to travel through the Panama Canal when its expansion is completed.…
This April 3, 2013 file photo shows bitcoin tokens in Sandy, Utah.  The website of major bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox is offline Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, amid reports it suffered a debilitating theft, a new setback for efforts to gain legitimacy for the virtual currency.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Major bitcoin exchange said to be insolvent

One of the world's largest bitcoin exchanges has seemingly disappeared, delivering a severe blow to the virtual currency as it struggles to gain legitimacy.…
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Ugandan newspaper prints list of ’200 top’ gays

A Ugandan newspaper published a list Tuesday of what it called the country's "200 top" gays, outing some Ugandans and raising fears of violence against those named just a day after the president enacted a severe anti-gay law.…
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Egypt names new premier ahead of key vote

Egypt's interim president chose the outgoing housing minister, a construction magnate from the era of ousted autocrat Hosni Mubarak, as his new prime minister on Tuesday, some two months ahead of key presidential elections.…