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AU, Somali troops drive al-Shabab out of major base

July 22, 2015

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — African Union and local troops have seized one of the last major towns held by the al-Shabab Islamic extremist rebels in the southwest of the country, a Somali officer... more »»

UN official distracted from child sexual abuse case resigns

July 22, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. rights official who admitted not following up for months on allegations of child sexual abuse by French soldiers in Central African Republic has resigned. more »»

Carter: Saudis welcoming Iran deal with reservations

July 22, 2015

JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Salman and his defense minister support the Iran nuclear deal but have doubts about how effectively the historic agreement will be enforced, U.S. more »»

Spain to seek Syrian government help to find journalists

July 22, 2015

MADRID (AP) — Spain said Wednesday that it is trying to establish what happened to three Spanish freelance journalists who went missing around the embattled northern Syrian city of Aleppo. more »»

For some Kenyans, Obama is coming home

July 22, 2015

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Karibu Kenya, President Obama. Welcome to Kenya. more »»

China returns passport to Ai Weiwei, who plans London trip

July 22, 2015

BEIJING (AP) — Ai Weiwei has gotten back his passport four years after it was confiscated by Chinese authorities and is expected to attend a London exhibition this fall. more »»

AP Interview: UN climate chief: Paris to set 50-year agenda

July 22, 2015

PARIS (AP) — The December climate change conference in Paris is the last chance for a meaningful agreement that would offer hope for a planet at risk due to greenhouse gases, U.N. more »»

Red Cross warns against false use of its emblem in Cameroon

July 22, 2015

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — The Red Cross warned Wednesday that its emblem is being falsely used in violence-plagued parts of Cameroon and threatened legal actio. more »»

Norway honors 77 victims of extremist attacks in July 2011

July 22, 2015

HELSINKI (AP) — Four years after a right-wing extremist killed 77 people in Norway, Prime Minister Erna Solberg says July 22, 2011, will always remain a dark day in the Scandinavian country's... more »»

Teen, mother lose challenge against UK abortion ruling

July 22, 2015

LONDON (AP) — A teenager and her mother on Wednesday lost a legal challenge against a rule that prevents women from Northern Ireland from receiving free abortions in Englan. more »»

Burundi election results to be announced Friday

July 22, 2015

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Burundi's electoral commission chief says results will be announced Friday for the presidential election, a poll that took place amid unrest over President Pierre... more »»

France set to back reducing reliance on nuclear power

July 22, 2015

PARIS (AP) — French lawmakers are set to approve a bill aimed at reducing the country's reliance on nuclear power and boost the usage of renewable energy instead. more »»

Tested by dissent, Greece to vote on more bailout conditions

July 22, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Barely a week after their last crunch vote, Greek lawmakers are set to vote later Wednesday on further economic reforms demanded by international creditors in return for a... more »»

Turkey briefly blocks access to Twitter over bombing images

July 22, 2015

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey briefly blocked access to Twitter on Wednesday to prevent images of Monday's deadly bombing from being broadcast and to stop Twitter users from calling for protests against... more »»

Prosecutors: Suspects targeted Italian base with US presence

July 22, 2015

MILAN (AP) — Two terror suspects arrested Wednesday who claimed allegiance to the Islamic State group had among their targets an Italian military base near the northern city of Brescia that has a... more »»

Drone seized in Poland after near-collision with plane

July 22, 2015

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish authorities confiscated a drone and questioned a man after a Lufthansa passenger plane approaching Warsaw's international airport nearly collided with a flying object... more »»

Iranian official: Held US citizens discussed at nuke talks

July 22, 2015

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's deputy foreign minister said on Wednesday that Iranian diplomats discussed the case of Americans still held captive by Tehran. more »»

Israeli government clashes with liberal Jewish streams

July 22, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's narrow coalition government, propped up by two ultra-religious parties, is butting heads with liberal streams of Judaism that dominate Jewish life in the United States —... more »»

Suicide bomber kills 19 people in north Afghanistan market

July 22, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber attacked a market crowded with shoppers Wednesday in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 19 people and wounding 38 amid other Taliban assaults in the... more »»

Snorkeler dies after windsurfer's board hit her in Spain

July 22, 2015

MADRID (AP) — Authorities say a Russian woman died after a windsurfer's board slashed her throat while she was snorkeling off Spain's Canary Islands. more »»

 
 
 

 

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