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'Fast and Furious' French trafficker arrested in Bangkok
BANGKOK (AP) -- A French drug trafficker who was part of a notorious international network that authorities say copied tactics from Hollywood's "Fast and Furious" films was arrested in Bangkok, officials said Monday.... 11/30/2015 9:46 AM

The Latest: EU agency: Many exposed to harmful air pollution
PARIS (AP) -- The latest news from the U.N. climate conference that began Monday in Paris. All times local:... 11/30/2015 9:46 AM

Israel convicts 2 youths in 2014 killing of Palestinian teen
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A Jerusalem court on Monday convicted two Israeli youths in the grisly killing last year of 16-year-old Palestinian Mohammed Abu Khdeir, while delaying a verdict for the third suspect in the case due to a last-minute insanity plea.... 11/30/2015 9:44 AM

Pope Francis meets with Muslims in Central African Republic
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- Pope Francis ventured into a volatile Muslim neighborhood of Central African Republic's capital on Monday to bring his message of reconciliation to the city's main mosque, insisting that Christians and Muslims have long lived peacefully together here and that religion can never justify violence.... 11/30/2015 9:43 AM

After uncertainty, new start for Syrian family in Germany
ZWICKAU, Germany (AP) -- Just before dawn, a worker shook the matriarch of the refugee family out of sleep at their asylum center in a depressed German town.... 11/30/2015 9:39 AM

Vatican leaks trial to hear first testimony
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- A Spanish monsignor, a pair of Italian journalists and two others are defending themselves at a Vatican trial for the leak of confidential information detailing alleged greed, wasteful spending and poor management inside the Holy See.... 11/30/2015 9:39 AM

Obama, Xi tout close US-China climate coordination
PARIS (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Monday touted close U.S. cooperation with China on climate change as vital to world efforts to slow global warming, even as he acknowledged persistent differences with China's President Xi Jinping over cybersecurity and maritime security.... 11/30/2015 9:25 AM

Report: Clashes between govt., rebels kill 30 in Congo
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- A representative of civil society groups says at least 30 people have died, including civilians, in clashes between rebels and Congo's military in the country's east.... 11/30/2015 9:21 AM

Leftists block Catalan leader's bid to head regional govt
MADRID (AP) -- Efforts by the acting president of Spain's powerful northeastern Catalonia region to form a pro-independence regional government have been dealt another blow after the radical pro-secession CUP party reaffirmed its opposition to his candidacy.... 11/30/2015 9:20 AM

Russian film director Eldar Ryazanov dies at 88
MOSCOW (AP) -- Eldar Ryazanov, a filmmaker who satirized and romanticized the life of ordinary Russians in his immensely popular comedies for almost six decades, has died. He was 88.... 11/30/2015 9:12 AM

Global climate talks begin in Paris, aiming at long-term deal to reduce man-made emissions
PARIS (AP) -- Global climate talks begin in Paris, aiming at long-term deal to reduce man-made emissions.... 11/30/2015 9:09 AM

Iraqi military tells civilians of IS-held city to leave
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's military command has told civilians in the Islamic State-held Ramadi to leave the city, a sign that an operation may soon be underway to retake the provincial capital.... 11/30/2015 8:55 AM

Timeline of key events in UN effort against climate change
PARIS (AP) -- After decades of warnings from scientists that greenhouse gas emissions were warming the planet, governments started coming together in the 1980s to combat the problem. Here's a timeline of key moments in the diplomatic effort to stop global warming, leading up to the U.N. climate conference in Paris:... 11/30/2015 8:54 AM

Global stocks down ahead of US data, Fed speeches
BEIJING (AP) -- Global stock markets were mostly lower Monday as investors looked ahead to this week's public appearances by the U.S. Federal Reserve chief for signs of whether the central bank will raise interest rates this month.... 11/30/2015 8:52 AM

Indonesia 'ghost villages' eerie vestiges of volcano's power
KARO, Indonesia (AP) -- Crumbling houses. Vehicles overgrown by vegetation. Dusty kitchen utensils. A cassette recorder caked with volcanic ash.... 11/30/2015 8:39 AM

Obama, Xi to meet on sidelines of Paris climate conference
PARIS (AP) -- It's a meeting of the world's top two carbon polluters as President Barack Obama and China's leader pull up chairs at the Paris climate conference to discuss efforts to fight global warming.... 11/30/2015 8:26 AM

South Korea parliament ratifies free trade pact with China
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea's parliament approved a free trade pact with China after opposition lawmakers secured a $1.4 billion relief package for farmers.... 11/30/2015 8:21 AM

The Latest: Pope speaks at Central African Republic mosque
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- The latest on Pope Francis' first trip to Africa. (All times local.)... 11/30/2015 8:09 AM

Israel court convicts 2 Jewish youths for 2014 killing of Palestinian teen Mohammed Abu Kh...
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel court convicts 2 Jewish youths for 2014 killing of Palestinian teen Mohammed Abu Khdeir.... 11/30/2015 8:05 AM

Leaders of warming Earth meet in Paris to cut emissions
LE BOURGET, France (AP) -- Some 150 world leaders including President Barack Obama are joining U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday in kicking off two weeks of high-stakes climate talks near Paris, with organizers hoping the unprecedented high-level appearances will turbocharge the chances of reaching an ambitious deal to cut emissions that are warming the planet.... 11/30/2015 8:02 AM

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