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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

A woman covers her nose in Savar, Bangladesh. (AP Photo)

US suspends Bangladesh trade privileges

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced Thursday the suspension of U.S. trade privileges for Bangladesh because of concerns over labor rights and worker safety that intensified after hundreds died there in the global garment […]

06/27/2013

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Turkish official approves ‘standing man’ protest

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s deputy prime minister gave a nod of approval on Wednesday to a new form of peaceful resistance that is spreading through Turkey. Although police dispersed pockets of protesters who set […]

06/19/2013

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The ins and outs of G-8 summit promises

ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland (AP) — Group of Eight summit participants are powerful people: the leaders of the U.S., Russia, Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Canada and Japan, plus top officials from the European Union. But they […]

06/18/2013

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