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  • Iran president urges clerics to tolerate Internet

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president urged the country's clerics Monday to be more tolerant of the Internet and new technologies, which are often the target of criticism by influential hard-liners in the Islamic Republic. Hassan Rouhani made the appeal during a meeting with clerics in...

  • Austerity debate flares as Europe recovery fades

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe's recovery is in danger. Governments are under pressure to save it, but struggling with political obstacles and disagreement among themselves over what to do. Instead, the region is pinning its hopes — once again — on the European Central Bank, which...

  • Dutch to send 100 troops to Afghanistan in 2015

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government says it plans to send 100 troops to northern Afghanistan as part of a NATO mission due to start in 2015, when the alliance's combat mission in the war-weary nation ends. The Dutch Foreign Ministry said in a statement Monday the Dutch...

  • 240 rebels depart Central African Republic capital

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Witnesses say several hundred Muslim rebels have left the capital of Central African Republic and are now heading back to the country's north about eight months after they were forced from power. Authorities say 239 men and their families left...

  • Insufficient postage leads to fake drug bust

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    VIENNA (AP) — Austrian police have announced the breakup of an international gang dealing in phony health products and say insufficient postage provided the major lead. British, Hungarian and Austrian police were involved in the sweep that culminated Monday in eight arrests, including...

  • Belfast bomb alert snarls roads on IRA anniversary

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Police say a bomb alert that shut down Belfast's main motorway on the 20th anniversary of the Irish Republican Army cease-fire was the result of an "elaborate hoax." Monday's closure of the M1 motorway caused traffic chaos as commuters were forced down...

  • Euro weighed down by soft economic data, Ukraine

    Published: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — The euro fell to a near one-year low against the dollar in the wake of soft European economic data and uncertainty over the crisis in Ukraine. Europe's single currency fell to a low of $1.3119 after a survey Monday showed that the manufacturing sector across the...

  • Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    MOSCOW (AP) — Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy — a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks. The insurgents' platform, released at...

  • Body of slain soldier returned to Lebanese army

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's military received the remains of a soldier Monday who was held by Islamic militants, the state-run news agency said. The soldier, Sgt. Ali Sayid, was believed decapitated. Sayid's remains were delivered to a military checkpoint in the Lebanese border town of...

  • Battle-hit Ukraine village picks up the pieces

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    HRABSKE, Ukraine (AP) — Alexander Bespalko and his son lifted parts from a burned-out Ukrainian armored personnel carrier in a village ravaged by the past week's battles. With homes destroyed and livelihoods lost, residents in the village of Hrabske must scrape for a living and at...

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