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Syrian who worked on nominated film can't attend OscarsU.S. immigration authorities have barred entry to a 21-year-old Syrian cinematographer who worked on a harrowing film about his nation's civil war, "The White Helmets," that has been nominated for an Academy Award
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Opposition Senator Leila de Lima emotionally addresses the media after a warrant for her arrest was issued by a regional trial court Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, in suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines. The Philippine court issued an arrest warrant on drug charges for the senator and former top human rights official who is one of the most vocal critics of President Rodrigo Duterte and his deadly crackdown on illegal drugs. De Lima has vehemently denied the charges, which she says are part of Duterte's attempt to intimidate critics of his crackdown, which has left more than 7,000 drug suspects dead. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Leading critic of Philippine leader arrested on drug chargesA Philippine senator and leading critic of President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly crackdown on illegal drugs says she won't be intimidated by a leader she called a "serial killer" after police arrested her on drug charges
The Associated Press1 hour ago
People wait for the start of the official ceremony that kicks off Carnival at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. The world's most famous Carnival bash began in a strange way: after a day in silence, evangelical Mayor Marcelo Crivella delayed the traditionally opulent starting ceremony until 8:30 p.m. only to skip it with the excuse that his wife was sick. (AP Photo/Mauro Pimentel)
Brazil's Carnival begins with parades, parties but no mayorRevelers all over Brazil began Carnival celebrations after an odd opening ceremony in Rio marked by the absence of the city's evangelical mayor
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Italian Government Undersecretary Maria Elena Boschi talks to reporters during her visit to Taormina, Italy, the host town of the upcoming May 26-27 G-7 summit, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. Italy still needs to build two helicopter landing pads and repave miles of road, but Boschi promised Friday that everything will be ready for the summit being held in the stunning Sicilian town overlooking the sea. (AP Photo/Salvatore Cavalli)
Italy vows to be ready in time to host G-7 in Sicilian townItaly is promising all be ready for the G-7 summit, to be held in the stunning setting of Sicily in late May, even as construction awaits its start
The Associated Press4 hours ago
FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, Ukrainian lawmaker and former prisoner of war Nadiya Savchenko speaks through a loudspeaker against the background of portraits of prisoners of war at a rally near the President's Office in Kiev, Ukraine. According to reports Friday Feb. 24, 2017, Savchenko has visited a prison in the rebel-held eastern Ukrainian city of Makiivka to meet with Ukrainian prisoners there, a trip that has irked many in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky, FILE)
Ukrainian lawmaker visits rebel east, urges prisoner releaseA Ukrainian lawmaker has visited the rebel east to meet with Ukrainian war prisoners
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Actor George Clooney poses with the Honorary Cesar award during a photocall at the 42nd Cesar Film Awards ceremony at Salle Pleyel in Paris, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. This annual ceremony is presented by the French Academy of Cinema Arts and Techniques. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
Paris mayor, Clooney fire back at Trump for insulting cityParis Mayor Anne Hidalgo, France's foreign minister and an American cinema luminary pushed back at U.S. President Donald Trump for insulting the City of Light on Friday in a speech
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Venezuela, Libya again lose UN vote rights over dues debtsVenezuela and Libya have been suspended from voting in the U.N. General Assembly for the second time in two years because of millions of dollars in unpaid dues to the world body
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski speaks to reporters outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 following a meeting with President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Peru's president tells Trump he prefers 'bridges to walls'The first Latin American president to visit Donald Trump at the White House told the U.S. leader Friday he prefers "bridges to walls," sending Trump a gentle rebuke of his controversial proposal to build a wall across the border with Mexico
The Associated Press5 hours ago
French conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon delivers a speech during a campaign meeting in Maisons-Alfort, outside Paris, France, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. The French financial prosecutor's office has decided to open a judicial inquiry into the allegedly fake parliamentary aide jobs that conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon gave to his wife and two of his children. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
France opens full fake jobs inquiry into candidate FillonThe French financial prosecutor's office has decided to open a judicial inquiry into the case of allegedly fictive jobs dogging conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon
The Associated Press6 hours ago
A model wears a creation for Marco De Vincenzo women's Fall-Winter 2017-2018 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Versace 'power woman' designs, Etro funky nomads in MilanGigi Hadid drew a crowd to Milan's Rinascente Department store where she was showing off Tommy Hilfiger's latest fall-winter collection
The Associated Press7 hours ago
The CEO of Volkswagen Matthias Mueller speaks during a press conference held after the conclusion of the company's board of directors meeting in Wolfsburg, Germany, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. Volkswagen bounced back into the black in 2016 after suffering a loss the previous year due to the diesel emissions scandal, according to figures released by the German automaker Friday. (Swen Pf'rtner/dpa via AP)
VW makes $5.4 billion profit in 2016, limits executive payVolkswagen says it bounced back into the black in 2016 after suffering a loss the previous year due to the diesel emissions scandal
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Security officers stand guard at the residence of abducted German archaeologists professor Peter Breunig and his associate Johannes Behringer in Janjala Village, Nigeria. Friday, Feb. 24, 2017.  Kidnappers are demanding a ransom of 60 million naira (about Dlrs 200,000 US) for the two captives abducted this week from Janjala village in northern Nigeria, the excavation site where the German archaeologists was working. Two villagers were shot and killed in the kidnapping, police confirmed Friday. (AP Photo/Lekan Oyekanmi )
Nigerian kidnappers demand $200,000 for German scientistsA worker at a Nigerian excavation site says kidnappers are demanding a ransom of 60 million naira (about $200,000) for a German archaeologist and his associate abducted this week at a remote northern village
The Associated Press7 hours ago
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