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  • Lawyer: NSA leaker Edward Snowden wants to return home

    MOSCOW (AP) — NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden wants to return to the United States from Russia if he’s guaranteed a fair trial, his Russian lawyer said Tuesday. Anatoly Kucherena told a news conference Tuesday…

  • As Nemtsov buried, Russian opposition faces gloomy future

    MOSCOW (AP) — After paying their final tributes Tuesday to slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, many members of Russia’s beleaguered opposition are looking into the future with gloom. The sadness and loss that drew thousands…

  • US commander: Arming Ukraine increases pressure on Putin

    BERLIN (AP) — There’s no expectation Ukraine could defeat Russia militarily if given American weapons, but they could add “muscle” to diplomatic efforts, the commander of U.S. Army Europe said Tuesday. While emphasizing the U.S.…

  • Portuguese jets will head to Romania for NATO mission in May

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Four Portuguese F-16 fighter jets and 150 Portuguese troops and civilians will be sent to Ukraine neighbor Romania in May and June to participate in NATO aerial policing missions, Romania’s top…

  • War crimes prosecutors indict 5 in Bosnia 1993 train killing

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s war crimes prosecutors have charged five people with abducting 20 people from a train in eastern Bosnia in 1993 and brutally killing them — a wartime massacre that traumatized the…

  • Russia troubles hinder Ford, GM efforts to recover in Europe

    GENEVA (AP) — Russia’s sinking economy is putting up a major hurdle for Ford Motor Co. and General Motors as the U.S. automakers fight to return to profitability in Europe after years of losses. Karl-Thomas…

  • GENEVA AUTO SHOW PHOTO GALLERY: Speed and luxury dominate

    GENEVA, Switzerland (AP) — These cars may come with outrageous price tags, but it doesn’t cost to goggle. Here’s a look at some of the models showcased at the car show in Geneva, where automakers…

  • Kremlin critic wants international probe into Nemtsov death

    PARIS (AP) — A British investor who made millions in Russia before his lawyer was imprisoned and died is calling for an international investigation into the killing of Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov. U.S.-born William…

  • NKorea denounces UN criticism of its human rights record

    BERLIN (AP) — North Korea’s foreign minister on Tuesday denounced criticism of Pyongyang’s human rights record, dismissing a U.N. report that concluded crimes against humanity were committed there and telling the top U.N. rights body…

  • Switzerland to automatically share tax data with Australia

    BERLIN (AP) — Switzerland has signed an accord with Australia aimed at cracking down on tax evaders. The joint declaration signed Tuesday in Canberra will see the countries automatically share tax information on each other’s…

  • Greek prosecutors seek ultra-rightist’s release from jail

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek prosecutors are recommending the head of the Nazi-inspired Golden Dawn party — the country’s third-largest — be freed from prison pending trial for alleged participation in a criminal group. Prosecutors…

  • Automakers vow not to give up on weak-selling electrics

    GENEVA (AP) — Top automakers are vowing not to give up on weak-selling electric vehicles — even as they unveil an array of powerful luxury cars with conventional engines aimed at a growing global market.…

  • Croatian president: We will help Bosnia get into the EU

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarevic says her country will help neighboring Bosnia walk the “long and difficult path” toward European Union membership. Croatia is the EU’s youngest member while Bosnia — plagued…

  • Turkish president fined for ‘insulting’ Armenia peace statue

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s state-run news agency says a court has ordered President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to pay 10,000 Turkish Lira (US$ 4,000) in compensation to an artist for calling his sculpture — meant…

  • Police: Italian business leader arrested for taking payoff

    ROME (AP) — Italian police have arrested an anti-corruption crusader for allegedly pocketing 100,000 euros ($110,000) he demanded to allow a pastry shop to operate at Palermo’s airport. Palermo Chamber of Commerce president Roberto Helg…