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Dead migrants found in abandoned truck near Austrian capital

August 27, 2015

VIENNA (AP) — As regional leaders met Thursday to tackle Europe's refugee crisis, a gruesome discovery unfolded a short drive from the Austrian capital: An abandoned truck was found with at least... more »»

 
 
 
Greece appoints 1st female prime minister ahead of snap poll

August 27, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's first female prime minister, a top judge, was sworn in Thursday to head a caretaker government ahead of early elections next month in the bailout-dependent country. more »»

French police dismantle Roma camp on Paris outskirts

August 27, 2015

LA COURNEUVE, France (AP) — Police, working swiftly in the pouring rain, cleared out one of France's biggest and oldest Roma camps on Thursday, dismantling a sprawling network of makeshift... more »»

Jewish settlers take over homes in Arab part of Jerusalem

August 27, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Ultra-nationalist Israelis took over a four-story building in the heart of an Arab neighborhood in east Jerusalem on Thursday, raising fears of fresh violence in the tense area. more »»

4 killed in Dominica as Tropical Storm Erika hits island

August 27, 2015

ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Tropical Storm Erika pounded the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica on Thursday, unleashing flooding and mudslides that killed at least four people and knocked out power... more »»

Guatemalan prosecutors urge president to resign amid scandal

August 27, 2015

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Pressure grew Thursday on Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina to resign as business and government offices closed, protesters prepared to march, and the attorney general'... more »»

Record migrant flow reported on Hungary's razor-wire border

August 27, 2015

ROSZKE, Hungary (AP) — Hungary deployed police reinforcements to rein in an unrelenting flow of migrants across its porous border Thursday, but refugee activists said the effort appeared futile i... more »»

A look at the latest developments in Europe's migrant crisis

August 27, 2015

Record numbers of migrants fleeing violence and poverty in countries such as Syria, Afghanistan and Eritrea are trying to reach Europe this year, despite the risks of perilous sea crossings and... more »»

South African prototype may solve solar power problem

August 27, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — By thinking small, a group of South African scientists may have pioneered solar technology that has stumped Internet giant Google. more »»

Monaco seeks forgiveness for deporting Jews during WWII

August 27, 2015

MONACO (AP) — In an unprecedented gesture of repentance, Monaco's Prince Albert II apologized Thursday for his country's role in deporting Jews to Nazi camps — seven decades after police rounded... more »»

Austria finds 20, maybe up to 50, migrants dead in truck

August 27, 2015

PARNDORF, Austria (AP) — Austrian police on Thursday discovered the badly decomposing bodies of at least 20 — and possibly up to 50 — migrants stacked in a truck parked on the shoulder of the mai... more »»

What killed Knut? Riddle of polar bear's death solved

August 27, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — The sudden death four years ago of Knut, the celebrity Berlin Zoo polar bear who ended up on the cover of Vanity Fair, shocked his fans around the world and posed a riddle for... more »»

Balkan summit on migrants overshadowed by migrant deaths

August 27, 2015

VIENNA (AP) — Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann had just finished telling other European leaders that there was an urgent need to crack down on human traffickers when the news came: at least 20... more »»

Scientists squabble while Africa's only penguins perish

August 27, 2015

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — They're cute, knee-high, they bray like donkeys and are a tourist attraction near Cape Town. more »»

Hezbollah, Syria rebels agree to cease-fire in border town

August 27, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — A new 48-hour cease-fire went into effect Thursday between Lebanese Hezbollah fighters allied with Syrian government forces and insurgents in a Syrian border town and two Shiite... more »»

Thai court issues warrant for suspect in second bomb blast

August 27, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for an unnamed suspect in a riverside blast that occurred a day after the bombing of a shrine in central Bangkok which killed 20... more »»

Greece moves closer to announcement of early election date

August 27, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece came one step closer on Thursday to early elections with President Prokopis Pavlopoulos appointing the head of the country's Supreme Court as caretaker prime minister... more »»

Dutch rabbit Miffy and Matisse side-by-side at Rijksmuseum

August 27, 2015

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Miffy is hanging with Matisse at the Rijksmuseum. more »»

Greece: Supreme Court head appointed to lead interim gov't

August 27, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's president has appointed the head of the country's Supreme Court as prime minister to lead a caretaker government as the country heads to early elections next month. more »»

US stocks open higher after Chinese market surges

August 27, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening higher after China's main stock index logged its biggest gain in eight weeks. A report also showed that the U.. more »»

Hungary sees record number of migrants: Over 3,200 in 1 day

August 27, 2015

ROSZKE, Hungary (AP) — Record numbers of migrants are arriving in Hungary across its southern border with Serbia, many of them carrying babies, marching down train tracks and crawling under spool... more »»

 
 
 

 

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