Police: 4 missing in Spanish firework factory blastMADRID (AP) ? Spanish police say four people are missing and four others have been injured in an explosion at a fireworks factory in northeastern Spain.
Europe feels pressure as migrant crisis exposes splits
Huge traffic jams built up along the Austro-Hungarian border on Monday as police hunted for people smugglers, while divisions opened up across Europe over dealing with the influx of migrants and refugees. Austria's tightening of security checks came just days after the discovery of 71 dead migrants, four of them children, in an abandoned lorry near the border. Since the checks began late on Sunday, more than 200 migrants have been picked up and five people arrested on suspicion of smuggling.
Ukrainian guardsman dies of gunshot wounds outside parliament: minister's adviserA Ukrainian national guardsman died on Monday from gunshot wounds after being shot outside parliament, an adviser for Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said on Facebook. "A soldier from the National Guard has died of a gunshot wound in the heart," the adviser, Anton Gerashchenko, said.
Hunger rises in Somalia as el Nino floods loom: U.N
By Katy Migiro NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of Somalis in hunger has risen in the past six months, the United Nations said on Monday, predicting a further spike as the Horn of Africa nation braces itself for the worst flooding in decades. Somalia experienced a devastating famine in 2011, caused by drought, war and lack of access to humanitarian aid. EL NINO Scientists fear Somalia will face severe flooding because of the El Nino phenomenon, a warming of sea-surface temperatures in the Pacific.
Africa's richest man, Nigeria's Dangote, plans cement plant in Zimbabwe
HARARE (Reuters) - Africa's richest man, Nigerian Aliko Dangote, said on Monday he would build a cement plant in Zimbabwe, a major boost for the southern African country that is desperate for foreign investment. The billionaire, whose business empire includes Dangote Cement, also told journalists after meeting Zimbabwe Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa that he aimed to invest in coal mining and power generation.
Dozens of Venezuelan shot by police amid crime crackdown
MARACAY, Venezuela (AP) ? Workers in the industrial complex had been hiding in bathrooms and closets for hours when the shooting stopped. The last of the four suspected thieves, a slightly built man in yellow rain boots, surrendered on the roof, crying out, "Jesus saves!"
Austria inspects trucks for migrants, creates 18-mile backup
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) ? Austria stepped up vehicle inspections Monday at its Hungarian border after 71 migrants apparently suffocated in a truck, creating a huge traffic jam on the main Budapest-Vienna highway.
European stocks slip as investors ponder China, US rates
Europe's main stock markets dipped Monday as investors still rattled by last week's turmoil ponder China's slowing economy and potential US interest rate moves. It continues to depend on the strength of incoming economic data, of which the (US) employment report at the end of this week is the most important," said Juliet Tennent, an economist with brokerage Goodbody of an official jobs report due on Friday.
Epix reaches multiyear Hulu deal, ends Netflix agreementThe cable network Epix jumped from Netflix to Hulu, landing a multiyear, digital subscription video on demand deal with the streaming service.
Foreign ministers to discuss Ukraine by mid-Sept: KremlinForeign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France will meet by the middle of September to discuss the conflict in Ukraine, Kremlin adviser Yuri Ushakov told reporters on Monday. Over the weekend, Moscow, Berlin and Paris have backed a bid for a new ceasefire in east Ukraine, where fighting between Kiev forces and Russia-backed rebels killed more than 6,500 people since unrest erupted in the industrial region in April, 2014.