WHO: Senegal Ebola case is a top priority emergency
China: No open nominations for Hong Kong leader
Poland’s Prime Minister: Ukraine’s war must be stopped now
Britain raises terror threat level

WHO: Senegal Ebola case is a top priority emergency
The effort to contain Ebola in Senegal is “a top priority emergency,” the World Health Organization said Sunday, as the government continued tracing everyone who came in contact with a Guinean student who has tested positive for the deadly disease in the capital, Dakar.

China: No open nominations for Hong Kong leader
China’s legislature on Sunday ruled against allowing open nominations in elections for Hong Kong’s leader, saying it would create a “chaotic society” in a decision that promises to ignite political tensions in the Asian financial hub.

Poland’s Prime Minister: Ukraine’s war must be stopped now
The outbreak of World War II 75 years ago shows why Europe must put an end to the war in Ukraine now, Poland’s prime minister said Monday. His comments were a clear reference to Russia’s actions in eastern Ukraine.

Britain raises terror threat level
Britain raised the terror threat level from substantial to severe Friday, meaning that a terrorist attack is considered highly likely. The involvement of a person of British nationality in James Foley’s murder underscored the need to identify those who might travel abroad to fight or are at risk of being radicalized.

China anti-dissent playbook may fail in Hong Kong
China’s Communist leaders have pulled out their usual playbook to suppress resistance to their plans to tightly limit the first direct election of Hong Kong’s leader, but are likely to find that the results are quite different.

Magnitude-6 earthquake jolts northern Pakistan
A magnitude-6 earthquake struck northern Pakistan on Sunday, authorities said, though there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. Pakistan and the region, along an active continental plate boundary, is often hit by earthquakes. In September 2013, a magnitude-7.7 quake struck Pakistan’s Baluchistan province, killing at least 376 people.

Aid flows into Iraq Shiite town after siege broken
Iraq’s outgoing prime minister travelled to a small northern Shiite town Monday, praising its residents for fending off attacks by Sunni militants who had besieged them for more than two months until security forces backed by Iran-allied Shiite militias and U.S. airstrikes broke the siege a day earlier.

French leader banks on free market to save economy
Facing pitiful poll numbers, Francois Hollande has cast his lot: The French president who once decried global finance and vowed a 75-percent tax on millionaires has quashed dissent from his Socialist government’s left flank and appointed a well-heeled former investment banker as his new point man on the economy.

Merkel: Arming Kurds in Germany’s interest
Chancellor Angela Merkel has told German lawmakers that arming Kurdish fighters battling Islamic extremists in Iraq wasn’t an easy decision but is in her country’s interest. Merkel said: “The immense suffering of many people cries out, and our own security interests are threatened.”

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