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Iraqi Shiite militias push to take villages west of Mosul

February 22, 2017

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's government-sanctioned paramilitary forces, made up mainly of Shiite militiamen, launched a new push Wednesday to capture villages west of the city of Mosul from Islamic Stat... more »»

Partner of UK author Helen Bailey convicted of her murder

February 22, 2017

LONDON (AP) — The partner of British children's author Helen Bailey was convicted Wednesday of killing her and dumping her body in a cesspool in a financially motivated murder.

A jury at S. more »»

Iraqi suicide bomber was ex-Gitmo detainee

February 22, 2017

LONDON (AP) — A suicide bomber who attacked a military base in Iraq this week was a former Guantanamo Bay detainee freed in 2004 after Britain lobbied for his release, raising questions about the... more »»

Authorities say German school shooting alert a false alarm

February 22, 2017

BERLIN (AP) — Local authorities say an alert about a possible attack at a school in western Germany that prompted a major police operation Wednesday was a false alarm. more »»

Swiss firm says South Korean exec made off with millions

February 22, 2017

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss engineering company ABB says that an executive at its South Korean unit is suspected of leading a "sophisticated criminal scheme" to steal millions of dollars from the compan. more »»

The Latest: Facebook photo shows suspect in similar shirt

February 22, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into the killing of Kim Jong Nam, Kim Jong Un's half brother, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (all times local):

6:25 p.m. more »»

Russian supply ship launched to International Space Station

February 22, 2017

MOSCOW (AP) — An unmanned Russian cargo ship lifted off successfully Wednesday on a supply mission to the International Space Station. more »»

Mexicans weigh the daunting prospect of deportee camps

February 22, 2017

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans fear deportee and refugee camps could be popping up along their northern border under the Trump administration's plan to start deporting to Mexico all Latin Americans... more »»

Ex-Hong Kong leader gets 20 months in jail for misconduct

February 22, 2017

HONG KONG (AP) — A former leader of Hong Kong was sentenced Wednesday to 20 months in prison for misconduct after failing to disclose plans to rent a luxury apartment for his retirement from a... more »»

Pilot radioed in 'Mayday' call before Australian plane crash

February 22, 2017

DALLAS (AP) — A pilot repeatedly yelled out "Mayday" but did not say what the emergency was before his light plane crashed into the roof of an Australian shopping mall, killing himself and four... more »»

The Latest: Son of slain N. Korean not in Malaysia: police

February 22, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into the killing of Kim Jong Nam, Kim Jong Un's half brother, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (all times local):

12:15 p.m. more »»

Life expectancy to keep rising; S. Korean women could hit 91

February 22, 2017

LONDON (AP) — While most people born in rich countries will live longer by 2030 — with women in South Korea projected to reach nearly 91 — Americans will continue to have one of the lowest life... more »»

Lawyer: Portugal to extradite ex-CIA agent to Italian jail

February 21, 2017

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A former CIA agent will be handed over to Italy in the coming days to serve a four-year prison sentence after being convicted of involvement in a U.S. more »»

Trump comments put focus on Sweden's embrace of immigrants

February 21, 2017

HELSINKI (AP) — When a riot broke out in a predominantly immigrant Stockholm suburb this week, the biggest surprise for many Swedes was that a police officer found it necessary to fire his gun. more »»

Americans killed in Australian plane crash were avid golfers

February 21, 2017

DALLAS (AP) — Four American tourists were pursuing their passion for golf during a weekslong trip to Australia when they were killed Tuesday after a light plane carrying them on an offshore... more »»

Official: Ecuador's presidential election headed to runoff

February 21, 2017

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador's nail-biter election is heading to a runoff after results showed ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno falling just shy of the votes needed to clench a first-round... more »»

Sentencing of Israeli soldier in shooting deepens fissures

February 21, 2017

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli soldier was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in prison for killing a badly wounded Palestinian assailant as he lay on the ground, in a landmark decision that deepened... more »»

UN says upcoming Syria talks aimed at 'political transition'

February 21, 2017

BEIRUT (AP) — A top adviser to the U.. more »»

Le Pen refuses headscarf, nixes talks with Lebanon cleric

February 21, 2017

BEIRUT (AP) — France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen refused to don a headscarf for a meeting with Lebanon's top Sunni Muslim cleric on Tuesday and walked away from the scheduled... more »»

Louvre show: Vermeer was both revolutionary and a borrower

February 21, 2017

PARIS (AP) — His luminous strokes produced masterpieces like "Girl with a Pearl Earring. more »»

 
 
 

 

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