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2 car bombs in eastern Turkey kill 6, wound close to 220

August 18, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Two car bombings targeted police stations in Turkey, killing at least six people and wounding at least 219 others, officials said Thursday. more »»

Moldova opposes Russian troop exercises in separatist area

August 18, 2016

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova's foreign ministry has summoned Russian diplomats to protest recent military exercises involving Russian troops in a separatist region of Moldova. more »»

Merkel dismisses link between Islamic extremism, refugees

August 18, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel has dismissed suggestions that the influx of refugees over the past year has brought Islamic extremism to German. more »»

Passengers on burning ship near Puerto Rico recall ordeal

August 18, 2016

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Maria Prensa was packing her belongings as the Caribbean Fantasy ferry prepared to dock in Puerto Rico after a calm, overnight trip from the Dominican Republic. more »»

Diplomat's defection poses major PR problem for Pyongyang

August 18, 2016

TOKYO (AP) — The defection of a North Korean senior diplomat in London poses a major problem for Pyongyang on a number of fronts — not least of which is how to publicly respond. more »»

Massive dam project at center of China-Myanmar talks

August 18, 2016

BEIJING (AP) — Efforts by Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi this week to bolster ties with her country's dominant northern neighbor China may hinge on whether she can resolve the fate of a massive,... more »»

Rights group: More than 17,000 killed in Syrian state jails

August 18, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The young Syrian activist was beaten, prevented from going to the toilet and saw her cellmates taken for rounds of whipping when she was held for more than a month in several... more »»

Romance novellas by women in Nigeria challenge traditions

August 17, 2016

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Nestled among vegetables, plastic kettles and hand-dyed fabric in market stalls are the signs of a feminist revolution: Piles of poorly printed books by women that advocate... more »»

Giant helium-filled airship Airlander takes off for 1st time

August 17, 2016

LONDON (AP) — A blimp-shaped, helium-filled airship considered the world's largest aircraft flew for the first time Wednesday with a short but historic jaunt over an airfield in central England. more »»

Greek, Turkish authorities rescue migrants in Aegean Sea

August 17, 2016

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's coast guard rescued 59 migrants from an inflatable dinghy off the island of Kos Wednesday while a second vessel reported in trouble was picked up by Turkish... more »»

The Latest: Airstrikes on rebel-held Syrian city kill 17

August 17, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the developments in the Syrian civil war, a day after Russia used a base in Iran to launch airstrikes in the Arab country (all times local):

9 p.. more »»

Are France's burkini bans sexist, or liberating?

August 17, 2016

PARIS (AP) — Male officials are dictating what women can wear on French beaches — and people across a wide swath of French society say that's a good thing. more »»

Pope outlines vision for promoting life, family issues

August 17, 2016

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Wednesday outlined his vision for how the Vatican will promote family and life issues, naming an American moderate to head the new Vatican office for families... more »»

German find no evidence suspect planning attack, no bomb

August 17, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — German police on Wednesday searched the home of a 27-year-old man on suspicion he had explosives stored there but found only firecrackers and no indications he was planning an... more »»

Czech bus advertises trips to Auschwitz as entertainment

August 17, 2016

PRAGUE (AP) — A Czech company is offering bus trips to Auschwitz and elsewhere with the images of Holocaust victims and the Nazi death camp on its exterior. more »»

Sick infant refugee on border brought to Jordan hospital

August 17, 2016

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's military says it brought a Syrian toddler and his family into the kingdom for medical treatment after a video of a sick child crying in distress sparked sympathy... more »»

Massive yellow fever vaccination campaign begins in Congo

August 17, 2016

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A massive emergency vaccination campaign began Wednesday in Congo against the largest yellow fever outbreak in decades, trying to stop its global spread. more »»

4 suspected militants killed in Russia's St. Petersburg

August 17, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's top investigative body says four suspected militants have been killed in a shoot-out with intelligence officers in St. Petersburg. more »»

Spanish PM to aim for deal with small party to form gov't

August 17, 2016

MADRID (AP) — Spain's acting prime minister said Wednesday that his party has authorized him to negotiate a pact with a small party as part of his bid to end the eight-month political deadlock an... more »»

S. Korea: Senior N. Korean diplomat based in London defects

August 17, 2016

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A senior North Korean diplomat based in London has defected to South Korea, becoming one of the highest Northern officials to do so, South Korea said Wednesday. more »»

 
 
 

 

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