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  • Scotland 'No' fails to stop Catalan secession push

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Despite Scotland's decision to reject independence, lawmakers in Spain's Catalonia region voted overwhelmingly Friday to give their leader the power to call a secession referendum that the central government in Madrid has denounced as illegal. The prospect of an...

  • Bahrain: Protesters dismiss government plans

    MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Thousands of opposition supporters rallied in the tiny island nation of Bahrain on Friday to protest a proposal by the country's leadership for legislative, security and judicial reforms. The rally by members of the Shiite opposition came a day after the crown prince,...

  • Scotland Leader to Quit After Independence Loss

    Scotland's pro-independence leader Alex Salmond announced Friday that he will resign as first minister and leader of his political party, hours after Scots voted to remain in the United Kingdom. (Sept. 19) SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Edinburgh, Scotland - September 19, 2014...

  • Bomb attacks kill at least 31 people in Iraq

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of vehicle bombings in Iraq killed at least 31 people Friday, officials said, in the second straight day of attacks in Baghdad blamed on Islamic militants who have seized large parts of the country. A parked explosives-packed car detonated shortly before midday prayers...

  • New round of Iran nuclear talks faces old hurdles

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Seven months and more than a half dozen rounds into talks on a substantive nuclear deal, Iran and six world powers gathering for another session appear no closer to an agreement. Iran claims its nuclear program has only peaceful purposes, but Western nations have long...

  • Fierce fighting in Yemeni capital kills 120

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Shiite rebels and Sunni militiamen battled in Sanaa for a second day Friday in battles that have killed at least 120 people and have shaken the Yemeni capital with thousands fleeing their homes. The violence raises fears that this chronically unstable country could be dragged...

  • Kenya: 1 year after attack, guards still unarmed

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — David Odhiambo was one of the blue-uniformed security guards tasked with protecting Nairobi's Westgate Mall one year ago when four heavily armed terrorists attacked. The work David was paid to do — search purses and bags, mostly — earned him two bullets in the head,...

  • Quebec separatists look for positives in Scot vote

    MONTREAL (AP) — Quebec separatists tried Friday to find the silver lining in Scotland's decision to stay within the United Kingdom. Members of Quebec's movement to break away from Canada had hoped a victory for the Scottish Yes side would give their own floundering ambitions a boost. Following...

  • Floods shut down Philippine capital, 3 killed

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Torrential monsoon rains worsened by a tropical storm flooded large swathes of the Philippine capital and nearby provinces Friday, leaving at least three people dead and displacing tens of thousands just days after the region was drenched by a typhoon. Authorities...

  • 3 Eastern European countries form joint brigade

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland, Ukraine and Lithuania are forming a joint military unit that will be headquartered in Poland and will work to strengthen their military cooperation and will participate in peacekeeping missions. Defense ministers from the three countries signed the act forming the...



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