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Iran decrees mass pardon in honor of revolution anniversary

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state TV says Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has pardoned a "large number" of prisoners in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution...
Feb. 7, 2019

The Latest: 'Sounds' detected from Turkey collapse rubble

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the apartment building collapse in Istanbul (all times local): 1:50 p.m. A top Turkish official says emergency teams are still "receiving sounds" suggesting signs...
Feb. 7, 2019

Michael Ignatieff among winners of prestigious Israeli prize

JERUSALEM (AP) — Academic Michael Ignatieff and Reporters Without Borders are among the winners of Israel's prestigious Dan David Prize this year. The prize is named after the late philanthropist...
Feb. 7, 2019

Russian official: Another nuclear pact with US in trouble

MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian diplomat says that another U.S.-Russian nuclear pact is in danger following the U.S. move to withdraw from a Cold War-era arms control treaty. Deputy...
Feb. 7, 2019

Berlin film fest gets underway with strong female showing

BERLIN (AP) — The first of the year's major European film festivals is getting underway in Berlin with a strong contingent of movies from female directors. French actress Juliette Binoche...
Feb. 7, 2019

UK leader May is in Brussels seeking Brexit breakthrough

BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May reopened talks with the European Union leaders on the Brexit agreement on Thursday and was bracing for a clash with senior EU...
Feb. 7, 2019

Man accused in parents' slay faces more charges in 3 deaths

LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) — A grand jury in Livingston Parish, Louisiana, is set to consider formal charges against a man accused of killing his girlfriend, her family and his parents...
Feb. 7, 2019

Lebanese PM calls on Italy to increase investment in Lebanon

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's Prime Minister has called on Italian companies to invest in his country as it seeks to address deepening economic challenges. Saad Hariri met with his Italian...
Feb. 7, 2019

Jobless youth hold protest march in Indian capital

NEW DELHI (AP) — Hundreds of jobless youth have marched through the streets of the Indian capital demanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government immediately tackle what they call the rising...
Feb. 7, 2019

Iraqi militia says it hit IS targets inside Syria

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi militias say they have launched dozens of missiles targeting Islamic State militants holed up in a Syrian village across the border. The state-sanctioned Popular Mobilization Forces...
Feb. 7, 2019

World markets fall ahead of EU growth forecasts

SINGAPORE (AP) — World stocks were mostly lower on Thursday ahead of the European Commission's economic forecasts. Germany reported its industrial production slipped 0.4 percent in December from the previous...
Feb. 7, 2019

Gucci follows Prada, pulls blackface items after complaints

ROME (AP) — Gucci has apologized for a wool sweater that resembled a "blackface" and said the item had been pulled from its online and physical stores. In a statement...
Feb. 7, 2019

The Latest: UK leader arrives in Brussels for Brexit talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 10:10 a.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May has arrived at European Union headquarters in Brussels in a new attempt to...
Feb. 7, 2019

Wariness and hope in S. Korea over second Trump-Kim summit

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Koreans, always deeply divided over how best to deal with their often belligerent northern neighbor, are reacting with both hope and wariness to U.S...
Feb. 7, 2019

Dutch students march for better climate policies

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Thousands of students are skipping classes to join a march in support of more ambitious climate policies in the Netherlands. The demonstration Thursday by Dutch...
Feb. 7, 2019

EU slashes its forecasts for eurozone economic growth

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union officials have slashed their growth forecast for the 19 countries that use the euro, saying even the reduced estimate was vulnerable to "large uncertainty" from...
Feb. 7, 2019

EU Commission slashes forecast for eurozone economic growth this year to 1.3 percent from 1.9 percent previously

BRUSSELS (AP) — EU Commission slashes forecast for eurozone economic growth this year to 1.3 percent from 1.9 percent previously.
Feb. 7, 2019

Man accused of molesting horse is charged in failed burglary

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A man accused of molesting a horse is now accused of trying to break into an Alabama home with a stun gun and a sex toy...
Feb. 7, 2019

Renault probes gift from Versailles chateau to ex-CEO Ghosn

PARIS (AP) — Carmaker Renault has alerted French authorities to a 50,000-euro gift from the chateau of Versailles to its former chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn. French newspaper Le Figaro...
Feb. 7, 2019

India's central bank surprises with cut in key lending rate

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's central bank on Thursday lowered its key interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to 6.25 percent in a surprise move intended to...
Feb. 7, 2019

Uganda: Pageant to showcase women's 'curves' draws outrage

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A beauty pageant in Uganda that purports to promote local women's "curves" has outraged critics who say it demeans the dignity of women. The pageant, dubbed...
Feb. 7, 2019

Indonesia's jobs for generals plan alarms rights groups

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Indonesian government is planning to post some of the military's dozens of underemployed generals into high-ranking civilian roles, alarming rights groups who see it as...
Feb. 7, 2019

5-year-old girl rescued from collapsed building in Turkey

ISTANBUL (AP) — A 5-year-old girl was rescued from the rubble of the eight-story apartment building in Istanbul on Thursday, raising the number of survivors of the collapsed structure to...
Feb. 7, 2019

German antitrust authorities restrict Facebook data use

BERLIN (AP) — German antitrust authorities have issued a ruling prohibiting Facebook from combining user data from different sources. The Bundeskartellamt says Facebook users have only been able to use...
Feb. 7, 2019

Virginia's top 3 elected officials engulfed in scandal

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The political crisis in Virginia spun out of control Wednesday when the state's attorney general confessed to putting on blackface in the 1980s and a woman...
Feb. 7, 2019

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