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EU official: Bloc may suspend sanctions on Belarus
BRUSSELS (AP) -- A European Union official says the bloc may suspend sanctions on Belarus, following the release of political prisoners there earlier this year.... 10/9/2015 10:58 AM

Thai beauty queen to dress like a tuk-tuk at Miss Universe
BANGKOK (AP) -- The smoke-belching, ear-splitting, undisciplined rickshaws known as tuk-tuks are part of the chaos on Bangkok's clogged streets.... 10/9/2015 10:57 AM

Official: Moscow could hand over imprisoned Ukrainian
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's justice minister says Moscow is open to discussing handing over to Kiev a Ukrainian pilot charged with the murder of two journalists.... 10/9/2015 10:55 AM

Nepal's parliament to choose new prime minister on Sunday
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Nepal's parliament speaker announced Friday that members will vote Sunday to choose a new prime minister of this Himalayan nation.... 10/9/2015 10:54 AM

Israel on high alert as stabbing attacks continue
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A rash of individual attacks between Palestinians and Israelis threatened to spread throughout Israel Friday as a 14-year-old Israeli and a police officer were stabbed in separate incidents while an Israeli stabbed four Arabs in the southern city of Dimona.... 10/9/2015 10:54 AM

Tunisian democracy group wins Nobel Peace Prize
OSLO, Norway (AP) -- A Tunisian coalition of workers, employers, human rights activists and lawyers won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for pulling the country that sparked the Arab Spring back onto a path toward democracy and preventing it from descending into civil war.... 10/9/2015 10:53 AM

The latest: Activists say 20 blasts shook city of Raqqa
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- The latest developments as Syrian troops and other nations battle militants in Syria. All times local in Syria.... 10/9/2015 10:52 AM

The Latest: Palestinian shot after attacking Israeli guard
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The latest developments in ongoing tensions between Palestinians and Israelis following days of violence. (all times local)... 10/9/2015 10:51 AM

The Latest: Migrant arrivals in Greece rise sharply
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The latest developments as hundreds of thousands of people seeking safety make an epic trek through Europe. All times local.... 10/9/2015 10:51 AM

Gas pipeline from Romania to Moldova to be built in 2016
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) -- A Moldovan government official says work on a pipeline that will transport natural gas from Romania to the Moldovan capital will begin next year.... 10/9/2015 10:50 AM

Turkey snubs possible PKK ceasefire announcement
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- A senior Turkish official has renewed a call on Kurdish rebels to lay down their arms and leave the Turkish territory.... 10/9/2015 10:38 AM

New face of Asian cinema shows Indian film outside Bollywood
BUSAN, South Korea (AP) -- A film from outside Bollywood reflecting generational gaps in India and an image-driven Iranian movie about a grieving old man were among the works showing new trends of Asian cinema at this year's Busan International Film Festival.... 10/9/2015 10:33 AM

Polish FM: no coalition of main parties after Oct.25 vote
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- A leading member of the ruling Civic Platform party says it will not enter a coalition with the major opposition force after the Oct. 25 general elections.... 10/9/2015 10:23 AM

The Latest: Merkel's spokesman applauds prize for Tunisia
OSLO, Norway (AP) -- The latest developments in the awarding of the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. All times local.... 10/9/2015 10:10 AM

SABMiller meets with investors amid takeover bid
LONDON (AP) -- SABMiller is meeting with investors to underscore its strength as an independent company, as the world's second-biggest brewer seeks to head off a takeover by larger rival Anheuser-Busch InBev.... 10/9/2015 10:03 AM

Islamic State group seizes villages north of Aleppo city
BEIRUT (AP) -- Islamic State militants seized several villages from rival insurgents north of Aleppo city Friday, in a surprise attack that came despite intensive Russian airstrikes that Moscow insists are targeting the extremist group, activists said.... 10/9/2015 9:49 AM

Expats spooked after 2 foreigners gunned down in Bangladesh
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- The cafes and restaurants are empty. The chatter of guests in hotel lobbies has gone quiet. The high-walled embassy compounds are even more closely guarded.... 10/9/2015 9:45 AM

Plane carrying Eritreans leaves Italy under new EU plan
ROME (AP) -- An Italian police aircraft carrying 19 Eritreans took off from Rome's Ciampino airport Friday, bringing the first refugees to Sweden under the European Union's new resettlement program aimed at redistributing asylum-seekers from hard-hit receiving countries.... 10/9/2015 9:41 AM

Train strike in Brussels snarls Belgian, international lines
BRUSSELS (AP) -- A rail strike in the Belgian capital has paralyzed much of the train traffic on domestic and international lines linking London, Paris and Amsterdam to Brussels.... 10/9/2015 9:33 AM

Spain: VW investments guaranteed despite emission debacle
MADRID (AP) -- Spain's industry minister says Volkswagen has guaranteed it will follow through with 4.2 billion euros ($4.8 billion) in investments for two auto plants despite the diesel emissions scandal that is expected to significantly hurt the carmaker's finances.... 10/9/2015 9:25 AM

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