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July 1, 2015 - 12:22pm
2 days 4 hours ago

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Estonia's foreign minister says she is resigning following a local court ruling that connected her to the bankruptcy of her father's freight company and ordered her and other defendants to pay claims to creditors.

Foreign Minister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus said Wednesday that she disagrees with the Tallinn appeal court's ruling that she must be punished for her father's business failure. She said she would appeal the decision.

It...

July 1, 2015 - 12:01pm
2 days 4 hours ago

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian officials have confirmed a second Ebola case in the same town where the disease was detected on a corpse about seven weeks after the country was declared Ebola-free.

Health Minister Bernice Dahn and deputy minister Tolbert Nyenswah confirmed the second case on Wednesday. Nyenswah, also head of the country's Ebola response, said the infected person has been moved to Monrovia. He said the person came from Nedowein, about 30 miles (48...

July 1, 2015 - 11:53am
2 days 4 hours ago

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's parliament has elected the ruling party's candidate as its new speaker with the tacit support of a right-wing nationalist party, a move that represents a serious gesture to the ruling party as Turkey heads toward coalition-building talks.

Ismet Yilmaz — the ruling party's nominee and the defense minister in the outgoing government — won 258 votes Wednesday, beating the left-wing party's candidate in a face-off Wednesday. The nationalist...

July 1, 2015 - 11:45am
2 days 5 hours ago

MADRID (AP) — Nobel-winning author Mario Vargas Llosa has reportedly confirmed his romantic involvement with Isabel Preysler, the former wife of singer Julio Iglesias and mother of Enrique Iglesias.

The 79-year-old Peruvian novelist said in comments published Wednesday in weekly magazine Hola that his relationship with Preysler "is going very well." The magazine said he declined to speak in more detail about his private life.

Hola published photos of...

July 1, 2015 - 11:45am
2 days 3 hours ago

SAO PAULO (AP) — The Uber ride sharing service is facing roadblocks in Brazil's biggest city and in Brasilia, the country's capital.

The Sao Paulo city council voted 48-1 late Tuesday to prohibit the use of smartphone-based ridesharing applications like Uber in the city of 12 million.

The city council of the capital city of Brasilia also voted to ban taxi service applications like Uber.

The Sao Paulo measure still needs another...

July 1, 2015 - 11:35am
2 days 5 hours ago

MOSCOW (AP) — An American university official was fired from his job as deputy head of a Russian university after his presence on the faculty was questioned during a pro-Kremlin weekly television news program.

His firing was seen as fallout from the tensions between the United States and Russia, which have exacerbated suspicions of Americans and U.S.-funded organizations operating in Russia.

Nizhny Novgorod State University said in a statement late...

July 1, 2015 - 11:32am
2 days 5 hours ago

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — A court in Azerbaijan has sentenced nine people to prison terms of up to 15 years on charges of fighting alongside the Islamic State group in Syria.

The convicts have been in custody since their arrest in September by Azerbaijani authorities.

Among those convicted Wednesday was Vugar Dursunaliyev, who the court said had instructed his son to join IS in Syria while he was 15. Dursunaliyev was sentenced to 15 years in prison;...

July 1, 2015 - 10:56am
2 days 6 hours ago

LONDON (AP) — British police say they are investigating the disappearance of a family of 12 feared to have traveled to Syria.

Bedfordshire police say the group from Luton, near London, includes three children, including a one-year-old baby, and two grandparents. The family was reported missing after they failed to return home from a holiday in Bangladesh in May.

Police said Wednesday they are working with the family's relatives to probe whether the...

July 1, 2015 - 10:53am
2 days 6 hours ago

LONDON (AP) — Nicholas Winton, a humanitarian who almost single-handedly saved more than 650 Jewish children from the Holocaust, earning himself the label "Britain's Schindler," has died. He was 106.

Son-in-law Stephen Watson said Winton died on Wednesday. The Rotary Club of Maidenhead, of which Winton was former president, said his daughter Barbara and two grandchildren were at his side.

Winton was a 29-year-old stock exchange clerk in 1938 when he...

July 1, 2015 - 10:50am
2 days 6 hours ago

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner is leading a Congressional delegation to Poland, part of a broader U.S. attempt to strengthen economic ties and reassure an ally nervous about Russian aggression in the region.

Boehner met with Poland's president and foreign minister in Warsaw on Wednesday. He briefly told reporters that his visit was focused on security cooperation and strengthening economic ties.

He said, "I think...

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