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Russian ambassador shot dead in Ankara gallery

Russian ambassador shot dead in Ankara gallery

ANKARA — The Russian ambassador to Turkey was shot in the back and killed as he gave a speech at an Ankara art gallery on Monday by an off-duty police officer who shouted "Don't...

Gallery: Free cash in Finland. Must be jobless

Free cash in Finland. Must be jobless

OULU (Finland) — No one would confuse this frigid corner of northern Finland with Silicon Valley. Notched in low pine forests just 161km below the Arctic Circle, Oulu seems more...

Pope, at 80, looks to ‘joyous’ old age

Pope, at 80, looks to ‘joyous’ old age

ROME — Pope Francis voiced hope for a “fruitful and joyous” old age on Saturday (Dec 17), as he kicked off his 80th birthday by sharing breakfast with a group of homeless people.

Russia says thwarted IS attacks in Moscow

MOSCOW — Russia’s federal security service said Thursday (Dec 15) it had thwarted a series of attacks by Islamic State militants in Moscow, detaining four people.