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Greece gets $14.5 billion to pay debts, part of new bailout

August 20, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece was receiving the first 13 billion-euro ($14. more »»

AP PHOTOS: Kimono-clad foreigners get a taste of old Tokyo

August 20, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — With some help from Japanese volunteers, more than 80 foreigners from around the world, including the United States, Russia and Malaysia, donned casual summer kimonos called "yukata"... more »»

Bangkok attack turns Malaysia family's vacation into tragedy

August 20, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — This week's deadly bombing in Bangkok left a Malaysian family struggling to come to grips with an attack that claimed at least four members who had been enjoying a... more »»

AP PHOTOS: Annual festival invades Nicaraguan capital

August 20, 2015

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Indian chiefs and dancing red and black devils invade the Nicaraguan capital each August as the annual Santo Domingo festival explodes in the streets of Managua to honor... more »»

Hackers expose millions on cheating site; some in US govt

August 20, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Hackers say they have exposed unfaithful partners across the world, posting what they said were the personal details of millions of people registered with cheating website Ashley... more »»

Police hunt 'foreigner' in deadly bombing of Bangkok shrine

August 20, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — A police manhunt was underway in Thailand for an "unidentified foreign man" shown in a security video leaving a backpack at a popular Bangkok shrine just minutes before a bomb... more »»

Slovenian avant-garde rock band makes Pyongyang debut

August 20, 2015

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Slovenian avant-garde rock group Laibach is known for pushing the envelope — wearing military uniforms on stage, toying with socialist and Marxist themes, making... more »»

Human rights group slams Egypt's new anti-terrorism law

August 20, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's sweeping new counterterrorism law erodes basic rights and defines terrorism so broadly that it could encompass civil disobedience and be used to stifle dissent, Human Rights... more »»

AP Exclusive: UN to let Iran inspect alleged nuke work site

August 20, 2015

VIENNA (AP) — Iran will be allowed to use its own inspectors to investigate a site it has been accused of using to develop nuclear arms, operating under a secret agreement with the U.N. more »»

Attackers on moped kill Tunisian policeman, wound 2 others

August 19, 2015

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A Tunisian official says two men on a moped opened fire with a rifle on three policemen in the resort town Sousse, killing one and wounding the other tw. more »»

IS beheads aging Syrian antiquities scholar in Palmyra

August 19, 2015

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The 81-year-old antiquities scholar had dedicated his life to exploring and overseeing Syria's ancient ruins of Palmyra, one of the Middle East's most spectacular... more »»

Israel suspends detention of Palestinian hunger striker

August 19, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court on Wednesday suspended the detention order against a Palestinian prisoner who has been on a hunger strike for 65 days, releasing him while he receives... more »»

AP Exclusive: UN to let Iran inspect alleged nuke work site

August 19, 2015

VIENNA (AP) — Iran will be allowed to use its own inspectors to investigate a site it has been accused of using to develop nuclear arms, operating under a secret agreement with the U.N. more »»

UN says Yemen on edge of famine from conflict, blocked ports

August 19, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — The war in Yemen has pushed the country to the brink of famine, with both commercial food imports and aid deliveries held up by the fighting and millions of hungry women and children... more »»

South Sudan president to sign peace deal in days, US says

August 19, 2015

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — South Sudan President Salva Kiir has assured U.S. more »»

Expert with new theory on Nefertiti's tomb invited to Egypt

August 19, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptologist who believes Queen Nefertiti's crypt may be hidden behind King Tutankhamun's 3,300-year-old tomb in the famed Valley of the Kings has been invited to Cairo to defend... more »»

US boxer Roy Jones Jr. asks Putin for Russian citizenship

August 19, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — American former world boxing champion Roy Jones Jr. has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin for Russian citizenship over a cup of tea. more »»

European bailout fund approves release of funds for Greece

August 19, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — European bailout fund supervisors on Wednesday approved the release of billions of euros to help rebuild Greece's devastated economy just as a new debt payment looms. more »»

Russia gives Estonian security officer 15 years in prison

August 19, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court on Wednesday sentenced an Estonian security service officer to 15 years in prison for spying in a case that Estonian officials dismissed as revenge for his... more »»

Russians ask for 23-year sentence for Crimean filmmaker

August 19, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian prosecutors are asking a court to send a Ukrainian filmmaker to prison for 23 years on charges of conspiracy to commit terrorist attacks. more »»

 
 
 

 

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