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Chinese leader Xi Jinping welcomed in cash-strapped Zimbabwe
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Thousands of people lined Harare's roads and welcomed Chinese president Xi Jinping, whose visit has raised hopes that China will help stabilize Zimbabwe's faltering economy.... 12/1/2015 12:55 PM

South African prison shows former cell of Oscar Pistorius
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- The South African prison cell where Oscar Pistorius stayed for a year for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp is furnished with a single mattress on a metal frame, a basin, a small cabinet and a barred window whose view is blocked by a metal screen on the outside.... 12/1/2015 12:54 PM

Obama urges Turkey, Russia to set tension aside, focus on IS
PARIS (AP) -- Aiming to head off a rift between major Mideast players, President Barack Obama urged Turkey and Russia on Tuesday to set aside tensions over the downing of a Russian warplane and focus on the common priority of defeating the Islamic State group.... 12/1/2015 12:48 PM

The Latest: EU anti-terror chief says airstrikes hurting IS
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union's counter-terrorism coordinator believes the Islamic State group is resorting to attacks abroad because it is hurting from coalition airstrikes.... 12/1/2015 12:46 PM

Cuba imposes travel permit for doctors to limit brain brain
HAVANA (AP) -- The Cuban government says it is reimposing a hated travel permit requirement on many doctors, requiring them to get permission to leave the country in an attempt to counter a brain drain that it publicly blames on the United States.... 12/1/2015 12:38 PM

The Latest: Obama warns climate change will create refugees
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 12:35 PM

Police in Italy, Kosovo detain 4 men in terror plot
MILAN (AP) -- Police in Italy and Kosovo detained four Kosovars with Islamic State contacts Tuesday for making threats against the pope and a U.S. diplomat. Authorities said the men were armed and prepared to act.... 12/1/2015 12:28 PM

Obama: Climate deal needs legally binding process for transparency, periodic review of tar...
PARIS (AP) -- Obama: Climate deal needs legally binding process for transparency, periodic review of targets.... 12/1/2015 12:28 PM

Syria's al-Qaida branch releases captive Lebanese soldiers
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syria's al-Qaida branch on Tuesday released a group of Lebanese troops held captive for over a year as part of a Qatar-brokered swap that involved Lebanon setting free at least 11 prisoners wanted by the militants, including a former wife of the Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.... 12/1/2015 12:26 PM

German Cabinet OKs military mission against IS in Syria
BERLIN (AP) -- The German Cabinet on Tuesday 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 12:21 PM

Trial for ranking French IS fighter in recruiting network
PARIS (AP) -- A ranking French member of the Islamic State group goes on trial in charges he ran a network to recruit fighters to Syria.... 12/1/2015 12:14 PM

German prosecutors investigate man with tattoo of death camp
BERLIN (AP) -- German prosecutors say they are investigating whether a man violated the country's prohibition of the public display of Nazi symbols by appearing at a swimming pool with a tattoo of what appeared to be the Auschwitz death camp on his back.... 12/1/2015 12:10 PM

Search for Jewish tombs lost in WWII brings back heritage
PROSTEJOV, Czech Republic (AP) -- There was no mistaking what the stone slab was, only the spot where it lay was somehow not fitting. Instead of marking a place of the departed, the tombstone served as a doormat to a henhouse in a small Czech village.... 12/1/2015 12:09 PM

Burkina Faso celebrates newly elected president
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- Hundreds of supporters of Burkina Faso's newly elected president started chanting "Presi, Presi," as preliminary results announced early Tuesday handed Roch March Christian Kabore an outright win.... 12/1/2015 11:52 AM

European Central Bank may surprise with size of new stimulus
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Christmas is coming - and some 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 11:49 AM

Diplomats: NATO to invite Montenegro to join alliance
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Diplomats say NATO foreign ministers are expected to invite the small Adriatic Sea country of Montenegro into the military alliance despite the objection of Russia.... 12/1/2015 11:39 AM

Russia HIV infection bucks trends as World Aids Day marked
MOSCOW (AP) -- On a frigid evening on the outskirts of Moscow, two HIV-prevention activists unzip backpacks, pull out packs of hypodermic needles and start discretely approaching people leaving a nearby pharmacy with an offer that could save their lives.... 12/1/2015 11:31 AM

Climate talks get down to tough business of compromise
LE BOURGET, France (AP) -- From deserts encroaching on African farmland to rising sea levels shrinking islands of the South Pacific, leaders of poor nations most affected by climate change shared their stories of global warming with leaders of some of the richest on Tuesday.... 12/1/2015 11:29 AM

Rights groups say Nepal children at risk of disease, death
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- A shortage of medicine, fuel and other supplies has put millions of Nepalese children in danger of illness, malnourishment and even death, child rights groups warned.... 12/1/2015 11:07 AM

European court slams Turkey over YouTube case
STRASBOURG, France (AP) -- The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Turkey violated the European Convention on Human Rights by blocking access to YouTube.... 12/1/2015 11:05 AM

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