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S. Korea to shut down joint industrial park with N. Korea
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea said Wednesday that it will shut down a joint industrial park with North Korea in response to the North's recent rocket launch, accusing the North of using hard currency from the park to develop its nuclear and missile programs.... 2/10/2016 11:16 AM

Elephant rampages in west Indian town, smashing homes
KOLKATA, India (AP) -- A wild elephant has rampaged through a west Indian town, smashing homes and sending frightened residents running.... 2/10/2016 11:07 AM

AP Exclusive: Iranian drone first over US carrier since 2014
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- An Iranian drone that flew over a U.S. aircraft carrier this month was the first to conduct an overflight of an American carrier since 2014.... 2/10/2016 11:06 AM

England's junior doctors strike as contract talks fail
LONDON (AP) -- Thousands of junior doctors throughout England have gone on strike after the failure of contract negotiations.... 2/10/2016 11:02 AM

NATO chief expects OK for greater forward presence
BRUSSELS (AP) -- NATO defense ministers are meeting in Brussels, with the alliance's secretary general predicting approval for increasing NATO's forward presence in Eastern Europe to deter Russia.... 2/10/2016 11:01 AM

French foreign minister leaving to head Constitutional Court
PARIS (AP) -- French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says he is leaving his post to be named chief of the Constitutional Council, France's top court making sure that bills are compliant with the Constitution.... 2/10/2016 10:56 AM

Report: Turkey seizes suicide vests, explosives near Syria
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's state-run agency says military officials have stopped a group of 34 people at the border with Syria and seized luggage containing four suicide vests and explosives.... 2/10/2016 10:50 AM

The Latest: Fed's Yellen in focus as market mood turns rosy
LONDON (AP) -- The latest on the turmoil afflicting global financial markets (all times local):... 2/10/2016 10:41 AM

Romania upholds sentence for communist-era prison commander
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- A Romanian appeals court on Wednesday upheld a 20-year prison sentence for a 90-year-old communist-era prison guard convicted of crimes against humanity, in the first such case since dictator Nicolae Ceausescu was tried and executed in 1989.... 2/10/2016 10:37 AM

Spain: Ex-Catalan leader in court as corruption suspect
MADRID (AP) -- Jordi Pujol, former longtime leader of Spain's powerful northeastern Catalonia region, is being quizzed in the National Court as a suspect in a money-laundering probe.... 2/10/2016 10:18 AM

German prosecutors formally charge alleged local PKK leader
BERLIN (AP) -- German prosecutors say they have formally charged a 58-year-old Turkish man with "membership of a foreign terrorist organization" for his role in the Kurdish separatist group PKK.... 2/10/2016 10:18 AM

Destruction of Moscow kiosks sparks anger among activists
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian activists and political commentators have criticized Moscow authorities over the late-night destruction of kiosks around the city.... 2/10/2016 10:15 AM

French authorities in rescue of 7 trapped cave explorers
PARIS (AP) -- French authorities are working to rescue seven cave explorers who've been trapped overnight in a cave in the Pyrenees.... 2/10/2016 10:13 AM

Iran to purchase Sukhoi-30 fighter jets from Russia
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's Defense Minister says his country will sign a contract with Russia for the purchase of Sukhoi-30 fighter jets.... 2/10/2016 9:58 AM

Japan announces new sanctions on North Korea
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan announced Wednesday that it will impose new sanctions on North Korea to protest a rocket launch seen as a test of missile technology.... 2/10/2016 9:49 AM

Romanian court upholds 20-year prison term for communist-era prison guard, in first such c...
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Romanian court upholds 20-year prison term for communist-era prison guard, in first such case.... 2/10/2016 9:48 AM

Ex-SS guard on trial in late push to punish Nazi crimes
BERLIN (AP) -- A 94-year-old former SS guard at the Auschwitz death camp is going on trial this week on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder, the first of up to four cases being brought to court this year in an 11th-hour push by German prosecutors to punish Nazi war crimes.... 2/10/2016 9:24 AM

Moller-Maersk shipper posts Q4 loss of $2.5 billion
HELSINKI (AP) -- Hit by sharp declines in freight rates and the oil price, Danish shipping and oil group A.P. Moller-Maersk says it turned a $2.5 billion loss in the fourth quarter, a big turnaround from the previous year's profit of $189 million in the equivalent period.... 2/10/2016 9:23 AM

Gunmen open fire on Syria aid convoy, no casualties reported
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syria's state news agency SANA says opposition gunmen have opened fire on aid vehicles in the besieged rebel-held town of Madaya, near the capital Damascus, but no casualties were reported.... 2/10/2016 9:21 AM

Police say grenade attack on asylum home not racism
BERLIN (AP) -- Police say a recent grenade attack on an asylum seekers' home in Germany wasn't triggered by hatred on refugees, but suspect it was caused by rivalry between different companies involved in providing safety for asylum centers.... 2/10/2016 9:19 AM

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