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(AP Photo/Mark Baker). A man prays during a vigil in Hagley Park following the March 15 mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand, Sunday, March 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Baker). A man prays during a vigil in Hagley Park following the March 15 mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand, Sunday, March 24, 2019.

Thousands attend New Zealand vigil to honor 50 mosque dead

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Thousands of people are gathering in the New Zealand city of Christchurch to listen to prayers, songs and speeches at a vigil to remember the 50 people killed in a terrorist attack on two mosques. More>>

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Indonesia's first subway opens in its gridlocked capital

(AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, Pool). Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, center, stands on a stage with the background of a Jakarta Mass Rapid Transit train during the inauguration ceremony of the subway line in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, March 24,... (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, Pool). Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, center, stands on a stage with the background of a Jakarta Mass Rapid Transit train during the inauguration ceremony of the subway line in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, March 24,...
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Indonesia's president opens a long-awaited subway in the country's capital aimed at staving off crippling traffic gridlock with comfortable transport facilities. More>>

Norway cruise ship guests recall tipping, terror of water

(Odd Roar Lange/NTB Scanpix via AP). Passengers rescued from the Viking Sky cruise ship are helped by emergency services in Hustadvika, Norway, Saturday March 23, 2019. A cruise ship with engine problems sent a mayday call off Norway's western coast on... (Odd Roar Lange/NTB Scanpix via AP). Passengers rescued from the Viking Sky cruise ship are helped by emergency services in Hustadvika, Norway, Saturday March 23, 2019. A cruise ship with engine problems sent a mayday call off Norway's western coast on...
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Rescue workers are evacuating more passengers from a cruise ship that had engine problems off Norway's western coast while authorities prepare to tow the vessel to a nearby port. More>>

Military-backed party takes lead in Thailand's election

(AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit). A Thai officer adjusts a chair before the voting for the general election at a polling station in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, March 24, 2019. Thailand's first general election since the military seized power in a 2014 coup is s... (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit). A Thai officer adjusts a chair before the voting for the general election at a polling station in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, March 24, 2019. Thailand's first general election since the military seized power in a 2014 coup is s...
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Voters in Thailand are heading to the polls in the country's first election since the military ousted an elected government in a 2014 coup. More>>

UK PM May faces heavy pressure to step down to save Brexit

(AP Photo/Frank Augstein). British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves after addressing a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels, Friday, March 22, 2019. Worn down by three years of indecision in London, EU leaders on Thursday were grudgingly leani... (AP Photo/Frank Augstein). British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves after addressing a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels, Friday, March 22, 2019. Worn down by three years of indecision in London, EU leaders on Thursday were grudgingly leani...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing increased pressure from her own Conservative Party to either resign or to set a date for stepping down in order to build support for her Brexit plan. More>>

German family to give $11M after hearing extent of Nazi past

(Soeren Stache/dpa via AP). FILE - In this May 27, 2016  file photo, Family spokesman Peter Harf, who heads the Reimann’s JAB Holding Company, is pictured in Berlin, Germany. One of Germany’s richest families says it will give millions to charity as a ... (Soeren Stache/dpa via AP). FILE - In this May 27, 2016 file photo, Family spokesman Peter Harf, who heads the Reimann’s JAB Holding Company, is pictured in Berlin, Germany. One of Germany’s richest families says it will give millions to charity as a ...
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One of Germany's richest families says it plans to give millions of euros to charity after learning about ancestors who enthusiastically supported the Nazis and used forced labor. More>>

New Zealand mosque killings spark debate over free speech

(AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File). FILE - In this March 18, 2019, file photo, a student lights candle during a vigil to commemorate victims of March 15 shooting, outside the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. New Zealanders are debating the limits ... (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File). FILE - In this March 18, 2019, file photo, a student lights candle during a vigil to commemorate victims of March 15 shooting, outside the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. New Zealanders are debating the limits ...
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New Zealanders are debating the limits of free speech after their chief censor banned a 74-page manifesto written by a man accused of massacring 50 people at two mosques. More>>

Venezuelan power struggle creates diplomatic duel abroad

(AP Photo/Fernando Vergara). In this March 19, 2019 photo, Venezuelan citizens stand outside their consulate after finding it closed in Bogota, Colombia. Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro has severed ties with the neighboring Andean nation where over a ... (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara). In this March 19, 2019 photo, Venezuelan citizens stand outside their consulate after finding it closed in Bogota, Colombia. Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro has severed ties with the neighboring Andean nation where over a ...
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As Venezuela's power struggle stretches on, a parallel dispute over who should control embassy buildings and carry out basic consular functions in the countries recognizing Guaido as the country's true president has taken root. More>>

Syrian fighters clear explosives in area retaken from IS

(AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo). U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters fly their flag from a rooftop overlooking Baghouz, Syria, after the SDF declared the area free of Islamic State militants after months of fighting on Saturday, March 23, 201... (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo). U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters fly their flag from a rooftop overlooking Baghouz, Syria, after the SDF declared the area free of Islamic State militants after months of fighting on Saturday, March 23, 201...
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The president of NBC News says a driver working with its reporters in Syria was killed by an explosive device. More>>

Cyclone death toll above 750; fighting disease new challenge

(AP Photo/Themba Hadebe). Displaced families set up their bedding on top of the roof in Buzi district, 200 kilometers (120 miles) outside Beira, Mozambique, on Saturday, March 23, 2019. A second week has begun with efforts to find and help some tens of... (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe). Displaced families set up their bedding on top of the roof in Buzi district, 200 kilometers (120 miles) outside Beira, Mozambique, on Saturday, March 23, 2019. A second week has begun with efforts to find and help some tens of...
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Authorities say the death toll in Mozambique from Cyclone Idai is now 446. More>>

The Latest: Crippled Viking Sky cruise ship limps into port

(Michal Stewart via AP). This photo provided by Michal Stewart shows passengers on board the Viking Sky, waiting to be evacuated, off the coast of Norway on Saturday, March 23, 2019. Rescue workers off Norway's western coast rushed to evacuate 1,300 pa... (Michal Stewart via AP). This photo provided by Michal Stewart shows passengers on board the Viking Sky, waiting to be evacuated, off the coast of Norway on Saturday, March 23, 2019. Rescue workers off Norway's western coast rushed to evacuate 1,300 pa...
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The chairman of the company that operates a cruise ship that got stranded off Norway's western coast in bad weather Saturday praised the rescue operation by Norwegian authorities and the actions of the vessel's crew. More>>

Kurds to be key swing vote in Turkey's local elections

(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici). Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sings a political song before his address to the supporters of his ruling Justice and Development Party, AKP, during a rally in Ankara, Turkey, Saturday, March 23, 2019, ahead of local... (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici). Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sings a political song before his address to the supporters of his ruling Justice and Development Party, AKP, during a rally in Ankara, Turkey, Saturday, March 23, 2019, ahead of local...
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Supporters of a pro-Kurdish party in Turkey are planning to rally for local elections that will test the Turkish president's popularity. More>>

