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Belarus seeks $3 billion loan from the IMF
MINSK, Belarus (AP) -- Belarus said Tuesday it is seeking a $3 billion loan for 10 years from the International Monetary Fund and is considering some economic reforms in return.... 12/1/2015 4:35 PM

Trial for ranking French IS fighter in recruiting network
PARIS (AP) -- Accused of running a network to recruit French extremists to fight in Syria, designated a terrorist by the United States and a fugitive by his homeland, Salim Benghalem promised to return to France only to carry out an attack "with a maximum of damage."... 12/1/2015 4:34 PM

UN: Polio outbreak in Ukraine is a state of emergency
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- The World Health Organization is urging Ukraine's health ministry to declare a state of emergency due to a polio outbreak, a move meant to prompt more action from the government in Kiev.... 12/1/2015 4:24 PM

Blast near Istanbul subway station injures at least 1
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- An explosion near a subway station in Istanbul on Tuesday injured at least one person, a Turkish official said. The cause of the blast wasn't immediately known, but some reports said it might have been caused by a faulty transformer.... 12/1/2015 4:20 PM

Nigeria: Ex-security adviser detained over missing billions
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Agents from Nigeria's intelligence and financial crimes agencies have detained the former presidential security adviser and several others over missing billions of dollars meant to buy weapons to fight Boko Haram.... 12/1/2015 4:15 PM

France, Germany, Canada call on world to put price on carbon
LE BOURGET, France (AP) -- One of the smartest ways to fight global warming is putting a price on carbon dioxide pollution, according to key world leaders at the international climate summit, including U.S. President Barack Obama.... 12/1/2015 4:11 PM

Search for Jewish tombs lost in WWII brings back heritage
PROSTEJOV, Czech Republic (AP) -- There was no mistaking what the stone slab was, only the spot where it lay was somehow not fitting. Instead of marking a place of the departed, the tombstone served as a doormat to a henhouse in a small Czech village.... 12/1/2015 4:09 PM

Obama says parts of climate deal must be legally binding
PARIS (AP) -- Parts of a global climate agreement being hammered out in Paris should be legally binding, President Barack Obama said Tuesday. The declaration was a boost to climate negotiators seeking a tough accord and a challenge to Republican senators, many of whom don?t believe that global warming is real.... 12/1/2015 4:02 PM

Brazil's economic downturn deepens with further GDP drop
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazil's government says Latin America's largest economy has shrunk even more than expected.... 12/1/2015 3:59 PM

Turkish NTV television: Explosion at Istanbul subway station causes injuries
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish NTV television: Explosion at Istanbul subway station causes injuries.... 12/1/2015 3:52 PM

Kenya police tears-gas protest against corruption
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A Kenyan activist says police have tear-gassed a peaceful demonstration in support of government action against corruption.... 12/1/2015 3:44 PM

German court declares Auschwitz suspect fit for trial
BERLIN (AP) -- A German appeals court has reversed a lower court's decision that a 95-year-old former SS sergeant who served as a medic in the Auschwitz death camp isn't fit for trial.... 12/1/2015 3:42 PM

Mexico experts: passageway may lead to Aztec ruler's tomb
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A Mexican government archaeologist says his team has found a tunnel-like passageway that apparently leads to two sealed chambers in Mexico's Templo Mayor complex. It's the latest chapter in the search for the as-yet undiscovered tomb of an Aztec ruler.... 12/1/2015 3:27 PM

Deal reached in Syrian city of Homs for fighters to leave
BEIRUT (AP) -- An opposition monitoring group and a Syrian official say a deal has been reached for thousands of insurgents to leave the last opposition-held neighborhood in the central city of Homs.... 12/1/2015 3:25 PM

Azerbaijan deploys police to restore order in Islamic suburb
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) -- Law-enforcement agencies in Azerbaijan have launched a special operation to quiet mounting unrest in a heavily Islamic suburb of the capital that has left seven people dead.... 12/1/2015 3:16 PM

UK's Cameron pledges vigorous debate on Syria strikes
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's Prime Minister has promised a 10??-hour parliamentary debate on whether Britain should launch airstrikes in Syria as he presented the motion outlining his case for attacking Islamic State militants.... 12/1/2015 3:14 PM

UN court charges top officials in Serb nationalist party
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- United Nations prosecutors have unsealed an arrest warrant that charges three senior officials in a Serbian nationalist political party with contempt of court for allegedly interfering with witnesses.... 12/1/2015 3:13 PM

Obama says Russia may finally come around on Assad's future
PARIS (AP) -- President Barack Obama expressed optimism Tuesday that Russia will ultimately come around on the need for Syrian President Bashar Assad to leave power to end his country's long civil war, but warned the turnaround would not come overnight.... 12/1/2015 3:12 PM

Netanyahu says Israel acts in Syria 'from time to time'
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's prime minister has acknowledged his country operates occasionally in Syria to prevent weapons from being delivered to Israel's enemies.... 12/1/2015 2:59 PM

Diplomats: NATO to invite Montenegro to join alliance
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Foreign ministers from NATO countries were expected to invite Montenegro to join the military alliance despite Russia's objection to the move, diplomats said, the latest sign of discord between the West and Moscow even as they both battle the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.... 12/1/2015 2:52 PM

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