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Russian PM: West rekindling the Cold War
MUNICH (AP) -- Russia's prime minister accused the West on Saturday of rekindling the Cold War, telling a meeting of top defense officials, diplomats and national leaders that sanctions imposed after the annexation of Crimea and new moves by the NATO alliance "only aggravate" tensions....

Kerry takes aim at Russia over Ukraine and Syria
MUNICH (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday sharply criticized Russia for its actions in Ukraine and Syria, accusing Moscow of "repeated aggression" in both places....

The Latest: US has 'profound interest' in UK staying in EU
MUNICH (AP) -- The Latest on the security conference in Munich (all times local):...

Pope issues tough-love message to Mexico's political elite
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis told Mexico's political leaders on Saturday that they have a duty to provide their people with security, "true justice" and basic services as he plunged head-on into the drug-inspired violence, corruption and social ills that are tormenting the country....

The Latest: Mexico president says shares pope's concerns
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Mexico (all times local):...

For refugees, finding work in Europe an uphill battle
VIENNA (AP) -- Antonio Piani appears to have beaten the odds stacked against refugees finding work in Europe, but the hotel where he works was set up specifically to employ people like him....

The Latest: Kerry says will make Syria agreement work
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on the conflict in Syria as government troops, backed by Russian air power, continue to encircle rebel-held districts of the northern city of Aleppo (all times local):...

Syrian troops capture village near northern city of Aleppo
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian government forces on Saturday captured another village near Aleppo, tightening the noose around rebel-held parts of the northern city, Syrian state TV and an opposition activist group said....

US deploys more Patriot missiles in South Korea
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The United States temporarily deployed an additional Patriot missile battery in South Korea in response to North Korea's nuclear test and a long-range rocket launch, ahead of talks next week to set up an even more sophisticated U.S. missile defense in a move that has worried China and Russia....

WHO reports rise of neurological disorder in Zika outbreak
BERLIN (AP) -- The World Health Organization says a neurological disorder is on the rise in several Latin American countries that are also seeing an outbreak of the Zika virus....

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Pope issues tough-love message to Mexico's political elite

Middle East
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