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US General: 10 percent of Afghanistan under Taliban control

September 23, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Taliban have control over 10 percent of Afghanistan's population and the insurgent group is battling with the Afghan government for control of at least another 20 percent,... more »»

Almost diplomacy: US ex-officials, NKoreans quietly meet

September 23, 2016

Officially, the United States and North Korea barely speak to each other, their communications often limited to public exchanges of insults.

The U.S. more »»

Wounds heal slowly in Colombian town engulfed by rebels

September 23, 2016

PUERTO RICO, Colombia (AP) — It's a sweltering afternoon and two young women cool off with a juice at a bright green-painted store and watering hole as a few mules relax in the shad. more »»

Colombia rebels unanimously approve peace accord with govt

September 23, 2016

YARI PLAINS, Colombia (AP) — Leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia gave their unanimous support on Friday to a peace agreement reached last month with the government. more »»

AP Exclusive: Iraq oil fires could jeopardize Mosul mission

September 23, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — A fire at one of Iraq's oil fields could hinder military and humanitarian efforts as operations to recapture the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul get underwa. more »»

William, Kate bring young prince, princess on Canada trip

September 23, 2016

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Canadians were thrilled when Prince William and Kate traveled across the country as newlyweds five years ago. more »»

UN ready to implement climate deal in Morocco

September 23, 2016

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — With the Paris Agreement on climate change poised to take effect, diplomats now head to Morocco to hammer out the difficult details of how to make it work and raise the $100... more »»

Polish lawmakers proceed with proposal to ban abortion

September 23, 2016

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's lawmakers have decided to proceed with work to ban abortion and have rejected a proposal to liberalize the current restrictive law. more »»

France: We'll keep fighting for new cease-fire deal in Syria

September 23, 2016

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — France's foreign minister says he will be disappointed but not discouraged if an agreement isn't reached in New York on a new cease-fire in Syria, insisting: "We will... more »»

162 bodies retrieved after migrant boat capsizes off Egypt

September 23, 2016

ROSETTA, Egypt (AP) — The bodies of 162 people had been pulled from the waters off the Egyptian coast by Friday, two days after a boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsized in the Mediterranean... more »»

Toddler rescued after spending 72 hours in Siberian woods

September 23, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Emergencies Ministry says a three-year-old boy who spent 72 hours in a Siberian forest after getting lost has been rescued. more »»

Russia's Vladimir Putin again reshuffles his inner circle

September 23, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin reshuffled his inner-circle again Friday by giving the parliament speaker's job to his chief domestic strategist, a man who oversaw a vote that... more »»

Farage to speak at 'Nobel' banquet for euroskeptics

September 23, 2016

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Excluded from the annual Nobel Prize banquet, the anti-immigration and euroskeptic Sweden Democrats will have their own feast this year with likeminded groups from across Europe. more »»

148 bodies retrieved after migrant boat capsizes off Egypt

September 23, 2016

ROSETTA, Egypt (AP) — The bodies of 148 people had been pulled from the waters off the Egyptian coast by Friday, three days after a boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsized in the Mediterranea... more »»

Gabon braces for court's ruling on disputed election

September 23, 2016

LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — Gabon braced for possible violence Friday as the Constitutional Court was set to rule on a disputed election that President Ali Bongo Ondimba won by less than 2 percent. more »»

Kurdish separatists say their campaign in Iran will go on

September 23, 2016

KOYA, Iraq (AP) — The main Kurdish insurgent group in Iran will keep up its guerrilla campaign against security forces "to protect and defend" Kurds living there, its deputy leader said, calling... more »»

Laos promises to phase out tiger farms: Conservation groups

September 23, 2016

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Laos has promised to phase out farms that breed endangered tigers for their body parts, a positive step from a country believed to be a major hub of wildlife trafficking in... more »»

Activists in Germany rally against Donald Trump

September 23, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — An activist group built a wall in Berlin featuring the face of Donald Trump, then tore it down in a rally to encourage Americans overseas to vote against the Republican presidential... more »»

French rogue trader damages slashed to 1 million euros

September 23, 2016

VERSAILLES, France (AP) — A French court has cut the damages owed by former trader Jerome Kerviel from 4.9 billion euros ($5.5 billion) to a more manageable 1 million euros ($1.1 million). more »»

Putin names Volodin as new speaker of Russian parliament

September 23, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin named his top political strategist to serve as the speaker of the newly elected parliament Friday after an election that saw the main pro-Kremlin... more »»

 
 
 

 

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