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Wales rides a coal renaissance

CWMGRACH, Wales - Deep under a pine-covered mountain, men clamber into red overalls and heavy boots, strap on lamps and attach sensors that check gas levels.

October 27, 2008 | By MEERA SELVA Associated Press Writer | World


Exit poll: conservatives ahead in Lithuania vote

VILNIUS, Lithuania - A conservative opposition party and a populist group led by an impeached ex-president made strong gains in Lithuania's election Sunday, while the centrist government faltered, an exit poll indicated.

October 27, 2008 | By LIUDAS DAPKUS and GARY PEACH Associated Press Writer | World


Pakistan officials: Suspected US strikes kill 12

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan - Two suspected U.S. missile strikes Friday on villages close to the border with Afghanistan killed at least 12 people, most of them militants, Pakistani intelligence officials said.

October 18, 2008 | By ISHTIAQ MASHUD Associated Press Writer | World


Nobel speculation centers on rights activists

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Human rights activists from China and Russia are considered front-runners to win the Nobel Peace Prize next week, while bettors are putting their money on an Italian, a Syrian or an Israeli for the literature award.

October 18, 2008 | By KARL RITTER and DOUG MELLGREN Associated Press Writers | World


Parents file lawsuit in China against dairy firm

BEIJING - The parents of a 1-year-old boy who developed kidney stones after drinking infant formula tainted with an industrial chemical are suing the dairy at the heart of the scandal, state media reported, as tests implicated 15 more companies Wednesday.

October 16, 2008 | By GILLIAN WONG Associated Press Writer | World


Fire kills 15 at Japanese adult video theater

TOKYO - A man set fire to an adult video theater in western Japan on Wednesday, killing at least 15 people in what police said was a suicide attempt.

October 16, 2008 | By SHINO YUASA Associated Press Writer | World


Iraq: government takes command of Sons of Iraq

BAGHDAD - Iraq's Shiite-led government took command Wednesday of thousands of U.S-backed mostly Sunni fighters who turned against al-Qaida, pledging to integrate them into public life in recognition of their help in quelling violence.

October 16, 2008 | By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press Writer | World


Pakistan officials: 6 killed in US missile strike

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A suspected U.S. missile strike on a Taliban commander's home in Pakistan killed six people, officials said Wednesday, a possible indication that Washington was moving ahead with cross-border raids despite protests from the new government.

October 16, 2008 | By MUNIR AHMAD Associated Press Writer | World


Money sent home by Mexicans in US drops 12 percent

MEXICO CITY - Mexicans living in the U.S. sent home 12 percent less money in August, the largest drop on record since the Bank of Mexico began tracking remittances 12 years ago, the central bank reported on Wednesday.

October 16, 2008 | By TRACI CARL Associated Press Writer | World


EU monitors begin patrols in Georgian territory

KARALETI, Georgia - European Union monitors began patrolling Georgian territory Wednesday and Russian troops allowed some of them into a buffer zone around the breakaway region of South Ossetia, despite earlier warnings from Moscow they would be blocked.

October 16, 2008 | By MATT SIEGEL Associated Press Writer | World


Ex-Liberia president, son face UN, US charges

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - In separate courts on different continents, former Liberian President Charles Taylor and his American son are standing trial on charges of committing atrocities in neighboring West African nations.

October 16, 2008 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press Writer | World


Somalia: World can use force against the pirates

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Somalia will allow foreign powers to use force if necessary against pirates who are holding a ship loaded with tanks for $20 million ransom, raising the stakes for bandits who are facing off against the United States and soon Moscow on the high seas.

October 16, 2008 | By MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN Associated Press Writer | World


US envoy takes new nuclear proposal to NKorea

SEOUL, South Korea - Washington's top nuclear negotiator drove to the capital of communist North Korea on Wednesday with a possibly face-saving proposal to persuade the Stalinist regime to honor a nuclear disarmament deal.

October 16, 2008 | By JAE-SOON CHANG Associated Press Writer | World


Nobel literature head: US too insular to compete

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Bad news for American writers hoping for a Nobel Prize next week: the top member of the award jury believes the United States is too insular and ignorant to compete with Europe when it comes to great writing.

October 15, 2008 | By MALIN RISING and HILLEL ITALIE Associated Press Writers | World


6 trapped Filipino miners rescued after 1 week

MANILA, Philippines - The miners prayed, first in the light from their lanterns, then in the dark when the batteries failed. Their only sustenance was rain water.

October 15, 2008 | By PAUL ALEXANDER Associated Press Writer | World


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Congress backs bill to help cash-strapped Ukraine

WASHINGTON - Congress is close to sending President Barack Obama a bill to give $1 billion in loan guarantees to cash-strapped Ukraine and provide the administration broad authority to levy more sanctions on Russia for its annexation of Crimea.

March 28, 2014 | By DEB RIECHMANN and DONNA CASSATA Associated Press | World


GOP hopefuls betting on mega donor in Vegas

LAS VEGAS - A slate of potential Republican presidential candidates is descending upon Las Vegas to court one of the GOP's most powerful patrons.

March 27, 2014 | By STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press | World


Security firms watch social media for feisty fans

As Minnesota Vikings fans were getting ready for the final game at the Metrodome last December, officials at Whelan Security noticed social media chatter suggesting some of the faithful might rush the field and try to steal a piece of history.

March 27, 2014 | By LUKE MEREDITH Associated Press | World


Obama tells Pope Francis he is a 'great admirer'

VATICAN CITY - President Barack Obama called himself a "great admirer" of Pope Francis as he sat down at the Vatican Thursday with the pontiff he considers a kindred spirit on issues of economic inequality. Their nearly hourlong first meeting comes as Obama's administration remains deeply split with the church over abortion and contraception.

March 27, 2014 | By JIM KUHNHENN and NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press | World


More domestic violence shelters are taking in pets

NEW YORK - When her abusive husband left for work last fall, she grabbed her kids, her dog and her bags, only to run up against a heart-wrenching obstacle: None of the city's more than 50 domestic violence shelters would accept the pet.

March 26, 2014 | By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press | World


3 Secret Service agents benched before Obama trip

WASHINGTON - The Secret Service sent three agents home from the Netherlands just before President Barack Obama's arrival after one agent was found inebriated in an Amsterdam hotel, the Secret Service said Tuesday.

March 26, 2014 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | World


Dodgers top spender, ending Yanks' 15-year streak

NEW YORK - Zack Greinke and the Los Angeles Dodgers have knocked Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees off baseball's payroll perch, part of an offseason spending spree that has the average salary approaching $4 million for the first time.

March 26, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM Associated Press | World


Novel analysis helped narrow Malaysian jet search

HONG KONG - Investigators are closer to solving an international aviation mystery thanks to a British communications satellite and classroom physics.

March 25, 2014 | By JUSTIN PRITCHARD and KELVIN CHAN Associated Press | World


Navy: Sailor, civilian suspect killed at Va. base

NORFOLK, Va. - A sailor was fatally shot aboard a guided-missile destroyer docked at the world's largest naval base late Monday, and security forces killed the lone suspect, according to the Navy.

March 25, 2014 | By BROCK VERGAKIS Associated Press | World


Malaysia says search to shift to smaller area

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia said Tuesday that it has narrowed the search for a downed jetliner to an area the size of Alaska in the southern Indian Ocean, while Australia said improved weather would allow the hunt for possible debris from the plane to resume.

March 25, 2014 | By EILEEN NG and SCOTT McDONALD Associated Press | World


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