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UK withdrawing warrant for ill boy's parents
LONDON (AP) -- U.K. prosecutors are withdrawing the arrest warrant in the case of a British couple who took their 5-year-old son out of the country in hopes of getting a new type of radiation therapy for his brain tumor.... 9/2/2014 3:04 PM

Political skills above language for EU's Tusk
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Donald Tusk's English is shaky, his French nonexistent, and his nation - Poland - has only sat at the EU table since 2004.... 9/2/2014 3:04 PM

Clashes between Islamists, rivals in Libya kill 31
CAIRO (AP) -- Fierce clashes in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi between Islamist militiamen and rival forces loyal to a renegade general have killed 31 fighters on both sides, a security official said Tuesday.... 9/2/2014 3:03 PM

Ukraine economy at risk, may need another bailout
BRUSSELS (AP) -- While Ukraine's leaders are trying to win the war against Russian-backed separatists in the east, they appear to be losing the battle to resurrect the country's battered economy.... 9/2/2014 3:02 PM

6 militants killed in US Somalia strike
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Al-Shabab's top leader was in one of two vehicles hit Monday night by a U.S. military strike, a member of the Somali Islamic extremist group said Tuesday.... 9/2/2014 2:57 PM

Yemeni president dismisses Cabinet to ease tension
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- The Yemeni president on Tuesday dismissed the Cabinet including the prime minister who led it for two years, while partially reversing an earlier decision to lift fuel subsidies in a bid to end a standoff with Shiite rebels holding anti-government protests across the country.... 9/2/2014 2:55 PM

Greece to toughen penalties on hate speech
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Lawmakers in Greece on Tuesday began debating draft legislation to outlaw Holocaust denial and expand prosecution powers against the incitement of racial violence, following scores of violent attacks against immigrants and a surge in popular support for the extreme right Golden Dawn party.... 9/2/2014 2:45 PM

AP Interview: Iran says it disrupts nuclear plots
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran has disrupted plots by foreign spies to recruit its nuclear experts and stopped sabotage attempts through faulty foreign equipment supplied for its facilities, the deputy head of the Islamic Republic's nuclear department told The Associated Press.... 9/2/2014 2:27 PM

AP NewsAlert
LONDON (AP) -- UK prosecutors withdraw arrest warrant in case of ill child.... 9/2/2014 2:19 PM

Saudi executes 4 people for drug smuggling
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday that it executed another four people it says were found guilty of trying to illegally smuggle large quantities of pills and hashish into the kingdom.... 9/2/2014 2:03 PM

Versatile Viggo speaks French in 'Far From Men'
VENICE, Italy (AP) -- Is there a language Viggo Mortensen doesn't speak?... 9/2/2014 1:49 PM

After Gaza war, poll finds support for Hamas rises
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The popularity of the Hamas militant group among Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip has spiked significantly following the 50-day war with Israel, according to an opinion poll released Tuesday.... 9/2/2014 1:48 PM

Saudi arrests 88 suspects in alleged al-Qaida cell
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- A top Saudi security official said Tuesday that police had arrested 88 men suspected of being part of an al-Qaida cell that was plotting attacks inside and outside of the kingdom.... 9/2/2014 1:36 PM

Official: New Polish prime minister this month
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's government spokeswoman says a new prime minister should be appointed before the end of the month to replace Donald Tusk who will take office as the European Council's president in December.... 9/2/2014 1:35 PM

Dethroned Myanmar beauty queen blasts pageant boss
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- A dethroned 16-year-old beauty queen from Myanmar said Tuesday she won't return her bejeweled $100,000 crown until pageant organizers apologize for calling her a liar and a thief.... 9/2/2014 1:31 PM

Ukraine: Russian forces in major rebel cities
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Russian military forces have been spotted in both major rebel-held cities in eastern Ukraine, an official said Tuesday, prompting Ukraine to declare that it now has to fight the Russian army, not just the separatists.... 9/2/2014 1:15 PM

Police abandon posts in Lesotho, fear for lives
MASERU, Lesotho (AP) -- Police in Lesotho have been told to abandon their posts and not wear uniforms to avoid being targeted in attacks in the kingdom's continuing power vacuum, an official said Tuesday.... 9/2/2014 1:04 PM

3 Chinese inmates kill guard, break out of jail
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese authorities set up checkpoints and offered a reward of $48,000 for three inmates who killed a guard, donned police uniforms and escaped Tuesday in a rare jailbreak.... 9/2/2014 12:39 PM

Instead of mushrooms, Austrian finds grenade
VIENNA (AP) -- An Austrian on a woodland search for mushrooms came home with a more dangerous find - a grenade that police say could have been set off by the slightest movement.... 9/2/2014 12:29 PM

Tropical Storm Dolly forms off Mexico's coast
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Tropical Storm Dolly headed Tuesday for a soggy collision with Mexico's Gulf coast.... 9/2/2014 12:25 PM