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German opposition loses Snowden hearing bid

December 12, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's highest court has thrown out a bid by opposition parties to force the government to allow former NSA contractor Edward Snowden to come to Berlin to testify about the... more »»

AP PHOTOS: Political campaigning, Japan-style

December 12, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Some deliver their stump speeches standing on plastic milk crates, Japan's version of the proverbial soapbox. Others climb atop platforms on specially-equipped vans. more »»

Korean Air chairman, daughter sorry for nut rage

December 12, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Korean Air Lines Co. executive who delayed a flight in an incident dubbed "nut rage" bowed deep in apology Friday before facing questioning by transport officials. more »»

Japan runs short of butter as dairy farms dwindle

December 12, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — When Japanese pose for pictures, instead of saying "Cheese!" some say "Butter!" These days, butter is more likely cause for frowning, since it is rationing that comes to mind. more »»

Scant progress as UN climate enter final stretch

December 12, 2014

LIMA, Peru (AP) — U.N. more »»

Last call for sleeper trains linking Berlin, Paris

December 12, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Commuters jostle on and off their gleaming high-speed trains at Berlin's main railway station on a cold December morning, but one platform stays stubbornly empty. more »»

'Bibi Fatigue' could factor into Israeli election

December 12, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — With elections on the horizon, the greatest obstacle standing between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a return to high office could be Netanyahu himself. more »»

Ukraine: Truce results in 1st casualty-free day

December 12, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — Ukraine's president said Friday that a fragile truce between his government's troops and Russian-backed separatists in east Ukraine had resulted in the first day free of deaths or... more »»

Traffic resumes after Hong Kong clears protesters

December 12, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Traffic was back to normal Friday in Hong Kong's financial district after authorities demolished a protest camp at the heart of the city's 2 ½-month pro-democracy movement. more »»

German citizen killed in Kabul school bombing

December 12, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A teenage suicide bomber attacked a French-run high school in Kabul on Thursday, walking into a packed auditorium during a theater performance and killing a German... more »»

Prosecutor: Find dismemberment suspect guilty

December 12, 2014

MONTREAL (AP) — A Canadian man accused of dismembering his Chinese lover and mailing the body parts to schools and political parties around the country kept a promise made several months earlier... more »»

UN says several months needed to control Ebola

December 12, 2014

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Ebola chief said Thursday it will take several more months before the outbreak in West Africa is under control, an assessment that makes clear the U.N. more »»

Kerry to climate talks: No excuses, get to work

December 12, 2014

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry tried to spur slow-moving U.N. more »»

Kerry to climate talks: No excuses, get to work

December 11, 2014

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry tried to spur slow-moving U.N. more »»

Italy to run F-35 fighter jet service center

December 11, 2014

MILAN (AP) — Italy's defense minister and the U.S. more »»

Kerry to climate talks: No excuse for inaction

December 11, 2014

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday tried to spur slow-moving U.N. more »»

Twin blasts hit Nigerian city, kill at least 31

December 11, 2014

JOS, Nigeria (AP) — Activists said at least 31 people were killed Thursday when twin explosions rocked downtown Jos in central Nigeria in what appears to be the latest attack by Islamic extremists. more »»

10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

December 11, 2014

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you... more »»

Israel blamed for death of Palestinian minister

December 11, 2014

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian government blamed Israel on Thursday for the sudden death of a Cabinet minister, citing preliminary autopsy results — disputed by Israeli pathologists —... more »»

Orphan seal Andriana is a Greek survivor

December 11, 2014

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — An animal charity in Greece says an orphaned baby seal from an endangered species is likely to survive after receiving 25 days of treatment at a zoo near Athens. more »»

 
 
 

 

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