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Russia denies holding talks with Taliban in Qatar

11/06/2013 6:55am
Russia's foreign ministry says its presidential envoy for Afghanistan is not holding talks with the Taliban in Qatar, as a senior Taliban official has claimed.

Dutch government taken to court over NSA links

11/06/2013 7:17am
An alliance of privacy advocates, lawyers and journalists is taking the Dutch government to court over its links to overseas intelligence agencies.

Next NY mayor's Italian roots town cheers

11/06/2013 8:40am
The southern Italian town of Bill de Blasio's maternal grandfather is cheering his landslide victory in New York City's mayoral election and inviting him to receive honorary citizenship in a ceremony.

Police: Suspect in Czech shootings is teacher

11/06/2013 8:46am
A police official says the suspect in the fatal shootings of a teenager and her grandfather in eastern Czech Republic is a teacher who owns several weapons.

Swiss probe metals refiner over Congo gold

11/06/2013 8:48am
Swiss prosecutors confirmed Wednesday that a criminal investigation has been opened against one of the world's largest processors of precious metals over allegations that it laundered gold obtained through war crimes.

Thousands of Romanian teachers march for more pay

11/06/2013 9:34am
Thousands of teachers marched through Bucharest on Wednesday to demand better wages and working conditions and an end to political interference in education.

Berlusconi: my woes like Jews had under Hitler

11/06/2013 9:51am
Italian ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi has likened Jewish suffering in Hitler's Germany to what his family feels about his judicial woes, triggering criticism from Italian politicians and Jewish leaders that he is trivializing the Holocaust.

Venezuelan opposition leader meets pope at Vatican

11/06/2013 11:17am
The Venezuelan opposition leader who narrowly lost his country's presidential election earlier this year has met with Pope Francis.

Rights group criticizes Hungary on domestic abuse

11/06/2013 2:01pm
A human rights group says that, despite some recent changes, domestic violence victims are still at risk in Hungary because of legal loopholes, ineffective police responses and cultural stereotypes.

WikiLeaks aide leaves Snowden, won't return to UK

11/06/2013 2:48pm
WikiLeaks staffer Sarah Harrison, a key ally of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, has left Russia for Germany, saying her lawyers had advised her against travel to Britain over fears she could be prosecuted if she returns to her native country.

Critics blast Google's antitrust offer

11/06/2013 2:55pm
Details of Google's offer to resolve an investigation by European regulators into the company's alleged abuse of its dominant position in the search market have emerged. Here's a look at what's at stake.

Knox's knife DNA casts doubt on murder weapon

11/06/2013 3:15pm
U.S. student Amanda Knox's defense got a boost on Wednesday when a new DNA test on a kitchen knife failed to conclusively prove that it was the murder weapon used to kill her British roommate.

Olympic torch blasts into space ahead of Games

11/06/2013 11:11pm
A rocket carrying the Olympic flame successfully blasted off Thursday from earth ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Games.