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  • Russian doctor rebellion causes headache for Putin

    Updated: 15 min ago

    MOSCOW (AP) — Dr. Semyon Galperin spent a decade in medical research in Russia and as much time in the United States, working at top hospitals and research companies. Despite his expertise, Galperin was recently given a stark ultimatum from the Moscow hospital where he works: Leave or...

  • Activist for media freedom standing trial in China

    Updated: 15 min ago

    BEIJING (AP) — A leading Chinese human rights activist is standing trial for public disturbance, more than 15 months after he was detained by police. Zhang Lei, defense lawyer for Yang Maodong, said on his microblog that Yang's trial at Tianhe District Court in the southern city of...

  • India believes its abducted workers in Iraq alive

    Updated: 15 min ago

    NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian government believes 39 Indian citizens abducted nearly six months ago by the Islamic State group near the Iraqi town of Mosul are alive. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj says efforts are continuing to locate them in the absence of any direct contact...

  • French Parliament debates recognizing Palestine

    Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — French legislators are debating whether to pressure the government to recogne a Palestinian state, in hopes that helps lead to lasting Middle East peace. The debate in France's National Assembly on Friday comes amid growing European support for a Palestinian state. Many...

  • Energy shares slide after OPEC decision

    Updated: 15 min ago

    HONG KONG (AP) — Crude oil and energy shares tumbled Friday as OPEC's decision to keep production steady rippled across the globe. Japanese stocks rose after a slew of uninspiring economic data raised hopes that more stimulus was in the pipeline while other global indexes were mixed....

  • Russian warships wait out storm in English Channel

    Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian defense ministry says its warships have entered the English Channel to wait out a storm following a week of maneuvers in the North Sea. The ministry said in a statement carried by Russian news agencies that a naval destroyer, a landing craft, a rescue tugboat...

  • Some health exchange hours change during holiday

    Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's health benefit exchange, kynect, will have special hours during the holiday weekend. Open enrollment continues through Feb. 15, but the kynect retail store in Fayette Mall in Lexington was closed Thursday and will be closed Friday, both state holidays....

  • Energy revolution spells doom for German village

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ATTERWASCH, Germany (AP) — Five days a week, a giant machine eats its way through soil at the Jaenschwalde open-cast mine in eastern Germany, exposing the brown coal buried beneath. Lignite, as this form of compressed peat is known, is becoming an increasingly important part of...

  • Violence in China continued despite crackdown

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities say in a six-month report card on their security crackdown in Xinjiang that they busted 115 terrorist gangs before they could unleash violence. But tallies of death tolls in the ethnically tense region suggest the violence has continued, and may even...

  • Volcano in south Japan erupts, disrupting flights

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    TOKYO (AP) — A volcano in southern Japan blasted out chunks of magma Friday in the first such eruption in 22 years, causing flight cancellations and prompting warnings to stay away from its crater. The Japan Meteorological Agency said that Mount Aso spewed out lava debris and smoke,...

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