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Prince William spends night on the streets

LONDON – A cold alley in central London is a far cry from a palace — but it was the spot Prince William chose to sleep to highlight the plight of homeless British teenagers. He spent a chilly night near Blackfriars Bridge last week with Seyi Obaki

Iran expects speedy trial of 3 American hikers

BEIRUT – Iran's foreign minister said Monday he expects a speedy trial for three American hikers jailed since crossing the border from Iraq in July.

Obama calls for action in Copenhagen

COPENHAGEN — A visibly angry Barack Obama threw down the gauntlet at China and other developing nations Friday, declaring that the time has come "not to talk but to act" on climate change.

Iranian forces take over Iraq oil well

NASIRIYAH, Iraq – Iranian forces took control of a southern Iraqi oil well on a disputed section of the border on Friday, US and Iraqi officials told AFP. "There has been no violence related to this incident and we trust this will be resolved thro

Mexican navy kills top cartel kingpin in shootout

CUERNAVACA, Mexico – Two hundred Mexican Navy marines stormed an upscale apartment complex and killed a reputed drug cartel chief in a two-hour gunbattle, one of the biggest victories yet in President Felipe Calderon's drug war. Arturo Beltran Ley

Irony falls from above, global warming summit covered in snow

COPENHAGEN - World leaders flying into Copenhagen today to discuss a solution to global warming will first face freezing weather as a blizzard dumped 10 centimeters (4 inches) of snow on the Danish capital overnight.

Britain gives checks the royal boot

LONDON – After more than three centuries, the humble check is set to become a historic relic after British banks voted to phase it out in favor of more modern payment methods. The board of the UK Payments Council, the body for setting payment stra

Climate talks deadlocked as clashes erupt outside

COPENHAGEN - Danish police fired pepper spray and beat protesters with batons outside the U.N.

Iran test-fires most advanced missile to date

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran on Wednesday test-fired an upgraded version of its most advanced missile, which is capable of hitting Israel and parts of Europe, in a new show of strength aimed at preventing any military strike against it amid the nuclear stando

Christian group launches new attack on Christmas commercialism

If it's December, then there must be frost in the air, gingerbread in the oven, and ...