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Azerbaijan's leader names his wife as 1st vice president

February 21, 2017

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Azerbaijan's president on Tuesday appointed his wife as the first vice president of the ex-Soviet nation — the person next in line in the nation's power hierarchy. more »»

 
 
 
Bodies of 74 migrants heading to Europe wash up in Libya

February 21, 2017

CAIRO (AP) — At least 74 bodies of African migrants have washed ashore in western Libya, the Libyan Red Crescent said Tuesday, the latest tragedy at sea along a perilous trafficking route to... more »»

Israeli court gives soldier 18 months for fatal shooting

February 21, 2017

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — An Israeli military court on Tuesday sentenced a soldier to 18 months in prison for his deadly shooting of a Palestinian attacker who lay wounded on the ground, capping a... more »»

Iran's leader calls Israel a 'fake' nation, 'dirty chapter'

February 21, 2017

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader on Tuesday used the podium of a pro-Palestinian gathering in Tehran to lash out at Israel, calling the Jewish state a "fake" nation in a "dirty chapter"... more »»

Riot in Stockholm suburb after drug suspect is arrested

February 21, 2017

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish police on Tuesday were investigating a riot that broke out overnight in a predominantly immigrant suburb in Stockholm after officers arrested a suspect on drug... more »»

Pinpointing cause of death for NK's Kim Jong Nam may be hard

February 21, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Determining whether poison killed the half brother of North Korea's leader in a busy airport is proving difficult for Malaysian officials, who said Tuesday that... more »»

Iraqi military says troops consolidate gains south of Mosul

February 21, 2017

ABU SAIF, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi forces were consolidating their gains south of Mosul on Tuesday ahead of moving into the city's Islamic State-held western half, a military spokesman said, as civilian... more »»

Zimbabwe's Mugabe turns 93, says he will stand in 2018 polls

February 21, 2017

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who turned 93 years old on Tuesday, described his wife Grace, an increasingly political figure, as "fireworks" because of her feisty... more »»

Suicide bombers kill 6 outside court in northwest Pakistan

February 21, 2017

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A group of suicide bombers with grenades and assault rifles struck outside a courthouse in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing six people in an attack claimed by a... more »»

UN guided by Syrian 'political transition' as new talks loom

February 21, 2017

BEIRUT (AP) — A top adviser to the United Nations envoy for Syria said Tuesday that their "main guidance" for the first intra-Syrian peace talks in 10 months will be a Security Council resolution... more »»

UNICEF, French president urge protection for children of war

February 21, 2017

PARIS (AP) — Child soldiers, underage sex slaves, orphaned adolescent refugees — France's president and UNICEF are urging the international community to do more to protect the more than 200... more »»

Malaysia: No cause of death yet for exiled North Korean

February 21, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — No cause of death has been determined yet for the exiled member of North Korea's ruling family who died last week after apparently being poisoned in a Kuala Lumpur... more »»

4 US tourists and pilot killed in Australian plane crash

February 21, 2017

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — An Australian pilot and four American tourists on a golfing vacation were killed when a light plane crashed in flames into a shopping mall on Tuesday shortly after... more »»

Malaysian diplomat says Kim death investigation impartial

February 21, 2017

BEIJING (AP) — The investigation into the death of the exiled half-brother of North Korea's ruler is being conducted in an impartial manner, Malaysia's ambassador to Pyongyang said Tuesday,... more »»

Plane carrying 5 people hits Australian shopping mall

February 21, 2017

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Five people were believed killed when a light plane crashed in flames into a shopping mall on Tuesday in the Australian city of Melbourne, officials said. more »»

Iraqi troops advance on western Mosul as Mattis holds talks

February 21, 2017

SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi forces advanced Monday into the southern outskirts of Mosul on the second day of a push to drive Islamic State militants from the city's western half, as the... more »»

Tensions mount as Ecuador's presidential race up in the air

February 21, 2017

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Tension mounted as vote counting in Ecuador's presidential election dragged into a third day Tuesday, with supporters and opponents of outgoing President Rafael Correa... more »»

N. Korean envoy blasts Malaysians, calls for joint probe

February 21, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — North Korea's ambassador to Malaysia denounced the country's investigation into the death of the exiled half brother of North Korea's ruler, calling it politically... more »»

Guinea: 5 killed amid student protests over teacher strikes

February 20, 2017

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — At least five people were killed Monday when police in Guinea clamped down on hundreds of students who demonstrated with stones and sticks amid teacher strikes that have... more »»

Bailout negotiators get go-ahead to return to Greece

February 20, 2017

BRUSSELS (AP) — Greece and its European creditors agreed Monday to resume talks on what economic reforms the country must make next in order to get the money it needs to avoid bankruptcy and a... more »»

Amid protests, UK lawmakers debate downgrading Trump visit

February 20, 2017

LONDON (AP) — Thousands of protesters against U.S. more »»

 
 

 

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