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EU proposes $380 billion investment plan
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union's executive has proposed a plan to boost investment in the bloc's flagging economy by 315 billion euros ($380 billion) by attracting reluctant private investors with guarantees and seed money. Experts warn, however, it alone will not be enough to restart growth.... 11/26/2014 2:54 PM

Correction: Britain-Muhammad Ali Documentary story
LONDON (AP) -- In a story Nov. 25 about a Muhammad Ali documentary, The Associated Press misspelled Veronica Porche's first name. Her name is Veronica, not Veronice. In addition, Maryum Ali's name was misspelled once as Maryam in the story.... 11/26/2014 2:53 PM

Europeans debate common stand on Palestine
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Members of the European Parliament have begun debating a common approach among the European Union's 28 member states to recognition of a Palestinian state.... 11/26/2014 2:51 PM

Greek diplomat dies in fall under Thai train
BANGKOK (AP) -- Officials say a diplomat from the Greek Embassy in Thailand has died after she fell under a moving train.... 11/26/2014 2:44 PM

NATO sees Russia ready for Ukraine incursion
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- NATO's top commander says Russia still has enough troops stationed on Ukraine's border to mount a major incursion, and that it is using its military might to affect political developments inside Ukraine.... 11/26/2014 2:32 PM

Lebanese FM: Cyprus may be jihadi transit point
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- Lebanon's foreign minister says more attention should be paid to the possibility of Cyprus becoming a gateway for aspiring foreign jihadis to transit in and out of the Middle East.... 11/26/2014 2:31 PM

Passengers in Russia's Arctic give airliner a push
MOSCOW (AP) -- In other countries, you may be asked to give a push to a car stuck in the mud. In Russia, passengers in the Arctic came out of an airliner to the bitter cold to help it move to the runway.... 11/26/2014 2:25 PM

Germany to require 30 pct women in top boardrooms
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's leading companies will need to have at least 30 percent women on their supervisory boards from 2016, according to a new directive being adopted by the government, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday.... 11/26/2014 2:17 PM

Rebels attack house of Yemen leader, kill 7
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemeni Shiite rebels attacked and occupied the seat of power of an influential tribe in the capital Wednesday, setting off clashes that left six guards and a rebel dead, security officials and rebel media said.... 11/26/2014 2:16 PM

AP Interview: Jordan prince calls for tolerance
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- A brother of Jordan's king is urging moderate Muslims to take a stand against extremists who he says violate the core values of Islam.... 11/26/2014 2:14 PM

Egypt opens crossing to Gaza for 1st time in month
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- Egyptian authorities temporarily re-opened a border crossing with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday to allow Palestinians stranded outside the territory to return home, officials said.... 11/26/2014 2:12 PM

Campaigning under way in Liberia despite Ebola
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Campaigning is under way for Senate elections in Liberia, another sign that Ebola is loosening its deadly grip on the West African country even as it hits the capital of neighboring Sierra Leone with increasing force.... 11/26/2014 2:10 PM

Palestinian president against Jewish state bill
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Wednesday that he supports Israeli members of parliament who oppose the plan to formalize Israel's status as a Jewish state.... 11/26/2014 1:58 PM

Rickshaw research reveals extreme Delhi pollution
NEW DELHI (AP) -- The three-wheeled rickshaw lurched through New Delhi's commuter-clogged streets with an American scientist and several air pollution monitors in the back seat. Car horns blared. A scrappy scooter buzzed by belching black smoke from its tailpipe. One of the monitors spiked.... 11/26/2014 1:48 PM

Slovenian police seize 175 kilos of cocaine
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) -- Police in Slovenia say they have seized 175 kilograms (385 pounds) of cocaine in one of the biggest drug busts in the small Alpine nation in years.... 11/26/2014 1:43 PM

India's state-owned bank to launch Islamic fund
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India's largest state-owned bank will launch an Islamic equity fund next month aimed mainly at attracting investments from the country's 170 million Muslims.The Securities and Exchange Board of India, the country's capital markets regulator, recently allowed the government-owned State Bank of India and three mutual funds to launch Shariah funds.... 11/26/2014 1:38 PM

AP PHOTOS: Macaws bring harmony to Caracas' chaos
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- In one of the world's most hostile urban jungles, the spectacle of rainbow-colored tropical birds streaking across the late-afternoon sky has become a natural respite from rampant crime and choking pollution.... 11/26/2014 1:20 PM

Hong Kong police arrest key protesters, clear site
HONG KONG (AP) -- Police arrested key student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests on Wednesday as they cleared barricades in one volatile district, throwing into doubt the future of a 2-month-old movement seeking free elections in the former British colony.... 11/26/2014 1:18 PM

UN concerned over escalation of violence in Libya
CAIRO (AP) -- The U.N. Secretary General has expressed deep concern about the recent escalation of violence in Libya, including recent airstrikes on a military air base that until this week was Tripoli's only functioning airport.... 11/26/2014 1:18 PM

Moldova: 5 suspected of planning election violence
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) -- Moldovan prosecutors are questioning five people suspected of planning violent protests after parliamentary elections this weekend, amid concerns that Russia may try to gain greater influence in the country.... 11/26/2014 1:07 PM