MOSCOW/SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine - President Vladimir Putin rebuffed a warning from U.S. President Barack Obama over Moscow's military intervention in Crimea, saying on Friday that Russia could not ignore calls for help from Russian speakers in Ukraine. | Video
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DUBLIN - Former Luxembourg prime minister Jean-Claude Juncker, a fixture of Brussels politics for the past 25 years, won the backing of Europe's center-right parties on Friday in the race to become European Commission president.
BISSAU - Guinea-Bissau's attorney general is seeking to block the candidate of the country's largest party from contesting next month's presidential election, accusing him of misappropriating public funds, according to an order seen by Reuters on Friday.
AQABA, Jordan - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Jordan's King Abdullah on Friday for talks about a framework for a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians by the end of next month.
ISTANBUL - A Turkish court ordered the release of former army chief Ilker Basbug from a life sentence on Friday, Turkish media said, adding to uncertainty over the fate of court cases trying coup plots against Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan.
JUBA - South Sudan's military said 35 people were killed in fighting at its main barracks this week over delayed salaries, raising the toll from five, and sporadic shooting was heard in the capital Juba on Thursday night.