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Lufthansa, Air France to resume Tel Aviv flights
BERLIN (AP) -- Air France and Germany's Lufthansa decided Friday to resume flights to Tel Aviv after canceling operations for several days over safety concerns.... 7/25/2014 11:16 AM

Lunch special: Pope lines up for self-serve meal
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Do you make the pope pay for lunch?... 7/25/2014 11:15 AM

Gaza officials accuse Israel of war crimes at ICC
PARIS (AP) -- Top Palestinian officials have filed a complaint to the International Criminal Court, accusing Israel of war crimes in Gaza.... 7/25/2014 11:15 AM

Iraqi cleric urges leaders not to 'cling' to power
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric made a thinly veiled appeal to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to step down, calling upon political leaders Friday not to "cling" to their posts at the expense of political stability as lawmakers struggle to form a new government that can tackle rising violence in the country.... 7/25/2014 11:10 AM

Indian air force helicopter crash kills 7 on board
LUCKNOW, India (AP) -- An Indian air force helicopter crashed Friday in northern India, killing all seven people on board, including two pilots, the military said.... 7/25/2014 11:07 AM

Dutch Safety Board: 1st 'factual findings' soon
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- The Dutch Safety Board leading the international investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 says it expects to publish "initial factual findings" soon.... 7/25/2014 11:02 AM

Gunmen kill 2 senior officers in Egypt's Sinai
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- An Egyptian security official says gunmen killed two senior officers in the volatile northern Sinai Peninsula.... 7/25/2014 10:57 AM

A prominent Libyan activist abducted amid clashes
CAIRO (AP) -- Father of well-known Libyan activist says armed men abducted his son in the capital Tripoli, which is witnessing ongoing battles between heavily armed militias.... 7/25/2014 10:56 AM

Russian execs fear lasting damage from plane crash
MOSCOW (AP) -- Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the crash of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about an international isolation that will cause serious and lasting economic damage.... 7/25/2014 10:50 AM

Israel says soldier missing in Gaza confirmed dead
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military says an Israel soldier Hamas claimed to have captured in the Gaza Strip earlier this week was in fact killed in battle on that day.... 7/25/2014 10:49 AM

BSkyB to create multinational European TV network
LONDON (AP) -- London-based pay TV network BSkyB has agreed to take control of its sister companies in Italy and Germany, creating a multinational European broadcaster. The deal could have a wider impact on the media industry, giving Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox a cash boost to potentially revive its attempt to buy Time Warner.... 7/25/2014 10:43 AM

Jordan shoots down 'aerial target' near Syria
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Jordan's air force shot down an "aerial target" near the Syrian border on Friday, a Jordanian military official said. Eyewitnesses said the object was a drone.... 7/25/2014 10:41 AM

Air Canada plane told to circle Tel Aviv airport
TORONTO (AP) -- An Air Canada flight had to circle Tel Aviv's airport for 10 minutes after air traffic control said the conditions needed to be confirmed as safe for landing.... 7/25/2014 10:03 AM

Australia, Netherlands ready to secure crash site
KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) -- A small group of Dutch and Australian investigators walked the sprawling, unsecured site where Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 went down as their governments prepared police detachments they hope can help protect the crash area and help bring the last of the victims home.... 7/25/2014 9:59 AM

Nigeria beefs up security ahead of Ramadan feast
ABUJA (AP) -- Nigerian forces say they are increasing security nationwide ahead Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim celebration marking the end of Ramadan.... 7/25/2014 9:53 AM

Losing Indonesia presidential candidate files suit
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia's losing presidential candidate filed complaints to the Constitutional Court on Friday, alleging that widespread irregularities at the polls damaged his chances of victory in the country that is Southeast Asia's largest economy.... 7/25/2014 9:42 AM

Nigeria nabs accused $6 million Facebook fraudster
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigerian security forces say they have arrested a suspected internet fraudster accused of stealing nearly $6 million from people who thought were paying fees to apply for government jobs.... 7/25/2014 9:41 AM

High speed rail opens between main Turkish cities
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey is inaugurating a high-speed rail service linking the capital Ankara to Istanbul which will cut travel time between the country's main two cities by half.... 7/25/2014 9:27 AM

FIFA rejects calls to strip Russia of World Cup
ZURICH (AP) -- FIFA rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament "can achieve positive change."... 7/25/2014 9:27 AM

New EU sanctions to target Russian businesses
BRUSSELS (AP) -- European Union ambassadors reached a preliminary deal Friday on stepped-up sanctions against Russia, targeting its access to European capital markets and trade in the defense sector, dual-use goods and sensitive technologies.... 7/25/2014 9:26 AM