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Amid foreign crises, Obama takes solace in U.S. economic turnaround9/2/2014 12:35:56 AMMILWAUKEE - Throughout much of his presidency, Barack Obama has been under siege about the state of the U.S. economy.Ukraine accuses Russia of "undisguised aggression" as rebels advance 9/1/2014 11:35:13 PMKIEV/MOSCOW - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Monday of "direct and undisguised aggression" which he said had radically changed the battlefield balance as Kiev's forces suffered a further reverse in their war with pro-Moscow separatists.Syrian army, rebels fight on Golan where peacekeepers held9/1/2014 11:06:03 PMEIN ZIVAN Golan Heights/MANILA - Heavy fighting erupted on Monday between the Syrian army and Islamist rebels on the Golan Heights, where 44 peacekeepers from Fiji are being held by militants and scores of their fellow blue helmets from the Philippines escaped after resisting capture.Afghan talks on unity government collapse; crisis deepens9/2/2014 12:15:49 AMKABUL - Talks on a power-sharing deal between Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates have collapsed, a top leader said on Monday, rekindling fears of ethnic unrest over disputed election results.U.N. to send team to investigate Islamic State crimes in Iraq9/2/2014 12:07:04 AMGENEVA - The United Nations agreed on Monday to send investigators to Iraq to examine crimes being committed by Islamic State militants on "an unimaginable scale", with a view to holding perpetrators to account.Detained Americans in North Korea seek U.S. help9/2/2014 12:26:09 AMSEOUL/WASHINGTON - Three American citizens detained in North Korea appealed on Monday to the U.S government for help returning home, speaking in rare interviews that were set up by the North Korean government and may signal an attempt by Pyongyang to reopen a long-stalled dialogue.Factory activity in Europe, Asia cools; demand lull a concern9/1/2014 6:38:26 PMBANGALORE/SYDNEY - Factory activity in Europe and Asia cooled in August after a strong July, as new orders dwindled in the face of escalating tensions in Ukraine and a patchy recovery in China, purchasing managers indexes showed.NATO to create new 'spearhead' force to respond to crises9/1/2014 10:08:06 PMBRUSSELS - NATO leaders will respond to the Ukraine crisis by agreeing this week to create a "spearhead" rapid reaction force, potentially including several thousand troops, that could be sent to a hotspot in as little as two days, officials said on Monday.Pakistani protesters clash with police, soldiers secure state TV9/1/2014 7:59:08 PMISLAMABAD - Pakistani soldiers and paramilitary forces secured the state television headquarters in Islamabad on Monday after a crowd of anti-government protesters stormed the building and took the channel off the air.Disruptive Hong Kong protests loom after China rules out democracy9/1/2014 1:04:27 PMHONG KONG - Hong Kong police used pepper spray to disperse pro-democracy activists on Monday as the Asian financial center braces for a wave of disruptive protests against China's decision to rule out full democracy.