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APNewsBreak: EU is poised to restrict passport-free travel

February 12, 2016

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union countries are poised to restrict passport-free travel by invoking an emergency rule to keep some border controls for two more years because of the migration crisis... more »»

Pope heads for historic meeting with Russian Orthodox leader

February 12, 2016

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis was flying to Cuba on Friday for the first-ever papal meeting with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, a historic development in the 1,000-year schism within... more »»

Mideast 'quartet' to prepare report on peace prospects

February 12, 2016

MUNICH (AP) — The international diplomatic "quartet" on the Mideast says it will prepare a report on the current situation between Israel and the Palestinians with an eye toward resuming peace... more »»

Rwanda plans to relocate Burundian refugees

February 12, 2016

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda's government said Friday it plans to relocate 75,000 Burundian refugees to other countries following accusations that Rwanda is harboring and training rebels opposed... more »»

George and Amal Clooney meet Merkel to discuss refugees

February 12, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — Actor George Clooney and his lawyer wife Amal had a private meeting Friday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the crisis in Syria and Europe's efforts to help refugees. more »»

Auschwitz survivors testify at former SS sergeant's trial

February 12, 2016

DETMOLD, Germany (AP) — Three Holocaust survivors testified Friday about the horrors they experienced at the Auschwitz the death camp, on the second day of the trial of a former SS sergeant on... more »»

Greek farmers clash with riot police in pensions protest

February 12, 2016

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek farmers wielding shepherd's staffs and throwing rocks clashed with riot police in Athens on Friday as thousands headed to the capital for a two-day protest against... more »»

5-story building collapses in Istanbul

February 12, 2016

ISTANBUL (AP) — A five-story building collapsed in the Turkish city of Istanbul on Friday but it appears no one was trapped inside, according to local officials. more »»

Portugal's PM vows to press ahead with anti-austerity plans

February 12, 2016

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Portuguese prime minister says he has taken note of European Union concerns about his debt-heavy country's spending plans but is determined to make his anti-austerity... more »»

Jordan king, Iraqi, Saudi officials expected at Munich meet

February 12, 2016

MUNICH (AP) — Jordan's King Abdullah, Iraq's prime minister and Saudi Arabia's foreign minister are among those expected at a conference opening in southern Germany, after diplomats agreed to wor... more »»

Seoul, US to open talks on missile defense aimed at N. Korea

February 12, 2016

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Looking to take a harder line after North Korea's recent nuclear test and rocket launch, Seoul and Washington will begin talks as early as next week on deploying a... more »»

Several people killed in attack on UN base in Mali

February 12, 2016

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — An official says militants have attacked a United Nations base in northern Mali, killing at least three people and injuring 30 others. more »»

Carter says UAE will put special forces in Syria

February 12, 2016

BRUSSELS (AP) — U.. more »»

Candidates promise unity in Central African Republic vote

February 12, 2016

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — For more than two years, even going to the cemetery to bury a loved one could get a mourner killed to. more »»

Scientists stop calling out to comet lander as hope fades

February 12, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — European scientists said Friday that they have stopped sending commands to the Philae space probe, which became the first to touch down on a comet more than a year ago. more »»

N. Koreans outside closed factories lose steady water supply

February 12, 2016

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Among the losers in the retaliatory sparring between the rival Koreas are residents who had been depending on a rarity in impoverished North Korea: a steady supply of... more »»

Russian PM warns against foreign ground action in Syria

February 12, 2016

MUNICH (AP) — Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has warned other nations against committing their troops to a ground action in Syria, saying it would only exacerbate the conflict. more »»

Pope departs for Cuba, first stop before Mexico

February 12, 2016

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has begun a seven-day trip that will take him first to Havana, Cuba, then to Mexic. more »»

South Sudan president appoints rebel leader his deputy

February 12, 2016

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — South Sudan's president has appointed his rival, rebel leader Riek Machar, as first vice president in a possible government of national unity, a presidential spokesman said... more »»

Fear pervasive after Mexican prison riot that killed 49

February 12, 2016

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — A prison riot that left 49 inmates hacked, beaten or burned to death opened searing questions about gang rule, extortion and human rights violations in Mexico's... more »»

 
 
 

 

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