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Kalashnikov's 94-year-old creator hospitalized

11/18/2013 1:20am
Russian officials say the 94-year-old designer of the AK-47 assault rifle has been hospitalized.

School bus crash in Germany injures 7

11/18/2013 3:38am
Police say a school bus carrying 80 children crashed into a tree near the northern German community of Vechta causing several injuries.

East or West? Ukraine now has to choose its path

11/18/2013 3:47am
According to an old folk tradition, if a man knocks on the door of a Ukrainian beauty with a marriage proposal, but does not win her heart, she will reject her suitor by presenting him with a pumpkin. Who will get the pumpkin from Ukraine at the end of this month _ Russia or the European Union?

UN climate chief calls on coal industry to change

11/18/2013 5:34am
The U.N.'s chief climate diplomat on Monday urged the coal industry to diversify toward cleaner energy sources and leave most of the world's remaining coal reserves in the ground.

Spain court rejects handing pedophile to Morocco

11/18/2013 8:12am
Spain's National Court has ruled against extraditing back to Morocco a convicted Spanish pedophile whose release triggered protests in the North African country.

Soon, hotel signs may glow underfoot

11/18/2013 8:56am
Ever wish your hotel room could be marked "Do Not Disturb" in glowing lights, to drive the message home? That option is on its way.

Merkel: trust with US needs to be rebuilt

11/18/2013 9:07am
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday the relationship between Germany and the United States as well as the future of a trans-Atlantic free trade agreement have been "put to the test" by allegations of massive spying by the U.S. National Security Agency _ including tapping her own phone.

Court shelves case against German bishop

11/18/2013 10:40am
A German court says it's shelved a case against a German bishop removed from his diocese by the Vatican over a furor caused by the cost of his new residence.

UN secretary-general visits Auschwitz memorial

11/18/2013 11:01am
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday visited the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz to pay tribute to Holocaust victims.

BMW unveils new Mini

11/18/2013 11:32am
Car maker BMW has unveiled the newest version of its popular Mini _ a quieter, longer and taller version of the iconic vehicle.

Dutch watchdog warns of autopilot landing risk

11/18/2013 12:38pm
A Dutch safety watchdog issued a warning Monday about a potential risk when planes using autopilot and an airport's automated landing system approach a runway at too steep an angle.

No EU nation candidate to destroy Syria gas

11/18/2013 1:01pm
Not a single European Union nation came forward on Monday offering to host the destruction of Syria's poison gas stockpile, with many instead calling for the arsenal to be eradicated close to Syria itself.

Soldier: Minneapolis man ordered Nazi-led attack

11/18/2013 6:59pm
A retired Minnesota carpenter, shown in a June investigation to be a former commander in a Nazi SS-led unit, ordered his men to attack a Polish village that was razed to the ground, according to testimony newly uncovered by The Associated Press. The account of the massacre that killed dozens of women and children contradicts statements by the man's family that he was never at the scene of the 1944 bloodshed.