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East Jerusalem construction plan moves ahead

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

City officials said Wednesday that they have granted final approval for the construction of a controversial new Israeli housing development in east Jerusalem, dealing a new blow to already tattered relations with the Palestinians and raising the likelihood of a fresh round of international condemnations.

British warplanes destroy IS targets in Iraq

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

British Royal Air Force warplanes flying out of a UK air base on Cyprus have destroyed four Islamic State group targets in Iraq over the last two days, the base commander said Wednesday.

Liberia short on ambulances for Ebola patients

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

The man with reddened eyes sat in his underwear outside his thatched home. He was weak from diarrhea, so his wife called the Ebola hotline for an ambulance. Now that it was here, though, he didn't want to go.

At celeb-filled Louis Vuitton, venue is real star

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

Louis Vuitton's show caused traffic chaos early Wednesday with a sea of photographers clambering to get the must-have shot of attendees Jennifer Connelly, Selena Gomez, Sofia Coppola and Michelle Williams.

Cuba says it's likely to increase money supply

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

The planned elimination of Cuba's unusual dual-currency system will likely mean printing more of the single currency that remains, the country's central bank chief said in a report published Wednesday.

Slovakia sees 50 pct drop in Russian gas supplies

|Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

Slovakia says it has seen a 50 percent drop in Russian gas supplies in the past day.

Destruction of Syria weapons facilities to begin

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

The dismantling of Syria's chemical weapons facilities is expected to begin this month, and the first of the 12 facilities should be destroyed by the end of November, the organization tasked with eliminating the country's chemical weapons program says.

Nigeria leader hails victories on Ebola, militants

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

Celebrating recent victories over Ebola and Islamic extremists, President Goodluck Jonathan marked Nigeria's 54 years of independence from Britain on Wednesday.

Palestinians: Israeli occupation must end in 2016

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

The Palestinians are asking the U.N. Security Council to set a deadline of November 2016 for an Israeli withdrawal from all Palestinian territory occupied since 1967 including East Jerusalem in a new push to achieve independence.

Germany raises payments to communist-era prisoners

|Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

The German government is increasing by 20 percent payments to former political prisoners in communist East Germany, a move that comes a few weeks before the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Lithuania protests Russian seizure of fishing ship

|Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

Lithuania has accused Russia of violating international maritime law by seizing a Lithuanian fishing vessel and its 28-member crew in Arctic waters.

UK leader promises tax cuts, EU battle

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

Squeezed between insurgent anti-Europeans, a skittish party and suspicious voters, Britain's prime minister promised a tough stance on the EU and tax cuts for millions in a bid to bolster support for his Conservative Party before a national election next year.

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.