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Pope urges more Muslim opposition to IS in Turkey

November 28, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Pope Francis condemned the Islamic State group's assault on Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, as he arrived Friday in Turkey to encourage Muslim... more »»

 
 
 
Islamists hold small protests in Egypt, 5 killed

November 28, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security forces quickly put down scattered protests Friday as an attempt by Islamists to hold the first major anti-government rallies in months fizzled, with at least two... more »»

Pope calls for Muslim opposition to IS in Turkey

November 28, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Pope Francis condemned the Islamic State assault on Christians and other religions minorities in Iraq and Syria, as he arrived Friday in Turkey to encourage Muslim leaders t... more »»

Oil plunge a panacea for much of world economy

November 28, 2014

A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. more »»

Russian warships wait out storm in English Channel

November 28, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian warships have entered the English Channel to wait out a storm following a week of maneuvers in the North Sea, the latest in a string of Russian military exercises this year. more »»

Namibia votes in election favoring ruling party

November 28, 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The southern African nation of Namibia on Friday voted in parliamentary and presidential elections expected to deliver a comfortable win for the ruling party, which has been i... more »»

Families of kidnapped Lebanese soldiers protest

November 28, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Police used water cannons to break up a protest Friday by relatives of several kidnapped Lebanese soldiers, after the protesters blocked a main highway in the capital. more »»

Pope wades into Mideast turmoil with Turkish visit

November 28, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Pope Francis arrived in Turkey on Friday at a sensitive moment for the Muslim nation, as it cares for . more »»

2 officers killed, 107 Islamists arrested in Egypt

November 28, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Two senior Egyptian army officers were killed early Friday morning as security forces arrested more than 100 Islamists ahead of planned anti-government demonstrations. more »»

Russian doctor rebellion causes headache for Putin

November 28, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Dr. Semyon Galperin spent a decade in medical research in Russia and as much time in the United States, working at top hospitals and research companies. more »»

Rebels push forward in southern Syria

November 28, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels backed by the United States are making their biggest gains yet south of the capital Damascus, capturing a string of towns from government forces and aiming to carve ou... more »»

Energy revolution spells doom for German village

November 28, 2014

ATTERWASCH, Germany (AP) — Five days a week, a giant machine eats its way through soil at the Jaenschwalde open-cast mine in eastern Germany, exposing the brown coal buried beneat. more »»

Oil plunge a panacea for crude-reliant Asia

November 28, 2014

A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. more »»

Mexico president announces anti-crime crackdown

November 28, 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president announced a nationwide anti-crime plan Thursday that would allow Congress to dissolve local governments infiltrated by drug gangs and give state authorities... more »»

Mexico president announces anti-crime crackdown

November 27, 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president announced a nationwide anti-crime plan Thursday that would allow Congress to dissolve local governments infiltrated by drug gangs and give state authorities... more »»

Diplomats make trade deal to cut red tape, poverty

November 27, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — After many years of talking, the World Trade Organization pulled off a major deal Thursday that the body said could boost global commerce by $1 trillion annually. more »»

OPEC keeps oil output on hold despite low prices

November 27, 2014

VIENNA (AP) — Reflecting its lessening oil clout, OPEC decided Thursday to keep its output target on hold and sit out falling crude prices that will likely spiral even lower as a resul. more »»

Taliban attack rocks upscale Kabul district

November 27, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban fighters staged an attack Thursday evening in an upscale district in the Afghan capital Kabul. more »»

For 600 migrants, harrowing sail ends in Greece

November 27, 2014

IERAPETRA, Greece (AP) — Hour after hour, the coast guard boats shuttled from the crippled freighter to a concrete pier, discharging a steady flow of humanity: Families with small children,... more »»

Egypt braces for new Islamist protest

November 27, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptians are bracing for potential violence ahead of a planned major protest Friday by Islamists calling for the toppling of the government and the defense of their religion, with... more »»

Venezuela says 13 dead in prison disturbance

November 27, 2014

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's government says at least 13 prisoners died of drug overdoses after inmates stormed a prison infirmary during protests demanding better living conditions,... more »»

 
 
 

 

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