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Portuguese ex-premier quizzed again in fraud case
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Former Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates is back in court for more questioning by a judge about suspected corruption, money-laundering and tax fraud.... 11/24/2014 9:48 AM

Floods kill at least 17 in southern Morocco
RABAT, Morocco (AP) -- Morocco's government says heavy flooding in the south of the country has killed at least 17 people with a further 18 missing after heavy rains over the weekend.... 11/24/2014 9:44 AM

UK outlines new counterterrorism measures
LONDON (AP) -- U.K. authorities are outlining a new set of counterterrorism measures, including a ban on insurance companies reimbursing ransom payments.... 11/24/2014 9:42 AM

Bangladesh man gets death penalty for war crimes
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- A special tribunal in Bangladesh on Monday sentenced a collaborator of the Pakistani army to death for his role in killings during Bangladesh's 1971 independence war.... 11/24/2014 9:34 AM

China holds out hope for Iran nuclear deal
VIENNA (AP) -- Talks on Iran's nuclear program appear likely to run beyond their Monday midnight deadline, but China's foreign minister says negotiators are still working on elements of a deal.... 11/24/2014 9:31 AM

Global stocks gain after China rate cut
BEIJING (AP) -- Asian stocks rose Monday after China's surprise interest rate cut as investors looked ahead to European inflation data due out this week and an OPEC meeting to discuss oil production levels.... 11/24/2014 9:22 AM

Afghan official: Suicide attack toll at least 50
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The death toll in Afghanistan's deadliest insurgent attack this year has risen to at least 50, with 63 wounded, many of them children, officials said on Monday, as NATO confirmed that two of its service members were killed in an insurgent attack.... 11/24/2014 9:20 AM

China defends land reclamation in South China Sea
BEIJING (AP) -- China has defended its land reclamation in a disputed area of the South China Sea and says it is for public service use, although a London-based security group says the new island could host an airfield to intimidate neighbors.... 11/24/2014 9:16 AM

Mom charged with trying to kill baby left in drain
SYDNEY (AP) -- A 30-year-old Sydney mother has been charged with trying to kill her newborn son by abandoning him in a roadside drain for five days before passers-by heard his cries, police said Monday.... 11/24/2014 9:08 AM

NATO says 2 service members killed in Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- NATO says that two of its service members have been killed in an attack in eastern Afghanistan.... 11/24/2014 9:05 AM

Belgian strike paralyzes Antwerp port
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Trade unions have opened a month of intermittent strike action by paralyzing the port of Antwerp and slowing train traffic through much of Belgium.... 11/24/2014 9:00 AM

Iraqi troops retake 2 towns in eastern province
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi authorities say Iraqi troops backed by Shiite militias have retaken two towns seized previously by militants in an eastern province.... 11/24/2014 8:57 AM

Swiss museum deciding on Gurlitt art trove
BERLIN (AP) -- A Swiss museum is preparing to announce whether it has decided to accept a priceless collection of long-hidden art bequeathed to it by German collector Cornelius Gurlitt.... 11/24/2014 8:38 AM

Monumental mess: Rome's mayor getting thumbs down
ROME (AP) -- Pigs root through garbage piling up in a working class neighborhood. City buses improvise routes on streets clogged with triple-parked cars. On rainy days, muck-choked sewers make crossing the road a Herculean labor.... 11/24/2014 7:41 AM

Fear for Afghan women's rights as troops withdraw
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan lawmaker Shukria Barakzai says the suicide bomber who plowed into her motorcade a week ago wanted to silence a voice on women's rights with a deafening blast.... 11/24/2014 7:33 AM

Australian leader's 'shirtfront' gets new meaning
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- The Australian prime minister's threat to "shirtfront" Russia's president during an international summit this month has prompted a dictionary to broaden its definition of the word beyond an Australian football term for a shoulder charge to an opponent's chest.... 11/24/2014 7:05 AM

Philippine court convicts 9 Chinese of poaching
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A Philippine court convicted nine Chinese fishermen Monday of poaching and taking hundreds of endangered giant sea turtles from a disputed shoal in the South China Sea, fining each of them nearly $103,000 but imposing no jail term.... 11/24/2014 6:53 AM

Israel police: Palestinian youth attacked by Jews
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Three young Israelis attacked a Palestinian youth in Jerusalem on Monday, police say, the latest sectarian incident in the increasingly tense city.... 11/24/2014 6:51 AM

Dozens take refuge from Japan quake aftershocks
TOKYO (AP) -- Dozens of villagers remained in shelters Monday as aftershocks rattled a region in central Japan hit by a weekend earthquake that injured at least 41 people and destroyed more than 50 homes.... 11/24/2014 6:47 AM

British banker can plea in HK murder case: Judge
HONG KONG (AP) -- A Hong Kong judge on Monday deemed a British banker charged with murdering two Indonesian women fit to enter a plea in his case based on the results of psychiatric reports.... 11/24/2014 6:41 AM