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3 government troops killed in fighting in eastern Ukraine

August 18, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — Three troops have been killed and six wounded in eastern Ukraine in the most recent day of fighting, the Ukrainian president's office said Thursda. more »»

The Latest: Turkey raids companies linked to US-based cleric

August 18, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The latest on developments in Turkey (all times local):

1:15 p.m.

Turkish police have launched simultaneous raids in 18 cities against companies linked to U.S. more »»

Netanyahu spokesman who insulted Obama begins job

August 18, 2016

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli prime minister's office says a former conservative commentator who has spoken derisively about U.S. more »»

UN Syria envoy pauses humanitarian task force amid fighting

August 18, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — Frustrated and unhappy, the U.N. more »»

Merkel: Germany had Islamic extremism before refugee influx

August 18, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel has dismissed suggestions that the influx of refugees over the past year brought Islamic extremism to Germany. more »»

Bee rescue mounted after hospital breaks out in hives

August 18, 2016

LONDON (AP) — It was a sticky situation.

A British hospital discovered it had become home to more than 100,000 bees when patients noticed honey dripping down the wall. more »»

2 car bombs in eastern Turkey kill 6, wound at least 219

August 18, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Two car bombings targeted police stations in Turkey, killing at least six people and wounding 219 others, officials said Thursday. more »»

Dutch scale back extra security at Amsterdam airport

August 18, 2016

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch authorities say beefed-up security measures at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport are being scaled back following investigation of an unspecified threat. more »»

Critics: UK plan to cut child obesity lacks muscle

August 18, 2016

LONDON (AP) — Britain unveiled a plan Thursday to battle rising child obesity by taxing sodas, urging food manufacturers to cut down on sugar and getting schoolchildren to exercise mor. more »»

Germany charges 22-year-old man with joining IS in Syria

August 18, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have filed terrorism charges against a 22-year-old man accused of joining the Islamic State group in Syria and appearing in propaganda videos. more »»

2 car bombs in eastern Turkey kill 6, wound close to 220

August 18, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Two car bombings targeted police stations in Turkey, killing at least six people and wounding at least 219 others, officials said Thursday. more »»

Moldova opposes Russian troop exercises in separatist area

August 18, 2016

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova's foreign ministry has summoned Russian diplomats to protest recent military exercises involving Russian troops in a separatist region of Moldova. more »»

Merkel dismisses link between Islamic extremism, refugees

August 18, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel has dismissed suggestions that the influx of refugees over the past year has brought Islamic extremism to German. more »»

Diplomat's defection poses major PR problem for Pyongyang

August 18, 2016

TOKYO (AP) — The defection of a North Korean senior diplomat in London poses a major problem for Pyongyang on a number of fronts — not least of which is how to publicly respond. more »»

Massive dam project at center of China-Myanmar talks

August 18, 2016

BEIJING (AP) — Efforts by Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi this week to bolster ties with her country's dominant northern neighbor China may hinge on whether she can resolve the fate of a massive,... more »»

Rights group: More than 17,000 killed in Syrian state jails

August 18, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The young Syrian activist was beaten, prevented from going to the toilet and saw her cellmates taken for rounds of whipping when she was held for more than a month in several... more »»

Pope outlines vision for promoting life, family issues

August 17, 2016

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Wednesday outlined his vision for how the Vatican will promote family and life issues, naming an American moderate to head the new Vatican office for families... more »»

Iran acknowledges Russia using its air base to strike Syria

August 17, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — In a move that could reverberate across the Middle East, Iran confirmed Wednesday that Russia is using its territory to launch airstrikes in Syria even as a second wave of Moscow's... more »»

Romance novellas by women in Nigeria challenge traditions

August 17, 2016

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Nestled among vegetables, plastic kettles and hand-dyed fabric in market stalls are the signs of a feminist revolution: Piles of poorly printed books by women that advocate... more »»

Giant helium-filled airship Airlander takes off for 1st time

August 17, 2016

LONDON (AP) — A blimp-shaped, helium-filled airship considered the world's largest aircraft flew for the first time Wednesday with a short but historic jaunt over an airfield in central England. more »»

 
 
 

 

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