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  • Romania: council rules ex-PM plagiarized his doctoral thesis

    24 minutes ago

    (AP) BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Former Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta will be stripped of his doctorate after a council upheld a verdict that he plagiarized his thesis. The National Council for Attesting Titles, Diplomas and University Certificates voted 37-10 Wednesday ...

  • UK police issue pics of suspects in airman abduction attempt

    38 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — British police have released likenesses of two men suspected of trying to abduct a serviceman near a Royal Air Force base in eastern England. Norfolk Constabulary created the computer-generated composite images based on descriptions by the airman. ...

  • Board: Alabama woman who broiled daughter to stay in prison

    42 minutes ago

    (AP) MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's parole board is refusing to release a woman convicted of putting her 14-month-old daughter into a hot oven in 2002. The board rejected an early release for 40-year-old Melissa Wright of Millbrook during a hearing ...

  • Kerry talks with new Philippine president critical of US

    52 minutes ago

    (AP) MANILA, Philippines (AP) — America's top diplomat has shared a working lunch with the new Philippine president, who has criticized U.S. security policies and publicly made friendly overtures to China. Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella says President Rodrigo Duterte and Secretary ...

  • UN rights chief urges Indonesia to halt looming executions

    1 hour, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief has urged the Indonesian government to abandon plans to execute more than a dozen people for drug offenses. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussien said Wednesday the U.N. ...

  • The Latest: attacker was in online chat before explosion

    1 hour, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on a series of attacks in Germany (all times local): 1:55 p.m. Bavaria's interior minister says a man who blew himself up at a bar in the southern German town of Ansbach was in an ...

  • Bavarian official: Ansbach suicide bomber was talking online immediately before he set off bomb

    1 hour, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — Bavarian official: Ansbach suicide bomber was talking online immediately before he set off bomb.

  • EU again chides Poland over rule of law; threatens sanctions

    1 hour, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive has again chided the Polish government over its treatment of the country's top constitutional court, and is giving Warsaw three months to fix a series of perceived flaws or face sanctions. EU Commissioner ...

  • Mali arrests jihadist head of group that killed 17

    1 hour, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A Mali intelligence official says authorities have arrested a jihadist leader whose group claimed responsibility for an attack on an army base in central Mali that killed at least 17 soldiers. Modibo Naman Traore, spokesman for ...

  • The Latest: Obama: Trump lacks "basic knowledge" about world

    2 hours ago

    (AP) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic National Convention (all times EDT): 7:30 a.m. President Barack Obama says he worries about a President Donald Trump who would lack "basic knowledge about the world" and has shown no interest in ...

  • Saudi Arabia: Israel visit doesn't reflect government stance

    2 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's Foreign Ministry is distancing itself from a recent visit to Israel by a number of Saudi citizens, including an outspoken former military general. The Saudi-owned al-Hayat newspaper quotes on Wednesday an unnamed ministry ...

  • EU says Poland's government still poses a threat to the rule of law; takes further steps toward sanctions

    2 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) BRUSSELS (AP) — EU says Poland's government still poses a threat to the rule of law; takes further steps toward sanctions.

  • Thai former PM opposes army's proposed constitution

    2 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) BANGKOK (AP) — The head of Thailand's oldest political party has joined a growing chorus of voices opposed to a new constitution proposed by the military government. Former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjaviva said that he spoke as Democrat Party leader ...

  • Romania PM wants plan for NATO multinational brigade

    2 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's prime minister has asked ministers to present him with a plan for the formation of a NATO multinational sea and air brigade to be based in Romania. Premier Dacian Ciolos asked the defense and foreign ...

  • S. Korea investigates Samsung boss prostitution allegations

    3 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors have started investigating allegations that ailing Samsung Group chairman Lee Kun-hee bought sex from prostitutes several times between 2011 and 2013. An official from the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office said Wednesday ...

  • 5 Philippine leaders, often rivals, unite to discuss China

    3 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The new Philippine leader has gathered four past presidents, most of whom have been politically at odds with one another, to discuss a unifying worry: their country's territorial disputes with China. President Rodrigo Duterte convened the ...

  • Syrian state TV raises death toll from what it says was a twin bombing in the northern town of Qamishli to 44 killed

    3 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian state TV raises death toll from what it says was a twin bombing in the northern town of Qamishli to 44 killed.

  • US Marine Corps horse honored for Korean War valor

    3 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — A U.S. Marine Corps horse who served under fire during the Korean War has been posthumously decorated for bravery. Sgt. Reckless was awarded the Dickin Medal at a ceremony at the Korean War Memorial in London on ...

  • Greek asylum hearings for 8 Turkish soldiers are postponed

    3 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A lawyer says the eight Turkish military personnel who fled to Greece in a military helicopter after the failed July 15 coup in Turkey have earned a postponement in the discussion of their applications for political ...

  • Gunmen in Armenia take paramedics hostage

    4 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Police in Armenia say gunmen who have been barricaded in a police station for 10 days have taken an ambulance crew hostage after they came in to help the wounded following an exchange of fire with ...

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