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  • Colorado produce highlighted at luncheon

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado's governor and agriculture commissioner are sitting down with some Colorado chefs Wednesday for a gourmet lunch made of all Colorado products. Gov. John Hickenlooper and Secretary John Salazar will be dining on roasted beets, Colorado lamb and a dessert of...

  • Germany plans to tighten EU migration rules

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    BERLIN (AP) — The German government says it's proposing measures to tighten migration regulations for citizens from elsewhere in the European Union amid accusations of welfare abuse by poor immigrants from Bulgaria and Romania. Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said Wednesday that...

  • Pakistan minister urges opposition to ease demands

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Cabinet minister on Wednesday urged Pakistan's two key opposition figures leading mass rallies outside parliament to back off their demand for the prime minister's resignation in ongoing talks with the government. The call by Railways Minister Saad Rafiq came as...

  • Govt-held Ukraine town hit by rebel shells

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Heavy shelling hit a town in southeastern Ukraine on Wednesday, the third day of an assault that has forced government troops to spread their ranks thinner along the Russian border. Ukraine claimed the shelling was coming both from pro-Russian separatists and...

  • UN panel: Crimes against humanity spread in Syria

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    GENEVA (AP) — The Syrian government has likely used chlorine gas to attack civilians while the Islamic State group has committed crimes against humanity with attacks on civilians in two provinces in the country, an independent U.N. commission said Wednesday. The report from the...

  • Erdogan rules out obedient role for successor

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday rejected claims that Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, who is set to replace him as prime minister, would merely do his bidding as he continues to rule Turkey from behind the scenes. His comments during a farewell...

  • IMF chief Lagarde under investigation in France

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — Christine Lagarde, the chief of the International Monetary Fund, was placed under official investigation for negligence in a French corruption probe that dates back to her days as France's finance minister. In a statement Wednesday after a fourth round of questioning...

  • Europe shares ease, Asia higher after S&P record

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed Wednesday after the latest record close for the Standard & Poor's 500, with Europe off to a shaky start despite a strong day in Asia. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX fell 0.2 percent to 9,573.26 and France's CAC-40 slipped 0.2 percent to...

  • Bulgarian poet Valeri Petrov dies

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Valeri Petrov, Bulgaria's most prominent contemporary poet and a former Nobel Prize nominee who translated the complete works of Shakespeare, has died at age 94. Petrov's family said he died Wednesday in a Sofia hospital following a stroke. Valeri Nissim...

  • Report: Iran redesigning reactor as part of deal

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state television is reporting that the Islamic Republic has begun redesigning its Arak heavy water reactor to limit the amount of plutonium it can make as part of the country's temporary deal over its nuclear program with world powers. A video posted...

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