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Russia says Aleppo combat suspended, residents say no let-up

December 9, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — Russia said the Syrian army was suspending combat operations in Aleppo late Thursday to allow for the evacuation of civilians from besieged rebel-held neighborhoods, but residents... more »»

 
 
 
Woman described as Canada's Rosa Parks to appear on banknote

December 9, 2016

GATINEAU, Quebec (AP) — A black woman often described as Canada's Rosa Parks for her 1946 decision to sit in a whites-only section of a Nova Scotia movie theater will be the first Canadian woman... more »»

Russia says Aleppo combat suspended, residents say no let-up

December 8, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — Russia said the Syrian army was suspending combat operations in Aleppo late Thursday to allow for the evacuation of civilians from besieged rebel-held neighborhoods, but residents... more »»

Italian populists renew anti-euro stance while eyeing power

December 8, 2016

ROME (AP) — A leader of Italy's populist 5-Star Movement is pressing for a vote on whether the country should keep the euro as its official currency, a pitch for support as the party eyes nationa... more »»

The Latest: Turkey sends 300 more troops to Syria border

December 8, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

9:40 p.m.

Turkey's state-run news agency says 300 commandos have deployed to the border area with Syria. more »»

French far-right chief nixes free class for kids of illegals

December 8, 2016

PARIS (AP) — Far-right leader Marine Le Pen has declared that foreigners in France should go through a "waiting period" before benefiting from the country's social services and that children whos... more »»

The Latest: Russia to discuss Aleppo rebel pullout with US

December 8, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

7:45 p.m. more »»

Brexit dominates UK politics, from Supreme Court to Commons

December 8, 2016

LONDON (AP) — The drama of Britain's exit from the European Union was being acted out this week on two of London's grandest stages: the Supreme Court and the House of Commons chamber. more »»

Rights group says US may be complicit in Yemen 'atrocities'

December 8, 2016

CAIRO (AP) — Human Rights Watch on Thursday called for an arms embargo on Saudi Arabia over the war in Yemen, and said the United States might be complicit in "atrocities" by supplying bombs. more »»

European Central Bank adds half a trillion euros in stimulus

December 8, 2016

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank will pour another half-trillion euros ($579 billion) in newly printed money into the eurozone economy to support its recovery as the currency... more »»

Woman described as Canada's Rosa Parks to appear on banknote

December 8, 2016

GATINEAU, Quebec (AP) — A black woman often described as Canada's Rosa Parks for her 1946 decision to sit in a whites-only section of a Nova Scotia movie theater will be the first Canadian woman... more »»

Putin: NGO restrictions needed to stem foreign influence

December 8, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin says Russia will continue to counter foreign influence over its domestic affairs through non-government organizations. more »»

Parisians grapple with worst winter pollution in a decade

December 8, 2016

PARIS (AP) — Under deceptively blue skies, the marvels of Paris beckoned. But art dealer Sophie Vigourous wore a face mask to appreciate them because of the pollution. more »»

Syria's Assad says victory in Aleppo won't end the war

December 8, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — President Bashar Assad said in comments published Thursday that Syrian forces' victory in the battle for Aleppo will be a "big gain" for his government but that it will not end of... more »»

The Latest: Russia dismisses threat of new Syria sanctions

December 8, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

6:40 p.m. more »»

New Krakow archbishop named to replace former top papal aide

December 8, 2016

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Roman Catholic Church authorities in Poland on Thursday announced the successor to Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, the retiring archbishop of Krakow who served as personal... more »»

Pope recalls poor families as Rome holiday shopping begins

December 8, 2016

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has recalled struggling families, the jobless and those forced to take "undignified" work as Rome's holiday season begins. more »»

Turkey's leader renounces foreign currencies to boost lira

December 8, 2016

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's leader has renounced foreign currencies in favor of the ailing lira currency in keeping with his appeal to Turkish citizens to do the same, his spokesman said Thursday, a... more »»

The Latest: UN official says Syria approves Aleppo aid

December 8, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

5:45 p.m.

A U.N. aid official says Syria's government has authorized U.N. more »»

Hungary's leader urges Hungarian minority to vote in Romania

December 8, 2016

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's prime minister urged the Hungarian minority in Romania to vote in Sunday's parliamentary election there and "speak up for their own interests. more »»

Pakistan to probe plane crash that killed 47

December 8, 2016

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan said Thursday it will open an investigation into a plane crash the day before in the country's northwest that killed 47 passengers and crew, as military helicopters... more »»

 
 

 

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