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The US-Iran differences that blocked a nuke deal
VIENNA (AP) -- Renewed failure by Iran and the U.S. to reach a nuclear agreement by a Monday deadline reflects the difficulties each side has with crossing red lines they brought with them to the negotiating table.... 11/24/2014 6:08 PM

Erdogan: women are not equal to men
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan set off a new controversy on Monday, declaring that women are not equal to men and accusing feminists of not understanding the special status that Islam attributes to mothers.... 11/24/2014 6:04 PM

US condemns Gambia's anti-gay law
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- The U.S. State Department has condemned the decision by Gambia's president to approve a law imposing life imprisonment for some homosexual acts.... 11/24/2014 6:03 PM

Saudi Arabia: Islamic State group linked to attack
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry says militants linked to the Islamic State group were behind a surprise attack this month that killed seven Shiites in the kingdom's east.... 11/24/2014 5:45 PM

Congo: Amnesty says Belgian firm helped evictions
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- A Belgian company supplied the bulldozers that destroyed hundreds of homes near a mine in southeastern Congo and lied about it for years with the help of a government cover-up, Amnesty International said in a report released Monday.... 11/24/2014 5:40 PM

Lawyers of al-Jazeera reporter urge his release
CAIRO (AP) -- The lawyers of an imprisoned Egyptian-Canadian Al-Jazeera journalist called Monday for his release, saying he should benefit from a recently passed law in Egypt that allows the country's president to deport foreign defendants, or be freed for health reasons.... 11/24/2014 5:39 PM

Swiss museum gets huge, priceless art trove
BERLIN (AP) -- A Swiss museum accepted a massive, priceless trove of long-hidden art from the late German collector Cornelius Gurlitt on Monday, promising to work with Germany to make sure that any Nazi-looted pieces in it are returned to Jewish heirs.... 11/24/2014 5:35 PM

Syrian on hunger strike outside Greek parliament
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- About 150 Syrian civil war refugees have begun a hunger strike in front of Greece's Parliament, urging the government to grant them temporary working and residence rights.... 11/24/2014 5:35 PM

Forces backing elected Libyan government take town
CAIRO (AP) -- Forces allied to Libya's elected government seized a western mountain town after heavy airstrikes drove back rival militias on Monday, as warplanes also bombed Tripoli's only functioning airport, killing two people, officials said.... 11/24/2014 5:29 PM

Israeli police say Arab stabs Jew in Jerusalem
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police say an Arab assailant has stabbed a Jewish man in Jerusalem.... 11/24/2014 5:23 PM

Morocco rights groups boycotting Marrakech meeting
RABAT, Morocco (AP) -- A group of Moroccan human rights groups announced Monday they would boycott an international human rights conference being held in their country because of consistent government interference.... 11/24/2014 5:22 PM

Iran nuclear talks to be extended until July
VIENNA (AP) -- Facing still significant differences between the U.S. and Iran, negotiators gave up on last-minute efforts to get a nuclear deal by the Monday deadline and extended their talks for another seven months.... 11/24/2014 5:17 PM

Pope to take on hot EU topics in Strasbourg visit
STRASBOURG, France (AP) -- Pope Francis is set to deliver his first public speech about Europe, focusing on complex continental issues such as high jobless rates among the young, and immigration.... 11/24/2014 5:00 PM

Francis meets Egyptian president on European trip
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican says Pope Francis emphasized Egypt's role in establishing Middle East peace during a meeting with the country's president.... 11/24/2014 4:51 PM

In Iran, Muslim clerics vow to combat extremists
QOM, Iran (AP) -- Muslim clerics meeting in Iran have vowed to counter extremists like the Islamic State group through mosques and Islamic teaching centers.... 11/24/2014 4:39 PM

Unseen Arthur Miller drama to premiere in Britain
LONDON (AP) -- A previously unstaged Arthur Miller drama set in the brutal world of the Brooklyn docks will have its world premiere at a British theater next year, the centenary of the playwright's birth.... 11/24/2014 4:29 PM

Fire damages 750-year-old oak tree in Poland
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- A suspected arson fire in southwestern Poland has damaged a 750-year-old oak tree believed to be the country's oldest.... 11/24/2014 4:19 PM

Floods kill at least 32 in southern Morocco
RABAT, Morocco (AP) -- Days of unusually heavy rain pounded Morocco's south and unleashed deadly floods that killed 32 people, the Interior Ministry said Monday.... 11/24/2014 3:58 PM

Romania appoints diplomat as foreign minister
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Romania has named a respected diplomat as foreign minister after two ministers resigned over criticism about the way voting was organized for Romanians abroad in a recent election.... 11/24/2014 3:48 PM

Google settles with ex-banker over online abuse
LONDON (AP) -- Google has agreed to a settlement with a former Morgan Stanley banker who sued the search engine over defamatory Internet posts.... 11/24/2014 3:47 PM