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Popes John Paul II, John XXIII canonized April 27

09/30/2013 2:57am
Popes John Paul II and John XXIII will be declared saints on April 27, 2014.

Fashion house Schiaparelli appoints Marco Zanini

09/30/2013 3:50am
Designer Marco Zanini has been named creative director of the revived fashion house Schiaparelli.

UK boat company suspends service after blaze

09/30/2013 4:23am
A British tour boat company has suspended its boat trips on the River Thames after a dangerous fire onboard one of its vessels forced the rescue of some 30 people.

Israeli President Peres: All options open on Iran

09/30/2013 4:35am
Israeli President Shimon Peres says "all options" are being kept open in forcing Iran to give up its nuclear program, which Iran says is for peaceful purposes but Israel and others believe is aimed at building nuclear arms.

US military plane makes emergency landing in Spain

09/30/2013 4:59am
A U.S. military refueling plane has made an emergency landing at Spain's Palma de Mallorca airport in the Mediterranean Balearic islands.

Swedish Gypsy file brings racial profiling fears

09/30/2013 6:23am
In his suburban Stockholm apartment, Marcello Demeter sits at the kitchen table with two of his daughters _ and wonders how they got on the list that has sent Sweden into an uproar.

Briton jailed in missiles-to-Iran case back in UK

09/30/2013 6:45am
A British businessman jailed in the U.S. for trying to sell missile parts to Iran has been returned to serve his sentence in a UK prison.

UK treasury chief unveils welfare changes

09/30/2013 6:54am
UK treasury chief George Osborne has used his Conservative Party conference speech to call for new rules governing how the long-term unemployed receive benefits.

Vatican: Benedict XVI may attend pope canonization

09/30/2013 7:41am
Popes John Paul II and John XXIII will be declared saints on April 27 at a ceremony that might see two living popes honoring two dead ones.

IKEA starts selling solar panels for homes

09/30/2013 7:45am
Swedish flat-pack furniture giant IKEA will start selling residential solar panels at its stores in Britain, the first step in its plan to bring renewable energy to the mainstream market worldwide.

Turkey unveils reforms, some aimed at Kurds

09/30/2013 8:13am
Turkey's prime minister on Monday announced a long-awaited package of proposals aimed at democratic reform, including lifting some restrictions on the use of the Kurdish language and on wearing Islamic headscarves.

UN: Syria refugee crisis hurting region's economy

09/30/2013 9:52am
The exodus of Syrians from their country threatens economic development throughout the Middle East because neighboring nations cannot cope with the influx of refugees, a top U.N. official said Monday. A U.S. diplomat, meanwhile, called for an action plan to deal with the extraordinary refugee crisis.

A new cry in France: 'Let us work Sundays!'

09/30/2013 9:57am
When economic inequalities helped foment the French Revolution, the legendary cry from on high was, "Let them eat cake!" Now, as modern France struggles economically, the cry from below is, "Let us work!"

Human rights prize given to Belarusian prisoner

09/30/2013 10:43am
A jailed Belarusian activist has been named the winner of a new human rights prize.

France-Mozambique ship deal raises questions

09/30/2013 11:30am
France is negotiating possible weapons sales to Mozambique in connection with an unusual, somewhat shrouded ship-building deal, a senior official from the African country said Monday. French authorities would not comment on the negotiations.

Snowden among finalists for EU human rights prize

09/30/2013 12:03pm
U.S. intelligence leaker Edward Snowden is among three finalists for the European Union's top human rights prize.

Romania's spy agency monitors gold mine protests

09/30/2013 12:27pm
Romania's domestic spy agency has been monitoring a planned Canadian gold mine for years, its chief acknowledged Monday, saying that some demonstrations against the project had been manipulated by people he called "eco-anarchists."

Paris prosecutor probing fortune of Assad's uncle

09/30/2013 1:43pm
The Paris prosecutor's office opened an investigation Monday into the real estate holdings of Syrian President Bashar Assad's uncle after watchdogs accused him of corruption.

Norway forms a right-wing coalition government

09/30/2013 2:56pm
The leader of Norway's Conservative Party announced on Monday that she is forming a right-wing minority government, the first in the oil-rich country to ever include the anti-immigration Progress Party.

Saint Laurent, Elie Saab are saleable, predictable

09/30/2013 5:32pm
It's a tricky balancing act for Paris fashion designers to express their individuality and still bear witness to the trends.