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Plight of jailed Catalans strains dialogue with Spain

Renata Brito and Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 6:49am

A farm tractor with a crane lifts up half a dozen people holding Catalan independence flags in northeast Spain, trying to get high enough so they can peek into a prison courtyard and see their separatist heroes.

Islamabad: Pakistan PM writes to India's to resolve disputes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 6:47am

Pakistan says Prime Minister Imran Khan has written to his Indian counterpart, seeking to resolve outstanding disputes between the two nuclear-armed nations, including issues such as the divided region of Kashmir.

Israeli air force chief due in Moscow after plane downing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 6:22am

Israel's air force chief is flying to Moscow on Thursday to brief Russian President Vladimir Putin on the incident over Syria that led to the downing of a Russian reconnaissance plane.

French far-right leader refuses court-ordered psych exam

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 6:18am

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen is refusing to undergo a court-ordered psychiatric exam for tweeting brutal images of Islamic State violence, comparing the demand to methods used in totalitarian regimes.

Greek foreign minister confident on name deal with Macedonia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 6:05am

Greece's foreign minister says he's confident a preliminary deal to rename neighboring Macedonia will be fully ratified despite opposition in both countries.

The Latest: EU border agency to help Serbia control migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 6:01am

The Latest on Europe's response to the influx of migrants (all times local):

Russian Far East to hold new election after vote rigging

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 5:25am

Election officials in Russia's Far East have cancelled the results of Sunday's gubernatorial election following reports of blatant vote rigging and say they will hold a new vote.

Ukraine pushes ahead with plans to secure NATO membership

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 5:19am

Ukraine's president says the country needs to amend its constitution to make NATO membership its long-term goal.

Hungary: Court cuts Syrian's sentence over migrant riot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 5:16am

A Hungarian appeals court on Thursday lowered to five years from seven the prison sentence of a Syrian man convicted of entering Hungary illegally and of complicity in throwing rocks at police during a 2015 border riot.

German spy chief removal causes turbulence in Merkel gov't

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 5:11am

A decision to give a new government job to Germany's domestic intelligence chief, who was removed from that post after appearing to downplay recent far-right protests, is causing discontent in Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition.

AP PHOTOS: 3 days of Moon-Kim summit in North Korea

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:55am

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has wrapped up a three-day visit to North Korea for a third summit with leader Kim Jong Un that included wide-ranging agreements they trumpeted as a major step toward peace.

Uganda's pop star politician Bobi Wine put into police van on arrival from US, lawyer says

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:40am

Uganda's pop star politician Bobi Wine put into police van on arrival from US, lawyer says.

German anti-abortion activist loses case against injunctions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:18am

The European Court of Human Rights has rejected a German anti-abortion activist's case against injunctions ordering him to stop referring to abortions performed by various doctors as "aggravated murder" and comparing them with the Holocaust.

Afghan official: Taliban attacks kill 5 in central province

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:16am

An Afghan official says the Taliban have carried out a series of coordinated attacks in central Ghazni province, killing five members of the security forces.

1 dead, 4 wounded in roadside ambush in southern Thailand

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:13am

Suspected insurgents killed one person and wounded four others in a roadside ambush in southern Thailand, a region where a Muslim separatist rebellion has been active for more than a decade, police said Thursday.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:09am

South Korean leader says he'll discuss with Trump his and Kim Jong Un's goal of declaring end of Korean War by year end.

S. Korea's Moon says he'll pass private message about nukes from Kim Jong Un to Trump when he meets US leader next week

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:00am

S. Korea's Moon says he'll pass private message about nukes from Kim Jong Un to Trump when he meets US leader next week.

South Korea's Moon: Kim Jong Un wants US sec. of state to come to Pyongyang for nuke talks, and quick summit with Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 3:49am

South Korea's Moon: Kim Jong Un wants US sec. of state to come to Pyongyang for nuke talks, and quick summit with Trump .

Hezbollah leader boasts group has 'highly accurate' missiles

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 3:11am

The leader of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah boasted Thursday the group now possesses "highly accurate" missiles despite Israeli attempts to prevent it from acquiring such weapons.