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Marines take down drug kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman

MEXICO CITY — Pictures of the arrested gangster showed him shirtless, suggesting he was in bed at the time he was nabbed, reportedly with female company.

18 reasons why Nordic countries are better than yours

If you're against transparency, gender equality and babies, then Norway, Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Iceland probably aren't for you.

Obama lunches in Mexico, business is served

MEXICO CITY — President Barack Obama will jet into Enrique Pena Nieto's industrial hometown Wednesday for a quick bit of face-to-face with the Mexican leader and their counterpart from Canada.

Class becomes a factor in Scotland’s independence drive

EDINBURGH — 'Don’t leave us': That was David Cameron’s plea to Scotland last week, when the British prime minister appealed to Scots’ shared sense of Britishness. But experts suggest that it’s economics — not identity — that may become the determining factor when Scots go to the polls.

Swiss roll up the welcome mat

BRUSSELS — The European Union is confronted with unrest in Ukraine, tension with Russia and instability along its southern flank. Surely at least one of the neighbors could be trusted not to go rogue. But since Sunday, even staid, sensible Switzerland has become a thorn in the EU's side.

Sochi's Olympic mountain 'paradise': Here's what oligarch money can buy you

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Visitors to sunny, seaside Sochi proper may have been thrown off by the palm trees and balmy, springtime weather that seems so unbefitting of the Winter Olympics.

5 things you need to know about the UK floods

LONDON — There are parts of England and Wales that have spent virtually all of 2014 underwater. Here’s what you need to know about Britain’s devastating floods.

Netanyahu rejects Kerry's boycott warning

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday rejected remarks by US Secretary of State John Kerry warning of a growing boycott threat against the Jewish state if peace talks fail. "Attempts to impose a boycott on the State of Israel are immoral and unjust. Moreover, they will not achieve their goal," he said at the weekly cabinet meeting.

Here's a shocker: North Korea is going to be short on grain in 2014

SEOUL — North Korea is likely to face a shortage of 340,000 tons of grain this year, a report showed Sunday, which would mean another year to its chronic food scarcity. Pyongyang is estimated to need some 5.37 million tons of grain this year.

Forget BRICS. This year is all about SMMSTBLILTEZ

These are not your everyday top economic performers. But behind the garish GDP growth forecasts, the devil lurks in the details.
WASHINGTON — If the BRICS are stumbling, what about “frontier markets” — the super-fast growing nations of Africa and Asia that post garish double-digit annual GDP growth. Surely, there must be opportunity there. Well, maybe.
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