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Hundreds of striking lawyers rally in Serbia
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- Serbia's striking lawyers are asking for European Union help to resolve a three-month old dispute with the government that has practically paralyzed the judiciary in the Balkan country seeking to join the bloc.... 11/27/2014 1:24 PM

14 convicted in UK of sexually exploiting girls
LONDON (AP) -- Fourteen men have been convicted in Britain of running a sex ring that involved the abuse, rape and prostitution of girls as young as 13.... 11/27/2014 1:22 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 to avoid future crises.... 11/27/2014 1:21 PM

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 1:20 PM

South Asian leaders reach last-minute energy deal
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- South Asian heads of state attending their first summit in three years reached a deal on energy sharing Thursday, but failed on two other economic agreements during a retreat where Indian and Pakistan leaders shook hands.... 11/27/2014 1:17 PM

For 700 migrants, harrowing sail ends in Greece
IERAPETRA, Greece (AP) -- More than 700 people, most fleeing Syria, were disembarking Thursday on the Greek island of Crete after a harrowing journey on a smuggling ship that which broke down in gale-force winds while trying to reach Europe.... 11/27/2014 1:16 PM

New breed of French protester: sheep
PARIS (AP) -- Disgruntled farmers have brought their sheep to the Eiffel Tower to protest wolf attacks, and what they call the government's anti-farmer environmental policies.... 11/27/2014 1:14 PM

Prince William to visit China, Japan next year
LONDON (AP) -- Kensington Palace officials say Prince William will make an official visit to China and Japan early next year.... 11/27/2014 1:13 PM

Iran's leader doesn't oppose more nuclear talks
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's top leader is saying he won't stand in the way of continued nuclear negotiations with world powers.... 11/27/2014 1:10 PM

Scots to get new powers after rejecting separation
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's main political parties agreed Thursday to grant Scotland new tax and spending powers to fulfill a promise of greater autonomy made as politicians scrambled to persuade Scots to reject independence in a recent referendum.... 11/27/2014 1:07 PM

EU piling pressure on Google to change ways
BRUSSELS (AP) -- European Union institutions are piling pressure on Google to change the way it operates its business and applies EU rules.... 11/27/2014 1:02 PM

Italian electricity manager dies in Romania
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- The general manager of an Italian-owned electricity company in Romania has died after falling from the company building in Bucharest.... 11/27/2014 12:57 PM

Stocks edge up, oil drops as OPEC eyed
TOKYO (AP) -- Share prices drifted higher on Thursday, with trading subdued due to the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. The price of oil slumped, however, on expectations that OPEC would not cut production to support the market.... 11/27/2014 12:56 PM

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

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