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  • Palestinians assailants often leave behind ordinary lives

    JERUSALEM (AP) — They lived ordinary lives with ordinary ambitions — an electrician saving up to get married, a fitness buff, a worker in a butcher shop, a teen with plans for study in Europe after high school. But then these young Palestinians seemingly snapped.

    Associated Press21 mins ago
  • US stocks are mixed as investors assess earnings, deals

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mixed on Tuesday as investors assess the latest deal news and company earnings reports. Twitter rose after announcing that it would lay off staff as it strives to turn a profit. Ryder System, a transportation company, fell sharply after lowering its profit forecast…

    Associated Press55 mins ago
  • Exclusive: Jeb Bush says Putin's Russia should face consequences over Syria

    By Steve Holland PETERBOROUGH, N.H. (Reuters) - Republican Jeb Bush vowed on Tuesday to take a more aggressive approach to countering Russia if he is elected president next year, calling Vladimir Putin an "agile adversary" who is exploiting a vacuum of U.S. leadership in Syria and elsewhere. In…

  • Dutch probe: Buk missile downed Malaysian jet in Ukraine

    GILZE-RIJEN AIR BASE, Netherlands (AP) — The missile shot skyward from war-ravaged eastern Ukraine. With deadly accuracy more than six miles up, it detonated just in front of the Malaysia Airlines jetliner, sending hundreds of jagged steel shards ripping through its aluminum skin at up to 5,600 mph…

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  • Refugee influx set to shake up Germany's Muslim community

    Germany's Muslim community is bracing for a culture shock when masses of Arab migrants join millions of residents of Turkish origin. "Most sermons are held in Turkish," said Yasemin El-Menouar, Islam expert at think-tank the Bertelsmann Foundation. A legacy of Germany's post-war industrial…

  • German military halts Eurofighter deliveries over flaw

    Germany's defence ministry has identified a new technical problem with Eurofighter combat aircraft and frozen deliveries until further notice, a spokesman said Tuesday. Germany's Bundeswehr had previously halted but then resumed deliveries of the jet over a similar problem. The Eurofighter…

  • Top beer makers to join forces to face industry challenges

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The world's biggest beer maker clinched a deal Tuesday to take over its nearest rival in a bid to stave off the megabrewers' most serious problems: the surge in popularity of craft brews and weakening sales in the rich markets of the U.S. and Europe.

    Associated Press
  • Moldova thanks Romania for $171 million loan

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Moldova's prime minister has thanked Romania for a 150 million euro ($171 million), five-year loan which he said will be spent on modernizing the former Soviet republic, which wants to join the European Union.

    Associated Press
  • Blame game resumes over who shot MH17 with a missile

    Gilze-Rijen (Netherlands) (AFP) - Investigators concluded Tuesday that Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a Russian-made BUK missile fired over war-torn Ukraine, but 15 months after the disaster Russia and the West remain locked in a bitter blame game. "Flight MH17 crashed as a result…

  • Greece says no plan for sea patrols with Turkey over migrant crisis

    Greece said on Tuesday it had no plan to carry out joint sea patrols with neighboring Turkey to stem an influx of migrants and refugees into Europe. A record 400,000 refugees and migrants have arrived in Greece this year from nearby Turkey, most fleeing war-torn Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq and…

  • UN rights expert airs doubts about Belarus election result

    GENEVA (AP) — A U.N. human rights expert is raising doubts about the re-election of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, saying he garnered the highest margin of victory in an election in Europe since World War II.

    Associated Press
  • Italy Renzi victory as Senate votes to fall on its sword

    Italy's Senate voted Tuesday to relinquish most of its power in a revolutionary move aimed at ending decades of political instability, to the delight of a triumphant Premier Matteo Renzi. Reforms are being carried out, Italy is changing. Senators voted 179 in favour and 16 against the reform…

  • European human rights watchdog slams Roma segregation in Slovakia, Czech Republic

    Europe's human rights watchdog slammed Slovakia and the Czech Republic on Wednesday for lack of progress in eliminating segregation of Roma children in schools and hate speech in political discourse directed at Europe's poorest minority. In a report on Slovakia, the Council of Europe's Human…

  • Germany extends border controls until end-October

    Germany, facing a record migrant influx, will extend temporary border controls until the end of October, with a special focus on the Austrian border, the interior ministry said Tuesday. Berlin, which started to implement the controls on September 13, has told the European Commission it will…

  • Syrian rebels fortify frontline with anti-tank missiles

    By Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian insurgents are deploying extensive supplies of anti-tank missiles provided by their foreign backers to counter ground attacks by the Syrian army and its allies, backed by heavy Russian air strikes, rebel commanders said on Tuesday. Two rebel commanders…

  • Polish election frontrunner eyes army tender shakeup, risks causing delays

    By Wiktor Szary and Pawel Sobczak WARSAW (Reuters) - The expected winner of Poland's Oct. 25 parliamentary election aims to shake up the country's military procurement plans but such a move could delay the modernization of its armed forces at a time of increased Russian assertiveness in eastern…

  • Officials seize more than half-ton of coke near Martinique

    FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique (AP) — Authorities in the French Caribbean island of Martinique say they have seized 1,180 pounts (535 kilograms) of cocaine destined for Europe.

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