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Suspected ETA member arrested in Germany

|Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Authorities in Germany say they have arrested a suspected member of the Basque separatist group ETA who has been on the run since 2004.

Yemen's Shiite rebels give president ultimatum

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Yemen's Shiite rebels, who are in control of the capital, gave the president 10 days starting from Friday to form a government, hinting at a takeover attempt if their demands are not met.

Canada restricts visas amid Ebola scare

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Canada has joined Australia in suspending entry visas for people from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa in an attempt to keep the deadly disease away.

Analysis: In Syria, no good options for West

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

With the U.S.-led assault on the Islamic State group, the world community is acting in Syria, but not in the Syrian civil war. When it comes to the issue that has undermined the region — the survival or fall of Syrian President Bashar Assad — there is still no plan.

Chicago Marathon champion Jeptoo fails doping test

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Leading female marathoner Rita Jeptoo of Kenya failed a doping test a few weeks before winning her second consecutive Chicago Marathon, her agent and national federation said Friday.

Head of UK sex-abuse inquiry quits

|Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

The head of an inquiry into alleged sex abuse by powerful figures in British society resigned Friday after victims' groups said she was too close to a politician under scrutiny.

After murder suspect is caught, a sigh of relief

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

For 48 days, Eric Frein was everywhere and nowhere, supposedly sighted again and again, only to melt back into the woods in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse.

Israel cartoon highlights troubled ties with US

|Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

An Israeli political cartoon depicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu piloting an airplane heading for New York's Twin Towers has set off a firestorm of criticism and focused new attention on the troubled relationship between Israel and the United States.

Colombians jailed in Venezuela for $15 grocery run

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

A $15 grocery run has cost two single mothers from Colombia 48 days in jail, along with the threat of a 14-year prison sentence, as a result of a crackdown on smuggling in Venezuela that is ratcheting up tensions and highlighting growing economic distortions between the neighbors.

Gentiloni named new foreign minister of Italy

|Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Italy's premier has named Paolo Gentiloni as his new foreign minister, tapping a longtime center-left lawmaker and former Cabinet minister in the Romano Prodi government.

Canadian gets life sentence in Mounties shootings

|Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

A man convicted of fatally shooting three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers and wounding two others was given Canada's harshest prison sentence in more than 50 years.

Italy phases out sea rescues to save migrants

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Italy insisted Friday that lives won't be sacrificed as it ended its costly Mediterranean Sea rescue operation and shifted over to a less ambitious joint patrol with the European Union.

South Africa: Suspect arrested in soccer killing

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

A suspect has been arrested and charged with murder in the shooting death of Senzo Meyiwa, South Africa's national soccer team captain, authorities said Friday.

Coal miners stuck in the middle of Ukraine's war

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Glistening black sweat rolls down the spine of a beefy miner as he jackhammers bedrock along the shaft at the Chelyuskintsev coal mine in Donetsk, Ukraine's eastern industrial heartland.

EU confirms North Korea invite for rights visit

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

A European Union official on Friday confirmed that North Korea has invited the EU's special representative for human rights to visit, which would be a significant step toward resuming a human rights dialogue that Pyongyang broke off in 2003.

12 men trapped in Colombia coal mine collapse

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

A collapse deep in a coal mine trapped 12 workers in Colombia and officials said Friday that any rescue will be difficult.

Remains recovered from Ukraine plane disaster site

|Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

The Dutch prime minister says investigators have recovered an unspecified number of human remains from the site in eastern Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down.

Turkish president questions focus on Kobani

|Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the international community is focusing too much on the battle over Kobani and is calling for strikes in other parts of Syria.

US ambassador says she's monitoring for Ebola

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

The U.S. ambassador who just returned from the three West African countries worst hit by Ebola said Friday she's self-monitoring for the virus like anyone else.

Uganda-North Korea ties grow amid democracy doubts

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda gave a state banquet late Thursday in honor of North Korea's ceremonial head of state, praising Pyongyang for what he said was its prominent role in fighting imperialism.