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Belfast bomb alert snarls roads on IRA anniversary

|Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

Police say a bomb alert that shut down Belfast's main motorway on the 20th anniversary of the Irish Republican Army cease-fire was the result of an "elaborate hoax."

Oslo police suspect base jumping death at ski jump

|Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

Norwegian police say they suspect that a base jumper was killed at the Holmenkollen ski jump in the capital, Oslo.

Ex-Romanian foreign minister under communism dies

|Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

Stefan Andrei, a foreign minister under communism who decreased Romania's dependency on the Soviet Union, has died. He was 83.

Greece rules out new cuts ahead of bailout talks

|Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

Greece's government says it won't enact further austerity measures ahead of talks later this week with bailout creditors.

Filipino force defied UN commander in Golan crisis

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

The Philippine military said Monday that a U.N. peacekeeping commander in the Golan Heights should be investigated for allegedly asking Filipino troops to surrender to Syrian rebels who had attacked and surrounded their camp.

Turkey summons US diplomat over spying report

|Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

The Turkish foreign ministry has summoned the most senior U.S. diplomat in the country for clarification of a report about American and British spying in Turkey.

Libya parliament asks ex-premier to form Cabinet

|Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

Libya's elected parliament tasked Monday the recently resigned prime minister with forming a new government as the outgoing Cabinet acknowledged it had lost control of the capital to Islamist-allied militias.

NATO plans high-readiness force to counter Russia

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

NATO leaders this week will be asked to approve creation of a high-readiness force and the stockpiling of military equipment and supplies in Eastern Europe to help protect member nations there against potential Russian aggression, the alliance's secretary general said Monday.

Report: Former Iran vice president convicted

|Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

Iran's former vice president has been convicted of a charge that includes a prison term and a cash fine, a spokesman for the Islamic Republic's judiciary said Monday, though details about the case were not announced.

Israeli children return to school after Gaza war

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

Thousands of Israeli children in areas near the Gaza Strip went back to school Monday after spending the summer in bomb shelters as rockets and mortars rained on their communities during the 50-day Israel-Hamas war, while schools in Gaza remained shuttered as the territory recovered from the fighting.

Markets drift as Wall Street has day off

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

Ahead of a raft of economic developments this week, financial markets started the week on a lackluster note Monday as Wall Street was closed for the Labor Day holiday.

China anti-dissent playbook may fail in Hong Kong

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

China's Communist leaders have pulled out their usual playbook to suppress resistance to their plans to tightly limit the first direct election of Hong Kong's leader, but are likely to find that the results are quite different.

19 new dengue cases in Japan, linked to Tokyo park

|Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

Japan is urging local authorities to be on the lookout for further outbreaks of dengue fever, after confirming another 19 cases that were contracted at a popular local park in downtown Tokyo.

Iraqi prime minister pledges to root out militants

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

Iraq's outgoing prime minster pledged Monday to turn his country into "a big grave" for Sunni militants from the Islamic State group and commended security forces who achieved a rare victory over insurgents by ending the siege of a Shiite town.

Regional body to help restore stability in Lesotho

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

Southern Africa's regional body said Monday it will send an envoy and an observer team to Lesotho to help restore stability and security in the mountainous kingdom where military actions over the weekend caused the prime minister to flee.

Americans detained in North Korea call for US help

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and — watched by officials as they spoke — called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.

Senegal monitors contacts of 1st Ebola patient

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

Senegalese authorities on Monday were monitoring everyone who was in contact with a student infected with Ebola who crossed into the country, and who has lost three family members to the disease.

Parents of ill UK boy fight extradition from Spain

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

The parents of a child suffering from a severe brain tumor signaled Monday they would defy efforts to force them to return to Britain, days after their family fled to seek a novel kind of radiation treatment for the 5-year-old boy.

Poland's PM: Ukraine's war must be stopped now

|Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

The outbreak of World War II 75 years ago shows why Europe must put an end to the war in Ukraine now, Poland's prime minister said Monday.

UN backs inquiry of IS group's alleged crimes

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

The U.N.'s top human rights body on Monday overwhelmingly approved the Iraqi government's request for an investigation into alleged crimes against civilians committed by the Islamic State group in its rampage across northeastern Syria and parts of Iraq.