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  • Kosovo approves court to try wartime leaders for war crimes

    PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's Parliament on Monday approved a constitutional amendment to set up a special court to prosecute former leaders over war crimes, including the killing of hundreds of Serb civilians.

    Associated Press33 mins ago
  • Calais migrants step up bids to get into Channel Tunnel

    Migrants in Calais made around 1,700 attempts overnight to penetrate the Channel Tunnel premises in a bid to get to England, French police sources said Monday, and an officer sustained facial injuries from a stone. Of the 1,700 attempts, some 1,000 were "pushed back" by authorities and 700 were…

    AFP16 mins ago
  • US stocks drop, led by fall in energy stocks

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell on Monday, led by a slumping energy sector as the price of oil continued to fall. Investors were also watching the latest earnings releases. Tyson Foods dropped after cutting its earnings outlook for the year.

    Associated Press22 mins ago
  • Germany hits new immigration record amid rising tensions

    Germany took in a record number of immigrants last year amid growing tensions over the changing face of the nation, official statistics released Monday showed. Last year there were 16.4 million people of foreign origin living in Germany, or one in five residents. Germany long resisted calling…

    AFP27 mins ago
  • Moroccan suffocates trying to enter Spain in suitcase

    A 27-year-old Moroccan man suffocated to death while trying to illegally enter Spain hidden inside a suitcase in the trunk of a car, police said Monday. The man's older brother appears to have tried to smuggle him into Spain by ferry. The older man, aged 34, legally boarded the ferry linking…

  • Moroccan dies while being smuggled into Spain in suitcase

    MADRID (AP) — A Moroccan man died from suffocation while being smuggled into Spain by his brother inside a suitcase that was in the trunk of a car on a ferry crossing, authorities said Monday.

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  • Ukrainian casualties reported before peace talks

    Four Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and 15 wounded in fighting with pro-Russian rebels in the past 24 hours just before talks on a ceasefire were due to start, the Ukrainian military said on Monday. Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said separatists were firing heavy weapons…

  • HSBC exits Brazil as group profit falls

    HSBC has agreed to sell its Brazilian business to local group Banco Bradesco, the British banking giant announced Monday alongside news of a fall in net profits. Profit after tax fell 3.8 percent to $4.36 billion ( 4.0 billion euros) in the second quarter compared with the same period last year,…

  • Kiradech wins Paul Lawrie Matchplay on final hole

    Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat won his second European Tour title of the year on Sunday when he defeated Robert Karlsson on the final hole to clinch the Paul Lawrie Matchplay. The 26-year-old Thai, already a two-time tour winner after capturing the 2013 Malaysia Open and this year's Shenzhen…

  • Aphibarnrat wins Paul Lawrie Matchplay for 3rd title

    ABERDEEN, Scotland (AP) — Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand won the inaugural Paul Lawrie Match Play by holing a 4-foot putt for birdie on No. 18 to beat Sweden's Robert Karlsson by one hole in the final.

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  • Gypsies' plight emphasized on Roma Holocaust Day

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Europe's top human right official drew attention to the abuses and discrimination faced by the Roma minority as Europe commemorated the tens of thousands of Gypsies killed during World War II.

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  • Four migrants drown off Moroccan coast: ministry

    Four migrants died on Sunday after trying to swim to Spain's north African enclave of Ceuta from northern Morocco, the government in Rabat said. It said the migrants, whose names and nationalities were not given, had tried to swim around a maritime fence separating the Spanish territory from…

  • Factbox: Canadian parties vie over economy, security, environment

    (Reuters) - Canada will have a federal election on Oct 19. CONSERVATIVE PARTY: ECONOMY - Prime Minister Stephen Harper touts his economic record as his strongest suit, pledging to balance the budget this year despite a mild contraction in the first two quarters, and points to Europe to show the…

  • France, Britain present united front as anger soars over migrants

    France and Britain vowed Sunday that a cross-Channel migrant crisis was their "top priority" in a united front that belied simmering anger over an issue which has become a political hot potato. Heightened security has curbed the number of attempts by migrants in the port city of Calais trying to…

  • Rebels in eastern Ukraine say radioactive waste cache safe

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine have sought to assuage concerns that a cache of radioactive waste at a local chemical factory could pose a threat.

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  • Italy coast guard rescues 1,800 sea migrants, five found dead

    Italy's coast guard said about 1,800 migrants were rescued from seven overcrowded vessels on Saturday, while five corpses were found on a large rubber boat carrying 212 others. The dead bodies were found on board at the time of the rescue, a coast guard spokeswoman said on Sunday. The…

  • Ending migrant crisis 'top priority', vow Britain and France

    France and Britain vowed Sunday that a cross-Channel migrant crisis was their "top priority" in a united front that belied simmering anger over an issue which has become a political hot potato. Beefed-up security has curbed the number of attempts by migrants in the port city of Calais trying to…

  • French riot police disperse migrants at Channel Tunnel

    COQUELLES, France (AP) — French riot police have sprayed migrants with a chemical irritant as they tried to storm the Channel Tunnel, and the British and French interior ministers said the nightly attempts to reach Britain are part of a "global migration crisis" that needs an international solution.

    Associated Press
  • Britain and France urge EU-wide action on Calais migrant crisis

    By William James LONDON (Reuters) - Britain and France on Sunday urged other European Union states to help them tackle the growing crisis in northern France caused by thousands of migrants seeking to make illegal and dangerous crossings into England. The French port of Calais has become a focal…