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  • French protesters urge end to Israeli airstrikes

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — Leftist and pro-Palestinian activists have rallied in Paris to urge Israel to end its airstrikes in Gaza, after talks toward a lasting truce collapsed. About 300 protesters gathered Wednesday near Napoleon's tomb in central Paris, waving Palestinian flags, photos of...

  • Iran's parliament dismisses moderate minister

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — In a move led by hard-line lawmakers, Iran's parliament dismissed the country's science minister Wednesday over his alleged support for pro-Western voices at universities, dealing a blow to moderate President Hassan Rouhani. The no-confidence vote against Science,...

  • UAE ruler approves lengthy counter-terrorism law

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The ruler of the United Arab Emirates approved a new counter-terrorism law that strengthens existing laws against money laundering, while also expanding penalties to include the death penalty, life imprisonment and fines of up to $27 million, state...

  • WHO: West Africa Ebola death toll rises to 1,350

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Riot police and soldiers acting on their president's orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their Liberian slum Wednesday, trying to contain the Ebola outbreak that has killed 1,350 people and counting across West Africa....

  • US warns travelers of canceled Venezuela flights

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Come to Venezuela and you might get a longer trip than you bargained for. The U.S. Embassy in Caracas issued an advisory Tuesday urging Americans to be careful when traveling to Venezuela because of the steep drop in airline service to the South American...

  • Pakistan army chief wants negotiated end to rally

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's powerful army chief called Wednesday for the country's civilian government to negotiate with thousands of protesters surrounding parliament who demand the prime minister step down over alleged fraud in last year's election. Gen. Rasheel Sharif made the...

  • Chip maker Infineon to buy California firm for $3B

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German chip maker Infineon Technologies AG says it has agreed to pay $3 billion in cash for California-based semiconductor firm International Rectifier, which produces power-management components used in everything from cars to satellites. Infineon said in...

  • Wilson defeats Isaacson in GOP primary

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Republican Rep. Tammie Wilson of North Pole has won her primary, defeating a fellow state lawmaker. Wilson faced North Pole Rep. Doug Isaacson in Tuesday's GOP primary in House District 3. The two were forced to face off following redistricting. In another...

  • Florida editorial roundup

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: August 14 The Tampa (Florida) Tribune on keeping Iraq out of ruthless hands: Less than 48 hours ago, it appeared virtually certain that the United States would have little choice but to intervene militarily in Iraq on a scale that President...

  • West Virginia editorial roundup

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: August 19 Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette on upsurge in pistol permits: Look at 10 adults around you. Chances are, one of them is licensed to carry a hidden pistol, making him or her ready to kill. West Virginia has about 1.2 million...

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