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July 22, 2015 - 4:44am
1 week 6 days ago

BERLIN (AP) — Munich prosecutors have charged a 34-year-old midwife with nine counts of attempted murder for allegedly giving blood thinners to women shortly before they were to give birth by cesarean section, causing life-threatening bleeding.

Prosecutors said Wednesday that the German woman, whose name wasn't given in accordance with privacy laws, allegedly acted out of "dissatisfaction with her work situation." She denies the charges.

An...

July 22, 2015 - 4:40am
1 week 6 days ago

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An official says two police officers were found shot dead in their home near Turkey's border with Syria.

Governor for Sanliurfa province, Izzettin Kucuk, said Wednesday it was not immediately clear if the attack against the policemen, who were sharing a house in the border town of Ceylanpinar, was terrorism-linked.

The assault comes two days after a bomb in the nearby the town of Suruc, also near the Syrian border, killed 32...

July 22, 2015 - 4:35am
1 week 6 days ago

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police say they have arrested a man suspected of recruiting women to send to areas controlled by the Islamic State armed group in Syria.

An Interior Ministry statement said the 29-year-old Spaniard was arrested Wednesday in Melilla, one of two Spanish enclave cities in northwest Africa.

The statement said the man distributed recordings of pro-Islamic State speeches to indoctrinate recruits.

It said the...

July 22, 2015 - 4:28am
1 week 6 days ago

MOSCOW (AP) — A prominent American foundation which has operated in Russia for more than two decades says it is leaving Russia because of new laws targeting foreign organizations.

The MacArthur Foundation said in a statement on Wednesday that it has decided to close its office in Russia because the new laws make it "impossible to operate effectively" in Russia. In the recent years the organization funded various projects in Russia to raise the awareness of human rights...

July 22, 2015 - 4:27am
1 week 6 days ago

LONDON (AP) — The University of Birmingham says new scientific tests on a Quran parchment place it close to the time of the Prophet Muhammad.

The university said Wednesday that radiocarbon dating has put the parchment among one of the oldest known manuscripts of the Muslim holy book known to survive. The analysis dated the parchment close to the time of the prophet, who is generally believed to have lived between 570 and 632.

The manuscript has long...

July 22, 2015 - 4:13am
1 week 5 days ago

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved a new batch of reforms demanded by the country's international creditors in return for a third multi-billion euro bailout.

The vote followed a whirlwind debate that ended at 4 a.m. Thursday (0100 GMT).

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras once again suffered a revolt among his own radical left lawmakers, but had no trouble passing the draft legislation with the backing of pro-European...

July 22, 2015 - 4:09am
1 week 6 days ago

MADRID (AP) — Spain says it is trying to establish what happened to three Spanish freelance journalists reported to have gone missing around the embattled northern Syrian city of Aleppo and that it will contact the government in Damascus over the case.

Justice Minister Rafael Catala told Spain's Cadena SER radio on Wednesday that the government had no news regarding the three and could not say if authorities are treating their disappearance as a kidnapping....

July 22, 2015 - 3:59am
1 week 6 days ago

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan police official says a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden vest among a crowd of shoppers at a market in the country's north, killing at least 10 civilians.

Deputy provincial police chief Baryalia Basharyar says the attack took place on Wednesday in Faryab province's Almar district.

He says the initial death toll of 10 may rise as the explosion was very powerful. It also wounded scores of people,...

July 22, 2015 - 3:51am
1 week 6 days ago

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Three pro-European parties have agreed to form a ruling coalition that will demonstrate Moldova's commitment to moving closer to the European Union.

The Democratic Party, the Liberal-Democratic Party and the Liberal Party, which combine to hold 55 out of 101 seats in Parliament, reached an agreement at midnight Tuesday.

Liberal Party leader Mihai Ghimpu called it "a good sign for Moldovans and our European partners." The...

July 22, 2015 - 3:49am
1 week 6 days ago

MILAN (AP) — Italian prosecutors say two men behind a Twitter account that carried threats in the name of the Islamic State group were targeting an Italian military base near Brescia that has a U.S. military presence.

Prosecutor Maurizio Romanelli told a press conference Wednesday the two suspects were still in the "growth phase" and did not have the capabilities to carry out an attack against the Ghedi air base or any other targets they had identified with the Twitter...

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