No word from China’s imprisoned Nobel winner as wife’s phone cut off

No word from China’s imprisoned Nobel winner

Irish police arrest 9 suspected IRA dissidents, seize bomb parts and gun

Irish police arrest 9 IRA dissidents, seize arms

Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo wins Nobel Peace Prize: China reacts with fury, blocks the news

Dissident wins Nobel Peace Prize, enraging China

Alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout files new appeal against extradition to US

Viktor Bout files new appeal against extradition

Trial of Austrian police officer accused of assaulting US teacher adjourned until January

Austrian policeman’s assault trial adjourns

China denounces award of Nobel Peace Prize to dissident Liu Xiaobo

China denounces award of Nobel Prize to dissident

EU ministers back the US travel alert about Europe after being briefed about it

EU ministers support US travel advisory

LUXEMBOURG — The EU on Thursday supported the advisory that Washington issued telling American travelers to beware of potential terrorist threats in Europe, and said the bloc should improve its security policies and its consultations with Washington.

Mother of girl missing for weeks learns while on TV that body is found after uncle confesses

Mother learns while on TV missing girl was slain

Museum in Sweden unaware of theft of Munch painting, artwork recovered

Swedish museum unaware of theft of Munch painting

Mother of missing girl told daughter is dead during live TV show

Mother told missing daughter dead on live TV show

US briefs European allies on its Oct. 1 terrorism alert for Americans traveling to Europe

US briefs European allies on terrorism alert

‘We are the soldiers of Allah,’ German militant tells countrymen in Pakistan al-Qaida hub

German militants training in Pakistani border area

Yemen arrests 7 suspects in connection with attack on British diplomat’s convoy

Yemen arrests 7 suspects in attack on UK diplomat

Swedish court sentences 7 men to prison for involvement in helicopter robbery

7 sent to prison for Swedish helicopter heist

Austrian police officer pleads not guilty to assaulting American teacher in subway station

Austrian cop pleads not guilty to attack on US man

Vatican: Investigation of clergy sex abuse in Ireland to include meetings with victims

Vatican: Ireland abuse probe to meet with victims

Italian soldiers being sent to bolster protection for prosecutors threatened by mobsters

Army to help Italy’s anti-mob prosecutors

ROME — Italy is sending soldiers to a southern city to bolster protection for prosecutors threatened by mobsters from the ‘ndrangheta, the powerful organized crime group that has been hit by hundreds of arrests and shaken by turncoats, authorities said Wednesday.

No. 2 British diplomat unharmed in Yemen attack; security guard kills Frenchman at oil firm

Britain No. 2 diplomat unharmed in Yemen attack

2 men arrested in Romania for allegedly taking pornographic photos of children

2 men arrested in Romania over child pornography

Dutch court hears claims lawmaker has incited hatred against Muslims with anti-Islam remarks

Court hears Muslims’ complaints against lawmaker

Ex-trader Kerviel says he is scapegoat for Societe Generale, after receiving 3-year sentence

Kerviel says he’s crushed by French court sentence

Gunman kills French manager of Austrian oil firm in Yemen, says security official

Gunman shoots dead Frenchman in Yemen

SAN’A, Yemen — A Yemeni security official says that a gunman shot and killed the French manager of Austrian oil and gas company OMV outside the capital.

Gunmen fire rocket against British Embassy convoy in Yemen, wounding 4 people

Yemen explosion targets British diplomats

SAN’A, Yemen — Gunmen fired a rocket at a convoy carrying Britain’s No. 2 diplomat in Yemen on Wednesday, damaging a car and wounding four people amid heightened fears about growing al-Qaida influence in the impoverished Arab nation.

Thai government will decide ‘Merchant of Death’s’ fate, weighing ties with US and Russia

Thai government will decide Viktor Bout’s fate

Prosecutor says video shows Saudi prince attacking aide he’s accused of killing

Prosecutor: Video shows Saudi prince beating aide

US security adviser says nations must work better together to fight international crimes

US, Russia must work to combat international crime

AP Interview: CONI anti-doping prosecutor Ettore Torri convinced all cyclists still on drugs

AP Interview: Prosecutor says doping widespread

Bazooka found near Italy tribunal in new threat by ‘ndrangheta mob against prosecutors

New mob threat: bazooka near Italy courthouse

Euro terror alert puts spotlight on ‘voiceprint’ technology that helped uncover plot

Euro terror alert spotlights voiceprint technology

Pakistan officials: 8 German militants killed in US strike; No comment from Germans

Pakistan officials: 8 German militants killed

Police: 12 arrested in sweeps against suspected Islamic militants in southern France

France: 12 arrested in counterterrorism cases

UK police arrest 2 as fire ravages Hastings Pier, a dilapidated Victorian landmark

Fire ravages UK landmark Hastings Pier

LONDON — A landmark pier in southeastern England that once hosted a Rolling Stones concert was virtually destroyed in a fire Tuesday, probably marking an end to local hopes of preserving the 19th-century structure. Two teenagers were arrested on suspicion of arson, police said.

Ex-Societe Generale trader sentenced to 3 years, ordered to pay huge euro4.9B ($6.7B) in damages

French ex-trader must pay $6.7 billion for fraud

Pakistani man wanted in US over New York subway plot to face extradition hearing in Britain

Man held over US plot faces UK extradition hearing

Thai court drops 2nd case against reputed Russian arms smuggler, clears way for US extradition

Thai court clears way for Viktor Bout extradition

Ex-Societe Generale trader sentenced to 3 years, ordered to pay huge €4.9B ($6.7B) in damages

French ex-trader must pay $6.7 billion for fraud

Ex-Societe Generale trader appealing 3-year sentence, €4.9B ($6.7B) in damages in French trial

French trader appealing sentence, $6.7B in damages

Ex-Societe Generale trader sentenced to 3 years over trading loss, must pay €4.9B ($6.7B)

French trader gets 3 years in jail, must pay $6.7B

Catholic acolyte convicted of sexually abusing minors, handed 4-year prison sentence

Catholic acolyte convicted of sexual abuse

Thai court drops second case against Viktor Bout, clearing way for US extradition

Thai court drops case against Viktor Bout

BANGKOK — A Thai court ruled Tuesday to dismiss a new trial against alleged Russian arms smuggler Viktor Bout, removing a key legal obstacle to his long-awaited extradition to the United States.

Venezuela’s Chavez dismisses account that suspected ETA militants got training in country

Venezuela denies links to Basque militants

5 German militants killed by US strike in Pakistan amid terror alert for Europe

US strike kills 5 German militants in Pakistan

Cuban human rights leader details govt offer of freedom for more prisoners

Rights leader: More Cuban prisoners to go free

Government Bulletin: No indication new terrorist threat against Europe also targets US

Officials: No evidence US targeted in new threat

Chair of English soccer club caught up in Pakistan cricket scandal found dead of gunshot wound

Chair of soccer club in cricket scandal found dead

Extradition to US of reputed Russian arms smuggler stalled by Thai court ruling

Viktor Bout extradition stalled by Thai ruling

Hate speech trial of Dutch politician who called for Quran ban to begin in Amsterdam

Dutch politician on trial on hate speech charges

Reputed Russian arms smuggler in Thai court for crucial hearing as US awaits extradition

Viktor Bout wears flak jacket to Bangkok court

Preliminary Bosnian election results show ethnic divisions perpetuated

Preliminary results show Bosnians divided on vote

US terror warning could hurt European economy struggling to emerge from debt crisis

US terror warning could hurt Europe’s economy