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Europeans debate common stand on Palestine
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Frustrated by deadlock in the Middle East peace process, a growing number of European leaders and lawmakers are calling for unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state.... 11/26/2014 3:33 PM

Powerful earthquake hits off eastern Indonesia
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- A powerful earthquake struck off the coast of eastern Indonesia late Wednesday, prompting villagers to flee to higher ground, but officials said a tsunami was unlikely.... 11/26/2014 3:31 PM

Russian suspected of spying resists leaving Poland
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- A Russian journalist suspected of spying in Poland says he is fighting an attempt by Polish authorities to expel him and says he wants the case against him to be declassified.... 11/26/2014 3:29 PM

Saudis suggest no need for OPEC output cut
VIENNA (AP) -- Saudi Arabia's oil minister is suggesting there is no need for OPEC to cut output despite a major fall in prices that has some other cartel members hurting.... 11/26/2014 3:28 PM

Activists raise Raqqa strikes' death toll to 95
BEIRUT (AP) -- The death toll from a series of Syrian government airstrikes on the Islamic State group's stronghold in northeastern Syria has risen to at least 95, making it one of the deadliest attacks on the city of Raqqa in the past three years, activists said Wednesday.... 11/26/2014 3:26 PM

Rare Shakespeare Folio discovered in French town
PARIS (AP) -- An accidental discovery in a northern French library of an original first folio of Shakespeare's plays - one of the rarest books in the world - has sent a jolt of excitement around the world of Shakespeare scholars.... 11/26/2014 3:22 PM

Moldova: 5 suspected of planning election violence
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) -- Moldovan prosecutors are questioning five people suspected of planning violent protests after parliamentary elections this weekend, amid concerns that Russia may try to gain greater influence in the country.... 11/26/2014 3:18 PM

Zimbabwe VP blocked from top post in ruling party
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwe's Vice President Joice Mujuru has been barred from running for a seat on a top committee of the ruling party amid accusations she plotted to assassinate President Robert Mugabe, 90.... 11/26/2014 3:14 PM

Greek diplomat dies in fall under Thai train
BANGKOK (AP) -- A diplomat from the Greek Embassy in Thailand died Wednesday after she fell under a moving train, officials said.... 11/26/2014 3:12 PM

AP Interview: Jordan prince calls for tolerance
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Moderate Muslims must take a stand against religious extremists who violate the core values of Islam, a brother of Jordan's king said Wednesday.... 11/26/2014 3:10 PM

EU proposes $380 billion investment plan
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union's executive has proposed a plan to boost investment in the bloc's flagging economy by 315 billion euros ($380 billion) by attracting reluctant private investors with guarantees and seed money. Experts warn, however, it alone will not be enough to restart growth.... 11/26/2014 2:54 PM

Correction: Britain-Muhammad Ali Documentary story
LONDON (AP) -- In a story Nov. 25 about a Muhammad Ali documentary, The Associated Press misspelled Veronica Porche's first name. Her name is Veronica, not Veronice. In addition, Maryum Ali's name was misspelled once as Maryam in the story.... 11/26/2014 2:53 PM

NATO sees Russia ready for Ukraine incursion
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- NATO's top commander says Russia still has enough troops stationed on Ukraine's border to mount a major incursion, and that it is using its military might to affect political developments inside Ukraine.... 11/26/2014 2:32 PM

Lebanese FM: Cyprus may be jihadi transit point
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- Lebanon's foreign minister says more attention should be paid to the possibility of Cyprus becoming a gateway for aspiring foreign jihadis to transit in and out of the Middle East.... 11/26/2014 2:31 PM

Passengers in Russia's Arctic give airliner a push
MOSCOW (AP) -- In other countries, you may be asked to give a push to a car stuck in the mud. In Russia, passengers in the Arctic came out of an airliner to the bitter cold to help it move to the runway.... 11/26/2014 2:25 PM

Germany to require 30 pct women in top boardrooms
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's leading companies will need to have at least 30 percent women on their supervisory boards from 2016, according to a new directive being adopted by the government, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday.... 11/26/2014 2:17 PM

Rebels attack house of Yemen leader, kill 7
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemeni Shiite rebels attacked and occupied the seat of power of an influential tribe in the capital Wednesday, setting off clashes that left six guards and a rebel dead, security officials and rebel media said.... 11/26/2014 2:16 PM

Egypt opens crossing to Gaza for 1st time in month
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- Egyptian authorities temporarily re-opened a border crossing with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday to allow Palestinians stranded outside the territory to return home, officials said.... 11/26/2014 2:12 PM

Campaigning under way in Liberia despite Ebola
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Campaigning is under way for Senate elections in Liberia, another sign that Ebola is loosening its deadly grip on the West African country even as it hits the capital of neighboring Sierra Leone with increasing force.... 11/26/2014 2:10 PM

Palestinian president against Jewish state bill
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Wednesday that he supports Israeli members of parliament who oppose the plan to formalize Israel's status as a Jewish state.... 11/26/2014 1:58 PM