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Spain orders custody for parents of ill UK boy

- Associated Press

The grandmother of a 5-year-old British boy with a severe brain tumor accused U.K. authorities on Monday of cruelty for seeking an arrest warrant and pursuing the family abroad after his parents removed him from a British hospital against medical advice.

Israel's finance minister says his country and other regional powers should work together to rebuild the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Hatem Ali, File)

Israel calls on region to rebuild, disarm Gaza

Associated Press

Israel’s finance minister says his country and other regional powers should work together to rebuild the Gaza Strip and disarm Hamas militants that rule the territory.

Flags of member nations flap in the wind outside NATO headquarters in Brussels on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. NATO on Friday urged Russia to cease its military actions and take immediate and verifiable steps towards de-escalation of the crisis in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)

COFFEY: U.S. must help usher Macedonia into NATO over Greek objections

In Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Kosovo and Bosnia, Macedonia has been punching well above its weight in security contributions for years, even though it is no longer part of a great empire. Still, neighboring Greece refuses to let Macedonia join NATO, even though it has met all the criteria for membership.

North Koreans watch a pro-wrestler leave the fighting arena after a match, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Koreans got their first look at pro wrestling in about 20-years on Saturday when former NFL lineman Bob "The Beast" Sapp, and 20 other fighters from around the world took to the ring for an exhibition in Pyongyang, put together by colourful Japanese pro-wrestler Kanji "Antonio" Inoki, who is now a member of parliament. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

Pro wrestling returns to the ring in North Korea

- Associated Press

North Koreans got their first look at pro wrestling in about 20 years on Saturday when an ex-NFL lineman and 20 other grapplers from around the world took to the ring for an exhibition put together by a charismatic former Japanese pro-wrestler who is now a member of parliament.

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Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders answers reporters' questions as he arrives for an informal meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Ministers, in Milan, Italy, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. European Union foreign ministers on Friday were set to weigh adopting a tougher stance on the Ukraine crisis amid increasing calls to beef up economic sanctions against Russia. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

EU ministers call for new sanctions against Russia

- Associated Press

Several European Union foreign ministers on Friday accused Russia of invading eastern Ukraine and said Moscow should be punished with additional economic sanctions.

Gov. Chris Christie, center, greets people on the boardwalk as he kicks off the Labor Day weekend with a visit to the beach Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in Seaside Heights, N.J. Christie has made a tradition of visiting the shore to encourage tourism, especially in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. (AP Photo/Asbury Park Press, Thomas P. Costello)

Christie kicks off Labor Day at the Jersey shore

- Associated Press

Gov. Chris Christie kicked off Labor Day weekend on Friday with visits to the Jersey shore, where he greeted beachgoers, posed for photos and criticized the president's handling of foreign policy.

In this photo taken on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014,  Red Cross workers walk through a section of West Point, an area that has been hit hard by the Ebola virus, with residents not allowed to leave as government forces clamp down on movement to prevent the spread of Ebola, in  Monrovia, Liberia. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are now known, the World Health Organization said Thursday. A new plan released by the U.N. health agency to stop Ebola also assumes that the actual number of cases in many hard-hit areas may be two to four times higher than currently reported. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

Ebola arrives in Senegal as outbreak accelerates

- Associated Press

A man infected with Ebola traveled to Senegal, bringing to the country the first confirmed case of the dreaded disease that has hit four other West African nations and killed more than 1,500 people, the Ministry of Health said Friday.

** FILE ** Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gestures as he speaks during a press conference in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, June 14, 2014. (Associated Press)

Iran begins arming Palestinian terrorists

Iranian military leaders say that they have begun weapons deliveries to Palestinian terrorists in the West Bank and elsewhere in the region after months of promising increased military support for Israel's enemies, according to regional reports.

News briefs from around Kentucky at 1:58 a.m. EDT

Associated Press

Democrats and Republicans gathered Wednesday to celebrate a $20 million federal grant designed to move Kentucky toward new forms of energy, a tricky subject in a state dominated by the coal industry.

Former NFL player Bob "The Beast" Sapp, center, arrives at the Sunan International Airport, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 in Pyongyang, North Korea. Sapp is participating in a two-day martial arts extravaganza in Pyongyang over the weekend organized by Japanese pro-wrestler turned politician Kanji "Antonio" Inoki in an oddball attempt at sports diplomacy. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

Japanese lawmaker, ex-NFL lineman in North Korea

- Associated Press

Led by a Japanese pro wrestler-turned-politician, about 20 mixed martial artists from around the world - including a former NFL lineman - arrived in North Korea on Thursday to put on a series of exhibition matches this weekend.

** FILE ** Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican. (Associated Press)

Sen. Rand Paul warns against interventionism in Middle East

- The Washington Times

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said the United States cannot be the world's police and is warning against listening to the "interventionists" in both parties, as he argues that their approach to the Middle East has "never been good foreign policy" because it is founded in the idea of "shooting first and asking questions later."

Murder charges filed against Pakistan PM

Associated Press

Pakistani police have registered allegations of abetting murder against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his brother over the June killing of 14 supporters of a cleric who is currently leading thousands of anti-government demonstrators in Islamabad.

Habib Rezaei and Rakhshan Bani-E'temad pose for photographers at the photo call for the movie Ghesseha during the 71st edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/David Azia)

VENICE WATCH: Iranian tales; vampire takes a break

Associated Press

The Venice Film Festival is bringing 11 days of red carpet premieres, innovative movies and Hollywood glamour to the Italian city. Here's what has been catching the eye of The Associated Press:

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu smiles during a press conference at the prime minister's office in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014.  Israel's prime minister declared victory Wednesday in the recent war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, saying the military campaign had dealt a heavy blow and a cease-fire deal gave no concessions to the Islamic militant group.(AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

Israelis skeptical of Netanyahu's Gaza victory claim

- Associated Press

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's claim that Israel achieved a "great military and political" victory over Hamas in the latest round of fighting in the Gaza Strip has met with skepticism from many Israelis, according to a poll published Thursday.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he speaks during a press conference at the prime minister's office in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014.  Israel's prime minister declared victory Wednesday in the recent war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, saying the military campaign had dealt a heavy blow and a cease-fire deal gave no concessions to the Islamic militant group.(AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

Europe seeks role in postwar Gaza

- Associated Press

European nations are offering to help enforce the cease-fire in the Gaza Strip, a scenario that could provide key international backing for maintaining the peace and step up the pressure on Hamas militants to relinquish power.