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Pope opens Mexico visit after historic stop with patriarch
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis kicks off his first trip to Mexico on Saturday with speeches to the country's political and ecclesial elites, riding in on the success of his historic meeting in Cuba with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church....

The Latest: Pope briefly emerges to speak with well-wishers
HAVANA (AP) -- The latest on Pope Francis's historic meeting in Cuba with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill and his subsequent trip to Mexico (all times local):...

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....

Diplomats aim for temporary Syria truce in a week
BEIRUT (AP) -- A diplomatic push for a temporary pause in Syria's civil war and the delivery of humanitarian aid faced huge hurdles Friday, with Russia saying it would continue its airstrikes and government planes dropping leaflets urging rebels to surrender because "the belt is narrowing around you."...

Questions raised about what happened in Mexican prison brawl
MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) -- Prosecutors charged three state officers with homicide after a bloody prison brawl that ended with 49 dead, raising questions about what happened during the melee inside Mexico's Topo Chico lockup that saw inmates fight with hammers, cudgels and makeshift knives....

The Latest: Cruz ad puts Clinton in 'Office Space'
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times local):...

Candidates promise unity in Central African Republic vote
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- For more than two years, even going to the cemetery to bury a loved one could get a mourner killed in Central African Republic. The threat of attacks from Christian militia fighters was once so high that Muslims here began burying their dead at home....

US, Cuba to sign agreement on restarting commercial flights
HAVANA (AP) -- The United States and Cuba will sign an agreement next week to resume commercial air traffic for the first time in five decades, starting the clock on dozens of new flights operating daily by next fall, U.S. officials said Friday....

Facebook nude-painting case can face trial in France
PARIS (AP) -- If you post a 19th-century nude painting on Facebook, is it art or impermissible nudity? That question is now cleared for trial in France, after an appeals court there ruled that an aggrieved user can sue the social network over the issue....

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