Chinese leader visits Monaco amid European 5G tech worries

(Igor Petyx/ANSA via AP). Chinese President Xi Jinping salutes upon arrival at the Royal Palace in Palermo, Sicily island, Italy, Saturday, March 23, 2019. (Igor Petyx/ANSA via AP). Chinese President Xi Jinping salutes upon arrival at the Royal Palace in Palermo, Sicily island, Italy, Saturday, March 23, 2019.
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Chinese President Xi Jinping is coming to Monaco and France amid mixed feelings in Europe about China's growing global influence. More>>

Dubai denies there were plans for R. Kelly concert

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Dubai's government has told The Associated Press that singer R. Kelly has no planned concert and "has not been invited by the Dubai royal family.". More>>

Prince Charles and Camilla launch first royal visit to Cuba

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Prince Charles and his wife Camilla are beginning the first official trip to Cuba by the British royal family in a pomp-filled display of disagreement with the Trump administration's strategy of economically isolating the communist island. More>>

Death toll from central Mali massacre up to 134, says UN

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The United Nations says the toll from a massacre in central Mali is now at least 134 dead with dozens wounded. More>>

Romania, Honduras recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital

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The leaders of Romania and Honduras have announced they will move their embassies in Israel to Jerusalem, following the lead of President Donald Trump. More>>

Italy: Infant dies after parents circumcise him at home

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Italian media are reporting that an infant boy has died as the result of a circumcision performed by his parents at home. More>>

Helicopters rescue Norway cruise ship passengers amid storm

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Police say a cruise ship with engine problems has sent a mayday call off Norway's western coast and is making plans to evacuate its 1,300 passengers. More>>

Ethiopian Airlines chief questions Max training requirements

(AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene). Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gebremariam holds a press briefing at the headquarters of Ethiopian Airlines in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Sunday, March 10, 2019. An Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed shortly after takeoff from Eth... (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene). Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gebremariam holds a press briefing at the headquarters of Ethiopian Airlines in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Sunday, March 10, 2019. An Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed shortly after takeoff from Eth...
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The chief executive of Ethiopian Airlines says the warning and training requirements set for the Max planes 'might not have been enough'. More>>

France shows Britons splendor of citizenship as Brexit looms

(AP Photo/Thomas Admason). Britain's Catherine Norris Trent poses next to a bust of Marianne, left, symbol of the French Republic, and the French, right, and European flags after a naturalization ceremony in Paris' Pantheon monument, Thursday, March 21... (AP Photo/Thomas Admason). Britain's Catherine Norris Trent poses next to a bust of Marianne, left, symbol of the French Republic, and the French, right, and European flags after a naturalization ceremony in Paris' Pantheon monument, Thursday, March 21...
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France and Britain may have a history as rivals, but that hasn't kept British citizens from rushing to become French before their native country leaves the European Union. More>>

Kenyan who gave earnings to poor wins $1M teacher prize

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A Kenyan teacher from a remote village who gave away most of his earnings to poor students has won a highly competitive $1 million global prize that honors one exceptional educator a year. More>>

Anti-government protesters march in Belarusian capital

(AP Photo/Sergei Grits). Holding flags of opposition parties people attend celebration in Minsk, Belarus, Sunday, March 24, 2019, on the eve of March 25, a traditional day of demonstration for the opposition.  Many people gather to mark what they call ... (AP Photo/Sergei Grits). Holding flags of opposition parties people attend celebration in Minsk, Belarus, Sunday, March 24, 2019, on the eve of March 25, a traditional day of demonstration for the opposition. Many people gather to mark what they call ...
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About 2,000 opponents of Belarus' authoritarian government have rallied in the country's capital. More>>

Iraq parliament votes to sack official after ferry sinking

(AP Photo/Farid Abdulwahed). Shiite Muslim worshippers light candles as they pray for the victims of a sunken ferry, outside the golden-domed Shiite shrine of Imam Moussa al-Kadhim, in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, March 22, 2019. A ferry overloaded with peop... (AP Photo/Farid Abdulwahed). Shiite Muslim worshippers light candles as they pray for the victims of a sunken ferry, outside the golden-domed Shiite shrine of Imam Moussa al-Kadhim, in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, March 22, 2019. A ferry overloaded with peop...
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Iraq's parliament voted to sack a provincial official following the tragic sinking of a ferry that killed nearly 100 people. More>>

The Latest: Military party takes lead in Thai election

(AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn). A woman casts her vote at a polling station in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, March 24, 2019, during Thailand's first general election since the military seized power in a 2014 coup. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn). A woman casts her vote at a polling station in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, March 24, 2019, during Thailand's first general election since the military seized power in a 2014 coup.
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The leader of the Pheu Thai political party that was ousted as Thailand's government in a 2014 military coup says she's confident of winning Sunday's election. More>>

Service planned for Keith Flint of The Prodigy fame

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The surviving members of the band Prodigy have invited fans of the late Keith Flint to line a procession route ahead of a private service celebrating his life on March 29. More>>

Serbia, Kosovo mark start of NATO intervention 20 years ago

(AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic). Vojislav Seselj, center, the leader of the ultranationalist Serbian Radical Party, holds a burning NATO flag as he and others gather for a protest in Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, March 24, 2019. Members of the ultranationali... (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic). Vojislav Seselj, center, the leader of the ultranationalist Serbian Radical Party, holds a burning NATO flag as he and others gather for a protest in Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, March 24, 2019. Members of the ultranationali...
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Twenty years after NATO intervened to stop Serbia's onslaught in Kosovo, Belgrade is commemorating the victims of what it says was an "aggression" and Kosovo is hailing the start of national liberation. More>>

The Latest: May, Brexit critics face off in crisis meeting

(AP Photo/Francisco Seco). British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves after addressing a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels, Friday, March 22, 2019. Worn down by three years of indecision in London, EU leaders on Thursday were grudgingly leani... (AP Photo/Francisco Seco). British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves after addressing a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels, Friday, March 22, 2019. Worn down by three years of indecision in London, EU leaders on Thursday were grudgingly leani...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing increased pressure from her own Conservative Party to either resign or to set a date for stepping down in order to build support for her Brexit plan. More>>

UN: Ebola increasing in Congo due to 'security challenges'

(AP Photo/Al-hadji Kudra Maliro, FILE). FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018, a healthcare worker from the World Health Organization prepares to give an Ebola vaccination in Mangina, Democratic Republic of Congo. Armed assailants atta... (AP Photo/Al-hadji Kudra Maliro, FILE). FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018, a healthcare worker from the World Health Organization prepares to give an Ebola vaccination in Mangina, Democratic Republic of Congo. Armed assailants atta...
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The World Health Organization says Ebola has spiked in Congo in recent days because of "increased security challenges," a week after its director-general predicted the outbreak might be contained within six months. More>>

French yellow vest protests in Paris avoid last week's riots

(AP Photo/Christophe Ena). Tourists watch workers as they set up steel protections on the famed restaurant Fouquet's in Paris, Friday, March 22, 2019. French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that soldiers will be deployed across the country to h... (AP Photo/Christophe Ena). Tourists watch workers as they set up steel protections on the famed restaurant Fouquet's in Paris, Friday, March 22, 2019. French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that soldiers will be deployed across the country to h...
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The French government vowed to strengthen security as yellow vest protesters stage a 19th round of demonstrations, following last week's riots in Paris. More>>

