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Oil plunge is threat and boon to global economies

November 28, 2014

A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. more »»

 
 
 
Venezuelan classical music system under fire

November 28, 2014

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — It has been praised the world over as a model for uplifting disadvantaged youth by connecting them with classical music. more »»

Bomb blast hits mosque in northern Nigeria city

November 28, 2014

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — An explosion tore through the central mosque in Nigeria's second-largest city on Friday, and officials feared the casualty toll would be high.

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INSIDE KOBANI: Devastation mixed with optimism

November 28, 2014

KOBANI, Syria (AP) — Blocks of low-rise buildings with hollow facades, shattered concrete, streets strewn with rubble and overturned, crumpled remains of cars and trucks. more »»

AP PHOTOS: Brazil housing shortage a daily drama

November 28, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — When it rains, the dirt floor of the home where Taina Ferreira lives with her three small children turns to mud, and the contents of the open sewer that cuts in front of her... more »»

French president cheered in Ebola-stricken Guinea

November 28, 2014

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — French President Francois Hollande brought a message of hope to Guinea on Friday, where thousands of residents lined the roads while clapping, drumming and dancing to catch... more »»

Italian man seriously wounded at West Bank protest

November 28, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Italian man marching in support of Palestinians in the northern West Bank on Friday was shot and seriously wounded by Israeli forces, a Palestinian hospital official said. more »»

Sarkozy's back _ but can he regain the presidency?

November 28, 2014

PARIS (AP) — Nicolas Sarkozy tried to quit politics after losing the French presidency, and instead followed his wife's international singing tours and traveled the speakers' circuit. more »»

Islamists hold small protests in Egypt, 5 killed

November 28, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security forces quickly put down scattered protests Friday as an attempt by Islamists to hold the first major anti-government rallies in months fizzled, with at least two... more »»

Pope urges more Muslim opposition to IS in Turkey

November 28, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Pope Francis condemned the Islamic State group's assault on Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, as he arrived Friday in Turkey to encourage Muslim... more »»

UN panel raps US record on torture

November 28, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — Police brutality, military interrogations and prisons were among the top concerns of a U.N. more »»

Oil plunge a panacea for much of world economy

November 28, 2014

A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. more »»

Pope calls for Muslim opposition to IS in Turkey

November 28, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Pope Francis has condemned the Islamic State assault on Christians and other religions minorities in Iraq and Syria as he arrived in Turkey to encourage Muslim leaders to... more »»

At least 2 killed in Ukraine shelling

November 28, 2014

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — At least two people have been killed in a rocket attack that left a hospital badly damaged in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, where fighting is raging between... more »»

Russian warships wait out storm in English Channel

November 28, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian warships have entered the English Channel to wait out a storm following a week of maneuvers in the North Sea, the latest in a string of Russian military exercises this year. more »»

East-West divisions define Moldova's elections

November 28, 2014

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — A wealthy pro-Russian candidate who had hoped to be Moldova's next prime minister fled the country before dawn Friday, a dramatic development two days before elections in... more »»

Families of kidnapped Lebanese soldiers protest

November 28, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Police used water cannons to break up a protest Friday by relatives of several kidnapped Lebanese soldiers, after the protesters blocked a main highway in the capital. more »»

Pope wades into Mideast turmoil with Turkish visit

November 28, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Pope Francis arrived in Turkey on Friday at a sensitive moment for the Muslim nation, as it cares for . more »»

Hong Kong protest movement's unlikely teen leader

November 28, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — At age 14, he stepped into the spotlight to take on — and ultimately help defeat — Hong Kong authorities' plans to launch a "national education" curriculum, calling it a ploy to... more »»

Black Friday problems hit Britain

November 28, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Americans celebrating Thanksgiving in Britain may have felt right at home as Black Friday shopping chaos caused disruptions. more »»

Swiss to vote on massive gold-buying plan

November 28, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — In Switzerland, a campaign is on to protect the country's wealth by investing in gold — a lot of gol. more »»

 
 
 

 

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