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China, after talks, strikes hard line on Tibet

BEIJING - A senior Chinese official who met this week with representatives of the Dalai Lama on Thursday ruled out giving Tibet the kind of autonomy that Beijing grants Hong Kong, saying the Tibetan spiritual leader should ''face reality.''

November 21, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Pope meets with Muslim scholars, urges better ties

VATICAN CITY - Christians and Muslims must overcome their misunderstandings, Pope Benedict XVI told Muslim clergy and scholars Thursday as he pressed for greater freedom of worship for non-Muslims in the Islamic world.

November 21, 2008 | By FRANCES D’EMILIO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Saudis on hunger strike to demand judiciary reform

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - A group of Saudi activists began a rare public hunger strike Thursday to demand judiciary reform and draw attention to the detention without trial of 11 political reformists.

November 21, 2008 | By DONNA ABU-NASR Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US responds to Iraqi proposals on American troops

BAGHDAD - The U.S. responded Thursday to Iraqi proposals for changes in the draft security pact that would keep American troops here for three more years, saying it now considers the text final and it is up to Iraq's government to push the process to approval.

November 21, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Putin’s return? Russian parliament may allow it

MOSCOW - Russia's constitution will be amended by year's end to extend the presidential term to six years, lawmakers promised Thursday - a move that could pave the way for Vladimir Putin's return to the Kremlin.

November 21, 2008 | By DAVID NOWAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi views mixed on US presidential contest

BAGHDAD - Wasan Salah hopes Barack Obama will win the presidency because ''he wants to withdraw the troops.'' An Iraqi Christian woman thinks he will too - and so she's rooting for John McCain.

November 20, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Africans rev up to celebrate an Obama victory

KISUMU, Kenya - Africans flocked to all-night parties, set off fireworks and hoisted cans of ''Senator'' beer Tuesday, determined to celebrate a moment in history as Barack Obama tried to become the first black American president.

November 20, 2008 | By TOM MALITI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Petraeus, now Centcom chief, assesses Afghan war

KABUL, Afghanistan - Gen. David Petraeus, the new chief of the U.S. Central Command who is credited with turning the tide in Iraq, took a firsthand look at the war in Afghanistan on Tuesday.

November 20, 2008 | By FISNIK ABRASHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi views mixed on US presidential contest

BAGHDAD - Wasan Salah hopes Barack Obama will win the presidency because ''he wants to withdraw the troops.'' An Iraqi Christian woman thinks he will too - and so she's rooting for John McCain.

November 19, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


20 reported dead in German bus accident

HANNOVER, Germany - A tour bus caught fire on a highway near the northern German city of Hannover on Tuesday night, killing 20 people, after a passenger reportedly sneaked a cigarette, police said.

November 19, 2008 | By JUERGEN VOGES Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Fears rise of wider conflict in Congo

GOMA, Congo - Congo's warring rivals traded accusations Tuesday that Angola, Zimbabwe and Rwanda are mobilizing forces to fight in Congo, as the prime minister flew into this besieged city to assess weeks of fighting that has displaced a quarter million people.

November 19, 2008 | By MICHELLE FAUL AND TODD PITMAN Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


China pulls tainted eggs in new food safety scare

BEIJING - Wal-Mart pulled a brand of eggs from all its stores in China on Tuesday after tests in Hong Kong found they were tainted with the same toxic chemical blamed for sickening tens of thousands of babies.

November 12, 2008 | By GILLIAN WONG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Japan: NKorea’s Kim probably remains hospitalized

SEOUL, South Korea - North Korean leader Kim Jong Il appears to have recovered enough from a stroke to run the country without difficulty, South Korea's spy chief said Tuesday, but Japan's prime minister said he likely is issuing orders from a hospital bed.

November 12, 2008 | By JEAN H. LEE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


1st auction of ivory in decade held in Namibia

WINDHOEK, Namibia - The first ivory auction in a decade sold over 7 tons of tusks to Chinese and Japanese bidders Tuesday, raising more than $1 million for elephant conservation.

November 12, 2008 | By RODRICK MUKUMBIRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Soldiers, UN retreat as rebels advance in Congo

KILIMANYOKA, Congo - Rebels advanced toward Congo's eastern provincial capital of 600,000 people Tuesday, sending tens of thousands of terrified civilians into a makeshift shelter as Congolese troops and U.N. tanks retreated.

November 12, 2008 | By MICHELLE FAUL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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MLK honored as thousands march to 'keep the dream going'

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - With thoughts on the past and eyes to the future, thousands marched and sang civil rights songs Wednesday to honor the Rev. Martin ...

April 04, 2018 | By ERRIN HAINES WHACK, ADRIAN SAINZ and KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press


EPA to ease emissions standards

Environmental regulators announced on Monday they will ease emissions standards for cars and trucks, saying that a timeline put in place by President Barack Obama ...

April 02, 2018 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Kentucky, Oklahoma teachers rally as rebellion grows

OKLAHOMA CITY - The state Capitol in Kentucky filled with teachers protesting pension changes and demanding generous school funding Monday, and thousands of Oklahoma educators walked ...

April 02, 2018 | By SEAN MURPHY and BRUCE SCHREINER Associated Press | Associated Press


Emory University acquires letters by author Harper Lee

NEW YORK - Around the same time "To Kill a Mockingbird" made Harper Lee a best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize winner, she was still fighting for ...

April 02, 2018 | By HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer | Associated Press


Science: What we know about coffee and cancer risk

Trouble is brewing for coffee lovers in California, where a judge ruled that sellers must post scary warnings about cancer risks. But how frightened should ...

March 31, 2018 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


Widow of Orlando nightclub gunman is acquitted in the attack

The widow of the gunman who slaughtered 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, was acquitted Friday of helping to plot the attack ...

March 30, 2018 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press


Visiting Memphis 50 years after King's assassination

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Fifty years ago, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee ...

March 28, 2018 | By ADRIAN SAINZ Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump says Second Amendment won't be repealed

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday that the Second Amendment "WILL NEVER BE REPEALED" and called on voters to elect more Republicans in this fall ...

March 28, 2018 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


New cars are quickly getting self-driving safety features

DETROIT - Autonomous vehicles get all the headlines, but automakers are gradually adding advanced electronic safety features to human-driven cars as they step toward a world ...

March 27, 2018 | By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer | Associated Press


Will GOP efforts convince voters?

WASHINGTON - With passage of an enormous budget bill, the GOP-controlled Congress all but wrapped up its legislating for the year. But will it be enough ...

March 24, 2018 | By LISA MASCARO and MATTHEW DALY Associated Press | Associated Press


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