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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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

British university says Quran parchment among oldest

July 22, 2015

LONDON (AP) — A British university disclosed Wednesday that scientific tests prove a Quran manuscript in its collection is one of the oldest known and may have been written close to the time of... 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 »»

Tested by dissent, Greece to vote on more bailout conditions

July 22, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek lawmakers began another emergency debate Wednesday on further economic reforms demanded by international creditors in return for a new bailout — a vote that could... more »»

Burundi counting votes in presidential election

July 22, 2015

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Vote counting is underway and results are expected Thursday for Burundi's election amid unrest over President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term, which critics... 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 as news... more »»

Australia says Vietnamese asylum seekers could be sent home

July 22, 2015

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government said on Wednesday that a boat carrying dozens of Vietnamese asylum seekers intercepted close to the northwest coast could be sent back to... more »»

Unwanted gift from Stalin, Warsaw Palace of Culture turns 60

July 22, 2015

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Some Poles liken the skyscraper to an elephant in lace underpants. A famous poet dubbed it "the nightmare of a drunken baker. more »»

Eruptions of ash at 5 volcanoes shroud skies in Indonesia

July 22, 2015

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Eruptions of ash at five volcanoes shrouded the skies over parts of the Indonesian archipelago Wednesday, forcing three airports to close. more »»

University of Birmingham says Quran parchment among oldest

July 22, 2015

LONDON (AP) — The University of Birmingham said Wednesday that scientific tests prove a Quran manuscript in its collection is one of the oldest known and may have been written close to the time o... more »»

2 die as high speed train hits truck in Czech Republic

July 22, 2015

PRAGUE (AP) — A high-speed train collided with a truck Wednesday in the eastern Czech Republic, leaving two passengers dead and 13 injured, officials said. more »»

American NGO MacArthur Foundation says it's leaving Russia

July 22, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — The MacArthur Foundation, a prominent American non-governmental organization that has operated in Russia for more than two decades, announced Wednesday it was leaving Russia because... more »»

Suicide bomber kills 15 people in northern Afghanistan

July 22, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden vest among a crowd of shoppers at a market in northern Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least 15 people, an official... 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 »»

Royals celebrate Prince George's 2nd birthday

July 22, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Prince George celebrates his second birthday on Wednesday and while he's just a toddler, he's already made an impression as a doting elder brother, a magnet to cameras and even a... more »»

 
 

 

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