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Merkel makes vague warning on Catalan independence plan
BERLIN (AP) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel says European Union treaties guarantee the integrity and sovereignty of member nations, a diplomatic warning to separatist politicians in the Spanish region of Catalonia who plan to declare independence if they win a majority in upcoming local elections.... 9/1/2015 10:55 AM

Iranian Guard chief says US 'still the Great Satan'
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- The head of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard is saying the U.S. is still the "Great Satan" as local media is reporting police have raided shops distributing American, Israeli and British apparel.... 9/1/2015 10:54 AM

UK agency against cybercrime targeted in online attack
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's National Crime Agency says its website has been targeted in an apparent cyberattack.... 9/1/2015 10:52 AM

Ukrainian govt, rebels: much-anticipated cease-fire holds
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- The Ukrainian government and Russia-backed rebels say a much-anticipated cease-fire is holding.... 9/1/2015 10:51 AM

Exiled Tibetan gov't warns China not to meddle in tradition
DHARMSALA, India (AP) -- The exiled Tibetan government says there is no cause for celebrating 50 years since China formed the Tibetan Autonomous Region, and insists Tuesday instead marks a half-century of occupation and control over the once-independent Himalayan nation.... 9/1/2015 10:44 AM

Africa's Cape Verde islands escape major hurricane damage
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Authorities in Cape Verde say the first hurricane to pass over the West African islands caused flooding, uprooted trees and tore off some roofs but caused no major damage or injuries.... 9/1/2015 10:36 AM

Press group urges Philippines to protect journalists
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Committee to Protect Journalists urged Philippine President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday to act to stop attacks against the press in the country after three journalists were killed recently.... 9/1/2015 10:35 AM

The Latest: Spain won't commit to taking in more migrants
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- The latest developments as tens of thousands of migrants flood into countries across Europe. All times local (CET):... 9/1/2015 10:31 AM

Lebanese protesters storm ministry over garbage crisis
BEIRUT (AP) -- Around 30 Lebanese protesters have broken into the Environment Ministry in downtown Beirut and demanded the resignation of the minister over the country's trash crisis.... 9/1/2015 10:28 AM

Japan scraps Olympic logo over plagiarism allegation
TOKYO (AP) -- Tokyo Olympic organizers on Tuesday decided to scrap the logo for the 2020 Games following another allegation its Japanese designer might have used copied materials.... 9/1/2015 10:27 AM

European court: Italy failed 3 Tunisian Arab Spring migrants
PARIS (AP) -- The European Court of Human Rights has upheld the case of three Tunisians expelled from Italy in 2011 in the wake of the Arab Spring uprising, ruling that the migrants had been subjected to degrading and inhuman treatment during four days in a detention center, suffered a collective expulsion and could not challenge their forced return home.... 9/1/2015 10:27 AM

Somali militants overrun base for African Union forces
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Al-Shabab' overran an African Union base in southern Somalia early Tuesday, a Somali military official said, in the latest display of the Islamic extremists' capacity to hit back amid a prolonged offensive against them.... 9/1/2015 9:55 AM

Thai prime minister says main suspect in bombing arrested
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand's prime minister said Tuesday that authorities have arrested a man they believe is the main suspect in a bombing at a shrine in central Bangkok two weeks ago that killed 20 people.... 9/1/2015 9:53 AM

Police search premises of Turkish opposition business group
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Police on Tuesday searched the premises of a business and media group close to a U.S.-based moderate Islamic cleric whom the government accuses of trying to destabilize it. Critics denounced the action as a government crackdown on opposition voices ahead of an election on Nov. 1.... 9/1/2015 9:37 AM

Afghan president calls for 'holy war' against corruption
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's president called for a "holy war" against corruption Tuesday, one of the major problems facing his war-torn country as he tries to improve its economy and create jobs.... 9/1/2015 9:25 AM

Wobbly euro economy may get bigger push from central bank
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- When is a trillion euros not enough? Could be soon, in Europe's shaky economy.... 9/1/2015 9:25 AM

CERN: Test results show more detail about 'God particle'
GENEVA (AP) -- Two years after finding the elusive Higgs boson "God particle," physicists now know a little bit more about how it acts. And it acts just like they thought it would.... 9/1/2015 9:09 AM

World shares drop after bleak China manufacturing
TOKYO (AP) -- Global stock markets sagged Tuesday as gloomy manufacturing data from China and weak investment figures in Japan augured further uncertainty for investors after a brutal August.... 9/1/2015 9:08 AM

Monsoon floods swamp northeast Indian villages, 21 dead
GAUHATI, India (AP) -- Monsoon floods have inundated hundreds of villages across the northeast Indian state of Assam, killing at least 21 people in the last four days and forcing some 800,000 people to leave their homes.... 9/1/2015 9:01 AM

American anti-dolphin-hunt activist arrested in Japan
TOKYO (AP) -- Former "Flipper" trainer Ric O'Barry was arrested for not carrying his passport while in Japan to protest a dolphin hunt due to begin this week.... 9/1/2015 8:43 AM



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