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Obama urges Turkey, Russia to set tension aside, focus on IS
PARIS (AP) -- Aiming to head off a rift between major Mideast players, President Barack Obama urged Turkey and Russia on Tuesday to set aside tensions over the downing of a Russian warplane and focus on the common priority of defeating the Islamic State group.... 12/1/2015 11:39 AM

Diplomats: NATO to invite Montenegro to join alliance
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Diplomats say NATO foreign ministers are expected to invite the small Adriatic Sea country of Montenegro into the military alliance despite the objection of Russia.... 12/1/2015 11:39 AM

Russia HIV infection bucks trends as World Aids Day marked
MOSCOW (AP) -- On a frigid evening on the outskirts of Moscow, two HIV-prevention activists unzip backpacks, pull out packs of hypodermic needles and start discretely approaching people leaving a nearby pharmacy with an offer that could save their lives.... 12/1/2015 11:31 AM

The Latest: France offers Africa 8BN euros for climate work
LE BOURGET, France (AP) -- The latest news from the U.N. climate conference in Paris, which runs through Dec. 11. All times local:... 12/1/2015 11:31 AM

Climate talks get down to tough business of compromise
LE BOURGET, France (AP) -- From deserts encroaching on African farmland to rising sea levels shrinking islands of the South Pacific, leaders of poor nations most affected by climate change shared their stories of global warming with leaders of some of the richest on Tuesday.... 12/1/2015 11:29 AM

Rights groups say Nepal children at risk of disease, death
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- A shortage of medicine, fuel and other supplies has put millions of Nepalese children in danger of illness, malnourishment and even death, child rights groups warned.... 12/1/2015 11:07 AM

European court slams Turkey over YouTube case
STRASBOURG, France (AP) -- The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Turkey violated the European Convention on Human Rights by blocking access to YouTube.... 12/1/2015 11:05 AM

Kenyan university: 1 dead during stampede over drill
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A drill to test terrorism preparedness at a leading Kenyan university led to a stampede in which one person died and 20 others were injured, the institution said Monday.... 12/1/2015 11:02 AM

Moscow: Russian warplane crash complicates Syria talks
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's foreign ministry spokeswoman says Turkey's shooting down of a Russian warplane near the Syrian border last week has put a strain on Syrian peace talks.... 12/1/2015 11:02 AM

Eurozone unemployment rate falls to near 4-year low
LONDON (AP) -- Unemployment across the 19-country eurozone economy has fallen to its lowest level in nearly four years, official figures showed Tuesday, in another positive sign for an economic region that has struggled to get people back to work for years.... 12/1/2015 10:57 AM

Eurozone bailout fund releases money for ailing Greek bank
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Europe's eurozone bailout institution has approved a 2.72 billion euro ($2.88 billion) disbursement to recapitalize Greece's ailing Piraeus Bank.... 12/1/2015 10:34 AM

European Central Bank may surprise with size of new stimulus
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Christmas is coming - and some investors are already convinced they will unwrap an early present Thursday in the form of more economic stimulus from the European Central Bank.... 12/1/2015 10:30 AM

Israeli troops kill 2 Palestinians after stabbing attempts
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military on Tuesday said it shot and killed two Palestinians who tried to carry out separate stabbing attacks in the West Bank.... 12/1/2015 10:25 AM

Spanish police find 8 skulls, bones off northeastern beach
MADRID (AP) -- Spanish police say they have found eight apparently human skulls, and other bones, in shallow waters just off a popular northeastern beach.... 12/1/2015 10:20 AM

Syria's al-Qaida branch releases captive Lebanese soldiers
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syria's al-Qaida branch was releasing on Tuesday a group of Lebanese soldiers and policemen held captive since August 2014 as part of a swap deal brokered by Qatar that included Lebanon setting free an unspecified number of prisoners wanted by the militant group.... 12/1/2015 10:14 AM

Italian, Kosovar police detain 4 in terror plot
MILAN (AP) -- Authorities in Italy and Kosovo have detained four Kosovars suspected of making threats against the pope and a U.S. diplomat.... 12/1/2015 10:07 AM

World stocks rise as Japan data mends, yuan status welcomed
TOKYO (AP) -- World stock markets were mostly higher after improved Japanese data and as IMF inclusion of the yuan in its basket of major currencies raised confidence in China's progress toward financial liberalization.... 12/1/2015 10:07 AM

Rudder problem, pilot actions led to Indonesia AirAsia crash
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- A rudder control system problem that had occurred 23 times in the previous 12 months coupled with the pilots' response led to last year's crash of an AirAsia plane that killed all 162 people on board, Indonesian investigators said Tuesday.... 12/1/2015 9:57 AM

Japan probes mystery boats carrying dead bodies off coast
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese authorities are investigating nearly a dozen wooden boats carrying decomposing bodies found drifting off the northwestern coast over the past month.... 12/1/2015 9:28 AM

US Marine found guilty of killing transgender Filipino
OLONGAPO, Philippines (AP) -- A Philippine court on Tuesday convicted a U.S. Marine of killing a Filipino last year after he discovered she was a transgender woman in a hotel in the Philippines while he was on a break after participating in joint military exercises in the country.... 12/1/2015 9:08 AM

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