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Ex-Miss Turkey gets suspended sentence for insulting Erdogan

May 31, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A court on Tuesday convicted a former Miss Turkey of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan through social media postings and gave her a 14-month suspended sentence, amid... more »»

 
 
 
Polish justice minister revives Polanski extradition drive

May 31, 2016

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's justice minister on Tuesday revived an effort to have filmmaker Roman Polanski extradited to the U.S. more »»

Airstrikes kills 23 in Syrian city; Russia says not involved

May 31, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — A wave of late night airstrikes pummeled the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib, killing at least 23 people, wounding dozens and trapping several under the rubble of their homes as... more »»

Iraqi forces in Fallujah repel IS attack in city's south

May 31, 2016

CAMP TARIQ, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi forces battling their way into Fallujah repelled a four-hour attack by the Islamic State group in the city's south on Tuesday, a day after first moving into the... more »»

Wanted Taiwanese fugitive dies in car accident in California

May 31, 2016

BEIJING (AP) — A former tycoon wanted on allegations of embezzlement and fraud in Taiwan has died in a car accident in California, the island's foreign ministry confirmed on Tuesday. more »»

Amnesty says 1.2 million Afghans internally displaced by war

May 31, 2016

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Amnesty International said Tuesday that more than 1. more »»

Gulf economic slowdown sees foreign workers trapped by debts

May 31, 2016

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The economic slowdown gripping countries across the Persian Gulf can be seen in layoffs, slowed construction projects and government cutbacks. more »»

Haiti council starts deliberating on possible election redo

May 31, 2016

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's electoral authorities begin deliberating Tuesday whether they should annul results of the disputed presidential election's first round, as recommended by a... more »»

South Korea says North Korea missile launch likely failed

May 31, 2016

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A North Korean missile launch likely failed on Tuesday, according to South Korea's military, the latest in a string of high-profile failures that somewhat tempers recent... more »»

Haiti panel recommends throwing out results of disputed vote

May 31, 2016

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A special verification commission on Monday recommended throwing out the disputed results of Haiti's first-round presidential election because it appeared to be... more »»

Air strikes pummel rebel-held city of Idlib

May 31, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — A wave of air strikes on a rebel-held stronghold in northwest Syria Monday night caused mass casualties and sparked fresh clashes. more »»

Nigeria: Security forces kill oil militants, separatists

May 30, 2016

WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian security forces clashed with oil militants and Biafran secessionists in separate bloody confrontations Monday that killed at least 20 civilians and two police... more »»

Head of Egypt's journalists union to stand trial

May 30, 2016

CAIRO (AP) — Prosecutors on Monday referred the head of Egypt's journalists union and two board members to trial after they were formally charged with spreading false news and harboring... more »»

Mexican soccer player Alan Pulido overpowered kidnappers

May 30, 2016

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — About 24 hours after he was kidnapped, Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido found himself alone with one of his captors and saw his chance. more »»

Saudi human rights activist sentenced to 8 years in prison

May 30, 2016

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A court in Saudi Arabia sentenced a member of an independent human rights organization to eight years in prison in the latest guilty verdict to be issued agains... more »»

Burkina Faso provisionally frees ex-ruling party head

May 30, 2016

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A military tribunal in Burkina Faso says it has provisionally released the chairman of the country's former ruling party pending further investigations into a... more »»

The Latest: Italy breaks up unofficial migrants' tent camp

May 30, 2016

POZZALLO, Sicily (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migration crisis (all times local):

9:20 p.m. more »»

Israel's new defense minister backs two-state solution

May 30, 2016

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli ultranationalist Avigdor Lieberman said he supports a two-state solution to the conflict with the Palestinians after he was sworn in as defense minister on Monday. more »»

Elite Iraqi forces push into Fallujah, expect fierce battle

May 30, 2016

CAMP TARIQ, Iraq (AP) — Elite Iraqi special forces began their push Monday into Fallujah, expecting to encounter the stiffest resistance yet in the campaign to free territory from the Islamic... more »»

Tusk comes out against too much EU integration

May 30, 2016

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — European Union President Donald Tusk said Monday that those who believe in "instant and total integration" of the EU have missed what many people really want and he raised the... more »»

4 killed in bomb attack targeting police in southeast Turkey

May 30, 2016

ISTANBUL (AP) — Kurdish rebels on Monday detonated a bomb in southeast Turkey as a police armored vehicle was passing by, killing at least four people, the state-run news agency reported. more »»

 
 

 

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