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Families of kidnapped Lebanese soldiers protest
BEIRUT (AP) -- Police used water cannons to break up a protest Friday by relatives of several kidnapped Lebanese soldiers, after the protesters blocked a main highway in the capital.... 11/28/2014 12:14 PM

More art in German trove identified as looted
BERLIN (AP) -- The Jewish Claims Conference said Friday it has already identified a painting stolen by the Nazis among a newly published inventory of hundreds of works that belonged to late German collector Cornelius Gurlitt, and pushed for more time to investigate others.... 11/28/2014 11:51 AM

Malaysia Airlines apologizes for tweet, posts loss
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia Airlines on Friday said its loss widened last quarter and apologized for a promotional tweet slammed as insensitive after two deadly passenger jet disasters this year.... 11/28/2014 11:49 AM

Pope wades into Mideast turmoil with Turkish visit
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Pope Francis arrived in Turkey on Friday at a sensitive moment for the Muslim nation, as it cares for 1.6 million refugees and weighs how to deal with the Islamic State group as its fighters grab chunks of Syria and Iraq across Turkey's southern border.... 11/28/2014 11:47 AM

Attacks kill 9 people in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Authorities in Iraq say bombings and a shooting have killed nine people around the capital, Baghdad.... 11/28/2014 11:42 AM

Hong Kong protest movement's unlikely teen leader
HONG KONG (AP) -- At age 14, he stepped into the spotlight to take on - and ultimately help defeat - Hong Kong authorities' plans to launch a "national education" curriculum, calling it a ploy to brainwash the city's youth with unquestioned support for the Chinese Communist Party.... 11/28/2014 11:39 AM

Sri Lanka candidate vows to protect incumbent
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Sri Lanka's opposition presidential candidate vowed Friday not to support any international prosecution of incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa for alleged war crimes.... 11/28/2014 11:26 AM

Nearly 600 migrants get temporary shelter on Crete
IERAPETRA, Greece (AP) -- Nearly 600 men, women and children, mostly refugees from Syria, have been temporarily put up in the southern Cretan town of Ierapetra, where they arrived in a crippled smuggling ship after more than a week at sea.... 11/28/2014 11:24 AM

Black Friday problems hit Britain
LONDON (AP) -- Americans celebrating Thanksgiving in Britain may have felt right at home as Black Friday shopping chaos caused disruptions.... 11/28/2014 11:23 AM

Japanese paper regrets use of term 'sex slaves'
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's biggest newspaper apologized in print Friday for using the term "sex slaves" in its English-language edition to describe Asian women forced into Japanese military-run brothels during World War II.... 11/28/2014 11:18 AM

East-West divisions define Moldova's elections
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) -- A wealthy pro-Russian candidate who had hoped to be Moldova's next prime minister fled the country before dawn Friday, a dramatic development two days before elections in a country that is deeply torn over whether to move closer to Russia or the West.... 11/28/2014 11:00 AM

Austria: 13 radical Islamic suspects arrested
VIENNA (AP) -- Austrian police have arrested 13 people suspected of recruiting fighters for radical Islamic groups in the Middle East.... 11/28/2014 10:59 AM

EU won't sanction France, Italy on budget yet
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union head office is opting not to sanction two of its biggest economies just yet for missing public finance targets and instead will give France and Italy until the spring to bring their debts and deficits in line.... 11/28/2014 10:54 AM

Swiss to vote on massive gold-buying plan
GENEVA (AP) -- In Switzerland, a campaign is on to protect the country's wealth by investing in gold - a lot of gold.... 11/28/2014 10:46 AM

UK's Cameron to curb benefits for immigrants
LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister David Cameron says migrants from Europe will have to leave Britain if they don't get a job within six months, and must work for four years before receiving some benefits - moves he hopes will defuse criticism over his immigration policies.... 11/28/2014 10:45 AM

Sarkozy's back _ but can he regain the presidency?
PARIS (AP) -- Nicolas Sarkozy is the frontrunner as French conservatives choose their new leader over the next two days, a crucial step in his bid to win back the country's presidency.... 11/28/2014 10:25 AM

2 officers killed, 107 Islamists arrested in Egypt
CAIRO (AP) -- Two senior Egyptian army officers were killed early Friday morning as security forces arrested more than 100 Islamists ahead of planned anti-government demonstrations.... 11/28/2014 10:18 AM

Russian warships wait out storm in English Channel
MOSCOW (AP) -- The Russian defense ministry says its warships have entered the English Channel to wait out a storm following a week of maneuvers in the North Sea.... 11/28/2014 9:41 AM

Energy shares slide after OPEC decision
HONG KONG (AP) -- Crude oil and energy shares tumbled Friday as OPEC's decision to keep production steady rippled across the globe. Japanese stocks rose after a slew of uninspiring economic data raised hopes that more stimulus was in the pipeline while other global indexes were mixed.... 11/28/2014 9:22 AM

Activist for media freedom standing trial in China
BEIJING (AP) -- A leading rights activist who organized rallies for media freedom went on trial Friday in a southern Chinese city for disturbing public order, more than 15 months after he was detained by police.... 11/28/2014 9:14 AM