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After deadly attack, Israel arrests extremist in crackdown
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli authorities kicked off a promised crackdown on Jewish extremists following last week's deadly arson attack on a Palestinian family, arresting a high-profile activist accused of leading a new movement of defiant settler youths who embrace violence and reject the rule of law in the name of the purity of the Holy Land.... 8/4/2015 4:52 PM

German justice minister fires country's top prosecutor
BERLIN (AP) -- German Justice Minister Heiko Maas said Tuesday he will request the dismissal and retirement of the country's chief federal prosecutor Harald Range.... 8/4/2015 4:51 PM

Russia eyes action against non-EU nations joining sanctions
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's prime minister has ordered preparation of retaliatory measures against several non-EU European nations that have joined the European Union's sanctions against Russia.... 8/4/2015 4:46 PM

AP Interview: Qatar's FM urges 'serious dialogue' with Iran
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Qatar's top diplomat on Tuesday called for a "serious dialogue" with Iran in the wake of its nuclear deal with world powers, even as he blasted Tehran for continuing to support Syria's embattled government.... 8/4/2015 4:38 PM

Cameroon expels thousands of Nigerians in Boko Haram fight
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) -- Cameroon has expelled more than 3,000 Nigerians as part of the fight against Nigeria's Islamic extremists who have launched attacks across borders, officials said Tuesday.... 8/4/2015 4:24 PM

Far-right group's poster campaign in Stockholm stirs outrage
LONDON (AP) -- A poster campaign by the anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats at a subway station in central Stockholm has stirred outrage in the Nordic country.... 8/4/2015 4:10 PM

Kerry pushes Asia trade pact in Singapore
SINGAPORE (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Tuesday for countries negotiating a major Pacific Rim trade deal to overcome differences that have stalled its conclusion.... 8/4/2015 4:09 PM

Human rights group: 2,000 migrants dead at sea this year
MILAN (AP) -- A human rights group says nearly 2,000 migrants are known to have died so far this year crossing the Mediterranean, outpacing last year's death toll.... 8/4/2015 4:07 PM

Russia bids for vast Arctic territories at UN
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia has submitted its bid for vast territories in the Arctic to the United Nations, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.... 8/4/2015 4:01 PM

Taliban official resigns in sign of growing internal divide
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A senior Taliban figure has resigned from the Afghan insurgent group, accusing it of concealing the death of longtime leader Mullah Mohammad Omar and appointing a successor outside the country.... 8/4/2015 3:59 PM

Poland awards daughter of slain Russian opposition leader
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- The daughter of slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov has received Poland's democracy award in recognition of her father's and her own activity.... 8/4/2015 3:47 PM

Greece: Prospect of new election grows, market hit
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's government conceded Tuesday that dissent within the ruling party was likely to force an early election, while bank shares plummeted again on the stock market, which reopened this week after a long closure.... 8/4/2015 3:40 PM

Total reboot: How to fix Greece's economy
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- After so much pain, Greece must now figure out how to get its economy back on its feet.... 8/4/2015 3:35 PM

Report: Turkish jets attack PKK targets in southeast Turkey
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish warplanes pounded suspected Kurdish rebel targets in southeast Turkey on Tuesday in retaliation to a rebel mortar attack at a military base which wounded a 6-year-old girl, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported.... 8/4/2015 3:33 PM

APNewsBreak: North Korean ship pursued for seizure in case
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Winning a lawsuit against North Korea is rare. Collecting millions of dollars in damages from the isolated country? Pretty much impossible. But an Israel-based civil rights group thinks it has found a way, starting with a North Korean ship that's been held, against Pyongyang's wishes, in a Mexican port for the past year.... 8/4/2015 3:28 PM

Court rejects German guru's appeal in child neglect case
BERLIN (AP) -- A court in Germany has rejected appeals by two members of a spiritual group convicted of child neglect for failing to properly care for a boy with cystic fibrosis.... 8/4/2015 3:25 PM

Wounded Burundi activist is hospitalized but not in danger
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- A prominent Burundi rights activist is hospitalized but his life is not in danger after being shot Monday night, his daughter said Tuesday.... 8/4/2015 3:25 PM

Toronto nightclub shooting leaves at least 2 dead, 3 wounded
TORONTO (AP) -- A shooting that started at a Toronto nightclub event hosted by rapper Drake, and then spilled onto the streets outside early Tuesday, left at least two people dead and three others wounded, police said. It wasn't clear if Drake was present during the shooting.... 8/4/2015 3:10 PM

Russia tightens controls on imports of Dutch flowers
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia has tightened controls on imports of cut flowers from the Netherlands, a move that comes amid a strain in ties over the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane in Ukraine.... 8/4/2015 3:00 PM

Facing Islamic State threat, Iraq digitizes national library
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The dimly lit, dust-caked stacks of the Baghdad National Library hide a treasure of the ages: crinkled, yellowing papers holding the true stories of sultans and kings; imperialists and socialists; occupation and liberation; war and peace.... 8/4/2015 2:38 PM



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