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Polish lawmakers proceed with proposal to ban abortion

September 23, 2016

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's lawmakers have decided to proceed with work to ban abortion and have rejected a proposal to liberalize the current restrictive law. more »»

French rogue trader damages slashed to 1 million euros

September 23, 2016

VERSAILLES, France (AP) — Former French rogue trader Jerome Kerviel will not have to pay 4.9 billion euros ($5. more »»

France: We'll keep fighting for new cease-fire deal in Syria

September 23, 2016

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — France's foreign minister says he will be disappointed but not discouraged if an agreement isn't reached in New York on a new cease-fire in Syria, insisting: "We will... more »»

Russia's Vladimir Putin again reshuffles his inner circle

September 23, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has reshuffled his inner-circle again, giving the parliament speaker's job to his chief domestic strategist, a man who oversaw a vote that further... more »»

Toddler rescued after spending 72 hours in Siberian woods

September 23, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Emergencies Ministry says a three-year-old boy who spent 72 hours in a Siberian forest after getting lost has been rescued. more »»

Intense bombing campaign targets Syria civil defense centers

September 23, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — A bombing campaign in rebel-held districts of Syria's Aleppo city intensified Friday, targeting several neighborhoods and centers of the award-winning volunteer civil defense group... more »»

India trying diplomacy in dealing with rival Pakistan

September 23, 2016

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has long been known for his hard-line stance on Pakistan. It was a major part of the campaign that swept him to power. more »»

Farage to speak at 'Nobel' banquet for euroskeptics

September 23, 2016

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Excluded from the annual Nobel Prize banquet, the anti-immigration and euroskeptic Sweden Democrats will have their own feast this year with likeminded groups from across Europe. more »»

148 bodies retrieved after migrant boat capsizes off Egypt

September 23, 2016

ROSETTA, Egypt (AP) — The bodies of 148 people had been pulled from the waters off the Egyptian coast by Friday, three days after a boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsized in the Mediterranea... more »»

Gabon braces for court's ruling on disputed election

September 23, 2016

LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — Gabon braced for possible violence Friday as the Constitutional Court was set to rule on a disputed election that President Ali Bongo Ondimba won by less than 2 percent. more »»

Kurdish separatists say their campaign in Iran will go on

September 23, 2016

KOYA, Iraq (AP) — The main Kurdish insurgent group in Iran will keep up its guerrilla campaign against security forces "to protect and defend" Kurds living there, its deputy leader said, calling... more »»

Laos promises to phase out tiger farms: Conservation groups

September 23, 2016

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Laos has promised to phase out farms that breed endangered tigers for their body parts, a positive step from a country believed to be a major hub of wildlife trafficking in... more »»

Activists in Germany rally against Donald Trump

September 23, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — An activist group built a wall in Berlin featuring the face of Donald Trump, then tore it down in a rally to encourage Americans overseas to vote against the Republican presidential... more »»

Putin names Volodin as new speaker of Russian parliament

September 23, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin named his top political strategist to serve as the speaker of the newly elected parliament Friday after an election that saw the main pro-Kremlin... more »»

Iranian general says American U2 spy plane warned away

September 23, 2016

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian general in charge of the Islamic Republic's air defense says his forces warned off an American U2 spy plane trying to fly over his country. more »»

Nigeria governor relocates to town once held by Boko Haram

September 23, 2016

BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — The governor of Nigeria's northeast Borno state is making a symbolic relocation to a town recently occupied by Boko Haram extremists, declaring that "We cannot wait forever... more »»

The Latest: Syrian official promises Aleppo ground offensive

September 23, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

2:30 p.. more »»

Iraq sets ceiling on oil production before Algeria meeting

September 23, 2016

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Oil Minister said his country supports any deal to prop up oil prices in the international market ahead of next week's meeting of oil producers in Algeria, adding that... more »»

Pakistani police submit charges in UK woman's murder case

September 23, 2016

JHELUM, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police submitted initial charges to a court Friday against the father and ex-husband of a British-Pakistani woman accused of murdering her in a so-called "honor... more »»

Section of Great Wall of China marred in name of restoration

September 23, 2016

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese officials are being pilloried over the smoothing-over of a crumbling but much-loved 700-year-old section of the Great Wall of China in the name of restoration. more »»

 
 
 

 

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