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Japan's jobless rate at 20-year low; consumer spending drops
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's jobless rate fell to a 20-year low in October, but consumer spending and incomes also edged lower as the tight labor market failed to spur significant increases in wages.... 11/27/2015 1:40 AM

El Salvadoran church suspends priest in sex abuse case
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- El Salvador's Roman Catholic Church announced Thursday it has suspended a well-known priest, saying he acknowledged sexually abusing a young girl.... 11/27/2015 1:00 AM

El Salvador breaks up corruption ring of judges, lawyers
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- Prosecutors have broken up a ring of a dozen lawyers, judges and a prosecutor who fixed court rulings in exchange for bribes, El Salvador's government said Thursday.... 11/27/2015 12:13 AM

Ecuador to require Cubans to get entry visas
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- Ecuador announced Thursday that it will begin requiring Cubans to get visas to enter beginning Tuesday, seeking to discourage the flow of migrants.... 11/27/2015 12:08 AM

Bolivian women arrested for alleged Facebook baby sale
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) -- Bolivian officials say they have arrested two women on human trafficking charges: one for selling her baby for $250, the other for buying it after placing a "want ad" on Facebook.... 11/27/2015 12:07 AM

Dominican officials say at least 11 dead in bus collision
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- At least 11 people died and over 70 were injured Thursday when two buses carrying tourism workers collided on a road between two resort towns in the eastern Dominican Republic.... 11/26/2015 11:09 PM

Canada to give UN $75 million for Syrian refugee relief
TORONTO (AP) -- Canada's Liberal government announced on Thursday a US$75 million (CA$100 million) contribution to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to help fleeing Syrians, fulfilling a campaign promise from its recent federal election.... 11/26/2015 10:55 PM

El Salvadoran church suspends bishop in sex abuse case
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- El Salvador's Roman Catholic Church announced Thursday it has suspended one of its bishops, saying he acknowledged sexually abusing a young girl.... 11/26/2015 10:16 PM

Russia, France agree to tighten cooperation against IS
MOSCOW (AP) -- The presidents of France and Russia agreed Thursday to tighten cooperation in the fight against the Islamic State group, although they remained at odds over their approach toward Syrian President Bashar Assad.... 11/26/2015 9:59 PM

Cameron in Austria: Brits 'not happy' with EU status quo
VIENNA (AP) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron said Thursday that his fellow citizens are "not happy" with the EU status quo, the relationship between countries using the euro and those - like his- with national currencies.... 11/26/2015 9:44 PM

Turkey-Russia spat over downed Russian warplane escalates
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- A tug-of-war over a Russian warplane downed by a Turkish fighter jet at the border with Syria escalated Thursday, with Moscow drafting a slew of economic sanctions against Turkey and the Turkish president defiantly declaring that his military will shoot down any new intruder.... 11/26/2015 9:15 PM

2 Turkish journalists jailed over Syria smuggling reports
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- In new blow to media freedoms in Turkey, a court on Thursday ordered two prominent opposition journalists jailed pending trial over charges of willingly aiding an armed group and of espionage for revealing state secrets for their reports on alleged arms smuggling to Syria.... 11/26/2015 9:11 PM

Hollande and Putin agree on closer anti-IS coordination
MOSCOW (AP) -- French President Francois Hollande and Russia?s Vladimir Putin agreed to share intelligence information and cooperate on selecting targets in the fight against the Islamic State group, raising hope for closer ties between Moscow and the U.S.-led anti-IS coalition following the Paris terror attacks.... 11/26/2015 9:06 PM

Sebastian Coe gives up role with Nike amid scrutiny
MONACO (AP) -- Although new to his job, Sebastian Coe has already learned that some battles are simply not worth fighting when you're trying to lead a major sport out of crisis.... 11/26/2015 8:51 PM

Tunisia detains 30, identifies bomber after attack
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisian authorities have detained 30 people suspected of having extremism links after a suicide bombing targeting presidential guards, and identified the bomber as a local street vendor.... 11/26/2015 8:29 PM

Venezuela opposition challenging on Chavez family turf
BARINAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Asdrubal Chavez is a walking tribute to his still-revered cousin as he stumps for congress. Hugo Chavez's eyes peer out from above the bill of his red baseball cap. The late president's signature is emblazoned on his red shirt.... 11/26/2015 8:25 PM

Nigeria: Boko Haram cannot be crushed by December
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's military cannot meet the president's December deadline to crush Boko Haram's Islamic uprising, and Nigerians must expect suicide bombings to continue, a government spokesman said Thursday.... 11/26/2015 8:23 PM

Brazil banker's arrest sends shares tumbling
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- When IT specialist Andre Esteves decided to leave Swiss bank UBS in 2008 to refound bank Pactual, he added BTG to the company's name to symbolize that he was "back to the game." Later, as a darling of the financial markets, he jokingly said that the acronym actually meant "better than Goldman" Sachs.... 11/26/2015 8:21 PM

The Latest: Putin: Russia to cooperate with US-led coalition
BEIRUT (AP) -- The latest developments regarding the war in Syria. All times local.... 11/26/2015 8:21 PM

Putin says Russia is ready to cooperate with US-led coalition against Islamic State group
MOSCOW (AP) -- Putin says Russia is ready to cooperate with US-led coalition against Islamic State group.... 11/26/2015 8:04 PM

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