A rare albino penguin makes its debut at zoo in Poland

(AP Photo). In this image made from video, an albino penguin is seen along in its enclosure in Gdansk zoo, Gdansk, Poland, Friday, March 22, 2019. An extremely rare white penguin has made its public debut at the Gdansk zoo in northern Poland. The albin... (AP Photo). In this image made from video, an albino penguin is seen along in its enclosure in Gdansk zoo, Gdansk, Poland, Friday, March 22, 2019. An extremely rare white penguin has made its public debut at the Gdansk zoo in northern Poland. The albin...
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An extremely rare albino penguin has made its debut at the Gdansk zoo in northern Poland. More>>

Pope Francis prays for Nicaragua, victims in African attacks

(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini). Pope Francis delivers a blessing from his studio's window overlooking St. Peter's Square during the Angelus noon prayer at the Vatican, Sunday, March 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini). Pope Francis delivers a blessing from his studio's window overlooking St. Peter's Square during the Angelus noon prayer at the Vatican, Sunday, March 24, 2019.
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Pope Francis prays for the victims of attacks in Nigeria and Mali, and for the success of talks underway in Nicaragua aimed at solving a yearlong political crisis. More>>

France investigates after older protester is injured in Nice

(AP Photo/Claude Paris). Police officers stand by a yellow vest protester who collapsed on the ground during a protest in Nice, southeastern France, Saturday, March 23, 2019. The French government vowed to strengthen security as yellow vest protesters ... (AP Photo/Claude Paris). Police officers stand by a yellow vest protester who collapsed on the ground during a protest in Nice, southeastern France, Saturday, March 23, 2019. The French government vowed to strengthen security as yellow vest protesters ...
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French authorities are investigating the case of an older female protester who suffered head injuries when police charged people defying a yellow vest protest ban in Nice. More>>

Germany gives seal of approval to truck turning assistant

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Germany's transport ministry has issued its first operating license for a driver assistance system meant to reduce the number of cyclists or pedestrians killed by turning vehicles. More>>

Thousands in Germany protest planned EU internet reforms

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Tens of thousands of people have marched in cities across Germany to protest planned European Union copyright reforms that they fear will lead to online censorship. More>>

Europe fines Google $1.7 billion in antitrust case

(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2018, file photo a man using a mobile phone walks past Google offices in New York. Google says it plans to launch a video-game streaming platform called Stadia, positioning itself to take on the t... (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2018, file photo a man using a mobile phone walks past Google offices in New York. Google says it plans to launch a video-game streaming platform called Stadia, positioning itself to take on the t...
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EU regulators fine Google 1.49 billion euros ($1.68 billion) for abusing its dominance in online advertising. More>>

Italy, China sign accord deepening economic ties

(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini). Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, and Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte shake their hands at the end of the signing ceremony of a memorandum of understanding at Rome's Villa Madama, Saturday, March 23, 2019. Jinping is in It... (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini). Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, and Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte shake their hands at the end of the signing ceremony of a memorandum of understanding at Rome's Villa Madama, Saturday, March 23, 2019. Jinping is in It...
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Italy has signed a memorandum of understanding with China in support of Beijing's 'Belt and Road' initiative, which aims to weave a network of ports, bridges and power plants linking China with Africa, Europe and beyond. More>>

Anti-Brexit marchers flood into London, demand new vote

(AP Photo/Francisco Seco). British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels, Friday, March 22, 2019. Worn down by three years of indecision in London, EU leaders on Thursday were grudgingly leaning toward ... (AP Photo/Francisco Seco). British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels, Friday, March 22, 2019. Worn down by three years of indecision in London, EU leaders on Thursday were grudgingly leaning toward ...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May has told lawmakers she may not seek passage of her Brexit withdrawal plan in Parliament next week. More>>

IS loses all territory but its shadowy leader still at large

(Militant video via AP, File). FILE - This image made from video posted on a militant website July 5, 2014, purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, delivering a sermon at a mosque in Iraq during his first public ap... (Militant video via AP, File). FILE - This image made from video posted on a militant website July 5, 2014, purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, delivering a sermon at a mosque in Iraq during his first public ap...
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Islamic State group loses all territory in final defeat but its shadowy leader al-Baghdadi still at large. More>>

Pope replaces Santiago bishop accused of sex abuse cover-up

(AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino). Pope Francis wears his glasses as he arrives in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican for a audience with students, family and teachers of the Barbarigo catholic school of Padua, Saturday, March 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino). Pope Francis wears his glasses as he arrives in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican for a audience with students, family and teachers of the Barbarigo catholic school of Padua, Saturday, March 23, 2019.
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Francis replaces embattled Santiago archbishop amid cover-up scandal. More>>

The Latest: Protesters in London demand halt to Brexit

(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth). A demonstrator holds a holds a poster during a Peoples Vote anti-Brexit march in London, Saturday, March 23, 2019. The march, organized by the People's Vote campaign is calling for a final vote on any proposed Brexit dea... (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth). A demonstrator holds a holds a poster during a Peoples Vote anti-Brexit march in London, Saturday, March 23, 2019. The march, organized by the People's Vote campaign is calling for a final vote on any proposed Brexit dea...
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Protesters are gathering in central London before what is expected to be a massive march in favor of a second Brexit referendum. More>>

US-allied Syrian force declares victory over Islamic State

(AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo). Smoke rises from a strike on Baghouz, Syria, on the Islamic State group's last piece of territory on Friday, March 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo). Smoke rises from a strike on Baghouz, Syria, on the Islamic State group's last piece of territory on Friday, March 22, 2019.
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A U.S.-backed Syrian force says it has liberated the last area held by the Islamic State group in the eastern Syrian village of Baghouz, declaring victory over the extremists and the end of their self-declared caliphate. More>>

The Latest: US commander: IS fighters could 're-emerge'

(AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo). U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters pose for a photo on a rooftop overlooking Baghouz, Syria, after the SDF declared the area free of Islamic State militants after months of fighting on Saturday, March 23, 201... (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo). U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters pose for a photo on a rooftop overlooking Baghouz, Syria, after the SDF declared the area free of Islamic State militants after months of fighting on Saturday, March 23, 201...
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A Kurdish commander has formally announced the "physical defeat" of the Islamic State group and appealed for continued assistance until the full eradication of the extremist group. More>>

Rally in Barcelona against new Spanish far-right party

(AP Photo/Manu Fernandez). People shout slogans during a protest against the emergence of a far right party in Spain ahead of next month's national elections in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, March 23, 2019. Spain hadn't had a far-right party for years un... (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez). People shout slogans during a protest against the emergence of a far right party in Spain ahead of next month's national elections in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, March 23, 2019. Spain hadn't had a far-right party for years un...
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Several hundred people are marching in Barcelona to protest the emergence of a far-right party in Spain ahead of next month's national elections. More>>

