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Russia: McDonald's food has 'too many calories'

MOSCOW (AP) -- Nearly a quarter-century after McDonald's startled and delighted Soviets with their first taste of American fast-food culture, the company's now facing a suit that could ban it from selling some of its signature products....

Venezuela official seeks immunity in Aruba ruling

ORANJESTAD, Aruba (AP) -- A judge in Aruba was expected to rule Friday on whether the highest-ranking Venezuelan official ever arrested on a U.S. warrant will remain behind bars pending an extradition request on drug charges....

Nigeria death shows Ebola can spread by air travel

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigerian health authorities raced to stop the spread of Ebola on Saturday after a man sick with one of the world's deadliest diseases brought it by plane to Lagos, Africa's largest city with 21 million people....

Ukrainian president: Confidence vote Thursday

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko says the government of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk will face a vote of confidence in a special session of Parliament next week....

AP ANALYSIS: Old story, new twists in Gaza war

CAIRO (AP) -- The third Gaza war is playing out much like the first one more than five years ago: The harrowing civilian toll in Gaza is now at the center of the discourse, eclipsing the rocket attacks by Hamas militants that were the stated reason for the Israeli assault....

Nigeria confirms first Ebola death

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigerian officials say a Liberian man died of Ebola in a Lagos hospital Friday after arriving in the country on Tuesday. It is the first case of Ebola to be confirmed in Nigeria since the current outbreak began in West Africa earlier this year....

What happened? The day Flight 17 was downed

SNIZHNE, Ukraine (AP) -- It was lunchtime when a tracked launcher with four SA-11 surface-to-air missiles rolled into town and parked on Karapetyan Street. Fifteen hundred miles (2,400 kilometers) to the west, passengers were checking in for Malaysia Airlines Flight 17....

In Gaza, pediatrics wing crowded with war wounded

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The pediatrics wing of the largest hospital in the Gaza Strip is filled with the youngest victims of more than two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting....

Gaza officials accuse Israel of war crimes at ICC

PARIS (AP) -- Top Palestinian officials have filed a complaint to the International Criminal Court, accusing Israel of war crimes in Gaza....

Gaza officials accuse Israel of war crimes at ICC

PARIS (AP) -- Top Palestinian officials have filed a complaint to the International Criminal Court, accusing Israel of war crimes in Gaza....

Iraq Sunni militias pinched by jihadis, corruption

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Wisam al-Hardan's cellphone rang late into the night. He let it ring on and on. He couldn't bear to answer....

Son of S.Korea sunken ferry owner detained

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean news agency says the eldest son of the sunken ferry owner has been detained by police after two months on the run....

Russian execs fear lasting damage from plane crash

MOSCOW (AP) -- Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the downing of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about an international isolation that will cause serious and lasting economic damage....

Towering worry: Small holes cause big jitters

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- For the developers of the world's sixth tallest building near Seoul, a mysteriously shrinking lake and the appearance of small sinkholes in residential neighborhoods couldn't have come at a more inopportune time....

Obama to urge Central American leaders for help

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama was meeting with Central American leaders Friday to urge them to help slow the exodus of unaccompanied children from their countries, as House Republicans tried to get behind a solution to the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border....

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