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Brazil's former chief-of-staff charged with corruption
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Federal prosecutors on Friday filed corruption, racketeering and money laundering charges against Jose Dirceu, Brazil's former presidential chief of staff, for his alleged involvement in the massive corruption scheme at state-owned oil company Petrobras.... 9/4/2015 9:02 PM

Hundreds march toward border in Hungary's migrant crisis
BICSKE, Hungary (AP) -- Hundreds of migrants, stymied by Hungarian authorities who had halted trains to Germany, began a final march toward freedom Friday, breaking away from police and heading on foot for the western border.... 9/4/2015 8:59 PM

Guatemala ex-president tells court he's innocent of graft
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Otto Perez Molina sat in a defendant's chair Friday and declared his innocence in a customs corruption scandal that forced him to resign a day earlier as president of this Central American nation.... 9/4/2015 8:55 PM

The Latest: Hungary sending buses to take migrants to border
BICSKE, Hungary (AP) -- The latest news as tens of thousands of migrants pour into countries across Europe. All times local (CET):... 9/4/2015 8:09 PM

United Arab Emirates says 45 of its troops killed in Yemen
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Forty-five troops from the United Arab Emirates were killed in Yemen while taking part in Saudi-led operations against Shiite rebels, the Gulf nation said Friday, in the deadliest day for its military in its 44-year history.... 9/4/2015 8:05 PM

A photo, a turning point? All depends on Europe's leaders
PARIS (AP) -- The 3-year-old boy could have been dressed for preschool. Instead he was lying face down in the surf.... 9/4/2015 8:04 PM

Argentina official says doors open to Syrian refugees
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Argentina's cabinet chief said on Friday that the South American nation is willing to welcome more Syrian refugees fleeing their country's civil war.... 9/4/2015 7:58 PM

UN chief to host meeting on Israeli-Palestinian conflict
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will host a ministerial meeting of key global players trying to end the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Sept. 30 during the annual high-level session of the General Assembly, the United Nations announced Friday.... 9/4/2015 7:47 PM

Russian elections monitoring group Golos could liquidate
MOSCOW (AP) -- A top official of Russia's only non-state elections monitoring organization says the group is considering liquidating after being declared a foreign agent.... 9/4/2015 7:27 PM

Afghan artist paints Kabul's walls of war to help heal city
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A city at war, the Afghan capital is among the ugliest in the world.... 9/4/2015 7:20 PM

Canada dismisses Chevron appeal in Ecuador rainforest case
TORONTO (AP) -- The Supreme Court of Canada on Friday dismissed an attempt by oil giant Chevron to block Ecuadorian villagers from using an Ontario court to collect billions in damages over rainforest pollution.... 9/4/2015 7:17 PM

UN agency forced to cut food aid to 229,000 Syrian refugees
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- The cash-strapped World Food Program has had to drop one-third of Syrian refugees from its food voucher program in Middle Eastern host countries this year, including 229,000 in Jordan who stopped receiving food aid in September, a spokeswoman said Friday.... 9/4/2015 7:17 PM

A glance at where migrants head, in Europe and elsewhere
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Europe is struggling to manage its worst refugee emergency since World War II, but that's nothing to the numbers that Syria's neighbors are forced to cope with.... 9/4/2015 7:07 PM

Czech agency: Russian spies are focusing on nuclear sector
PRAGUE (AP) -- The Czech Republic's counter-intelligence agency says the number of Russian spies remains high and they are particularly interested in the country's nuclear program.... 9/4/2015 6:41 PM

UN Libya envoy sees progress in Geneva talks
BERLIN (AP) -- The United Nations' Libya envoy says there has been progress in two days of talks with Libya's rival factions and he's hopeful of a deal soon on a national unity government.... 9/4/2015 6:36 PM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- United Arab Emirates says number of its troops killed in Yemen rises to 45.... 9/4/2015 6:33 PM

Contours of landmark UN climate pact starting to take shape
BONN, Germany (AP) -- U.N. climate talks are plodding ahead toward a worldwide deal to fight global warming, with negotiators agreeing to start work on a draft agreement.... 9/4/2015 6:32 PM

Supporters of Christian politician hold huge rally in Beirut
BEIRUT (AP) -- Thousands of supporters of a Lebanese Christian leader staged a protest in downtown Beirut on Friday, demanding a new electoral law and parliament and presidential elections.... 9/4/2015 6:26 PM

Prominent anti-Assad cleric killed in Syria bombing
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Two rare explosions went off Friday near a hospital in a province in southern Syria, killing a prominent anti-government cleric and at least seven others, pro-government media and activists said.... 9/4/2015 6:19 PM

Victoria, heir to Swedish throne, is pregnant with 2nd child
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Sweden's royal palace says Crown Princess Victoria and her husband, Prince Daniel, are expecting their second child in March.... 9/4/2015 5:58 PM

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