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Economy focus of S. African nation speech, despite heckling

February 11, 2016

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's struggling economy was the focus point of the president's state-of-the-nation address on Thursday, which went ahead despite disruptions and heckling from... more »»

Moroccan freed from Guantanamo now out of jail in homeland

February 11, 2016

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — A former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who was jailed again after returning to Morocco in September has been released, but still waits to learn whether he will be charged with... more »»

Syrian saved from tip of submerged boat unsure of future

February 11, 2016

BALIKESIR, Turkey (AP) — A Syrian man saved in a dramatic rescue operation following a migrant boat accident says his goal was to reach Germany but now he is unsure of his future. more »»

Cyprus president: peace talks headway on governance, economy

February 11, 2016

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Peace talks aimed at reunifying ethnically split Cyprus have made significant progress on how power will be shared with breakaway Turkish Cypriots and how the economy will... more »»

The Latest: Syria talks underway in Munich

February 11, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest developments on the war in Syria, the refugee crisis and security talks in Munich, Germany. (all times local):

9:00 p.m. more »»

George Clooney hopes to meet Merkel to discuss refugees

February 11, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — Actor George Clooney says he plans to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the situation in Syria, which has contributed to the surge in refugees coming to Europe over th... more »»

52 dead, 12 injured in riot at northern Mexico prison

February 11, 2016

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — A brutal fight between rival factions killed 52 inmates and injured 12 at a prison in northern Mexico on Thursday, the state governor said.

Nuevo Leon Gov. more »»

Protests inside, outside during South African nation speech

February 11, 2016

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Opposition members disrupted the South African president's state-of-the-nation address on Thursday, with some lawmakers walking out of the joint session. more »»

UK health secretary to impose contract on junior doctors

February 11, 2016

LONDON (AP) — Britain's health secretary has taken the unusual step of opting to impose a new contract on junior doctors after failing to strike a deal with thousands of medical professionals in... more »»

2 alleged human smugglers on trial over Aylan Kurdi's death

February 11, 2016

BODRUM, Turkey (AP) — Two suspected people-smugglers went on trial in Turkey on Thursday accused of causing the death of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi — whose drowning put a human face on the Syrian... more »»

German police say death toll from train crash rises to 11

February 11, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — Police in southern Germany said Thursday that the death toll from a head-on train collision in Bavaria has risen to 11, after a man succumbed to his injuries two days after the crash. more »»

Former Auschwitz guard, 94, goes on trial in Germany

February 11, 2016

DETMOLD, Germany (AP) — A 94-year-old former SS sergeant went on trial Thursday in western Germany on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder, based on accusations that he served as a guard in the... more »»

The Latest: German foreign min wants breakthrough on Syria

February 11, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest developments on the war in Syria, the refugee crisis and security talks in Munich, Germany. (all times local):

6:30 p.m. more »»

5 Things to Know about the pope's trip to Mexico

February 11, 2016

VATICAN CITY (AP) — History's first Latin American pope travels to Mexico on Friday for a weeklong tour of some of the most violent, poverty-stricken and peripheral places in the Americas. more »»

Iranians rally to celebrate anniversary of 1979 revolution

February 11, 2016

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians held nationwide celebrations Thursday to commemorate the anniversary of the 1979 revolution that ousted a pro-Western monarchy and brought Islamists to power, with... more »»

'Star Wars' producers charged over Harrison Ford accident

February 11, 2016

LONDON (AP) — British health authorities announced Thursday they have issued criminal charges against the producers of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" over an on-set accident in which Harrison For... more »»

Tutu asks why it took years to prosecute apartheid murder

February 11, 2016

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Why has it taken South African prosecutors so long to charge four former members of the apartheid-era security forces for the 1983 murder of a young activist, Nobel Peace Priz... more »»

N. Korea orders military takeover of inter-Korean factories

February 11, 2016

PAJU, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Thursday ordered a military takeover of a factory park that had been the last major symbol of cooperation with South Korea, calling Seoul's earlier... more »»

South African president faces protests at parliament

February 11, 2016

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African police fired stun grenades at dozens of clashing supporters of the ruling African National Congress and an opposition party ahead of the much-awaited... more »»

 
 
 

 

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