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Thousands of workers protest Romania’s plan to hike taxes

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Thousands of Romanian public sector workers rallied Wednesday outside government offices in Bucharest to demand that the government scrap its plan to make workers pay more social security taxes. Protesters blew whistles, yelled "Romania, wake up!" and called for the ...

German nationalist lawmaker Petry indicted in perjury probe

BERLIN (AP) — Prosecutors in Germany's eastern state of Saxony have formally indicted prominent nationalist leader Frauke Petry in connection with a perjury probe. The dpa news agency reported Wednesday that Dresden prosecutors accuse Petry of lying under oath when she testified before ...

Nobel Prize honors technique for seeing molecules’ details

By JIM HEINTZ and DAVID KEYTON, Associated Press STOCKHOLM (AP) — Three researchers based in the U.S., U.K. and Switzerland won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday for developing a way to create detailed images of the molecules that drive life — a technology that the Nobel committee ...

Solar energy is fastest growing source of power

PARIS (AP) — A report shows that solar energy was the fastest-growing source of power last year, accounting for almost two-thirds of net new capacity globally. The International Energy Agency said Wednesday that the rise was due to a boom in photovoltaic panel installations, particularly in ...

France still not confirmed IS links to Marseille attacker

By ANGELA CHARLTON, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — French authorities say they have not confirmed any links between the Tunisian man who stabbed two women to death at the Marseille train station and the Islamic State group or radical Islam. A French legal official told The Associated Press ...

Bomb kills 3 in court in west Libyan city; IS claims attack

By RAMI MUSA BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — A Libyan health official says at least three people have been killed in a bomb explosion at a court house complex in the western city of Misrata. Libya's Islamic State affiliate has claimed responsibility for the attack. The city's hospital says on its ...

New US ambassador to Russia meets Putin in Kremlin visit

By NATALIYA VASILYEVA, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — The new U.S. ambassador to Russia presented his diplomatic credentials to President Vladimir Putin at a ceremony Tuesday in the Kremlin, a move that marks the formal start of Jon Huntsman's work in Russia. Huntsman, who has twice served ...

Plague in Madagascar hits urban areas, kills 2 dozen people

By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Authorities in Madagascar are struggling to contain an outbreak of plague that has killed two-dozen people in recent weeks and has prompted a ban on large public gatherings in the capital to curb the disease's spread. The dead ...

Hungary: 3 new indictments in 2015 case of 71 migrant deaths

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian prosecutors say three more alleged human smugglers have been indicted in connection with the deaths of 71 migrants who suffocated in the back of a refrigerated truck abandoned in Austria in 2015. Prosecutors from Bacs-Kiskun County said Tuesday an Afghan ...

Netanyahu pledges to build in settlement, annex it to Israel

By ALON BERNSTEIN, Associated Press MAALE ADUMIM, West Bank (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Tuesday pledged to build thousands of new homes in one of the West Bank's biggest Jewish settlements and annex it to Israel. The comments drew an angry condemnation from the Palestinians and ...