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  • NY museum digitizing Harlem Hellfighters records

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York (AP) — A New York museum is digitizing the post-World War I personnel records of thousands of soldiers in a storied all-black regiment lauded by the French for its wartime exploits but essentially shunned by the U.S. military.

    Associated Press21 mins ago
  • US stock market trades mixed as oil tumbles

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks indexes were mixed in early trading, as tumbling oil prices weighed on shares of Exxon Mobil, Chevron and other oil and gas giants. Airlines, however, made gains.

    Associated Press29 mins ago
  • Cameron urges migrant curbs, warns on British EU exit

    London (AFP) - Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday promised tough curbs on welfare for EU migrants to counter a surge in arrivals and warned European leaders that blocking them could put Britain's EU membership in doubt.

    AFP
  • Oil plunge a panacea for much of world economy

    A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. Yet it is also a bonus for consumers as prices fall at the pump, giving individuals more spending money and lowering costs for many businesses.

    Associated Press
  • UK's Cameron to curb benefits for immigrants

    LONDON (AP) — Migrants from Europe will have to leave Britain if they don't get a job within six months, and must work for four years before receiving some benefits, Prime Minister David Cameron announced Friday, in a carefully balanced speech designed to defuse domestic criticism of his…

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  • Nearly 600 migrants get temporary shelter on Crete

    IERAPETRA, Greece (AP) — Nearly 600 migrants, mostly refugees from Syria, have been temporarily put up in a basketball arena in the southern Cretan town of Ierapetra, where they arrived in a crippled smuggling ship after more than a week at sea.

    Associated Press
  • German support for sanctions on Russia rise, poll finds

    BERLIN (Reuters) - The number of Germans supporting European Union economic sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis has risen in the last month and a large majority supports Chancellor Angela Merkel's toughening stance, a poll on Friday found. The Politbarometer poll for ZDF television…

    Reuters
  • East-West divisions define Moldova's elections

    CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — A wealthy pro-Russian candidate who had hoped to be Moldova's next prime minister fled the country before dawn Friday, a dramatic development two days before elections in a country that is deeply torn over whether to move closer to Russia or the West.

    Associated Press
  • French Parliament debates recognizing Palestine

    PARIS (AP) — France's government is pushing to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, amid growing pressure across Europe for recognition of a Palestinian state after decades of Mideast stalemate.

    Associated Press
  • EU won't sanction France, Italy on budget yet

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union head office is opting not to sanction two of its biggest economies just yet for missing public finance targets and instead will give France and Italy until the spring to come up with better plans to cut their debts and deficits.

    Associated Press
  • Canada hooker Barkwill banned for 9 weeks

    DUBLIN (AP) — Canada hooker Ray Barkwill has been banned for nine weeks for making contact with an opponent's eye during a rugby test against Romania.

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  • Eurozone inflation dips again as energy costs tank

    LONDON (AP) — A fall in energy costs as a result of dramatic declines in oil markets has pushed inflation across the 18-country eurozone down to 0.3 percent in the year to November, official figures showed Friday.

    Associated Press
  • Energy revolution spells doom for German village

    ATTERWASCH, Germany (AP) — Five days a week, a giant machine eats its way through soil at the Jaenschwalde open-cast mine in eastern Germany, exposing the brown coal buried beneath.

    Associated Press
  • North Korea's 'princess' moves closer to center of power

    By James Pearson and Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - In her slim-fitting trouser suits and black-heeled shoes, Kim Yo Jong cuts a contrasting figure to her pudgy older brother, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. On Thursday, state media said the younger Kim, 27, had taken a senior position in the…

    Reuters
  • Spurs advance in Europa League after game halted

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Tottenham was among nine teams to qualify for the knockout stage of the Europa League on Thursday after beating Partizan Belgrade 1-0 in a match that was briefly suspended because of three separate pitch invasions.

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  • For 600 migrants, harrowing sail ends in Greece

    IERAPETRA, Greece (AP) — Hour after hour, the coast guard boats shuttled from the crippled freighter to a concrete pier, discharging a steady flow of humanity: Families with small children, black-clad elderly women, battered-looking youths with backpacks.

    Associated Press
  • Hedge fund couple agree Britain's most expensive divorce

    By Kirstin Ridley LONDON (Reuters) - Billionaire hedge fund manager Chris Hohn has been ordered to pay his estranged wife Jamie Cooper-Hohn 337 million pounds ($530 million) in the largest divorce settlement in British legal history. The size of the settlement was detailed in a draft judgment, a…

    Reuters