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  • Vatican leaks trial delayed for a week at defense request
    Associated Press | November 30, 2015 3:52 am
    A Vatican judge on Monday granted more time for the defense to prepare for a trial over the leak of confidential documents that has put a Spanish monsignor, a pair of Italian journalists and two others in the dock.
  • Storm batters southern Scandinavia
    Associated Press | November 30, 2015 3:48 am
    Officials say that more than 35,000 people were without electricity in Sweden on Monday after a storm battered southern Scandinavia, damaging buildings, toppling trees, canceling trains and closing bridge links between Denmark and Sweden.
  • Thai opposition figures detained ahead of scandal park visit
    Associated Press | November 30, 2015 3:08 am
    Soldiers and police in military-run Thailand detained two top leaders of the anti-government Red Shirt movement Monday as they were set to visit a park celebrating past Thai kings that's at the center of a corruption scandal linked to the army.
  • Funeral for Russian royal who died in Aussie trailer park
    Associated Press | November 30, 2015 2:56 am
    Leonid Gurevich Kulikovsky, the reclusive great-grandson of Russian Tsar Alexander III, had a funeral on Monday in the northern Australian city of Darwin after living his final years in obscurity and alone with his dog in an Outback trailer park where he was known by locals as Old Nick.
  • Russia drops plan to disband doping agency after scandal
    Associated Press | November 30, 2015 2:44 am
    Russia says it will reform its national anti-doping agency rather than shut it down.
  • Chinese president to head to Africa
    Associated Press | November 30, 2015 2:36 am
    Some immigration signs at Zimbabwe's main international airport are in Chinese, a sign of China's deep economic inroads in Africa, which Chinese President Xi Jinping will be visiting this week.
  • After uncertainty, new start for Syrian family in Germany
    Associated Press | November 30, 2015 2:36 am
    Just before dawn, a worker shook the matriarch of the refugee family out of sleep at their asylum center in a depressed German town.
  • 'Fast and Furious' French trafficker arrested in Bangkok
    Associated Press | November 30, 2015 2:36 am
    A French drug trafficker who was part of a notorious international network that authorities say copied tactics from Hollywood's "Fast and Furious" films was arrested in Bangkok, officials said Monday.
  • UK's Labour Party leader faces showdown over Syria strikes
    Associated Press | November 30, 2015 2:12 am
    Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn faces a showdown with some of his party's parliamentary members over his opposition to launching airstrikes against militants in Syria.
  • South Korea parliament ratifies free trade pact with China
    Associated Press | November 30, 2015 2:08 am
    South Korea's parliament on Monday approved a free trade pact with China after opposition lawmakers secured a $1.4 billion relief package for farmers.
  • Prince Harry visits Desmond Tutu in South Africa
    Associated Press | November 30, 2015 2:04 am
    Britain's Prince Harry and retired South African archbishop Desmond Tutu have discussed charity work and community development over tea in South Africa.
  • With peace near, debates grows over Colombia's draft
    Associated Press | November 30, 2015 1:56 am
    The army truck pulled up at 4 p.m. on a Sunday as Omar Rodriguez, in a baseball cap and torn jeans, walked to a bus stop in his rural village of tile-roofed white homes.
  • Report: Clashes between govt., rebels kill 30 in Congo
    Associated Press | November 30, 2015 1:52 am
    Clashes between rebels and soldiers in a town in eastern Congo killed at least 30 people, including civilians, rebels and a United Nations peacekeeper, the director of an activist group said Monday.
  • Japanese whaling fleet set to leave for Antarctic
    Associated Press | November 30, 2015 1:07 am
    Japan's whaling fleet will leave Tuesday for the Antarctic for a three-month, scaled-down hunt, the government said, despite protests from opponents who say Tokyo has not proven that whales need to be killed for research.
  • Timeline of key events in UN effort against climate change
    Associated Press | November 30, 2015 12:56 am
    After decades of warnings from scientists that greenhouse gas emissions were warming the planet, governments started coming together in the 1980s to combat the problem. Here's a timeline of key moments in the diplomatic effort to stop global warming, leading up to the U.N. climate conference in Paris: