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Filipino force defied UN commander in Golan crisis
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippine military chief says a U.N. peacekeeping commander in the Golan Heights should be investigated for allegedly asking Filipino troops to surrender to Syrian rebels who attacked their camp.... 9/1/2014 8:21 AM

Greece rules out new cuts ahead of bailout talks
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's government says it won't enact further austerity measures ahead of talks later this week with bailout creditors.... 9/1/2014 8:20 AM

Libya parliament asks ex-premier to form Cabinet
CAIRO (AP) -- Libya's official news agency says the country's elected parliament has tasked the recently resigned prime minister with forming a new government.... 9/1/2014 8:16 AM

NATO plans high-readiness force to counter Russia
BRUSSELS (AP) -- NATO's chief says the alliance's leaders will be asked this week to approve the creation of a high-readiness force and the stockpiling of military equipment in Eastern Europe to help protect member nations against potential Russian aggression.... 9/1/2014 8:14 AM

Report: Former Iran vice president convicted
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- A judiciary spokesman in Iran says a former vice president has been convicted of a charge that includes a prison term and a cash fine, without elaborating.... 9/1/2014 8:11 AM

Turkey summons US diplomat over spying report
ISTANBUL (AP) -- The Turkish foreign ministry has summoned the most senior U.S. diplomat in the country for clarification of a report about American and British spying in Turkey.... 9/1/2014 8:10 AM

Syrian rebels, government clash in Golan Heights
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian rebels clashed with government troops on Monday in the Golan Heights, where al-Qaida-linked insurgents abducted U.N. peacekeepers last week, activist said.... 9/1/2014 8:04 AM

Poland's PM: Ukraine's war must be stopped now
GDANSK, Poland (AP) -- The outbreak of World War II 75 years ago shows why Europe must put an end to the war in Ukraine now, Poland's prime minister said Monday.... 9/1/2014 8:04 AM

Israeli children return to school after Gaza war
KIBBUTZ SAAD, Israel (AP) -- Thousands of Israeli children in areas near the Gaza Strip went back to school Monday after spending the summer in bomb shelters as rockets and mortars rained on their communities during the 50-day Israel-Hamas war, while schools in Gaza remained shuttered as the territory recovered from the fighting.... 9/1/2014 8:01 AM

Americans detained in North Korea call for US help
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and - watched by officials as they spoke - called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.... 9/1/2014 7:53 AM

Family of ill UK boy accuses officials of cruelty
LONDON (AP) -- The grandmother of a British boy with a severe brain tumor has accused UK authorities of cruelty for seeking an arrest warrant and pursuing the family abroad after his parents removed him from a British hospital against medical advice.... 9/1/2014 7:46 AM

Aid flows into Iraq Shiite town after siege broken
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Aid began to flow to a small northern Shiite town on Monday, a day after Iraqi security forces and Shiite militias broke a two-month siege by Sunni militants there.... 9/1/2014 7:44 AM

Military action leaves Lesotho in power vacuum
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The king of Lesotho is taking action to fill a power vacuum after the military's actions over the weekend caused the prime minister to flee the mountainous African country.... 9/1/2014 7:27 AM

Anti-euro party's success poses dilemma for Merkel
BERLIN (AP) -- The success of a new anti-euro party in a German state election intensifies a dilemma for Chancellor Angela Merkel: how to handle a rival whose rise could make it more difficult for her party to form coalition governments around the country.... 9/1/2014 7:24 AM

Modi visit draws pledges of support from Japan
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan and India agreed Monday to step up their economic and security cooperation as visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi won pledges of support for his effort to revitalize the lagging Indian economy.... 9/1/2014 7:12 AM

Moscow: Ukraine talks must back cease-fire now
MOSCOW (AP) -- Diplomats at a new round of talks on easing the crisis in Ukraine must push for an immediate, unconditional cease-fire between Ukrainian government troops and pro-Russian separatists, Russia's foreign minister said Monday.... 9/1/2014 7:07 AM

China anti-dissent playbook may fail in Hong Kong
HONG KONG (AP) -- China's Communist leaders have pulled out their usual playbook to suppress resistance to their plans to tightly limit the first direct election of Hong Kong's leader, but are likely to find that the results are quite different.... 9/1/2014 7:02 AM

19 new dengue cases in Japan, linked to Tokyo park
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan is urging local authorities to be on the lookout for further outbreaks of dengue fever, after confirming another 19 cases that were contracted at a popular local park in downtown Tokyo.... 9/1/2014 6:52 AM

UN diplomats examine Islamic State alleged crimes
GENEVA (AP) -- Iraq's government asked the U.N.'s top human rights body Monday to investigate alleged crimes against civilians committed by the Islamic State group in its rampage across northeastern Syria and northern and western Iraq.... 9/1/2014 6:35 AM

Liberia extends stay-home order amid Ebola crisis
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Liberia's president ordered most civil servants to stay home another month in an effort to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, according to a statement released Monday.... 9/1/2014 6:16 AM