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The Latest: US defense secretary wants accelerated campaign
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest developments on the war in Syria, the refugee crisis and security talks in Munich, Germany. (all times local):... 2/11/2016 10:41 AM

The Latest: European banks take a hammering in markets
LONDON (AP) -- The latest on the turmoil global financial markets (all times local):... 2/11/2016 10:32 AM

Carter expects NATO endorsement of anti-IS campaign plan
BRUSSELS (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says he expects a gathering of more than two dozen countries contributing to the war against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq to endorse a U.S. plan for accelerating the campaign this year.... 2/11/2016 10:27 AM

Hong Kong activists face riot charges after holiday protest
HONG KONG (AP) -- Several dozen people appeared in a Hong Kong court Thursday to face rioting charges following a violent clash earlier this week between protesters and police sparked by a clampdown on holiday street food vendors.... 2/11/2016 10:27 AM

Lawmakers say UK's draft online spying law needs changes
LONDON (AP) -- The British government is under pressure to amend its proposed Internet surveillance law after a committee of lawmakers said plans to make service providers retain all users' data have not been "adequately thought through."... 2/11/2016 10:27 AM

Italy urged Egypt for help hours after student disappeared
CAIRO (AP) -- Italian officials contacted Egyptian authorities hours after a student later found tortured to death disappeared in central Cairo last month, according to an official summary of Italian efforts to locate him.... 2/11/2016 10:24 AM

N. Korea orders military takeover of inter-Korean factory
PAJU, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea on Thursday ordered a military takeover of a factory park that was the last major symbol of cooperation with South Korea, saying Seoul's suspension of operations at the jointly run facility was a "dangerous declaration of war."... 2/11/2016 10:18 AM

Carter: NATO to draw up plans to counter people smuggling
BRUSSELS (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says NATO military authorities have been ordered to draw up plans for how the alliance could help shut down illegal migration and people smuggling across the Aegean Sea.... 2/11/2016 10:12 AM

94 year old former Auschwitz guard goes on trial in Germany
DETMOLD, Germany (AP) -- A 94-year-old former Auschwitz guard went on trial Thursday on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder in western Germany, accused of serving in the death camp at a time when hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews were gassed.... 2/11/2016 9:51 AM

Sweden cuts key interest rate to minus 0.50 percent
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Sweden's central bank has decided to cut its key interest rate to a record low of minus 0.50 percent, saying the measure is necessary to safeguard the bank's target of increasing inflation, which was still "not on a firm footing."... 2/11/2016 9:39 AM

World stocks shudder as economy jitters take center stage
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Stocks shuddered again Thursday, led by a sharp drop in Hong Kong as it caught up with global market turmoil after Lunar New Year holidays. An escalation in tensions between North and South Korea added to a litany of woes for markets that were already flustered by signs of slowing global growth and the slide in oil prices.... 2/11/2016 9:29 AM

Ex-army chief's appointment as Sri Lanka lawmaker criticized
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- An international rights group says the Sri Lankan government's decision to appoint the civil war-winning general to Parliament contradicts pledges to investigate abuses alleged to have occurred under his command.... 2/11/2016 9:29 AM

3 missing in Greek helicopter crash
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Authorities in Greece say three navy personnel are missing after a helicopter crash in the eastern Aegean Sea.... 2/11/2016 9:26 AM

A look at Japan's complex relationship with North Korea
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan has a troubled and complicated relationship with North Korea. The two countries have no diplomatic ties, but there are tens of thousands of pro-Pyongyang ethnic Koreans who live in Japan and still have relatives in the North.... 2/11/2016 9:17 AM

2 alleged human smugglers on trial over Aylan Kurdi's death
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Two alleged people-smugglers are on trial in Turkey accused of causing the death of 3-year-old Syrian migrant boy Aylan Kurdi and four other people.... 2/11/2016 9:06 AM

Oil price drop pushes Total profit down 26 percent
PARIS (AP) -- Total says its fourth quarter earnings skidded 26 percent as the collapse in oil prices hit another global energy giant.... 2/11/2016 9:03 AM

The Latest: S. Korea bolsters military along western border
PAJU, South Korea (AP) -- The Latest on tensions between North and South Korea following Pyongyang's rocket launch (all times local):... 2/11/2016 9:03 AM

Dozens detained, life paralyzed by strike in Indian Kashmir
SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- Indian authorities have detained dozens of Kashmiri activists and placed separatist leaders under house arrest to prevent them from holding anti-India protests to mark the anniversary of a top separatist leader's hanging more than three decades ago.... 2/11/2016 9:02 AM

At least 69 injured in train derailment in Egypt
CAIRO (AP) -- At least 69 people were injured when a train derailed and two of its cars overturned as it was travelling north toward Cairo on Thursday, an Egyptian Health Ministry official said.... 2/11/2016 9:01 AM

School bus crash in French port city kills 6 children
PARIS (AP) -- Six French children were killed Thursday when the part of a truck swung open and raked through their school bus in a town on the country's Atlantic coast, officials said.... 2/11/2016 9:00 AM

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