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France opens Iraq conference urging 'global' fight on jihadists


PARIS - French President Francois Hollande called on Monday for united international action to tackle the threat from Islamic State militants as he opened a conference on Iraq bringing together members of a U.S.-led coalition.

World, Iraq 5:01am EDT

Russian PM Medvedev says Western sanctions are testing country's strength


MOSCOW - Russia's strength is being tested by sanctions imposed by the West and the country must react in a level-headed way, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told members of the country's ruling party, United Russia, on Monday.

5:05am EDT

PM Cameron to make one of last Scotland visits before vote to try to keep UK intact


LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron will make one of his final visits to Scotland later on Monday four days before a historic independence referendum to warn Scots a vote to leave the United Kingdom is a forever choice.

4:02am EDT

Swedish Social Democrats face tough coalition talks after election


STOCKHOLM - Swedish Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven faces a tough task building a new government after an election on Sunday left the center-left short of a majority in parliament and handed the balance of power to a party that wants to slash immigration.

4:37am EDT

New Zealand dismisses Snowden's claim it planned mass domestic spying


WELLINGTON - New Zealand was preparing to conduct mass domestic surveillance last year, a U.S. investigative journalist said on Monday, five days before the country goes to the polls, provoking immediate denials from Prime Minister John Key.

4:32am EDT

Sun, Sep 14 2014

Obama to detail plans on Ebola offensive on Tuesday: WSJ


- U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to detail on Tuesday a plan to boost his country's involvement in mitigating the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

World, Health, Africa 14 Sep 2014

U.S. sees Middle East help fighting IS, Britain cautious after beheading


WASHINGTON/LONDON - Washington said countries in the Middle East had offered to join air strikes against Islamic State militants and Australia said it would send troops, but Britain held back even after the group beheaded a British hostage and threatened to kill another.

World, Australia 4:50am EDT

Peru's Humala abruptly replaces his finance minister with key adviser


LIMA - Peru's President Ollanta Humala replaced his influential finance minister with the ministry's chief adviser late on Sunday in a surprise shake-up that comes amid the worst economic slowdown in five years.

12:20am EDT

Islamic militant's death sparks eulogies in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR - The death of a Malaysian Islamist in Syria has sparked an outpouring of eulogies on social media, including from his former political party, underlining sympathy for the militants' cause that is creating a security headache for the government.

World, Syria 4:49am EDT

Australia probes 'threats' against hospitals days after stepping up terror alert

SYDNEY - Australian police were investigating "threats" on Monday against four hospitals in the city of Sydney amid reports of at least one being partially evacuated over a bomb threat, just days after the country raised its terror alert level to "high".

4:11am EDT

Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.