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Belgian government faces big protests over austerity
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Tens of thousands of workers are demonstrating through Brussels to protest the free-market regulations and austerity measures that the center-right government has been pushing through during its first year in office.... 10/7/2015 10:26 AM

Moldova signs 150 million-euro loan accord with Romania
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) -- Moldova has signed a 150 million-euro ($168 million) loan agreement with neighbor Romania which it hopes will bolster its currency and promote investment.... 10/7/2015 10:26 AM

Scientists win Nobel chemistry award for work on DNA repair
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Three scientists from Sweden, the U.S. and Turkey won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for showing how cells repair damaged DNA, work that can be used to develop new cancer treatments.... 10/7/2015 10:22 AM

A glance at the Nobel Prizes in 2015
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- The 2015 Nobel Prizes are being announced this week and next. The $960,000 awards will be handed out in Stockholm and Oslo on Dec. 10, the anniversary of prize founder Alfred Nobel's death in 1896. Below is a look at the winners announced so far:... 10/7/2015 10:17 AM

Turkey calls on Russia to respect its borders
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's prime minister called on Russia on Wednesday to respect Turkey's frontiers, saying the country wouldn't "make any concessions" on matters concerning its border security, after two Russian warplanes strayed into Turkish airspace over the weekend.... 10/7/2015 10:13 AM

Czechs seize over 220 pounds of illegal explosives for sale
PRAGUE (AP) -- Czech police say they have seized an unusually large amount of powerful illegal explosives and further dangerous substances and arrested four people who allegedly wanted to sell them on the black market.... 10/7/2015 10:11 AM

AB InBev ups its offer for SABMiller to create beer giant
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Anheuser-Busch InBev sweetened its offer for SABMiller to more than 68 billion pounds ($104 billion) on Wednesday as the Belgium-based brewer seeks to create a global beer behemoth.... 10/7/2015 10:10 AM

Nepal government, protesters discuss main issue
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Negotiators from Nepal's government and the main group protesting against the new constitution have discussed the main issue of expanding the size of proposed states, though little progress was made on the second day of talks.... 10/7/2015 10:05 AM

Germany and France try to turn tide of European skepticism
STRASBOURG, France (AP) -- It's hard to imagine a tougher year for Europe's union. Pressure to pull the EU's 28 countries tighter together instead risks pushing it farther apart. So the most powerful proponents of European unity - the leaders of Germany and France - are trying to come to its rescue.... 10/7/2015 10:00 AM

A year on, mixed views on what Hong Kong protests achieved
HONG KONG (AP) -- A year ago, Hong Kong's famously busy streets were shut down by pro-democracy protesters in the so-called "Umbrella Movement" - a moniker that came from the umbrellas used by demonstrators to fend off pepper spray used by police early in the nearly 80-day face-off.... 10/7/2015 10:00 AM

MSF seeks fact-finding mission over deadly Kunduz strike
GENEVA (AP) -- Doctors Without Borders is appealing to the United States, Afghanistan and other countries to launch an independent fact-finding mission under rules of the Geneva Conventions into the U.S. air strike on a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan that killed at least 22 people.... 10/7/2015 9:55 AM

The Latest: Work on DNA repair wins Nobel chemistry prize
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Latest developments in the announcements of the Nobel Prizes (all times local):... 10/7/2015 9:54 AM

Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar win Nobel Prize in chemistry
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar win Nobel Prize in chemistry.... 10/7/2015 9:51 AM

Dictator's son says Filipinos care less about Marcos abuses
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The son of late strongman Ferdinand Marcos said Wednesday that Filipinos are no longer concerned about human rights abuses committed under his father's rule, angering activists who said he wants people to forget his father's dictatorship, which a popular revolt ended 29 years ago.... 10/7/2015 9:50 AM

Women suicide bombers kill 15 in mosque at government estate
DAMATURU, Nigeria (AP) -- Two women suicide bombers killed 15 people, including themselves, early Wednesday in northeast Nigeria at a mosque in the compound of a government workers' housing estate and at another location there.... 10/7/2015 9:40 AM

Pakistani court upholds death sentence in blasphemy killing
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan's Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for a former police officer convicted of killing a provincial governor he had accused of blasphemy.... 10/7/2015 9:30 AM

AP INVESTIGATION: Nuclear smugglers sought extremist buyers
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) -- Over the pulsating beat at an exclusive nightclub, the arms smuggler made his pitch to a client: 2.5 million euros for enough radioactive cesium to contaminate several city blocks.... 10/7/2015 9:27 AM

4 arrested in connection with Sydney police worker's killing
SYDNEY (AP) -- Police arrested four people Wednesday in connection with the slaying of a civilian police worker in a Sydney suburb that officials have said they believe was linked to terrorism.... 10/7/2015 9:23 AM

Saudi billionaire prince doubles ownership of Twitter stock
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal and his investment company have doubled their ownership of Twitter's publicly traded shares in the past six weeks.... 10/7/2015 9:18 AM

Global shares higher despite lower IMF growth forecast
TOKYO (AP) -- Global stock markets rose Wednesday, taking in stride the IMF's lower global growth forecast, as oil prices extended a rebound.... 10/7/2015 9:06 AM

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