The Latest: 2nd ship needs rescue off Norway's western coast

(Frank Einar Vatne / NTB scanpix via AP). The cruise ship Viking Sky lays at anchor in heavy seas, after it sent out a Mayday signal because of engine failure in windy conditions, near Hustadvika, off the west coast of Norway, Saturday March 23, 2019. ... (Frank Einar Vatne / NTB scanpix via AP). The cruise ship Viking Sky lays at anchor in heavy seas, after it sent out a Mayday signal because of engine failure in windy conditions, near Hustadvika, off the west coast of Norway, Saturday March 23, 2019. ...
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Norwegian officials say rescue workers have managed to evacuate about 100 people so far from a cruise ship that ran into engine problems in heavy winds and seas and sent a mayday call off Norway's western coast. More>>

Trump, Israeli leader have mutually beneficial relationship

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this March 5, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump and Netanyahu have had a mutually beneficial r... (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this March 5, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump and Netanyahu have had a mutually beneficial r...
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The surprise recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights by President Trump is the latest example of a mutually beneficial relationship between him and the Israeli prime minister. More>>

The Latest: 115 reported dead after attack on Malian village

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A group representing ethnic Peulhs in central Mali says the provisional death toll from morning militia attack has risen to 115. More>>

EU leaders postpone decision on 2050 climate goal

(Christoph Soeder/dpa via AP). Young people protest for climate action with a sign reading 'Save the World Now" during a  'Friday for Future' demonstration in Berlin, Germany, Friday, March 22, 2019. (Christoph Soeder/dpa via AP). Young people protest for climate action with a sign reading 'Save the World Now" during a 'Friday for Future' demonstration in Berlin, Germany, Friday, March 22, 2019.
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European Union leaders are pushing back a decision on the bloc's efforts to end most emissions of greenhouse gases. More>>

Venezuela lays out accusations against Guaido's top aide

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Venezuela's government is laying out accusations against a jailed top aide to opposition leader Juan Guaido. More>>

Brazilian miner Vale says dam in danger of collapse

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Brazilian mining giant Vale said Saturday that communities in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais have been ordered to evacuate, after independent auditors found that one of its dams could collapse at any moment. More>>

Cyprus arrests Turkish Kurd terror suspect wanted by Germany

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Cyprus' government spokesman says authorities have arrested a Turkish Kurd political refugee that Germany has launched criminal proceedings for "terrorist activities.". More>>

Magnitude 6.1 quake rattles nerves in southwestern Colombia

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A magnitude 6.1 earthquake that struck in Colombia shook buildings and frightened residents, but does not appear to have caused any damage. More>>

Thousands rally against leaders in Serbia, Montenegro

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Thousands of people have rallied in Serbia against populist President Aleksandar Vucic after political tensions soared last weekend when protesters burst into the state TV building angry over its reporting that they view as biased. More>>

Tens of thousands in southern Africa need help after cyclone

(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi). A man passes through a section of the road damaged by Cyclone Idai in Nhamatanda about 50 kilometres from Beira, in Mozambique, Friday March, 22, 2019. As flood waters began to recede in parts of Mozambique on Friday, f... (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi). A man passes through a section of the road damaged by Cyclone Idai in Nhamatanda about 50 kilometres from Beira, in Mozambique, Friday March, 22, 2019. As flood waters began to recede in parts of Mozambique on Friday, f...
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A second week has begun of efforts to find and help scores of thousands of people after Cyclone Idai devastated parts of southern Africa. More>>

Legendary Israeli Mossad agent Rafi Eitan dies at 92

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Rafi Eitan, a legendary Israeli Mossad spy who led the capture of Holocaust mastermind Adolf Eichmann, has died at 92. More>>

Q&A: The end of the Islamic State group's "caliphate"

(Furat FM, via AP, File). FILE - In this frame grab from a video released In this Oct. 15, 2017, file photo and provided by Furat FM, a Syrian Kurdish activist-run media group, shows Syrian Islamic State group fighters who have surrendered, at a base o... (Furat FM, via AP, File). FILE - In this frame grab from a video released In this Oct. 15, 2017, file photo and provided by Furat FM, a Syrian Kurdish activist-run media group, shows Syrian Islamic State group fighters who have surrendered, at a base o...
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Q&A: The Islamic State group's self-styled caliphate is gone, but the threat it poses remains. More>>

Pompeo tours Lebanese historical sites in ancient city

(Jim Young/Pool Photo via AP). U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife Susan visit a church at Byblos, Lebanon, Saturday, March 23, 2019. (Jim Young/Pool Photo via AP). U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife Susan visit a church at Byblos, Lebanon, Saturday, March 23, 2019.
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife Susan spent much of the second and last day of their visit to Lebanon touring historical churches and a centuries-old citadel in this coastal city. More>>

The Latest: Minister: 40K yellow vest protesters nationwide

(AP Photo/Michel Euler). Protesters gather during a rally in Paris, Saturday, March 23, 2019. Yellow vest demonstrators gathered in Paris and other French cities for a 19th round of demonstrations as authorities issued bans on protests in certain areas... (AP Photo/Michel Euler). Protesters gather during a rally in Paris, Saturday, March 23, 2019. Yellow vest demonstrators gathered in Paris and other French cities for a 19th round of demonstrations as authorities issued bans on protests in certain areas...
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Thousands of yellow vest protesters are marching through Paris amid heightened security a week after resurgent rioting by demonstrators angry at President Emmanuel Macron. More>>

Extremists attack Somalia govt office, minister among 5 dead

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An explosion has been heard in the Somali capital Mogadishu. More>>

5,000 nationalists protest corruption in Ukraine

(AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky). Far-right demonstrators attend rally against corruption in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, March 23, 2019. The placard reads "While we fought, the Svinarchuk and Poroshenko robbed". (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky). Far-right demonstrators attend rally against corruption in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, March 23, 2019. The placard reads "While we fought, the Svinarchuk and Poroshenko robbed".
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About 5,000 nationalist demonstrators have held a protest in the Ukrainian capital calling for arrests in a defense industry corruption case. More>>

Algerian lawyers march to demand Bouteflika's departure

(AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh). Demonstrators are silhouetted against a national Algerian flag as they stage a protest on the Republique Plaza to press for an end to the 20-year-rule of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, in Paris, France, Sunday, ... (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh). Demonstrators are silhouetted against a national Algerian flag as they stage a protest on the Republique Plaza to press for an end to the 20-year-rule of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, in Paris, France, Sunday, ...
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Hundreds of Algerian lawyers marched in the country's capital, Algiers, to demand the departure of ailing, 82-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika at the end of his term scheduled on April 28. More>>

115 reported dead after attack on central Malian village

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A group representing ethnic Peulhs in central Mali says the provisional death toll from morning militia attack is now 115 dead. More>>

Clashes among government-aligned forces in Yemen's kill 6

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Yemeni officials say heavy street battles among armed Islamist factions aligned with the exiled government have left at least six people dead and families displaced. More>>

Pakistan showcases military even as tensions with India ease

(AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary). People take watchf firework display on the occasion of the Pakistan National Day in Lahore, Pakistan, Friday, March 22, 2019. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary). People take watchf firework display on the occasion of the Pakistan National Day in Lahore, Pakistan, Friday, March 22, 2019.
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Pakistan celebrated its national day with a military parade showcasing its missiles, tanks and aircraft, even as the prime minister and his Indian counterpart exchanged goodwill messages in a sign of easing tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals. More>>

