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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 more sanctions.... 8/29/2014 10:35 AM

Iran confirms US Coast Guard fired at fishing boat
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- The chief of Iran's Revolutionary Guard navy confirmed in remarks published Friday that a U.S. Coast Guard vessel fired on an Iranian fishing boat in the Persian Gulf this week but insisted the incident was not a "clash."... 8/29/2014 10:34 AM

Worrying eurozone inflation sags again to 0.3 pct
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Inflation in the 18 countries that use the euro sank to an annual 0.3 percent in August, a sign of economic weakness that is putting pressure on the European Central Bank to take drastic steps to save a stalling recovery.... 8/29/2014 10:26 AM

Palestinian leader say Hamas caused prolonged war
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has accused Hamas of needlessly extending fighting in the Gaza Strip, causing a high death toll.... 8/29/2014 10:24 AM

Britain raises terror threat level to severe
LONDON (AP) -- Britain raised the country's terror threat level from substantial to severe Friday, meaning that a terrorist attack is considered highly likely.... 8/29/2014 10:23 AM

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 10:16 AM

Ex-Myanmar beauty queen accused of stealing crown
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Myanmar's first international beauty queen has absconded with her $100,000 crown after being stripped of her title for being rude and dishonest, organizers said Friday.... 8/29/2014 10:11 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 10:10 AM

Eyeing China, Japan seeks record defense budget
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's Defense Ministry on Friday requested money for F-35 stealth fighter jets as part of its biggest-ever budget to bolster its ability to defend remote southern islands, including ones also claimed by an increasingly assertive China.... 8/29/2014 10:07 AM

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 10:05 AM

At least 25 trapped in mine landslide in Nicaragua
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) -- Rescuers worked Friday to reach at least 25 miners trapped in a gold mine landslide in northern Nicaragua.... 8/29/2014 10:02 AM

Dutch government clamps down on radicalization
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- The Dutch government has unveiled a raft of measures aimed at countering radicalization of Muslims in the country, a day after police announced the arrest of two men suspected of recruiting people to fight in conflicts in Syria and Iraq.... 8/29/2014 10:00 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 9:59 AM

44 Fijian soldiers held captive by rebels in Syria
SUVA, Fiji (AP) -- Forty-four Fijian soldiers working as U.N. peacekeepers remained captive to a militant group in Syria on Friday while 75 Philippine soldiers were in tense standoff with the rebels, according to the two Pacific nations.... 8/29/2014 9:56 AM

Israel identifies body as missing American student
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli forensic investigators on Friday identified a recently found body as that of a U.S. religious student who disappeared while hiking in Jerusalem last week, Israeli police said, adding that he had been buried near Jerusalem.... 8/29/2014 9:52 AM

Brazil's economy slips into a recession
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Brazil's government says the country's gross domestic product contracted 0.6 percent in the second quarter compared with the previous three months, sending the country's economy into a recession.... 8/29/2014 9:38 AM

Senegal confirms its 1st case of Ebola
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- A man infected with Ebola traveled to Senegal, becoming the first recorded in this country of an outbreak that has hit four other West African countries and has killed more than 1,500 people, the Ministry of Health said Friday.... 8/29/2014 9:35 AM

Libyan interim government submits resignation
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Libya's interim government submitted its resignation to the newly elected parliament it said on Friday, raising the possibility that a more inclusive government will be formed, while militias in the capital accepted a U.N. call for a cease-fire.... 8/29/2014 9:25 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 9:24 AM

Actor arrested with Jackie Chan's son released
BEIJING (AP) -- A Taiwanese actor arrested on drug charges along with the son of Hong Kong film star Jackie Chan was released Friday after two weeks in detention, amid a broad anti-drug crackdown in China's capital that has ensnared several celebrities.... 8/29/2014 9:10 AM