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AP Enterprise: Serbia in domestic violence crisis

12/10/2013 4:11am
There was the time he smashed her head against the concrete floor and collected the gushing blood in a bucket, Mica said, apparently just for fun. And the beating that left a wall so splattered the family spent a whole day repainting it. There were the rapes that left her numb and the insults of "whore" that filled her with helpless rage.

The Nobel Prize ceremonies by the numbers

12/10/2013 5:00am
The winners of the Nobel Prizes collect their awards on Tuesday. Here are some of the numbers that tell the story behind the honors and the ceremonies.

Ian McKellen says UK told him not to go to Russia

12/10/2013 5:02am
Actor Ian McKellen says the British government has advised him not to go to Russia because of the country's anti-gay "propaganda" law.

Dutch: Kidnapped reporter, 1 other freed in Yemen

12/10/2013 5:35am
The Dutch government says a reporter and her partner who were taken hostage in Yemen six months ago have been released unharmed.

European Parliament approves fisheries reforms

12/10/2013 5:43am
The European Parliament has approved a fishing reform intended to ensure that overfished seas can repopulate.

Afghan president lashes out at US 'threats'

12/10/2013 6:12am
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai lashed out at the United States, accusing it of making threats in the dispute over an agreement to keep U.S. troops in the country beyond 2014.

EU fines pharmaceutical giants $22 million

12/10/2013 7:27am
The European Commission has fined pharmaceuticals giants Johnson & Johnson and Novartis a combined $22 million for colluding to delay the entrance of a cheap generic form of a pain killer to the Dutch market.

Poland's last communist leader hospitalized

12/10/2013 7:33am
A doctor says that Poland's last communist leader, Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski, has been hospitalized due to heart problems.

2 Spanish journalists kidnapped in Syria

12/10/2013 7:47am
The families of two Spanish journalists abducted in Syria by an al-Qaida linked group nearly three months ago appealed publicly for their release Tuesday, after failing to make contact with the captors via intermediaries.

Putin vows to beef up Arctic military presence

12/10/2013 8:04am
Expanding Russia's military presence in the Arctic region is among the top priorities for the nation's armed forces, President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday.

UK jails 4 for revenge attack on Indian general

12/10/2013 8:35am
Four people were jailed Tuesday for more than 10 years each for stabbing a retired Indian general in the neck while he was visiting London last year.

UK to hold first same-sex weddings on March 29

12/10/2013 9:06am
Save the date: The British government announced Tuesday that the country's first same-sex weddings can be held on Saturday, March 29.

Analysis finds confusion over 'armed conflicts'

12/10/2013 9:12am
Armed conflicts killed at least 95,000 people and wounded hundreds of thousands more last year but few of them led to any punishment for war crimes because the laws are unclear, a Swiss-based think tank said Tuesday.

UN to deliver relief supplies to Syria via Iraq

12/10/2013 9:59am
U.N. officials say relief agencies will airlift aid to Syria from Iraq for the first time using a new "humanitarian corridor."

UK fraud case against billionaire Dahdaleh dropped

12/10/2013 10:05am
A U.K. case against Canadian-British billionaire Victor Dahdaleh collapsed Tuesday, clearing the tycoon of allegations he bribed senior officials at Aluminium Bahrain BSC, known as Alba.

Weapons watchdog receives Nobel Peace Prize

12/10/2013 10:19am
Recalling the "burning, blinding and suffocating" horrors of chemical weapons, the head of a watchdog trying to consign them to history accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on Tuesday, as prize winners in medicine, physics and other categories also took bows for their awards.

US-funded Radio Free Europe again hit by hackers

12/10/2013 11:07am
U.S.-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty says its news services have been disrupted by a cyberattack for the second time in two months.

2 French soldiers die in Central African Republic

12/10/2013 11:14am
Two French soldiers have been killed in combat in Central African Republic's capital, President Francois Hollande's office announced Tuesday, underscoring the challenges of a new French military intervention in the nearly lawless former colony.

Croatia mulls Syrian chemical weapons destruction

12/10/2013 12:06pm
Croatia is considering taking part in the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons, but only if there is no opposition from the public, the Adriatic country's prime minister said Tuesday.

Court: Exec guilty over faulty French implants

12/10/2013 1:22pm
A disgraced French businessman was convicted of fraud and sentenced to four years in prison on Tuesday for filling tens of thousands of breast implants with industrial grade silicone. But he left the courthouse freely after lodging an appeal, and thousands of women will have to wait longer to discover if they will receive damages.

France snubs Google culture launch amid row

12/10/2013 2:25pm
Google is having trouble getting it right in France.

Irish Catholic watchdog issues child abuse report

12/10/2013 2:45pm
Only 12 of the hundreds of staff members accused of child abuse in Ireland's Christian Brothers order since the mid-1970s have been convicted, the watchdog of the country's Catholic Church said Tuesday.

Romania: lawmakers again reject Canadian project

12/10/2013 3:34pm
Romania's lower house of Parliament has rejected an amendment to a mining law that would have allowed a Canadian company to go ahead with plans to build Europe's largest open cast gold mine.

Europeans rough out new rules on bank rescues

12/10/2013 7:46pm
European Union finance officials spent all day Tuesday roughing out key aspects of a new agency that would clean up broken banks and keep the costs of doing that from hitting taxpayers _ but fell short of a firm and final agreement just days before a year-end deadline.