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Poland archbishop slammed over sex abuse comments

10/23/2013 12:17am
The leader of Poland's Catholic Church has come under a wave of condemnation by appearing to suggest that children are partly to blame for being sexually abused by priests.

Prince George to be christened; godparents named

10/23/2013 3:06am
Prince William and his wife Kate have asked seven people to be godparents to their son, Prince George, who will be christened at a major royal family gathering Wednesday, palace officials said.

Biting spiders force UK school closure

10/23/2013 4:45am
An infestation of venomous spiders has forced a school in Britain to close.

Heineken issues profit warning on emerging markets

10/23/2013 6:24am
Dutch brewer Heineken NV issued a profit warning Wednesday, saying business was worse than expected in developing markets and the economic recovery in industrial nations was weak.

Rights group slams EU moves to block refugees

10/23/2013 8:25am
The European Union is using the drowning deaths of people fleeing to Europe as a pretext for ramping up border controls against unwanted migrants, a human rights group said Wednesday.

UK town Stilton told it can't make stilton cheese

10/23/2013 8:59am
They make fine cheese in the English village of Stilton. Just don't call it stilton.

2 Dutch men guilty of preparing to fight in Syria

10/23/2013 9:06am
A Dutch court has found two men guilty of preparing to travel to Syria to fight with rebels battling to oust President Bashar Assad, verdicts prosecutors say will help other such cases in the future.

Cyprus: Spike in stray dogs since onset of crisis

10/23/2013 9:07am
Animal welfare groups in Cyprus say that the deep financial crisis roiling this island nation may be forcing people to abandon their pet dogs.

Swiss fighter jet crashes, 2 crew missing

10/23/2013 10:03am
A Swiss F/A-18 two-seater fighter jet crashed in poor weather in central Switzerland and the pilot and a passenger were missing, the military said Wednesday.

Pope expels German 'luxury bishop' from diocese

10/23/2013 10:07am
Pope Francis expelled a German bishop from his diocese on Wednesday pending the outcome of a church inquiry into his 31 million-euro ($43-million) new residence complex.

Greek police arrest 3 Roma over 'abducted' baby

10/23/2013 10:50am
Greek police on an eastern island say they have arrested three Greek Roma people suspected of child abduction, just days after a similar case in the country prompted an international investigation.

Man jailed for raping deaf, mute girl in UK

10/23/2013 10:58am
An 84-year-old man was sentenced Wednesday to 13 years in prison for repeatedly raping a deaf and mute girl he trafficked into Britain and kept as a virtual slave.

Nobel laureates call for end to nuclear weapons

10/23/2013 11:14am
Nobel Peace Prize laureates called on world leaders Wednesday to bring about the "universal, legal and verifiable elimination of nuclear weapons."

Hungary recalls 1956 uprising, awaits 2014 vote

10/23/2013 11:52am
Hungary's main political parties commemorated the brief anti-Soviet revolution of 1956 on Wednesday while also focusing on next year's parliamentary elections.

Russia's top sanitary doctor loses his job

10/23/2013 12:48pm
Russia's chief sanitary doctor, who has won notoriety for his bans of foreign agricultural products and extravagant statements, has been shuffled to a new post.

APNewsBreak: Norway tried to stop Kenya suspect

10/23/2013 1:14pm
Norway's domestic intelligence service tried to prevent one of the suspected gunmen in the Nairobi mall attack from joining Somali militants more than three years ago, but failed to talk him out of it, the agency's chief said in an interview Wednesday.

Merkel calls Obama to complain about surveillance

10/23/2013 1:22pm
German Chancellor Angela Merkel complained to President Barack Obama on Wednesday after learning that U.S. intelligence may have targeted her mobile phone, saying that would be "a serious breach of trust" if confirmed.

Ireland returns 2 blond children to Gypsy parents

10/23/2013 1:37pm
Ireland's justice minister says two children temporarily taken by police from their Gypsy parents have been returned to their families after DNA tests determined that the children were rightfully theirs.

US policy on Iran unites adversary Israel, Saudis

10/23/2013 1:52pm
Israel's prime minister urged the U.S. on Wednesday to be as tough in nuclear negotiations with Iran as it is about dismantling Syria's chemical weapons stockpile. The comments put new pressure on Washington to convince two of its key Mideast allies that America will not sell out their interests as it tentatively warms diplomacy with Tehran.