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'Unbroken' may be broken in Japan, still divided over war

December 12, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Angelina Jolie's new movie "Unbroken" has not been released in Japan yet, but it has already struck a nerve in a country still fighting over its wartime past. more »»

Thousands of Italians protest economic reforms

December 12, 2014

MILAN (AP) — Striking Italian union workers marched Friday through more than 50 Italian cities to protest government economic reforms that they say erode their rights. more »»

Mali: Last known Ebola case has recovered

December 12, 2014

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The last Ebola patient being treated in Mali has survived the disease and been released, the Health Ministry said Friday, leaving no known cases in the West African country. more »»

Spain's 'Xnet' corruption fighters expose graft

December 12, 2014

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — From the street, where passers-by can see only a falling-down sign saying "canned food," the building looks like an abandoned grocery store in one of Barcelona's seediest... more »»

South Africans mourn slain compatriots

December 12, 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Mourners in South Africa prayed and sang hymns on Friday during separate funeral services for four South African civilians who were killed in conflicts in Yemen and Afghanistan. more »»

France wants to legalize terminal sedation

December 12, 2014

PARIS (AP) — France's president wants to allow doctors to keep terminally ill patients sedated until death comes, amid a national debate about whether to legalize euthanasia. more »»

'Magic mushroom' in Queen Elizabeth II's garden

December 12, 2014

LONDON (AP) — A mushroom with hallucinogenic properties was found growing at Buckingham Palace but no one suspects Queen Elizabeth II of cultivating the magic mushroom. more »»

Dozens of shots fired at Israeli embassy in Athens

December 12, 2014

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Unknown attackers fired dozens of bullets at the facade of the Israeli embassy in Athens without causing any injury in a pre-dawn, drive-by attack Friday on one of the Greek... more »»

French court to rule on Uber ban in new challenge

December 12, 2014

PARIS (AP) — A French court is expected to decide Friday whether to ban the ride-hailing company Uber's service after a complaint from rival taxi and car services. more »»

Fires break out at German refugee housing site

December 12, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Security at asylum sites in Bavaria was being stepped up Friday after fires broke out at three empty buildings earmarked to house asylum seekers and anti-foreigner slogans and... more »»

Jackson leaves Middle Earth with 'The Hobbit'

December 12, 2014

LONDON (AP) — After a long and eventful journey, "The Hobbit" trilogy has reached its bloody climax. more »»

Chinese Nobel laureate sends message from jail

December 12, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — Imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo has told an overseas friend that he is relatively healthy and wants the world to pay more attention to other Chinese... more »»

German opposition loses Snowden hearing bid

December 12, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's highest court has thrown out a bid by opposition parties to force the government to allow former NSA contractor Edward Snowden to come to Berlin to testify about the... more »»

AP PHOTOS: Political campaigning, Japan-style

December 12, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Some deliver their stump speeches standing on plastic milk crates, Japan's version of the proverbial soapbox. Others climb atop platforms on specially-equipped vans. more »»

Korean Air chairman, daughter sorry for nut rage

December 12, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Korean Air Lines Co. executive who delayed a flight in an incident dubbed "nut rage" bowed deep in apology Friday before facing questioning by transport officials. more »»

Japan runs short of butter as dairy farms dwindle

December 12, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — When Japanese pose for pictures, instead of saying "Cheese!" some say "Butter!" These days, butter is more likely cause for frowning, since it is rationing that comes to mind. more »»

Scant progress as UN climate enter final stretch

December 12, 2014

LIMA, Peru (AP) — U.N. more »»

Last call for sleeper trains linking Berlin, Paris

December 12, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Commuters jostle on and off their gleaming high-speed trains at Berlin's main railway station on a cold December morning, but one platform stays stubbornly empty. more »»

'Bibi Fatigue' could factor into Israeli election

December 12, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — With elections on the horizon, the greatest obstacle standing between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a return to high office could be Netanyahu himself. more »»

Ukraine: Truce results in 1st casualty-free day

December 12, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — Ukraine's president said Friday that a fragile truce between his government's troops and Russian-backed separatists in east Ukraine had resulted in the first day free of deaths or... more »»

 
 
 

 

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