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Literature Nobel to be announced Oct. 13, later than usual

September 30, 2016

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The panel that awards the Nobel Prize in literature says this year's winner will be announced on Oct. 13, a week later than in previous years. more »»

2 Van Gogh paintings recovered by Italian anti-Mafia police

September 30, 2016

ROME (AP) — Italian police have found two Van Gogh paintings that were stolen from an Amsterdam museum in 2002 hidden in a farmhouse near an organized crime syndicate's Naples-area stronghold,... more »»

Nobel Prize for Colombia peace deal or UN climate pact?

September 30, 2016

STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Guessing the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize is notoriously hard because the secretive Norwegian Nobel Committee isn't dropping any hints, except that 376 people and... more »»

The Latest: Russia says Syria involvement justified

September 30, 2016

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

2:30 p.m. more »»

Israelis, world leaders gather for Peres funeral

September 30, 2016

JERUSALEM (AP) — Shimon Peres was laid to rest on Friday in a ceremony attended by thousands of admirers and dozens of international dignitaries — in a final tribute to a man who personified the... more »»

Amnesty: Hundreds trapped in Libya's Benghazi amid fighting

September 30, 2016

CAIRO (AP) — An international rights group expressed alarm Friday over the fate of hundreds of Libyan and foreign nationals trapped for months amid fighting in the eastern city of Benghazi. more »»

The Latest: Ex-President Peres brought to rest in Jerusalem

September 30, 2016

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the funeral of Israel's former President Shimon Peres (all times local):

12:00 p.m. more »»

Obama arrives in Israel for Shimon Peres memorial service

September 30, 2016

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — President Barack Obama flew to Israel Friday to pay his respects to Shimon Peres, the former leader whose six decades of work shaping this tiny nation into a powerful and... more »»

Kidnappers free Pakistani media group executive

September 30, 2016

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An executive at a leading Pakistani media group says that a director who was abducted earlier this week has been freed by his captors and has arrived safely in Islamabad. more »»

Russia, Syria geopolitics frame pope's Caucasus trip

September 30, 2016

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' trip to Georgia and Azerbaijan will be filled with religiously symbolic encounters with Catholics, Orthodox, Muslims and Jews. more »»

Pakistan militant group jumps to prominence with attacks

September 30, 2016

ISLAMABAD (AP) — One of Pakistan's most vicious militant groups has dramatically stepped up its attacks over the past month, striking mosques, Christians and security forces in attacks that have... more »»

China reports 6 dead, 23 missing in typhoon landslides

September 30, 2016

BEIJING (AP) — Six people are reported dead and at least 23 people are still missing after two landslides triggered by a major typhoon swept through separate villages in southeastern China, state... more »»

US defense chief calls alliance with Philippines 'ironclad'

September 30, 2016

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has described the U.S.-Philippines alliance as ironclad, one day after the Philippine president said joint military exercises with the U.S. more »»

UN warns of 'merciless abyss' in besieged eastern Aleppo

September 29, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces continued their push into rebel-held districts of Aleppo on Thursday as international officials issued dire warnings of an ongoing humanitarian disaster in... more »»

White House lashes out at Congress after 9/11 bill vote

September 29, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House lashed out at Congress on Thursday, a day after Republicans and Democrats overwhelmingly overrode President Barack Obama's veto of a bill to allow families of th... more »»

British royal kids make rare appearance in Canada

September 29, 2016

VICTORIA, British Columbia (AP) — Princess Charlotte took her first steps in public on Thursday as she and brother Prince George played in a children's party with Prince William and Kate. more »»

Police called as larger-than-life Hitler appears in Berlin

September 29, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — A huge moving image of a laughing Adolf Hitler has prompted a shocked Berlin driver to call police. more »»

Austria: Man convicted of murder for plowing car into crowd

September 29, 2016

VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian court has found a man guilty on multiple murder and attempted murder counts and sentenced him to life in prison for plowing his car through a crowd of pedestrians,... more »»

Ukraine marks Babi Yar massacre's 75th anniversary

September 29, 2016

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine on Thursday marked the 75th anniversary of the Babi Yar massacre, one of the most infamous mass slaughters of World War II. more »»

 
 
 

 

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