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Pope recalls poor families as Rome holiday shopping begins

December 8, 2016

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has recalled struggling families, the jobless and those forced to take "undignified" work as Rome's holiday season begins. more »»

Turkey's leader renounces foreign currencies to boost lira

December 8, 2016

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's leader has renounced foreign currencies in favor of the ailing lira currency in keeping with his appeal to Turkish citizens to do the same, his spokesman said Thursday, a... more »»

The Latest: UN official says Syria approves Aleppo aid

December 8, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

5:45 p.m.

A U.N. aid official says Syria's government has authorized U.N. more »»

Hungary's leader urges Hungarian minority to vote in Romania

December 8, 2016

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's prime minister urged the Hungarian minority in Romania to vote in Sunday's parliamentary election there and "speak up for their own interests. more »»

Pakistan to probe plane crash that killed 47

December 8, 2016

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan said Thursday it will open an investigation into a plane crash the day before in the country's northwest that killed 47 passengers and crew, as military helicopters... more »»

EU puts Iran's Aseman Airlines on its air safety blacklist

December 8, 2016

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has added Iran's Aseman Airlines to its blacklist of companies banned from European skies due to safety concerns. more »»

The Latest: IS approaches historic town of Palmyra

December 8, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

5:10 p.. more »»

French ex-budget minister sentenced to 3 years

December 8, 2016

PARIS (AP) — A former French budget minister was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison in one of the biggest political scandals of President Francois Hollande's government. more »»

AP Interview: UN envoy says Erdogan ready to deal on Cyprus

December 8, 2016

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is ready to "play ball" on reaching a deal to reunify ethnically divided Cyprus because it would help resolve overarching regional... more »»

EU starts legal action against 4 states over VW emissions

December 8, 2016

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is starting legal action against Britain, Germany, Spain and Luxembourg for not imposing penalties against Volkswagen for using illegal software to hide vehicle... more »»

EU: Little progress from Turkey on visa conditions

December 8, 2016

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union said Thursday that Turkey has made virtually no progress on meeting conditions to earn visa-free travel for its citizens, a key part of their deal to prevent... more »»

Danish lawmaker: Warning shots should be fired at migrants

December 8, 2016

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Danish lawmaker said Thursday that he regretted saying migrants sailing to Europe should "be fired at" if they cross the continent's "territorial water. more »»

German intel agency: Russia is trying to destabilize Germany

December 8, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — Russia is trying to destabilize German society with propaganda and cyberattacks ahead of the country's general election, Germany's domestic intelligence agency said Thursday. more »»

The Latest: Turkish, Russian leaders discuss Aleppo truce

December 8, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

2:45 p.m. more »»

The Latest: Pope prays for victims of Indonesia quake

December 8, 2016

MEUREUDU, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on a magnitude 6.5 earthquake that hit Indonesia's Aceh province on Wednesday (all times local):

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7:30 p.m. more »»

Iraq's parliament speaker says airstrike killed civilians

December 8, 2016

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's parliament speaker says an airstrike targeting the Islamic State-held town of Qaim near the Syrian border killed and wounded "dozens" of civilians, and that he is holding th... more »»

Syria president says victory in Aleppo won't end the war

December 8, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — President Bashar Assad said in comments published Thursday that Syrian forces' victory in the battle for Aleppo will be a "big gain" for his government but that it will not end of... more »»

Former French budget minister sentenced to 3 years

December 8, 2016

PARIS (AP) — Former French budget minister Jerome Cahuzac was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison in one of the biggest political scandals of President Francois Hollande's government. more »»

The Latest: EU: Turkey doing little to earn visa-free travel

December 8, 2016

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Latest on the migrant situation in Europe (all times local):

12:30 p.m. more »»

Not the first: Abe predecessor visited Pearl Harbor in 1951

December 8, 2016

TOKYO (AP) — The news media widely reported this week that Shinzo Abe will be the first Japanese prime minister to visit Pearl Harbor when he goes later this month — but he won't be. more »»

 
 
 

 

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