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Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's Nobel Peace Prize laureate and long-time political prisoner, finally collects the European Union's 1990 Sakharov Prize for human rights from European Parliament President Martin Schulz at the European parliament in Strasbourg eastern France Tuesday Oct 22, 2013.  (AP Photo/Christian Lutz)

At last, Myanmar’s Suu Kyi collects 1990 prize

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s Nobel Peace Prize laureate and long-time political prisoner, has finally collected the European Union’s 1990 Sakharov Prize for human rights. In Tuesday’s stirring ceremony, European Parliament […]

10/22/2013

From left, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., Senate Budget Committee Chair Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., wind up outlining their approach to tackling the nation’s debt problems in the Senate Reception Room at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013.   With last-minute legislation passed in Congress that reopened the government and averted a national default, bipartisan budget conferees from both houses of Congress emerge from an initial meeting in the Capitol.  (AP Photo/ Scott Applewhite)

Disbelief to relief: World greets US budget deal

LONDON (AP) — The world’s disbelief at the political impasse in the U.S. turned to relief Thursday as the country stepped back from the brink of default. But experts and foreign officials warned that Washington’s […]

10/17/2013

Workers collecting red grapes in the vineyards of the famed Chateau Haut Brion, a Premier Grand Cru des Graves, during the grape harvest in Pessac-Leognan, near Bordeaux, southwestern France on Oct. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Bob Edme, File)

EU vintners recover from bad harvest

BRUSSELS (AP) — The grape harvest in the European Union has picked up from the extremely bad 2012 season, wine experts said. But key regions in France are still struggling because of bad weather. Several […]

10/16/2013

General view prior to the start of the two days of closed-door nuclear talks on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 at the United Nations offices in Geneva, Switzerland. (AP Photo/Fabrice Coffrini, pool)

Iran presents nuclear proposals at Geneva talks

GENEVA (AP) — Declaring that Iran no longer wants to “walk in the dark” of international isolation, Iranian negotiators put forward what they called a potential breakthrough plan Tuesday at the long-stalled talks on easing […]

10/15/2013

Director General of  the OPCW,  Ahmet Uzumcu  comments on the organization being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, during a press conference in The Hague, Netherlands, Friday Oct. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

A look at the impact of recent Nobel Peace Prizes

STOCKHOLM (AP) — By honoring the global chemical weapons watchdog, the Nobel Peace Prize committee stuck to its tradition of not just awarding past achievements, but highlighting a cause, movement or process it hopes can […]

10/12/2013

A bottle of the propofol, the nation's most popular anesthetic. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Missouri gov. halts 1st US execution by propofol

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday halted what was to have been the first execution in the United States to use the popular anesthetic propofol, following threats from the European Union […]

10/11/2013

In this video image made available by the Armed Forces of Malta from an overflying aircraft, a life raft carrying survivors  floats in the sea between Malta and the Italian island of Lampedusa, Oct. 11 2013. (AP Photo/ Armed Forces of Malta)

Another boat carrying many migrants capsizes off Sicily

ROME (AP) — For the second time in a week, a smugglers’ boat overloaded with migrants capsized in the Canal of Sicily on Friday as it made the perilous crossing from Africa to Europe. At […]

10/11/2013

Migrants answer a reporter's questions at a temporary camp in the Italian island of Lampedusa, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.  (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Fisherman says migrants were too weak to grab lifesaver

LAMPEDUSA, Italy (AP) — The friends were heading out on a fishing trip, when one heard voices from the sea. Don’t be silly, Vito Fiorino told him — it’s only the seagulls’ early morning song. […]

10/04/2013

In this image made from video provided by the Italian Coast Guard and recorded on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, Italian Coast Guard rescue a survivor of a ship transporting hundreds of migrants which caught fire and sank off the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, Italy. (AP Photo/Italian Coast Guard)

Migrants used empty water bottles to stay afloat

LAMPEDUSA, Italy (AP) — Survivors of a fiery shipwreck that killed more than 100 African migrants clung to empty water bottles to keep themselves from drowning and were coated in gasoline, an Italian fisherman said […]

10/04/2013

Firefighters unload the body of a drowned migrant from a Coast Guard boat in the port of Lampedusa, Sicily, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Nino Randazzo, Health Care Service, HO)

Death toll in migrant boat shipwreck rises to 114

ROME (AP) — A ship carrying African migrants to Europe caught fire and capsized Thursday off the southern Italian island of Lampedusa, killing at least 114 people as hundreds were dumped into the sea, officials […]

10/03/2013

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Doctors: Mo. execution plan jeopardizing hospitals

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Hundreds of Missouri anesthesiologists urged the state on Monday not to use propofol in an upcoming execution, saying the fallout could jeopardize the availability of the anesthetic relied on by thousands […]

09/30/2013

NSA leaker Edward Snowden during his meeting with Russian activists and officials at Sheremetyevo airport, Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo/Tatyana Lokshina, Human Rights Watch)

Snowden among finalists for EU human rights prize

BRUSSELS (AP) – U.S. intelligence leaker Edward Snowden is among three finalists for the European Union’s top human rights prize. European lawmakers on Monday narrowed down the list of nominees for the prestigious 50,000 euro […]

09/30/2013

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