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French court says Uber may infringe on taxi law

December 12, 2014

PARIS (AP) — A French court ruled Friday that Uber's ride-hailing service may infringe French law and ordered the company to make changes to its popular mobile app-based service. more »»

Uber French ruling latest in series of challenges

December 12, 2014

PARIS (AP) — A French court on Friday ordered Uber to withdraw from its mobile app to French users "all mention suggesting it is legal" for Uber's drivers to act like taxis — that is, driving... more »»

Hungary's leader wants drug tests for journalists

December 12, 2014

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Hungarian prime minister, who has vowed to remake his country into a "non-liberal" state as he moves closer to Moscow, called Friday for mandatory drug testing of... more »»

Before his death, teen felt comfortable in Kabul

December 12, 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A teenager described in a blog post from his home in Afghanistan how he felt more comfortable there than in his native South Africa, which has a high crime rate. more »»

Palestinian attacks Israeli family with acid

December 12, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian attacker posing as a hitchhiker threw acid at an Israeli family in the West Bank on Friday before he was shot by a passer-by and arrested, the Israeli military said. more »»

Oil prices slump further after IEA cuts forecast

December 12, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — The rout in oil prices advanced Friday after the International Energy Agency lowered its forecast for global oil demand next year. more »»

'Unbroken' strikes a nerve in Japan over WWII past

December 12, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Angelina Jolie's new movie "Unbroken" has not been released in Japan yet, but it has already struck a nerve in a country still wrestling over its wartime past. more »»

Mali: Last known Ebola case has recovered

December 12, 2014

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The last Ebola patient being treated in Mali has survived the disease and been released, the Health Ministry said Friday, leaving no known cases in the West African country. more »»

Greek Crisis 2.0? Not quite yet

December 12, 2014

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek stocks and bonds have been hammered this week, a reminder of the bad old days of Europe's debt crisis when the very future of the euro currency was called into question. more »»

Kenya president argues for tougher security law

December 12, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's president said Friday that the country needs new laws to protect it against "the enemy who is in our midst," a reference to Somali militants and sympathizers who hav... more »»

Thousands of Italians protest economic reforms

December 12, 2014

MILAN (AP) — Tens of thousands of union workers marched through more than 50 Italian cities on Friday to protest government economic reforms that they say erode their rights. more »»

Before his death, SAfrican teen felt comfortable in Kabul

December 12, 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African teenager described in a blog post from his home in conflict-torn Afghanistan how he felt more comfortable there than in South Africa, which has a high crime... more »»

Zimbabwe: New vice presidents sworn in

December 12, 2014

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe swore in two new vice presidents on Friday. more »»

'Unbroken' may be broken in Japan, still divided over war

December 12, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Angelina Jolie's new movie "Unbroken" has not been released in Japan yet, but it has already struck a nerve in a country still fighting over its wartime past. more »»

Last call for sleeper trains linking Berlin, Paris

December 12, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Commuters jostle on and off their gleaming high-speed trains at Berlin's main railway station on a cold December morning, but one platform stays stubbornly empty. more »»

Spain's 'Xnet' corruption fighters expose graft

December 12, 2014

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — From the street, where passers-by can see only a falling-down sign saying "canned food," the building looks like an abandoned grocery store in one of Barcelona's seediest... more »»

South Africans mourn slain compatriots

December 12, 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Mourners in South Africa prayed and sang hymns on Friday during separate funeral services for four South African civilians who were killed in conflicts in Yemen and Afghanistan. more »»

France wants to legalize terminal sedation

December 12, 2014

PARIS (AP) — France's president wants to allow doctors to keep terminally ill patients sedated until death comes, amid a national debate about whether to legalize euthanasia. more »»

'Magic mushroom' in Queen Elizabeth II's garden

December 12, 2014

LONDON (AP) — A mushroom with hallucinogenic properties was found growing at Buckingham Palace but no one suspects Queen Elizabeth II of cultivating the magic mushroom. more »»

Dozens of shots fired at Israeli embassy in Athens

December 12, 2014

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Unknown attackers fired dozens of bullets at the facade of the Israeli embassy in Athens without causing any injury in a pre-dawn, drive-by attack Friday on one of the Greek... more »»

 
 
 

 

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