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EU leaders seek more Ebola funding at summit
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union on Thursday came up with another 24.4 million euros ($31 million) to fight Ebola, as the bloc's leaders pressed to create a 1 billion-euro ($1.26 billion) fund to fight the deadly virus.... 10/23/2014 1:53 PM

Lebanon reports first suspected case of Ebola
BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanon's health minister says a Lebanese man who arrived from West Africa is suspected of having Ebola and has been quarantined, the first such case in the country.... 10/23/2014 1:46 PM

Dancing priests become Internet sensation
ROME (AP) -- A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keys-esque voice won her a singing contest and a record contract.... 10/23/2014 1:46 PM

AP Interview: Russia's Navalny vows to fight Putin
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's most prominent opposition leader is in bare feet, dressed in blue jeans and a checkered shirt, as he opens the door to his apartment in a drab Soviet-era block.... 10/23/2014 1:40 PM

Zuckerberg speaks Chinese, Beijing students cheer
BEIJING (AP) -- China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. The young billionaire delighted an audience of students at a prestigious Beijing university this week with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese.... 10/23/2014 1:36 PM

Mom of Canada suspect: I cry for victims, not son
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial then storming Parliament before being shot dead says she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son.... 10/23/2014 1:35 PM

AP NewsAlert
BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanese health minister says man suspected of having Ebola quarantined in Lebanon.... 10/23/2014 1:32 PM

For teen with passport, Syria trip can be seamless
PARIS (AP) -- The teenage sisters told their father they were staying home sick from their suburban Denver school. Instead, they took $2,000 and their passports and headed off for Syria with a 16-year-old friend. They made it as far as Germany before border guards detained them for questioning.... 10/23/2014 1:17 PM

China punishes 17 officials for village clash
BEIJING (AP) -- Seventeen officials have been punished in southwest China after one of the most violent land conflicts in recent years left eight people dead.... 10/23/2014 1:11 PM

Ukraine pins hopes on a new-look parliament
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine's parliament is something halfway between a wrestling pit and a shady backroom for hatching deals. Optimists believe Sunday's elections will change all that.... 10/23/2014 1:11 PM

Woman who beat Ebola mourns for her slain dog
MADRID (AP) -- The husband of the Spanish nursing assistant who beat Ebola says his wife now knows that authorities killed their dog Excalibur while she was in the hospital and is questioning that decision.... 10/23/2014 1:10 PM

Albania, Kosovo officials visit rival Serbia
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- A Kosovo foreign minister traveled to Serbia on Thursday for the first time since Kosovo declared independence in 2008. Enver Hoxhaj described the visit as a historic event and a sign of improving ties.... 10/23/2014 1:08 PM

Heads or tails? Coin toss decides Peru election
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- A coin toss has decided the mayoral race in small town high in the Peruvian Andes after two candidates tied at the ballot box.... 10/23/2014 1:04 PM

Coal-rich Poland ready to block EU climate deal
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- European Union leaders meeting in Brussels to stamp their new, ambitious greenhouse gas emissions plan should prepare for unyielding opposition from coal-reliant Poland and other East European countries who say their developing economies and electricity bills would suffer too much from the new target.... 10/23/2014 12:56 PM

Danes summon Turkish diplomat over freed suspect
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Denmark has summoned Turkey's ambassador over the disappearance of a man suspected of attempted murder who was arrested in Istanbul at Denmark's request.... 10/23/2014 12:56 PM

How a small club like Freiburg makes ends meet
FREIBURG, Germany (AP) -- Financially disadvantaged, Freiburg deploys an array of coping strategies to stay in Germany's top division. Here, at a glance, is how one of the Bundesliga's most modest clubs makes ends meet:... 10/23/2014 12:36 PM

Swiss chain sorry for 'unforgivable' packaging
GENEVA (AP) -- A leading Swiss supermarket chain is apologizing for what it calls an "unforgivable blunder": distributing mini-containers of coffee cream bearing portraits of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini.... 10/23/2014 12:32 PM

Would football be richer without small clubs?
FREIBURG, Germany (AP) -- From a corner office of Freiburg's homely stadium, club chairman Fritz Keller gazes over one of the loveliest views in football. Autumn's reds, browns and golds streak the surrounding Black Forest. Buzzards wheel in the air above.... 10/23/2014 12:30 PM

Botswana's ruling party favored in elections
GABORONE, Botswana (AP) -- The ruling party in Botswana, which has dominated politics since independence in 1966, is again the front-runner ahead of elections Friday in the southern African nation.... 10/23/2014 12:15 PM

North Korea steps up effort to prevent Ebola entry
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea has stepped up measures to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus into the reclusive country, state media reported Thursday, while a travel agent that specializes in North Korean tours said it has been informed that Pyongyang may ban foreign tourists from visiting.... 10/23/2014 12:12 PM