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  • Egypt releases 31 detained over unlawful protest

    22 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian police official says authorities have released 31 graduates arrested the previous day for attending an unauthorized protest to demand government jobs. On Sunday, the university graduates held a demonstration in Cairo's central Tahrir Square, calling ...

  • Storm batters southern Scandinavia

    23 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) HELSINKI (AP) — Officials say that more than 35,000 people were without electricity in Sweden on Monday after a storm battered southern Scandinavia, damaging buildings, toppling trees, canceling trains and closing bridge links between Denmark and Sweden. Danish meteorologist John ...

  • PM: Turkey won't apologize to Russia over downing of jet

    23 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) BRUSSELS (AP) — Turkey's prime minister says his country won't apologize to Russia for shooting down a warplane operating over Syria that crossed through Turkish airspace. Ahmet Davutoglu also said Turkey also hopes that Moscow will reconsider economic sanctions it ...

  • Turkish PM: Military did its job protecting airspace, no apology to Russia for downing jet

    1 day ago

    (AP) BRUSSELS (AP) — Turkish PM: Military did its job protecting airspace, no apology to Russia for downing jet.

  • Philippine court to give verdict in US Marine's murder case

    1 day ago

    (AP) OLONGAPO, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court plans to deliver its verdict in the emotion-charged case of a U.S. Marine accused of murdering a transgender Filipino after discovering her gender when they checked into a hotel. Officials plan heavy security ...

  • Thai opposition figures detained ahead of scandal park visit

    1 day ago

    (AP) BANGKOK (AP) — Soldiers and police in military-run Thailand detained two top leaders of the anti-government Red Shirt movement Monday as they were set to visit a park celebrating past Thai kings that's at the center of a corruption scandal ...

  • Kosovo Parliament disrupted with tear gas, again

    1 day ago

    (AP) PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Opposition lawmakers in Kosovo have again disrupted parliament with tear gas, in a continuing protest against deals with Serbia and Montenegro. Glauk Konjufca of the main opposition Self-Determination Movement Party on Monday said members won't allow ...

  • Chinese president to head to Africa

    1 day ago

    (AP) HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Some immigration signs at Zimbabwe's main international airport are in Chinese, a sign of China's deep economic inroads in Africa, which Chinese President Xi Jinping will be visiting this week. Xi arrives Tuesday in Zimbabwe before ...

  • EU slams Syria for gaps in chemical weapons declaration

    1 day, 1 hour ago

    (AP) THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A European Union envoy has criticized Syria for "gaps and contradictions" in its declarations about its chemical weapons arsenal to the global watchdog overseeing the destruction of the toxic armaments. Jacek Bylica of Luxembourg delivered ...

  • 151 world leaders gathered for Paris climate talks hold moment of silence for attack victims

    1 day, 1 hour ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — 151 world leaders gathered for Paris climate talks hold moment of silence for attack victims.

  • Beijing air pollution reaches extremely hazardous levels

    1 day, 1 hour ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — Beijing is experiencing its worst air pollution this year, with monitoring sites throughout the city reporting extremely hazardous levels of pollutants. City authorities issued a rare orange alert, the second highest of four danger levels. Schools suspended ...

  • Nepal parties, ethnic protesters resume talks to end crisis

    1 day, 1 hour ago

    (AP) KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's top political leaders met with representatives of the Madhesi ethnic group who are protesting against the new constitution to try to end a crisis in the Himalaya nation but no agreement was reached. The Madhesi ...

  • UK's Labour Party leader faces showdown over Syria strikes

    1 day, 1 hour ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn faces a showdown with some of his party's parliamentary members over his opposition to launching airstrikes against militants in Syria. Corbyn plans to meet with senior advisers Monday before announcing whether he ...

  • After uncertainty, new start for Syrian family in Germany

    1 day, 1 hour ago

    (AP) ZWICKAU, Germany (AP) — Just before dawn, a worker shook the matriarch of the refugee family out of sleep at their asylum center in a depressed German town. "Get up and pack your belongings," the woman said curtly. "A taxi ...

  • Obama, Xi tout close US-China climate coordination

    1 day, 2 hours ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday touted close U.S. cooperation with China on climate change as vital to world efforts to slow global warming, even as he acknowledged persistent differences with China's President Xi Jinping over cybersecurity and ...

  • Report: Clashes between govt., rebels kill 30 in Congo

    1 day, 2 hours ago

    (AP) KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — A representative of civil society groups says at least 30 people have died, including civilians, in clashes between rebels and Congo's military in the country's east. Omar Kavota said in a statement Monday that rebels from ...

  • Leftists block Catalan leader's bid to head regional govt

    1 day, 2 hours ago

    (AP) MADRID (AP) — Efforts by the acting president of Spain's powerful northeastern Catalonia region to form a pro-independence regional government have been dealt another blow after the radical pro-secession CUP party reaffirmed its opposition to his candidacy. Artur Mas heads ...

  • Iraqi military tells civilians of IS-held city to leave

    1 day, 2 hours ago

    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's military command has told civilians in the Islamic State-held Ramadi to leave the city, a sign that an operation may soon be underway to retake the provincial capital. Monday's statement, broadcast on Iraqi state TV, says ...

  • Timeline of key events in UN effort against climate change

    1 day, 2 hours ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — After decades of warnings from scientists that greenhouse gas emissions were warming the planet, governments started coming together in the 1980s to combat the problem. Here's a timeline of key moments in the diplomatic effort to stop ...

  • Many black pastors say meeting with Trump not an endorsement

    1 day, 2 hours ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Many of the black evangelical leaders invited to a meet-and-greet with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump were surprised that the gathering was being advertised as an endorsement. After they objected, the Trump campaign decided to keep ...

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