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Pope in blistering critique of Vatican bureaucrats

December 23, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — To the Catholic Church's "seven deadly sins," Pope Francis has added the "15 ailments of the Curia. more »»

 
 
 
UN Security Council takes up N. Korea's human rights

December 22, 2014

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. more »»

Cuba says it has a right to grant asylum to US fugitives

December 22, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba said Monday that it has a right to grant asylum to U.S. more »»

Dozens injured in 3 separate attacks in France

December 22, 2014

PARIS (AP) — French authorities urged calm after a series of attacks across the country left dozens of people injured, and said there was no evidence the violent acts were connected by any... more »»

11 hurt after van drives into Christmas market in France

December 22, 2014

PARIS (AP) — France's top security official says the driver of a van that crashed into a Christmas market in western France on Monday stabbed himself several times after the incident. more »»

Leaders agree on Ukrainian peace talks this week

December 22, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany on Monday reached an agreement to call another round of Ukraine peace talks this week, the latest attempt to negotiate a settlement to... more »»

UN Security Council discussing N. Korea's human rights

December 22, 2014

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.. more »»

Pope in blistering critique of Vatican bureaucrats

December 22, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — To the Catholic Church's "seven deadly sins," Pope Francis has added the "15 ailments of the Curia. more »»

88-year-old ex-minister wins Tunisia election

December 22, 2014

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — An 88-year-old political veteran has been elected president of Tunisia, a country whose young people once electrified the world by overthrowing its 73-year-old dictator in... more »»

AP PHOTOS: Spain searches for Franco-era graves

December 22, 2014

ESTEPAR, Spain (AP) — Across Spain, volunteer teams of archeologists, anthropologists and forensic scientists head out every year on expeditions to dig for suspected mass graves — a legacy of... more »»

11 hurt after van drives into Nantes Christmas market

December 22, 2014

PARIS (AP) — A French official says 11 people are hurt, five seriously, after a van drove into a Christmas market in the western city of Nante. more »»

Greek prosecutor rejects lawmaker's bribe claims

December 22, 2014

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A judicial investigation has dismissed a Greek lawmaker's allegations that he was offered money to back the government candidate in the country's fraught presidential vote. more »»

Al-Jazeera shuts down its Egypt channel

December 22, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — The Qatari-owned Al-Jazeera news network on Monday shut down its Egypt channel, quieting a major source of tension between the two countries at a time when regional efforts are... more »»

Spain: Princess Cristina to be tried for fraud

December 22, 2014

MADRID (AP) — Spain's Princess Cristina was indicted on tax fraud charges Monday — a severe setback to efforts by her brother King Felipe VI to rid the royalty of image problems after his... more »»

Truck veering out of control kills 6 pedestrians in Glasgow

December 22, 2014

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Six people were killed and several others injured when a garbage truck crashed into a group of pedestrians in downtown Glasgow Monday, police said. more »»

Russia bails out bank following ruble slide

December 22, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has bailed out a mid-sized bank for about $500 million to save it from bankruptcy— a clear sign that the slide in the value of the ruble in the wake of falling oil prices is... more »»

Prosecutor: No terror link in France car rampage

December 22, 2014

PARIS (AP) — French officials called for vigilance but warned against jumping to conclusions Monday after a pair of weekend attacks — one in which a driver ran down 13 bystanders, and another in... more »»

Palestinians say Gaza reconstruction pledges unfulfilled

December 22, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — International donors have so far failed to deliver billions of dollars in aid money that was promised to rebuild the war-battered Gaza Strip, a Palestinian official said Monday,... more »»

Big changes coming to Cuba tourism with US opening

December 22, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — U.S. tourists are roaming the streets of Old Havana, listening to lectures on Art Deco architecture and meeting with jazz musician. more »»

10 years after tsunami, victim's mom learns body wasn't lost

December 22, 2014

SEINT PAING, Myanmar (AP) — Of all the moments to chase a dream, May Aye Nwe chose the morning of Dec. 26, 2004. more »»

South Africa's high crime rate inspires novelist

December 22, 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Novelist Angela Makholwa's fascination with South Africa's violent crime has made her one of the country's most popular writers. more »»

 
 

Never Alone WV meeting December 22, 2014

"Never Alone WV" holds weekly meetings of support for various addictions, each Monday night at 6 p.m. The location is 149 Preston Ave. on Weirton Heights. more »

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