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Turkey's Davutoglu named new premier

August 21, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Recep Tayyip Erdogan named Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as his successor as prime minister on Thursday, with expectations high that the man who has dominated Turkish... more »»

Turkey's Davutoglu expected to be a docile premier

August 21, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, hand-picked by president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan to succeed him as prime minister, is expected to accept a largely backseat role... more »»

Greek archaeology site sparks intense interest

August 21, 2014

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Archaeologists excavating a large burial mound in northern Greece that has captivated the public's imagination have asked politicians and others seeking guided tours of the... more »»

10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

August 21, 2014

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you... more »»

Children used as child soldiers in South Sudan

August 21, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The use of child soldiers — teenage boys dressed in military uniforms and carrying assault rifles — is commonplace in South Sudan and will be the subject of U.N. more »»

Turkey's Davutoglu nominated new premier

August 21, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's ruling party has picked Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to replace president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan as its new chairman and prime minister. more »»

Voice, image give clues in hunt for Foley's killer

August 21, 2014

LONDON (AP) — The Islamic militant in a video showing the death of American journalist James Foley took great care to disguise his identity, dressing head-to-toe in black, with a mask leaving onl... more »»

Liberia gives food in slum sealed to stop Ebola

August 21, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Hundreds of residents of a Liberian slum lined up to receive rice and water from government officials Thursday in their neighborhood which was sealed off from the rest of... more »»

SAfrican lawmakers protest presidential scandal

August 21, 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Opposition lawmakers heckled South African President Jacob Zuma during a parliamentary session Thursday in which questions were raised about more than $20 million in state... more »»

Swedish town celebrates link to the Bronx

August 21, 2014

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nearly four centuries after Jonas Bronck set foot in America, his birthplace in southern Sweden is finally recognizing its historical link to the New York borough that bears his... more »»

Fighting in Ukraine as aid convoy reaches customs

August 21, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Parts of eastern Ukraine were wracked by fierce fighting Thursday as government troops sought to snatch back territory from separatist rebels, while a Russian aid convoy to... more »»

Indonesian court rejects election loser's appeal

August 21, 2014

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's top court on Thursday rejected an appeal by the losing candidate in last month's presidential election over alleged voting irregularities, removing any... more »»

Ukraine: Some Russian aid trucks clearing customs

August 21, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Some Russian trucks in a massive aid convoy began the process of clearing customs Thursday at a rebel-held border crossing in eastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian border guard... more »»

Indonesia court rejects election loser's appeal

August 21, 2014

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's top court has rejected an appeal by losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto over alleged fraud in last month's polls. more »»

South Africa: man dead after orange pelting

August 21, 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Two men in rural South Africa are suspected of killing a farmworker with oranges, police said Thursday.

Citing witness accounts, police Lt. Col. more »»

Thai army ruler named prime minister

August 21, 2014

BANGKOK (AP) — Three months after overthrowing an elected government, Thailand's junta leader is stepping out of his army uniform to take up the post of prime minister in a move critics say will... more »»

Sealed off Liberia slum calm amid Ebola outbreak

August 21, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Calm returned Thursday to a slum in the Liberian capital that was sealed off in the government's attempt to halt the spread of Ebola, a day after clashes erupted between... more »»

Pakistan protest leader backs out of talks

August 21, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's famous cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan says he has suspended talks with the government after it appointed a new police chief in the capital Islamabad for an... more »»

Reporter's death galvanizes anger, little action

August 21, 2014

PARIS (AP) — The killing of an American reporter is galvanizing international anger at Islamic State extremists and fueling fears about the flow of foreign fighters joining their ranks. more »»

German arbitration panel rejects looted art claim

August 21, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — A German expert panel says the heirs of a Jewish woman persecuted by the Nazis aren't entitled to reclaim a valuable painting she once owned. more »»

 
 

 

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