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Women on front lines in Syria, Iraq against IS
SURUC, Turkey (AP) -- Just over a year ago, Afshin Kobani was a teacher. Now, the Kurdish Syrian woman has traded the classroom for the front lines in the battle for Kobani, a town besieged by fighters from the Islamic State extremist group....

Europe's bank test aims to strengthen economy
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- The European Central Bank on Sunday will reveal the results of a yearlong search through the books of Europe's 130 biggest banks, a key part of the region's effort to recover from its debt and economic crisis....

Putin accuses US of undermining global stability
MOSCOW (AP) -- President Vladimir Putin of Russia said Friday that the world is becoming an increasingly dangerous place because of U.S. attempts to enforce its will on other countries and that his nation will not comply....

Greeks get 8 years to clear austerity tax bill
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Parliament has approved draft legislation that would give distressed Greeks more than eight years to settle unpaid taxes imposed under the country's austerity measures....

Italian court acquits Dolce&Gabbana in tax case
MILAN (AP) -- Italy's highest court acquitted Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana of tax evasion Friday in a case that created such public acrimony that the designers closed their Milan stores in protest for several days last year....

4 consulates get suspicious packages in Turkey
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkish authorities say the consulates of Canada, Belgium and Germany in Istanbul have been evacuated after receiving suspicious packages Friday....

France OKs extradition of dissident Kazakh banker
PARIS (AP) -- A French appeals court has authorized the extradition to Russia or Ukraine of a Kazakh dissident banker whose legal case is tangled up in at least five countries....