Israel appears on road to early elections

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel appears to be on the way to early elections after a meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a key coalition partner failed to iron out their differences. Science Minister Yaacov Peri of the centrist Yesh Atid party said Tuesday...
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Red tape may be blocking US couple’s Qatar exit

American couple Grace, right, and Matthew Huang walk to their departure gate with U.S. Ambassador to Qatar, Dana Shell Smith, left, at the Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. A Qatari appeals court on Sunday overturned a ruling against an American...
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Lebanon says it has detained wife of IS leader

FILE – This file image made from video posted on a militant website Saturday, July 5, 2014, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, delivering a sermon at a...
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Ukraine parliament approves new government

Former Prime Minister and leader of the Fatherland party Yulia Tymoshenko, center, and lawmakers from her party vote during a parliament session in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. Ukraine’s parliament has approved the formation of a new government, bringing an end to...
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Militants kill 36 non-Muslims in northern Kenya

Soldiers of Kenyan Defence Forces look over the bodies of some 36 Kenyans as they lie at a quarry, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. Kenya police say that at least 36 quarry workers were killed in an attack in northern Kenya by suspected Islamic extremists from Somalia. Kenyan police chief...
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Relatives search for Mexico’s missing

In this Nov. 29, 2014 photo, a woman with a shirt that reads in Spanish “Son, if I have not buried you, I will keep looking for you,” walks on a hill searching for his family on the outskirts of Iguala, Mexico. More than 22,300 people have gone missing in Mexico in...
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Germany hails slain Turkish-German student as hero

Demonstrators take part in a rally while showing photographs to remember student Tugce in Berlin, Germany, Sunday Nov. 30, 2014. They commemorate 23-year old Tugce A. who was beaten up two weeks ago in front of a fast food branch when she tried to help two other girls in...

NATO, Afghan leaders: Ready to move to new phase

BRUSSELS (AP) — Leaders of Afghanistan and NATO say they are ready to move to a new phase in their relations — the end of NATO-led combat operations in the violence-torn country effective Jan. 1. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah...
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WHO says Liberia, Guinea meeting Ebola targets

AAA Dec. 1, 2014 1:14 PM ETWHO says Liberia, Guinea meeting Ebola targets By JOHN HEILPRIN In this photo taken on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, health workers wearing Ebola protective gear remove the body of a man they suspect died from the Ebola virus, at a USAID, American aid Ebola...
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Iraqi PM retires 24 interior ministry officials

An Iraqi man reacts at the site of Monday’s car bomb explosion, in the Shaab neighborhood of Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Iraqi officials say a car bomb near a crowded marketplace in Baghdad has killed and wounded civilians. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban) An Iraqi man...