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By By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN and KATHERINE CORCORAN | February 28, 2015 5:24 pm
Mexico drug lord captures change but don't lower trafficking
  • Brazil arrests US sect leader wanted on sex charges
    Associated Press | February 28, 2015 5:01 pm
    Brazilian authorities said Saturday they arrested a self-professed minister put on a U.S. most-wanted list for allegedly molesting two girls in a "Maidens Group" at his religious fellowship in rural Minnesota.
  • Rio Ruckus: IOC, Olympics targeted by environmental protest
    Associated Press | February 28, 2015 4:54 pm
    IOC President Thomas Bach came to Rio de Janeiro to laud the city's progress in getting ready for the 2016 Olympics. On Saturday, he came up against another side of the games -- activists bursting into his hotel lobby to protest what they call environmental destruction brought on by the games.
  • Venezuela to limit US diplomat number, require tourist visas
    Associated Press | February 28, 2015 4:30 pm
    President Nicolas Maduro announced Saturday that he will limit the number of U.S. diplomats allowed to work in Venezuela and also will require U.S. citizens to apply for visas if they want to visit.
  • Chile's president meets with ailing teen who asked to die
    Associated Press | February 28, 2015 3:36 pm
    Chile's president went to a hospital Saturday to meet with a 14-year-old girl who shocked the country by going on YouTube to plead for the leader to let doctors euthanize her because she is tired of her struggle with cystic fibrosis.
  • AP PHOTOS: Antarctica's spectacular glaciers melting faster
    Associated Press | February 28, 2015 2:24 pm
    From the ground of this extreme northern part of Antarctica, a spectacular white and blinding ice seemingly extends forever. What can't be seen is the battle raging below to reshape Earth.
  • Nemtsov a possible 'sacrificial victim,' investigators say
    Associated Press | February 28, 2015 2:00 pm
    Maybe it was Islamic extremists who killed Boris Nemtsov. Or someone offended by his love life. Or agents of a Western power that will stop at nothing to disfigure President Vladimir Putin's image and drive him from power.
  • AP Interview: Greece's repayments to ECB need discussion
    Associated Press | February 28, 2015 1:48 pm
    Greece will prioritize debt repayments to the International Monetary Fund, some of which come due in March, but repayments to the European Central Bank are "in a different league" and will need discussion with Greece's creditors, the country's finance minister said Saturday.
  • From Iraq to New York, a busy week for Islamic State group
    Associated Press | February 28, 2015 1:25 pm
    Little known to the wider world 18 months ago, the Islamic State extremist group has muscled its way into the international spotlight by carving out a self-declared caliphate in the heart of the Mideast, beheading its opponents and foreign journalists, and attracting radicalized youth as far afield as Paris, London and New York.
  • Nemtsov killing follows slaying of other Kremlin critics
    Associated Press | February 28, 2015 1:19 pm
    Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov's killing follows the slaying over the past decade of several other high-profile critics of President Vladimir Putin and his policies. Here is a look at some of the best-known cases.
  • GOP leaders are struggling to show they really are in charge
    Associated Press | February 28, 2015 12:54 pm
    Two months into full Republican control of Congress, GOP leaders are struggling to demonstrate they really are in charge.
  • Police in German city warn of potential extremist threat
    Associated Press | February 28, 2015 12:48 pm
    Police in the German city of Bremen warned Saturday of a potential danger from Islamic extremists there and stepped up security measures.
  • Attacks kill 37 people in and north of Iraq's capital
    Associated Press | February 28, 2015 12:18 pm
    A series of attacks targeting public places and Shiite militia checkpoints in and north of Iraq's capital killed 37 people Saturday, authorities said.
  • One of Turkey's best-known novelists, Yasar Kemal, dies
    Associated Press | February 28, 2015 12:18 pm
    Yasar Kemal, one of Turkey's best-known novelists whose focus on social injustices brought him into conflict with authority, died in Istanbul on Saturday. He was 91.
  • Greece will not seek another bailout, prime minister says
    Associated Press | February 28, 2015 12:02 pm
    Greece won't seek a third bailout deal, the prime minister said Saturday, having succeeded in separating the loan agreement from the "disastrous" austerity conditions imposed with the willing cooperation of previous governments.
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