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Ireland unit seeking secret IRA graves finds body

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

Forensic experts searching for the long-hidden graves of Irish Republican Army victims found the remains Wednesday of a body during a month-long search, the latest in a long line of grim discoveries that seek to resolve old grievances of the Northern Ireland conflict.

Philippines seizes 15 paintings from Marcos family

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

The Philippine government seized 15 paintings from the former home of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos as it tries to recover 156 artworks — including ones by Van Gogh, Monet and Michelangelo — accumulated from his alleged ill-gotten wealth, an official said Wednesday.

Report: 5 Spanish soldiers face trial for torture

|Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

Spain's El Pais newspaper says five soldiers who served in Iraq face trial on charges of torture for brutally beating two Iraqi prisoners.

Bomb explodes outside Spanish town hall

|Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

Spain's Interior Ministry is blaming an outlawed separatist group for a bomb explosion outside a town hall in the northwestern region of Galicia.

Former NATO chief opens strategic consultancy

|Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

Ex-NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen is opening a consultancy in Denmark to give strategic advice to governments, organizations and corporations.

Moet bets on bubbly in China with sparkling winery

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

France's Moet Hennessy is betting on China's taste for bubbly with the launch of sales this month by the first foreign-owned Chinese winery devoted to sparkling wine.

At Paris show, carmakers look to better times

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

European carmakers are hoping to impress with new models at this week's Paris Motor Show and prove they have come out stronger from years of economic trouble and cost-cutting.

Taiwan throws support behind HK democracy demands

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

Taiwan, an island that China's ruling Communist Party has long sought to bring into its fold under the same "one country, two systems" arrangement it has for Hong Kong, has thrown its support behind Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement.

UK drops terror case against ex-Guantanamo inmate

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

British prosecutors dropped terrorism charges Wednesday against a former Guantanamo Bay detainee who is a high-profile advocate for the rights of terror suspects.

Lawyer: Briton on death row in Pakistan attacked

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

A lawyer for a mentally-ill British man on death row in Pakistan for blasphemy asked authorities Thursday to keep his client in hospital after a prison guard shot and wounded him.

7 arrested in Greece in migrant smuggling ring

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

An airline pilot and a ground crew staff member were among seven people arrested in Greece on suspicion of participating in a ring smuggling migrants onto flights from the eastern Greek city of Thessaloniki to other EU countries, police said Wednesday.

Ukraine rebels close in on Donetsk airport

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine advanced Wednesday on the government-held airport in Donetsk, pressing to seize the key transportation hub even as the two sides bargained over a troop pullout under a much-violated truce.

Baghdad car bomb kills 15

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

A car bomb near pet and vegetable markets in Baghdad killed 15 people and wounded another 40 on Wednesday, Iraqi security and medical officials said.

Germany reports Eurofighter manufacturing fault

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

The joint venture making the Eurofighter plane said Wednesday that it was managing a problem discovered with the fuselage after Germany's military suspended deliveries of the plane.

Syria blasts at school kill 32, including 10 kids

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

Twin bombings near an elementary school in Syria killed at least 32 people on Wednesday, including at least 10 children, with the second blast going off as screaming parents frantically searched for their sons and daughters in a street littered with school bags and body parts.

New NATO chief: better ties with Russia possible

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

NATO's new secretary-general struck a more conciliatory tone Wednesday on Russia, saying there's a chance now for improved relations between Moscow and the West.

Philippines won't send troops to unclear mission

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

The Philippine president said Wednesday his government would no longer deploy peacekeepers in "impossible" missions like the Golan Heights, where Filipino forces were attacked by Syrian insurgents.

New Polish premier wants more US military presence

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

Poland's new prime minister said Wednesday that she will seek a greater U.S. military presence in the country as the conflict in neighboring Ukraine has made Poland's security and U.S.-Polish relationship even more important.

France's Socialists detail hefty spending cuts

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

France's Socialist government has detailed a 21 billion-euro ($26.5 billion) cost-cutting plan, the biggest in the country's modern history, saying it will focus on trimming welfare benefits.

Karadzic: I am not linked to wartime atrocities

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic insisted Wednesday that U.N. prosecutors do not have "a shred of evidence" linking him to atrocities throughout the Bosnian war and accused them of putting the Serb people on trial.