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By By DMITRY LOVETSKY and JIM HEINTZ | March 27, 2015 9:06 pm
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  • Chinese president promotes regional vision at Boao Forum
    Associated Press | March 27, 2015 8:48 pm
    Chinese President Xi Jinping argued Saturday for strong China-led efforts to promote Asian economic and political cooperation while opening a major regional economic conference.
  • About 4,000 fishermen stranded on Indonesian islands
    Associated Press | March 27, 2015 8:06 pm
    The number of foreign fishermen stranded on several remote eastern Indonesian islands has spiraled to 4,000, including some revealed in an Associated Press investigation to have been enslaved.
  • US rescues Saudi airmen from water south of Yemen
    Associated Press | March 27, 2015 8:01 pm
    A Defense Department official says U.S. forces rescued two Saudi airmen after they ejected from an F-15 fighter jet over waters south of Yemen, where Saudi Arabia is leading airstrikes against Iran-allied Houthi rebels.
  • Italian court throws out Knox conviction once and for all
    Associated Press | March 27, 2015 7:36 pm
    Amanda Knox, who maintained that she and her former Italian boyfriend were innocent in her British roommate's murder through multiple trials and nearly four years in jail, was vindicated Friday when Italy's highest court threw out their convictions once and for all.
  • Gowdy: Clinton wiped email server clean, deleted all emails
    Associated Press | March 27, 2015 6:07 pm
    Hillary Rodham Clinton wiped her email server "clean," permanently deleting all emails from it, the Republican chairman of a House committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks said Friday.
  • Saudis 'very pleased' with US support for Yemen air campaign
    Associated Press | March 27, 2015 5:31 pm
    Saudi Arabia is praising the U.S. for helping an Arab air campaign against Yemen's rebels.
  • AP EXPLAINS: Japan's long wait to address US Congress
    Associated Press | March 27, 2015 5:12 pm
    Washington honors America's closest friends by inviting their leaders to address a joint meeting of Congress. But until Thursday, when House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner invited Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, no Japanese leaders had been invited. That's striking considering the tight U.S.-Japan alliance in the 70 years since World War II ended. British, South Korean and German leaders have been invited multiple times. So have two Liberian presidents and a Latvian one - more than 100 invitations overall since the war. So why not Japan? The answers have to do with underlying friction that has been a part of U.S.-Japanese relations and, more recently, frequent changes of Japanese leaders.
  • Sierra Leoneans to stay home in final push to stop Ebola
    Associated Press | March 27, 2015 5:06 pm
    Sierra Leone's 6 million people were told to stay home for three days beginning Friday, except for religious services, as the West African nation attempted a final push to rid itself of Ebola.
  • End of 'Mad Men,' but show's relics find new life at museum
    Associated Press | March 27, 2015 4:36 pm
    Don Draper is making his exit with "Mad Men" this year, but his image as a 1960s advertising man will live on at the Smithsonian Institution.
  • Venezuela to present anti-US petition at summit with Obama
    Associated Press | March 27, 2015 4:36 pm
    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is readying a gift for President Barack Obama when the two leaders cross paths at a regional summit next month: a petition containing millions of signatures denouncing U.S. aggression.
  • Guatemala arrests gang suspect in journalist's killing
    Associated Press | March 27, 2015 4:19 pm
    An alleged gang member suspected of ordering the recent killing of a young journalist has been arrested, President Otto Perez Molina said Friday.
  • Fitch downgrades Greece amid bailout uncertainty
    Associated Press | March 27, 2015 4:18 pm
    The ratings agency Fitch has downgraded Greece's sovereign rating amid growing uncertainty over the new government's pledge to overhaul reforms needed to restart bailout loan payments and avoid default.
  • France says will propose UN Security Council draft on Israel
    Associated Press | March 27, 2015 4:06 pm
    France's foreign minister said Friday his country will propose a U.N. Security Council resolution in the coming weeks that could present a framework for negotiations toward resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
  • Nigerian leader urges peaceful vote as elections loom
    Associated Press | March 27, 2015 4:06 pm
    Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan urged his nation to vote peacefully and accept the results of Saturday's presidential elections, which analysts say will be the most tightly contested in the history of Africa's richest nation and its largest democracy.
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