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Britain scraps $9 billion prison deal with Saudi Arabia
LONDON (AP) -- The U.K. government has pulled out of 5.9 million pound ($9 million) deal to sell prison expertise to Saudi Arabia that drew opposition from rights groups and some senior British officials.... 10/13/2015 12:08 PM

US ambassador says Romania still needs a lot of reforms
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- The U.S. ambassador to Romania on Tuesday urged politicians to continue reforms, stop political meddling in the management of state-owned companies and create a regulatory system which fosters investment.... 10/13/2015 12:04 PM

Dutch Safety Board: Buk missile downed MH17 in Ukraine
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Malaysia Airlines flight 17 was destroyed by a Buk surface-to-air missile over eastern Ukraine, the Dutch Safety Board said Tuesday as it presented the results of an official probe into the crash.... 10/13/2015 11:55 AM

Jerusalem attacks kill 3 as wave of violence escalates
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A pair of Palestinian men boarded a bus in Jerusalem and began shooting and stabbing passengers, while another assailant rammed a car into a bus station before stabbing bystanders, in near-simultaneous attacks Tuesday that escalated a monthlong wave of violence. Three Israelis and one attacker were killed.... 10/13/2015 11:51 AM

Jerusalem hospital copes with treating victims and attackers
JERUSALEM (AP) -- As a wave of violence sweeps across Jerusalem, victims and perpetrators are often surprised to be reunited - at each other's bedside in the city's largest emergency ward.... 10/13/2015 11:44 AM

Dutch Safety Board: Missile exploded less than a meter (yard) from MH17 cockpit
GILZE-RIJEN AIR BASE, Netherlands (AP) -- Dutch Safety Board: Missile exploded less than a meter (yard) from MH17 cockpit.... 10/13/2015 11:41 AM

Taliban withdraw from northern Afghan city
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Taliban said Tuesday they are withdrawing from Kunduz, a strategic northern city that briefly fell to the insurgents last month, as an Afghan official said life there is returning to normal.... 10/13/2015 11:37 AM

Iran test-fires domestically developed torpedo system
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's state TV says the country has successfully test-fired an advanced torpedo system.... 10/13/2015 11:36 AM

Insurgents shell Russian embassy in Syria during rally
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Insurgents fired two shells at the Russian embassy in the Syrian capital on Tuesday as hundreds of pro-government supporters gathered outside the compound to thank Moscow for its intervention in Syria.... 10/13/2015 11:31 AM

Ireland plans tax cuts, spending hikes as election looms
DUBLIN (AP) -- Ireland has crafted its second consecutive expansionary budget, with an expected 1.5 billion euros ($1.7 billion) in tax cuts and spending hikes, as the country accelerates its recovery from an international bailout and banking crisis.... 10/13/2015 11:26 AM

World's biggest beer makers agree to join forces
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The world's top two beer makers agreed Tuesday to join forces to create a company that would control nearly a third of the global market and bring together top U.S. brands Budweiser and Miller Genuine Draft.... 10/13/2015 11:21 AM

The Latest: Reconstruction of front of downed plane shown
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- The latest news on the report into the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 in eastern Ukraine last year. All times local.... 10/13/2015 11:20 AM

Wild aurochs-like cattle reintroduced in Czech Republic
MILOVICE, Czech Republic (AP) -- Such an animal has not been seen on Czech territory for hundreds of years.... 10/13/2015 11:14 AM

Blast rocks Chinese port 2 months after fatal explosions
BEIJING (AP) -- The port city of Tianjin in northern China was rocked by a warehouse blast, police said Tuesday, two months after massive explosions in the city left 173 people dead or missing.... 10/13/2015 11:08 AM

Italian region's vice president arrested in corruption probe
MILAN (AP) -- Police have arrested the vice president of the Lombardy region in a corruption probe involving public bids for school renovations and local health care sector contracts.... 10/13/2015 11:04 AM

Iran lawmakers vote to implement nuclear deal
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's parliament voted Tuesday to support implementing a landmark nuclear deal struck with world powers despite hard-line attempts to derail the bill, suggesting the historic accord will be carried out.... 10/13/2015 10:57 AM

Pakistan executes 9, including 4 brothers
MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) -- A Pakistani prison official says authorities have hanged nine convicts, including four brothers, the latest in a series of death sentences to be carried out since the country lifted a moratorium last year.... 10/13/2015 10:46 AM

Germany: prosecutors probe mock gallows at PEGIDA rally
BERLIN (AP) -- Prosecutors in the German city of Dresden have opened an investigation after a demonstrator at a protest organized by anti-Islam group PEGIDA carried a mock gallows with nooses marked as being reserved for Chancellor Angela Merkel and her deputy.... 10/13/2015 10:31 AM

The Latest: Norway prepared to take a share of refugees
GENEVA (AP) -- The latest news from the wave of refugees and other migrants fleeing Africa, Asia and the Middle East and heading for western Europe. All times local.... 10/13/2015 10:24 AM

The Latest: Clashes resume on Israel-Gaza border, 5 wounded
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The latest developments in ongoing violence between Palestinians and Israelis (all times local):... 10/13/2015 10:21 AM

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