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Norway honors victims of 2011 terror attacks

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 05:07 AM

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg says the best way to honor the 77 people who died in terror attacks three years ago is to "fight for openness, tolerance and diversity."

In a wreath-laying ceremony Tuesday, Solberg said "violent extremism can never be excused."


11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 05:02 AM

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — About a dozen parents of the more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls will never see their daughters again.

Since the mass abduction of the schoolgirls by Islamic extremists three months ago, at least 11 of their parents have died and their hometown, Chibok, is under siege from the militants, residents report.


Train goes to Kharkiv with crash victims remains

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 04:55 AM

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — A train bearing the remains of people who died in the Malaysia Airlines crash arrived in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Wednesday on their way to the Netherlands.

An AP reporter saw the train Tuesday as it pulled into a train station in Kharkiv, where Ukrainian authorities have set up their crash investigation center.

For many, it is the next stop on their journey home to the Netherlands. Of the 298 who died, 193 were Dutch citizens.


Berlin bans anti-Semitic slogan at Gaza protests

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 04:48 AM

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin authorities say they've banned pro-Gaza protesters from chanting an anti-Semitic slogan and are investigating a sermon by a radical imam who called on Muslims to kill Jews.

Since the outbreak of violence between Israel and Gaza, participants at anti-Israel demonstrations across Germany have frequently used anti-Semitic slogans and also called for Jews to be gassed. Jewish groups have expressed shock and disgust about the growing anti-Semitism.


Big milestone for Britain's little prince

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 04:20 AM

LONDON (AP) — The palace is releasing special pictures, the Royal Mint is striking a commemorative coin and newspapers are publishing glowing tributes.

What's all the fuss about? A little boy who will be king.

Prince George turns 1 on Tuesday. While he may be too young to appreciate it, the milestone is causing a nationwide frenzy.


66 reported hurt in Turkish tanker truck explosion

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 04:10 AM

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says a tanker truck carrying liquefied petroleum gas, or LPG, has overturned and exploded on a highway in southeast Turkey, injuring at least 66 people.

The Anadolu Agency said the accident early Tuesday caused a large blast and a fireball that engulfed two passenger buses and other vehicles that were also traveling on the road near the town of Lice, some 150 kilometers (90 miles) north of the city of Diyarbakir.

The agency said some 20 of the injured are in serious condition.


EU meets as some countries seek tougher sanctions

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 03:52 AM

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign ministers are meeting to consider further sanctions against Russia because of the downing of the Malaysian jetliner, with Britain and some other countries demanding much tougher measures.


Cambodian political rivals say agreement reached

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 03:36 AM

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Prime Minister Hun Sen and Cambodian opposition parties said Tuesday they agreed on a joint solution to end a political deadlock and the opposition's yearlong boycott of the national legislature.

Hun Sen, opposition leader Sam Rainsy and others met for five hours behind closed doors in the third round of talks since lawmakers from Rainsy's Cambodia National Rescue Party boycotted their seats in the Parliament since July 28 election last year. The opposition alleged the polls were rigged, and demanded reforms and new elections.


Credit Suisse has $779M loss in 2Q due US tax case

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 03:36 AM

GENEVA (AP) — Credit Suisse AG has posted a second-quarter net loss of 700 million Swiss francs ($779 million) after paying the largest penalty ever imposed in a U.S. criminal tax case.

Switzerland's second-biggest bank calls the steep loss, a striking contrast to its 1.045 billion francs ($1.16 billion) profit in the April-June period a year ago, a direct result of resolving the U.S. government's case against the bank for helping wealthy Americans avoid paying taxes through secret offshore accounts.


Turkey: police involved in graft probe detained

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 03:32 AM

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish media reports say police have raided homes of police officers overnight and detained dozens who were involved in a corruption probe targeting four former government ministers.

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has long claimed that the corruption allegations that forced the ministers to resign were part of a coup attempt by followers of a U.S.-based moderate Islamic preacher. Many of the officers were removed from posts in a government purge earlier this year.


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