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The Latest: UK's Cameron: Airstrikes on IS won't raise risk
BEIRUT (AP) -- The latest developments regarding the war in Syria. All times local.... 11/26/2015 11:56 AM

Greek pensioners take to streets ahead of expected cuts
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- More than 2,000 pensioners chanting "We can't live on 300 euros" marched through central Athens to protest plans by the country's left-wing government to overhaul the pension system.... 11/26/2015 11:55 AM

Pope says Christian-Muslim dialogue essential for peace
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Pope Francis told Christian and Muslim leaders in Kenya on Thursday that they have little choice but to engage in dialogue to guard against the "barbarous" Islamic extremist attacks that have struck Kenya, saying they need to be "prophets of peace."... 11/26/2015 11:55 AM

South African judge rejects ban on rhino horn trade
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A South African judge on Thursday struck down a government ban on the domestic trade in the horns of rhinos, alarming some conservationists who say the decision could intensify the slaughter of the threatened species.... 11/26/2015 11:45 AM

China releases long-time journalist after she pleads guilty
BEIJING (AP) -- A 71-year-old Chinese journalist imprisoned on a state secrets conviction was released for medical reasons Thursday after pleading guilty during a closed-door appeal hearing, her lawyers and state media said.... 11/26/2015 11:42 AM

Cameron: UK must attack IS in Syria to deny group safe haven
LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister David Cameron says Britain owes it to allies France and the United States to join airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria.... 11/26/2015 11:34 AM

Outspoken Miss World Canada denied entry to China
BEIJING (AP) -- Miss World Canada was barred from entering China on Thursday to take part in this year's pageant in the southern island province of Hainan, a friend of the outspoken Chinese-Canadian contestant said.... 11/26/2015 11:26 AM

Queen Elizabeth II visits beloved Malta and Commonwealth
LONDON (AP) -- It is a bittersweet moment for Queen Elizabeth II. She is visiting a country she loves, on what may be her final visit to an organization she cherishes - one that might struggle without her.... 11/26/2015 11:18 AM

Poland's ruling party blasted in conflict over top judges
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- The political conflict surrounding Poland's top court has intensified after the new ruling party had the parliament void a recent appointment of judges.... 11/26/2015 11:17 AM

Report: Hezbollah kills IS figure involved in Beirut blast
BEIRUT (AP) -- A Hezbollah TV station says a joint operation by the Lebanese militant group and Syrian security agents killed an Islamic State figure suspected of involvement in Beirut's deadly bombing earlier this month.... 11/26/2015 11:11 AM

Israel to build new fence; 2 Palestinians die in West Bank
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Two Palestinians were shot and killed in separate incidents Thursday in the West Bank as Israel announced plans to build a new fence near the flashpoint city of Hebron in an effort to contain a two-month spate of violence.... 11/26/2015 11:11 AM

Chinese gloat over Obama's turkey named Abe _ not Ah-bay
BEIJING (AP) -- President Barack Obama's pardoning of a turkey named "Abe" this Thanksgiving has led some Chinese to gloat at the Japanese prime minister's expense.... 11/26/2015 11:10 AM

The Latest: Eagles of Death Metal will return to Paris venue
PARIS (AP) -- The latest on the attacks in Paris and security alert in Brussels. All times local:... 11/26/2015 11:03 AM

China in talks with Djibouti on establishing logistics base
BEIJING (AP) -- China said Thursday it is in talks with Djibouti about setting up a naval logistics center in the Horn of Africa nation to service Chinese anti-piracy patrols, raising the sensitive issue of whether Beijing will seek military bases overseas.... 11/26/2015 10:59 AM

UN: No assurance all of Iran's nuclear program is peaceful
VIENNA (AP) -- Iran is reducing its nuclear activities under a deal with six world powers, but a senior U.N. official says he cannot guarantee that everything it is doing is peaceful.... 11/26/2015 10:53 AM

Official: Nigerian president to decide on $5.2B MTN fine
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- A Nigerian government spokesman says President Muhammadu Buhari will make the final decision on whether to lower the gigantic $5.2 billion fine meted out to African telecommunications giant MTN.... 11/26/2015 10:52 AM

Russian agency: S-400 missiles already deployed in Syria
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's state-owned RIA Novosti news agency is reporting that Russia has already deployed long-range air defense missiles at its base in Syria.... 11/26/2015 10:40 AM

Russia holding up Turkish goods at border as relations sour
MOSCOW (AP) -- Customs officials along the Russian border are scrutinizing Turkish goods due to "various reasons" including a possible terrorist threat, a spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday.... 11/26/2015 10:35 AM

Russian state-owned news agency says promised S-400 anti-aircraft missiles deployed in Syr...
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian state-owned news agency says promised S-400 anti-aircraft missiles deployed in Syria.... 11/26/2015 10:33 AM

South Koreans mourn ex-President Kim in state funeral
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Thousands of mourners gathered Thursday at the lawn outside South Korea's parliament to bid farewell to former President Kim Young-sam, whose landmark 1992 election victory ended decades of military rule and ushered in a series of reforms.... 11/26/2015 10:32 AM

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