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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

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 10:25 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

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 are sharing their stories of global warming with leaders of some of the richest on Tuesday.... 12/1/2015 10:06 AM

Eurozone unemployment rate falls to near 4-year low
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Further evidence has emerged that the recovery across the 19-country eurozone economy is helping to reduce unemployment, which according to official figures has fallen to a near four-year low.... 12/1/2015 10:01 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

Spain: Police arrest Moroccan for Islamic State group ties
MADRID (AP) -- Spain's Interior Ministry says police have arrested a Moroccan who was preparing to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group.... 12/1/2015 9:04 AM

German Cabinet OKs military mission against IS in Syria
BERLIN (AP) -- The German Cabinet has approved plans to commit up to 1,200 soldiers to support the international coalition fighting against the Islamic State group in Syria.... 12/1/2015 9:03 AM

Ukrainian president pardons Russian in prisoner exchange
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- President Petro Poroshenko has pardoned a Russian citizen arrested in eastern Ukraine and exchanged him for a Ukrainian serviceman held by Russian-backed separatists.... 12/1/2015 9:01 AM

Turkey: Russia in IS oil trade claim to cover-up violation
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's prime minister has accused Russia of trying to "cover up" its infringement of Turkey's airspace with "unfounded" claims that Turkey is illegally importing oil from the Islamic State group in Syria.... 12/1/2015 8:58 AM

Beijing air pollution reaches hazardous levels
BEIJING (AP) -- Schools in the Chinese capital kept students indoors and parents brought their kids to hospitals with breathing ailments Tuesday as Beijing grappled with extremely severe air pollution for the fifth straight day.... 12/1/2015 8:56 AM

The Latest: Hollande meets African leaders on climate needs
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 8:55 AM

Syria's al-Qaida branch frees Lebanese soldiers held captive since 2014 as part of swap de...
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syria's al-Qaida branch frees Lebanese soldiers held captive since 2014 as part of swap deal.... 12/1/2015 8:24 AM

Egypt holds final 2 days of voting in parliament elections
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian polling centers in nearly half of the country, including in the capital of Cairo, have opened their doors to voters for the final round of runoffs in parliament elections.... 12/1/2015 8:21 AM

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