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  • In Haiti, No. 2 presidential candidate undecided on runoff
    Associated Press | November 27, 2015 1:24 pm
    Campaign season for the final round of Haiti's elections has gotten started, but the second-place finisher in the presidential vote said Friday he hasn't decided whether he will participate in a runoff or continue to press for a recount.
  • The Latest: French court keeps 2 suspects under house arrest
    Associated Press | November 27, 2015 1:05 pm
    The latest on the attacks in Paris and security alert in Brussels. All times local:
  • Hungary: 2 suspects hoped to 'execute' government members
    Associated Press | November 27, 2015 12:16 pm
    Hungarian officials said Friday that two suspects detained last week after weapons were found in their car sought to "execute" members of the government.
  • Hundreds gather in Cuba in frustration at Ecuador visa rule
    Associated Press | November 27, 2015 12:16 pm
    Hundreds of angry Cubans confronted police and Ecuadoran embassy officials in an unusual display of public discontent on Friday after the surprise announcement of a new visa requirement aimed at choking off this year's historic overland emigration of Cubans across more than 3,000 miles (5,000 kilometers) of South and Central America to the U.S. border with Mexico.
  • Drowned Syrian boy's aunt says family will settle in Canada
    Associated Press | November 27, 2015 12:12 pm
    The aunt of a Syrian boy whose lifeless body was photographed on a Turkish beach, sparking worldwide outrage at the refugee crisis, said Friday that she hopes her family members will be in Canada by Christmas.
  • Russia suspends visa-free travel with Turkey
    Associated Press | November 27, 2015 12:08 pm
    Russia announced Friday that it will suspend visa-free travel with Turkey amid the escalating spat over the downing of a Russian warplane by a Turkish fighter jet at the Syrian border.
  • EU turns to Turkey to help manage its migration woes
    Associated Press | November 27, 2015 12:04 pm
    Five years ago, Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi warned that millions of Africans wanted to come to the European Union and offered to make the continent's immigration problem disappear in exchange for billions of euros.
  • 2 Palestinians killed after attacking Israeli troops
    Associated Press | November 27, 2015 12:04 pm
    Israeli troops shot and killed two Palestinians after they rammed their cars into soldiers in separate attacks in the West Bank on Friday as the country's defense minister urged Israelis to brace themselves for more violence, saying he cannot see an end to the near-daily Palestinian attacks.
  • France honors attack victims in city subdued by mourning
    Associated Press | November 27, 2015 11:28 am
    A subdued France paid homage Friday to those killed two weeks ago in the attacks that gripped Paris in fear and mourning, honoring each of the 130 dead by name as the president pledged to "destroy the army of fanatics" who claimed so many young lives.
  • Queen Elizabeth II opens Commonwealth meeting in Malta
    Associated Press | November 27, 2015 10:52 am
    Queen Elizabeth II opened the Commonwealth summit Friday on the Mediterranean island of Malta -- a meeting that will focus on climate change and the threat of extremist violence.
  • Tunisia, targeted anew, faces intelligence challenge
    Associated Press | November 27, 2015 10:48 am
    An attack by Islamic State militants on Tunisia's presidential guard has left this North African country, its economy and its democracy even more vulnerable just days before four Tunisians head to collect the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • Israel 'soon' to open Abu Dhabi office for renewable energy
    Associated Press | November 27, 2015 10:36 am
    Israel "soon" will open an office focused on renewable energy in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates -- even though the two nations have no diplomatic relations, an Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman said Friday.
  • Burundi: Presidential adviser survives attack by gunmen
    Associated Press | November 27, 2015 10:20 am
    An adviser to Burundi's president survived an apparent assassination attempt Friday when gunmen opened fire at his vehicle while he was being driven to work, highlighting the growing insecurity in the central African nation.
  • Nigeria: Suspected Boko Haram bombing hits Shiite procession
    Associated Press | November 27, 2015 10:08 am
    A suspected Boko Haram suicide bomber detonated himself in the middle of a procession of hundreds of Shiite Muslims on Friday, killing 21 people and injuring dozens, local religious leaders said.
  • Likud lawmaker's antics make him bad boy of Israeli politics
    Associated Press | November 27, 2015 10:04 am
    Over the years, the Israeli parliament has seen its fair share of questionable characters. But it's unlikely anyone has ever been so perpetually engulfed in scandal in so short a time as freshman Likud lawmaker Oren Hazan.