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Greece's caretaker cabinet sworn in ahead of early vote

August 28, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's new caretaker government, led by the nation's first female prime minister, was sworn in Friday as the country heads to early elections next month, the third time... more »»

3 arrested in connection with deaths of 71 migrants in truck

August 28, 2015

VIENNA (AP) — Three people believed to be part of a human smuggling operation were arrested overnight in Hungary in connection with the deaths of 71 migrants found in a refrigerated truck... more »»

Puerto Rico braces for Erika after 4 killed in Dominica

August 28, 2015

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Tropical Storm Erika lashed Puerto Rico early Friday with heavy rains and wind after killing four people and causing devastating floods in the eastern Caribbean islan... more »»

Leading stem cell scientist cleared of misconduct charges

August 28, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Sweden's Karolinska Institute says a leading stem cell scientist accused of unethical behavior has been cleared of scientific misconduct though he sometimes acted without due care. more »»

Ebola survivor who lost 21 relatives gives birth to baby boy

August 28, 2015

KENEMA, Sierra Leone (AP) — Ebola did not take Victoria Yillia's life. And it could not prevent the birth of her son.

And yet it loomed, even on this, her happiest day. more »»

Japan requires companies to set goals in hiring female execs

August 28, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese lawmakers approved a law Friday requiring large employers to set and publicize targets for hiring or promoting women as manager. more »»

Greece's new prime minister names caretaker cabinet

August 28, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's new prime minister, a top judge who is the country's first female premier, named the members of her caretaker government Friday as the country heads to early... more »»

Vatican says ex-envoy, charged with sexual abuse, has died

August 28, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican's former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, who had been charged by church prosecutors with sexually abusing children in the Caribbean country, died Friday of... more »»

Refugees or migrants? Debate over words to describe crisis

August 28, 2015

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Day after day, images of soaked and exhausted parents clutching their glassy-eyed children as they arrive on Europe's shores make their way around the world. more »»

2 French journalists arrested in blackmail of Moroccan king

August 28, 2015

PARIS (AP) — The Paris prosecutor's office and a lawyer for Morocco's King Mohammed VI say two French journalists have been arrested in France for allegedly trying to blackmail the monarch. more »»

Rousseff faces 'political suicide bomber,' removal threat

August 28, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — If the worst economic crisis in a decade, a massive corruption scandal centered on her ruling party and approval ratings in the single digits weren't rough enough for... more »»

Puerto Rico braces for TS Erika after 4 dead in Dominica

August 28, 2015

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Tropical Storm Erika lashed Puerto Rico early Friday with heavy rains and wind after killing four people and causing devastating floods in the eastern Caribbean islan... more »»

Asian stocks rise after US data calms investor nerves

August 28, 2015

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks rose Friday as upbeat U.S. economic data lifted investors' spirits following days of stomach-churning turbulence sparked by a heavy sell-off in China. more »»

Guatemalan prosecutors urge president to resign amid scandal

August 28, 2015

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Pressure grew Thursday on Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina to resign as business and government offices closed, protesters marched by the thousands and the attorney... more »»

TS Erika kills 4 in Dominica; takes aim at Puerto Rico

August 28, 2015

ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Rescue crews fanned across Dominica late Thursday to search for missing and injured people after Tropical Storm Erika pummeled the eastern Caribbean island, unleashing... more »»

Venezuela crackdown stuns once-welcomed Colombian migrants

August 28, 2015

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Leidy Echeverri fled the Colombian countryside six years ago with her toddler in tow after a paramilitary group threatened her husband's life. more »»

Dead migrants found in abandoned truck near Austrian capital

August 27, 2015

VIENNA (AP) — As regional leaders met Thursday to tackle Europe's refugee crisis, a gruesome discovery unfolded a short drive from the Austrian capital: An abandoned truck was found with at least... more »»

Venezuela crackdown stuns once-welcomed Colombian migrants

August 27, 2015

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Leidy Echeverri fled the Colombian countryside six years ago with her toddler in tow after a paramilitary group threatened her husband's life. more »»

Greece appoints 1st female prime minister ahead of snap poll

August 27, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's first female prime minister, a top judge, was sworn in Thursday to head a caretaker government ahead of early elections next month in the bailout-dependent country. more »»

French police dismantle Roma camp on Paris outskirts

August 27, 2015

LA COURNEUVE, France (AP) — Police, working swiftly in the pouring rain, cleared out one of France's biggest and oldest Roma camps on Thursday, dismantling a sprawling network of makeshift... more »»

 
 

 

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