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Austrian minister to travel to Iran amid nuclear tensions

February 19, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — Austria's foreign minister said Wednesday that he will travel to Tehran this weekend amid efforts by European countries to keep alive Iran's nuclear agreement with world powers. more »»

Russia to let in Chinese with business visas amid entry ban

February 19, 2020

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's entry ban for Chinese nationals will be partial and only affect those who travel with tourist, private, student and work visas, the country's Foreign Ministry said... more »»

Turkey probes judges who acquitted businessman, activists

February 19, 2020

ISTANBUL (AP) — The body overseeing Turkish judges and prosecutors has launched an investigation into three judges who acquitted philanthropist businessman Osman Kavala and eight other activists... more »»

Greece, US hold live-fire drill following military base deal

February 19, 2020

LITOCHORO, Greece (AP) — Army aviation forces from Greece and the United States took part in a live-fire training exercise Wednesday at the foot of Mount Olympus, marking deepening defense ties... more »»

EU proposes rules for artificial intelligence to limit risks

February 19, 2020

LONDON (AP) — The European Union unveiled proposals Wednesday to regulate artificial intelligence that call for strict rules and safeguards on risky applications of the rapidly developing... more »»

Syria's Aleppo airport resumes flights amid fighting nearby

February 19, 2020

ALEPPO, Syria (AP) — A Syrian passenger jet landed in Aleppo on Wednesday from Damascus, marking the resumption of domestic flights between Syria's two largest cities for the first time since... more »»

UK employers fear worker shortages in new immigration plan

February 19, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Vegetables rotting in the fields, food going unprocessed, the elderly and disabled left without care. more »»

Germany's Merkel won't interfere in choice of party leader

February 19, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday she won't try to interfere with her center-right party's choice of a new leader, a person the party will likely try to turn into her... more »»

Turkish court delays verdict in rights activists' trial

February 19, 2020

ISTANBUL (AP) — A court in Istanbul on Wednesday delayed handing down its rulings in the case of 11 prominent human rights activists on trial for terror-related charges and adjourned proceedings... more »»

China revokes 3 Wall Street Journal reporters' credentials

February 19, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday said it has revoked the press credentials of three reporters for the U.. more »»

UK patient plays violin during unusual brain surgery

February 19, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Surgeons at King's College Hospital in London removed a brain tumor from a woman who played the violin during the procedur. more »»

ICC judges OK trial for alleged Islamic extremist from Mali

February 19, 2020

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court judges on Wednesday rejected an appeal by an alleged Islamic extremist from Mali who argued that the charges against him were not seriou... more »»

Turkish court to issue verdict in rights activists' trial

February 19, 2020

ISTANBUL (AP) — A group of human rights activists delivered their final statements in their own defense on Wednesday before a court in Istanbul hands down a verdict in their closely-watched trial... more »»

Dutch farmers protest in The Hague against emissions policy

February 19, 2020

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Angry Dutch farmers converged on The Hague on Wednesday in the latest protest against the government's plans to rein in emissions of nitrogen oxid. more »»

Pompeo says South Africa land seizures would be 'disastrous'

February 19, 2020

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — America's top diplomat on Wednesday asserted that South Africa's plan to allow expropriation of private property without compensation would be “disastrous” for the... more »»

Devices found in missiles, Yemen drones link Iran to attacks

February 19, 2020

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A small instrument inside the drones that targeted the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry and those in the arsenal of Yemen's Houthi rebels match components... more »»

China's virus center vows no patient unchecked as cases fall

February 19, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — Protective suit-clad inspectors in the epicenter of China's viral outbreak went door-to-door Wednesday to find every infected person in the central city suffering most from an... more »»

Abbott says top Malaysian leaders suspected pilot of MH370

February 19, 2020

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said the “top levels” of the Malaysian government long suspected that the disappearance of a plane almost six years ago wa... more »»

New virus cases in China fall again as deaths top 2,000

February 19, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — New virus cases in China continued to fall Wednesday, with 1,749 more infections and 136 additional deaths announced as the top official in the outbreak's epicenter vowed to find... more »»

Ending Putin's support of Venezuela no easy feat for US

February 19, 2020

MOSCOW (AP) — In October 2016, the head of Russia's largest oil company traveled to the birthplace of Hugo Chávez, in the empty, sweltering plains of Venezuela, to unveil a giant bronze statue o... more »»

 
 
 

 

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