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High Court rules against Northern Ireland's abortion law
LONDON (AP) -- A Belfast High Court ruling is expected to ease Northern Ireland's strict anti-abortion laws to make it easier for women to terminate pregnancies in some cases.... 11/30/2015 12:07 PM

Chinese president to head to Africa
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Some immigration signs at Zimbabwe's main international airport are in Chinese, a sign of China's deep economic inroads in Africa, which Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit this week.... 11/30/2015 12:04 PM

The Latest: Obama says Paris climate talks 'act of defiance'
PARIS (AP) -- The latest news from the U.N. climate conference that began Monday in Paris. All times local:... 11/30/2015 12:01 PM

The Latest: Pope Francis wraps up Africa trip
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- The latest on Pope Francis' first trip to Africa. (All times local.)... 11/30/2015 11:58 AM

Russian film director Eldar Ryazanov dies at 88
MOSCOW (AP) -- Eldar Ryazanov, a filmmaker who satirized and romanticized the life of ordinary Russians in his immensely popular comedies for almost six decades, died on Monday. He was 88.... 11/30/2015 11:53 AM

Vatican leaks trial delayed for a week at defense request
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- A Vatican judge on Monday granted more time for the defense to prepare for a trial over the leak of confidential documents that has put a Spanish monsignor, a pair of Italian journalists and two others in the dock.... 11/30/2015 11:51 AM

Storm batters southern Scandinavia
HELSINKI (AP) -- Officials say that more than 35,000 people were without electricity in Sweden on Monday after a storm battered southern Scandinavia, damaging buildings, toppling trees, canceling trains and closing bridge links between Denmark and Sweden.... 11/30/2015 11:48 AM

Leaders of warming Earth meet in Paris to cut emissions
LE BOURGET, France (AP) -- Addressing the twin threats of global warming and extremist violence, the largest group of world leaders ever to stand together kicked off two weeks of high-stakes climate talks outside Paris on Monday, saying that by striking an ambitious deal to cut emissions they can show terrorists what countries can achieve when they are united.... 11/30/2015 11:42 AM

The Latest: Eco-activists display fake adverts across Paris
PARIS (AP) -- The latest news from the U.N. climate conference that began Monday in Paris. All times local:... 11/30/2015 11:42 AM

PM: Turkey won't apologize to Russia over downing of jet
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Turkey's prime minister says his country won't apologize to Russia for shooting down a warplane operating over Syria that crossed through Turkish airspace.... 11/30/2015 11:38 AM

Beijing air pollution reaches extremely hazardous levels
BEIJING (AP) -- Beijing suffered its worst air pollution of the year on Monday, with monitoring sites throughout the city reporting extremely hazardous levels of pollutants.... 11/30/2015 11:33 AM

Obama, Xi tout close US-China climate coordination
PARIS (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Monday touted close U.S. cooperation with China on climate change as vital to world efforts to slow global warming, even as he acknowledged persistent differences with China's President Xi Jinping over cybersecurity and maritime security.... 11/30/2015 11:33 AM

EU slams Syria for gaps in chemical weapons declaration
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- A European Union envoy criticized Syria on Monday for "gaps and contradictions" in its declarations about its chemical weapons arsenal to the global watchdog overseeing the destruction of the toxic armaments.... 11/30/2015 11:32 AM

Turkish PM: Military did its job protecting airspace, no apology to Russia for downing jet
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Turkish PM: Military did its job protecting airspace, no apology to Russia for downing jet.... 11/30/2015 11:28 AM

Kosovo Parliament disrupted with tear gas, again
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) -- Opposition lawmakers in Kosovo have again disrupted parliament with tear gas, in a continuing protest against deals with Serbia and Montenegro.... 11/30/2015 11:28 AM

Philippine court to give verdict in US Marine's murder case
OLONGAPO, Philippines (AP) -- A Philippine court plans to deliver its verdict in the emotion-charged case of a U.S. Marine accused of murdering a transgender Filipino after discovering her gender when they checked into a hotel.... 11/30/2015 11:23 AM

Leftists block Catalan leader's bid to head regional govt
MADRID (AP) -- Efforts by the acting president of Spain's powerful northeastern Catalonia region to form a pro-independence regional government have been dealt another blow as the radical pro-secession CUP party reaffirmed its opposition to his candidacy.... 11/30/2015 11:19 AM

Israel convicts 2 youths in 2014 killing of Palestinian teen
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A Jerusalem court on Monday convicted two Israeli youths in the grisly killing last year of 16-year-old Palestinian Mohammed Abu Khdeir, while delaying the verdict for the third and chief suspect in the case due to a last-minute insanity plea.... 11/30/2015 11:13 AM

Thai opposition figures detained ahead of scandal park visit
BANGKOK (AP) -- Soldiers and police in military-run Thailand detained two top leaders of the anti-government Red Shirt movement Monday as they were set to visit a park celebrating past Thai kings that's at the center of a corruption scandal linked to the army.... 11/30/2015 11:04 AM

Russia drops plan to disband doping agency after scandal
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia says it will reform its national anti-doping agency rather than shut it down.... 11/30/2015 10:42 AM

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