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After deadly attack, Israel arrests extremist in crackdown

August 4, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli authorities kicked off a promised crackdown on Jewish extremists following last week's deadly arson attack on a Palestinian family, arresting a high-profile activist... more »»

 
 
 
German justice minister fires country's top prosecutor

August 4, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — German Justice Minister Heiko Maas said Tuesday he will request the dismissal and retirement of the country's chief federal prosecutor Harald Range. more »»

Greece: Prospect of new election grows, market hit

August 4, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government conceded Tuesday that dissent within the ruling party was likely to force an early election, while bank shares plummeted again on the stock market, which... more »»

Total reboot: How to fix Greece's economy

August 4, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — After so much pain, Greece must now figure out how to get its economy back on its feet. more »»

Concern over lion hunting rises in South Africa

August 4, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Debate is intensifying in South Africa over the practice of hunting captive-bred lions. more »»

Russia bids for vast Arctic territories at UN

August 4, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has submitted its bid for vast territories in the Arctic to the United Nations, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. more »»

Paratroopers compete in military games in Russia

August 4, 2015

RYAZAN, Russia (AP) — Paratroopers from Russia, China and several other nations have shown their skills at military competitions in western Russi. more »»

Greece: Prospect of new election grows, markets hit

August 4, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's left-wing government conceded Tuesday that dissent within the ruling party was likely to force an early election, while markets fell again under the weight of... more »»

Chechnya opens its first beach for women

August 4, 2015

GROZNY, Russia (AP) — Authorities in Chechnya have opened the first women-only beach in the mostly Muslim region. more »»

In Egypt, disaffected youth increasingly drawn to extremism

August 4, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — The 20-year-old law student says he has had enough of fruitless protests in support of Egypt's deposed Islamist president, two years of a losing struggle with police. more »»

Afghan Taliban deny 'propaganda' about succession crisis

August 4, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's Taliban on Tuesday urged followers to disregard "enemy propaganda" about internal fractures in their movement following the death of longtime leader Mullah... more »»

Swiss customs seize 578 pounds of ivory en route to China

August 4, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — Customs officials at Zurich airport have seized 262 kilograms (578 pounds) of ivory that three Chinese men had dispatched from Tanzania, contraband that may have come from up to 50... more »»

Militants in Egypt shell house in Sinai, killing family of 5

August 4, 2015

CAIRO, Egypt (AP) — Militants in Egypt's restive northern Sinai shelled a house near a security checkpoint early on Tuesday, killing an entire family of five members inside it and wounding nine o... more »»

ASEAN wants China to stop work in disputed sea: official

August 4, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Southeast Asian nations want China to stop land reclamation in the disputed South China Sea, a regional official said Tuesday, but China insisted it has a right to... more »»

South Africa's Nobel laureate Tutu leaves hospital

August 4, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African retired archbishop Desmond Tutu left a Cape Town hospital on Tuesday after being treated for an infection there since last month, his foundation sai. more »»

Firing of generals raises fear of return to Algerian strife

August 4, 2015

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria is in the grips of political intrigue, as the president nears death and rumors of coup attempts swirl. more »»

Yemen pro-government troops retake rebel-held base in south

August 4, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's pro-government troops were fighting pockets of resistance outside a key military base in the country's south on Tuesday, a day after they seized it from Shiite rebels,... more »»

Kosovo passes law on war crimes court

August 4, 2015

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo lawmakers have approved a law to set up a special war crimes court paving the way for indictments to be filed against top wartime leaders and current politicians. more »»

Facing Islamic State threat, Iraq digitizes national library

August 4, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — The dimly-lit, dust-caked stacks of the Baghdad National Library hide a treasure of the ages: crinkled, yellowing papers holding the true stories of sultans and kings; imperialists... more »»

Greek market down further as prospect of new elections grows

August 4, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Greek stock market is suffering a second day of losses since reopening, as the country's left-wing government conceded that dissent within the ruling party was likely to... more »»

Israeli arrested after West Bank arson that killed toddler

August 4, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Tuesday it was interrogating the suspected head of a Jewish extremist group in the first arrest of an Israeli suspect following last week's arson attack in the West... more »»

 
 

 

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