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Guatemala president resigns amid corruption probe
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina resigned in the face of a corruption scandal that has brought his government to the brink, and was in court Thursday hearing charges that he was one of the leaders of a customs fraud ring under investigation.... 9/3/2015 6:14 PM

UN to vote on lifting some secrecy around choosing top job
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The selection of the U.N. secretary-general has been largely secretive for 70 years. A vote in the General Assembly next week could begin to change that.... 9/3/2015 6:09 PM

Pope pops out of Vatican, stop to get new glasses
ROME (AP) -- Pope Francis has slipped out of the Vatican for a personal errand: New lenses for his glasses.... 9/3/2015 5:57 PM

American students attacked with firebomb in West Bank
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli authorities say five American students escaped serious harm after their car was firebombed in the volatile West Bank city of Hebron.... 9/3/2015 5:57 PM

French investigators confirm wing part is from Flight 370
PARIS (AP) -- French investigators have formally identified a washed-up piece of airplane debris found in July on a remote island in the Indian Ocean as part of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777 that disappeared more than a year ago with 239 people aboard.... 9/3/2015 5:45 PM

Father of dead boys: 'All I want is to be with my children'
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- He is one among many, far too many. But the plight of one boy, washed up like a piece of debris on a Turkish beach, has focused the world's attention on a wave of war-and-deprivation-fueled migration unmatched since World War II.... 9/3/2015 5:40 PM

Q&A: Syria's civil war at the root of migrant crisis
BEIRUT (AP) -- A 3-year-old boy washes ashore on a Turkish beach. Seventy-one migrants suffocate in a truck in Austria. Daily scenes of chaos unfolding in European cities as governments try to halt a human tide heading north. There seems to be no letup to the horrors triggered by Syria's civil war.... 9/3/2015 5:31 PM

German soccer clubs, fans rush to support migrants
BERLIN (AP) -- A training camp for migrant children. A $1.1 million donation. German lessons.... 9/3/2015 5:31 PM

Iran Parliament speaker expects heated debate on nuke deal
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Iran's Parliament speaker said Thursday he expects a heated debate among Iranian lawmakers before they vote on the nuclear deal between his country and six world powers in about a month.... 9/3/2015 5:30 PM

Conservative Maldonado in line as Guatemala's interim leader
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Vice President Alejandro Maldonado, a conservative former high court justice, was expected on Thursday to replace President Otto Perez Molina, who resigned a few hours earlier amid a corruption scandal.... 9/3/2015 5:27 PM

Lebanon activists stage hunger strike, want minister to quit
BEIRUT (AP) -- Several Lebanese activists launched an open-ended hunger strike on Thursday, demanding the resignation of the environment minister at the center of the country's trash crisis.... 9/3/2015 5:13 PM

Greeks told euro exit simple as `drinking a glass of water'
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- A left-wing opposition leader is telling voters they won't find a Greek exit from the common European currency hard.... 9/3/2015 5:11 PM

Head of UN investigative panel on Syria calls IS 'desperate'
GENEVA (AP) -- The Islamic State group appears "desperate" and is losing ground to Kurdish fighters who are battling the radicals "on behalf of humanity," the head of a U.N. panel on Syria said Thursday.... 9/3/2015 5:07 PM

Hungary opens door to trains for migrants, but only to camps
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Thousands of migrants surged into a Budapest train station Thursday when police ended their two-day blockade of its entrance, but the surprise move produced only a new swirl of confusion and anger as some migrants found themselves tricked into taking a train to a Hungarian camp for asylum seekers.... 9/3/2015 5:04 PM

European Central Bank ready to give eurozone more stimulus
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- The European Central Bank is ready to give the eurozone economy a bigger dose of stimulus if turmoil in China and weaker global growth hurt its modest recovery, President Mario Draghi said Thursday.... 9/3/2015 4:57 PM

The Latest: Prosecutor to seek jail for Guatemalan president
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- The latest on the resignation of Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina (all times local):... 9/3/2015 4:54 PM

Turkish official: 2 Vice News journalists freed from jail
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Two Vice News journalists who were arrested in Turkey on terror-related charges have been released from jail, a Turkish government official said Thursday. Their assistant will remain jailed pending the conclusion of an investigation.... 9/3/2015 4:28 PM

Berlin gadget show: Tiny PCs and high-end handsets
BERLIN (AP) -- Gadget makers have been showcasing their latest gear at Europe's flagship technology show, the IFA in Berlin, this week.... 9/3/2015 4:28 PM

Gold fever hits Poland with possible discovery of Nazi train
WALBRZYCH, Poland (AP) -- The placid woodlands around this medieval castle town have suddenly become the hottest spot in Poland - as treasure hunters descend on the area in search of a mystery Nazi train said to be laden with gold.... 9/3/2015 4:26 PM

At Venice fest, 'Spotlight' exposes sex abuse by priests
VENICE, Italy (AP) -- Thomas McCarthy wants Pope Francis to go to the movies.... 9/3/2015 4:21 PM



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