September 23, 2014

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Albania’s Interior Minister Saimir Tahiri speaks at a conference in Tirana, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 to show that police have destroyed marijuana of an estimated market value of 6.4 billion euro ($8.2 billion) this year - more than 60 percent of the country’s annual GDP. Since March police have destroyed 102 tons of marijuana, 530,000 cannabis plants and have arrested or indicted some 1,900 people. (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina)
Albania destroys marijuana worth $8.2 billionAlbania: $8.2 billion worth of marijuana seized and destroyed this year
The Associated Press22 minutes ago
In this still image from video published on the Internet on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, by a group calling itself Jund al-Khilafah, or Soldiers of the Caliphate, a captive Frenchman appeals to French President Francois Hollande to help free him. The Frenchman, whom the ministry described as a 55-year-old mountain guide, said he was taken hostage by the group on Sunday and reiterated its demands that the French military end its airstrikes in Iraq. The group said it was answering a call by Islamic State group spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani to attack Americans and Europeans. (AP Photo)
France won't stop fight in Iraq despite kidnappingFrance won't abandon fight against Islamic State group despite citizen's abduction in Algeria
The Associated Press37 minutes ago
UN to leaders: Set 'new course' on climate changeMore than 100 world leaders told at United Nations climate summit to act now on warming
The Associated Press38 minutes ago
Anti-abortion activists hold banners reading "Rajoy: Will you betray me?" and "Life is sacred" during a protest in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Anti-abortion activists staged demonstrations in Madrid and other Spanish cities in a bid to pressure the government not to drop plans to introduce a reform that would seriously limit women's chances of having abortions. News reports say the government has decided to scrap the much-promised reform because of the widespread opposition it has roused. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Spain scraps plan for tough abortion restrictionsSpanish PM scraps plan to sharply restrict abortions, claiming a lack of consensus
The Associated Press42 minutes ago
Russia proposes curbs for foreign media ownershipRussia's parliament gives preliminary approval of bill curbing foreign ownership in media
The Associated Press43 minutes ago
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