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  • Silence in Egypt over police abuses amid "war on terror"
    Associated Press | March 06, 2015 7:25 am
    Three men killed in a single day in the Egyptian capital, their deaths united by one common factor: Each was killed by police.
  • 'Eurabia' fears rise after terror strikes: Myth or reality?
    Associated Press | March 06, 2015 7:20 am
    The headlines would suggest Europe is under siege: Thousands of Germans march against the continent's "Islamization." French readers flock to read a novel about a Muslim president who imposes Sharia law on their country. Commentators warn darkly about an encroaching age of "Eurabia" in the wake of the Paris terror attacks.
  • German court gives man 6-year sentence over PKK role
    Associated Press | March 06, 2015 7:01 am
    A German court has convicted a man of terrorism charges and sentenced him to six years in prison after finding he ran the finances in Europe of the banned Kurdistan Worker's Party, or PKK.
  • South African woman accused of kidnapping baby gets bail
    Associated Press | March 06, 2015 6:57 am
    A South African woman who allegedly kidnapped a baby from a hospital and raised her for 17 years was released on bail Friday.
  • Imprisoned Ukrainian ready to end hunger strike, lawyers say
    Associated Press | March 06, 2015 6:52 am
    Lawyers for a Ukrainian military officer imprisoned in Russia say she's ready to end her nearly three-month hunger strike if she's offered a balanced diet.
  • EU considers sending officers abroad to assess migrant needs
    Associated Press | March 06, 2015 6:24 am
    The European Union is weighing whether to send immigration officers abroad to assess the needs of would-be migrants as increasing numbers of people try to reach the EU illegally.
  • Dollar surges after another strong US jobs report
    Associated Press | March 06, 2015 6:01 am
    Another strong U.S. jobs report gave the dollar a big lift Friday as traders think it may prompt the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this summer. Stocks, meanwhile, were fairly flat-footed as any concerns over higher borrowing rates are offset by hopes over the U.S. economic outlook.
  • Al-Qaida's Syria branch confirms death of field commander
    Associated Press | March 06, 2015 5:56 am
    Al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate confirmed on Friday that its top field commander was killed in an airstrike that targeted a meeting of the group's senior leadership.
  • New law allows pensions for workers in Nazis' Polish ghettos
    Associated Press | March 06, 2015 5:53 am
    The German Parliament's upper house has approved legislation that will allow pension payments to residents of Poland who were forced to work for the Nazis in ghettos when their country was occupied during World War II.
  • Bird long thought to be extinct rediscovered in Myanmar
    March 06, 2015 5:43 am
    Scientists say a tiny bird long thought to be extinct has been rediscovered in Myanmar's grasslands, but its fragmented habitat is threatened by human encroachment.
  • BP signs $12B deal to develop Egypt gas field
    Associated Press | March 06, 2015 5:32 am
    The U.K.-based energy company BP on Friday announced agreements worth $12 billion to develop a major gas field in Egypt, which has been trying to attract foreign investment after four years of unrest.
  • Bank of Greece: need progress in talks with creditors
    Associated Press | March 06, 2015 5:25 am
    The meeting of the eurozone's 19 finance ministers next week is very important for financially stricken Greece, the country's central bank governor said Friday.
  • 2 suspected Islamic recruiters arrested in Belgium
    Associated Press | March 06, 2015 5:16 am
    Two men have been arrested in the Belgian capital on suspicion of trying to recruit people to fight with Islamic radicals in Syria.
  • Egypt scales down death toll in crash, says 7 killed
    Associated Press | March 06, 2015 5:10 am
    Egypt's Health Ministry said that an accident early Friday east of Cairo killed seven people, less than half of the fatalities reported in the initial confusion surrounding the crash.
  • German Parliament approves quota for female directors
    Associated Press | March 06, 2015 5:10 am
    Germany's Parliament on Friday approved a quota system that will require leading companies in Europe's biggest economy to have at least 30 percent women on their supervisory boards starting next year.