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Officials say 2 sons of Egypt's Mubarak freed from prison
CAIRO (AP) -- The two sons of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak were released from prison Monday, nearly four years after they were first arrested along with their father, authorities said.... 1/26/2015 10:21 AM

Aer Lingus confirms IAG takeover bid at 2.55 euros per share
DUBLIN (AP) -- Aer Lingus announced Monday that British Airways parent IAG has made an improved takeover offer of 2.55 euros ($2.85) per share, and the board of the Irish airline says it is considering the proposal.... 1/26/2015 10:18 AM

German business confidence rises for third month running
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- A closely watched indicator of German business optimism rose for the third straight month in January, giving a positive signal from Europe's biggest economy.... 1/26/2015 10:16 AM

PM: Thai Airways won't go bankrupt but faces rehabilitation
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand's coup-leader-turned-premier Prayuth Chan-ocha says debt-laden Thai Airways will not go bankrupt because the government is supporting it.... 1/26/2015 9:59 AM

Church of England to ordain first female bishop
LONDON (AP) -- Male domination in the leadership of the Church of England is coming to an end, as the 500-year-old institution consecrates its first female bishop.... 1/26/2015 9:57 AM

WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama celebrates India's Republic Day
NEW DELHI (AP) -- President Barack Obama's experience at India's Republic Day celebration may have felt a little like his two presidential inaugurations.... 1/26/2015 9:56 AM

AirAsia scraps fuel surcharges as oil price plummets
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Southeast Asia's biggest budget carrier AirAsia on Monday scrapped fuel surcharges on tickets following the decline in global oil prices.... 1/26/2015 9:56 AM

Shiite rebels violently disperse demonstrators in Yemen
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Shiite rebels armed with knives and batons attacked and detained demonstrators Monday protesting against their power grab in Yemen's capital, witnesses said.... 1/26/2015 9:56 AM

Greece's Syriza to form gov't after election victory
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Left-wing Greek election winner Syriza gained key support from an anti-bailout party Monday, allowing it to form a new government.... 1/26/2015 9:50 AM

Morocco arrests suspected Algerian member of IS-linked group
RABAT, Morocco (AP) -- Morocco's Interior Ministry has announced the arrest of an Algerian citizen suspected of belonging to a group linked to the Islamic State militant organization which was responsible for the beheading of a French hiker.... 1/26/2015 9:44 AM

Toll of Filipino commandos killed in rebel clash rises to 43
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- At least 43 Philippine police commandos were killed in a fierce battle with Muslim guerrillas after launching an assault in which they may have killed one of southeast Asia's most-wanted terrorists, officials said Monday.... 1/26/2015 9:36 AM

Russian ruble tumbles after violent weekend in east Ukraine
MOSCOW (AP) -- The Russian currency fell by more than 3 percent early Monday, after Western leaders threatened to punish Russia for escalated fighting in eastern Ukraine over the weekend.... 1/26/2015 9:28 AM

Syrian president dismisses talks with 'puppets' in interview
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad dismissed negotiations with Western-backed opposition representatives, calling them "puppets" in an interview with a U.S. magazine published Monday ahead of talks set to begin in Moscow.... 1/26/2015 9:25 AM

Malaysia Air site hacked by group claiming support for IS
HONG KONG (AP) -- The website of Malaysia Airlines was hacked Monday by a group that proclaimed support for the militant Islamic State group and also vowed to release data stolen from the site.... 1/26/2015 9:14 AM

Study: Germans have skeptical view of Israel
BERLIN (AP) -- Seventy years after the liberation of Auschwitz, some 58 percent of Germans say the past should be consigned to history, while three-quarters of Israelis reject the idea of putting the past behind them.... 1/26/2015 9:13 AM

Obama takes in India's grand Republic Day parade
NEW DELHI (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Monday took in a grand display of Indian military hardware, marching bands and elaborately dressed camels, becoming the first American leader to be honored as chief guest at India's annual Republic Day festivities.... 1/26/2015 9:03 AM

AP NewsAlert
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian officials say 2 sons of ousted President Hosni Mubarak have been freed from prison.... 1/26/2015 8:57 AM

Japan seeks Jordan's help on gaining hostage's release
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan sought help from Jordan and other countries Monday in its race to save a hostage held by the extremist Islamic State group, with no signs of progress on securing his release.... 1/26/2015 8:51 AM

China's leaders show listening ear on trash but not politics
BEIJING (AP) -- To help sell the public on the need for one of the world's largest trash incinerators in the mountains in west Beijing, Communist Party officials bused in hundreds of people for special tours. They held talks with residents and handed out questionnaires.... 1/26/2015 8:41 AM

France: 10 go on trial in L'Oreal heiress fraud case
PARIS (AP) -- Ten people including a famed French photographer are going on trial, accused of swindling millions of euros in cash and artwork from France's richest woman.... 1/26/2015 8:37 AM

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