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China and Hong Kong poised for showdown over democracy

Hong Kong is poised for a showdown with China when the Chinese parliament meets later on Sunday, with the largely rubber‑stamp body likely to snuff...

Saudi king warns of terrorist threat to Europe, US

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that extremists could attack Europe and the U. S. if there is not a strong...

Twenty-two trapped gold miners rescued in Nicaragua

BONANZA, Nicaragua (AP) — Rescue workers and trapped miners alike frantically dug away at opposite sides of rock and mud that blocked a Nicaragua...

Egyptian court sentences Brotherhood leader Badie to life in prison

An Egyptian court sentenced Mohamed Badie, general guide of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, and seven...

 

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UK said to press EU to block Russia from SWIFT banking network

The U. K. will press European Union leaders to consider blocking Russian access to the SWIFT banking...

English soccer teams spending record $1.2 billion on players

English Premier League soccer clubs have spent a record 725 million pounds ($1.2 billion) on players during the summer transfer window, according to...

Andy Murray would play for Scotland should country leave UK

Former Wimbledon and U. S. Open tennis champion Andy Murray said he’ll play for Scotland should his native country vote in favor of independence in a...

Scots independence campaign gains momentum as poll gap narrows

Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond’s campaign for independence gained support after a...