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Portugal police make big hashish seizure off ship
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Portuguese police say they seized around 20 metric tons of hashish from a fishing vessel at sea, despite the crew's efforts to sink the ship by exploding a drum of gas as authorities approached.... 11/27/2014 12:54 PM

British national among 5 killed in Afghan bombing
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A suicide bomber rammed a car packed with explosives into a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital on Thursday, killing at least five people, including a British security guard, officials said.... 11/27/2014 12:48 PM

General strike shuts down services across Greece
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- A 24-hour general strike in Greece shut down services across the country, forcing flight cancellations and school closures and leaving state hospitals functioning with emergency staff, while tens of thousands of protesters marched in central Athens.... 11/27/2014 12:42 PM

Venezuela says 13 dead in prison disturbance
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuela's government says 13 prisoners have died of drug overdoses and a further 145 are being treated for intoxication after inmates stormed an infirmary amid disturbances at a major corrections facility.... 11/27/2014 12:37 PM

ECB's Draghi: Euro monetary union 'incomplete'
HELSINKI, Finland (AP) -- European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says the euro currency union remains "incomplete" and needs to be strengthened with better oversight of member countries' economic policies.... 11/27/2014 12:31 PM

France: Police arrest 2 over jihadi propaganda
PARIS (AP) -- French authorities have detained two people suspected of selling jihadi DVDs and other propaganda, under a new anti-terrorism law aimed at stopping French extremists from joining fighters abroad.... 11/27/2014 12:26 PM

9 dead in Kashmir gunbattle between rebels, army
SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- Heavily armed suspected militants fought a fierce gunbattle with soldiers in the Indian portion of Kashmir on Thursday, and three civilians were among the nine dead, authorities said.... 11/27/2014 12:18 PM

Germany unveils dedicated Ebola medevac jet
BERLIN (AP) -- The German government has unveiled what it says is the world's first dedicated medevac plane for Ebola patients.... 11/27/2014 12:13 PM

Australian batsman Hughes dies from head injury
SYDNEY (AP) -- Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died Thursday from a "catastrophic" injury to his head, two days after being struck by a delivery during a match.... 11/27/2014 12:09 PM

Red Cross seeks $1.68 billion for 2015
GENEVA (AP) -- The International Committee of the Red Cross is asking donors for $1.68 billion next year to help people caught up in armed conflicts, its biggest request ever and 25 percent larger than the current budget.... 11/27/2014 11:49 AM

Amsterdam warns of dangerous drugs after 3 deaths
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Health authorities in Amsterdam are warning of dangerous drugs being sold to tourists after three British men died in the last month after snorting heroin they may have believed was cocaine.... 11/27/2014 11:43 AM

Virgin, Stagecoach expand UK rail operation
LONDON (AP) -- Richard Branson's Virgin company will next year play an increased role in train service linking Scotland to London.... 11/27/2014 11:43 AM

Scots to get new powers after rejecting separation
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's main political parties have agreed to grant Scotland new tax and spending powers to fulfill a promise of greater autonomy made before a recent independence referendum.... 11/27/2014 11:36 AM

OPEC unity tested by low prices, oil glut
VIENNA (AP) -- OPEC oil ministers meeting in Vienna on Thursday are in a bind. Prices are plunging - and in the short term, the cartel may not be able to do much about it.... 11/27/2014 11:33 AM

Pope visits Turkey amid Christian-Muslim tensions
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- When a pope last visited Turkey - Benedict XVI in 2006 - Muslim-Catholic tensions were so high that the Vatican added a stop at Istanbul's famed Blue Mosque at the last minute in hopes of showing Benedict's respect for Islam.... 11/27/2014 11:31 AM

Who's behind Christmas tree at Paris' Notre Dame?
PARIS (AP) -- Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has a Christmas tree this year thanks to an unusual patron: the Russian government.... 11/27/2014 11:15 AM

Israel says it busted Hamas cell planning attacks
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's Shin Bet security service said Thursday it had uncovered a vast Hamas network in the West Bank that was planning large-scale attacks against Israelis in Jerusalem.... 11/27/2014 11:05 AM

Britain reports big increase in immigration
LONDON (AP) -- Britain has reported a big increase in immigration last year despite government efforts to control the numbers of arrivals.... 11/27/2014 10:57 AM

Pro-Western Ukraine parliament holds first session
MOSCOW (AP) -- Ukraine's parliament opened for its inaugural session Thursday since an election last month that ushered in a spate of pro-Western parties.... 11/27/2014 10:52 AM

Mining boom at stake, Greenland votes amid turmoil
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Greenland's hopes of a mining boom are shrouded in uncertainty as voters on the ice-capped Arctic island decide Friday who will replace a local government that collapsed after its leader admitted to using taxpayers' money for private trips.... 11/27/2014 10:49 AM