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October 7, 2015 - 8:53am
2 min 25 sec ago

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Somali official says Islamic extremist rebels killed two men in a drive-by shooting in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu.

The al-Shabab extremist group claimed responsibility for the Wednesday attack claiming that they had killed a nephew of the president and another government official.

Capt. Mohammed Hussein, a senior Somali police officer confirmed that gunmen killed two men Wednesday but said their identities were still unclear...

October 7, 2015 - 8:37am
2 min 25 sec ago

JERUSALEM (AP) — The organizers of an international competition sponsored by Google to send a privately funded spacecraft to the moon say a team of Israeli engineers is the first to advance.

The Israeli nonprofit group SpaceIL has signed a contract with American aerospace manufacturer SpaceX to launch an unmanned spacecraft into lunar orbit — the first step a team must take toward landing on the moon and winning the $20 million grand prize.


October 7, 2015 - 8:01am
2 min 25 sec ago

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron says he has "no sentimental attachment" to the European Union and will refashion relations with the bloc in Britain's economic interest.

In a bullish speech Wednesday to Conservative Party faithful following his resounding election victory, Cameron said he was "only interested in two things: Britain's prosperity and Britain's influence."

In May, Cameron's party defied poll predictions by winning a majority...

October 7, 2015 - 7:59am
2 min 25 sec ago

LONDON (AP) — The London Film Festival opens Wednesday with "Suffragette," the story of British women who fought for the right to vote — a milestone on a journey to equality that many believe is still unfinished.

It's a fitting choice for a festival determined to champion women on both sides of the camera.

Starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep, the gritty early 20th-century drama — think blood and sweat, not "Downton Abbey...

October 7, 2015 - 7:58am
2 min 25 sec ago

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Days of hard political bargaining are expected in Portugal as party leaders negotiate compromises to find a stable government following a general election that produced no clear winner.

The previous center-right coalition government collected most votes in Sunday's ballot despite enacting austerity policies, but it lost its outright majority in Parliament where it can be out-voted by left-of-center lawmakers who want to ease or scrap austerity....

October 7, 2015 - 7:53am
2 min 25 sec ago

JERUSALEM (AP) — The latest developments in ongoing tensions between Palestinians and Israelis following days of violence in Jerusalem and the West Bank (all times local).


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Israel's prime minister says he is calling off a planned trip to Germany because of a wave of violence between Israelis and Palestinians.

Benjamin Netanyahu was scheduled to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin...

October 7, 2015 - 7:40am
1 hour 32 min ago

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has reshuffled his Cabinet to focus on reviving the world's No. 3 economy.

A newly appointed minister will steer programs aimed at achieving a strong economy and increased birth rate so the population stabilizes and the country can stay afloat.

Nine ministers were replaced in the reshuffle Wednesday, while key posts, including the foreign, defense and finance ministers, were unchanged....

October 7, 2015 - 7:37am
1 hour 32 min ago

BERLIN (AP) — A meeting between the German and Israeli leaders that was scheduled for Thursday has been canceled because of the security situation in Israel.

The regular meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was set to take place in Berlin. Netanyahu already had scrapped plans to arrive in Germany on Wednesday.

German government spokesman Georg Streiter said Wednesday that the Israeli government...

October 7, 2015 - 7:31am
1 hour 32 min ago

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Paula Iacob, a Romanian lawyer whose cases ranged from unsuccessfully defending a dictator's son to saving a killer street dog from being put down, has died. She was 83.

Iacob died Tuesday, a few days after suffering a stroke, lawyer Daniel Ionascu said Wednesday.

She became a celebrity by taking on controversial cases and made regular television appearances.

Iacob made her name in 1990 when she...

October 7, 2015 - 7:29am
1 hour 32 min ago

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Police in Albania say they have arrested a man who claimed to have flown a drone carrying a nationalist banner over a stadium in Serbia last year during a European qualifier, in an incident that prompted fan violence and a diplomatic spat between the two countries.

Authorities say 33-year-old Ismail Morinaj was arrested with three other men as part of a major security operation on the eve of the return match in Elbasan, Albania.

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