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  • Israel to build fence along part of border with Jordan
    Associated Press | June 29, 2015 4:48 am
    Israel's Cabinet has approved funding for a fence to be built along part of the country's eastern border with Jordan.
  • Council rejects fracking shale gas in northwest England
    Associated Press | June 29, 2015 4:24 am
    A local council has rejected plans to frack shale gas in northwestern England in a case closely watched as offering a precedent for exploration in Britain.
  • Putin, Berlusconi spend weekend in _ where else _ Siberia
    Associated Press | June 29, 2015 4:12 am
    A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin says Putin and former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi spent the weekend together at a vacation home in Siberia.
  • Pro-European candidate calls for new govt to be formed
    Associated Press | June 29, 2015 4:12 am
    The new, pro-European Union mayor of Moldova's capital called Monday for the former Soviet republic to renew efforts to form a pro-European government.
  • Hyundai sees green future in hydrogen-powered cars
    Associated Press | June 29, 2015 3:24 am
    Hyundai Motor Co. said Monday it believes hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are the future for eco-friendly cars despite challenges of limited infrastructure and slow sales.
  • A look at Greece's lockdown on money withdrawals, transfers
    Associated Press | June 29, 2015 2:56 am
    Greece has imposed restrictions on money withdrawals and banking transactions to keep its financial system from collapsing due to a run on the banks.
  • UK's Cameron promises wide, long-term response to terror
    Associated Press | June 29, 2015 2:48 am
    Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday pledged a wide response to extremism, describing Britain as being united in grief over the beach massacre in Tunisia.
  • Police investigate mob killing of school director in India
    Associated Press | June 29, 2015 2:48 am
    Police are investigating the mob killing of a school director in northern India after two of the school's students were discovered dead, officials said Monday.
  • Pakistan cops bust armed militants planning attack, 4 killed
    Associated Press | June 29, 2015 2:36 am
    A Pakistani police officer says authorities have killed four militants, arrested two and seized a large cache of weapons that were meant to be used in an upcoming attack.
  • Tunisia struggles to find balanced response to terror
    Associated Press | June 29, 2015 1:56 am
    Tunisia has reason to fear a terror attack. The only democracy that emerged from the turmoil of the 2011 Arab Spring has seen more of its young men join the Islamic State group than any other nation, and many have returned, battle-hardened, to spread radical ideologies back home. It's also a country full of vulnerable targets, with an economy that depends on welcoming European tourists to its warm Mediterranean shore.
  • Syrian media: Mortars fall on central Damascus for 2nd day
    Associated Press | June 29, 2015 1:44 am
    Syria's official news agency says a mortar round has hit a central Damascus square, wounding three people in the second such attack in the Syrian capital in as many days.
  • AP PHOTOS: Cairo's dervishes spin for their supper
    Associated Press | June 29, 2015 1:24 am
    Many visitors to Cairo are familiar with the whirling dervishes -- the stylized spinning dancers who perform across the city at cultural centers, cruise ships, hotels and weddings.
  • Amid Iran nuclear talks, non-diplomats compete for attention
    Associated Press | June 29, 2015 12:28 am
    Ah, Vienna... City of music. Crown jewel of the Holy Roman Empire. Birthplace of psychoanalysis. Home of the Lipizzaner stallions. And this week, host of the Iran nuclear negotiations.
  • Solar Impulse plane en route to Hawaii from Japan
    Associated Press | June 28, 2015 10:17 pm
    A solar-powered plane took off from Japan early Monday to attempt a five-day flight over open water to Hawaii, the eighth leg of its bid to fly around the world without fuel.
  • Officials hint at possible win for Uber in Mexico City
    Associated Press | June 28, 2015 9:33 pm
    Times are tough for Uber in many parts of the world, from a recent California ruling that its drivers cannot be classified as contractors to a Paris taxi protest that became a riot and led France's president to promise a crackdown.