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December 22, 2014

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UN Security Council discussing N. Korea's human rights

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has placed North Korea's bleak human rights situation on its agenda, a groundbreaking step toward possibly holding the nuclear-armed but desperately poor country and leader Kim Jong Un accountable for alleged crimes against humanity.

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Pope in blistering critique of Vatican bureaucrats
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm

VATICAN CITY (AP) — To the Catholic Church's "seven deadly sins," Pope Francis has added the "15 ailments of the Curia."

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Cuba: We're open to every part of Obama's detente
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba is open to all of U.S. President Barack Obama's moves to improve relations and strengthen private enterprise and civil society on the island, the country's head of North American affairs said Monday.

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88-year-old ex-minister wins Tunisia election
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — An 88-year-old political veteran has been elected president of Tunisia, a country whose young people once electrified the world by overthrowing its 73-year-old dictator in 2011 and triggering the Arab Spring uprisings across the region.

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AP PHOTOS: Spain searches for Franco-era graves
Posted: December 22, 2014

ESTEPAR, Spain (AP) — Across Spain, volunteer teams of archeologists, anthropologists and forensic scientists head out every year on expeditions to dig for suspected mass graves — a legacy of Spain's fascist past.

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11 hurt after van drives into Nantes Christmas market
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm

PARIS (AP) — A French official says 11 people are hurt, five seriously, after a van drove into a Christmas market in the western city of Nantes.

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Nicaragua breaks ground on historic canal project
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan officials and a Chinese company have broken ground on a $50 billion transoceanic waterway predicted to rival the Panama Canal.

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Greek prosecutor rejects lawmaker's bribe claims
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A judicial investigation has dismissed a Greek lawmaker's allegations that he was offered money to back the government candidate in the country's fraught presidential vote.

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Leaders agree on Ukrainian peace talks this week
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm

MOSCOW (AP) — Leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany on Monday reached an agreement to call another round of Ukraine peace talks this week.

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