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Afghan official: Attack on army base kills 6
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says six Afghan soldiers have been killed in an attack on a military base in the southern Helmand province that lasted more than 14 hours.... 11/28/2014 1:11 PM

EU extends Ukraine sanctions to 13 new people
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union is extending economic and travel sanctions to 13 people and five entities it accuses of involvement with pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.... 11/28/2014 1:11 PM

French president to visit Ebola-stricken Guinea
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- French President Francois Hollande is about to arrive in Guinea, becoming the first Western leader to visit a country hit hard by Ebola.... 11/28/2014 1:08 PM

Russian warships wait out storm in English Channel
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian warships have entered the English Channel to wait out a storm following a week of maneuvers in the North Sea, the latest in a string of Russian military exercises this year.... 11/28/2014 1:00 PM

East-West divisions define Moldova's elections
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) -- A wealthy pro-Russian candidate who had hoped to be Moldova's next prime minister fled the country before dawn Friday, a dramatic development two days before elections in a country that is deeply torn over whether to move closer to Russia or the West.... 11/28/2014 12:58 PM

Sri Lanka candidate vows to protect incumbent
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Sri Lanka's opposition presidential candidate vowed Friday not to support any international prosecution of incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa for alleged war crimes.... 11/28/2014 12:55 PM

Leading Lebanese poet Saeed Akl dies at 102
BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanon's state-run news agency says Saeed Akl, Lebanon's leading poet whose fame once spread throughout the Arab world, has died. He was 102.... 11/28/2014 12:54 PM

Israel FM supports paying Arabs to leave
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's hard-line foreign minister says he supports paying Arab citizens to leave the country.... 11/28/2014 12:52 PM

UK's Cameron to curb benefits for immigrants
LONDON (AP) -- Migrants from Europe will have to leave Britain if they don't get a job within six months, and must work for four years before receiving some benefits, Prime Minister David Cameron announced Friday, in a carefully balanced speech designed to defuse domestic criticism of his immigration policies while averting a showdown with the European Union.... 11/28/2014 12:32 PM

Namibia votes in election favoring ruling party
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The southern African nation of Namibia on Friday voted in parliamentary and presidential elections expected to deliver a comfortable win for the ruling party, which has been in power since independence in 1990.... 11/28/2014 12:29 PM

French Parliament debates recognizing Palestine
PARIS (AP) -- France's government is pushing to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, amid growing pressure across Europe for recognition of a Palestinian state after decades of Mideast stalemate.... 11/28/2014 12:25 PM

Animals sacrificed in Nepal to bring good luck
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- A festival believed to be the largest animal sacrifice ritual in the world began Friday in southern Nepal, where devotees believe the sacrifices bring good luck and a Hindu goddess will grant their wishes.... 11/28/2014 12:25 PM

Hospital says Pele's condition is improving
SAO PAULO (AP) -- A Brazilian hospital says Pele's condition is improving as he undergoes temporary kidney treatment in an intensive care unit.... 11/28/2014 12:24 PM

EU won't sanction France, Italy on budget yet
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union head office is opting not to sanction two of its biggest economies just yet for missing public finance targets and instead will give France and Italy until the spring to come up with better plans to cut their debts and deficits.... 11/28/2014 12:19 PM

Families of kidnapped Lebanese soldiers protest
BEIRUT (AP) -- Police used water cannons to break up a protest Friday by relatives of several kidnapped Lebanese soldiers, after the protesters blocked a main highway in the capital.... 11/28/2014 12:14 PM

More art in German trove identified as looted
BERLIN (AP) -- The Jewish Claims Conference said Friday it has already identified a painting stolen by the Nazis among a newly published inventory of hundreds of works that belonged to late German collector Cornelius Gurlitt, and pushed for more time to investigate others.... 11/28/2014 11:51 AM

Malaysia Airlines apologizes for tweet, posts loss
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia Airlines on Friday said its loss widened last quarter and apologized for a promotional tweet slammed as insensitive after two deadly passenger jet disasters this year.... 11/28/2014 11:49 AM

Pope wades into Mideast turmoil with Turkish visit
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Pope Francis arrived in Turkey on Friday at a sensitive moment for the Muslim nation, as it cares for 1.6 million refugees and weighs how to deal with the Islamic State group as its fighters grab chunks of Syria and Iraq across Turkey's southern border.... 11/28/2014 11:47 AM

Attacks kill 9 people in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Authorities in Iraq say bombings and a shooting have killed nine people around the capital, Baghdad.... 11/28/2014 11:42 AM

Hong Kong protest movement's unlikely teen leader
HONG KONG (AP) -- At age 14, he stepped into the spotlight to take on - and ultimately help defeat - Hong Kong authorities' plans to launch a "national education" curriculum, calling it a ploy to brainwash the city's youth with unquestioned support for the Chinese Communist Party.... 11/28/2014 11:39 AM