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  • Video: Anti-immigration AfD party appeals to Germany's forgotten
  • The anti-immigrant Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party is poised to become the first far-right group to enter the German parliament in the post-war era. A strong showing in Sunday's vote would be a major snub for Angela Merkel.

  • Defying Trump, Iran's Rouhani vows to pursue missile defense
  • Iran's president says his country will press ahead with its missile program and continue to boost military capabilities in defiance of U.S. demands to the contrary.

  • EU nervous as tensions mount ahead of Catalan independence vote
  • As Catalonia's independence referendum crisis deepens, EU officials are staying doggedly tight-lipped even as diplomats privately voice serious concern at a situation some regard as a challenge to fundamental European values.

  • 'Deranged' Trump will 'pay dearly' for UN threats, says Kim Jong Un
  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in an extraordinary and direct rebuke, called President Donald Trump "deranged" and said he will "pay dearly" for his threats, a possible indication of more powerful weapons tests on the horizon.

  • German election becomes battle for third place in coalition
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel is widely expected to secure a fourth term in office after Sunday’s general election. But with another round of coalition wrangling on the cards, the poll may yet offer a few surprises.

  • Search continues but hope fades for Mexico quake survivors
  • Mexico waited anxiously on Thursday for signs of life in the rubble of collapsed buildings as a desperate search for survivors of a devastating earthquake entered a third day.

  • UN Security Council opposes Kurdish independence vote
  • The UN Security Council on Thursday warned that a referendum on independence by Iraq's Kurdistan region was potentially destabilizing, adding its weight to international opposition to the vote.

  • FRANCE 24's new Spanish programming aims to 'build bridges'
  • FRANCE 24 launched a Spanish-language version of its website on Thursday, with a Spanish television news channel set to begin broadcasting on September 26.

  • Trump orders new sanctions to squeeze North Korea nuclear program
  • Donald Trump ordered new sanctions on Thursday that open the door wider to blacklisting people and entities doing business with N. Korea, including its shipping and trade networks, further tightening the screws on its nuclear and missile program.

  • Shimon Peres's memoir reveals lifelong optimism for peace
  • In many parts of the world, Jewish custom holds that a tombstone be placed on the one-year anniversary of one’s death. For the late Israeli politician Shimon Peres, that anniversary is being marked by the release of his autobiography.