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Egypt says boosting security at tourist locations
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's tourism minister says the country is boosting security procedures at tourist destinations in an attempt to buoy the flagging tourism sector following three years of political turmoil.... 9/15/2014 9:31 AM

Israeli court postpones imprisonment of Olmert
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's Supreme Court has postponed the start of former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's prison sentence pending appeal on his conviction on corruption charges.... 9/15/2014 9:30 AM

Man accused of IS membership on trial in Germany
BERLIN (AP) -- A 20-year-old German man went on trial in Frankfurt on Monday on charges he was a member of the extremist Islamic State group, the first such case to come to court in Germany.... 9/15/2014 9:27 AM

Locals, tourists ride out Hurricane Odile in Baja
CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) -- Residents and tourists hunkered down in shelters and hotel conference rooms overnight as a powerful and sprawling Hurricane Odile made landfall on the southern Baja California peninsula.... 9/15/2014 9:25 AM

Global stocks down after weak China data
BEIJING (AP) -- World stock markets sank Monday on weak Chinese economic data as investors looked ahead to a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting and Scotland's independence referendum.... 9/15/2014 9:13 AM

'No time to lose' in global push against militants
PARIS (AP) -- With reconnaissance planes already in action, France's president said there was "no time to lose" in the global push to combat extremists from the Islamic State group as he opened an international conference to attack the problem - minus the two countries who share most of Iraq's borders.... 9/15/2014 9:04 AM

Dozens of migrants drown off coast of Libya
CAIRO (AP) -- The spokesman of Libya's coast guard says that a boat carrying at least 250 African migrants to Europe capsized before leaving the coast near the capital, Tripoli, drowning dozens.... 9/15/2014 9:03 AM

Egypt's most prominent activist released on bail
CAIRO (AP) -- Relatives say that Egypt's most prominent activist who is standing retrial after being sentenced to 15 years in prison for violating to the country's draconian protest law, has been released on bail.... 9/15/2014 9:00 AM

Public praise, private Belfast funeral for Paisley
BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) -- Northern Ireland politicians are publicly honoring their former leader, Ian Paisley, as his family holds his funeral in conditions of exceptional privacy.... 9/15/2014 8:51 AM

Iran's top leader discharged from hospital
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has been discharged from hospital, a week after he underwent prostate surgery.... 9/15/2014 8:40 AM

Wife says police detain 81-year-old Chinese writer
BEIJING (AP) -- A well-known 81-year-old Chinese writer was taken from his Beijing home and detained by police after he wrote several articles critical of a senior politician, his wife said Monday.... 9/15/2014 8:38 AM

OSCE team in east Ukraine comes near shelling
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Observers from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe say they were just 200 meters (650 feet) away from four shell-bursts in eastern Ukraine, where fighting has continued despite a cease-fire agreement.... 9/15/2014 8:35 AM

British boy gets 1st proton treatment in Prague
PRAGUE (AP) -- A British boy at the center of an uproar after his parents took him from a U.K. hospital without doctors' consent is receiving the first treatment for his brain tumor in the Czech capital.... 9/15/2014 7:52 AM

Greek island missing out on tourism boom
IOANNINA, Greece (AP) -- What's not to like about this island, with its cobbled streets, traditional stone-built houses, affordable fresh fish, and a quiet 15-minute boat ride from the mainland?... 9/15/2014 7:45 AM

Air France pilot strike amid low-cost tensions
PARIS (AP) -- At least half of Air France flights around the world were canceled Monday as pilots kicked off a weeklong strike, angry that the airline is shifting jobs and operations to a low-cost carrier to better keep up with competition.... 9/15/2014 7:31 AM

Sweden's vote leaders seek to form government
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Sweden's Social Democrat-led bloc officially begins the struggle to form a government on Monday, a day after it ousted the center-right ruling coalition in parliamentary elections but fell short of a majority.... 9/15/2014 7:27 AM

Typhoon Kalmaegi blows out of Philippines
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A fast-moving typhoon blew out of the northern Philippines Monday after causing flash floods and landslides. Three people died when big waves and strong winds sank a stalled ferry over the weekend.... 9/15/2014 7:22 AM

Pilots at Germany's Lufthansa to strike on Tuesday
BERLIN (AP) -- A union representing Lufthansa's pilots says they will walk off the job at Frankfurt airport for eight hours on Tuesday, preventing departures by Germany's biggest airline from its busiest airport.... 9/15/2014 7:08 AM

Kim Dotcom's party poised to win New Zealand seats
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- At a recent political rally in Wellington, indicted Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom jokingly asked members of New Zealand's spy agency to raise their hands.... 9/15/2014 6:54 AM

A Scottish 'Yes' also means exit from EU, NATO
BRUSSELS (AP) -- If Scottish voters this week say Yes to independence, not only will they tear up the map of Great Britain, they'll shake the twin pillars of Western Europe's postwar prosperity and security - the European Union and the U.S.-led NATO defense alliance.... 9/15/2014 6:38 AM