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Custody for 2 men suspected of helping gunman extended

February 26, 2015

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Danish court has given another four weeks in custody to two men accused of helping a gunman who killed two people in attacks in Copenhagen this month. more »»

Activists: Number of Christians abducted by IS rises to 220

February 26, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — The number of Christians abducted by the Islamic State group in northeastern Syria has risen to 220 in the past three days, as militants round up more hostages from a chain of... more »»

South Korean court abolishes law criminalizing adultery

February 26, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court on Thursday abolished a 62-year-old law that criminalized extramarital affairs, and the stock price of a prominent condom maker immediately shot up... more »»

Egypt: Series of blasts in Cairo kill 1, wound at least 7

February 26, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — A series of blasts in Cairo on Thursday killed one person and wounded at least seven, Egyptian security officials said, the latest in a wave of attacks using homemade explosives that... more »»

Ex-Turkish police chief detained over journalist's killing

February 26, 2015

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says a former police intelligence chief has been detained as part of an investigation into negligence by officials in the 2007 murder of an... more »»

Afghanistan avalanche toll rises to 162 amid rescue efforts

February 26, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A senior Afghan military officer says the death toll from an avalanche caused by heavy winter snows in a mountainous valley northeast of the capital Kabul has risen to... more »»

Spain to deport 34 members of violent Latin street gangs

February 26, 2015

MADRID (AP) — Spain says it plans to deport 34 top members of violent Latin American street gangs operating in the Spanish capital. more »»

Think tank: Some NATO countries cutting defense spending

February 26, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — Despite stern talk and solemn pledges from NATO, a British-based think tank says some alliance member nations are cutting their spending on defense. more »»

Japan's tug-of-war over World War II statement

February 26, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Diplomatically speaking, they may be the most important words Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe utters this year. more »»

Russian FM: Ukraine's demand of full cease-fire 'ridiculous'

February 26, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia's foreign minister is sharply criticizing Ukraine's insistence that it won't begin pulling back heavy weapons in its fight against separatists in the east until the... more »»

Young Spaniards moving to Germany get trapped in dismal jobs

February 26, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — Edur Ansa couldn't find work for a year after he got his nursing degree from Barcelona Universit. more »»

Pakistan tightens cellphone control after Taliban massacre

February 26, 2015

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Almost every Pakistani citizen has a cellphone, but from now on, Big Brother is checking to make sure their name, number and fingerprints are on record. more »»

West Bank settlers vote although outside of sovereign Israel

February 26, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — When Israelis go to the polls next month, tens of thousands of Jewish settlers in the West Bank will also be casting votes, even though they do not live on what is sovereign... more »»

UN: North Korean company renames ships to evade sanctions

February 26, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A North Korean shipping company that famously tried to hide fighter jets under a cargo of sugar later sought to evade U.N. more »»

Leaders in Asia face jail, arrests _ often due to politics

February 26, 2015

NEW DELHI (AP) — On Wednesday, a court in Bangladesh issued an arrest warrant for Khaleda Zia, the opposition leader whose political feud with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has dominated the... more »»

Abducted Syrian Christians moved to militant stronghold

February 26, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants have moved a large group of Christians they abducted to one of their strongholds as fighting raged on Wednesday between the extremists and Kurdish and... more »»

Smith and Sheeran win, Kanye stirs it up at UK's Brit Awards

February 26, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran each won a pair of prizes Wednesday at Britain's leading music awards — but it took Kanye West to introduce some edge, with a song that proved too strong fo... more »»

Order forcing judges to move to Guantanamo halts 9/11 case

February 25, 2015

MIAMI (AP) — A military judge ordered an immediate halt Wednesday to proceedings in the Sept. 11 terrorism case because of a new Defense Department rule that requires him to relocate to the U.S. more »»

US-Israel quarrel intensifies over Netanyahu speech

February 25, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trading barbs, the U.S. more »»

Greek leader faces criticism on austerity concessions

February 25, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister held a marathon meeting with his party's lawmakers Wednesday, briefing them on pledges made to European creditors to win a four-month extension of th... more »»

 
 
 

 

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