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Obama says Russia may finally come around on Assad's future
PARIS (AP) -- President Barack Obama expressed optimism Tuesday that Russia will ultimately come around on the need for Syrian President Bashar Assad to leave power to end his country's long civil war, but warned the turnaround would not come overnight.... 12/1/2015 2:53 PM

Diplomats: NATO to invite Montenegro to join alliance
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Foreign ministers from NATO countries were expected to invite Montenegro to join the military alliance despite Russia's objection to the move, diplomats said, the latest sign of discord between the West and Moscow even as they both battle the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.... 12/1/2015 2:52 PM

Puerto Rico faces $355M debt payment amid economic crisis
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico's heavily indebted government has until midnight to address a multimillion-dollar bond payment that is key to the U.S. territory's economic future.... 12/1/2015 2:43 PM

Moscow: Russian plane crash complicates Syria talks
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane near the Syrian border has put a strain on the peace talks for Syria as well as fraying previously warm bilateral ties, Russia's foreign ministry spokesman said Tuesday.... 12/1/2015 2:42 PM

2 penguins vanish, 1 dead at German zoo; police investigate
BERLIN (AP) -- One penguin is dead and two others are missing at the Dortmund Zoo, and police in Germany are investigating a possible string of crimes there.... 12/1/2015 2:41 PM

The Latest: Obama: Even Republicans will uphold climate deal
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 2:30 PM

The Latest: French police detain man in Paris attacks probe
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The latest developments in the Nov. 13 Paris attacks. All times local:... 12/1/2015 2:23 PM

Burkina Faso celebrates newly elected president
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- Hundreds of supporters of Burkina Faso's newly elected president chanted "Presi, Presi" after preliminary results released Tuesday gave Roch March Christian Kabore an outright win.... 12/1/2015 2:21 PM

France, Germany, Canada call on world to put price on carbon
LE BOURGET, France (AP) -- One of the smartest ways to fight global warming is putting a price on carbon dioxide pollution, some key world leaders at the international climate summit say.... 12/1/2015 2:12 PM

South African appeals court to rule on Pistorius
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- A top South African appeals court says it will rule this week on whether to overturn a manslaughter conviction against Oscar Pistorius and find the double-amputee Olympian guilty of murder for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.... 12/1/2015 2:04 PM

Fire sends black smoke over Dubai's Palm Jumeirah
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A fire that broke out in Dubai has sent thick black smoke over the famous Palm Jumeirah, a man-made island in the United Arab Emirates.... 12/1/2015 2:01 PM

Cuba imposes travel permit for doctors to limit brain drain
HAVANA (AP) -- The Cuban government announced Tuesday that it is reimposing a hated travel permit requirement on many doctors, requiring them to get permission to leave the country in an attempt to counter a brain drain that it blames on the United States.... 12/1/2015 1:53 PM

Obama says he hopes shooting at Colorado clinic spurs action
PARIS (AP) -- President Barack Obama says he hopes the shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado spurs conversation and action on deterring gun violence.... 12/1/2015 1:53 PM

Int'l NY Times' Thai printer refuses to run front-page story
BANGKOK (AP) -- The printer of the International New York Times in Thailand refused to print an article portraying a gloomy outlook for the country, leaving in its place a large blank space at the center of Tuesday's front page.... 12/1/2015 1:46 PM

Obama says parts of climate deal must be legally binding
PARIS (AP) -- Parts of a global climate agreement being hammered out in Paris should be legally binding, President Barack Obama said Tuesday. The declaration was a boost to climate negotiators seeking a tough accord and a challenge to Republican senators, many of whom don't believe that global warming is real.... 12/1/2015 1:44 PM

Rudder problem, pilot actions led to Indonesia AirAsia crash
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- A rudder control system problem that had occurred nearly two dozen times in the previous 12 months coupled with the pilots' response led to last year's crash of an AirAsia plane in Indonesia that killed all 162 people on board, investigators said Tuesday.... 12/1/2015 1:33 PM

UN says 888 killed in Iraq violence in November
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The United Nations says 888 people were killed in violence in Iraq in November, up from 714 the previous month.... 12/1/2015 1:13 PM

German prosecutors investigate man with tattoo of death camp
BERLIN (AP) -- German prosecutors say they are investigating whether a man violated the country's prohibition of the public display of Nazi symbols by appearing at a swimming pool with a tattoo of what appeared to be the Auschwitz death camp on his back.... 12/1/2015 1:03 PM

World stocks rise on improved economic data
TOKYO (AP) -- World stock markets mostly rose Tuesday on improved economic data from Japan and the eurozone as well as hopes for more central bank stimulus.... 12/1/2015 1:01 PM

Chinese leader Xi Jinping welcomed in cash-strapped Zimbabwe
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Thousands of people lined Harare's roads and welcomed Chinese president Xi Jinping, whose visit has raised hopes that China will help stabilize Zimbabwe's faltering economy.... 12/1/2015 12:55 PM

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