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Austrian refugee van ‘has Spanish registration’

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Merkel: expect Greece to fulfil obligations after election

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is making clear she expects Greece to continue complying with its obligations to creditors after upcoming elections, and says she doesn’t see any possibility of reducing interest rates on its bailout loans. Merkel said Monday, however, that while interest rates are already very low there is “a certain room for maneuver” on when Greece must pay back debts and the level of those payments Continue reading

GeoGirls Take On Science at Mount St. Helens

SUSAN PARRISH The Columbian MOUNT ST. HELENS, Wash. Continue reading

Epix reaches multiyear Hulu deal, ends Netflix agreement

By The Associated Press The cable network Epix jumped from Netflix to Hulu, landing a multiyear, digital subscription video on demand deal with the streaming service. Continue reading

Alleged Facebook mention in prayer call sparks Egypt outcry

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptians in a Nile Delta province were outraged on Sunday after a cleric allegedly changed a line in the traditional Islamic call to prayer to mention Facebook. Instead of saying “prayer is better than sleep” twice during the dawn prayer, Sheikh Mahmoud Maghazi of Beheira province allegedly said: “Prayer is better than Facebook.” The issue drew nationwide attention when he defended himself against shouted accusations on one of Egypt’s most-watched television talk shows, called 10 PM. Continue reading

Gold hunters blocked from site of alleged Nazi gold train

By MONIKA SCISLOWSKA, Associated Press WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish authorities have blocked off a wooded area near a railroad track after scores of treasure hunters swarmed southwest Poland looking for an alleged Nazi gold train. The city of Walbrzych and its surrounding wooded hills are experiencing a gold rush after two men, a Pole and a German, informed the authorities through their lawyers that they have found a Nazi train with armaments and valuables that reportedly went missing in the spring of 1945. Inspired by a local legend since World War II, people with metal detectors are combing the area and its still-used railway tracks Continue reading

South Sudan rebel leader: Cease-fire, peace pact in danger

By ELIAS MESERET, Associated Press ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — South Sudan’s rebel leader is warning attacks by government troops on rebel-held areas could sabotage a peace agreement between the warring sides. Riek Machar told reporters in Ethiopia Monday that he is concerned the government is not respecting the cease-fire. Continue reading

2 arrested for enjoying meal on boat while family slept

NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut have charged two people they say broke into a boat at a Norwalk marina to enjoy a fast food meal and take some selfies while a family of five slept on board. Continue reading

Clashes in Ukraine injure 100 officers after vote on east

By EFREM LUKATSKY and YURAS KARMANAU, Associated Press KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Clashes broke out between police and nationalist protesters outside the Ukrainian parliament on Monday after a controversial vote to give greater powers to separatist regions in the east. About 100 law enforcement officers were injured, 10 of them seriously, the interior ministry said Continue reading

Migrants bike into Norway at remote Arctic border crossing

HELSINKI (AP) — As Europe grapples with record-breaking numbers of migrants, a trickle of asylum seekers from Syria and the Mediterranean region have found an unlikely route: Through Russia to a remote Arctic border post in Norway, partly on bicycles. Police Chief Inspector Goeran Stenseth says 151 people have crossed the border this year near the northeastern Norwegian town of Kirkenes, 2,500 kilometers (1,550 miles) northeast of Oslo, most of them during July and August Continue reading