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Royal Protection officer arrested in ammo probe
LONDON (AP) -- British police say an officer assigned to the royal protection unit has been arrested after ammunition was found in personal lockers on the grounds of Buckingham Palace.... 10/23/2014 5:02 PM

After alarm, Lebanese man tests negative for Ebola
BEIRUT (AP) -- A Lebanese man who arrived in Beirut from West Africa believing he may have Ebola was reassured by doctors that he is disease free but was still taken into a hospital quarantine on Thursday as a practice run to check the country's preparedness, a health official said.... 10/23/2014 5:01 PM

Report: Total CEO's plane almost escaped crash
MOSCOW (AP) -- The plane carrying a top French oil executive and a crew of three was already in the air when it grazed a snowplow, just failing to avoid the fatal crash, Russian crash investigators said Thursday.... 10/23/2014 5:01 PM

Mom of Canada suspect: I cry for victims, not son
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial then storming Parliament before being shot dead says she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son.... 10/23/2014 4:54 PM

Argentina issues $1 billion, 2-year bond
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Argentina is launching a new two-year sovereign bond for $1 billion.... 10/23/2014 4:40 PM

Nokia turnaround since handset unit sale continues
HELSINKI (AP) -- Nokia is showing signs that it has turned around its fortunes following the sale of its ailing cellphone unit to Microsoft.... 10/23/2014 4:35 PM

Berlusconi: Let's legalize gay civil unions
ROME (AP) -- Silvio Berlusconi is pushing for the legalization of civil unions between gays in Italy, but not same-sex marriage.... 10/23/2014 4:34 PM

Puma helps drive Kering's Q3 sales
PARIS (AP) -- Kering, the company Saint Laurent couture and Puma streetwear, says revenue grew 3.3 percent in the third quarter even as its Gucci brand continued to see sales slump.... 10/23/2014 4:34 PM

Lebanon says it won't accept more Syrian refugees
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Lebanese government says the tiny Mediterranean country will not accept any more Syrian refugees except for what authorities deem to be "exceptional" cases.... 10/23/2014 4:34 PM

Pope condemns extraordinary renditions in law talk
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis has condemned the practice of extraordinary renditions used by the CIA after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.... 10/23/2014 4:09 PM

AP Interview: Jerusalem mayor vows to calm city
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Jerusalem's mayor is calling for a crackdown against a wave of Palestinian unrest, saying violence will not be tolerated in his city.... 10/23/2014 4:03 PM

French moving troops toward Libyan border
PARIS (AP) -- France is moving troops toward the Libyan border within weeks and, along with U.S. intelligence, is monitoring al-Qaida arms shipments to Africa's Sahel region, a top French military official said Thursday.... 10/23/2014 4:01 PM

AP Exclusive: A week on the road in North Korea
LAKE CHON, North Korea (AP) -- The Kaema Plateau, the "Roof of Korea," is a stunning, forest-covered highland nestled in such treacherous mountains that it was never taken by the Allies during the Korean War. It's now a truck stop.... 10/23/2014 3:40 PM

Attacks in southwestern Pakistan kill 12 people
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- Attacks in Pakistan's troubled southwestern province of Baluchistan, including an assault on the country's beleaguered minority Shiites Muslims and a suicide bombing targeting a pro-Taliban cleric, killed 12 people on Thursday, police said.... 10/23/2014 3:26 PM

Dancing priests become Internet sensation
ROME (AP) -- A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keys-esque voice won her a singing contest and a record contract.... 10/23/2014 3:22 PM

Trading restriction halts Portugal Telecom slide
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- A ban on the short-selling of Portugal Telecom shares helped the stock rebound following a plunge that analysts say leaves it vulnerable to a takeover bid.... 10/23/2014 2:48 PM

Threat to break isolation in Liberia over food
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Dozens of people quarantined for Ebola monitoring in western Liberia are threatening to break out of isolation because they have no food, the West African nation's state radio reported Thursday.... 10/23/2014 2:47 PM

European authorities aim to purge weak banks
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Europe's biggest banks are facing a day of judgment as the European Central Bank prepares to unveil the results of a yearlong search through the dark corners of their finances.... 10/23/2014 2:47 PM

France reclaims title: world's largest wine maker
PARIS (AP) -- France has reclaimed its crown as world's biggest wine producer after a poor 2014 harvest saw Italy's wine production plunge 15 percent.... 10/23/2014 2:46 PM

Cyprus: crews locate small plane wreckage, bodies
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- The bodies of two people have been found near wreckage belonging to a small aircraft that vanished over the Mediterranean Sea while en route to Beirut from Cyprus, the defense minister said Thursday.... 10/23/2014 2:34 PM