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Guinness-fueled `holiday' troubles many in Ireland

09/26/2013 12:22am
Ireland's love affair with pub and pint is sparking national soul-searching as never before because of an unofficial holiday dreamed up by Guinness.

German court drops fraud case against 'forest boy'

09/26/2013 4:32am
A German court has dropped a fraud case against a young Dutch man who claimed to be a teenager with memory loss who had been living in the woods outside Berlin.

Camera takes dramatic shot of Russian eagle attack

09/26/2013 5:24am
Remote cameras set up to track Siberian tigers in Russia have caught a golden eagle attack on a sika deer, snapping three photos as the massive bird digs its talons into the distressed animal's back.

UK stores apologize for 'mental patient' costumes

09/26/2013 5:29am
Two British supermarket chains have apologized for selling Halloween costumes that made insensitive references to mental health issues.

Harry Potter's London station gets a makeover

09/26/2013 6:13am
London's mayor has officially opened a spacious new square in front of London's King's Cross station, known to Harry Potter fans across the world as the home of the fictional Platform 9 3/4.

Greece probes blog post calling for gov't change

09/26/2013 8:03am
An Athens prosecutor ordered an investigation Thursday into a blog post on a military reservists' website demanding the resignation of the government and president and the appointment of an interim government under the guarantee of the armed forces.

A timeline of events in Charles Taylor's life

09/26/2013 8:22am
Jan. 28, 1948: Charles Taylor born in Arthington, Liberia, into a family descended from freed American slaves.

Lawmakers: UK time would make Spain more British

09/26/2013 9:28am
Switching to British time might bring Spain some family-friendly British customs as well, lawmakers said Thursday in recommending that Spain reverse a World War II change that put them in synch with Nazi Germany.

EU court: Rail firms must compensate for delays

09/26/2013 9:30am
European railway operators must pay passengers compensation for delays even if the cause is beyond the company's control, the bloc's top court ruled Thursday in a decision poised to benefit millions.

Belgium arrests terror suspect wanted by Spain

09/26/2013 9:33am
Spanish authorities say Belgian police have arrested a suspected top member of a terrorist recruitment network based in Spain that allegedly sent militants to carry out attacks for al-Qaida-linked groups in Syria.

Activists claim Saudi held in Lithuanian CIA site

09/26/2013 9:38am
Human rights activists said Thursday that a Saudi citizen was held at an alleged secret CIA detention site in Lithuania and urged authorities to re-open an investigation into possible rendition in the Baltic state.

Sweden honors anti-war campaigns, human rights

09/26/2013 10:27am
An American anti-chemical weapons advocate, a Palestinian human rights campaigner, a Congolese surgeon who helps wartime rape victims and a Swiss pioneer of pest control for sustainable agriculture have been named winners of this year's Right Livelihood Awards.

Russia, Belarus hold joint war games

09/26/2013 10:56am
Russia's President Vladimir Putin and his Belarusian counterpart have watched a massive joint military exercise of the two ex-Soviet neighbors that involved more than 22,000 troops.

Italy pasta exec's comments on gays spur anger

09/26/2013 12:26pm
An executive of the Italy-based pasta maker Barilla has apologized for hurting anyone's "sensitivity" after saying the company would never feature ads depicting gay families.

Hungarian makes crib for Britain's Prince George

09/26/2013 2:59pm
A Hungarian Roma artisan says a dream motivated him to build a black walnut crib for Prince George, the two-month-old baby who is third in line to the British throne.

Interpol issues alert for British terror widow

09/26/2013 3:10pm
The tabloids call her "the white widow," a British-born Muslim convert who was married to one of the suicide bombers in the 2005 attack on London's transit system. And for days now, the British media have been rife with speculation she took part in the terrorist takeover at a Nairobi shopping mall.

Jolts and unexpected turns hit Paris' catwalks

09/26/2013 5:25pm
Jolts and unexpected turns marked the third day of Paris' spring-summer 2014 shows _ though some were intentional, others were not.