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AP PHOTOS: Greek olive oil industry faces crisis

12/19/2013 12:56am
It was used to groom ancient Olympic athletes and remains a widely used modern staple in Greece's diet. But olive oil could be the latest victim of the country's grueling financial crisis.

Denmark approves ships for Syria mission

12/19/2013 7:14am
Danish lawmakers have approved sending a cargo ship and a warship to pick up Syria's most dangerous chemical weapons.

Greek governing party expels disgraced ex-minister

12/19/2013 7:19am
Greece's governing New Democracy party has expelled a former transport minister after his arrest for allegedly driving an uninsured luxury car with fake license plates in an apparent tax dodge.

Report: UK knew about detainee mistreatment

12/19/2013 8:24am
British intelligence officers knew about detainee mistreatment by other countries and the government may have been involved in some cases of rendition, according to an aborted inquiry report released Thursday.

Spain fines Google $1.2 million over privacy laws

12/19/2013 8:35am
Spain's data protection agency says it has fined search engine giant Google 900,000 euros ($1.2 million) for three serious breaches of the country's laws.

German woman convicted for mouse-crushing video

12/19/2013 8:45am
A German woman filmed crushing mice for a fetish video has been convicted of violating animal protection laws and fined.

EU leaders bond for more defense cooperation

12/19/2013 9:09am
European Union leaders are seeking to improve their defense cooperation in the face of dwindling military budgets and continued dependence on the United States for common security.

Germany raises Tajikistan car theft claim

12/19/2013 9:53am
German officials say stolen cars from Germany may have ended up with people close to the family of Tajikistan's president.

Austrian mass killer's crimes cost millions

12/19/2013 11:07am
Austrian police say the poacher who killed four people and then himself this year committed nearly 100 other crimes that caused estimated damages and losses valued around 10 million euros (nearly $14 million).

Burglar helps cops arrest Spain sex abuse suspect

12/19/2013 11:25am
Spanish police say a burglar has helped them arrest a soccer coach in southern Spain who they believe sexually abused some boys he trained.

BAE says UAE has scrapped talks to buy Typhoons

12/19/2013 11:48am
Global defense company BAE Systems says the U.A.E. has pulled out of U.K.-government backed talks to buy Typhoon jets.

Polish, Russian foreign ministers hold talks

12/19/2013 11:55am
The Polish and Russian foreign ministers have held a round of cooperation talks that also included discussion of Ukraine, which has intensified ties with Russia and shelved a key deal with the European Union.

Prosecutor asks to delay Kenyatta war crimes trial

12/19/2013 12:48pm
The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court asked judges Thursday to delay the start of the war crimes trial of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta due to a lack of evidence.

Putin to pardon jailed tycoon Khodorkovsky

12/19/2013 3:03pm
In a surprise decision, President Vladimir Putin announced Thursday that jailed former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky will be pardoned, a move that will see his top foe and Russia's onetime richest man freed after more than a decade in prison.

Theatergoer: 'I started hearing noises, screaming'

12/19/2013 5:24pm
Scott Daniels, an American tourist from the Dallas area, was in the audience Thursday night when the Apollo Theatre partially collapsed, injuring more than 80 people. In an interview with The Associated Press from his hotel room, Daniels recounted his experience (edited for clarity):