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Belgium government collapses, divided over Dutch/French self-rule; King holds talks

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Belgium's government collapsed Tuesday, unable to resolve an enduring divide over more self-rule for the country's Dutch and French-speakers. The gap was so wide the premier suggested the end of Belgium as a country was looming.

July 30, 2008 | By ROBERT WIELAARD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Blair postpones Gaza visit, cites specific threat

BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip - Mideast envoy Tony Blair on Tuesday called off what would have been the first visit of a top Western diplomat to Hamas-ruled Gaza, after Israel's Shin Bet security service said he might come under attack there.

July 30, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


VW taps Tennessee for new US production site

FRANKFURT, Germany - Volkswagen AG has picked Chattanooga, Tenn., over sites in two other states for its new U.S. auto plant, Europe's biggest automaker said Tuesday.

July 30, 2008 | By MATT MOORE and GEORGE FREY AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Police: Iraq suicide bombers kill 28 army recruits

BAQOUBA, Iraq - Two suicide bombers blew themselves up in a crowd of army recruits Tuesday in an Iraqi province where devastating attacks persist despite security improvements elsewhere. At least 28 people died, the Iraqi police and military said.

July 30, 2008 | By SEBASTIAN ABBOT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Israel Cabinet OKs prisoner swap with Hezbollah

JERUSALEM - Israel's Cabinet on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved an emotionally charged deal to trade a Lebanese militant convicted of killing three people for two Israeli soldiers captured by Hezbollah guerrillas and believed to be dead.

July 30, 2008 | By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Paulson sees mortgage assistance as backup

WASHINGTON - Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said Tuesday the Bush administration has no immediate plans to extend emergency loans to mortgage giants Freddie Mae and Freddie Mac or to purchase the stock of the two companies.

July 30, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


Crisis brews as Turkey’s ruling party faces ban

ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's Islamic-rooted government was elected last year with a huge majority, continues to bask in popular support - and will probably fall within a month.

July 30, 2008 | By SELCAN HACAOGLU Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Feeding Africa: Key is better farms, not food aid

AWASH MELKASA, Ethiopia - Hussein Ibrahim walked solemnly past tidy rows of bright green cabbages, vines bursting with tomatoes and trees weighed down with plump avocados.

July 30, 2008 | By ANITA POWELL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Report: Sudanese president’s party says his indictment could increase Darfur violence

KHARTOUM, Sudan - Sudan's ruling party warned Sunday there will be more violence in Darfur if the country's president is indicted for crimes against humanity and genocide as hundreds of people rallied in Khartoum to show their support for the longtime leader.

July 28, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Official: 9 US troops killed in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan - A multi-pronged militant assault on a small, remote U.S. base killed nine American soldiers and wounded 15 Sunday in the deadliest attack on U.S. forces in Afghanistan in three years, officials said.

July 28, 2008 | By JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Jane Bond? British recruiters seek female spies

LONDON - Bond. Jane Bond.

July 28, 2008 | By PAISLEY DODDS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Food crisis: Drought hurts vital Australian wheat

POOCHERA, Australia - Glen Phillips kneels down, scoops up a handful of dirt and squashes it in his fist to test whether the soil in this dry patch of the Australian Outback is ready to take a crop of wheat.

July 28, 2008 | By TANALEE SMITH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Newfound Iraqi confidence pleases, worries US

BAGHDAD - Wajih Hameed is an Iraqi general with an attitude.

July 28, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer | Associated Press


It’s a girl — and a boy — for Brangelina

NICE, France - Brad Pitt was emotional but calm, Angelina Jolie laughed and chatted. The world's most famous celebrity couple were joined in emotion during the birth of their twins - a boy and a girl - and all ''are doing marvelously well,'' the doctor who delivered the babies in a seaside hospital on the French Riviera said Sunday.

July 28, 2008 | By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Barak hints at Israel’s readiness to strike Iran

JERUSALEM - Israel's defense minister hinted Thursday that Israel was ready to attack Iran's nuclear program, saying it didn't balk before ''when its vital security interests'' were at stake.

July 25, 2008 | By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Testing stem cells in tiniest hearts

BALTIMORE - The 4-month-old on the operating table has a shocking birth defect, nearly half his heart too small or even missing. To save him, surgeons ...

December 20, 2016 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


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