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Spain, France press manhunt for ringleader in dual attacks
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Authorities in Spain and France pressed the search Saturday for the supposed ringleader of an Islamic extremist cell that carried out vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a seaside resort, as the investigation focused on links among the Moroccan members and the house where they plotted the carnage....

The Latest: Missing imam in Spain thought to be key figure
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- The Latest on the Spain attacks (all times local):...

Boy missing as many countries mourn Barcelona attack victims
PARIS (AP) -- An Italian father who saved his children's lives but lost his own. An American celebrating his first wedding anniversary. A Portuguese woman celebrating her birthday with her granddaughter. These were but a few of the more than 100 people from around the world killed or injured in Barcelona's attacks....

Counter-protesters block neo-Nazi march to Berlin prison
BERLIN (AP) -- Left-wing groups and Berlin residents prevented more than 500 far-right extremists from marching Saturday to the Berlin prison where high-ranking Nazi official Rudolf Hess died decades ago....

Finland stabbings 'a likely terror act;' Ties to Spain eyed
HELSINKI (AP) -- The knife attack in western Finland that left two people dead and seven others wounded is "a likely terror act," Finland's intelligence agency said Saturday, while police said Europol was investigating if it had any ties to deadly vehicle attacks in Spain....

7 stabbed in Siberian attack; Russia skeptical of IS claim
MOSCOW (AP) -- A knife-wielding man went on a stabbing rampage Saturday in a Siberian city, wounding seven people before police shot and killed him....

Lebanon starts offensive to clear border of IS militants
BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanon's U.S.-backed army on Saturday launched its biggest military operation yet against Islamic State militants who in 2014 gained a foothold along the tiny Mediterranean country's border with Syria....

Venezuela congress defies push to take over its powers
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuela's congress is meeting in defiance of what opposition leaders consider an autocratic push by allies of President Nicolas Maduro to usurp the legislature's powers....

South Africa mulls fate of Mugabe's wife after assault claim
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- In a tit-for-tat dispute, Zimbabwe blocked flights by South Africa's government-owned airline on Saturday amid tensions over allegations that Zimbabwe's first lady assaulted a young model at a luxury hotel in Johannesburg....

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