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  • UK drops terror case against ex-Guantanamo inmate

    LONDON (AP) — British prosecutors dropped terrorism charges Wednesday against a former Guantanamo Bay detainee who is a high-profile advocate for the rights of terror suspects. Moazzam Begg had been due to stand trial next week on seven counts relating to the war in Syria. But in a last-minute...

  • 7 arrested in Greece in migrant smuggling ring

    THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — An airline pilot and a ground crew staff member were among seven people arrested in Greece on suspicion of participating in a ring smuggling migrants onto flights from the eastern Greek city of Thessaloniki to other EU countries, police said Wednesday. Giorgos...

  • Taiwan throws support behind HK democracy demands

    BEIJING (AP) — Taiwan, an island that China's ruling Communist Party has long sought to bring into its fold under the same "one country, two systems" arrangement it has for Hong Kong, has thrown its support behind Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement. Taiwanese leaders also have urged Beijing to...

  • Germany raises payments to communist-era prisoners

    BERLIN (AP) — The German government is increasing by 20 percent payments to former political prisoners in communist East Germany, a move that comes a few weeks before the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. People on low incomes who were imprisoned for political reasons for at...

  • Karadzic: I am not linked to wartime atrocities

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic insisted Wednesday that U.N. prosecutors do not have "a shred of evidence" linking him to atrocities throughout the Bosnian war and accused them of putting the Serb people on trial. In an 874-page defense summary,...

  • Former Tel Aviv mayor Shlomo Lahat dead at 87

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Tel Aviv mayor Shlomo Lahat, who presided over the city's transformation into a vibrant and open urban center, died Wednesday at the age of 87. Lahat's son Dan told Israel's Channel 10 that his father died in a Tel Aviv hospital. Israeli media said Lahat had been...

  • 12 killed as 2 trains collide in northern India

    LUCKNOW, India (AP) — A train overshot a stop signal and plowed into another express passenger train in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state, killing 12 people and injuring dozens, officials said Wednesday. Three coaches of the Barauni Express derailed and toppled over after the Krishak Express...

  • Philippines seizes 15 paintings from Marcos family

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government has seized 15 paintings from the former home of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, part of efforts to recover 156 artworks — including ones by Van Gogh, Monet and Michelangelo — that are part of his alleged ill-gotten wealth, an official said...

  • Taliban suicide bombers kill 7 in Kabul, wound 21

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban suicide bombers struck two buses carrying Afghan soldiers in Kabul early Wednesday, killing seven people and wounding 21, just a day after the signing of a key U.S.-Afghan security pact. The long-awaited deal allows U.S. forces to remain in the country past the...

  • Ireland unit seeking secret IRA graves finds body

    DUBLIN (AP) — Forensic experts searching for the long-hidden graves of Irish Republican Army victims found the remains Wednesday of a body during a month-long search, the latest in a long line of grim discoveries that seek to resolve old grievances of the Northern Ireland conflict. The...



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