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November 17, 2015 - 10:05am
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BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Hungarian official in charge of expanding the country's only nuclear power plant says the construction of two new reactors should start in 2018.

Attila Aszodi said Tuesday the new reactors are expected to begin supplying electricity in 2025 and 2026.

The expansion of the Soviet-built plant in the city of Paks will be completed by Russia's state-owned Rosatom and is being financed mostly with a Russian loan of 10 billion...

November 17, 2015 - 9:59am
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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish media report says many refugees from the Yazidi religious community in Turkey have no intention of returning to their homeland in northern Iraq, even though Islamic State group extremists were driven out of the area last week.

Kurdish forces backed by U.S.-based airstrikes pushed the IS out of the town of Sinjar a year after the extremists captured it in a rampage across northern Iraq. IS had captured thousands of Yazidis and forced Yazidi...

November 17, 2015 - 9:51am
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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran says it will export an additional 500,000 barrels of oil a day in a bid to reclaim its market share after sanctions are lifted under a landmark nuclear deal.

Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh told reporters Tuesday that the increase is part of Iran's plan to double its crude oil exports as sanctions are lifted, which officials expect to happen in early 2016.

OPEC member Iran currently exports 1.1 million barrels of crude oil per...

November 17, 2015 - 9:47am
1 week 4 days ago

BANGKOK (AP) — The U.N's refugee agency has criticized Thailand for deporting two refugees who were about to be resettled in a third country, and whom rights groups have named as Chinese pro-democracy activists.

The statement from the Bangkok office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees did not give the names or nationalities of the pair or the country that granted them asylum. It said Tuesday it was deeply concerned over the Thai government's action, taken despite...

November 17, 2015 - 9:43am
1 week 4 days ago

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he will increase the number of military trainers Canada has in Northern Iraq but remains committed to removing the country's fighter jets despite the Paris attacks.

Trudeau said he told allies Canada will do more training. Canada currently has had 69 special forces soldiers with Kurdish Peshmerga fighters since last year. Trudeau says details like how many more and their exact role still needs to be decided....

November 17, 2015 - 9:39am
1 week 4 days ago

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan official says a suspected Islamic extremist grabbed a rifle from an officer and attempted to shoot his way to freedom from a military camp where he was being held in Garissa in eastern Kenya.

Garissa County coordinator Mohamud Ali Saleh said Tuesday the suspect snatched a rifle from one of the officers and tried to escape.

Saleh said hundreds of officers cordoned off the area and engaged the suspect in a shootout until...

November 17, 2015 - 9:37am
1 week 4 days ago

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's defense minister says Russian warplanes have fired cruise missiles on militant positions in Syria's Idlib and Aleppo provinces.

Sergei Shoigu also told a briefing conducted for President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday that bombers hit Islamic State positions in Raqqa and Der-ez-Zor.

Shoigu said the cruise missiles that hit the Aleppo and Idlib positions were fired from Tu-160 and Tu-95 warplanes.

November 17, 2015 - 9:28am
1 week 4 days ago

LAMPUNG, Indonesia (AP) — Police in Indonesia have arrested two newlyweds, accusing the husband of killing a man the couple said had raped the wife. After the man was killed, police say the couple ate his genitals.

Lampung province police Lt. Col. Sulistyaningsih said Rudi and Nuriah Effendi were being held for further investigation after their arrests Sunday at their house in Tulang Bawang district. Charges have not been filed.

Sulistyaningsih, who...

November 17, 2015 - 9:19am
1 week 4 days ago

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators are gathering for an annual protest march to the U.S. Embassy in Athens, to commemorate a student uprising that was crushed by the country's military regime in 1973.

Police said about 2,500 people were outside the Polytechnic building in central Athens, before the march that has been marred in previous years by violence from far-left protesters.

Earlier Tuesday, leftists heckled Prime Minister Alexis...

November 17, 2015 - 9:16am
1 week 4 days ago

PARIS (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says a cease-fire between Syria's government and the opposition could be just weeks away.

He spoke in Paris, during a visit to show solidarity with France after last week's attacks.

Speaking at the residence of the U.S. ambassador to France, Kerry said the ceasefire envisioned by the political process that was agreed upon in Vienna on Saturday would help efforts to fight the Islamic State group. He said it...

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