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  • Egypt braces for new Islamist protest

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    CAIRO (AP) — Egyptians are bracing for potential violence ahead of a planned major protest Friday by Islamists calling for the toppling of the government and the defense of their religion, with security forces vowing to confront any unrest with "lethal force." The Islamists' call for...

  • Peres criticizes Israel's 'Jewish state' bill

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's former president has come out against a bill floated by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that would define Israel as "the Jewish state." At a ceremony alongside Netanyahu on Thursday, Shimon Peres said the legislation was driven by political interests, would...

  • France returns 250 smuggled Egyptian antiquities

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — France has returned 250 Egyptian antiquities seized from the luggage of travelers arriving in Paris four years ago. The customs office said that it gave the Egyptian Embassy on Thursday the amulets, rings, funeral statues, clay pots and other objects seized in March and...

  • Oil prices tank as OPEC leaves output unchanged

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — Oil companies saw their shares take a beating Thursday as crude prices slid to their lowest in over four years in the wake of OPEC's decision to maintain production levels even though prices have fallen sharply in recent weeks. With U.S. markets closed for Thanksgiving,...

  • Pope condemns Islamic State violence

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — On the eve of a trip to the Middle East, Pope Francis is urging religious and political leaders to speak out against attacks on Christians by Islamic State extremists. In an interview published Thursday, Francis was quoted as saying that the persecution of Christians...

  • Spain soccer team starts fund for evicted woman

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    MADRID (AP) — A Spanish soccer team opened a bank account Thursday to collect donations for an 85-year-old woman whose eviction last week from her Madrid apartment sparked an outcry, team officials said. Rayo Vallecano president Raul Martin Presa said his club will also donate money...

  • Judge: British minister did call policemen 'plebs'

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's High Court has weighed in on a big scandal over one small word, saying a government minister did call a policeman by the "politically toxic" insult "pleb." Judge John Mitting on Thursday rejected a lawsuit by former Conservative chief whip Andrew Mitchell over...

  • Slovakia to hold referendum on same-sex marriage

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia will hold a referendum on same-sex marriage in the predominantly Roman Catholic country on Feb. 7, the president said Thursday. President Andrej Kiska's move comes after the Alliance for Family conservative group gathered about 400,000 signatures...

  • Ferguson grand jury papers full of inconsistencies

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was face-down on the ground when Officer Darren Wilson "finished him off." Still others acknowledged changing their stories to fit published details about the autopsy or admitted that they...

  • Justice sent home after heart stent implanted

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court spokeswoman says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been released from the hospital after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery. Spokeswoman Kathy Arberg says the 81-year-old jurist was sent home Thursday and is expected to be at work...

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