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High court upholds coup plot convictions

10/09/2013 3:47am
Ruling in a politically divisive case, a Turkish appeals court on Wednesday upheld the convictions of 237 military officers for plotting to overthrow the Islamic-based government in 2003.

Spain: Belgian police arrest Basque group suspect

10/09/2013 4:06am
Spain's Interior Ministry says Belgian police have arrested a suspected member of the armed Basque group ETA who is wanted in connection with the killing of six security force members in the early 1980s.

AP Interview: Warsaw to lay climate deal basics

10/09/2013 5:26am
Poland's environment minister says his challenge at next month's climate conference will be to lay foundations for a new global emission cuts deal.

New EU law to limit pilot, cabin crew flying hours

10/09/2013 6:20am
The European Parliament has voted for introducing a community-wide ceiling on flying hours for pilots and cabin crews.

German court strikes down observation of lawmaker

10/09/2013 6:26am
Germany's high court says authorities' surveillance of a far-left member of parliament is unconstitutional but is leaving open the possibility they could continue keeping tabs on other lawmakers considered extreme.

Russia mulls new charges against Greenpeace

10/09/2013 6:45am
Russian investigators say they're considering fresh charges against Greenpeace activists who were detained last month for an Arctic protest.

Casual pope puts Vatican on alert with quips

10/09/2013 7:20am
Pope Francis has grabbed headlines with his off-the-cuff homilies, crowd-pleasing one-liners and lengthy interviews during which he has pontificated on everything from the church's "obsession" with rules to how he won't judge gays. But his chattiness has gotten him into some trouble, and the Vatican has gone into damage-control mode to clarify, correct or put his comments into context. Here's a look at some of Francis' more eyebrow-raising comments, and the efforts by the Vatican's spin doctors to address them.

Greece: 2 held for smuggling prehistoric statuette

10/09/2013 7:57am
Greek police say they have seized a statuette apparently made more than 7,000 years ago, and arrested two men who were allegedly trying to sell it for 3.5 million euros (US$4.7 million).

Report: 110 people own 35 pct of Russia's wealth

10/09/2013 8:15am
A staggering 35 percent of household wealth in Russia is owned by just 110 people, the highest level of inequality in the world barring a few small Caribbean islands, a report by a major investment bank says.

Nobel Prize in literature: What to look out for

10/09/2013 9:47am
After three days of science awards the Nobel spotlight turns to the art of writing Thursday when the Swedish Academy will announce the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature.

Bishops in Poland apologize to sex abuse victims

10/09/2013 10:43am
Poland's Catholic bishops have apologized to victims of child sex abuse by priests and announced steps aimed at preventing such abuse from happening again.

Dutch apologize to Russia over diplomat's arrest

10/09/2013 11:09am
The Netherlands apologized to Russia on Wednesday for the arrest and detention of a Russian diplomat _ but the move appears unlikely to be enough to ease growing tensions between the two nations.

Official: UK e-border program is full of problems

10/09/2013 11:23am
The U.K.'s electronic border program is full of holes, an official report said Wednesday, warning that the expensive effort to digitize Britain's border defenses is failing to stop terror sympathizers and smugglers from getting in.

France identifies 2 more reporters held in Syria

10/09/2013 12:11pm
France has revealed the existence of two more journalists taken hostage in Syria, after the prime minister identified them in a radio interview, apparently by mistake.

French legislator who clucked at colleague fined

10/09/2013 12:21pm
A French legislator was sanctioned Wednesday for clucking at a female colleague while she spoke in the National Assembly, the latest incident of catcalling in the French parliament.

Greece: Minister's office attacked by masked men

10/09/2013 1:20pm
A Greek cabinet minister says his private office in central Athens was attacked by a group of masked men who removed two employees, doused the premises with gasoline and started a fire.

Passenger lands small plane after pilot falls ill

10/09/2013 1:49pm
When the pilot of his small plane collapsed in the cockpit, passenger John Wildey took the controls of the Cessna 172 over England, and suddenly began his first experience of landing _ with some help from instructors on the ground.