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IMF says Iceland has repaid its remaining debt
LONDON (AP) -- The International Monetary Fund says Iceland has repaid all of its remaining obligations - ahead of schedule - as the island nation presses on with its recovery following its economic collapse seven years ago.... 10/9/2015 2:41 PM

UN Security Council OKs migrants resolution for 1 year
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council on Friday adopted a resolution to authorize the European Union and individual countries to seize migrant-smuggling vessels on the high seas off Libya.... 10/9/2015 2:40 PM

The Latest: Footage shows Arab woman shot after "threat"
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The latest developments in ongoing violence between Palestinians and Israelis. (all times local)... 10/9/2015 2:36 PM

Pentagon giving up on building new Syrian rebel force
LONDON (AP) -- The U.S. is abandoning its goal of training a new force of moderate Syrian rebels and will focus on equipping and supporting established rebels groups already fighting against the Islamic State group inside Syria, officials said Friday.... 10/9/2015 2:33 PM

Portuguese leaders make no progress on government talks
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Portugal's post-election political horse-trading has got off to a false start, with leaders of the main parties stuck waiting for each other to come up with proposals for a stable government.... 10/9/2015 2:24 PM

British nurse who contracted Ebola hospitalized again
LONDON (AP) -- A British nurse who recovered from Ebola last year has been hospitalized again for treatment of an unusual late complication, London's Royal Free Hospital said Friday.... 10/9/2015 2:22 PM

The Latest: UN chief: Peace Prize choice an example for all
OSLO, Norway (AP) -- The latest developments in the awarding of the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. All times local.... 10/9/2015 2:11 PM

Defense secretary confirms Russian missiles crashed in Iran
LONDON (AP) -- The U.S. has indications that four Russian cruise missiles crashed in Iran rather than Syria, suggesting there were malfunctions, Defense Secretary Ash Carter confirmed Friday.... 10/9/2015 2:03 PM

Afghan official: Taliban attack troops, 3 civilians killed
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says three civilians were killed and four wounded after they were caught in the crossfire of a Taliban attack on troops south of the capital.... 10/9/2015 2:00 PM

Tunisian democracy group wins Nobel Peace Prize
OSLO, Norway (AP) -- A coalition of Tunisian workers, business owners, rights activists and lawyers won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for intervening at a crucial time to push the North African country that sparked the Arab Spring revolutions toward democracy and away from civil war.... 10/9/2015 1:57 PM

Mexican site yields new details of sacrifice of Spaniards
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- It was one of the worst defeats in one of history's most dramatic conquests: Only a year after Hernan Cortes landed in Mexico, hundreds of people in a Spanish-led convey were captured, sacrificed and apparently eaten.... 10/9/2015 1:56 PM

Ex-CIA agent convicted in Italy fights to stay in Portugal
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- A former CIA operative convicted of kidnapping an Egyptian cleric in Milan as part of the U.S. extraordinary renditions program is fighting against being sent to Italy to serve the six-year sentence she received in absentia there, a Portuguese court official said Friday.... 10/9/2015 1:18 PM

The Latest: Slain Iran general was key figure in Syria war
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- The latest developments as Syrian troops and other nations battle militants in Syria. (All times local in Syria).... 10/9/2015 1:17 PM

IS group seizes villages north of Syria's Aleppo
BEIRUT (AP) -- Islamic State militants seized a string of villages from rival insurgents north of the Syrian city of Aleppo on Friday in a surprise attack that came despite intensive Russian airstrikes that Moscow insists are targeting the extremist group, activists said.... 10/9/2015 1:04 PM

Hungarian president warns about migration's security aspect
BALATONFURED, Hungary (AP) -- Solidarity with refugees escaping war must not overshadow concerns about human trafficking and the threat from extremists, Hungary's president said Friday.... 10/9/2015 12:59 PM

Israel on high alert as violence spreads to Gaza border
JERUSALEM (AP) -- At least four attacks - three by Palestinians and one by an Israeli - as well as deadly clashes along the Gaza border threatened to escalate tensions throughout the country on Friday as Israel struggled to control spiraling violence.... 10/9/2015 12:58 PM

Egypt to restore King Tut mask after botched epoxy job
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's state-run news agency says 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.... 10/9/2015 12:44 PM

SABMiller meets with investors amid takeover bid
LONDON (AP) -- SABMiller met with investors Friday 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 12:37 PM

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 12:36 PM

French labor tensions ease as garbage collector strike ends
PARIS (AP) -- Air France is resuming negotiations with pilots' unions over hotly contested job cuts, and Paris garbage collectors have ended a smelly strike, in promising developments after a week of high labor tensions.... 10/9/2015 12:33 PM

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