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Stories with place: Morocco
  • Defending champ Schiavone loses in 1st round 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 2:15 pm
  • MARRAKECH, Morocco - Defending champion Francesca Schiavone of Italy lost to Spanish qualifier Beatriz Garcia Vidagany 6-3, 6-2 in the first round of the Grand Prix SAR on Tuesday.

  • LePage celebrating new UNE campus in Morocco 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 5:55 am
  • AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine Gov. Paul LePage is visiting Morocco to celebrate the opening of the University of New England's new campus in Tangier.

  • Garcia-Lopez wins Grand Prix Hassan II title 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 2:26 pm
  • CASABLANCA, Morocco - Eighth-seeded Guillermo Garcia-Lopez won his first title in nearly four years after rallying to beat fourth-seeded Marcel Granollers 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 in an all-Spanish final on clay at the Grand Prix Hassan II on Sunday.

  • Spring surge: Africans risk lives to reach Europe 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 6:04 am
  • MELILLA, Spain - They perched atop a barbed-wire laced fence for more than seven hours, hands and feet bloodied, buffeted by chill winds whipping the cliffs of Africa's Mediterranean coast.

  • Morocco's unions unite to protest gov't austerity 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 8:11 am
  • CASABLANCA, Morocco - Thousands of workers, teachers and civil servants marched through downtown Casablanca on Sunday to protest austerity plans put in place by the Moroccan government to control runaway spending.

  • Kerry: It's 'reality check' time for Mideast talks 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 8:39 pm
  • WASHINGTON - With Mideast peace talks on the verge of collapse, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry declared Friday that "it's reality check time" on whether an agreement can be reached anytime soon after decades of bitterness between Israeli and Palestinian leaders. The U.S. will re-evaluate its role as mediator, he said.

  • Kerry outdoes himself in new diplomatic frenzy 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 12:02 pm
  • CASABLANCA, Morocco - More than a week into what was supposed to be only a five-day trip to Europe and Saudi Arabia, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sat in a Paris hotel suite contemplating his next moves on multiple crisis fronts.

  • Kerry: Israeli and Palestinian leaders must 'lead' 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 3:28 pm
  • RABAT, Morocco - Frustrated by a virtually moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry exhorted leaders on both sides Thursday to "lead" and to do so now to prevent the negotiations from collapsing.

  • Migrants perched on fence after bid to enter Spain 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 2:37 pm
  • MELILLA, Spain - Spanish and Moroccan police thwarted a fresh attempt Thursday by at least 100 African migrants to scale border fences and enter the Spanish enclave of Melilla. At least 25 migrants, many with bloody bare feet, clung to the tops of fences for hours.

  • Maine Gov. LePage to visit Morocco for UNE event 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 3:13 pm
  • AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine Gov. Paul LePage will travel to Morocco next month to help celebrate the University of New England's new campus in Tangier.

  • Morocco bans daring online news website 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 9:43 am
  • RABAT, Morocco - Morocco's Internet regulatory authority has banned a taboo-breaking news website, its editor said Friday as he threatened to go on a hunger strike to reopen it.

  • Poll: Women's discrimination high in North Africa 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 11:11 am
  • RABAT, Morocco - A new poll of 50,000 people across 34 African countries finds attitudes toward women's equality are dimmest in the predominantly Muslim north.

  • Morocco suing French anti-torture group 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 2:42 pm
  • PARIS - A French anti-torture organization being sued by the Moroccan government said Wednesday the action was an attempt by the North African kingdom to discourage future lawsuits against those responsible for torture.