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Police: Suspects in N. Korean death coated hands with poison

February 22, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The women suspected of fatally poisoning a scion of North Korea's ruling family were trained to coat their hands with toxic chemicals then wipe them on his face,... more »»

 
 
 
Pilot radioed in 'Mayday' call before Australian plane crash

February 22, 2017

DALLAS (AP) — A pilot repeatedly yelled out "Mayday" but did not say what the emergency was before his light plane crashed into the roof of an Australian shopping mall, killing himself and four... more »»

Amnesty blames Trump, others in global rollback of rights.

February 22, 2017

PARIS (AP) — Amnesty International says "toxic" fear-mongering by anti-establishment politicians, among them President Donald Trump and the leaders of Turkey, Hungary and the Philippines, is... more »»

Life expectancy to keep rising; S. Korean women could hit 91

February 22, 2017

LONDON (AP) — While most people born in rich countries will live longer by 2030 — with women in South Korea projected to reach nearly 91 — Americans will continue to have one of the lowest life... more »»

Trump comments put focus on Sweden's embrace of immigrants

February 21, 2017

HELSINKI (AP) — When a riot broke out in a predominantly immigrant Stockholm suburb this week, the biggest surprise for many Swedes was that a police officer found it necessary to fire his gun. more »»

Americans killed in Australian plane crash were avid golfers

February 21, 2017

DALLAS (AP) — Four American tourists were pursuing a devout interest in golf during a weekslong trip to Australia when they were killed Tuesday after a light plane carrying them on an offshore... more »»

Official: Ecuador's presidential election headed to runoff

February 21, 2017

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador's nail-biter election is heading to a runoff after results showed ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno falling just shy of the votes needed to clench a first-round... more »»

Sentencing of Israeli soldier in shooting deepens fissures

February 21, 2017

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli soldier was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in prison for killing a badly wounded Palestinian assailant as he lay on the ground, in a landmark decision that deepened... more »»

UN says upcoming Syria talks aimed at 'political transition'

February 21, 2017

BEIRUT (AP) — A top adviser to the U.. more »»

Le Pen refuses headscarf, nixes talks with Lebanon cleric

February 21, 2017

BEIRUT (AP) — France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen refused to don a headscarf for a meeting with Lebanon's top Sunni Muslim cleric on Tuesday and walked away from the scheduled... more »»

Louvre show: Vermeer was both revolutionary and a borrower

February 21, 2017

PARIS (AP) — His luminous strokes produced masterpieces like "Girl with a Pearl Earring. more »»

Iraqi forces on Mosul hilltop gird for fierce fight ahead

February 21, 2017

ABU SAIF, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi troops worked to secure a strategic hilltop overlooking Mosul's international airport and a nearby military base on Tuesday, fearing the Islamic State group, which... more »»

Italy cabbies clash with riot police during strike over Uber

February 21, 2017

ROME (AP) — Thousands of Italian taxi drivers protesting legislation they say will favor Uber clashed with riot police Tuesday, intensifying a weeklong cab strike that has crippled transportation... more »»

Austria approves US extradition for Ukrainian oligarch

February 21, 2017

VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian court on Tuesday approved a U.S. extradition request for a Ukrainian oligarch suspected of paying millions of dollars in bribes to Indian officials. more »»

Report accuses Syrian government of sectarian war strategy

February 21, 2017

BEIRUT (AP) — A new report by a Syria conflict monitoring group accuses the government of depopulating Sunni-majority areas in Syria's third largest city as it fights to consolidate its power. more »»

Zimbabwe's Mugabe praises Trump's 'America First' policy

February 21, 2017

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump's "America First" policy has an admirer in Zimbabwe's controversial president, who says the policy resonates with his own thinking. more »»

Spanish police stop gas truck speeding against traffic

February 21, 2017

MADRID (AP) — Police in Barcelona fired gunshots Tuesday to stop a man who stole a butane gas truck and drove it at high speed against traffic on a city highway, ramming several cars along the... more »»

Ecuador election cliff-hanger: Leader near outright victory

February 21, 2017

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Vote counting in Ecuador's presidential election dragged into a third day Tuesday with ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno still just short of a definitive first-round... more »»

Eiffel Tower view: Paris tourism rises after yearlong slump

February 21, 2017

PARIS (AP) — Tourism to Paris is showing signs of a revival after a yearlong slump attributed to deadly extremist attacks, violent labor protests, strikes and floods. more »»

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 »»

South Sudan promises 'unimpeded' aid access amid famine

February 21, 2017

WATAMU, Kenya (AP) — South Sudan's president said Tuesday his government will ensure "unimpeded access" for all aid organizations, a day after famine was declared for more than 100,000 people in... more »»

 
 
 

 

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