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Germany, France to provide airlifts in Ebola fight
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany says it plans to work with France to establish airlifts to Ebola-affected countries.... 9/19/2014 7:39 PM

UN urges global support for Iraq to fight terror
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council urged the international community Friday to expand support for the Iraqi government as it fights the Islamic State group and its supporters.... 9/19/2014 7:33 PM

France: Sarkozy announces political comeback
PARIS (AP) -- Nicolas Sarkozy may want his old job back.... 9/19/2014 7:32 PM

After vote to stay in UK, Scots must heal divide
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) -- Following a long night that brought floods of relief for some and bitter disappointment for others, Scotland awoke with a hangover Friday after voting to reject independence.... 9/19/2014 7:11 PM

Air France pilots extend strike to Sept. 26
PARIS (AP) -- Air France pilots are prolonging a walkout that has grounded more than half the airline's flights all week.... 9/19/2014 7:08 PM

Syrian Kurds fleeing IS group cross into Turkey
BEIRUT (AP) -- Several thousand Syrians, most of them Kurds, crossed into Turkey on Friday to find refuge from Islamic State militants who have barreled through dozens of Kurdish villages in northern Syria in the past 48 hours.... 9/19/2014 7:02 PM

UN reaffirms support for force in Golan Heights
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council is reaffirming its "unconditional support" for maintaining the U.N. peacekeeping force in the Golan Heights that has been caught up in Syria's civil war.... 9/19/2014 6:57 PM

Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Sierra Leone confined its 6 million people to their homes Friday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged West African country began what was believed to be the most sweeping lockdown against disease since the Middle Ages.... 9/19/2014 6:27 PM

Scotland 'No' fails to stop Catalan secession push
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Despite Scotland's decision to reject independence, lawmakers in Spain's Catalonia region voted overwhelmingly Friday to give their leader the power to call a secession referendum that the central government in Madrid has denounced as illegal.... 9/19/2014 6:23 PM

France joins US against Islamic State over Iraq
PARIS (AP) -- France is back at America's side in conducting military strikes in Iraq.... 9/19/2014 6:21 PM

Bahrain: Protesters dismiss government plans
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) -- Thousands of opposition supporters rallied in the tiny island nation of Bahrain on Friday to protest a proposal by the country's leadership for legislative, security and judicial reforms.... 9/19/2014 6:14 PM

Sweden: Russian military jets violate air space
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Sweden says it has summoned the Russian ambassador over an air space violation by two Russian military aircraft.... 9/19/2014 5:46 PM

Iran, 6 powers seek to unblock nuclear talks
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- With little more than two months to deadline, Iran and six world powers on Friday launched a fresh effort at narrowing stubborn differences on what nuclear concessions Tehran must agree to in exchange for full sanctions relief.... 9/19/2014 5:31 PM

Bomb attacks kill at least 31 people in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A series of vehicle bombings in Iraq killed at least 31 people Friday, officials said, in the second straight day of attacks in Baghdad blamed on Islamic militants who have seized large parts of the country.... 9/19/2014 5:07 PM

New round of Iran nuclear talks faces old hurdles
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Seven months and more than a half dozen rounds into talks on a substantive nuclear deal, Iran and six world powers gathering for another session appear no closer to an agreement.... 9/19/2014 5:03 PM

6 dead in cartel-style killings in western Mexico
MORELIA, Mexico (AP) -- The bound bodies of six men were found dumped on a street Friday in the western Mexico state of Michoacan, where authorities have claimed to be making headway against drug gang violence.... 9/19/2014 4:51 PM

Donetsk cleans up from shelling in eastern Ukraine
MINSK, Belarus (AP) -- Peace talks to regulate the ongoing crisis in east Ukraine, where pro-Russian separatists have battled Ukrainian troops since April, started late Friday in the capital of Belarus.... 9/19/2014 4:38 PM

Fierce fighting in Yemeni capital kills 120
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Shiite rebels and Sunni militiamen battled in Sanaa for a second day Friday in battles that have killed at least 120 people and have shaken the Yemeni capital with thousands fleeing their homes. The violence raises fears that this chronically unstable country could be dragged into the sort of sectarian conflicts that have plagued other nations in the region.... 9/19/2014 4:37 PM

Kenya: 1 year after attack, guards still unarmed
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- David Odhiambo was one of the blue-uniformed security guards tasked with protecting Nairobi's Westgate Mall one year ago when four heavily armed terrorists attacked. The work David was paid to do - search purses and bags, mostly - earned him two bullets in the head, injuries that cost him his job.... 9/19/2014 4:33 PM

Quebec separatists look for positives in Scot vote
MONTREAL (AP) -- Quebec separatists tried Friday to find the silver lining in Scotland's decision to stay within the United Kingdom.... 9/19/2014 4:22 PM