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Couple sue pharma giant for work that led to prison in China

LONDON (AP) — When investigators Peter Humphrey and Yu Yingzeng were hired by pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline in 2013, their job was to look into a former employee in China who, they were told,...

Fake fashion fuels vast illicit profits, sea of human misery

LONDON (AP) — In a warehouse at London's sprawling Heathrow Airport, a border officer pulls open a cardboard box he suspects contains contraband goods. Bingo — his instincts are rewarded. ...

Deported Singaporean says UK treated her 'like a terrorist'

SINGAPORE (AP) — A Singaporean grandmother who was deported from Britain because her immigration status had lapsed said Tuesday that police treated her "like a terrorist" before putting her on a plane...

BC-EU--Europe Coverage,ADVISORY, EU

Here's a look at stories The Associated Press plans to cover in Europe on Tuesday, Feb. 28. Questions about coverage plans can be directed to the Europe Desk at eurdesk@ap.org. Here'...

Exhibition charts 500 years of evolution of robots

LONDON (AP) — Inspired by his belief that human beings are essentially terrified of robots, Ben Russell set about charting the evolution of automatons for an exhibition he hopes will force people to t...

'A truly magnificent talent:' actor John Hurt dies at 77

LONDON (AP) — As a self-described "old drunk," the actor John Hurt nonetheless had a half-century career highlighted with memorable performances, two Oscar nominations, a Golden Globe and four British...

The royal scoop: Documents from King George III go online

LONDON (AP) — An enormous cache of historical documents from Britain's royal archives detailing the reign of King George III is going online Saturday as part of the royal family's effort to rehabilita...

British ex-spy behind Trump dossier seen as a cool operator

LONDON (AP) — Christopher Steele, the one-time British spy who has compiled an explosive dossier on President-elect Donald Trump, is a well-regarded operative who wouldn't make up stories to satisfy h...

Taliban leaders may have moved to Afghanistan from Pakistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — After operating out of Pakistan for more than a decade, the leaders of Afghanistan's Taliban movement may have moved back to their homeland to try to build on this year's gai...

Afghan cave dwellers brace against a shifting landscape

BAMIYAN, Afghanistan (AP) — Marzia and her husband Qadeer thought themselves lucky when they moved into a 1,700-year-old Buddhist cave hand-carved into the side of a mountain in Afghanistan's central ...

Fear, secrecy and danger a way of life For Afghan gays

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — To be homosexual in Afghanistan is to live in fear. Naveed and Rameen, young gay men in the capital Kabul have lost count of the number of times they've been lured into dange...

Brick workers enslaved for life as Afghan warlords profit

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Every day that Dil Agha works at his backbreaking job at a brick kiln on the outskirts of Afghanistan's capital Kabul, from before sunrise to well after sunset, he digs himse...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

ASIA: NEW ZEALAND-ANTARCTIC RESERVE — The countries that decide the fate of Antarctica's waters reach an historic agreement to create the world's largest marine protected area in the...

Afghan officials: More than 200 police, soldiers killed

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — Hundreds of members of Afghanistan's security forces have been killed recently fighting insurgent attacks on the main city in the southern province of Helmand, officials s...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

ASIA: THAILAND-KING — A royal convoy led by a van carrying the remains of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej drives to the Grand Palace in Bangkok's historic center where the body will rem...