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September 1, 2015 - 7:00am
7 min 40 sec ago

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say a coast guard special unit raid has found a shipment of weapons on board a foreign-flagged cargo ship sailing near the southern island of Crete.

The coast guard said Tuesday the ship is being taken to a port for a further search and investigation into the shipment. It would not immediately release any further information on the type or amount of weapons on board, where the ship was sailing to or from, the identity of the ship...

September 1, 2015 - 6:55am
7 min 40 sec ago

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says European Union treaties guarantee the integrity and sovereignty of member nations, a diplomatic warning to separatist politicians in the Spanish region of Catalonia who plan to declare independence if they win a majority in upcoming local elections.

Asked at a news conference Tuesday with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy if such a declaration would mean Catalonia's expulsion from the EU, Merkel would only say she...

September 1, 2015 - 6:54am
7 min 40 sec ago

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The head of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard is saying the U.S. is still the "Great Satan" as local media is reporting police have raided shops distributing American, Israeli and British apparel.

The comments by Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari, reported by the official Guard website on Tuesday, said that "the enmity against Iranian nation by the U.S. has not lessened and it has been increased." However, he reportedly said Iran is not worried about any...

September 1, 2015 - 6:52am
7 min 40 sec ago

LONDON (AP) — Britain's National Crime Agency says its website has been targeted in an apparent cyberattack.

The agency, which is Britain's national body against organized crime and cybercrime, said Tuesday that the attack aimed to make the website inaccessible to visitors. It said it did not result in a security breach, and did not affect its operational capability.

It said the attack is at worst a "temporary inconvenience to users of our website...

September 1, 2015 - 6:44am
7 min 40 sec ago

DHARMSALA, India (AP) — The exiled Tibetan government says there is no cause for celebrating 50 years since China formed the Tibetan Autonomous Region, and insists Tuesday instead marks a half-century of occupation and control over the once-independent Himalayan nation.

The Tibetan government-in-exile issued the statement as China was reveling in lavish celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of Japan's World War II defeat. Earlier this year, China released a military...

September 1, 2015 - 6:36am
7 min 40 sec ago

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Authorities in Cape Verde say the first hurricane to pass over the West African islands caused flooding, uprooted trees and tore off some roofs but caused no major damage or injuries.

Arlindo Lima, head of the country's Civil Protection Service, told Portuguese radio RDP-Africa on Tuesday that Hurricane Fred lashed the former Portuguese colony with high winds, knocking out power in some areas of the 10-island archipelago, while heavy rain forced...

September 1, 2015 - 6:28am
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BEIRUT (AP) — Around 30 Lebanese protesters have broken into the Environment Ministry in downtown Beirut and demanded the resignation of the minister over the country's trash crisis.

The group from the movement known as "You Stink" posted a video of themselves sitting cross-legged on the floor, shouting slogans against the minister, Mohammed Machnouk.

"Out, out, out!" they shouted Tuesday.

Following a huge protest in downtown...

September 1, 2015 - 6:27am
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PARIS (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights has upheld the case of three Tunisians expelled from Italy in 2011 in the wake of the Arab Spring uprising, ruling that the migrants had been subjected to degrading and inhuman treatment during four days in a detention center, suffered a collective expulsion and could not challenge their forced return home.

The Strasbourg-based court ordered Italy on Tuesday to pay 10,000 euros ($11,215) in damages to each of them, plus 9,...

September 1, 2015 - 5:50am
37 min 38 sec ago

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Committee to Protect Journalists has urged Philippine President Benigno Aquino III to act to stop attacks against the press in the country after three journalists were killed recently.

Shawn Crispin, the group's Southeast Asia representative, said in a statement Tuesday the killings show "how the lack of progress in ending impunity has emboldened those bent on silencing the press in the Philippines."

Over the past two...

September 1, 2015 - 5:11am
37 min 38 sec ago

BRUSSELS (AP) — Unemployment in the 19-country eurozone fell to 10.9 percent in July from 11.1 percent in June.

The European Union's statistics agency, Eurostat, says Tuesday that the figure is the lowest since February 2012.

The rate, however, remains at an uncomfortably high level for the currency union, with 17.5 million people out of work.

The figures showed improvements in Italy, Spain and Portugal but a small increase in...

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