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Estonia protests another Russian violation of its airspace

Nov 22, 2017

Russia's ambassador to Estonia has been summoned to the Foreign Ministry in Tallinn and given a protest note after a Russian military transport aircraft had intruded the Baltic nation's airspace

Austria: Bitcoins stolen over public wireless network

Nov 22, 2017

Austrian police say cyber thieves transferred bitcoins worth more than 100,000 euros ($117,000) from a man's account while he was logged in on a restaurant's public wireless network

The Latest: Lebanon's president meets with PM Hariri

Nov 22, 2017

Lebanon's president meets privately with Prime Minister Saad Hariri in their first face-to-face meeting following Hariri's shock resignation nearly three weeks ago

Group calls for Indonesian forces to stop virginity tests

Nov 22, 2017

Human Rights Watch says Indonesia's military and police continue to perform abusive "two finger" virginity tests on female recruits three years after the World Health Organization declared they had no scientific validity

UN envoy for Syria urges opposition to unite before talks

Nov 22, 2017

U.N. envoy for Syria urges Syrian opposition to come up with united delegation for Geneva talks later this month

The Latest: Japan says 8 found from plane crash in Pacific

Nov 22, 2017

The U.S. Navy says an aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers has crashed into the Pacific Ocean while on the way to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan

Japan says 8 found from US Navy plane crash in Pacific; fate unclear

Nov 22, 2017

Japan says 8 found from US Navy plane crash in Pacific; fate unclear

Russian baritone Hvorostovsky dies at 55

Nov 22, 2017

Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky has died after a long battle with cancer

German business groups say country needs new government soon

Nov 22, 2017

The heads of two influential business lobby group says Germany needs a new government soon, in order to tackle important issues facing the economy

New US sanctions target North Korean, Chinese companies

Nov 22, 2017

The Trump administration has imposed new sanctions on a slew of North Korean shipping firms and Chinese trading companies in its latest push to isolate the rogue nation over its nuclear weapons development and deprive it of revenue