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Belgian premier says threat alert lowered in Brussels because 'imminent' threat has change...
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Belgian premier says threat alert lowered in Brussels because 'imminent' threat has changed.... 11/26/2015 5:51 PM

Russia bans weightlifters, cyclists and dancer for doping
MOSCOW (AP) -- Two Russian weightlifters, two professional cyclists and a sport dancer have been banned for doping, the country's anti-doping agency said Thursday.... 11/26/2015 5:50 PM

Pope says 'catastrophic' if interests derail climate talks
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Pope Francis warned Thursday that it would be "catastrophic" for world leaders to let special interest groups get in the way of a global agreement to curb fossil fuel emissions as he brought his environmental message to the heart of Africa on the eve of make-or-break climate change talks in Paris.... 11/26/2015 5:41 PM

The Latest: Turkey summons Russian ambassador over protests
BEIRUT (AP) -- The latest developments regarding the war in Syria. All times local.... 11/26/2015 5:36 PM

With US off, global stocks buoyed by Europe stimulus hopes
LONDON (AP) -- With Wall Street closed for the Thanksgiving holiday and tensions between Russia and Turkey fading, European stock markets were buoyed Thursday by expectations that the European Central Bank will back further stimulus for the ailing 19-country eurozone economy next week.... 11/26/2015 5:29 PM

Finnish president urges personal climate pledges from nation
HELSINKI (AP) -- Finland's president, who will head the country's delegation at the Paris climate talks, has urged Finns to cut their carbon footprint by half within 10 years.... 11/26/2015 5:24 PM

Yemeni city battered by siege in pivotal battle of civil war
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- In Yemen's third largest city, residents are battling back against a months-long siege by Shiite rebels, armed by airdrops of weapons by planes from the Saudi-led coalition, with hundreds killed and food, water and medicines running short in a potentially pivotal battle in the country's protracted civil war.... 11/26/2015 5:18 PM

Nigeria: Boko Haram cannot be crushed by December
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's military cannot meet the president's December deadline to crush Boko Haram's Islamic uprising, and Nigerians must expect suicide bombings to continue, a government spokesman said Thursday.... 11/26/2015 5:18 PM

Cameron: UK must attack IS in Syria to deny group safe haven
LONDON (AP) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron tried to persuade reluctant lawmakers to back airstrikes on the Islamic State group in Syria, saying Thursday that the Paris attacks have given the fight new urgency and Britain owes it to key allies to act.... 11/26/2015 5:17 PM

Number of child brides to soar in Africa, say rights groups
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The 14-year-old girl had just arrived home from school when her family told her to swap her school uniform for traditional wedding robes. While she had been sitting in her seventh grade classroom in South Africa, her male relatives had received a $570 bride price for her from a man she'd never met who was twice her age.... 11/26/2015 5:11 PM

The Latest: Putin: Russia ready for anti-terror cooperation
PARIS (AP) -- The latest on the attacks in Paris and security alert in Brussels. All times local:... 11/26/2015 5:10 PM

Russia strikes back at Turkey with economic sanctions
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia plans to retaliate against Turkey for the downing of a warplane by imposing sanctions, cutting economic ties and scrapping major investment projects.... 11/26/2015 4:59 PM

Stranded migrants in clashes at Greece-Macedonia border
IDOMENI, Greece (AP) -- Hundreds of migrants stranded at Greece's northern border clashed with police Thursday while trying to force their way into Macedonia.... 11/26/2015 4:56 PM

2 Koreas agree to hold high-level talks next month
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North and South Korea have agreed to hold high-level talks next month to discuss ways to improve ties, Seoul officials said Friday, a sign that the rivals are following through with promised reconciliation efforts after a military standoff in August.... 11/26/2015 4:43 PM

Is Portugal about to go down the same road as Greece?
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- An anti-austerity alliance including radical leftist parties takes power. A shaky economy and huge debts menace the national economy. The rest of Europe watches with a wary eye.... 11/26/2015 4:33 PM

Gunmen attack Shiite mosque in Bangladesh; 1 dead
NEW DELHI (AP) -- At least five assailants opened fire Thursday on devotees during evening prayers at a Shiite mosque in northern Bangladesh, leaving one person dead and three others wounded, police said.... 11/26/2015 4:32 PM

Adele announces first tour in five years for new album '25'
LONDON (AP) -- Adele has announced her first tour since 2011, with a string of European dates in support of her record-breaking new album, "25."... 11/26/2015 4:30 PM

In Saudi prison, artist facing death says he's no atheist
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- A Palestinian artist sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia for apostasy was quoted by a local news website Thursday as saying that he is not an atheist and that his case centers around a personal dispute he had with someone.... 11/26/2015 4:27 PM

UN: no clear-cut picture of whether Iran worked on nukes
VIENNA (AP) -- The U.N. atomic energy agency is preparing to wrap up a more than a decade-long probe of alleged nuclear weapons work by Iran, but its report will stop short of delivering a judgment on whether the suspicions are valid, the agency's chief said Thursday.... 11/26/2015 4:25 PM

Egypt begins King Tut exploration, searching for Nefertiti
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's antiquities ministry says exploration has begun inside King Tutankhamun's 3,300 year-old tomb in the search for hidden chambers that an Egyptologist believes could include Queen Nefertiti.... 11/26/2015 4:18 PM

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