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  • Scots to get new powers after rejecting separation

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's main political parties agreed Thursday to grant Scotland new tax and spending powers to fulfill a promise of greater autonomy made as politicians scrambled to persuade Scots to reject independence in a recent referendum. The plans are unlikely to satisfy...

  • Prince William to visit China, Japan next year

    Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — Kensington Palace officials say Prince William will make an official visit to China and Japan early next year. Officials said Thursday that William will spend roughly three days in each country. He is expected to travel in late February. William's wife Kate, who is...

  • General strike shuts down services across Greece

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A 24-hour general strike in Greece shut down services across the country, forcing flight cancellations and school closures and leaving state hospitals functioning with emergency staff, while tens of thousands of protesters marched in central Athens. Labor unions...

  • France: Police arrest 2 over jihadi propaganda

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — French authorities have detained two people suspected of selling jihadi DVDs and other propaganda, under a new anti-terrorism law aimed at stopping French extremists from joining fighters abroad. The Interior Ministry said in a statement Thursday that the two were taken...

  • Virgin, Stagecoach expand UK rail operation

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — Richard Branson's Virgin company will next year play an increased role in train service linking Scotland to London. The British government said Thursday that Virgin Group and the Stagecoach company have been chosen to run the east coast rail franchise starting in March....

  • Red Cross seeks $1.68 billion for 2015

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    GENEVA (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross is asking donors for $1.68 billion next year to help people caught up in armed conflicts, its biggest request ever and 25 percent larger than the current budget. ICRC President Peter Maurer says the budget reflects the needs...

  • Pope visits Turkey amid Christian-Muslim tensions

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — When a pope last visited Turkey — Benedict XVI in 2006 — Muslim-Catholic tensions were so high that the Vatican added a stop at Istanbul's famed Blue Mosque at the last minute in hopes of showing Benedict's respect for Islam. Pope Francis travels to Turkey this...

  • Britain reports big increase in immigration

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — Britain has reported a big increase in immigration last year despite government efforts to control the numbers of arrivals. Office of National Statistics figures released Thursday show increased migration from within the European Union and from the rest of the world....

  • Child's cancer is latest twist in Iowa death trial

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Missouri man charged with killing his wife in Iowa is seeking a delay in his January trial so he can care for his 5-year-old daughter while she fights cancer. Alex Fazzino is free on bond while awaiting trial for first-degree murder in the 2012 death of...

  • Mining boom at stake, Greenland votes amid turmoil

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Greenland's hopes of a mining boom are shrouded in uncertainty as voters on the ice-capped Arctic island decide Friday who will replace a local government that collapsed after its leader admitted to using taxpayers' money for private trips. The fall of...

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