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Syrians fleeing war face hardship in Balkans

11/24/2013 2:37am
Idris Hassan, his wife and their three children fled the carnage of the Syrian war, hoping to find peace and safety in western Europe. Instead, they are stuck in an overcrowded Bulgarian refugee camp _ living in a freezing tent without enough food or running water.

Neo-Nazi wins regional election in Slovakia

11/24/2013 2:38am
A Slovak neo-Nazi whose party says NATO is a terrorist organization and wants the country to abandon Europe's common currency has won a regional election.

Kerry in London to meet British, Libyan officials

11/24/2013 4:06am
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in London following two days of tense negotiations in Geneva that led the United States and five other nations to an agreement with Iran over its nuclear program.

Vatican unveils bone fragments said to be Peter's

11/24/2013 4:36am
The Vatican publicly unveiled a handful of bone fragments purportedly belonging to St. Peter on Sunday, reviving the scientific debate and tantalizing mystery over whether the relics found in a shoe box truly belong to the first pope.

Denmark: 80 Danes have joined Syria fight

11/24/2013 6:34am
Denmark's security service says it suspects around 80 people have travelled from Denmark to Syria to join the civil war since mid-2012.

Fire damages Abercrombie & Fitch's Paris flagship

11/24/2013 8:14am
Police say a fire broke out in clothing chain Abercrombie & Fitch's Paris flagship on the famed Champs-Elysees Avenue.

Swiss reject plan to cap managers' pay

11/24/2013 8:23am
Swiss voters soundly rejected on Sunday a proposal to limit the pay of companies' highest-paid managers to 12 times that of their lowest-paid workers, a plan that business leaders had warned could weaken the prosperous nation's economy.

Thousands protest French riding school tax hike

11/24/2013 8:30am
Thousands of riding enthusiasts, many atop ponies, are protesting a sales tax increase they say will make riding lessons too expensive and force many schools to close.

Serbia leader calls Gazprom pipeline vital

11/24/2013 10:39am
Gazprom's South Stream pipeline, which will bypass Ukraine to transport Russian natural gas to Europe, is vital for Serbia because it will provide jobs and boost the Balkan country's regional position, the prime minister said Sunday, insisting that traditionally close ties with Russia will not affect his nation's bid to join the European Union.

Rally marks anniversary of Spain dictator's death

11/24/2013 12:12pm
Hundreds of people nostalgic for Spain's fascist past have held a rally outside Madrid's downtown Royal Palace to commemorate the 38th anniversary of dictator Francisco Franco's death.