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Belgian WWII nurse who helped save many US troops dies

August 26, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — A Belgian nurse who helped save hundreds of American soldiers during the Battle of the Bulge at the end of World War II has died and will be buried near where thousands of Allied... more »»

PM hikes Romanian doctors' wages by 25 percent

August 26, 2015

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's prime minister has hiked doctors' and nurses' wages, among the lowest in Europe, by 25 percent after medics threatened to strike following a court ruling that... more »»

Gunman in high-speed train attack charged with terrorism

August 26, 2015

PARIS (AP) — The Moroccan suspect in a foiled attack on a high-speed train is facing terrorism charges over what authorities say was a plan to unleash carnage among hundreds of passengers. more »»

70th annual tomato battle leaves Spanish town red

August 26, 2015

BUNOL, Spain (AP) — More than 20,000 people have pelted each other in the street with tomatoes in this year's "Tomatina" as the Spanish event celebrates its 70th birthday. more »»

Hungary border fence proving futile in slowing migrant flow

August 26, 2015

ROSZKE, Hungary (AP) — Clambering over razor wire or scuttling under it, a growing tide of migrants surged across the Serbian border into Hungary on Wednesday, impatiently jostling to complete th... more »»

Global markets languish despite Chinese rate cut

August 26, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Global stock markets mostly fell Wednesday as initial euphoria over an interest rate cut by China the day before succumbed to lingering worries over longer-term problems with its... more »»

German leaders visit refugee homes following neo-Nazi riots

August 26, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — German President Joachim Gauck and Chancellor Angela Merkel were visiting shelters for asylum-seekers Wednesday to express support following an outburst of anti-foreigner violence... more »»

NATO: Men in Afghan uniforms kill 2 foreign troops at base

August 26, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two men wearing Afghan security force uniforms opened fire Wednesday inside a military base in southern Afghanistan, killing two NATO service members before being shot... more »»

Shares languish despite China rate cut; Europe declines

August 26, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Shares fell Wednesday in Europe and Asian markets were mixed as an initial burst of euphoria over an interest rate cut by China the day before succumbed to lingering worries over... more »»

French-American who would 'give anything' is new attack hero

August 26, 2015

PARIS (AP) — Mark Moogalian and his wife were seated facing each other on the high-speed train when he suddenly told her, "Get out, this is serious. more »»

Norway accused of unfairly taking away immigrant children

August 26, 2015

STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — One August day, Airida Pettersen received the news many immigrant mothers have come to dread: School representatives told the Lithuanian that child welfare officials... more »»

US student who helped stop France terror attack arrives home

August 26, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An American college student who along with two friends helped stop a terror attack on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris returned home to California. more »»

In Jerusalem's culture war, secular residents make gains

August 26, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Crowds of angry ultra-Orthodox Jewish men, wearing long beards, black and white garb and large black hats, protested in the streets of Jerusalem earlier this month against a new... more »»

Palestinians, Vatican could raise UN flags before pope visit

August 26, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In a move likely to upset Israel's government, the Palestinians and the Vatican are seeking to raise their flags at U.N. more »»

Asian shares seesaw as China rate cut fails to spark rally

August 26, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday after China's decision to cut its key interest rate failed to spark a sustained rally on Wall Street, bringing on another white-knuckle day as... more »»

Colombian garbage collector rescues books for children

August 26, 2015

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A second-grade education has not stopped garbage collector Jose Gutierrez from bringing the gift of reading to thousands of Colombian children. more »»

Hezbollah throws weight behind protests, deepening crisis

August 26, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — The powerful Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah threw its weight Tuesday behind mass protests calling for the government's resignation, deepening a crisis that started over piles of... more »»

France train suspect watched jihadi video, prosecutor says

August 26, 2015

PARIS (AP) — Minutes before he slung an assault rifle across his chest and walked through a high-speed train, the Moroccan suspect in the foiled attack watched a jihadi video on his cellphone, th... more »»

Colombians flee homes in Venezuela amid border crackdown

August 26, 2015

SAN ANTONIO DEL TACHIRA, Venezuela (AP) — More than 100 Colombians began fleeing their homes in Venezuela on Tuesday, wading knee-deep through a river separating the two countries, as President... more »»

In Islamic State war, like others, heritage always a target

August 25, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — A nearly 2,000-year-old temple in the Syrian city of Palmyra this week was the latest victim in the Islamic State group's campaign of destruction of historic sites across the... more »»

 
 

 

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