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November 29, 2015 - 11:05am
4 min 58 sec ago

PARIS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he's deeply concerned about tensions between Russia and Turkey after Turkish F-16s shot down a Russian warplane last week.

Ban told The Associated Press in an interview in Paris on Sunday that he had urged "the leadership of the two countries first to de-escalate the tension" while they're fighting against the Islamic State group in Syria.

Ban said that when there is "division and tension between...

November 29, 2015 - 10:54am
4 min 58 sec ago

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Thousands of anti-government protesters have gathered in Moldova's capital and other towns demanding better governance and an end to widespread corruption.

Protesters massed in Chisinau on Sunday, with smaller protests in six other towns. There was a heavy police presence.

Authorities detained 13 suspected members of a paramilitary group this week who allegedly planning to attack the capital and a northern city with a...

November 29, 2015 - 10:37am
4 min 58 sec ago

PARIS (AP) — Iraq's foreign minister says the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris marked a new stage in a world war of international terrorism — one that no country can hope to escape.

In an interview Sunday with The Associated Press, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said the attacks on innocent people enjoying a night out were merely the latest example of the Islamic State group's determination to sow fear by killing as many people as possible. A total of 130 people died...

November 29, 2015 - 10:32am
4 min 58 sec ago

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's defense minister says a Russian plane recently penetrated Israeli airspace but was not shot down thanks to open communications between the two countries.

Moshe Yaalon said Sunday the jet entered about a mile (1.5 kilometers) into Israeli airspace by "mistake" and immediately turned around back to Syria when the Russians were notified. For two months, Russia has been carrying out airstrikes to support Syrian President Bashar Assad....

November 29, 2015 - 10:11am
4 min 58 sec ago

GHENT, Belgium (AP) — Andy Murray gave Britain its first Davis Cup title in 79 years when he beat Belgium's David Goffin 6-3, 7-5, 6-3 in the first of reverse singles Sunday.

The win gave Britain an unassailable 3-1 lead in the best-of-five series and the final singles match was not played.

Britain is the only nation to have competed in all Davis Cup editions since 1900 and its 10th title makes it the third most successful nation after the United...

November 29, 2015 - 9:36am
34 min 59 sec ago

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian truck drivers have been protesting across the country, and one of their leaders says hundreds of trucks are now heading toward Moscow to press their demands.

The truck drivers, many of whom own and operate their own vehicles, are protesting the introduction of a hefty road tax for long-distance haulers.

They say the new tax represents a heavy burden and they have little faith that the money will go toward...

November 29, 2015 - 9:28am
1 hour 15 min ago

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish police say that a fire in a central Stockholm apartment building has left one person dead and several others injured.

Police spokesman Albin Naverberg said that more than 30 people were evacuated from the four-story apartment building and nine were hospitalized.

Naverberg said authorities were alerted to the blaze shortly after 10 a.m. (0900 GMT) Sunday. He said the fire was under control, but firefighters were expected to...

November 29, 2015 - 9:09am
1 hour 34 min ago

LONDON (AP) — Princess Charlotte looks delighted with a cuddly toy dog in a photo taken by her mother, the Duchess of Cambridge.

It's one of two images of the 6-month-old princess released Sunday by Kensington Palace.

The pictures of Charlotte in a Liberty print dress and pink cardigan were taken earlier this month at Anmer Hall, Prince William and Kate's country home in eastern England.

The photos were released to thank well-...

November 29, 2015 - 8:54am
1 hour 34 min ago

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's counter-terrorism agency says security forces in Dagestan have killed three militants who had sworn allegiance to the Islamic State group, including one who had returned from Syria this year.

Police say nearly a third of the estimated 3,000 Russians who have gone to fight alongside IS militants in Syria are from Dagestan, a predominantly Muslim republic in southern Russia where an Islamic insurgency has simmered for years.


November 29, 2015 - 8:49am
4 min 58 sec ago

BRUSSELS (AP) — The latest on the mass movement of asylum-seekers and others seeking refuge in Europe. All times local:

3.50 p.m.

Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says the country's summit with European Union leaders marks a new beginning in relations between the two countries.

Davutoglu says the summit Sunday would make for a sea change in relations, even if EU leaders are specifically looking for more help from Ankara to...

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