A look at Russians who became mixed up in Trump probe

(Sergei Ilnitsky/Pool Photo via AP, File). FILE - In this July 4, 2017 file photo, Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin is shown prior to a meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. (Sergei Ilnitsky/Pool Photo via AP, File). FILE - In this July 4, 2017 file photo, Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin is shown prior to a meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia.
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A look at Russians who became mixed up in Trump probe. More>>

Potential recession signal: A key 'yield curve' has inverted

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One of the most closely watched predictors for recession just yelped even louder. More>>

Thailand's new government could be unstable, short-lived

(AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe). The leader of Pheu Thai Party and candidate for prime minister Sudarat Keyuraphan, second right, and contestants wave during an election rally of general elections in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, March 22, 2019. The nation'... (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe). The leader of Pheu Thai Party and candidate for prime minister Sudarat Keyuraphan, second right, and contestants wave during an election rally of general elections in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, March 22, 2019. The nation'...
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Thailand's election Sunday is likely to produce a weak unstable government whether a civilian or military-backed party cobbles together a coalition, setting off a new phase of uncertainty in a country that's a U.S. ally in Southeast Asia. More>>

Ocean mission's emergency ascent caused by motor burning out

(AP Photo/David Keyton). Crew inspect a submersible after a British scientist and her American pilot had to make an emergency ascent from 250 meters beneath the surface of the Indian ocean off the Seychelles after smoke filled their two-person submersi... (AP Photo/David Keyton). Crew inspect a submersible after a British scientist and her American pilot had to make an emergency ascent from 250 meters beneath the surface of the Indian ocean off the Seychelles after smoke filled their two-person submersi...
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Ocean mission's emergency ascent caused by motor burning out; sub has returned to the water. More>>

Kazakh capital changes name to honor longtime leader

(AP Photo/Sergei Grits, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017 file photo, residents walk in a street in Astana, Kazakhstan. The parliament of the Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan on Wednesday March 20, 2019, voted to rename the country's cap... (AP Photo/Sergei Grits, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017 file photo, residents walk in a street in Astana, Kazakhstan. The parliament of the Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan on Wednesday March 20, 2019, voted to rename the country's cap...
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Kazakhstan has renamed its capital to Nur-Sultan, in honor of the country's longtime leader who resigned this week. More>>

The Latest: Somali forces end attack by Islamic extremists

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Dozens of people in Somalia's capital are believed to be trapped inside a government building amid an Islamic extremist attack. More>>

Timeline of the rise and fall of the Islamic State group

(Militant website via AP, File). FILE - In this file photo released on April 25, 2015, by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, young boys known as the "caliphate cubs" hold their rifles as they parade a... (Militant website via AP, File). FILE - In this file photo released on April 25, 2015, by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, young boys known as the "caliphate cubs" hold their rifles as they parade a...
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From rise of the 'caliphate' to final defeat: A timeline of events surrounding the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. More>>

Family of slain boy visits Christchurch mosque as it reopens

(AP Photo/Mark Baker). His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal Hashemite, of the Kingdom of Jordan, embraces a worshipper outside the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, Saturday, March 23, 2019. The mosque reopened today following the M... (AP Photo/Mark Baker). His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal Hashemite, of the Kingdom of Jordan, embraces a worshipper outside the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, Saturday, March 23, 2019. The mosque reopened today following the M...
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The family of a slain 3-year-old boy and a Jordanian prince were among those who visited a mosque when it reopened for the first time since a terrorist killed 42 people. More>>

Q&A: Golan Heights an area of beauty, strategic value

(AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File). FILE - In this July 16, 2013, file photo, Israeli soldiers sit in a position on the border with Syria on the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights as smoke rises following explosions of mortar shells. President Donald Trump’s... (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File). FILE - In this July 16, 2013, file photo, Israeli soldiers sit in a position on the border with Syria on the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights as smoke rises following explosions of mortar shells. President Donald Trump’s...
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A look at the Golan Heights, a strategic high ground at the southwestern corner of Syria with stunning, broad views of both Israel and Syria below. More>>

Mourners walk silently to honor Utrecht shooting victims

(AP Photo/Peter Dejong). Children lay flowers at a makeshift memorial site for the victims of a shooting incident in a tram in Utrecht, Netherlands, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. A gunman killed three people and wounded others on a tram in the central Dutch... (AP Photo/Peter Dejong). Children lay flowers at a makeshift memorial site for the victims of a shooting incident in a tram in Utrecht, Netherlands, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. A gunman killed three people and wounded others on a tram in the central Dutch...
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An investigating judge has extended by two weeks the detention of a man suspected of killing three passengers on a tram in the central Dutch city of Utrecht and seriously wounding three more. More>>

China stops purchase of Canadian canola seeds

(Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP). FILE - In this March 6, 2019 file photo, Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou arrives back at her home after a court appearance in Vancouver.  China has stopped all new purchases of Canadian canola seeds ... (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP). FILE - In this March 6, 2019 file photo, Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou arrives back at her home after a court appearance in Vancouver. China has stopped all new purchases of Canadian canola seeds ...
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China has stopped all new purchases of Canadian canola seeds in what some see as retaliation for Canada's arrest of a top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei. More>>

'My heart fell' says New Zealand surgeon who treated girl, 4

(AP Photo/Vincent Thian). In this Thursday, March 21, 2019, photo, Dr. Adib Khanfer, surgeon of hospital Christchurch speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Christchurch, New Zealand. Khanafer says he was in shock last Friday when he w... (AP Photo/Vincent Thian). In this Thursday, March 21, 2019, photo, Dr. Adib Khanfer, surgeon of hospital Christchurch speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Christchurch, New Zealand. Khanafer says he was in shock last Friday when he w...
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Vascular surgeon says he was in shock after last Friday's attacks on two New Zealand mosques when he walked into the operating theater and saw a 4-year-old girl who suffered severe gunshot wounds. More>>

'Brace ourselves': Cyclone death toll tops 600 in Africa

(Photo -Denis Onyodi - Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre via AP). In this photo supplied by the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre survivors of Cyclone Idai arrive by rescue boat in Beira, Mozambique, Thursday, March 21, 2019. The confirmed deat... (Photo -Denis Onyodi - Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre via AP). In this photo supplied by the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre survivors of Cyclone Idai arrive by rescue boat in Beira, Mozambique, Thursday, March 21, 2019. The confirmed deat...
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The secretary-general of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Mozambique says the death toll following Cyclone Idai could exceed the 1,000 predicted by the country's president earlier this week. More>>

EU takes charge, forces Brexit deadlines on UK's May

(AP Photo/Olivier Matthys). European Council President Donald Tusk, right, and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker participate in a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels, Thursday, March 21, 2019. Worn down by three years of indeci... (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys). European Council President Donald Tusk, right, and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker participate in a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels, Thursday, March 21, 2019. Worn down by three years of indeci...
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European Union leaders are gathering again Friday after deciding that the political crisis in Britain over Brexit poses too great a threat to the world's biggest trading bloc. More>>

