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Americans detained in North Korea call for US help

September 1, 2014

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and — watched by officials as they... more »»

Regional body to help restore stability in Lesotho

September 1, 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Southern Africa's regional body said Monday it will send an envoy and an observer team to Lesotho to help restore stability and security in the mountainous kingdom where... more »»

Parents of ill UK boy fight extradition from Spain

September 1, 2014

LONDON (AP) — The parents say they want to give their 5 year-old-boy with a brain tumor the best chance to live with a revolutionary new treatment they learned about on the Interne. more »»

Cuba cracks down on goods in travelers' luggage

September 1, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — Lugging duffel bags crammed with soap, socks, toys and other hard-to-obtain consumer goods, travelers arriving in Cuba on Monday complained that new government restrictions on their... more »»

Iraqi prime minister pledges to root out militants

September 1, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's outgoing prime minster pledged Monday to turn his country into "a big grave" for Sunni militants from the Islamic State group and commended security forces who achieved a... more »»

Pakistan's premier challenged by raging protests

September 1, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Ahead of a joint session of parliament, Pakistan's prime minister and army chief held marathon meetings Monday over violent anti-government protests that could force the premier... more »»

Senegal monitors contacts of 1st Ebola patient

September 1, 2014

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegalese authorities on Monday were monitoring everyone who was in contact with a student infected with Ebola who crossed into the country, and who has lost three family... more »»

Merkel: Arming Kurds in Germany's interest

September 1, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel has told lawmakers that it's in Germany's interests to arm the Kurdish fighters who are battling Islamic extremists in Iraq. more »»

UN backs inquiry of IS group's alleged crimes

September 1, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. more »»

Poland's PM: Ukraine's war must be stopped now

September 1, 2014

GDANSK, Poland (AP) — The outbreak of World War II 75 years ago shows why Europe must put an end to the war in Ukraine now, Poland's prime minister said Monday. more »»

Military action leaves Lesotho in power vacuum

September 1, 2014

MASERU, Lesotho (AP) — Police were off the streets and out of uniform in Lesotho's capital on Monday, as the mountainous kingdom experienced a power vacuum after the military's actions over the... more »»

Aid flows into Iraq Shiite town after siege broken

September 1, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's outgoing prime minister travelled to a small northern Shiite town Monday, praising its residents for fending off attacks by Sunni militants who had besieged them for more... more »»

Austerity debate flares as Europe recovery fades

September 1, 2014

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe's recovery is in danger. Governments are under pressure to save it, but struggling with political obstacles and disagreement among themselves over what to do. more »»

NATO plans high-readiness force to counter Russia

September 1, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO leaders this week will be asked to approve creation of a high-readiness force and the stockpiling of military equipment and supplies in Eastern Europe to help protect member... more »»

Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks

September 1, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy — a shift that reflects Moscow's... more »»

Battle-hit Ukraine village picks up the pieces

September 1, 2014

HRABSKE, Ukraine (AP) — Alexander Bespalko and his son lifted parts from a burned-out Ukrainian armored personnel carrier in a village ravaged by the past week's battles. more »»

Protesters briefly storm Pakistan state TV station

September 1, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Anti-government protesters stormed Pakistan's state television building Monday, forcing the channel briefly off the air as they clashed with police and pushed closer to the prime... more »»

Spain orders custody for parents of ill UK boy

September 1, 2014

LONDON (AP) — The grandmother of a 5-year-old British boy with a severe brain tumor accused U.. more »»

Syrian rebels, government clash in Golan Heights

September 1, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels clashed with government troops on Monday in the Golan Heights, where al-Qaida-linked insurgents abducted U.N. peacekeepers last week, activists sai. more »»

UN diplomats examine Islamic State alleged crimes

September 1, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — Iraq's government asked the U.N. more »»

Turkey summons US diplomat over spying report

September 1, 2014

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Turkish foreign ministry has summoned the most senior U.S. diplomat in the country for clarification of a report about American and British spying in Turke. more »»



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