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  • UN reaffirms support for force in Golan Heights

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Friday reaffirmed its unconditional support for maintaining the U.N. peacekeeping force in the Golan Heights that has been caught up in Syria's civil war. Questions about the future of the 12,000-strong force had been raised after the abduction...

  • UN urges global support for Iraq to fight terror

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council urged the international community Friday to expand support for the Iraqi government as it fights the Islamic State group and its allies, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said there is a role for nearly every country in the world — including...

  • Ukraine peace talks produce deal on buffer zone, withdrawal of weapons, foreign fighters

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukraine peace talks produce deal on buffer zone, withdrawal of weapons, foreign fighters.

  • Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone confined its 6 million people to their homes Friday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged West African country began what was believed to be the most sweeping lockdown against disease since the Middle Ages. In a desperate effort to bring the...

  • Ex-Salvador leader sent to prison to await trial

    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A special police unit in El Salvador has moved a former president to prison to await trial on charges of embezzlement and illicit enrichment. Police assistant director Howard Cotto said Friday that a judge revoked former President Francisco Flores' house arrest...

  • France joins US against Islamic State over Iraq

    PARIS (AP) — France is back at America's side in conducting military strikes in Iraq. More than a decade after spurning President George W. Bush's war against Saddam Hussein, France on Friday became the first country to join U.S. forces pounding targets inside Iraq from the air in recent weeks...

  • Investors breathe sigh of relief at Scottish vote

    LONDON (AP) — Scotland's decision to reject independence from the United Kingdom gave British markets a short-term lift Friday but worries over future constitutional changes kept a lid on the relief rally. The No campaign won 55.3 percent of the votes cast in Thursday's referendum against 44.7...

  • Iran, 6 powers seek to unblock nuclear talks

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — With little more than two months to deadline, Iran and six world powers on Friday launched a fresh effort at narrowing stubborn differences on what nuclear concessions Tehran must agree to in exchange for full sanctions relief. The talks once again bring Iran to the...

  • Pre-Hispanic codex returns to Mexico from London

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Three volumes of hand-written, indigenous accounts that vividly describe the history of pre-Hispanic Mexico are on public display in the country's capital after returning to the country from London. The Chimalpahin codex was long part of the archives of the British and...

  • Paraguay: 3 guerrillas die in clash with troops

    ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Paraguay's government says three members of a recently formed guerrilla group have died in a clash with security forces in the South American country. Col. Victor Urdapilleta says the Agrupacion Campesina Armada fighters battled a joint police, military and anti-drug...

  • Lawyer: EU court agrees to hear Berlusconi appeal

    ROME (AP) — A lawyer for ex-Premier Silvio Berlusconi said Friday the European Court for Human Rights has agreed to take up one point of an appeal related to a tax fraud conviction that cost him his Senate seat. Attorney Piero Longo said the Strasbourg, France-based court agreed to examine...

  • 2 Iranians arrested in Kenya with forged passports

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan official says two Iranians carrying forged Israeli passports have been arrested in Nairobi. The man and woman were taken into custody Friday as they were about to board a flight out of the country, a senior police officer said on condition of anonymity because he...

  • France: Sarkozy announces political comeback

    PARIS (AP) — Nicolas Sarkozy may want his old job back. The man who led France from 2007 to 2012 announced Friday on Facebook that he's joining the race to lead his conservative UMP party in elections next month. The widely expected move is seen as a first step toward running for president in...

  • Tourists Still Stranded in Mexico After Odile

    Tourists and residents waited on Friday to be airlifted from Mexico's Baja California Sur five days after Hurricane Odile knocked out power, water and phone service. (Sept. 19) SHOTLIST AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY San Jose del Cabo, Mexico - September 19, 2014 1. Broke sign at airport....

  • Germany, France to provide airlifts in Ebola fight

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany says it plans to work with France to establish airlifts to Ebola-affected countries. The foreign ministry said late Friday that 100 soldiers and two military planes will initially be provided for the operation, which might use Dakar in Senegal as a hub. Germany also plans...



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