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Venezuela's crisis hits stand-still over emergency aid

February 12, 2019

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — Nearly three weeks after the Trump administration backed an all-out effort to force out President Nicolas Maduro, the embattled socialist leader is holding strong and... more »»

UN warns Islamic State losses shouldn't lead to complacency

February 11, 2019

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. more »»

Fierce battles near final IS foothold in eastern Syria

February 11, 2019

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State group militants cornered in their last foothold in eastern Syria fought back with suicide car bombs, snipers and booby traps Monday, slowing Kurdish fighters advancing... more »»

As Democratic field expands, Biden waits on the sidelines

February 11, 2019

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden will headline his first public event in about three weeks on Saturday— in Munich, Germany, nearly 5,000 miles from Iowa, site of the 2020... more »»

Rights expert: Hungary backsliding on women, refugee rights

February 11, 2019

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary is facing "many interconnected human rights challenges," including laws targeting civic groups, backsliding on women's rights and the systematic detention of... more »»

Cyprus, Egypt, Greece say gas search in sea won't be stopped

February 11, 2019

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The speaker of Egypt's parliament appeared to push back Monday at Turkey's opposition to offshore drilling operations that Turkey isn't part of, saying cooperation between... more »»

Israel wants Dutch case against ex-army chief dropped

February 11, 2019

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli Justice Ministry on Monday said the government has asked a Dutch court to dismiss war crimes allegations against Benny Gantz, an ex-military chief who is challenging... more »»

UN: Belgium must apologize for colonialism, face its racism

February 11, 2019

BRUSSELS (AP) — Racial discrimination against Africans "is endemic" in Belgium's institutions and the nation needs to apologize for the crimes committed during its colonization of Congo and make... more »»

Thai polls regulator heeds king, blocks princess' candidacy

February 11, 2019

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's Election Commission on Monday disqualified the sister of the country's king from becoming a candidate for prime minister in next month's general election, saying all... more »»

Bahrain refugee soccer player freed by Thailand, heads home

February 11, 2019

BANGKOK (AP) — A refugee soccer player was freed by Thailand and left on a flight to Australia early Tuesday after prosecutors said they were no longer seeking his extradition to Bahrain in a cas... more »»

The Latest: UK, 3 non-EU nations ink ex-pat residency deal

February 11, 2019

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's plans to leave the European Union (all times local):

5:05 p.m. more »»

Russia repatriates 27 children of IS members from Iraq

February 11, 2019

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Emergencies Ministry says it has repatriated 27 children who are family members of the Islamic State Group jailed in Iraq. more »»

New Pentagon chief makes global debut with status uncertain

February 11, 2019

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At an extraordinary moment in Pentagon history, a former business executive with little political stature and without military experience is making his international... more »»

Official: Russia's political system a good model for others

February 11, 2019

MOSCOW (AP) — A senior policy adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin predicted that the nation's political system will live on for a century and serve as a model for others around the world. more »»

Michael Jackson wax statue removed by Danish mall

February 11, 2019

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's oldest shopping mall has removed a wax statue of Michael Jackson out of fears it could offend customers and may be vandalized because of accusations that the... more »»

Aid group: Boat carrying 150 people in distress off Libya

February 11, 2019

ROME (AP) — An Italian aid group is reporting that a migrant smuggling ship with an estimated 150 people on board is in distress off Libya. more »»

Brexit unease sees UK economy takes a turn for the worse

February 11, 2019

LONDON (AP) — The British economy has not had a worse year since the global financial crisis and Brexit uncertainty is clearly to blame. The government even admits it. more »»

Bosnia: Major manhunt underway for suspect in 2 slayings

February 11, 2019

SUHODOL, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Police in Bosnia said Monday they have launched a manhunt for a suspect in the slayings of two people that have triggered panic in the country. more »»

Estonia: Ex-army officer, father guilty of spying for Russia

February 11, 2019

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A court in Estonia on Monday found a former Estonian military officer and his father guilty of treason for spying for Russia, Baltic media reported. more »»

UK's May seeks compromise with Labour in EU divorce deal

February 11, 2019

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May sought a compromise Monday with opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn in hopes of securing his backing for a divorce deal with the European Union. more »»

 
 

 

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