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Tax hike on humble Greek drink threatens town's future
TIRNAVOS, Greece (AP) -- At Statiris Tavern, the patrons' faces are hardened from a life of hard work - truck drivers, builders, and farmers who've just ended their grueling grape harvest.... 10/7/2015 11:23 AM

Syrian official: Syrian troops launch ground offensive amid Russian airstrikes
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syrian official: Syrian troops launch ground offensive amid Russian airstrikes.... 10/7/2015 11:22 AM

The Latest: Laureates' work has led to new cancer research
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Latest developments in the announcements of the Nobel Prizes (all times local):... 10/7/2015 11:17 AM

Dictator's son says Filipinos care less about Marcos abuses
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The son of late strongman Ferdinand Marcos said Wednesday that Filipinos are no longer concerned about human rights abuses committed under his father's rule, angering activists who said he wants people to forget his father's dictatorship, which a popular revolt ended 29 years ago.... 10/7/2015 11:16 AM

A glance at the winners of the Nobel Prize for chemistry
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- The 2015 Nobel Prize in chemistry was announced Wednesday in Stockholm.... 10/7/2015 11:05 AM

Nepal government, protesters discuss size of states
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Negotiators from Nepal's government and the main group protesting the country's new constitution discussed the main issue of the size of proposed states on Wednesday, but said little progress was made in their second day of talks.... 10/7/2015 11:00 AM

Kremlin sets out to extend control over the Russian Internet
MOSCOW (AP) -- Galina Timchenko recalls how proud she felt when the Russian news website she edited reached 3 million users per day. When she reported the figures to the website's owner, he was horrified.... 10/7/2015 10:56 AM

Italy priest sanctioned for blaming children for pedophilia
ROME (AP) -- The Catholic Church in northern Italy's Trento region has sanctioned a priest who said pedophilia in the church was caused by children seeking the affection of priests.... 10/7/2015 10:30 AM

Seoul prosecutors questioning NYU student over N. Korea trip
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean prosecutors are investigating a New York University student freed this week by North Korea on suspicion that he violated a law that prohibits South Korean citizens from traveling to the North without permission, officials said Wednesday.... 10/7/2015 10:28 AM

Belgian government faces big protests over austerity
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Tens of thousands of workers are demonstrating through Brussels to protest the free-market regulations and austerity measures that the center-right government has been pushing through during its first year in office.... 10/7/2015 10:26 AM

Moldova signs 150 million-euro loan accord with Romania
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) -- Moldova has signed a 150 million-euro ($168 million) loan agreement with neighbor Romania which it hopes will bolster its currency and promote investment.... 10/7/2015 10:26 AM

Scientists win Nobel chemistry award for work on DNA repair
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Three scientists from Sweden, the U.S. and Turkey won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for showing how cells repair damaged DNA, work that can be used to develop new cancer treatments.... 10/7/2015 10:22 AM

A glance at the Nobel Prizes in 2015
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- The 2015 Nobel Prizes are being announced this week and next. The $960,000 awards will be handed out in Stockholm and Oslo on Dec. 10, the anniversary of prize founder Alfred Nobel's death in 1896. Below is a look at the winners announced so far:... 10/7/2015 10:17 AM

Turkey calls on Russia to respect its borders
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's prime minister called on Russia on Wednesday to respect Turkey's frontiers, saying the country wouldn't "make any concessions" on matters concerning its border security, after two Russian warplanes strayed into Turkish airspace over the weekend.... 10/7/2015 10:13 AM

Czechs seize over 220 pounds of illegal explosives for sale
PRAGUE (AP) -- Czech police say they have seized an unusually large amount of powerful illegal explosives and further dangerous substances and arrested four people who allegedly wanted to sell them on the black market.... 10/7/2015 10:11 AM

AB InBev ups its offer for SABMiller to create beer giant
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Anheuser-Busch InBev sweetened its offer for SABMiller to more than 68 billion pounds ($104 billion) on Wednesday as the Belgium-based brewer seeks to create a global beer behemoth.... 10/7/2015 10:10 AM

Germany and France try to turn tide of European skepticism
STRASBOURG, France (AP) -- It's hard to imagine a tougher year for Europe's union. Pressure to pull the EU's 28 countries tighter together instead risks pushing it farther apart. So the most powerful proponents of European unity - the leaders of Germany and France - are trying to come to its rescue.... 10/7/2015 10:00 AM

A year on, mixed views on what Hong Kong protests achieved
HONG KONG (AP) -- A year ago, Hong Kong's famously busy streets were shut down by pro-democracy protesters in the so-called "Umbrella Movement" - a moniker that came from the umbrellas used by demonstrators to fend off pepper spray used by police early in the nearly 80-day face-off.... 10/7/2015 10:00 AM

MSF seeks fact-finding mission over deadly Kunduz strike
GENEVA (AP) -- Doctors Without Borders is appealing to the United States, Afghanistan and other countries to launch an independent fact-finding mission under rules of the Geneva Conventions into the U.S. air strike on a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan that killed at least 22 people.... 10/7/2015 9:55 AM

Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar win Nobel Prize in chemistry
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar win Nobel Prize in chemistry.... 10/7/2015 9:51 AM

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