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Norway mulls giving mountain peak to Finland

July 27, 2016

HELSINKI (AP) — Norway is considering moving a mountain — or at least its peak — to neighboring Finland. more »»

IS suicide attack in mostly Kurdish Syria town kills 44

July 27, 2016

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A suicide bomber riding an empty livestock truck laden with explosives blew himself up Wednesday in a crowded district in the predominantly Kurdish town of Qamishli in... more »»

Egypt's scholars reject government-written sermons

July 27, 2016

CAIRO (AP) — In a rebuke to the Egyptian government, the top religious scholars of Egypt's Al-Azhar have rejected new government measures to standardize Friday sermons, saying such a step would... more »»

Mass killing plot in Japan raised alarms, then concern faded

July 27, 2016

TOKYO (AP) — He wrote that he intended to kill disabled people and that his plot would benefit Japanese society. The facility where he worked was so unnerved, it confronted him. more »»

Russian Orthodox reach Kiev monastery despite threats

July 27, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of Russian Orthodox Christian pilgrims reached the center of Ukraine's capital on Wednesday, finishing a procession to the city's most revered monastery after their march... more »»

INTERVIEW: US general says Afghan IS linked to main group

July 27, 2016

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Islamic State group presence in Afghanistan is directly linked to the parent organization in Iraq and Syria, the U.S. more »»

Chilling details of France church attack as hostage speaks

July 27, 2016

PARIS (AP) — More horrifying details emerged Wednesday about an attack on a French village church even as the country's main religious leaders sent a message of unity and solidarity after meeting... more »»

Desperate migrants in Serbia launch hunger strike

July 27, 2016

HORGOS, Serbia (AP) — They walked for miles in blazing sun to reach the doorstep of the European Union only to find its doors shut. more »»

Egypt asks IMF for $12 billion loan amid struggling economy

July 27, 2016

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt is in the "final stages" of negotiating an agreement with the International Monetary Fund to secure a $12 billion loan over three years, while targeting more loans totaling $7... more »»

WTO chief: global trade not main culprit for lost US jobs

July 27, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — Global trade is not the main cause for the loss of manufacturing jobs in places like the United States and needs to be defended from its critics, the chief of the World Trade... more »»

Pope Francis: The world's at war, but not a war of religions

July 27, 2016

KRAKOW, Poland (AP) — The world is at war, but it is not a war of religions, Pope Francis said Wednesday as he traveled to Poland on his first visit to Central and Eastern Europe in the shadow of... more »»

J.M. Coetzee, Elizabeth Strout on Man Booker Prize list

July 27, 2016

LONDON (AP) — Celebrated South African novelist J.M. Coetzee and U.. more »»

Iraq: Attacks kill at least 14; province takes on militants

July 27, 2016

BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants unleashed a series of attacks Wednesday in and around Baghdad, killing at least 14 people, officials said. more »»

The Latest: German bomber may have detonated inadvertently

July 27, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on a series of attacks in Germany (all times local):

3:45 p.m. more »»

Minister: Bavaria bomber in online chat before attack

July 27, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — A 27-year-old Syrian asylum seeker who blew himself up at a bar in the southern German town of Ansbach was chatting online with a still-unidentified person immediately before the... more »»

Pope Francis travels to Poland to meet world Catholic youth

July 27, 2016

KRAKOW, Poland (AP) — Pope Francis is traveling to Poland to meet young Catholics from around the globe and visit the Auschwitz death camp and many Catholic places in this deeply religious nation. more »»

Turkey orders 47 newspaper journalists, executives detained

July 27, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities issued warrants Wednesday for the detention of 47 former executives or senior journalists at the Zaman newspaper, which was associated with the U.. more »»

Hostage: Attackers forced my husband to film slain priest

July 27, 2016

PARIS (AP) — France's main religious leaders sent a message of unity and solidarity after meeting Wednesday with French President Francois Hollande a day after two extremists attacked a Catholic... more »»

Witnesses say South Sudan soldiers raped dozens near UN camp

July 27, 2016

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudanese government soldiers raped dozens of ethnic Nuer women and girls last week just outside a United Nations camp where they had sought protection from renewed... more »»

US Marine Corps horse honored for Korean War valor

July 27, 2016

LONDON (AP) — A U.S. Marine Corps horse who served during some of the bloodiest fighting of the Korean War has been posthumously decorated for bravery.

Sgt. more »»

 
 
 

 

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