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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

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, center, arrives for a news conference during the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

EU says Iran and 6 key nations will hold nuclear talks

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran’s new foreign minister will join talks with six key nations trying to rein in the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program later this week at the United Nations, the European Union’s foreign […]

09/23/2013

BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer gets out of the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car during its world premiere at the first press day of the 65th Frankfurt Auto Show in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Automakers bet on alternative-fuel cars for future

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Judging by the slew of electric and hybrid vehicles being rolled out at the Frankfurt Auto Show, it might seem carmakers are tapping a large and eager market. But in fact […]

09/11/2013

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