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N. Korea orders military takeover of inter-Korean factories
PAJU, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea on Thursday ordered a military takeover of a factory park that had been the last major symbol of cooperation with South Korea, saying Seoul's earlier suspension of operations at the jointly run facility as punishment for the North's recent rocket launch was a "dangerous declaration of war."... 2/11/2016 11:20 AM

The Latest: No respite expected when Wall Street opens
LONDON (AP) -- The latest on the turmoil global financial markets (all times local):... 2/11/2016 11:18 AM

Bangladesh court confirms death sentences for 3
NEW DELHI (AP) -- A Bangladesh appeals court has confirmed the death sentences handed to the head of a banned Islamist group and two of his associates for a 2004 grenade attack on a former British diplomat at a prominent Islamic shrine.... 2/11/2016 11:16 AM

The Latest: NATO ships ordered into the Aegean Sea
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The Latest on the massive influx of migrants into Europe (all times local):... 2/11/2016 11:15 AM

NATO chief: NATO Maritime Group being ordered into Aegean to help end smuggling of migrant...
BRUSSELS (AP) -- NATO chief: NATO Maritime Group being ordered into Aegean to help end smuggling of migrants.... 2/11/2016 11:09 AM

Pakistan army confirms death sentences for 12 militants
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan's powerful army chief, Gen. Raheel Sharif, on Thursday confirmed death sentences awarded by military courts to 12 "hardcore terrorists" over their involvement in a series of attacks against security forces, the military said.... 2/11/2016 11:04 AM

At least 69 injured in train derailment in Egypt
CAIRO (AP) -- At least 69 people were injured when a train derailed and two of its cars overturned as it was travelling north toward Cairo on Thursday, an Egyptian Health Ministry official said.... 2/11/2016 11:02 AM

Analysis: Understanding tensions behind Koreas' factory park
TOKYO (AP) -- North Korea reacted quickly and sternly Thursday to South Korea's announcement it will suspend operations at a jointly run factory complex just north of the Demilitarized Zone that is the last major cooperative project between the two countries. It's always difficult to gauge the true intentions of Pyongyang's secretive ruling regime, but here's a look at what it might mean.... 2/11/2016 11:00 AM

Ex-army chief's appointment as Sri Lanka lawmaker criticized
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- An international rights group said Thursday that the Sri Lankan government's decision to appoint the civil war-winning general to Parliament contradicts its pledges to investigate alleged abuses under his command.... 2/11/2016 10:56 AM

Carter: NATO to draw up plans to counter people smuggling
BRUSSELS (AP) -- NATO military authorities will draw up plans for how the alliance could help shut down illegal migration and smuggling of people across the Aegean Sea, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday.... 2/11/2016 10:47 AM

The Latest: US defense secretary wants accelerated campaign
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest developments on the war in Syria, the refugee crisis and security talks in Munich, Germany. (all times local):... 2/11/2016 10:41 AM

Carter expects NATO endorsement of anti-IS campaign plan
BRUSSELS (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says he expects a gathering of more than two dozen countries contributing to the war against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq to endorse a U.S. plan for accelerating the campaign this year.... 2/11/2016 10:27 AM

Hong Kong activists face riot charges after holiday protest
HONG KONG (AP) -- Several dozen people appeared in a Hong Kong court Thursday to face rioting charges following a violent clash earlier this week between protesters and police sparked by a clampdown on holiday street food vendors.... 2/11/2016 10:27 AM

Lawmakers say UK's draft online spying law needs changes
LONDON (AP) -- The British government is under pressure to amend its proposed Internet surveillance law after a committee of lawmakers said plans to make service providers retain all users' data have not been "adequately thought through."... 2/11/2016 10:27 AM

Italy urged Egypt for help hours after student disappeared
CAIRO (AP) -- Italian officials contacted Egyptian authorities hours after a student later found tortured to death disappeared in central Cairo last month, according to an official summary of Italian efforts to locate him.... 2/11/2016 10:24 AM

94 year old former Auschwitz guard goes on trial in Germany
DETMOLD, Germany (AP) -- A 94-year-old former Auschwitz guard went on trial Thursday on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder in western Germany, accused of serving in the death camp at a time when hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews were gassed.... 2/11/2016 9:51 AM

Sweden cuts key interest rate to minus 0.50 percent
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Sweden's central bank has decided to cut its key interest rate to a record low of minus 0.50 percent, saying the measure is necessary to safeguard the bank's target of increasing inflation, which was still "not on a firm footing."... 2/11/2016 9:39 AM

World stocks shudder as economy jitters take center stage
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Stocks shuddered again Thursday, led by a sharp drop in Hong Kong as it caught up with global market turmoil after Lunar New Year holidays. An escalation in tensions between North and South Korea added to a litany of woes for markets that were already flustered by signs of slowing global growth and the slide in oil prices.... 2/11/2016 9:29 AM

3 missing in Greek helicopter crash
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Authorities in Greece say three navy personnel are missing after a helicopter crash in the eastern Aegean Sea.... 2/11/2016 9:26 AM

A look at Japan's complex relationship with North Korea
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan has a troubled and complicated relationship with North Korea. The two countries have no diplomatic ties, but there are tens of thousands of pro-Pyongyang ethnic Koreans who live in Japan and still have relatives in the North.... 2/11/2016 9:17 AM

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