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Who's behind Christmas tree at Paris' Notre Dame?
PARIS (AP) -- Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has a Christmas tree this year thanks to an unusual patron: the Russian government.... 11/27/2014 11:15 AM

British national among 5 killed in Afghan bombing
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's Interior Ministry says a British national is among five people who were killed in a suicide attack on an embassy vehicle in the capital Kabul.... 11/27/2014 11:12 AM

General strike shuts down services across Greece
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- A 24-hour general strike in Greece shut down services across the country, forcing flight cancelations and school closures and leaving state hospitals functioning with emergency staff, while thousands of protesters marched in central Athens.... 11/27/2014 11:09 AM

Israel says it busted Hamas cell planning attacks
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's Shin Bet security service said Thursday it had uncovered a vast Hamas network in the West Bank that was planning large-scale attacks against Israelis in Jerusalem.... 11/27/2014 11:05 AM

Britain reports big increase in immigration
LONDON (AP) -- Britain has reported a big increase in immigration last year despite government efforts to control the numbers of arrivals.... 11/27/2014 10:57 AM

Pro-Western Ukraine parliament holds first session
MOSCOW (AP) -- Ukraine's parliament opened for its inaugural session Thursday since an election last month that ushered in a spate of pro-Western parties.... 11/27/2014 10:52 AM

Australian batsman Hughes dies from head injury
SYDNEY (AP) -- Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died Thursday from a "catastrophic" injury to his head, two days after being struck by a delivery during a match.... 11/27/2014 10:51 AM

Mining boom at stake, Greenland votes amid turmoil
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Greenland's hopes of a mining boom are shrouded in uncertainty as voters on the ice-capped Arctic island decide Friday who will replace a local government that collapsed after its leader admitted to using taxpayers' money for private trips.... 11/27/2014 10:49 AM

OPEC seen unlikely to cut output despite oil glut
VIENNA (AP) -- OPEC oil ministers meeting in Vienna on Thursday are in a bind. Prices are plunging - and in the short term, the cartel may not be able to do much about it.... 11/27/2014 10:42 AM

Ship with 700 migrants safely towed to Greek coast
IERAPETRA, Greece (AP) -- More than 700 people, mostly refugees from Syria, began disembarking Thursday on the Greek island of Crete after a harrowing journey on a smuggling ship that broke down in gale-force winds while trying to reach Europe.... 11/27/2014 10:39 AM

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan: British national killed in attack on embassy vehicle in Kabul.... 11/27/2014 10:33 AM

South Asian leaders reach last-minute energy deal
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- South Asian heads of state attending their first summit in three years reached a deal on energy sharing Thursday, but failed on two other economic agreements during a retreat where Indian and Pakistan leaders shook hands.... 11/27/2014 10:16 AM

Malaysia leader nixes pledge to scrap sedition law
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia's leader said Thursday that a colonial-era law curbing free speech will be retained and strengthened, backpedaling on a pledge two years ago to abolish the Sedition Act as part of political reforms.... 11/27/2014 10:15 AM

9 dead in Kashmir gunbattle between rebels, army
SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- Heavily armed suspected militants fought a fierce gunbattle with soldiers in the Indian portion of Kashmir on Thursday, and three civilians were among the nine dead, authorities said.... 11/27/2014 10:13 AM

Syrian troops kill 30 rebels near Damascus
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syrian government forces have killed at least 30 rebels in an ambush in the suburbs of Damascus where troops and allied gunmen have been on the offensive for weeks, activists and state media said Thursday.... 11/27/2014 10:12 AM

Spanish premier: Corruption is exception, not rule
MADRID (AP) -- Spain's prime minister, whose party is facing a series of corruption cases, says most politicians aren't crooked and that his government is taking the problem seriously.... 11/27/2014 10:07 AM

Putin's tiger ravages goat farm in northeast China
BEIJING (AP) -- Ustin, a rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin, is behaving badly in his new home in northeastern China.... 11/27/2014 9:52 AM

N. Korean leader's sister named as senior official
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea has revealed that leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister is a senior official in the ruling Workers' Party, strengthening analysts' views that she is an increasingly important part of the family dynasty that runs the country.... 11/27/2014 9:51 AM

World stocks drift as stimulus cues awaited
TOKYO (AP) -- Share prices drifted Thursday but expectations for new stimulus in China and Europe helped to limit losses.... 11/27/2014 8:57 AM

Toyota finds new air bag issue, recalls more cars
TOKYO (AP) -- Toyota Motor Corp. recalled more than 40,000 vehicles in Japan on Thursday as part of a worldwide scare over defective air bags and is investigating a new type of air bag problem that could lead to further recalls.... 11/27/2014 8:34 AM