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US treasury secretary blames Congress for debt limit delays
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew admonished Congress on Thursday for not moving fast enough to raise the government borrowing limit at a time of heightened fragility in the global economy.... 10/9/2015 12:16 AM

Blatter suspended as FIFA president; Platini also banned
ZURICH (AP) -- Sepp Blatter is out of a job at FIFA. Michel Platini might never even get there.... 10/8/2015 11:57 PM

Monarch butterflies begin entering Mexico on migration
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Monarch butterflies have begun entering Mexico on their annual migration from the United States and Canada.... 10/8/2015 11:56 PM

With Platini suspended, FIFA election field more uncertain
LONDON (AP) -- From sure bet to suspended, Michel Platini's career in soccer politics could be over.... 10/8/2015 11:43 PM

UN announces government of national unity for divided Libya
SKHIRAT, Morocco (AP) -- The U.N. envoy for Libya has announced a national unity government for Libya after months of difficult talks between the north African country's two rival governments.... 10/8/2015 11:36 PM

EU agrees to speed migrant deportation, buttress borders
LUXEMBOURG (AP) -- The European Union on Thursday took measures to buttress its porous external borders and toughen up its migrant return program in an attempt to build a credible refugee policy that would continue to embrace those fleeing for their lives yet punish those seeking economic gain.... 10/8/2015 10:56 PM

Merkel, Zerai, Pope Francis all in Nobel Peace Prize buzz
OSLO, Norway (AP) -- Europe's record-breaking refugee crisis was a hot topic ahead of the Nobel Peace Prize announcement on Friday, but a Saudi blogger, a pope who reveres the Earth and its poorest people and the key players in the Iranian nuclear deal were also generating buzz.... 10/8/2015 10:49 PM

Serbia snatches 2-0 win in Albania in tense Euro qualifier
ELBASAN, Albania (AP) -- Serbia snatched a late 2-0 over Albania with injury-time goals from Aleksandar Kolarov and Adem Ljajic, stunning the hosts in a tense European qualifier.... 10/8/2015 10:48 PM

United Nations envoy announces national unity government for Libya, after months of talks
SKHIRAT, Morocco (AP) -- United Nations envoy announces national unity government for Libya, after months of talks.... 10/8/2015 10:36 PM

New tally in Saudi hajj disaster shows at least 1,399 killed
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The crush and stampede last month outside of Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca killed at least 1,399 people during the hajj pilgrimage, a new tally Thursday showed, 630 more than the kingdom's official toll.... 10/8/2015 10:32 PM

Mexico names international experts to probe missing students
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican prosecutors say they have picked seven experts from five countries to carry out a new review of the area where drug gang members allegedly killed and incinerated 43 missing college students.... 10/8/2015 9:49 PM

North Korea gears up for lavish anniversary celebration
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- With the international media, foreign guests and ethnic Koreans from around the region descending on their capital, North Koreans are being mobilized en masse to put the finishing touches on one of the few things their country wants the whole world to see - a lavish celebration and military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the nation's ruling party.... 10/8/2015 9:46 PM

Analysts: Court ruling fuels bid to impeach Brazil president
SAO PAULO (AP) -- President Dilma Rousseff's ability to govern Brazil has been dealt a serious blow by a federal audit court ruling that her government violated accounting practices and financial laws last year, a decision that could fuel efforts to impeach her, analysts said Thursday.... 10/8/2015 9:39 PM

Political clashes in Guinea's capital kill 1, injure 12
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- Clashes in Guinea's capital between opposition supporters and those of the ruling party have left at least a dozen people injured. A hospital worker says one person has been killed.... 10/8/2015 9:21 PM

Declassified US docs reveal Pinochet ordered killing in US
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Newly declassified U.S. intelligence documents that came to light Thursday reveal that Gen. Augusto Pinochet directly ordered the 1976 assassination of a Chilean diplomat in Washington.... 10/8/2015 9:19 PM

Latin America rolls out red carpet for once-scorned IMF
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- The last time the IMF held its annual meetings in Latin America, Ernesto "Che" Guevara was trying to spread Cuba's revolution throughout the hemisphere and much of the region was under the thumb of repressive dictatorships.... 10/8/2015 9:18 PM

Report: More than 58,000 violent deaths last year in Brazil
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazil reached a new peak of violence last year with more than 58,000 violent deaths, a watchdog group said Thursday.... 10/8/2015 8:57 PM

The Latest: Palestinians meet UN official to protest attacks
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The latest developments in ongoing tensions between Palestinians and Israelis following days of violence in Jerusalem and the West Bank (all times local).... 10/8/2015 8:56 PM

Iran to boycott Frankfurt Book Fair over Rushdie appearance
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran is boycotting this year's Frankfurt Book Fair in protest over a planned opening speech at the venue by India-born British novelist Salman Rushdie.... 10/8/2015 8:37 PM

Honduras prosecutor unaware of US money laundering case
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) -- Honduras' top prosecutor said Thursday he had no information about allegations of money laundering laid out in a U.S. indictment against three members of one of the country's most powerful business families.... 10/8/2015 8:30 PM

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