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  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    In India, Obama seeks to turn personal bond with Modi into policy breakthroughs NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama was greeted in India Sunday with an elaborate welcome at the country’s sprawling presidential palace,…

  • In Nigeria, Kerry to discuss election, insurgent group

    ZURICH (AP) — Reflecting concern over the possibility of postelection violence, America’s top diplomat is seeking separate meetings with Nigeria’s president and his leading opponent ahead of voting as part of an effort to encourage…

  • Hirscher leads World Cup slalom after 1st run in Kitzbuehel

    KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Marcel Hirscher mastered a difficult course to post the fastest time in the opening run of a men’s World Cup slalom on Sunday. In light snowfall, the three-time overall champion from…

  • WHO mulls reforms to repair reputation after bungling Ebola

    GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization is debating how to reform itself after botching the response to the Ebola outbreak, a sluggish performance that experts say cost thousands of lives. On Sunday, WHO’s executive…

  • WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama’s presidential ‘namaste’

    NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama was so honored to be invited to India’s Republic Day celebration that he showed it. After arriving at Rashtrapati Bhawan, the presidential palace, for an elaborate welcome ceremony,…

  • Vylegzhanin wins World Cup skiathlon

    RYBINSK, Russia (AP) — Maxim Vylegzhanin became the first Russian to win a cross-country skiing World Cup race this season with victory in a 30-kilometer skiathlon on Sunday. Three-time Olympic silver medalist Vylegzhanin won in…

  • Russian hockey league aims to slash salary cap

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Kontinental Hockey League’s president says he wants to slash its salary cap as clubs struggle financially in Russia’s economic crisis. Dmitry Chernyshenko told Russian media Saturday he wants to cut the…

  • Constitution move pushes Nepal deeper into political turmoil

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s ruling coalition on Sunday took a step toward drafting a new constitution, angering the opposition and pushing the Himalayan country further into political turmoil. Opposition members in the Constituent Assembly…

  • Security tightened on anniversary of Egypt’s 2011 uprising

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt tightened security in Cairo and other cities Sunday as police moved to break up scattered, small protests marking the anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak. One protester…

  • Israeli premier says he’ll go ‘anywhere’ to warn about Iran

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s premier says he will go “anywhere” he is invited to speak about the country’s stance regarding Iran’s nuclear program. Benjamin Netanyahu’s comments come amid a public spat with the Obama administration…

  • Obama received warmly in India, seeks policy advances

    NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama was greeted in India Sunday with an elaborate welcome at the country’s sprawling presidential palace, then he solemnly laid a wreath at a memorial honoring the father of…

  • Officials say bombings kill 8 in Iraq’s capital, Baghdad

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Officials say two bombings in Iraq’s capital, Baghdad, have killed at least eight civilians. A police officer says the deadliest attack took place in the capital’s Bab al-Sharji area, where a bomb…

  • Anti-bailout party the favorite as Greeks cast critical vote

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece voted Sunday in an early general election that could alter the course of the country’s struggle with crippling debts, with a radical left party poised to win by promising to…

  • Sharapova, Bouchard into quarterfinals at Australian Open

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal put earlier stumbles behind them with convincing wins Sunday to reach the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. French Open champion Sharapova was broken once in the…

  • Balloon crew launches in bid to break 2 major records

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An international team has launched its helium-filled balloon from Japan in a bid to reach North America and break two major records en route. Pilots Troy Bradley of New Mexico and…