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The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 10:41pm

Saudi Arabia says its initial investigations indicate that Iranian weapons were used in Saturday's attacks on key oil installations and it "will invite U.N. and international experts to view the situation on the ground and to participate in the investigations." A statement from the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday says, "The kingdom will take the appropriate measures based on the results of the investigation, to ensure its security and stability."

Israelis have begun voting in historic repeat election seen as referendum on longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 10:02pm

Israelis have begun voting in historic repeat election seen as referendum on longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Taiwan loses biggest Pacific ally as Solomons embraces China

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 9:49pm

Taiwan has lost its largest ally in the Pacific after the Solomon Islands confirmed Tuesday that it is switching diplomatic allegiance to China, and observers say other Pacific nations may soon follow.

In leaderless Hong Kong movement, Joshua Wong just 1 voice

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 9:04pm

Overseas, Joshua Wong has emerged as a prominent face of Hong Kong's months-long protests for full democracy. At home, he is just another protester.

China and US clash over 'belt and road' in Afghan resolution

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 5:24pm

China and Russia clashed with the U.S. and other Security Council members Monday over China's insistence on including a reference to Beijing's $1 trillion "belt and road" global infrastructure program in a resolution on the U.N. political mission in Afghanistan.

Egypt says no progress in talks over Ethiopia's Nile dam

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 2:24pm

Egypt says a new round of talks over a soon-to-be-finished Nile River dam being built by Ethiopia have failed to achieve progress.

Rescuers save 6 orcas from Argentine beach

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 1:19pm

Rescue workers and volunteers have saved six of seven orcas that became stranded on an Argentine beach.

Burberry, Christopher Kane show new collections in London

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 1:07pm

There were glittery runway shows Monday as London Fashion Week showcased some of its top stars including Burberry and Christopher Kane. Venues were packed as designers tried to build on past successes and break new ground with daring collections.

Italy arrests 3 accused of migrant torture in Libya

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 12:47pm

Italian officials say three men who disembarked on the tiny island of Lampedusa over the summer have been arrested at a migrant reception center in Italy after fellow migrants recognized them as their torturers in Libya.

Greece: Biker hurt after man's fatal fall from bridge

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 12:46pm

Greek police say a motorcyclist is being treated with non-life-threatening injuries after a man who suffered a fatal fall off a highway flyover hit his passing motorcycle, causing him to lose balance and crash.

Split emerges in Venezuela opposition over talks with gov't

Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 12:02pm

A minority group of opposition parties in Venezuela agreed Monday to enter negotiations with President Nicolas Maduro's government without the participation of U.S.-backed opposition leader Juan Guaidó, eroding his efforts to hold together a coalition to confront the socialist administration.

The Latest: NATO: US service member killed in Afghanistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 11:10am

The Latest on violence in Afghanistan (all times local):

Arrested official had access to intel from Canada's allies

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 11:00am

The head of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police force said Monday the national police force has been "shaken" by the arrest of one of its senior intelligence officers and said he had access to information from Canada's allies.

IS leader calls on fighters to free detained comrades

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 10:40am

The leader of the Islamic State group released a new alleged audio recording Monday calling on members of the extremist group to do all they can to free IS detainees and women held in jails and camps.

NATO says a U.S. service member was killed in action in Afghanistan on Monday

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 10:36am

NATO says a U.S. service member was killed in action in Afghanistan on Monday.

With over half Tunisian votes counted, law professor leads

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 10:22am

With more than half the votes in Tunisia's presidential race counted, a former conservative constitutional law professor was in the lead.

French foreign minister arrives in Sudan to meet new leaders

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 9:24am

France's foreign minister on Monday said his country would support Sudan's new leaders in their efforts to achieve peace with rebel groups, and work to end the African country's international pariah status.

ICC prosecutor appeals acquittal of ex-Ivory Coast president

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 9:21am

International Criminal Court prosecutors have appealed against the acquittal of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo and a youth minister on charges of involvement in deadly post-election violence.

Greece: Time for EU to step up and deal with migration issue

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 9:10am

Greece's migration policy minister says the European Union's Mediterranean states are in a better position to convince other EU partners to help them cope with migrant arrivals.