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Iranian-American art dealer, wife detained in Iran

December 2, 2016

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A human rights group says an Iranian-American art gallery manager and his wife have been detained in Iran, the latest in a series of arrests involving dual... more »»

Iraqi troops bring to 23 districts retaken in Mosul

December 2, 2016

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi special forces fighting Islamic State militants in the northern city of Mosul seized a new neighborhood on Friday and took full control of a densely-populated neighborhood,... more »»

Obama, incoming UN secretary-general meet at White House

December 2, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the former Portuguese prime minister who will lead the U.N. beginning Jan. 1. has already proven to be an effective leader. more »»

No more 'Melania Trump' underwear or honey for Slovenians

December 2, 2016

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — No more Melania Trump honey, cakes, shoes and underwear for Slovenians.

The future U.S. more »»

Stolen Nazi concentration camp gate believed found in Norway

December 2, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — The wrought iron gate to the Nazis' Dachau concentration camp that was stolen two years ago, prompting an international outcry, appears to have been found in western Norway, police... more »»

Swiss seize 9 relics allegedly stolen from Libya, Palmyra

December 2, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — The Geneva prosecutor's office has confiscated nine cultural artifacts including a sculpted head of Aphrodite and two bas-reliefs that were allegedly stolen from Yemen, Libya and th... more »»

Francois Hollande: A leader perhaps too 'normal' for France?

December 2, 2016

PARIS (AP) — Francois Hollande has always been an unlikely French president, a guy proud to call himself "normal" and who ended up in the Elysee Palace almost by default. more »»

Russia's Putin warns artists against offending believers

December 2, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — Top Russian cultural figures urged President Vladimir Putin on Friday to protect the freedom of artistic expression — something the Russian leader pledged to do, even as he warned... more »»

Gambian official: Opposition candidate Barrow wins election

December 2, 2016

BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's opposition candidate has defeated longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh in the West African country's presidential vote, an upset victory that could lead to the country's... more »»

Chanel: Train across flower fields threatens No. 5 perfume

December 2, 2016

PARIS (AP) — Chanel warned Friday that a planned train line through the prized flower fields near the southern French perfume-making area of Grasse will threaten the production of its famous... more »»

UN expert says torture appeared widespread after Turkey coup

December 2, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Sweeping security measures adopted in Turkey after a failed July 15 coup attempt created an environment conducive to the torture and ill-treatment of detainees despite the... more »»

Syrian state TV airs newly-recaptured Aleppo footage

December 2, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state media is reporting Friday from areas newly captured during a government ground offensive in the besieged eastern Aleppo enclave, showing restorations of roads, removal... more »»

Europol warns of new terror tactics, fresh threats to Europe

December 2, 2016

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Europol warned Friday that the Islamic State group could launch fresh attacks in Europe in the near future, and the agency's director said police forces across the... more »»

In Macedonia's fake news hub, teen shows AP how it's done

December 2, 2016

VELES, Macedonia (AP) — On the second floor of a noisy sports center in the Macedonian town of Veles, a teenage purveyor of fake news cracked open his laptop and laid out his case for why lying i... more »»

The Latest: Turkey renews call for ceasefire in Aleppo

December 2, 2016

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

2:45 p.m.

Turkey's foreign minister is renewing calls for a ceasefire in Syria's northern city of Aleppo. more »»

Pope OKs martyrdom decree for US priest killed in Guatemala

December 2, 2016

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has put an American priest killed during Guatemala's civil war on the path to possible sainthood by declaring him a marty. more »»

Prosecutors want 4 years for train dispatcher in fatal crash

December 2, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking a four-year jail sentence for a train dispatcher accused of negligence that led to one of the worst train crashes in German history this year. more »»

Militias clash in Libya's Tripoli, worst violence in 2 years

December 2, 2016

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Clashes are continuing for the second day among heavily-armed militias in the Libyan capital Tripoli in what appears to be the worst outbreak of violence there in two years. more »»

Russian military lashes out at UN over aid to Aleppo

December 2, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military is criticizing the United Nations for dragging its feet on delivering humanitarian aid to the areas of Aleppo, which have been recently seized by Syrian... more »»

 
 
 

 

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