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Argentina issues $1 billion, 2-year bond
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Argentina began offering a new two-year sovereign bond for $1 billion on Thursday, at a time when the government is desperately looking for fresh sources of financing.... 10/23/2014 6:04 PM

Berlusconi: Let's legalize gay civil unions
ROME (AP) -- Silvio Berlusconi is pushing for the legalization of civil unions between gays in Italy, but not same-sex marriage.... 10/23/2014 5:57 PM

AP Interview: Jerusalem mayor vows to calm city
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Jerusalem's mayor on Thursday called for a crackdown against a wave of Palestinian unrest, as police beefed up security after a Palestinian motorist with a history of anti-Israel violence slammed his car into a crowded light rail train station and killed a baby girl.... 10/23/2014 5:46 PM

AP Interview: Libya FM wants Tripoli negotiations
CAIRO (AP) -- Libya's newly appointed foreign minister says he hopes negotiations could resolve the standoff in Tripoli, where Islamist militias have taken over the capital and forced out elected lawmakers.... 10/23/2014 5:44 PM

EU leaders produce more Ebola funding at summit
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union on Thursday came up with another 24.4 million euros ($31 million) to fight Ebola, as the bloc's leaders pressed to create a 1 billion-euro ($1.26 billion) fund to fight the deadly virus.... 10/23/2014 5:34 PM

For teen with passport, Syria trip can be seamless
PARIS (AP) -- The teenage sisters told their father they were staying home sick from their suburban Denver school. Instead, they took $2,000 and their passports and headed off for Syria with a 16-year-old friend. They made it as far as Germany before border guards detained them for questioning.... 10/23/2014 5:31 PM

Cyprus president hospitalized in Brussels
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- The president of Cyprus was admitted to a hospital in Brussels on Thursday and unable to attend a European Union summit there.... 10/23/2014 5:11 PM

Royal Protection officer arrested in ammo probe
LONDON (AP) -- British police say an officer assigned to the royal protection unit has been arrested after ammunition was found in personal lockers on the grounds of Buckingham Palace.... 10/23/2014 5:02 PM

After alarm, Lebanese man tests negative for Ebola
BEIRUT (AP) -- A Lebanese man who arrived in Beirut from West Africa believing he may have Ebola was reassured by doctors that he is disease free but was still taken into a hospital quarantine on Thursday as a practice run to check the country's preparedness, a health official said.... 10/23/2014 5:01 PM

Report: Total CEO's plane almost escaped crash
MOSCOW (AP) -- The plane carrying a top French oil executive and a crew of three was already in the air when it grazed a snowplow, just failing to avoid the fatal crash, Russian crash investigators said Thursday.... 10/23/2014 5:01 PM

Mom of Canada suspect: I cry for victims, not son
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial then storming Parliament before being shot dead says she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son.... 10/23/2014 4:54 PM

Nokia turnaround since handset unit sale continues
HELSINKI (AP) -- Nokia is showing signs that it has turned around its fortunes following the sale of its ailing cellphone unit to Microsoft.... 10/23/2014 4:35 PM

Puma helps drive Kering's Q3 sales
PARIS (AP) -- Kering, the company Saint Laurent couture and Puma streetwear, says revenue grew 3.3 percent in the third quarter even as its Gucci brand continued to see sales slump.... 10/23/2014 4:34 PM

Lebanon says it won't accept more Syrian refugees
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Lebanese government says the tiny Mediterranean country will not accept any more Syrian refugees except for what authorities deem to be "exceptional" cases.... 10/23/2014 4:34 PM

Pope condemns extraordinary renditions in law talk
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis has condemned the practice of extraordinary renditions used by the CIA after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.... 10/23/2014 4:09 PM

French moving troops toward Libyan border
PARIS (AP) -- France is moving troops toward the Libyan border within weeks and, along with U.S. intelligence, is monitoring al-Qaida arms shipments to Africa's Sahel region, a top French military official said Thursday.... 10/23/2014 4:01 PM

AP Exclusive: A week on the road in North Korea
LAKE CHON, North Korea (AP) -- The Kaema Plateau, the "Roof of Korea," is a stunning, forest-covered highland nestled in such treacherous mountains that it was never taken by the Allies during the Korean War. It's now a truck stop.... 10/23/2014 3:40 PM

Attacks in southwestern Pakistan kill 12 people
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- Attacks in Pakistan's troubled southwestern province of Baluchistan, including an assault on the country's beleaguered minority Shiites Muslims and a suicide bombing targeting a pro-Taliban cleric, killed 12 people on Thursday, police said.... 10/23/2014 3:26 PM

Dancing priests become Internet sensation
ROME (AP) -- A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keys-esque voice won her a singing contest and a record contract.... 10/23/2014 3:22 PM

Trading restriction halts Portugal Telecom slide
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- A ban on the short-selling of Portugal Telecom shares helped the stock rebound following a plunge that analysts say leaves it vulnerable to a takeover bid.... 10/23/2014 2:48 PM