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Germany to raise police presence after racist shooting

February 21, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities will step up the police presence throughout the country and keep a closer watch on mosques and other sites after the racially motivated shootings that killed nine... more »»

Lesotho's PM fails to show in court to face murder charge

February 21, 2020

MASERU, Lesotho (AP) — Lesotho’s prime minister failed to show up in court on Friday to be charged with murder in the killing of his estranged wife, and police said he might have gone to... more »»

Testy EU budget talks blocked, new summit in March likely

February 21, 2020

BRUSSELS (AP) — Major contributors to the European Union's budget blocked progress at an emergency summit on Friday, insisting that they would not stump up more funds for the bloc's next long-ter... more »»

Outbreak, economic ills dim luster of Japan's Olympic year

February 21, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should be basking in the limelight this year in the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. more »»

Algeria on cusp of change as protest movement marks one year

February 21, 2020

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's peaceful "smile revolution" unseated the long-time president of Africa's largest country along with his powerful entourage and struck hard at the corruption they... more »»

Iran votes in parliament elections that favor conservatives

February 21, 2020

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians were voting for a new parliament Friday, with turnout seen as a key measure of support for Iran's leadership as sanctions weigh on the economy and isolate the country... more »»

China's count of new virus cases drops, deaths exceed 2,200

February 21, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — China reported another fall in new virus cases Friday as health officials expressed continued optimism over containment of the outbreak that has caused more than 2,200 deaths but... more »»

China reports further fall in new virus cases, 118 deaths

February 21, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — China reported a further fall in new virus cases to 889 on Friday as health officials expressed optimism over containment of the outbreak that has caused more than 2,200 deaths and... more »»

South Korea ups emergency response as viral cases surge

February 21, 2020

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea reported more virus cases Friday and declared a “special management zone” around a southeastern city where the surging outbreak, largely linked to a church i... more »»

Stress, rumors, even violence: Virus fear goes viral

February 21, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — You might have heard that the fear of a new virus from China is spreading faster than the actual virus.

From earnest officials trying to calm a building panic. From your spouse. more »»

Paranoia, racism: German killer drew on conspiracy tropes

February 20, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — He mixed extreme paranoia about secret state surveillance with far-right conspiracy tropes, misogyny and racist vitriol. more »»

Georgia blames Russia for cyberattack, US, UK agree

February 20, 2020

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Georgian authorities on Thursday accused Russia's military intelligence of launching a large-scale cyberattack that targeted the government and private organizations with... more »»

Turkish soldiers killed in Syria amid threats of escalation

February 20, 2020

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Two Turkish soldiers were killed Thursday in an airstrike in northwestern Syria, Turkey said, after an attack by Ankara-backed opposition forces that targeted Syrian... more »»

Germany's immigrant community in Hanau reeling after attack

February 20, 2020

HANAU, Germany (AP) — In the German town of Hanau, a longtime immigrant destination with decades of coexistence between people of different origins, residents were left with the fear Thursday tha... more »»

Libya's warring parties resume talks in Geneva

February 20, 2020

GENEVA (AP) — Libya's warring parties have returned to negotiations aimed at salvaging a fragile cease-fire in the North African country after they had suspended talks earlier this week, a U.N. more »»

Israel to probe failed company of Netanyahu's challenger

February 20, 2020

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli prosecutors on Thursday announced the opening of a criminal investigation into the failed start-up of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's challenger, shaking up the final... more »»

Defense lawyers say they will seek French asylum for Assange

February 20, 2020

PARIS (AP) — Julian Assange's European defense team said Thursday it will try to seek asylum in France for the Wikileaks founder, whose full hearings for extradition to the United States on spyin... more »»

Amid protests, Portugal lawmakers vote to allow euthanasia

February 20, 2020

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s parliament voted Thursday in favor of allowing euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill people. more »»

Netanyahu challenger's failed company faces criminal probe

February 20, 2020

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli prosecutors say they are opening a criminal investigation into the failed start-up of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's challenger, shaking up what has already been a... more »»

Irish lawmakers meet as wrangling to form government goes on

February 20, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Ireland’s parliament convened Thursday for the first time since an election two weeks ago that left three parties on roughly level pegging, with no easy route to forming a stable... more »»

 
 
 

 

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