• In this Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, Photo, Afghan civil activist Hadi Sadiqi chats on Facebook with his wife Maleka Yawari, at his office in Kabul, Afghanistan. Young Afghans are increasingly finding love on social media, which allows them to circumvent the strict segregation of the sexes in their deeply conservative society. Afghan civil activist Hadi Sadiqi met his future wife on Facebook, where a “like” eventually led to love. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

    Afghans skirt strict rules to find love on social media

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan civil activist Hadi Sadiqi had long been using social media to share news, commentary and his own musings on politics when he got into a heated exchange with another member of his Facebook forum.

  • In this photo taken Thursday, Dec, 17, 2015, technician Antonio Piani, a 40-year old Iranian Christian, repairs a lamp in Magdas Hotel in Vienna, Austria. Piani works at Magdas, a hotel set up specifically to employ refugees past and present. The janitor’s job is his first permanent position since leaving Iran more than 11 years ago. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

    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.

  • Williams beats Sevastova to reach semifinals of Taiwan Open

    KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Top-seeded Venus Williams beat Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia 7-5, 6-2 to advance to the semifinals of the Taiwan Open on Friday.

  • Kukushkin upsets 5th-seeded Denis Kudla in Memphis Open.

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Kazakhstan’s Mikhail Kukushkin upset fifth-seeded Denis Kudla 6-1, 7-5 on Wednesday in the second round of the Memphis Open.

  • Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau answers a question as he is joined by Minister of National Defense Harjit Sajjan, left to right, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie Marie-Claude Bibeau and Minister of Foreign Affairs Stephane Dion during a news conference at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016.  (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Canada to end airstrikes against Islamic State group shortly

    TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s prime minister on Monday announced that the country will end airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq by Feb. 22, saying that “the people terrorized by ISIL every day don’t need our vengeance, they need our help.”