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Spanish chain pulls kids' shirt after outcry

August 27, 2014

MADRID (AP) — Spanish fashion retailer Inditex said Wednesday it has withdrawn a children's shirt that triggered an outcry from people who said it was reminiscent of the clothes Jews were made to... more »»

Erdogan rules out obedient role for successor

August 27, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday rejected claims that Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, who is set to replace him as prime minister, would merely do... more »»

Syrian rebels seize border crossing with Israel

August 27, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels, including fighters from an al-Qaida-linked group, seized control of a frontier crossing with Israel in the Golan Heights on Wednesday after heavy clashes with... more »»

Finland, Sweden increase ties to NATO

August 27, 2014

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland and Sweden plan to work more closely with NATO by signing a pact that allows assistance from alliance troops in the Nordic countries in emergency situations, officials sai... more »»

UN scientist with Ebola in Germany for treatment

August 27, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — A scientist who was infected with Ebola while working for the World Health Organization in Sierra Leone began receiving treatment Wednesday in a Hamburg hospital after being flown... more »»

Afghan presidential candidates pull out of audit

August 27, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's troubled presidential election was rocked by more turmoil on Wednesday as both candidates vying to succeed Hamed Karzai pulled their observers out of a... more »»

Mayor: Rebels enter key southeast Ukrainian town

August 27, 2014

NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian rebel forces entered a key town in southeastern Ukraine on Wednesday after three days of heavy shelling, the town's mayor said, capturing new territory far... more »»

Earthquakes rock Iceland volcano

August 27, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Earthquakes are rocking Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano, adding to concerns that magma movements may trigger an eruption that could hinder air traffic. more »»

Germany plans to tighten EU migration rules

August 27, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — The German government proposed measures Wednesday to tighten migration regulations for citizens from elsewhere in the European Union amid accusations of welfare abuse by poor... more »»

Bulgarian poet Valeri Petrov dies

August 27, 2014

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Valeri Petrov, Bulgaria's most prominent contemporary poet, who translated the complete works of Shakespeare, has died at age 94. more »»

Experts find 283 DNA samples from MH17 site

August 27, 2014

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Experts working to identify the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 have gathered DNA samples from 283 people and have positively identified 17. more »»

Govt-held Ukraine town hit by rebel shells

August 27, 2014

NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Heavy shelling hit a town in southeastern Ukraine on Wednesday, the third day of an assault that has forced government troops to spread their ranks thinner along the... more »»

Gaza cease-fire holds as sides weigh gains

August 27, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — An open-ended cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip was holding Wednesday, as many people on both sides of the conflict wondered what was gained... more »»

Malaysia Airlines set for shakeup after disasters

August 27, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Malaysia is preparing to unveil the latest overhaul of its beleaguered state-owned airline, which is reeling from twin disasters months apart that killed hundreds of passengers. more »»

Annual tomato battle leaves Spanish town red

August 27, 2014

BUNOL, Spain (AP) — The streets of an eastern Spanish town are awash with red pulp as thousands of people pelt each other with tomatoes in the annual "Tomatina" battle that has become a major... more »»

Inarritu's 'Birdman' opens Venice Film Festival

August 27, 2014

VENICE, Italy (AP) — A film in which art and fame battle it out in the streets and skies of Manhattan has kicked off the 71st Venice Film Festival, where high-art aspirations mix with Hollywood... more »»

Afghan candidate pulls out of election audit

August 27, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — One of two men vying to become the president of Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah, pulled his observers Wednesday from an audit of the country's disputed election over... more »»

West Africans get creative with Ebola awareness

August 27, 2014

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — A young man on camera names the person who's challenged him to dump the contents of a bucket over his hea. more »»

Turkish party to confirm Erdogan's successor

August 27, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's ruling party convened on Wednesday to confirm Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as its new chairman and prime minister-designate, to replace Recep Tayyip Erdogan as... more »»

Afghanistan's one-time booming war economy slows

August 27, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Rows of dusty trucks and used cars sit unsold in Afghanistan's capital, where real estate agents bemoan a lack of sales and international businessmen no longer frequent... more »»

 
 

 

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