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NATO opens military center in Lithuania amid Ukraine crisis
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) -- Fighter jets roaring overhead, NATO on Thursday inaugurated a military center in the Lithuanian capital amid growing concerns in the Baltic countries over Russia's military presence.... 9/3/2015 1:40 PM

7 suspected in Mali attacks arrested in Ivory Coast
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Authorities say at least seven jihadis accused of attacking the Malian military in the country's south have been arrested in neighboring Ivory Coast.... 9/3/2015 1:41 PM

Mondrian show in Berlin traces artist's evolution of style
BERLIN (AP) -- Abstract compositions of black lines and rectangles filled with red, blue and yellow highlight a new Piet Mondrian exhibition in Berlin.... 9/3/2015 1:39 PM

Head of UN investigative panel on Syria calls IS 'desperate'
GENEVA (AP) -- The Islamic State group appears "desperate" and is losing ground to Kurdish fighters who are battling the radicals "on behalf of humanity," the head of a U.N. panel on Syria said Thursday.... 9/3/2015 1:39 PM

The Latest: Guatemalan president resigns in corruption probe
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- The latest on the resignation of Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina (all times local):... 9/3/2015 1:30 PM

ECB's Draghi hints at further stimulus for eurozone
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- The European Central Bank is ready to give the eurozone economy a bigger dose of stimulus should inflation across the 19-country bloc fail to pick up as planned, President Mario Draghi said Thursday.... 9/3/2015 1:28 PM

Portugal's hot and dry August worsens drought conditions
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Portugal's weather service says the country is enduring its second-worst drought since comprehensive records began 70 years ago.... 9/3/2015 1:22 PM

The Latest: ECB's Draghi says inflation target must stand
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- The latest on the European economy as the European Central Bank meets to discuss its monetary policy (all times local):... 9/3/2015 1:18 PM

Q&A: What to look for with Guatemala's embattled president
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- President Otto Perez Molina has resigned amid a corruption scandal after a judge issued an order to detain him in the case.... 9/3/2015 1:10 PM

Bayern Munich sets up training camp for refugee children
MUNICH (AP) -- Bayern Munich is to create a training camp for refugee children and adolescents while donating a further 1 million euros ($1.1 million) toward refugee projects in response to the European migrant crisis.... 9/3/2015 1:10 PM

Aunt had tried to sponsor family who drowned off Turkey
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- The 3-year-old in blue shorts and a red T-shirt photographed face-down in the surf set out for Europe only after Canada had rejected his family's refugee application, a Canadian lawmaker says.... 9/3/2015 1:09 PM

Turkish official: 2 Vice News journalists freed from jail
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Two Vice News journalists who were arrested in Turkey on terror-related charges have been released from jail, a Turkish government official said Thursday. Their assistant will remain jailed pending the conclusion of an investigation.... 9/3/2015 12:55 PM

Iran says Assad has 'pivotal' role in any Syria solution
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- President Bashar Assad has a "pivotal" role to play in the war on terrorism and in any political settlement to Syria's devastating civil war, a senior Iranian official said Thursday.... 9/3/2015 12:52 PM

Iran's top leader: No nuclear deal unless sanctions lifted
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's supreme leader said Thursday "there will be no deal" if world powers insist on suspending rather than lifting sanctions as part of a landmark nuclear agreement, and said it is up to Iran's parliament, and not him, to approve or reject it.... 9/3/2015 12:45 PM

Gold fever hits Poland with possible discovery of Nazi train
WALBRZYCH, Poland (AP) -- The placid woodlands around this medieval castle town have suddenly become the hottest spot in Poland - as treasure hunters descend on the area in search of a mystery Nazi train said to be laden with gold.... 9/3/2015 12:30 PM

Lost Australian sheep yields 30 sweaters worth of fleece
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- A lost, overgrown sheep found in Australian scrubland was shorn for perhaps the first time on Thursday, yielding 40 kilograms (89 pounds) of wool - the equivalent of 30 sweaters - and shedding almost half his body weight.... 9/3/2015 12:19 PM

Guatemala president resigns amid corruption probe
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina has resigned in the face of a corruption scandal that has brought his government to the brink, a spokesman said early Thursday.... 9/3/2015 12:14 PM

Hungary blasts EU on migration; chaos at Budapest station
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Hungary's leader railed Thursday at Germany and EU leaders for lacking urgency in dealing with Europe's migrant crisis as chaos reigned back home, where migrants by the hundreds dashed into Budapest's main train station after police stopped blocking its entrance.... 9/3/2015 12:03 PM

Germany sends suspected jihadi recruiter back to Spain
MADRID (AP) -- Spanish police say Germany has handed over a suspected recruiter for the Islamic State armed group who recently fled the country.... 9/3/2015 12:02 PM

Member of Dutch air force may have joined Islamic State
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- The Defense Ministry says that a serving member of the Dutch air force may have traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State group.... 9/3/2015 12:00 PM

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