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Obama urges lower tensions between Russia, Turkey
PARIS (AP) -- President Barack Obama is calling for a reduction in tensions between Turkey and Russia following Turkey's shoot-down of a Russian warplane.... 12/1/2015 9:49 AM

Syria's al-Qaida branch releases captive Lebanese soldiers
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syria's al-Qaida branch was releasing on Tuesday a group of Lebanese soldiers and policemen held captive since August 2014 as part of a swap deal brokered by Qatar that included Lebanon setting free an unspecified number of prisoners wanted by the militant group.... 12/1/2015 9:41 AM

Japan probes mystery boats carrying dead bodies off coast
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese authorities are investigating nearly a dozen wooden boats carrying decomposing bodies found drifting off the northwestern coast over the past month.... 12/1/2015 9:28 AM

European Central Bank may surprise with size of new stimulus
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Christmas is coming - and investors are already convinced they will unwrap an early present Thursday in the form of more economic stimulus from the European Central Bank.... 12/1/2015 9:08 AM

US Marine found guilty of killing transgender Filipino
OLONGAPO, Philippines (AP) -- A Philippine court on Tuesday convicted a U.S. Marine of killing a Filipino last year after he discovered she was a transgender woman in a hotel in the Philippines while he was on a break after participating in joint military exercises in the country.... 12/1/2015 9:08 AM

Spain: Police arrest Moroccan for Islamic State group ties
MADRID (AP) -- Spain's Interior Ministry says police have arrested a Moroccan who was preparing to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group.... 12/1/2015 9:04 AM

German Cabinet OKs military mission against IS in Syria
BERLIN (AP) -- The German Cabinet has approved plans to commit up to 1,200 soldiers to support the international coalition fighting against the Islamic State group in Syria.... 12/1/2015 9:03 AM

Ukrainian president pardons Russian in prisoner exchange
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- President Petro Poroshenko has pardoned a Russian citizen arrested in eastern Ukraine and exchanged him for a Ukrainian serviceman held by Russian-backed separatists.... 12/1/2015 9:01 AM

Turkey: Russia in IS oil trade claim to cover-up violation
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's prime minister has accused Russia of trying to "cover up" its infringement of Turkey's airspace with "unfounded" claims that Turkey is illegally importing oil from the Islamic State group in Syria.... 12/1/2015 8:58 AM

Indonesia probe: Rudder control problem led to AirAsia crash
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesian investigators say a faulty rudder control system and the pilots' response led to the crash of an AirAsia plane last year that killed all 162 people on board.... 12/1/2015 8:58 AM

Beijing air pollution reaches hazardous levels
BEIJING (AP) -- Schools in the Chinese capital kept students indoors and parents brought their kids to hospitals with breathing ailments Tuesday as Beijing grappled with extremely severe air pollution for the fifth straight day.... 12/1/2015 8:56 AM

The Latest: Hollande meets African leaders on climate needs
LE BOURGET, France (AP) -- The latest news from the U.N. climate conference in Paris, which runs through Dec. 11. All times local:... 12/1/2015 8:55 AM

Syria's al-Qaida branch frees Lebanese soldiers held captive since 2014 as part of swap de...
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syria's al-Qaida branch frees Lebanese soldiers held captive since 2014 as part of swap deal.... 12/1/2015 8:24 AM

Egypt holds final 2 days of voting in parliament elections
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian polling centers in nearly half of the country, including in the capital of Cairo, have opened their doors to voters for the final round of runoffs in parliament elections.... 12/1/2015 8:21 AM

Fire kills 6 children at Quran school in Turkey
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's state-run news agency says six children have died in a fire that broke out at a school teaching the Quran.... 12/1/2015 8:17 AM

Philippine court official says US Marine found guilty of killing transgender Filipino
OLONGAPO, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine court official says US Marine found guilty of killing transgender Filipino.... 12/1/2015 8:03 AM

Report: BMW CEO sees point when updating diesel uneconomic
BERLIN (AP) -- BMW's CEO says that at some future point it will no longer make economic sense to keep adapting diesel engines to ever-tougher rules, but he isn't saying when.... 12/1/2015 8:02 AM

Rights group say blockade puts Nepalese children at risk
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Child rights groups warned Tuesday that shortages of fuel, medicine and other supplies in Nepal due to a border blockade with India are putting millions of children at the risk of disease and even death.... 12/1/2015 7:15 AM

Israeli military shoots, kills suspected Palestinian stabber
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military says it has shot and killed a Palestinian who was trying to stab an Israeli pedestrian at a busy West Bank junction.... 12/1/2015 7:15 AM

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, some key world leaders said at Monday's international climate summit.... 12/1/2015 5:06 AM

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