Jordan ready to swap inmate for pilot held by Islamic State
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Jordan said Wednesday it is willing to swap an Iraqi woman held on death row in Jordan for a Jordanian pilot captured in December by extremists from the Islamic State group....
Fiery Islamic State group cleric gives voice to radicals
BEIRUT (AP) -- Turki al-Binali has crisscrossed the Islamic State group's self-declared caliphate in Syria and Iraq with a pistol holstered at his side, delivering fiery sermons in which the 30-year-old provides religious justification for its bloody rampage across the region....
Litvinenko inquiry: Radioactive body posed autopsy hazard
LONDON (AP) -- A pathologist says the body of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko was so radioactive that his post-mortem was "one of the most dangerous" ever undertaken....
Libyan Islamic State group affiliate claims hotel attack
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- A Libyan affiliate of the extremist Islamic State group claimed responsibility Wednesday for an attack on a Tripoli luxury hotel that killed 10 people, including an American and four Europeans....
Hezbollah claims responsibility for attack on Israeli convoy
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Lebanese Hezbollah group claimed responsibility for firing a missile that targeted an Israeli military convoy on Wednesday, an attack that prompted Israel to fire at least 50 artillery shells into Lebanon in a significant escalation along the volatile border....
Greek leader: negotiating debt solution a priority
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's new leftist prime minister says his government's top priorities are negotiating with creditors to resolve the country's debt problems and dealing with what he describes as a humanitarian crisis....
Report: Iran says Washington Post writer to face trial soon
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- A Washington Post journalist detained in Iran for months will stand trial "soon," the Islamic Republic's official news agency reported Wednesday....
Palestinian girl, 14, in Israel prison for throwing rocks
BETIN, West Bank (AP) -- The fate of a 14-year-old Palestinian girl, tried before an Israeli military court for hurling rocks at passing cars in the West Bank and sentenced to two months in prison, has gripped Palestinians who say her treatment demonstrates Israel's excessive measures against stone-throwing youth....
Extremists rampage in northeast Nigeria, no troops fighting
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) -- Islamic extremists are rampaging through villages in northeast Nigeria's Adamawa state, killing, burning and looting with no troops deployed to protect civilians, fleeing villagers said Wednesday....
Russia considers condemning "annexation" of East Germany
MOSCOW (AP) -- The speaker of the Russian Duma has asked a parliamentary committee to study a proposal to condemn the reunification of Germany in 1990....
The Republic majority in the state senate is suing democratic Governor Tom Wolf over the firing of his predecessor's appointee as head of the state office of open records. Republicans say former governor Tom Corbett's appointee is entitled to serve a full 6-year term and that the state legislature insulated that position from removal. Governor Wolf says Corbett's 11th hour appointment lacks transparency.
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