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Greek lawmaker gets jail leave for city seat
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The jailed spokesman of Greece's extreme right Golden Party was been granted a brief leave from prison on Friday to take up his seat on Athens' new city council, after the party won 16 percent of the capital's vote capital in May municipal elections.... 8/29/2014 1:19 PM

EU ministers call for new sanctions against Russia
MILAN (AP) -- Several European Union foreign ministers on Friday accused Russia of invading eastern Ukraine and said Moscow should be punished with additional biting economic sanctions.... 8/29/2014 1:05 PM

Palestinian leader says Hamas caused prolonged war
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas blamed Hamas on Friday for needlessly extending fighting with Israel in the Gaza Strip, casting doubt on the future of the Palestinian unity government that the Islamic militant group backs.... 8/29/2014 1:05 PM

Dutch prosecutor in Ukraine for crash inquiry
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- The Netherlands has assigned a prosecutor to work in Kiev on the criminal investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.... 8/29/2014 1:02 PM

At least 24 trapped in mine landslide in Nicaragua
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) -- Rescuers worked Friday to reach at least 24 miners trapped in a gold mine landslide in northern Nicaragua.... 8/29/2014 1:02 PM

Zimbabwe 1st lady roils political scene with entry
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- She has expensive tastes, owns a lot of land in Zimbabwe and is now entering politics, a move that is roiling this southern African nation that has known only one leader since independence: President Robert Mugabe, who is 90 years old.... 8/29/2014 12:48 PM

Mexico operations thwart child, family migrants
CHAHUITES, Mexico (AP) -- Mexico's largest crackdown in decades on illegal migration has decreased the flow of Central Americans trying to reach the United States, and has dramatically cut the number of child migrants and families, according to officials and eyewitness accounts along the perilous route.... 8/29/2014 12:47 PM

Cameron promises tough action to fight militants
LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister David Cameron pledged Friday to plug gaps in Britain's armory to combat terror, describing the extremist threat posed by the Islamic State group as being more dangerous than even that of al-Qaida.... 8/29/2014 12:41 PM

Iraqi town holds out against militant juggernaut
BAGHDAD (AP) -- As Islamic militants rampaged across northern Iraq in June, seizing vast swaths of territory and driving hundreds of thousands of people from their homes, the Shiite Turkmens living in the hardscrabble town of Amirli decided to stay and fight.... 8/29/2014 12:26 PM

US delivers military aid to Lebanese army
BEIRUT (AP) -- The United States has delivered an emergency shipment of weapons to Lebanon's military, officials said Friday, part of a broader regional effort to combat the growing threat posed by Islamic extremists.... 8/29/2014 12:25 PM

Ebola arrives in Senegal as outbreak accelerates
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- A man infected with Ebola traveled to Senegal, bringing to the country the first confirmed case of the dreaded disease that has hit four other West African nations and killed more than 1,500 people, the Ministry of Health said Friday.... 8/29/2014 12:22 PM

BRIC wall: Brazil's economy slips into a recession
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Brazil has slipped into recession, with government figures released Friday showing gross domestic product contracting for a second consecutive quarter.... 8/29/2014 12:12 PM

Boat flips near Dominican coast; at least 1 death
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- Authorities in the Dominican Republic searched Friday for survivors after a small boat carrying about 20 migrants capsized off the eastern tip of the country as they apparently tried to reach Puerto Rico.... 8/29/2014 12:04 PM

UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark
GENEVA (AP) -- The civil war in Syria has forced 3 million people out of the country, including more than a million people who fled in the past year, creating a crisis that the U.N. refugee agency said requires the biggest operation in its 64-year history.... 8/29/2014 11:56 AM

Mass demonstrations in Yemen against Shiite rebels
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis rallied on Friday in the capital and across the country against an armed Shiite rebel group which has been holding its own sit-in demanding a new government and the reinstatement of fuel subsidies.... 8/29/2014 11:54 AM

Pro-Russia separatists in control of coastal town
NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Pro-Russia separatists, relaxed and well-equipped, held firm control on Friday of the strategic coastal town of Novoazovsk, a day after Ukraine claimed tanks and armored vehicles had invaded from Russia.... 8/29/2014 11:42 AM

Owen Wilson in Venice with 'She's Funny That Way'
VENICE, Italy (AP) -- Movies - they don't make `em like they used to. Well, Peter Bogdanovich does.... 8/29/2014 11:34 AM

'99 Homes' brings US subprime crisis to Venice
VENICE, Italy (AP) -- Florida's realtors and tourism authorities will probably not be using "99 Homes" in their promotional material.... 8/29/2014 11:31 AM

Pakistani premier denies asking army to mediate
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan's prime minister on Friday denied asking the country's military chief to mediate with opposition leaders and protesters who have camped for two weeks outside parliament in the capital, Islamabad, demanding his resignation over alleged voting fraud.... 8/29/2014 11:30 AM

SAfrica: 4 guilty in murder try on Rwandan general
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A South African court found four men guilty Friday of an attempt to murder an exiled former Rwandan general in front of his home in Johannesburg, an attack that the general said was ordered by Rwandan President Paul Kagame.... 8/29/2014 11:17 AM