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  • NATO plans high-readiness force to counter Russia

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO leaders this week will be asked to approve creation of a high-readiness force and the stockpiling of military equipment and supplies in Eastern Europe to help protect member nations there against potential Russian aggression, the alliance's secretary general said...

  • Ex-Romanian foreign minister under communism dies

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Stefan Andrei, a foreign minister under communism who decreased Romania's dependency on the Soviet Union, has died. He was 83. Andrei died Sunday at home, according to a foreign ministry official who declined to be named because she was not authorized to...

  • Oslo police suspect base jumping death at ski jump

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    HELSINKI (AP) — Norwegian police say they suspect that a base jumper was killed at the Holmenkollen ski jump in the capital, Oslo. Egil Kulseth from the Oslo Police says a Norwegian man, wearing a base jumping suit and equipment, was found dead at the bottom of the ski jump on Sunday...

  • Turkey summons US diplomat over spying report

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    ISTANBUL (AP) — The Turkish foreign ministry has summoned the most senior U.S. diplomat in the country for clarification of a report about American and British spying in Turkey. Deputy Prime Minister Bulent said the U.S. charge d'affaires and Turkish officials had discussed the report...

  • Greece rules out new cuts ahead of bailout talks

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government says it won't enact further austerity measures ahead of talks later this week with bailout creditors. Government spokeswoman Sofia Voultepsi said Monday that cuts in pay and income tax hikes would not be discussed at the three-day negotiations...

  • Libya parliament asks ex-premier to form Cabinet

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    CAIRO (AP) — Libya's official news agency says the country's elected parliament has tasked the recently resigned prime minister with forming a new government. LANA says the parliament convening in Tobruk voted Monday to name Abdullah al-Thinni as the new head of an 18-portfolio...

  • Americans detained in North Korea call for US help

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and — watched by officials as they spoke — called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their...

  • Israeli children return to school after Gaza war

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    KIBBUTZ SAAD, Israel (AP) — Thousands of Israeli children in areas near the Gaza Strip went back to school Monday after spending the summer in bomb shelters as rockets and mortars rained on their communities during the 50-day Israel-Hamas war, while schools in Gaza remained shuttered...

  • Poland's PM: Ukraine's war must be stopped now

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    GDANSK, Poland (AP) — The outbreak of World War II 75 years ago shows why Europe must put an end to the war in Ukraine now, Poland's prime minister said Monday. Prime Minister Donald Tusk, chosen by EU leaders to be the next president of the European Council, spoke at the Westerplatte...

  • Anti-euro party's success poses dilemma for Merkel

    Updated: 27 min ago

    BERLIN (AP) — The success of a new anti-euro party in a German state election intensifies a dilemma for Chancellor Angela Merkel: how to handle a rival whose rise could make it more difficult for her party to form coalition governments around the country. Alternative for Germany, or...

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