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November 25, 2015 - 1:11pm
11 min 38 sec ago

BERLIN (AP) — Germany has shared some 10,000 records on possible Greek tax cheats with Athens.

Authorities in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia say the records concern Greek individuals and companies who had almost 4 billion Swiss francs stashed in Swiss bank accounts.

Bank secrecy rules in Switzerland long made it easy for foreigners to hide money there. In recent years the country has signed several agreements pledging to cooperate with...

November 25, 2015 - 11:55am
51 min 36 sec ago

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security officials say overnight clashes between Shiite Houthi rebels and pro-government militias have killed 47 people, nearly all of them fighters.

They say rebels stormed the town of Dabab late Tuesday. The town lies on a crucial supply route for pro-government forces in the western Taiz province. Securing Taiz would allow pro-government forces to march north to the rebel-held capital, Sanaa.

The officials say two...

November 25, 2015 - 11:35am
1 hour 21 min ago

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's new environment minister says he is against further cuts in carbon gas emissions, a topic to be discussed during climate talks next week in Paris.

Minister Jan Szyszko said Wednesday it is "not very much in Poland's interest to adopt any high reduction obligations" and that Poland will have its own position at the high-level talks during the U.N. climate conference that opens Monday.

He said he wants to use the talks as...

November 25, 2015 - 11:29am
1 hour 21 min ago

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — An appeals court hearing has started in Romania for a former communist prison chief, who was sentenced in a lower court to 20 years in prison for crimes against humanity.

Alexandru Visinescu, 90, on Wednesday appeared in court to appeal his July conviction for the death of 12 prisoners due to mistreatment under his command at the Ramnicu Sarat lockup from 1956 to 1963, where Romania's pre-war elite were incarcerated.


November 25, 2015 - 11:20am
1 hour 21 min ago

PRAGUE (AP) — Officials say Czech police have arrested a Turkish national who is wanted by Interpol for alleged links to terrorism.

Interior Minister Milan Chovanec announced the arrest on Twitter on Wednesday. He hasn't provided any details about the suspect, who isn't tied to the Paris attacks.

Police spokeswoman Ivana Jezkova says the 30-year-old was arrested on Tuesday while traveling in a car in a region east of the capital, Prague. Jezkova says...

November 25, 2015 - 11:01am
2 hours 31 min ago

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's prime minister says his new government will aim to adopt a new constitution and also believes that Turkey should move to a presidential system — favored by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Ahmet Davutoglu told parliament Wednesday that his government would aim to introduce a constitution that upholds freedoms, replacing the current charter which is a legacy of Turkey's 1980 military coup. He also said a presidential system would lead to more...

November 25, 2015 - 10:04am
2 hours 31 min ago

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian police have arrested the government's leader in the Senate for allegedly obstructing the investigation into a corruption scandal at state-owned oil company Petrobras.

A Supreme Court official said Sen. Delcidio do Amaral of the ruling Worker's Party was arrested on Wednesday.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press.

Under Brazilian law, the...

November 25, 2015 - 9:36am
2 hours 31 min ago

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A brother of Jordan's king says extremist Islamic ideologies pose a global challenge, but can't be eradicated by military force alone.

Prince Feisal al-Hussein told The Associated Press on Wednesday that radicalism won't "disappear overnight" and that fighting it is a "long haul."

The prince heads an organization that promotes tolerance and non-violence. He says the group, Generations For Peace, has reached close to quarter of a...

November 25, 2015 - 8:39am
3 hours 1 min ago

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities say they have increased security across the country after a video appearing on social media threatened attacks against police and other targets.

Jakarta police chief Maj. Gen. Tito Karnavian says Wednesday that security was being raised at airports, the presidential palace, foreign embassies and shopping centers.

A video calling for attacks on Jakarta police headquarters and the presidential palace...

November 25, 2015 - 8:35am
3 hours 21 min ago

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The chairman of the Brussels-based company that operates a luxury hotel in Mali's capital that was attacked by Islamic extremists last week says the hotel will re-open "as soon as possible."

A statement posted to the website of the company, Rezidor Hotel Group, said Wolfgang M. Neumann met with the families of three hotel employees killed in Friday's attack that claimed 19 lives, offering "immediate emergency support."


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