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Libya hotel attack signals growing reach of Islamic State

January 28, 2015

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Militants loyal to the Islamic State group on Wednesday claimed responsibility for a deadly and complex attack on a hotel in Libya's capital Tripoli, signaling an expansion... more »»

Greece, eurozone creditors gear up for clash over bailout

January 28, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's new radical left government has shot the first salvo in what is expected to be a tough clash with fellow eurozone countries over budget cuts that Athens says are... more »»

More resignations at top of anti-Islam organization

January 28, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — There's more trouble at the top for a German organization protesting the perceived "Islamization" of Europe. more »»

Wild kangaroos in Austria? At least 1, surviving in the snow

January 28, 2015

VIENNA (AP) — A kangaroo is on the loose in frigid and snowy Austria, hopping his way toward dispelling a famous slogan. more »»

EU centers on passenger data in anti-terror fight

January 28, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations are overhauling anti-terror measures to focus on airline passenger information as part of a strategy to halt the flow of foreign fighters to and from Syria... more »»

Litvinenko inquiry: Post-mortem was most dangerous ever

January 28, 2015

LONDON (AP) — The body of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko was so radioactive that his post-mortem was "one of the most dangerous" ever undertaken and the isotope that killed him so rare... more »»

Lebanese Hezbollah hits Israeli convoy, killing 2 soldiers

January 28, 2015

SHEAR YASHUV, Israel (AP) — A missile fired by the Lebanese Hezbollah group struck an Israeli military convoy on Wednesday, killing two soldiers in an apparent retaliation for a deadly airstrike... more »»

Saved Mali manuscripts face damage in new home

January 28, 2015

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — After being spirited away from under the noses of rampaging Islamic extremists, thousands of ancient manuscripts from the fabled city of Timbuktu now face another threat:... more »»

Lavrov: Syrian meeting in Moscow should help peace

January 28, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign minister says Moscow consultations between representatives of the Syrian government and the opposition should help pave the way for a peaceful settlement. more »»

Iran bill would scrap nuclear deal over new sanctions

January 28, 2015

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian lawmakers have proposed a bill that would scrap a landmark 2013 interim nuclear agreement if new sanctions are imposed. more »»

Voltaire book on tolerance climbs French best-seller lists

January 28, 2015

PARIS (AP) — A 250-year-old book by the Enlightenment anti-establishment writer Voltaire is climbing best-seller lists in France weeks after attacks by French-born Islamic extremists that left 20... more »»

Greece sets up clash with eurozone over debt measures

January 28, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's radical new government on Wednesday signaled the country would backtrack or scrap a series of budget measures its eurozone creditor nations had demanded in exchange... more »»

Palestinians attack Gaza UN compound after aid suspended

January 28, 2015

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Dozens of Palestinians attacked a United Nations compound in Gaza City following the world body's suspension of an aid program for victims of last year's war. more »»

Report: Iran says Washington Post writer to face trial soon

January 28, 2015

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A Washington Post journalist detained in Iran for months will stand trial "soon," the Islamic Republic's official news agency reported Wednesday. more »»

Libyan group loyal to Islamic State claims hotel attack

January 28, 2015

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — A Libyan affiliate of the extremist Islamic State group claimed responsibility Wednesday for an attack on a Tripoli luxury hotel that killed 10 people, including an American... more »»

Jordan ready to swap inmate for pilot held by Islamic State

January 28, 2015

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan said Wednesday it is willing to swap an Iraqi woman held on death row in Jordan for a Jordanian pilot captured in December by extremists from the Islamic State group. more »»

Jordan ready to swap prisoner for pilot held by IslamicState

January 28, 2015

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's information minister says his government is ready to swap an Iraqi woman held in Jordan for a Jordanian pilot captured in December by extremists from the Islamic... more »»

Extremists rampage in northeast Nigeria, no troops fighting

January 28, 2015

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremists are rampaging through villages in northeast Nigeria's Adamawa state, killing, burning and looting with no troops deployed to protect civilians, fleeing... more »»

Pope warns of 'absentee fathers' in new chapter on family

January 28, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is urging fathers to be more involved in the lives of their children, warning that many problems adolescents run into can be traced to "absentee fathers" who are... more »»

Russia considers condemning "annexation" of East Germany

January 28, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — The speaker of the Russian Duma has asked a parliamentary committee to study a proposal to condemn the reunification of Germany in 1990. more »»

 
 

 

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