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Egypt president considering pardon of journalists

November 20, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said on Thursday that a presidential pardon is "being examined" for the three Al-Jazeera journalists who were handed heavy prison terms in a... more »»

Founder of Brazil's largest retail chain dies

November 20, 2014

SAO PAULO (AP) — Samuel Klein, the Polish-born founder of Brazil's largest home-appliance retailer, has died, the company said in a statement. He was 9. more »»

Swiss museum to decide future of Gurlitt art trove

November 20, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — A Swiss museum and German officials plan to announce Monday what will happen to a priceless collection of long-hidden art bequeathed to the museum by German collector Cornelius... more »»

Egypt acquits doctor in female genital mutilation

November 20, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Thursday acquitted a doctor charged with performing female genital mutilation that led to a 13-year-old girl's death in a Nile Delta village, the country's first... more »»

Food and face-lift scandals rock Lebanon

November 20, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — It is often said that Lebanon has only two things going for it, food and plastic surgery. more »»

Iran's top leader pardons controversial blogger

November 20, 2014

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's top leader has pardoned a controversial Iranian-Canadian blogger more than 11 years before the end of his prison term, the semi-official ISNA news reported on Thursday. more »»

3 men in UK court over beheading plot

November 20, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Three men have appeared in a British court accused of planning terrorism acts that reportedly included a beheading plot. more »»

Iraq, Turkey vow to work together against IS group

November 20, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's prime minister said on Thursday that his country and neighboring Turkey have agreed on closer security and intelligence cooperation in the face of the threat posed by the... more »»

Bahrain elections missing key Shiite players

November 20, 2014

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — The island-nation of Bahrain is preparing to hold its first elections for a new parliament since Arab Spring-inspired protests erupted nearly four years ago, but many say... more »»

US promotes entrepreneurship to counter extremism

November 20, 2014

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — The U.S. more »»

Mutiny inside Yemen's special forces

November 20, 2014

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Officers suspected to be loyalists of ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh are leading a mutiny inside the headquarters of an elite paramilitary unit, seeking to oust their... more »»

Corruption saps enthusiasm for east Ukraine rebels

November 20, 2014

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — As battle raged in rebellion-wracked eastern Ukraine, cargo trains piled high with coal thundered along rail tracks to keep heating and power going to households in... more »»

Report: Global obesity costs hits $2 trillion

November 20, 2014

LONDON (AP) — The global cost of obesity has risen to $2 trillion annually — nearly as much as smoking or the combined impact of armed violence, war and terrorism, according to a new report... more »»

Surge of Russian aircraft seen over Baltic Sea

November 20, 2014

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Russia's increased military presence in the Baltic Sea area, including its air force, has prompted some officials to compare it to the Cold War. more »»

NATO: Russian activity in Baltic region poses risk

November 20, 2014

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — NATO's chief said Thursday that Russia's growing military presence in the skies above the Baltic region is unjustified and that its aircraft regularly fail to file flight... more »»

UN: Deaths keep rising in Ukraine, now over 4,300

November 20, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — The fighting in eastern Ukraine has killed nearly 300 people in the last month despite a cease-fire and has violated people's rights so much it could amount to war crimes, U.N. more »»

Swedish appeals court upholds Assange detention

November 20, 2014

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Swedish appeals court upheld the detention order on Julian Assange on Thursday, dismissing a challenge by the WikiLeaks founder who is wanted by prosecutors in an investigation... more »»

Zambian president's widow joins succession race

November 20, 2014

LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — The contest to replace Zambia's recently deceased president is becoming a family affair as the late president's widow said Wednesday she will seek to become the ruling... more »»

Israel to demolish homes of synagogue attackers

November 20, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police on Thursday handed home demolition notices to families of four Palestinian attackers from east Jerusalem, including two assailants who killed five people in a... more »»

Scientists record thud of Philae's comet landing

November 20, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists have released a brief recording of the sound that Europe's space probe Philae made when it became the first to land on a comet last week. more »»

 
 

 

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