UN chief visits mosque, stresses sanctity of religious sites

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U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres went to the first mosque built in New York City on Friday to show solidarity with the Muslim community, urging people everywhere "to reaffirm the sanctity of all places of worship and the safety of all worshippers.". More>>

Death toll rises to 62 in China chemical plant blast

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The death toll in an explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China has risen to 44, with another 90 people seriously injured. More>>

Indonesian airline wants to cancel Boeing order after crash

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Indonesia's flag carrier is seeking the cancellation of a multibillion dollar order for 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 jets after its passengers lost confidence with the model. More>>

The Latest: UN chief visits mosque and urges global safety

(AP Photo/Mark Baker). Muslims pray during Friday prayers at Hagley Park in Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 22, 2019. People across New Zealand are observing the Muslim call to prayer as the nation reflects on the moment one week ago when 50 p... (AP Photo/Mark Baker). Muslims pray during Friday prayers at Hagley Park in Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 22, 2019. People across New Zealand are observing the Muslim call to prayer as the nation reflects on the moment one week ago when 50 p...
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An Australian national security official says security agencies are increasing their "scrutiny and pressure" on white supremacists after the New Zealand mosque attack. More>>

Broken-hearted but not broken: New Zealand prays together

(AP Photo/Vincent Thian). Mourners attend the service for a victim of the mosque shootings for a burial at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 22, 2019. People across New Zealand will listen to the Muslim call to pray... (AP Photo/Vincent Thian). Mourners attend the service for a victim of the mosque shootings for a burial at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 22, 2019. People across New Zealand will listen to the Muslim call to pray...
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People across New Zealand are observing the Muslim call to prayer as the nation reflects on the moment one week ago when 50 people were slaughtered at two mosques. More>>

'Rise up!' NZ students heal with haka after mosque attacks

(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft). Students from Punchbowl Boys High School perform the New Zealand Maori tradition dance called a haka after Friday prayers at Imam Ali bin Abi Taleb Mosque in Sydney, Australia, Friday, March 22, 2019. The performance is to show... (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft). Students from Punchbowl Boys High School perform the New Zealand Maori tradition dance called a haka after Friday prayers at Imam Ali bin Abi Taleb Mosque in Sydney, Australia, Friday, March 22, 2019. The performance is to show...
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After mass shooting, the young people of Christchurch find solace in an old tradition: a Maori ceremonial dance called the haka. More>>

The Latest: EU gives UK leader May 2 Brexit deadlines

(AP Photo/Frank Augstein). Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic arrives for an EU summit in Brussels, Friday, March 22, 2019. European Union leaders gathered again Friday after deciding that the political crisis in Britain over Brexit poses too gre... (AP Photo/Frank Augstein). Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic arrives for an EU summit in Brussels, Friday, March 22, 2019. European Union leaders gathered again Friday after deciding that the political crisis in Britain over Brexit poses too gre...
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Croatia's prime minister says European Union leaders are protecting their citizens and businesses by setting strict deadlines for Brexit. More>>

Italy, China deepen ties under wary gaze of US, EU

(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini). Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan arrive at Rome's Leonardo Da Vinci airport in Fiumicino, Italy, Thursday, March 21, 2019. Jinping is in Italy to sign a memorandum of understanding to make Italy the fir... (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini). Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan arrive at Rome's Leonardo Da Vinci airport in Fiumicino, Italy, Thursday, March 21, 2019. Jinping is in Italy to sign a memorandum of understanding to make Italy the fir...
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Chinese President Xi Jinping is launching a two-day official visit aimed at deepening economic and cultural ties with Italy through an ambitious infrastructure building program that has raised suspicions among Italy's U.S. and European allies. More>>

Ukrainian presidential candidate meets Russian PM in Moscow

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A Ukrainian presidential candidate has traveled to Moscow to meet with the Russian prime minister to discuss gas supply. More>>

Russian court convicts Ukrainian teen of plotting bombing

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A Russian court has sentenced a Ukrainian teenager to six years in prison for plotting a bombing in a Russian school. More>>

Russia, Syria urge US to discuss evacuation of refugee camp

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Russia and Syria have invited the U.S. to have a joint discussion on evacuating a refugee camp in southern Syria. More>>

Frankfurt flights briefly suspended over drone sighting

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Flights at Frankfurt airport have been interrupted briefly after two drones were seen in the area. More>>

Pompeo at odds with Lebanese officials over Hezbollah

(Jim Young/Pool Photo via AP). U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife Susan wave before boarding their airplane to Beirut at Ben Gurion airport near Lod, Israel, Friday, March 22, 2019. (Jim Young/Pool Photo via AP). U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife Susan wave before boarding their airplane to Beirut at Ben Gurion airport near Lod, Israel, Friday, March 22, 2019.
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US Secretary of State Pompeo arrives in Lebanon, last leg of Mideast tour that took him to Kuwait, Israel. More>>

Macron: French soldiers won't be in charge of public order

(AP Photo/Christophe Ena). Tourists watch workers as they set up steel protections on the famed restaurant Fouquet's in Paris, Friday, March 22, 2019. French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that soldiers will be deployed across the country to h... (AP Photo/Christophe Ena). Tourists watch workers as they set up steel protections on the famed restaurant Fouquet's in Paris, Friday, March 22, 2019. French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that soldiers will be deployed across the country to h...
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French President Emmanuel Macron addressed concerns about soldiers being deployed during yellow vest protests this weekend, saying they won't be in charge of maintaining public order. More>>

Lebanese politician Joumblatt mourns canine 'comrade'

(AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File). FILE -- In this May 28, 2014 file photo, Walid Jumblatt, the political leader of Lebanon's minority Druse sect, pets his dog Oscar as he speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at his garden house in Beirut,... (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File). FILE -- In this May 28, 2014 file photo, Walid Jumblatt, the political leader of Lebanon's minority Druse sect, pets his dog Oscar as he speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at his garden house in Beirut,...
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One of Lebanon's leading politicians, Walid Joumblatt, is mourning the death of his long time dog, Oscar. More>>

Palestinians say Israeli fire kills 2 at Gaza-Israel fence

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Gaza's Health Ministry says two Palestinians have been killed by Israeli gunfire at protests along the Gaza-Israel border fence. More>>

AP Interview: Ukraine minister claims Russia on its knees

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AP Interview: Ukraine's foreign minister claims Russia is on its knees. More>>

Rights body votes to beef up monitoring of Palestinian areas

(AP Photo/Adel Hana). Medics move a wounded youth, who was shot by Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, into the treatment room of Shifa hospital in Gaza City, Friday, March 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Adel Hana). Medics move a wounded youth, who was shot by Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, into the treatment room of Shifa hospital in Gaza City, Friday, March 8, 2019.
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The U.N.'s top human rights body has asked the U.N. human rights chief to strengthen her office's presence in Palestinian areas after an investigation found Israeli soldiers may have committed war crimes in a deadly response to Gaza protests last year. More>>

China to investigate firms sanctioned by US over North Korea

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China says it will look into charges against two Chinese firms sanctioned by the U.S. for suspected violations of sanctions against North Korea. More>>

