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Romania: lawyer to dictator's son and a killer dog dies, 83
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Paula Iacob, a Romanian lawyer whose cases ranged from unsuccessfully defending a dictator's son to saving a killer street dog from being put down, has died. She was 83.... 10/7/2015 1:25 PM

Putin spends his birthday playing hockey with NHL stars
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin is spending his 63rd birthday on the ice, playing hockey with NHL stars against Russian officials and tycoons.... 10/7/2015 1:24 PM

The Latest: Hungary's president urges other nations to help
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The latest developments as hundreds of thousands of people seeking safety make an epic trek through Europe. All times local.... 10/7/2015 1:18 PM

Suu Kyi says she will lead gov't if party wins Myanmar polls
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Wednesday if her party wins upcoming elections she will lead the country from behind the scenes - circumventing a clause in the constitution that bars her from the presidency.... 10/7/2015 1:16 PM

Renewed AB InBev bid for SABMiller ups stake in beer battle
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Any talk of a union between Budweiser and Miller - in fact, any talk of the creation of beer behemoth reaching all parts of the globe for that matter - should be put off for now as the owners of two of the world's most famous beers continue to haggle over the terms of a merger.... 10/7/2015 1:14 PM

VW elects Poetsch as chairman of board of directors
WOLFSBURG, Germany (AP) -- Volkswagen has elected Chief Financial Officer Hans Dieter Poetsch to chair its board of directors, a move that comes amid a scandal over emission-test rigging that's roiling the German automaker.... 10/7/2015 1:10 PM

The Latest: Nobel shows link between DNA repair, diseases
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Latest developments in the announcements of the Nobel Prizes (all times local):... 10/7/2015 1:10 PM

The Latest: Israeli PM cancels trip to Germany amid violence
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The latest developments in ongoing tensions between Palestinians and Israelis following days of violence in Jerusalem and the West Bank (all times local).... 10/7/2015 1:01 PM

Syrian troops launch ground offensive in central regions
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syrian government troops launched a ground offensive Wednesday in the country's central region under cover of Russian airstrikes, a Damascus official said. And in the first salvo from the sea, Russian warships fired missiles into Syria, with Moscow saying they were targeting militants.... 10/7/2015 12:58 PM

UK's Cameron: I'll get tough in EU negotiations
LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister David Cameron vowed Wednesday to get tough in European Union negotiations, crack down on extremism, make Britain a more equal country - and then resign.... 10/7/2015 12:58 PM

French govt starts anti-jihadi ad campaign to counter IS
PARIS (AP) -- A new French government ad campaign features mourning families to discourage young people from joining extremists in Syria - an attempt at a counter-narrative against an Islamic State publicity machine that churns out huge amounts of propaganda.... 10/7/2015 12:54 PM

Israeli team advances in contest to send spacecraft to moon
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A team of Israeli engineers is the first to advance in an international competition sponsored by Google to send a privately-funded spacecraft to the moon, contest organizers announced Wednesday.... 10/7/2015 12:53 PM

Afghanistan says troops hold Kunduz square, calm returning
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan troops have regained control of the main square in Kunduz, a strategic northern city briefly seized by Taliban insurgents last week that has been the scene of intense fighting, officials said Wednesday.... 10/7/2015 12:53 PM

Official: Extremists kill 2 in drive-by shooting in Somalia
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A Somali official says Islamic extremist rebels killed two men in a drive-by shooting in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu.... 10/7/2015 12:53 PM

Scientists win Nobel chemistry award for work on DNA repair
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Three scientists from Sweden, the U.S. and Turkey won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for showing how cells repair damaged DNA, work that's inspired the development of new cancer treatments.... 10/7/2015 12:46 PM

Aid group seeks fact-finding mission over Kunduz strike
GENEVA (AP) -- Doctors Without Borders called for an independent and unprecedented fact-finding mission on Wednesday to investigate a U.S. airstrike on a hospital run by the medical aid group in Afghanistan that killed at least 22 people.... 10/7/2015 12:42 PM

At 'home' in Peru, World Bank chief unfazed by slower growth
CARABAYLLO, Peru (AP) -- In the 1990s, Jim Yong Kim would climb the dusty streets and hillsides of this sprawling slum outside Peru's capital distributing expensive pharmaceutical drugs he'd brought hidden in his luggage to tuberculosis patients. Residents recall the Harvard-trained physician as a smiling do-gooder with basic Spanish and shoes permanently caked with dust.... 10/7/2015 12:38 PM

Abe reshuffles Cabinet, adding minister to focus on economy
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reshuffled his Cabinet on Wednesday to focus on reviving the world's No. 3 economy.... 10/7/2015 12:26 PM

Global shares higher despite lower IMF growth forecast
LONDON (AP) -- Rising oil prices helped stock markets in Europe post solid gains Wednesday despite a lower global growth forecast from the International Monetary Fund.... 10/7/2015 12:24 PM

17th century 'selfies' show at Dutch museum the Mauritshuis
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- These days, anybody with a smartphone can snap a selfie in a split second. Back in the Dutch Golden Age, they were called self-portraits and were the preserve of highly trained artists who thought long and hard about every aspect of the painting.... 10/7/2015 12:20 PM

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