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Pope Francis Condemns Extraordinary Renditions

Pope Francis attends his weekly audience in St. Peter's Square on October 22, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Pope Francis attends his weekly audience in St. Peter's Square on October 22, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis has condemned the practice of extraordinary renditions used by the CIA after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. In a speech to the...

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Short-Selling Ban Halts Portugal Telecom Slide

LISBON, Portugal—A ban on the short-selling of Portugal Telecom shares helped the stock rebound following a plunge that analysts say leaves it vulnerable to a takeover bid. The shares spiked 11 percent at 1.09 euro Thursday in Lisbon, ending days …... Read More




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    What the 1918 ‘Spanish Flu’ Tells Us About Ebola

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  • In this image made from video provided by Russian State Television Rossiya, investigators works at the wreckage of a private jet which collided with a snowplow at Vnukovo airport in Moscow, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. The head of French oil giant Total SA and three French crew members were killed at Vnukovo airport when a corporate jet, the French-made Dassault Falcon 50, collided with a snowplow, Russian investigators said Tuesday. (AP Photo) TV OUT

    Russia Investigators Detain 4 More in Lethal Plane/Plow Crash

    MOSCOW—Russian investigators announced Thursday that they have detained four more employees of Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport following a plane crash that killed the chief executive of... Read more

  • Lima, Peru: Elizabeth Cabero, 50, Psychologist: I would recommend growing your own fruit and vegetables, if the person has a place and the time, but now most people are busy with their personal activities or work. They would eat healthier since they wouldn’t be exposed to any toxic substances that are used today. Most [people] would choose natural fertilizers or organic vegetables and fruit plants. It is a good idea, but you have to dedicate yourself to it. As a psychologist, I would recommend this activity to the elderly, because it is a good therapy and is stimulating.

    Global Q&A: ‘Do you think more people should grow their own fruits and vegetables?’

    Awareness of the rewards of growing one’s own fruit and vegetables is present. People enjoy the activity, and like being able to control what plants... Read more

  • Barbara Smith, a nurse with Mount Sinai Health System, demonstrates to health care professionals how to properly put on protective medical gear when working with someone infected with the ebola virus at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on Oct. 21, 2014, in New York City. The outfit includes two pairs of gloves, mesh breathing mask, protective hood, plastic face shield, booties, liquid resistant gown and sanitizer. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    WHO: Ebola Responsible for 4,877 Deaths

    LONDON—Ebola is now believed to have killed 4,877 people globally and that the spread of the lethal virus remains “persistent and widespread” in West Africa,... Read more

  • Egyptian security forces stand guard at Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. Security officials said police backed by armored vehicles have stormed the campuses of at least two prominent Egyptian universities to quell anti-government protests by students. Sunday's largest rallies took place at Cairo and the Islamist al-Azhar universities. They were organized by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. (AP Photo/El Shorouk, Aly Hazzaa)

    Bomb Explodes Outside Egypt’s Largest University

    CAIRO—Egyptian security officials say a bomb has exploded outside Egypt’s largest and most prominent university, injuring nine people including five policemen. They say the makeshift... Read more

  • United States Secretary of State, John Kerry,  addresses the media during a news conference with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

    New Cold War: US Sec State Kerry Warns Against Russia-Ukraine Conflict Causing New Cold War

    BERLIN—Surrounded by relics of the Cold War, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his German counterpart warned Wednesday against a return to the bitter... Read more

  • An armored British prison van enters London's Bow street magistrate's court allegedly transporting suspected British terrorist Haroon Rashid Aswat for an extradition hearing, October 6, 2005. (Max Nash/AFP/Getty Images)

    UK Terror Suspect Extradited to US

    LONDON—A mentally ill British man accused of trying to set up a terrorist training camp in Oregon was extradited to the U.S. on Tuesday after... Read more

  • American couple Grace and Matthew Huang, sentenced to jail over charges they starved their 8-year-old adopted daughter to death, talk before they meet with U.S. Ambassador to Qatar, Dana Shell Smith, at a hotel in Doha, Qatar, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. The American couple were released from prison in November, but were banned from leaving Qatar during their trial. Their appeal begins on Monday. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal)

    US Couple Convicted in Qatar Face Final Appeal Ruling

    DOHA, Qatar— An American couple convicted in Qatar of child endangerment will receive a final verdict on their appeal on November 30, a Qatari judge... Read more

  • British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond, right, speaks with Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini during a round table meeting of EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. European Union nations are working to find funds to help fight Ebola in West Africa and streamline a common approach in dealing with the health crisis. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

    EU Nations Amassing Billion-Euro Anti-Ebola Fund

    LUXEMBOURG—European Union nations are working to reach 1 billion euros ($1.27 billion) in aid by the end of the week to fight Ebola in West... Read more

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    How Are Nurses Becoming Infected With Ebola?

    American nurse Nina Pham is the second health worker to contract Ebola outside of West Africa while caring for patients with the virus, despite using... Read more

  • A Lufthansa jet takes on supplies at Duesseldorf International airport on March 13, 2014 in Duesseldorf, western Germany. (Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images)

    Pilots at Lufthansa a to Start 35-hour Strike Monday

    BERLIN— A union representing Lufthansa’s pilots has announced a new 35-hour strike against the airline’s short-haul fleet starting Monday, the latest in a string of... Read more

  • Dr. Peter Piot, the co-discoverer of the Ebola virus, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at his office at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in London, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. Piot questioned why it took the World Health Organization five months and 1,000 deaths before the agency declared Ebola an international health emergency in August. (AP Photo/David Azia)

    Mission Unaccomplished: Containing Ebola in Africa

    Looking back, the mistakes are easy to see: Waiting too long, spending too little, relying on the wrong people, thinking small when they needed to... Read more

  • A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange before the closing bell on Oct. 17, 2014, in New York City. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 263.17 points, or 1.63 percent, following six consecutive days of loses. (Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)

    What’s Happening in Global Markets This Month in a Nutshell

    What a difference a month makes. On Sept. 18, the U.S. stock market reached a record high after a mostly uneventful summer. Long-term interest rates... Read more

  • An illustration of the ebola virus. (Bumbasor/iStock/Thinkstock)

    WHO Won’t Discuss Ebola Mistakes Document

    LONDON— The World Health Organization said Saturday that it wouldn’t explain details contained in an internal document obtained by The Associated Press in which the... Read more

  • Iran, Russia Hold Joint Naval Exercise

    TEHRAN, Iran—Iran’s state television says two Russian warships have left a northern Iranian port after the two countries held a joint, three-day naval exercise in... Read more

  • Welders fabricate anchor bolts for roads and bridges at the custom manufacture Fox Company Inc., in Philadelphia, on July 16, 2014. Beyond the turmoil shaking financial markets, the US economy remains sturdier than many seem to fear. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    US Stands Strong Despite Fear Over Global Economy Slowdown

    WASHINGTON—Beyond the turmoil shaking financial markets, the U.S. economy remains sturdier than many seem to fear. The Dow Jones industrial average has lost 874 points... Read more


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