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Ruble volatile as Russians rush to stores

December 17, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian government looked at ways of easing the selling pressure on the ruble Wednesday amid fears the country may face a full-blown bank run and as consumers look to buy... more »»

Tourist dies in hot air balloon accident in Turkey

December 17, 2014

ISTANBUL (AP) — A hot air balloon fell in the popular tourist region of Cappadocia on Wednesday, killing a Chinese tourist and injuring six other passengers from China and Malaysia, the region's... more »»

EU court takes Hamas off terrorist list

December 17, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — A European Union court on Wednesday ordered the Palestinian group Hamas removed from the EU terrorist list for procedural reasons, but says the bloc can maintain asset freezes... more »»

Greek lawmakers vote in crucial presidency ballot

December 17, 2014

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's lawmakers vote Wednesday in a crucial presidential election process that risks a government collapse if the sole candidate fails to win enough votes by Dec. 29. more »»

McDonald's in Japan limits orders of fries

December 17, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Only small fries with that? McDonald's in Japan is limiting the serving size of fries as stocks run short due to labor disruptions on the U.S. West Coast. more »»

Merkel calls Putin over Ukraine, amid ruble plunge

December 17, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss possible steps to secure a comprehensive cease-fire in eastern Ukraine. more »»

Under Abbas, majority say they can't speak freely

December 17, 2014

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Two-thirds of Palestinians say they are afraid to criticize Mahmoud Abbas, according to a poll, and some of the Palestinian president's recent actions only seem to... more »»

Aussie leader: System failed to track siege gunman

December 17, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's prime minister acknowledged Wednesday that the nation's security system failed to keep track of a gunman responsible for a deadly siege at a Sydney cafe, and promised a... more »»

141 _ mostly children _ killed in Pakistan attack

December 17, 2014

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — In the deadliest slaughter of innocents in Pakistan in years, Taliban gunmen attacked a military-run school Tuesday and killed 141 people — almost all of them students —... more »»

Cuba's Silvio Rodriguez to USAID: 'go to hell'

December 17, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — One of Cuba's most famous musicians is telling the U.S. more »»

Ruble collapse shakes Russian economy, consumers

December 16, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin faces a major new challenge after a catastrophic fall in the value of the ruble, which hit a new low Tuesday despite the Central Bank's desperate... more »»

Taliban assault on Pakistan school leaves 141 dead

December 16, 2014

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — In the deadliest slaughter of innocents in Pakistan in years, Taliban gunmen attacked a military-run school Tuesday and killed 141 people — almost all of them students —... more »»

Ireland plans May vote on legalizing gay marriage

December 16, 2014

DUBLIN (AP) — Prime Minister Enda Kenny says Ireland's voters will be asked to legalize gay marriage, a government-backed measure that reflects rapid social change in the predominantly Catholic... more »»

Vatican offers olive branch to US nuns

December 16, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A sweeping Vatican investigation into Roman Catholic nuns in the U.S. more »»

AP WAS THERE: Romania's Revolution in 1989

December 16, 2014

EDITOR'S NOTE: Twenty-five years ago the people rose up against Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, executed him and set the country on a path to democracy. more »»

2 bombers kill 26 including 16 students in Yemen

December 16, 2014

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Two suicide car bombers rammed their vehicles into a Shiite rebels' checkpoint and a house south of the Yemeni capital Tuesday as a school bus was traveling nearby, killing at... more »»

Israel arrests members of Jewish extremist group

December 16, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police on Tuesday arrested 10 Jewish activists from an extremist group opposed to Arab-Jewish coexistence, including its leader, in the first major clampdown against a... more »»

A look at the Pakistani Taliban militant group

December 16, 2014

A look at the Pakistani Taliban, a militant organization that has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on a school in the northwestern city of Peshawar:

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WHO ARE THE PAKISTAN... more »»

AP PHOTOS: A ' senseless and cold blooded act of terror'

December 16, 2014

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — An uncle and a cousin comfort an injured student mourning the loss of his mother, a teacher. The lifeless body of a Pakistani student lies in a casket at a local hospital. more »»

American pops question at Eiffel Tower ice-rink

December 16, 2014

PARIS (AP) — It could have been a scene from fairytale movie "Frozen. more »»

 
 
 

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