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Tue, Sep 1 2015

Migrant chaos at Budapest train station; Germany says EU rules still hold

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BUDAPEST/BERLIN - Hundreds of angry migrants demonstrated outside Budapest's Eastern Railway Terminus on Tuesday demanding they be allowed to travel on to Germany, as the biggest ever influx of migrants into the European Union left its asylum policies in tatters. | Video

01 Sep 2015

Big guns in east Ukraine fall silent, two more die from wounds in Kiev protests

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KIEV - A fragile truce between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists appeared to be holding on Tuesday as both sides made a renewed effort to silence their guns and make the much-abused ceasefire work.

01 Sep 2015

Britain to make wording of EU referendum question more neutral

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LONDON - The British government will change the wording of the question in its planned referendum on whether to stay in the European Union to make it more neutral following a recommendation by the Electoral Commission on Tuesday.

01 Sep 2015

U.S. drone kills six suspected militants in Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A unmanned U.S. drone aircraft killed at least six suspected militants and wounded four others on Tuesday in a remote area of northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border, officials said.

Greece's Syriza party lead shrinks further in election race - poll

ATHENS - Greece's Syriza party is on course to win 26 percent of votes in a snap election in September, just one point ahead of the conservative New Democracy party, a poll published by the Pulse for Action 24 television channel said on Tuesday.

01 Sep 2015

Greek ship ferries hundreds more migrants to mainland

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ATHENS - A ship bringing about 1,800 migrants and refugees from an eastern Greek island to the port of Piraeus arrived on Tuesday night, the Greek coastguard said.

01 Sep 2015

Western-backed Syrian rebels say kill foreign Islamic State fighters in undercover strike

AMMAN - A group of Western-backed Syrian insurgents said on Tuesday they had killed three foreign fighters -- two Saudis and a Tunisian -- with the Islamic State group in an undercover raid into an area under the control of the ultra-radical militants.

World, Syria, Middle East 01 Sep 2015

Pope to allow all priests to forgive abortion during Holy Year

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VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis will give all priests discretion during the Roman Catholic Church's Holy Year to formally forgive women who have had abortions -- the Argentine pontiff's latest move towards a more open and inclusive church. | Video

Kurds suspect another chemical attack by Islamic State in Iraq

ERBIL, Iraq - Kurdish authorities said on Tuesday they suspected a homemade rocket fired by Islamic State at their peshmerga forces in northern Iraq contained chemical substances, accusing the Islamist insurgents of an increasing use of chemical weapons.

World, Iraq, Middle East 01 Sep 2015

New EU migrant plans ready next week - Avramopoulos

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BRUSSELS - The EU executive will outline new plans next week to share out refugees across European states as well as to speed deportations of unwanted migrants, the 28-nation bloc's migration commissioner said on Tuesday.

01 Sep 2015