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Nobel Prize honors technique for seeing molecules’ details

By JIM HEINTZ and DAVID KEYTON, Associated Press STOCKHOLM (AP) — Three researchers based in the U.S., U.K. and Switzerland won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday for developing a way to create detailed images of the molecules that drive life — a technology that the Nobel committee ...

Solar energy is fastest growing source of power

PARIS (AP) — A report shows that solar energy was the fastest-growing source of power last year, accounting for almost two-thirds of net new capacity globally. The International Energy Agency said Wednesday that the rise was due to a boom in photovoltaic panel installations, particularly in ...

France still not confirmed IS links to Marseille attacker

By ANGELA CHARLTON, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — French authorities say they have not confirmed any links between the Tunisian man who stabbed two women to death at the Marseille train station and the Islamic State group or radical Islam. A French legal official told The Associated Press ...

Bomb kills 3 in court in west Libyan city; IS claims attack

By RAMI MUSA BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — A Libyan health official says at least three people have been killed in a bomb explosion at a court house complex in the western city of Misrata. Libya's Islamic State affiliate has claimed responsibility for the attack. The city's hospital says on its ...

New US ambassador to Russia meets Putin in Kremlin visit

By NATALIYA VASILYEVA, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — The new U.S. ambassador to Russia presented his diplomatic credentials to President Vladimir Putin at a ceremony Tuesday in the Kremlin, a move that marks the formal start of Jon Huntsman's work in Russia. Huntsman, who has twice served ...

Plague in Madagascar hits urban areas, kills 2 dozen people

By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Authorities in Madagascar are struggling to contain an outbreak of plague that has killed two-dozen people in recent weeks and has prompted a ban on large public gatherings in the capital to curb the disease's spread. The dead ...

Hungary: 3 new indictments in 2015 case of 71 migrant deaths

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian prosecutors say three more alleged human smugglers have been indicted in connection with the deaths of 71 migrants who suffocated in the back of a refrigerated truck abandoned in Austria in 2015. Prosecutors from Bacs-Kiskun County said Tuesday an Afghan ...

Netanyahu pledges to build in settlement, annex it to Israel

By ALON BERNSTEIN, Associated Press MAALE ADUMIM, West Bank (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Tuesday pledged to build thousands of new homes in one of the West Bank's biggest Jewish settlements and annex it to Israel. The comments drew an angry condemnation from the Palestinians and ...

Nobel prize cites finding of ripples in fabric of universe

By JIM HEINTZ and DAVID KEYTON, Associated Press STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Nobel Physics Prize 2017 has been awarded to three scientists for their roles in detecting faint ripples flying through the universe called gravitational waves — proof of a theory developed by Albert Einstein a century ...

Marseille suspect released from custody day before attack

By ANGELA CHARLTON, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — A man who fatally stabbed two women outside Marseille's main train station had been detained for shoplifting and released the day before the attack, and used seven fake identities in previous encounters with police, officials said ...

2 women plead not guilty in N. Korean scion’s assassination

By EILEEN NG, Associated Press SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — Two women accused of smearing a banned nerve agent on the face of the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader pleaded not guilty as their trial began Monday in the Feb. 13 assassination at a crowded Malaysian airport ...

Nissan recalls 1.2 million Japan vehicles for re-inspections

By YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writer TOKYO (AP) — Nissan is recalling 1.2 million vehicles in Japan that were produced between October 2014 and September this year to re-inspect them because they had not gone through the proper final checks. Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co. said Monday ...

Official: Turkish military officer seeks asylum in Cyprus

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — An official says a Turkish military officer is seeking asylum in Cyprus after sailing into a port on the island's southern coast aboard a small sailboat. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he's not authorized to discuss the matter publicly, said ...

Security forces kill several at protests in Cameroon

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Amnesty International says several people have been shot dead by security forces during protests in Cameroon. The group said Monday that some demonstrations turned violent in Cameroon's English-speaking regions Sunday when people gathered on the 56th anniversary of the ...

Drone strike kills at least 8 Hezbollah fighters in Syria

By PHILIP ISSA, Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — At least eight Hezbollah fighters were killed in a drone strike in the eastern Syrian desert, where pro-government forces are engaged in a grinding battle against the Islamic State group, a monitoring group said Monday. The Britain-based Syrian ...

Tillerson calls for calming of situation on Korean Peninsula

By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Saturday for a calming of the situation on the Korean Peninsula, but said it was incumbent on North Korea to halt its missile launches. Following meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping ...

Pope to mayors: Don’t build towers, expand piazzas

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is urging Italian mayors to redouble their efforts to welcome migrants and refugees and promote ways to integrate them into their new communities. In a meeting Saturday with the mayors, Francis said he understood the difficulties of providing accommodation ...

Iraqi military preparing to take control of Kurdish borders

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Iraq's military prepared Saturday to take control of the international borders of the northern Kurdish region. The move is part of the central government's stepped-up efforts to isolate the Kurds following their vote on independence earlier this week. On Friday evening, ...

UK PM May faces new tensions before Conservative conference

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing new tensions within her Conservative Party on the question of how to best manage Britain's departure from the European Union. U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson told The Sun newspaper that a proposed transition period to ease the ...

At least 10 killed in Congo military cargo plane crash

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Authorities in Congo say at least 10 people have died after a military cargo plane crash shortly after takeoff from the capital. Government spokesman Lambert Mende confirmed the crash of the Antonov cargo plane at N'djili International Airport on Saturday morning based ...