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Swiss museum urged to accept Gurlitt collection
BERLIN (AP) -- A Swiss museum is being urged to accept a German collector's huge art trove by the descendants of a Paris art dealer who've been determined the rightful owners of one of the pieces.... 11/21/2014 12:26 PM

Israeli forces disperse West Bank demonstration
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military says it has dispersed some 300 stone-throwing Palestinian demonstrators in the West Bank city of Hebron without injuries or arrests.... 11/21/2014 12:23 PM

China rate cut gives markets a big boost
LONDON (AP) -- A surprise interest rate cut in China and another hint by the head of the European Central Bank that further stimulus is possible sent stock markets soaring Friday.... 11/21/2014 12:22 PM

Indian lawmaker arrested in financial scam
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India's federal investigative agency says it has arrested an opposition national lawmaker for allegedly stealing funds from a multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme that collapsed in eastern India.... 11/21/2014 12:22 PM

AP PHOTOS: A look at Greece's Macedonian legacy
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- They were the ancient world's ultimate social climbers.... 11/21/2014 12:22 PM

Answers to questions about Biden's visit to Turkey
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden, who begins a two-night visit to Turkey on Friday, is the latest in a stream of U.S. officials who have traveled to Turkey to urge Ankara to step up its role in fighting Islamic State militants in neighboring Syria.... 11/21/2014 12:21 PM

Iranian officials: Zarif back to Tehran to consult
VIENNA (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif are leaving nuclear talks in Vienna after meeting in an effort to move the stalled talks forward.... 11/21/2014 12:20 PM

US, Turkey still not in sync on Syria
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden on Friday will become the latest in a parade of U.S. officials trying to push Turkey to step up its role in the international coalition's fight against Islamic State extremists.... 11/21/2014 12:17 PM

Polish PM: no repeat of bungled local elections
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- There will be no rerun of last Sunday's Polish local elections despite political turmoil sparked by a computer malfunction that has caused the results to be delayed by days, the prime minister said Friday.... 11/21/2014 12:17 PM

Al-Qaida in Yemen denounces Islamic State group
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's al-Qaida branch has denounced the Islamic State group for declaring a caliphate on territory it seized in Syria and Iraq and its plans to further expand its area of control.... 11/21/2014 12:16 PM

Japan orders air bag maker to conduct probe
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's transport ministry said Friday it has ordered air bag maker Takata to conduct an internal investigation after cases of its air bags exploding triggered safety concerns in the U.S. and other countries.... 11/21/2014 12:11 PM

8 military dead in helicopter crash in Romania
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- The Romanian defense ministry says a helicopter on a training mission has crashed in central Romania, killing eight military personnel and injuring two others.... 11/21/2014 12:07 PM

China's central bank cuts rates as economy slows
BEIJING (AP) -- China's central bank cut interest rates Friday and promised to inject extra credit into the financial system if needed amid a deepening slowdown in the world's No. 2 economy.... 11/21/2014 12:04 PM

Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- Roadside bandits in Guinea stole a cooler containing blood samples that are believed to have Ebola, officials said Friday, warning of the risks and vowing tighter security measures for transport of such potentially contagious cargo.... 11/21/2014 12:03 PM

UK anti-immigration party wins 2nd parliament seat
LONDON (AP) -- The British anti-immigration party, UKIP, easily won its second seat in Parliament on Friday - a victory that will heighten disquiet in Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party as it prepares for next year's election.... 11/21/2014 12:00 PM

China tries scholar, journalist in closed hearings
BEIJING (AP) -- Closed-door court hearings of a prominent journalist and a noted minority scholar held on Friday were sharply criticized for violating due process and chilling freedom of expression as Chinese authorities tighten oversight of public speech.... 11/21/2014 11:56 AM

Sri Lanka leader to face health minister in polls
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Sri Lanka's health minister quit President Mahinda Rajapaksa's government Friday to challenge him in the upcoming elections in the most serious setback for the leader's quest for a third term.... 11/21/2014 11:36 AM

Cuban doctor arrives in Switzerland for Ebola aid
BERLIN (AP) -- A Cuban doctor who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone arrived in Switzerland for treatment and was able to walk off the transport plane, a Geneva medical official said Friday.... 11/21/2014 11:25 AM

Police search Indian guru's ashram after arrest
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Indian police on Friday searched the sprawling ashram of a holy man who was arrested on suspicion of murder and criminal conspiracy after a deadly siege at his fortress-like compound.... 11/21/2014 11:24 AM

Malaysia axes fuel subsidies as oil prices drop
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia's government said Friday it will completely withdraw fuel subsidies from next month following the plunge in global oil prices.... 11/21/2014 11:23 AM