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Russia says its special forces are helping government troops fight IS militants outside the Syrian city of Deir el-Zour.Russia says its special forces are helping government troops fight IS militants outside the Syrian city of Deir el-Zour.
The Associated Press20 minutes ago
EU survey finds Muslims willing to embrace non-MuslimsA survey of Muslims in 15 European Union countries finds most are willing to embrace non-Muslims, but often feel rebuffed by the majority populations of the places they live
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Columbia's President Juan Manuel Santos, left, shows a thumbs up as British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, right, reaches for a handshake, as the past each other riding an escalator during the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday Sept. 19, 2017 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Ambitious Boris Johnson rattles May, shakes up Brexit debateBritain's undiplomatic chief diplomat, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, has thrown politics into turmoil by thrusting himself to the front of the Brexit debate at the worst possible time for the country's leader
The Associated Press10 hours ago
A Spanish Nacional police officer holds his weapon as demonstrators protest outside the main offices of the left wing party CUP in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. Catalan pro-independence supporters have scuffled with Spanish Civil Guard officers as they left a building, escorting a government official arrested as part of a crackdown by national authorities on Catalonia's plans to hold a secession referendum. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Clash over Catalan vote heats up in Spain as police swoop inThousands supporting a contended referendum on Catalonia's split from Spain took it to the streets amid an intensifying crackdown to stop the independence bid that has created one of the deepest political crises in democratic Spain
The Associated Press10 hours ago
A Spanish Nacional police officer holds his weapon as demonstrators carrying esteladas or independence flags protest outside the main offices of the left wing party CUP in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. Catalan pro-independence supporters have scuffled with Spanish Civil Guard officers as they left a building, escorting a government official arrested as part of a crackdown by national authorities on Catalonia's plans to hold a secession referendum. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
The Latest: Spain's PM warns Catalan officials to drop voteSpain's prime minister is warning Catalan leaders of "greater harm" if they don't drop plans for an independence referendum that national authorities consider illegal
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov answers questions during a news conference in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
AP Interview: Lavrov hints US-Russia 'tit-for-tat' could endLavrov says relations with the United States are at a low point, but he sees positive notes in President Trump's UN address, especially that the administration does not seek to impose its way of life on other countries.
The Associated Press14 hours ago
The Latest: Refugees who paid for trip left on Greek highwayAuthorities say 77 refugees and migrants were found walking along a highway in Greece after smugglers they had paid to drive them to Athens dumped them hundreds of kilometers away
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Workers clean up the sea next to a floating boom at the site where the small tanker Agia Zoni II sank off the island of Salamina near Athens, on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. Greek authorities said that the captain and chief mechanic of a ship commissioned for an oil-spill cleanup operation outside Athens have been arrested on fuel smuggling charges. It further complicates efforts to contain the oil that has polluted the Greek capital's coastline. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
Greek oil spill effort stalled by cleanup vessel arrestsGreek authorities say that the captain and chief mechanic of a ship commissioned for an oil-spill cleanup operation outside Athens have been arrested on fuel smuggling charges
The Associated Press14 hours ago
FILE - In this Sept. 10, 1983 file photo, Jacques Cousteau's research vessel, the Calypso, makes its way past downtown St. Paul to a berth at Harriet Island, Minnesota. A fire on marine explorer Jacques Cousteau’s iconic ship, Calypso, has delayed the vessel’s restoration by between six to eight months, the Cousteau Society said Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. The fire only damaged the ship’s newly fitted portions, and the damage will not derail the restoration of the ship, which was due to be completed in early 2019. (AP Photo/IS, file)
Fire on Cousteau's ship in Turkey delays restoration workA fire on marine explorer Jacque Cousteau's iconic ship, Calypso, has delayed the vessel's restoration by 6-8 months, the Cousteau Society said Wednesday.
The Associated Press15 hours ago
FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2015 aerial view file photo, a column of migrants moves through fields after crossing from Croatia, in Rigonce, Slovenia. The Pew Research Center said in a study Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 of the 2.2 million asylum seekers entering Europe in 2015-16, 52 percent were still awaiting decisions on their applications by the end of 2016. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, file)
Study shows lengthy waits for asylum applicants in EuropeA new study says more than half of the migrants who entered Europe amid a mass influx in 2015 and 2016 were still awaiting decisions on asylum applications by the end of the period
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Belarus president: Russian forces won't stay after war gamesOn the last day of joint Russian-Belarusian military exercises that rattled the countries' neighbors, the president of Belarus says all Russian forces will leave his country when the games are over
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Fox bid for Sky referred to UK's competition regulatorThe British government has referred Twenty-First Century Fox's bid for satellite broadcaster Sky to competition authorities on public interest grounds, a move that sets up a six-month investigation into Rupert Murdoch's takeover plans.
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Slovenia sentences 2 men for murder streamed liveA court in Slovenia has convicted and sentenced two men to prison terms for fatally beating their friend while streaming it live on Facebook
The Associated Press16 hours ago
German government supports new definition of anti-SemitismThe German government has given its backing to a new definition of anti-Semitism intended to inform the work of schools, police and courts
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Palestinian rights groups hand dossier on Israel to courtPalestinian human rights activists on Wednesday handed a 700-page dossier to the International Criminal Court, alleging that Israeli authorities are responsible for crimes including apartheid and persecution in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem
The Associated Press17 hours ago
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