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November 29, 2015 - 7:43pm
53 min 58 sec ago

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A highly unusual online exchange took place on Twitter between the prime ministers of Greece and Turkey before the former deleted his tweets - but only from the English version of his account.

The official English-speaking account of Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras (@Tsipras_eu) posted four tweets addressed to his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu, needling him about Turkey's downing of a Russian jet and Turkey's violations of Greek airspace...

November 29, 2015 - 7:23pm
53 min 58 sec ago

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese industrial output rose 1.4 percent in October from the month before, below forecasts and a decrease from the year before.

Government data released Monday also showed retail spending fell in October from a year earlier.

The slowdown in China has reverberated in Japan, the world's third-largest economy, which fell back into recession during the summer, contracting 0.8 percent in the July-September quarter.


November 29, 2015 - 7:17pm
53 min 57 sec ago

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A Malaysian military officer who was extradited to New Zealand after earlier leaving the country under the protection of diplomatic immunity has pleaded guilty to indecent assault.

Muhammad Rizalman Ismail faces a maximum of seven years in prison on the charge. He had earlier pleaded not guilty to more serious charges before entering his plea Monday. The court is scheduled to hear disputed facts in the case Friday ahead of any sentencing....

November 29, 2015 - 6:55pm
53 min 57 sec ago

PARIS (AP) — President Barack Obama is paying tribute to those killed in the terrorist attacks in Paris two weeks ago.

After midnight on a cool and clear Paris night, the American president's motorcade went straight from Orly Airport to the famed French concert hall, the Bataclan, that the terrorists struck.

French President Francois Hollande and the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, joined Obama. Each placed a single flower at a makeshift memorial and...

November 29, 2015 - 4:48pm
53 min 57 sec ago

LONDON (AP) — British police say two men have scaled Buckingham Palace in an apparent protest over fathers' rights.

London's Metropolitan Police force said officers were called Sunday afternoon to reports of a protest at the Queen's Gallery, part of the royal residence.

Police said "two males were found to have climbed on to the roof of the entrance." They were still there several hours later, and police said they were speaking to the men....

November 29, 2015 - 4:09pm
53 min 57 sec ago

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Authorities in the U.S. Virgin Islands say they have arrested a man on charges related to the embezzlement of $1.4 million from a MoneyGram operation.

Police say 50-year-old Alvery Smith of St. Thomas was charged with embezzlement and forgery after the former MoneyGram agent admitted he failed to deposit $1.4 million in a company account and used the funds for personal benefit.

He was detained Wednesday at a mall but...

November 29, 2015 - 1:30pm
6 hours 33 min ago

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's official news agency is quoting the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (hah-meh-neh-EE'), as calling the recent Paris attacks "blind terrorism."

The comments, reported by the IRNA news agency Sunday, were Khamenei's first reaction to the attacks, in which extremist jihadists killed 130 people and injured scores of others. The government had previously condemned the attacks immediately after they occurred.


November 29, 2015 - 12:50pm
4 hours 33 min ago

BRUSSELS (AP) — A European official says British Prime Minister David Cameron and European Council President Donald Tusk will meet Sunday night to discuss the EU reforms Britain is asking for ahead of a referendum on continued membership.

Following an EU summit on Turkey and the refugee crisis on Sunday afternoon, Cameron and Tusk will meet for pre-arranged talks about which major stumbling blocks remain over the extent of reforms.

The U.K. will hold...

November 29, 2015 - 12:30pm
6 hours 33 min ago

MADRID (AP) — A poll shows three parties are evenly matched three weeks ahead of the general election that will determine who governs Spain for the next four years.

The survey by private pollster Metroscopia — published Sunday by newspaper El Pais — shows the ruling conservative Popular Party has the support of 22.7 percent voters ahead of the Dec. 20 election against 22.6 percent for the centrist newcomer Ciudadanos (Citizens) party and 22.5 percent for the main...

November 29, 2015 - 11:34am
8 hours 23 min ago

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The head of a Polish shipping company says the captain and four other Polish seamen abducted from a ship off Nigeria's coast last week are alive.

Michal Czerepaniak, head of Polaris Maritime Services in Szczecin, said on Polish radio Sunday that the five were "safe and sound." He gave no further details.

Poland's Foreign Ministry could not immediately confirm the information but was planning a statement later Sunday....

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