US forces say 2 American soldiers killed in Afghanistan

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US forces: 2 American service members have been killed during an operation in Afghanistan. More>>

The Latest: Dutch: Utrecht shooting suspect has confessed

(AP Photo/Peter Dejong). Women representing Utrecht's Muslim community lay a wreath at a makeshift memorial for the victims of a shooting incident in a tram in Utrecht, Netherlands, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. A gunman killed three people and wounded othe... (AP Photo/Peter Dejong). Women representing Utrecht's Muslim community lay a wreath at a makeshift memorial for the victims of a shooting incident in a tram in Utrecht, Netherlands, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. A gunman killed three people and wounded othe...
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Dutch prosecutors say the suspect in the deadly Utrecht tram shooting has confessed and said that he acted alone. More>>

NZ says mosque gunman faces life in prison in isolation

(Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool). Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the supporters of his ruling Justice and Development Party during a rally in Kutahya, Turkey, Thursday, March 21, 2019. Erdogan has again screened clips of a v... (Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool). Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the supporters of his ruling Justice and Development Party during a rally in Kutahya, Turkey, Thursday, March 21, 2019. Erdogan has again screened clips of a v...
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New Zealand's deputy prime minister is attending an emergency session of an umbrella organization of Muslim nations after a gunman killed 50 people in two mosques in the South Pacific nation. More>>

Syrian man suspected of IS beheadings held in Hungary

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A Syrian man suspected of having taken part in beheadings carried out by the Islamic State in Homs has been taken into custody and questioned by authorities in Hungary. More>>

Looks like what? Helmet ad stirs controversy in Germany

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Germany's conservative transport minister is launching a campaign calling on cyclists to keep their heads safe. More>>

EU seeks more 'balanced' economic relationship with China

(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein). Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, stands as Premier Li Keqiang arrives for a plenary session of China's National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Friday, March 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein). Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, stands as Premier Li Keqiang arrives for a plenary session of China's National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Friday, March 8, 2019.
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European Union leaders worried about the growing power of China are devising plans to counter the ambitions of a country they describe as a "systemic rival.". More>>

Protesters block Iraq president's pathway over ferry sinking

(Mohammed Issam via AP). This image taken from video provided by Mohammed Issam shows boats trying to rescue people in the Tigris River after a overloaded ferry sank on Thursday, March 21, 2019 near Mosul, Iraq. Col. Hussam Khalil, head of the Civil De... (Mohammed Issam via AP). This image taken from video provided by Mohammed Issam shows boats trying to rescue people in the Tigris River after a overloaded ferry sank on Thursday, March 21, 2019 near Mosul, Iraq. Col. Hussam Khalil, head of the Civil De...
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Mosul residents angry over sinking of ferry, block road of Iraqi president's convoy, pelt governor's SUV with stones. More>>

Algerians protest, urging President Bouteflika, 82, to quit

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Organizers in Algeria are predicting huge demonstrations across the country's major cities as protesters step up their demand for the resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. More>>

North Korea abruptly withdraws staff from liaison office

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South Korea says North Korea has withdrawn its staff from an inter-Korean liaison office after summit talks with US collapsed. More>>

20 detained at protests in Kazakhstan

(Serhii Nuzhnenko/Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty via AP). In this video grab from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty stream video, taken on Thursday, March 21, 2019, police officers detain a small group of people who were protesting against the renaming ... (Serhii Nuzhnenko/Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty via AP). In this video grab from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty stream video, taken on Thursday, March 21, 2019, police officers detain a small group of people who were protesting against the renaming ...
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Media reports say that more two dozen people have been detained in Kazakhstan's capital over a proposed name change. More>>

Venezuelan opposition aide is seized, US and allies protest

(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko). Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who has declared himself interim president, arrives to the National Assembly for a meeting with "Frente Amplio," a coalition of opposition parties, and other civic groups in Caraca... (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko). Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who has declared himself interim president, arrives to the National Assembly for a meeting with "Frente Amplio," a coalition of opposition parties, and other civic groups in Caraca...
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Venezuelan security forces search the homes of two key supporters of opposition leader Juan Guaido, who is escalating a campaign to oust President Nicolas Maduro. More>>

Indonesia safety board denies leaking Lion Air probe details

(AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim, File). FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, file photo, a crane moves a pair of wheels recovered from the Lion Air jet that crashed into the Java Sea for further investigation at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia.  In... (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim, File). FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, file photo, a crane moves a pair of wheels recovered from the Lion Air jet that crashed into the Java Sea for further investigation at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia. In...
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The chairman of Indonesia's transportation safety agency has confirmed that a third pilot was in the cockpit of the next-to-last flight of a Lion Air Boeing 737 Max 8. More>>

Boeing to make safety feature standard on troubled Max jets

(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File). FILE- In this March 21, 2018, file photo a Thai Lion Air employee displays a ceremonial key to the company's newest plane, Boeing's first 737 MAX 9 jet, following a delivery ceremony to the airline in Seattle. The Unit... (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File). FILE- In this March 21, 2018, file photo a Thai Lion Air employee displays a ceremonial key to the company's newest plane, Boeing's first 737 MAX 9 jet, following a delivery ceremony to the airline in Seattle. The Unit...
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Families of Kenyan victims of the Ethiopian plane crash are asking their government for legal assistance in pursuing compensation. More>>

Grenade thrown at Russian Consulate in Greece; no injuries

(AP Photo/Thanassis Stavakis). Forensic experts search the area outside the Russian consulate in Athens, Friday, March 22, 2019. Police say a bomb disposal squad has been sent to the Russian consulate in Athens after cameras showed a suspicious object ... (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavakis). Forensic experts search the area outside the Russian consulate in Athens, Friday, March 22, 2019. Police say a bomb disposal squad has been sent to the Russian consulate in Athens after cameras showed a suspicious object ...
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Greek police say an object thrown at the perimeter fence of the Russian Consulate in Athens was a hand grenade that exploded without causing any injuries. More>>

The Latest: Dutch PM: Britain could walk out without deal

(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber). German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers a speech about the Brexit ahead of a meeting of the European council, at the German parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, March 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber). German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers a speech about the Brexit ahead of a meeting of the European council, at the German parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, March 21, 2019.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel says European Union leaders could approve a short delay to Brexit in principle so long as Britain's Parliament passes a twice-rejected withdrawal deal next week. More>>

Europe offers UK a little more time for Brexit

(AP Photo/Virginia Mayo). European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, left, greets European Council President Donald Tusk during a tripartite social summit at the Europa building in Brussels, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. European Union officials r... (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo). European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, left, greets European Council President Donald Tusk during a tripartite social summit at the Europa building in Brussels, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. European Union officials r...
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Prime Minister Theresa May is trying to persuade European Union leaders to delay Brexit by up to three months, just eight days before Britain is scheduled to leave the bloc. More>>

