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Spanish finance minister backed for leading ECB job

February 19, 2018

BRUSSELS (AP) — Finance ministers from the 19-country eurozone on Monday endorsed Spain's Luis de Guindos for the coveted post of European Central Bank vice president, after Ireland withdrew the... more »»

Turkey warns as Syrian government poised to enter Afrin

February 19, 2018

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey warned the Syrian government Monday against entering the Kurdish-controlled enclave in northern Syria where a major Turkish military offensive is underway, saying it would hi... more »»

Court video shows kidnapped model revisiting scenes of crime

February 19, 2018

MILAN (AP) — Video of a British model retracing her movements from a city studio where she was allegedly grabbed to a farmhouse where she was held for six days was played Monday at the trial in... more »»

British judge sentences prolific pedophile to 32 years

February 19, 2018

LONDON (AP) — A British judge sentenced a prolific pedophile to 32 years in prison Monday in what the U.K. more »»

IS ambushes Iraqi Shiite-led force, killing 27 fighters

February 19, 2018

BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State militants ambushed a group of Iraq's Shiite-led paramilitary fighters, killing at least 27 more than two months after Baghdad declared victory over the extremist... more »»

Catalan politicians in Spanish court in secession probe

February 19, 2018

MADRID (AP) — A Spain Supreme Court judge set bail Monday for a prominent Catalan politician who faced possible jailing during the ongoing investigation of people involved in the Catalonia... more »»

Religious protests against gay films show divide in Romania

February 19, 2018

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Religious protesters in Romania have disrupted the screenings of two movies featuring gay themes, saying they violate traditional values. more »»

Turkey renames US Embassy street after Syria offensive

February 19, 2018

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities on Monday renamed a street where the U.S. more »»

The Latest: Turkish, Russian leaders speak on Syria

February 19, 2018

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

4:45 p.. more »»

Germany's Merkel brings possible successor to Berlin

February 19, 2018

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel proposed Monday that the governor of Germany's tiny western state of Saarland run her party's day-to-day operations — putting her in prime position... more »»

Hero, harasser or both? Shaun White's newly complex legacy

February 19, 2018

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — It was expected to be a coronation: snowboarder Shaun White, shredding the halfpipe in an epic performance that won him Olympic gold at Pyeongchang four years afte... more »»

Latvia starts criminal probe of its central bank chief

February 19, 2018

HELSINKI (AP) — Latvia's anti-corruption agency says it suspects the nation's central bank chief of demanding and receiving bribes of at least 100,000 euros ($125,000) and has started a criminal... more »»

Iranian rescuers find wreckage from plane crash

February 19, 2018

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian search and rescue teams on Monday reached the site of a plane crash that authorities say killed all 65 people on board, Iran's Press TV reported. more »»

5.9 quake hits southern Mexico, but no damage reported

February 19, 2018

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A magnitude 5.9 earthquake shook the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca on Monday, days after a more powerful temblor hit the same area. more »»

Case against activists threatens Kuwait's political openness

February 19, 2018

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — In Kuwait, activists have been gathering nightly to peacefully demonstrate against their government — something that elsewhere in the Arabian Peninsula would see protesters... more »»

South Africa steps up action against Zuma-linked family

February 19, 2018

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African authorities are escalating an anti-corruption drive against a business family linked to former president Jacob Zuma, saying they could seek Interpol's help to... more »»

Philippine forces arrest alleged ex-Islamic State commander

February 19, 2018

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police and army troops have arrested an Arab man they believe was a former commander of the Islamic State group along the Syria and Turkey border in a raid o... more »»

Turkey warns it may hit Syrian troops in Kurdish enclave

February 19, 2018

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey threatened on Monday to hit back at Syrian pro-government troops if they deploy in an enclave in northern Syria to protect a Kurdish militia that Ankara is battling there. more »»

France argues World Court has no jurisdiction in graft case

February 19, 2018

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — French lawyers on Monday urged the International Court of Justice to throw out a case brought by Equatorial Guinea in 2016 seeking to prevent the prosecution in... more »»

Oxfam says staff intimidated witnesses in Haiti sex scandal

February 19, 2018

LONDON (AP) — Oxfam workers suspected of sexual misconduct in Haiti intimidated and threatened a witness as the charity investigated the original claims, according to the organization's report on... more »»

 
 
 

 

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