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Platini retains UEFA title, with no interim leader in place
LONDON (AP) -- Still defiant, UEFA is standing by its man.... 10/9/2015 6:54 PM

The Latest: Palestinian envoy to UN wants emergency meeting
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The latest developments in ongoing violence between Palestinians and Israelis. (all times local)... 10/9/2015 6:49 PM

UN high post, ensnared in alleged bribe case, ripe for risk
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- This is how a former president of the U.N. General Assembly, arrested this week in an alleged bribery scheme, paid himself, the criminal complaint says: John Ashe accepted more than $3 million from foreign governments and individuals, signed checks to himself and wrote on them "Salary."... 10/9/2015 6:31 PM

Kremlin: Military strikes in Syria not big financial burden
MOSCOW (AP) -- President Vladimir Putin's spokesman says Russian air strikes in Syria haven't put any strain on the government's budget.... 10/9/2015 6:24 PM

Correction: Nobel-Literature story
MINSK, Belarus (AP) -- In an Oct. 8 story about the Nobel Prize for literature, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the prize had been awarded only twice for non-fiction prior to 2015, to Winston Churchill and Bertrand Russell. The prize also was awarded in 1902 to Christian Mommsen, most noted for his historical writing on Rome.... 10/9/2015 6:14 PM

With a history of ethnic tension, Guinea holds election
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Guinea's president faces an electoral rematch Sunday as ethnic clashes that marked the last presidential election threaten to resurface.... 10/9/2015 6:07 PM

Embattled former oil minister asks Nigerians for prayers
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- The family of the former oil minister is asking Nigerians to pray for her as she fights cancer and British allegations of corruption.... 10/9/2015 5:56 PM

UNESCO: Most nations fail gender parity goal for education
PARIS (AP) -- More than half of the world's countries have failed to achieve gender parity in education for girls in primary and secondary schools, according to a new U.N. report.... 10/9/2015 5:47 PM

AP Exclusive: Saudi hajj crush was deadliest tragedy ever
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- One survivor of last month's crush and stampede at the hajj in Saudi Arabia recalled seeing so many bodies that he couldn't tell how many there were.... 10/9/2015 5:38 PM

Pope turns bishops' attention to family crises in Mideast
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis directed the attention of the world's bishops to real-world crises Friday by denouncing the escalation of conflicts in Syria and Iraq and urging greater diplomacy to end the "humanitarian crisis of enormous proportions."... 10/9/2015 5:32 PM

Germany hopes to exhibit some works from Gurlitt collection
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's culture minister hopes to put some works from the trove of priceless art accumulated by the late collector Cornelius Gurlitt on exhibition next year.... 10/9/2015 5:25 PM

Pentagon giving up on building new Syrian rebel force
LONDON (AP) -- The U.S. is abandoning its goal of having America's military train a new force of moderate Syrian rebels, turning its focus to equipping, arming and supporting established groups already fighting against the Islamic State group inside Syria, officials said Friday.... 10/9/2015 5:22 PM

Nobel Peace Prize boosts struggling Tunisian democracy
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- It was the fall of 2013 and Tunisia's newfound democracy was in grave danger. The assassination of a left-wing politician had prompted the opposition to walk out of the constitutional assembly. The government was paralyzed, the constitution unfinished and the country on the brink of war.... 10/9/2015 5:21 PM

Associate says Blatter hopes to be back within 10 days
LONDON (AP) -- Suspended and shamed, Sepp Blatter is still hoping to return to power as FIFA president within the next 10 days.... 10/9/2015 5:11 PM

IS advances near Syria's Aleppo despite Russian strikes
BEIRUT (AP) -- Islamic State militants captured a string of villages near Aleppo on Friday in a lightning attack that brought them closer to the prized city in northern Syria, despite a major increase in Russian airstrikes that Moscow insists are targeting the extremists.... 10/9/2015 5:04 PM

Yemeni pro-government forces retake key seaside town
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Pro-government forces drove Shiite rebels from a strategic seaside town on Friday after three days of heavy clashes that killed nearly 100 fighters, Yemeni security officials said.... 10/9/2015 4:56 PM

North Korea readies massive anniversary celebration
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea is holding what is expected to be one of its biggest celebrations ever Saturday for the 70th anniversary of its ruling party's creation, an attention-getting event that is the government's way of showing the world and its own people the Kim dynasty - now in its third generation - is firmly in control and its military a power to be reckoned with.... 10/9/2015 4:37 PM

Sweden thrown into political uncertainty
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Sweden faces political uncertainty after the small Christian Democratic Party dropped out of a deal that has kept the minority left-wing government in power.... 10/9/2015 4:35 PM

Egypt to restore King Tut mask after botched epoxy job
CAIRO (AP) -- The restoration of King Tutankhamun's world-famous golden mask will begin Saturday, over a year after the beard was accidentally broken off and hastily glued back with epoxy, Egypt's state-run news agency said Friday.... 10/9/2015 4:21 PM

Finance officials to clamp down on multinational tax evasion
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- Finance officials from the world's 20 biggest economies have committed to toughening laws and boosting cross-border cooperation to prevent multinational companies from avoiding as much as $250 billion a year in taxes.... 10/9/2015 4:12 PM

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