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  • CIA stops spying on friendly nations in W. Europe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Stung by the backlash over a German caught selling secrets to the U.S. and the revelations of surveillance by the National Security Agency, the CIA has stopped spying on friendly governments in Western Europe, according to current and former U.S. officials.

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  • India, China quietly struggle in Indian Ocean

    NEW DELHI (AP) — At first glance, it looks like a diplomatic love-fest. There was Chinese President Xi Jinping, toasting the birthday of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a quiet dinner earlier this week in Modi's home state. There were the two leaders, deep in conversation as they walked…

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  • IOC: Flexible rules could allow baseball's return

    INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — The adoption of a more flexible approach to the Olympic program could allow for the return of baseball and other sports that have been dropped from the games, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said Saturday.

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  • Brundle takes TUDOR Prototype pole at Austin

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Alex Brundle took the Prototype pole in qualifying Friday for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship's Lone Star Le Mans at Circuit of The Americas.

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  • Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone confined its 6 million people to their homes Friday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged West African country began what was believed to be the most sweeping lockdown against disease since the Middle Ages.

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  • France joins US against Islamic State over Iraq

    PARIS (AP) — France is back at America's side in conducting military strikes in Iraq.

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  • U.S. aims to keep Iran atomic talks separate from Islamic State conflict

    By Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials hope to prevent two diplomatic challenges with Iran from colliding next week: the Iranian nuclear program and the threat posed by the Islamic State militant group. Their basic dilemma is how to keep Iran from hardening its stance in the…

    Reuters
  • Two Iranians held in Kenya amid terror alert

    Nairobi (AFP) - Authorities in Kenya said Friday they have arrested two men believed to be Iranian nationals transiting through the east African nation on fake passports.

    AFP
  • After vote to stay in UK, Scots must heal divide

    EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Following a long night that brought floods of relief for some and bitter disappointment for others, Scotland awoke with a hangover Friday after voting to reject independence.

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  • Lawyer: EU court agrees to hear Berlusconi appeal

    ROME (AP) — A lawyer for ex-Premier Silvio Berlusconi said Friday the European Court for Human Rights has agreed to take up one point of an appeal related to a tax fraud conviction that cost him his Senate seat.

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  • Gallacher misses cut before 1st Ryder Cup

    NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — Shane Lowry shot a 6-under 65 to take a one-shot lead after the second round of the Wales Open on Friday, while Stephen Gallacher missed the cut in his last tournament before his first Ryder Cup.

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  • Scots vote shows pitfalls, opportunities for EU referendum

    By Paul Taylor and Alastair Macdonald PARIS/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Scotland's vote against independence offers lessons for British politicians and their European partners faced with a referendum on whether to stay in the EU which Prime Minister David Cameron has promised for 2017. The fact that the…

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  • Scotland 'No' fails to stop Catalan secession push

    Scotland's decision to remain in the United Kingdom has cost separatists across Europe political momentum. But the parliament in Spain's Catalonia region on Friday overwhelmingly gave its leader the power to call a secession referendum that the central government in Madrid has denounced as illegal.

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  • Catalans press independence vote despite Scottish 'No'

    Barcelona (AFP) - The Spanish government on Friday welcomed Scotland's "No" vote on independence, but Catalans determined to break away from Spain pushed ahead defiantly for their own ballot on self-rule.

    AFP
  • Switzerland prepares to tighten screws on whistleblowers

    By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - Switzerland's parliament will consider a bill on Monday that critics say will tighten the rules on whistleblowers, shutting the door to what is often a last resort for people trying to stop wrongdoing and corruption. Although the bill aims to clarify a grey area of…

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  • Italy's Northern League founder Bossi saddened by Scottish vote

    By James Mackenzie ROME (Reuters) - The founder of Italy's pro-devolution, anti-immigrant Northern League expressed bitter disappointment at the result of the Scottish independence referendum and said voters had been intimidated by the media. Umberto Bossi, who created the movement for autonomy for…

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  • Ukraine, Poland and Lithuania form joint military unit

    WARSAW (Reuters) - Ukraine, Poland and Lithuania launched a joint military force on Friday that Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski said could start its first exercises in the tense region in the next year. The three countries and other states in the area have been on high alert since Russia…

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