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Winning terror fight, Syrian asserts at U.N.

posted: 09/25/2016 4:34 a.m. Discuss

UNITED NATIONS -- Syria's top diplomat said Saturday at the United Nations that his country is more determined than ever to eliminate "terrorism" from the country.

To buck up EU young, free-train idea on a roll

updated: 09/25/2016 4:27 a.m. Discuss

LONDON -- Younger people used to be the main supporters of the European Union. But as the continent continues to struggle with existential problems that include economic crises and growing nationalism, the continent's youthful are becoming disillusioned, according to a recent Eurobarometer survey.

For Iran's car fanatics, Fridays are race days

updated: 09/25/2016 4:27 a.m. Discuss

TEHRAN, Iran -- Mahamad Reza Rohi ducked behind the door of his tricked-out Ford hatchback, slipped out of his street clothes and climbed into a red jumpsuit fresh out of the dry cleaner's plastic.

India vows isolation for Pakistan

updated: 09/25/2016 4:17 a.m. Discuss

NEW DELHI -- India's prime minister said Saturday that he would work to isolate Pakistan internationally, accusing his country's archrival of trying to destabilize Asia by exporting terrorism.

Thirsty Tunisia faces rising tensions

posted: 09/25/2016 4:17 a.m. Discuss

TUNIS, Tunisia -- Struggling with extremism and a faltering economy, Tunisia is now up against persistent drought across several regions that is creating new social tensions and threatening farming, a pillar of the economy.

Austria demands border controls

posted: 09/25/2016 4:16 a.m. Discuss

VIENNA -- Austria's chancellor vowed Saturday to better protect the European Union's outer borders to curb illegal migration, as he held a summit with his German, Greek and west Balkans counterparts to discuss strategies to deal with Europe's migrant crisis.

New priest killings weigh on Mexicans

updated: 09/25/2016 4:15 a.m. Discuss

POZA RICA, Mexico -- The abduction and killing of two priests last week left many Poza Rica residents, already weary of rising gang violence, sinking only deeper into despair, according to interviews.

Rights report leads to Burundi protest

posted: 09/25/2016 4:14 a.m. Discuss

BUJUMBURA, Burundi — Thousands of people have staged a protest in the Burundian capital over a United Nations report that accuses the government of carrying out serious rights abuses.

German immigration foe now a migrant

posted: 09/25/2016 4:12 a.m. Discuss

Lutz Bachmann has frequently been criticized for not sticking to his own principles.

Support lacking to hold ISIS war-crimes tribunal

posted: 09/25/2016 4:10 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- War-crimes investigators collecting evidence of the Islamic State militant group's operation to kidnap thousands of women as sex slaves say they have a case to try Islamic State leaders with crimes against humanity but cannot get the global backing to bring current detainees before an international tribunal.

Chilean ordered hit, CIA says

posted: 09/25/2016 4:06 a.m. Discuss

The CIA concluded that former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet personally ordered the 1976 murder of a top dissident in Washington, according to newly released government documents.

The world in brief

updated: 09/25/2016 4:06 a.m. Discuss

Iraq checkpoint attacks kill 15 officers

U.N. prepares to implement treaty on greenhouse gases

updated: 09/24/2016 4:04 a.m. Discuss

UNITED NATIONS -- With the Paris Agreement on climate change poised to take effect, diplomats now head to Morocco to hammer out the details of how to make it work and raise the $100 billion needed each year to meet its ambitious goals.

Puerto Rico's power restoration nearly complete, governor says

updated: 09/24/2016 4:03 a.m. Discuss

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Air conditioners began to whir across Puerto Rico on Friday and electronics beeped to life as power slowly returned to the U.S. territory after an islandwide blackout caused by a fire at a power plant that shut down an aging utility grid.

27 civilians die in Syria air raids

updated: 09/24/2016 3:50 a.m. Discuss

BEIRUT -- An aerial bombing campaign in rebel-held districts of Syria's Aleppo city intensified Friday, targeting several neighborhoods and centers of the award-winning volunteer civil-defense group known as the White Helmets, as the government announced a new offensive in the area.

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