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UN Security Council takes up N. Korea's human rights

December 22, 2014

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11 hurt after van drives into Christmas market in France

December 22, 2014

PARIS (AP) — France's top security official says the driver of a van that crashed into a Christmas market in western France on Monday stabbed himself several times after the incident. more »»

UN Security Council discussing N. Korea's human rights

December 22, 2014

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.. more »»

Pope in blistering critique of Vatican bureaucrats

December 22, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — To the Catholic Church's "seven deadly sins," Pope Francis has added the "15 ailments of the Curia. more »»

88-year-old ex-minister wins Tunisia election

December 22, 2014

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — An 88-year-old political veteran has been elected president of Tunisia, a country whose young people once electrified the world by overthrowing its 73-year-old dictator in... more »»

11 hurt after van drives into Nantes Christmas market

December 22, 2014

PARIS (AP) — A French official says 11 people are hurt, five seriously, after a van drove into a Christmas market in the western city of Nante. more »»

Spain: Princess Cristina to be tried for fraud

December 22, 2014

MADRID (AP) — Spain's Princess Cristina was indicted on tax fraud charges Monday — a severe setback to efforts by her brother King Felipe VI to rid the royalty of image problems after his... more »»

Truck veering out of control kills 6 pedestrians in Glasgow

December 22, 2014

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Six people were killed and several others injured when a garbage truck crashed into a group of pedestrians in downtown Glasgow Monday, police said. more »»

Russia bails out bank following ruble slide

December 22, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has bailed out a mid-sized bank for about $500 million to save it from bankruptcy— a clear sign that the slide in the value of the ruble in the wake of falling oil prices is... more »»

Prosecutor: No terror link in France car rampage

December 22, 2014

PARIS (AP) — French officials called for vigilance but warned against jumping to conclusions Monday after a pair of weekend attacks — one in which a driver ran down 13 bystanders, and another in... more »»

Palestinians say Gaza reconstruction pledges unfulfilled

December 22, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — International donors have so far failed to deliver billions of dollars in aid money that was promised to rebuild the war-battered Gaza Strip, a Palestinian official said Monday,... more »»

Big changes coming to Cuba tourism with US opening

December 22, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — U.S. tourists are roaming the streets of Old Havana, listening to lectures on Art Deco architecture and meeting with jazz musician. more »»

10 years after tsunami, victim's mom learns body wasn't lost

December 22, 2014

SEINT PAING, Myanmar (AP) — Of all the moments to chase a dream, May Aye Nwe chose the morning of Dec. 26, 2004. more »»

In IS-held town, Iraqi Kurds face heavy resistance

December 22, 2014

MOUNT SINJAR, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi Kurdish forces forged ahead with their assault Monday on a militant-held town in northern Iraq, but encountered heavy resistance from Islamic State fighters whose... more »»

North Korea skipping UN Security Council meeting

December 22, 2014

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An angry North Korea, now on the defensive over a U.S. accusation of hacking, is refusing to take part in a groundbreaking U.N. more »»

China to investigate ex-President Hu's top aide

December 22, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — The top aide to former Chinese President Hu Jintao has been placed under investigation for unspecified disciplinary violations, the official Xinhua News Agency said Monday, in a... more »»

Belarus enjoys bonanza amid Russia-West tensions

December 22, 2014

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — As relations between Russia and the West have sunk to their lowest point since the Cold War, there's one country that's reaping rewards — Belarus, whose authoritarian leader... more »»

Zimbabwe's president fires more cabinet members

December 22, 2014

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's festive season is marked by continued political infighting and financial austerity, as the president fired two more cabinet ministers and the country's civil... more »»

Australia family found after 10 days in wilderness

December 22, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — A 5-year-old boy and his 7-year-old brother were recovering in a hospital Monday after surviving with their father for 10 days in the Australian wilderness with little food and in... more »»

Chinese military plane crashes; 2 deaths reported

December 22, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese military plane crashed in the country's northwest on Monday and a news website says at least two people were killed.

The plane crashed at about 3 p.m. more »»

SKorea holds N-plant drills against cyber threats

December 22, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's monopoly nuclear power company said it began drills Monday against possible cyberattacks after online threats of attack against its plants. more »»

 
 
 

 

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