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Greece: Prospect of new election grows, markets hit

August 4, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's left-wing government conceded Tuesday that dissent within the ruling party was likely to force an early election, while markets fell again under the weight of... more »»

In Egypt, disaffected youth increasingly drawn to extremism

August 4, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — The 20-year-old law student says he has had enough of fruitless protests in support of Egypt's deposed Islamist president, two years of a losing struggle with police. more »»

Afghan Taliban deny 'propaganda' about succession crisis

August 4, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's Taliban on Tuesday urged followers to disregard "enemy propaganda" about internal fractures in their movement following the death of longtime leader Mullah... more »»

Swiss customs seize 578 pounds of ivory en route to China

August 4, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — Customs officials at Zurich airport have seized 262 kilograms (578 pounds) of ivory that three Chinese men had dispatched from Tanzania, contraband that may have come from up to 50... more »»

Militants in Egypt shell house in Sinai, killing family of 5

August 4, 2015

CAIRO, Egypt (AP) — Militants in Egypt's restive northern Sinai shelled a house near a security checkpoint early on Tuesday, killing an entire family of five members inside it and wounding nine o... more »»

ASEAN wants China to stop work in disputed sea: official

August 4, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Southeast Asian nations want China to stop land reclamation in the disputed South China Sea, a regional official said Tuesday, but China insisted it has a right to... more »»

South Africa's Nobel laureate Tutu leaves hospital

August 4, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African retired archbishop Desmond Tutu left a Cape Town hospital on Tuesday after being treated for an infection there since last month, his foundation sai. more »»

Firing of generals raises fear of return to Algerian strife

August 4, 2015

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria is in the grips of political intrigue, as the president nears death and rumors of coup attempts swirl. more »»

Yemen pro-government troops retake rebel-held base in south

August 4, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's pro-government troops were fighting pockets of resistance outside a key military base in the country's south on Tuesday, a day after they seized it from Shiite rebels,... more »»

Kosovo passes law on war crimes court

August 4, 2015

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo lawmakers have approved a law to set up a special war crimes court paving the way for indictments to be filed against top wartime leaders and current politicians. more »»

Facing Islamic State threat, Iraq digitizes national library

August 4, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — The dimly-lit, dust-caked stacks of the Baghdad National Library hide a treasure of the ages: crinkled, yellowing papers holding the true stories of sultans and kings; imperialists... more »»

Greek market down further as prospect of new elections grows

August 4, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Greek stock market is suffering a second day of losses since reopening, as the country's left-wing government conceded that dissent within the ruling party was likely to... more »»

Israeli arrested after West Bank arson that killed toddler

August 4, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Tuesday it was interrogating the suspected head of a Jewish extremist group in the first arrest of an Israeli suspect following last week's arson attack in the West... more »»

Malaysia seeks amicable solution to China sea dispute

August 4, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia on Tuesday called for more efforts to find a peaceful solution to rising tensions in the disputed South China Sea, as the U.S. more »»

Pakistan hangs man that family says was convicted as a minor

August 4, 2015

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan executed a man Tuesday convicted of killing a 7-year-old boy in 2004 when his family and lawyers say he was just 14 years old, despite international outcry over... more »»

Calais, hit by migrant woes, a city everyone wants to leave

August 4, 2015

CALAIS, France (AP) — The truck drivers who pass through don't like it. Neither do the millions of tourists who turn up each year. more »»

Egypt's disaffected youth increasingly calling for violence

August 4, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — The 20-year-old law student says he has had enough of fruitless protests in support of Egypt's deposed Islamist president, two years of a losing struggle with police. more »»

Rebooting Greece: how to get its economy going again

August 4, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — After so much pain, Greece must now figure out how to get its economy back on its feet. more »»

Creators of destroyed hitchhiking robot mull rebuild

August 4, 2015

TORONTO (AP) — Collapsed among trash and dead leaves, its arms ripped off and its skull and brain nowhere in sight, the talking and tweeting hitchhiking robot from Canada met its untimely end in... more »»

Mexico City mayor vows full probe of journalist slaying

August 4, 2015

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City's mayor said Monday that no expense will be spared and no line of investigation ignored in the hunt for the killers of four women and a photojournalist, who had fle... more »»

 
 
 

 

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