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IS destruction of ancient Syrian temple erases rich history
Issued: August 24, 2015
BEIRUT — The destruction of the nearly 2,000-year-old temple of Baalshamin by Islamic State militants erased a symbol of the once rich religious life...
World Water Week participants seek solutions to crises
Issued: August 24, 2015
World leaders, water experts and development professionals have gathered in Stockholm to discuss and jointly find solutions to the world’s several...
Turkey's president calls new election after deadline passes
Issued: August 24, 2015
ANKARA, Turkey — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office says the Turkish leader has called a new election a day after a deadline passed for...
Security worry: How to stop the 'lone wolf' attacks
Issued: August 24, 2015
PARIS -- The gunman had an arsenal that he claims to have stumbled upon in a park near the train station. Like three other men accused of drawing up...
Seoul to halt broadcasts as N. Korea shows regret for blast
Issued: August 24, 2015
SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea has agreed to halt propaganda broadcasts at noon Tuesday after North Korea expressed regret over a recent land mine...
How the world's major stocks markets have done this month
Issued: August 24, 2015

With the U.S. and global markets having their worst month in years, here is a breakdown on how bad the damage has been since the declines started...

UN expected cost on Iran nuke monitoring: 9.2M euro per year
Issued: August 24, 2015
VIENNA — The U.N.'s atomic agency tasked with monitoring Iranian compliance with last month's nuclear deal says the work will cost about 9.2...
Police: Ashley Madison hack might have led to suicides
Issued: August 24, 2015
TORONTO -- The hack of the cheating website Ashley Madison has triggered extortion crimes and led to two unconfirmed reports of suicides, Canadian...
South African currency hits record lows
Issued: August 24, 2015
JOHANNESBURG — An economist says prospects of rising interest rates in the United States, coupled with a downturn in the Chinese economy contributed...
Venezuela deports some 800 Colombians in border row
Issued: August 24, 2015
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan security forces have deported hundreds of Colombians as part of a security offensive along the border that is...
Guatemala president won't resign, denies scandal involvement
Issued: August 24, 2015
GUATEMALA CITY — President Otto Perez Molina has apologized to Guatemalans for a corruption scandal that has thrown the country into political crisis,...
Greece: Newly formed party receives mandate to form gov't
Issued: August 24, 2015
ATHENS, Greece — A new anti-austerity party formed by rebel lawmakers who quit the governing left-wing Syriza was given its chance Monday to seek...
Bangkok blast probe hindered by broken security cameras
Issued: August 24, 2015
BANGKOK -- Up to 75 percent of the security cameras were broken along the getaway path taken by the main suspect in last week's deadly Bangkok...
Global market plunge intensifies on fears over China
Issued: August 24, 2015
TOKYO — World stock markets plunged and Wall Street was due to suffer heavy losses on Monday after China's main index sank 8.5 percent amid fears...
Russian ruble collapses to 7-month low on weak oil prices
Issued: August 24, 2015
MOSCOW -- The Russian ruble plunged 2.3 percent on Monday to hit a seven-month low amid a further drop in oil prices, the country's key export. ...
Wave of EU-bound migrants crosses into Serbia
Issued: August 24, 2015
MIRATOVAC, Serbia — In a new human wave surging through the Balkans, thousands of exhausted migrants from the Middle East, Asia and Africa crossed on...
Americans, Briton who thwarted attack get France's top honor
Issued: August 24, 2015
PARIS -- Three Americans and a Briton who tackled an attacker loaded with guns and ammunition prevented carnage on the high-speed train carrying 500...
Activists: Islamic State destroys temple at Syria's Palmyra
Issued: August 23, 2015
BEIRUT — Islamic State militants have destroyed a temple at Syria's ancient ruins of Palmyra, activists said Sunday, realizing the worst fears...
US airman says train attacker 'ready to fight to the end'
Issued: August 23, 2015
PARIS — Three American travelers say they relied on gut instinct and a close bond forged over years of friendship as they took down a heavily armed...
France: situation in Macedonia calls for quick reaction
Issued: August 23, 2015
PRAGUE — French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Sunday that the migrant crisis in Macedonia needs to be dealt with without delay. ...
France to consider helping Czech nuclear program
Issued: August 23, 2015
PRAGUE — French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says his country's company will consider participating in developing the Czech Republic's...
Dubai, Saudi markets lose 7 percent after oil price dip
Issued: August 23, 2015
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Stock markets in Saudi Arabia and Dubai closed around 7 percent lower on Sunday on the back of a further slide in oil...
Koreas resume talks as Seoul sees North Korea troop movement
Issued: August 23, 2015
PYONGYANG, North Korea -- Senior officials from North and South Korea on Sunday were in their second day of marathon talks meant to pull the rivals...
3 Americans praised for subduing gunman on European train
Issued: August 22, 2015
PARIS — A heavily armed man with ties to radical Islam who was known in three European countries as potentially dangerous escaped the radar when he...
Cuban doctors fleeing Venezuela protest for US visas
Issued: August 22, 2015
BOGOTA, Colombia — About 100 Cuban doctors who deserted a medical mission in Venezuela and have been stranded for months in Colombia seeking entry...


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