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  • new storyUN Security Council OKs migrants resolution for 1 year 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 12:03 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council on Friday adopted a resolution to authorize the European Union and individual countries to seize migrant-smuggling vessels on the high seas off Libya.

  • new storyCelebration of Peru's economic boom comes late story has photos
    Updated: Oct-09-15 11:54 am

    LIMA, Peru - The world's top finance officials lavished praise on Peru's "economic miracle" this week, lauding it for cutting poverty by half during a decade-long bonanza of record-high prices for gold, copper and other metals it mines.

  • new storySaudi Arabia summons Czech ambassador over 'Satanic Verses' 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 11:23 am

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia has summoned the Czech ambassador over a coming translation of Salman Rushdie's "The Satanic Verses."

  • new storyAir France appeals to passengers after labor violence story has photos
    Updated: Oct-09-15 11:18 am

    PARIS - Air France sent an unusual appeal Friday to its passengers worldwide, insisting that the violent, clothes-ripping protests against executives earlier should not scar the airline's reputation.

  • Tunisian democracy group wins Nobel Peace Prize story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-09-15 9:57 am

    OSLO, Norway - A coalition of Tunisian workers, business owners, rights activists and lawyers won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for intervening at a crucial time to push the North African country that sparked the Arab Spring revolutions toward democracy and away from civil war.

  • Vilsack visiting Colorado to promote Pacific trade deal 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 9:41 am

    DENVER - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is visiting Colorado to make the Obama administration's case for a Pacific trade deal it says will benefit farm exports.

  • The Latest: Nobel chair hopes prize may be example to Libya story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-09-15 8:51 am

    OSLO, Norway - The latest developments in the awarding of the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. All times local.

  • People can start voting early Saturday for Oct. 24 election 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 8:35 am

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Early voting begins Saturday for Louisiana's Oct. 24 election, with candidates urging supporters to cast their ballots in advance since the statewide and local races are expected to compete for attention on Election Day with college football games and hunting plans.

  • Correction: Libya story 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 7:33 am

    SKHIRAT, Morocco - In a story Oct. 8 about the Libyan national unity government, The Associated Press reported erroneously that proposed Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj is a member of the Tripoli-based parliament. He is in fact a Tripoli representative in the internationally recognized Tobruk House of Representatives.

  • Expats spooked after 2 foreigners gunned down in Bangladesh story has photos
    Updated: Oct-09-15 5:45 am

    DHAKA, Bangladesh - The cafes and restaurants are empty. The chatter of guests in hotel lobbies has gone quiet. The high-walled embassy compounds are even more closely guarded.

  • Sanders' debate mantra: Let Bernie be Bernie 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 3:35 am

    WASHINGTON - Forget about image consultants and mock stages. Bernie Sanders and his campaign team have a relatively simple plan for his first major debate: "Let Bernie be Bernie."

  • Trade official visits Delaware on heels of landmark pact 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 2:15 am

    WILMINGTON, Delaware - U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman is traveling to Delaware in his first public event since negotiating a contentious trade pact involving the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries.

  • UN high post, ensnared in alleged bribe case, ripe for risk 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 1:05 am

    UNITED NATIONS - This is how a former president of the U.N. General Assembly, arrested this week in an alleged bribery scheme, paid himself, the criminal complaint says: John Ashe accepted more than $3 million from foreign governments and individuals, signed checks to himself and wrote on them "Salary."

  • 8 memorable presidents of the UN General Assembly 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 12:23 am

    UNITED NATIONS - There have been 70 presidents of the U.N. General Assembly, some memorable for their accomplishments, others for their political views, allegations against them, and the reputations of the countries they represent. The arrest of the 68th president, John Ashe of Antigua, in an alleged bribery case has put the spotlight on the presidency of the 193-member world body, which rotates every year by region. Here is a look at eight memorable General Assembly presidents:

  • Declassified US docs reveal Pinochet ordered killing in US 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 9:34 pm

    SANTIAGO, Chile - Newly declassified U.S. intelligence documents that came to light Thursday reveal that Gen. Augusto Pinochet directly ordered the 1976 assassination of a Chilean diplomat in Washington.

  • Trade deal, Keystone open Clinton to flip-flop charges 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 3:47 pm

    WASHINGTON - Martin O'Malley was blunt when he learned Hillary Rodham Clinton had announced her opposition to a Pacific Rim trade deal. "Wow, that's a reversal," he told reporters minutes after Clinton announced her shift.

  • Hearing pushed back in secretary of state's fraud case 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 2:33 pm

    SANTA FE, New Mexico - A state judge decided Thursday that a legal team should get more time to prepare a defense to fraud and other charges against embattled Secretary of State Dianna Duran given the complexity of the case.

  • US general: Most Taliban open to peace talks in Afghanistan 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 12:44 pm

    WASHINGTON - The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan on Thursday estimated that more than half of Taliban insurgents could be open to peace talks with the Afghan government, but that negotiations probably won't resume for months.

  • Hungary OKs NATO, EU troops to help guard border 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 12:33 pm

    BUDAPEST, Hungary - Troops from the European Union or NATO will be allowed to help defend Hungary's borders due to the migrant crisis, the Hungarian government said Thursday.

  • Kosovo opposition disrupts parliament with tear gas 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 12:25 pm

    PRISTINA, Kosovo - Opposition lawmakers in Kosovo disrupted parliament's session on Thursday, using tear gas and whistles to protest the government's recent EU-sponsored deal with Serbia giving the country's Serb-majority areas greater powers.

  • Italian prosecutor: convicted US diplomat held in Portugal 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 11:13 am

    MILAN - A former CIA operative convicted of the kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric as part of the extraordinary renditions program has been detained in Portugal and is awaiting a decision on whether she will be turned over to Italy to serve her six-year sentence, a top Italian prosecutor said Thursday.

  • ICC: Prosecutor seeks to open investigation into Georgia war 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 9:40 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The International Criminal Court says a prosecutor wants to open an investigation into the 2008 war between Georgia and Russia, which would be the tribunal's first full-scale probe outside Africa.

  • Turkey warns Russia over trade ties 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 7:13 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned Russia that its military action in Syria is endangering trade ties with Turkey.

  • Norwegian ambassador not welcomed at Czech presidential seat 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 5:32 am

    PRAGUE - Czech President Milos Zeman has canceled his invitation for the Norwegian ambassador to attend the celebration of a major holiday at the presidential seat.

  • Vermont summit to address women's economic security 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 4:01 am

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - The director of the women's bureau at the U.S. Department of Labor is speaking at the Vermont Women's Economic Security Summit in Montpelier.