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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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Germany joins US in blaming Assad for attack

BERLIN (AP) – Germany has joined the United States and ten other members of the Group of 20 biggest economies in blaming the Syrian government for a chemical attack against civilians last month. Germany had […]

09/07/2013

A man pays for drinks at a market bar in Madrid, Spain, on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

Eurozone’s longest-ever recession comes to an end

MADRID (AP) — Minube, a travel startup on the outskirts of Madrid, is doing something that many Spanish companies haven’t thought about for years: It’s hiring. The company, which sells bookings as it helps travelers […]

08/14/2013

Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi hold pictures of him and chant slogans during a protest at Nasr City, where protesters have installed their camp and hold their daily rally, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Arabic writing reads, "Egypt, Mohammed Morsi, and Sissi, you thief, where is my vote?" (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Egypt says diplomacy has failed to resolve crisis

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s military-backed interim leadership proclaimed Wednesday that a crackdown against two protest sites is inevitable, saying that nearly two weeks of foreign diplomatic efforts to peacefully resolve its standoff with the Muslim […]

08/07/2013

A gay rights activist at a demonstration in front of the Russian consulate in New York, Wednesday, July 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Latvian distiller owner tries to defuse boycott

RIGA, Latvia (AP) — Many gay bars in North America have stopped selling the famous Stolichnaya vodka brand to protest Russia’s crackdown on the gay community. But the vodka’s maker has joined forces with Latvia’s […]

08/02/2013

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, right, talks with Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino, center, and Malta's Foreign Minister George Vella during the EU foreign ministers meeting, at the European Council building in Brussels, Monday, July 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)

EU declares Hezbollah’s military wing terror group

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union placed the military wing of Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shiite militant group and political party, on its terror list Monday in a major policy change toward the Middle East. The […]

07/22/2013

US President Barack Obama and Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany. (AP Photo)

US, German officials to discuss NSA activities

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed Wednesday to hold a high-level meeting between security officials from their countries in the coming days to discuss in greater detail reports of […]

07/04/2013

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New NSA spying allegations rile European allies

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration faced a breakdown in confidence Sunday from key foreign allies who threatened investigations and sanctions against the U.S. over secret surveillance programs that reportedly installed covert listening devices in […]

06/30/2013

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