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  • Computer hitch causes flight delays at Spain hub

    39 minutes ago

    (AP) MADRID (AP) — Spain's airport authority says a computer glitch in its automated air traffic control system has caused flight delays during one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. A spokeswoman for AENA says the control system failed ...

  • Iran president condemns US sanctions 'invasion'

    42 minutes ago

    (AP) TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani called Western sanctions an "invasion" on Saturday after Washington imposed penalties on 25 businesses, banks and individuals. "Sanctions are an invasion of the Iranian nation. We should resist the invasion and put ...

  • Yemen clash kills 4 troops, 13 suspected militants

    1 hour, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Military officials in Yemen say clashes between the army and al-Qaida's local branch there have killed at least 13 suspected militants and four troops. The officials said the fighting early Saturday started when a suicide car ...

  • AP Top International News At 7:22 a.m. EDT

    1 hour, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) EU to slap new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine Families of Russian troops in Ukraine want answers Iraqi town holds out against militant onslaught Lesotho military says it has disarmed police Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heights Housing group: ...

  • EU to slap new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

    1 hour, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) BRUSSELS (AP) — A top European Union official says the 28-nation bloc is set to decide new sanctions against Russia as Ukraine's president warns the conflict with Moscow threatens peace and stability for Europe as a whole. Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko ...

  • Ukrainian civilian plane crashes in Algeria

    2 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's state news service is reporting that a Ukrainian civilian cargo plane has crashed in the mountains near the southern city of Tamanrasset. According to APS, the state news agency, the Antonov An-12 carrying seven crew ...

  • Somalia launches offensive against extremists

    2 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Military officials say the Somali army, backed by African Union forces, has launched a long-awaited operation against al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab fighters in southern Somalia. Abdiqadir Mohamed Nor, the governor of Lower Shabelle region, where the offensive began, ...

  • Suicide attack kills 9 in Iraq

    2 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a suicide car bomb attack on an army checkpoint has killed nine people, including four soldiers, south of Baghdad. Police officials say a suicide bomber drove his explosives-laden car into the checkpoint in the ...

  • Housing group says 20 years to rebuild Gaza

    3 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years for Gaza's battered and neglected housing stock to be rebuilt following the war between Hamas and Israel. Shelter Cluster, co-chaired ...

  • EU set to slap new sanctions on Russia

    3 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders are poised to slap additional sanctions on Russia because of what they condemn as a continued destabilization of Ukraine and a deepening military involvement by Moscow. The 28-nation bloc's heads of state and government ...

  • EU leaders to pick new foreign policy chief

    4 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders are set to decide who will get the prestigious job as the 28-nation bloc's foreign policy chief for the next five years. The heads of state and government are widely expected to nominate Italy's ...

  • AP NewsAlert

    4 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine defense chief says Syrian rebels attacked Filipino peacekeepers in Golan Heights.

  • Resident: Lesotho military occupies police station

    4 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A security guard in the capital of Lesotho says the military has occupied police stations there and are moving to other districts. Bernard Ntlhoaea, a guard at the U.S. Embassy in Maseru, the capital of the mountainous ...

  • Security guard in Lesotho capital says military occupying police stations; radio stations off

    4 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Security guard in Lesotho capital says military occupying police stations; radio stations off.

  • AP Top Business News At 3:25 a.m. EDT

    5 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) As stocks rise, so does anxiety: Time to get out? Stocks end higher following strong run in August US consumer spending dips 0.1 percent US consumer sentiment improves a bit in August BRIC wall: Brazil's economy slips into a recession ...

  • Ukraine says fighter jet shot down

    5 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces say one of their fighter jets has been shot down by a Russian missile in combat against Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. A brief statement posted Saturday on the Facebook page for the so-called ...

  • Australia condemns peacekeepers' Syrian detention

    5 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's foreign minister has criticized the detention of 44 Fijian peacekeepers by Syrian rebels and is calling for their unconditional release. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said in a statement Saturday that as a member of the ...

  • Officials: 2 dead in suicide attack in Afghanistan

    7 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An official says a suicide bomber targeting an intelligence office in eastern Afghanistan killed at least two people. Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, a spokesman for the Nangahar governor, said that early Saturday a truck packed with explosives ...

  • Russian-backed rebels aim to push west along coast

    8 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Their tanks bearing the flag of their would-be state, Russian-backed separatists held control Friday over this coastal town on the new front in the Ukraine conflict and announced their intention to keep pushing west toward a ...

  • Mexico operations thwart child, family migrants

    8 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) CHAHUITES, Mexico (AP) — Mexico is making a big effort to stop the flow of Central Americans trying to reach the United States, and has dramatically cut the number of child migrants. But it is unclear for how long federal ...

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