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Greece: Fitch ratings agency warns uncertainty could hurt country’s credit grade

Greece’s Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, left, listens to Greece’s President Karolos Papoulias during their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Athens, Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014. Parliament failed to elect a new Greek president [...]

200 migrants storm Spain’s North African enclave border fence; half make it across

MADRID –  The Interior Ministry says some 200 African migrants have stormed border fences separating Spain’s North African enclave of Melilla from Morocco, with 102 managing to avoid police interception and make it across. The Interior [...]

Indian court drops charges against ruling party leader of ordering extra-judicial killings

NEW DELHI –  A special court has dropped criminal charges against the leader of India’s ruling party, who was accused of ordering extra-judicial killings by police nearly a decade ago. The court under India’s Central Bureau [...]

Gunfire reported in Gambian capital as president away

BANJUL, Gambia –  Residents in the tiny West African nation of Gambia are reporting heavy gunfire near the presidential palace. The violence rocking Banjul early Tuesday comes as longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh is out of the country on a visit [...]

Putin foe found guilty of fraud

Dec. 30, 2014: Russian opposition activist and anti-corruption crusader Alexei Navalny, 38, second right, his wife Yulia, right, and his brother Oleg Navalny, second left, with his wife, stand at a court in Moscow (AP)

Rapid growth leaves Asian airlines searching for pilots

Dec. 29, 2014: A crew of an Indonesian Air Force C-130 airplane of the 31st Air Squadron, looks out of the window during a search operation for the missing AirAsia flight 8501 jetliner over the waters of Karimata Strait in Indonesia. (AP) NEW [...]

Debris possibly linked to missing AirAsia jet spotted

DEVELOPING: Debris possibly linked to missing AirAsia jet has been spotted in the Java Sea, Indonesia Search and Rescue says. At least 10 objects were found nearly six miles from where the plane lost contact with air traffic control, Sky News [...]

Java Sea searchers looking for signs of missing AirAsia plane face monsoons, murkiness, trash

A crew of an Indonesian Air Force C-130 airplane of the 31st Air Squadron uses a binocular to scan the horizon during a search operation for the missing AirAsia flight 8501 jetliner over the waters of Karimata Strait in Indonesia, [...]

Corruption allegations cast doubt on future of key party ahead of Israel vote

FILE – In this Dec. 28, 2014 file photo, Israel’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Lieberman, speaks to the media ahead of the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem. A corruption investigation that has roped in 30 Israeli [...]

British patient being treated for Ebola

LONDON –  Scottish authorities say a health care worker who has just returned from Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with Ebola and is being treated in a Glasgow hospital. The Scottish government says the patient flew to Glasgow via Casablanca [...]