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One person confirmed dead, at least 32 injured in Barcelona attack – police

MADRID – At least one person is confirmed to have died after van mows down pedestrians in Barcelona city center and 32 people are injured, 10 of them seriously, Catalan police and regional interior ministry say. (SPAIN-BARCELONA/ (UPDATE 4, PIX, TV), expect by 1900 GMT/3 PM ET, by Pilar Suarez and Jordi Rubio, 600 words)

Trump defends monuments to the pro-slavery Confederacy

BRIDGEWATER, N.J/WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump digs in defiantly in his response to racial violence in Virginia, echoing position of white nationalists by intensifying his opposition to removal of monuments to pro-slavery Civil War Confederacy. (USA-TRUMP/ (UPDATE 3, PIX, TV), moving shortly, by Steve Holland and Susan Heavey, 900 words)

U.S. says joint South Korea war games not on negotiating table

BEIJING/SEOUL – United States and South Korea will go ahead with joint military drills next week, senior U.S. military official says, resisting pressure from North Korea and its ally China to halt them. (NORTHKOREA-MISSILES/ (WRAPUP 6, PIX, TV, GRAPHIC), expect by 1830 GMT/2.30 PM ET, by Michael Martina and Christine Kim, 900 words)

Trump adviser Bannon says U.S. in economic war with China-media

U.S. is in economic war with China, U.S President Donald Trump’s chief political strategist says, warning Washington is losing fight but is about to hit China hard over unfair trade practices. (USA-CHINA/BANNON (UPDATE 1, TV), moved, 587 words)

EXCLUSIVE-U.S. forces to stay in Syria for decades, say militia allies

AIN ISSA, Syria – Washington’s main Syrian ally in fight against Islamic State says U.S. military will remain in northern Syria long after jihadists are defeated, predicting enduring ties with Kurdish-dominated region. (MIDEAST-CRISIS/SYRIA-USA (EXCLUSIVE, PIX), moved, by John Davison, 646 words)

SPECIAL REPORT

How Syria continued to gas its people as the world looked on

THE HAGUE – Nearly four years after President Bashar al-Assad’s government promised to get rid of its stockpile of chemical weapons, gas attacks are still commonplace. What went wrong? (MIDEAST-CRISIS/SYRIA-CHEMICALWEAPONS (SPECIAL REPORT, PIX, GRAPHIC), moved, by Anthony Deutsch, 2,521 words)

UNITED STATES

Mylan, U.S. finalize $465 million EpiPen settlement

BOSTON – Mylan finalizes $465 million settlement with U.S. Justice Department, resolving claims it overcharged government for its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment, which became center of firestorm over price increases. (MYLAN-EPIPEN/ (UPDATE 3, PIX), moving shortly, by Nate Raymond, 400 words)

U.S. labor market tightening; autos weigh on manufacturing

WASHINGTON – Number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits falls to near six-month low, pointing to further tightening in labor market that could encourage the Federal Reserve to lay out plan to start unwinding its massive bond portfolio. (USA-ECONOMY/ (WRAPUP 2, GRAPHIC), moved, by Lucia Mutikani, 760 words)

Trump adviser Cohn to remain as talk swirls of White House departures

WASHINGTON – White House Economic Adviser Gary Cohn is remaining in his post, White House official says, after speculation earlier of Cohn’s possible departure rattles U.S. stock market and dollar. (USA-TRUMP/COHN (UPDATE 1), moved, by Steve Holland, 447 words)

EUROPE

Britain ‘confident’ of new phase in Brexit talks by October

LONDON – Britain says it is “confident” talks with European Union will move toward discussing their future relationship by October, in contrast to warnings from top EU negotiator that target is receding. (BRITAIN-EU/TALKS (UPDATE 4, PIX), moved, by Elizabeth Piper, 725 words)

AFRICA

South African borders on alert to ensure Grace Mugabe does not flee

JOHANNESBURG – Police put “red alert” on South Africa’s borders to prevent any attempt by Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe, accused of assaulting model in a Johannesburg hotel, to flee country. (SAFRICA-MUGABE/ (UPDATE 2, PIX, TV), moved, by Ed Cropley, 852 words)

MIDDLE EAST

U.N. hopes for Syria peace talks in October or November

GENEVA – U.N. hopes for “serious negotiation” between government and still-to-be-formed unified Syrian opposition in October or November, U.N. Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura says. (MIDEAST-CRISIS/SYRIA-UN (UPDATE 1, PIX, TV), moved, by Stephanie Nebehay, 532 words)

ASIA

Critics cry foul as Hong Kong democracy leaders jailed

HONG KONG – Appeals court jails three leaders of Chinese-ruled city’s democracy movement for six to eight months, dealing blow to youth-led push for universal suffrage and prompting accusations of political interference. (HONGKONG-POLITICS/ (UPDATE 4, PIX, TV), moved, by Venus Wu and James Pomfret, 1,053 words)

Philippines war on drugs and crime intensifies, at least 60 killed in three days

MANILA – Police kill at least 28 people in crackdown in Philippines capital, authorities say, in intensification of President Rodrigo Duterte’s fierce war on drugs and crime. (PHILIPPINES-DRUGS/ (UPDATE 4, PIX, TV), moved, by Manuel Mogato, 818 words)

(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

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