Death toll from cyclone surpasses 500 in southern Africa Video included

(Josh Estey/CARE via AP). Flood waters dominate the landscape following cyclone force winds and heavy rain near the coastal city of Beira, Mozambique, Wednesday March 20, 2019. Torrential rains were expected to continue into Thursday and floodwaters we... (Josh Estey/CARE via AP). Flood waters dominate the landscape following cyclone force winds and heavy rain near the coastal city of Beira, Mozambique, Wednesday March 20, 2019. Torrential rains were expected to continue into Thursday and floodwaters we...
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A week after Cyclone Idai hit coastal Mozambique and swept across the country to Zimbabwe, its flooding, destruction and death continues in southern Africa, making it one of the most destructive natural disasters in the region's recent history. More>>

Italian citizenship urged for boy whose SOS call saved lives

(Daniele Bennati/ANSA via AP). Firefighters and police officers stand by the gutted remains of a bus in San Donato Milanese, near Milan, Italy, March 21, 2019. Italian authorities say a bus driver transporting schoolchildren stopped his vehicle on a pr... (Daniele Bennati/ANSA via AP). Firefighters and police officers stand by the gutted remains of a bus in San Donato Milanese, near Milan, Italy, March 21, 2019. Italian authorities say a bus driver transporting schoolchildren stopped his vehicle on a pr...
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The leader of Italy's 5-Star Movement says the country should grant citizenship to a 13-year-old Egyptian boy hailed as a hero for alerting police that he and his middle school classmates had been abducted by their bus driver. More>>

The Latest: Ethiopian airline defends pilots' training

(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File). FILE- In this March 21, 2018, file photo a Thai Lion Air employee displays a ceremonial key to the company's newest plane, Boeing's first 737 MAX 9 jet, following a delivery ceremony to the airline in Seattle. The Unit... (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File). FILE- In this March 21, 2018, file photo a Thai Lion Air employee displays a ceremonial key to the company's newest plane, Boeing's first 737 MAX 9 jet, following a delivery ceremony to the airline in Seattle. The Unit...
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Ethiopian Airlines says its pilots went through all the extra training required by Boeing and the U.S. aviation regulator to fly the 737 Max 8 jet that crashed this month, killing all 157 passengers. More>>

Ex-President Temer arrested in Brazil on corruption charges

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A federal judge has issued an arrest warrant for ex-President Michel Temer on corruption charges. More>>

Ferry packed with Iraqis celebrating holiday sinks; 94 die

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An Iraqi official says a ferry overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year sank in the Tigris river near Mosul, killing at least 40 people. More>>

China's Xi visits Italy with Belt and Road deal as prize

(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File). FILE - In this March 12, 2019, file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a plenary session of China's National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The country's foreign ministry... (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File). FILE - In this March 12, 2019, file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a plenary session of China's National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The country's foreign ministry...
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Chinese Premier Xi Jingping's visit to Rome will see the two countries sign a deal making Italy the first major democracy to join China's ambitious Belt and Road infrastructure project. More>>

The Latest: New Zealanders to observe Muslim call to prayer

(AP Photo/Vincent Yu). Mourners gather before a service of a victim from last week's mosque shooting for a burial at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Christchurch, New Zealand, Thursday, March 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu). Mourners gather before a service of a victim from last week's mosque shooting for a burial at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Christchurch, New Zealand, Thursday, March 21, 2019.
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New Zealand prime minister announces immediate ban on all assault weapons, "military-style semi-automatic weapons". More>>

New Zealand to observe Muslim prayer after mosque attacks

(AP Photo/Vincent Yu). Mourners leave the cemetery after the burial service of the body of a victim of the Friday March 15 mosque shootings at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Christchurch, New Zealand, Thursday, March 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu). Mourners leave the cemetery after the burial service of the body of a victim of the Friday March 15 mosque shootings at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Christchurch, New Zealand, Thursday, March 21, 2019.
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Thousands of people are expected to come together for an emotional Friday prayer service led by the imam of one of the New Zealand mosques attacked a week ago. More>>

The Latest: Cyclone Idai death toll rises to over 550

(Josh Estey/CARE via AP). A young girl is helped from a boat after being evacuated from flood waters following cyclone force winds and heavy rain near the coastal city of Beira, Mozambique, Wednesday March 20, 2019. Torrential rains were expected to co... (Josh Estey/CARE via AP). A young girl is helped from a boat after being evacuated from flood waters following cyclone force winds and heavy rain near the coastal city of Beira, Mozambique, Wednesday March 20, 2019. Torrential rains were expected to co...
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Zimbabwe's defense minister says more than 120 bodies were washed into neighboring Mozambique by flooding caused by Cyclone Idai, bringing the death toll in Zimbabwe to at least 259. More>>

Steve Bannon says Europe's populists 'don't need me'

(AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia). Former White House strategist Steve Bannon delivers his speech on the occasion of a meeting at Rome's Angelica Library, Thursday, March 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia). Former White House strategist Steve Bannon delivers his speech on the occasion of a meeting at Rome's Angelica Library, Thursday, March 21, 2019.
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Former White House strategist Steve Bannon is predicting a "stunning victory" for populists and nationalists in the European Parliament elections in two months but says they can do it without his help. More>>

US military vet recounts arrests in Haiti to AP

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An American security contractor at the center of a mysterious case roiling Haitian politics says that he and a group of fellow veterans were sent to Haiti on a mission to protect a businessman signing a contract at the country's central bank. More>>

The Latest: Death toll from Iraq ferry sinking rises to 83

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Iraqi officials say the death toll from the sinking of a river ferry overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year in northern Iraq has risen to 71. More>>

Report: Myanmar, China failing to stop 'bride' trafficking

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Human rights group says Myanmar, China failing to stop the trafficking of young women from the conflict-ridden Kachin region into forced "marriages" to Chinese men. More>>

Ukraine, US bicker over corruption fight ahead of election

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Ukraine's top prosecutor says that the U.S. ambassador has given him a list of people who should be immune from prosecution _ a claim quickly rejected by the U.S. More>>

Germany questions ex-Stasi agents on Lockerbie plane bombing

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Prosecutors in Berlin and the neighboring German state of Brandenburg are interviewing former members of East Germany's secret police about the 1988 Lockerbie plane bombing. More>>

Poland snubs Russia before World War II commemoration

(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, File). FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 17, 2015 file photo, Krzysztof Szczerski, the foreign policy adviser of new Polish President Andrzej Duda announces that Duda will make his first trips to Tallin, Estonia and to Berlin, du... (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, File). FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 17, 2015 file photo, Krzysztof Szczerski, the foreign policy adviser of new Polish President Andrzej Duda announces that Duda will make his first trips to Tallin, Estonia and to Berlin, du...
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Polish authorities have refused to invite a Russian delegation to a commemoration ceremony marking the anniversary of the outbreak of World War II. More>>

European, Canadian regulators to do own review of Boeing jet

(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File). In this Monday, March 11, 2019 file photo, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane being built for TUI Group sits parked in the background at right at Boeing Co.'s Renton Assembly Plant in Renton, Wash. The Transportation Department... (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File). In this Monday, March 11, 2019 file photo, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane being built for TUI Group sits parked in the background at right at Boeing Co.'s Renton Assembly Plant in Renton, Wash. The Transportation Department...
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The decision by Europe and Canada to break with U.S. air-safety regulators over the safety of the Boeing 737 Max is likely to delay the resumption of flights after two deadly crashes. More>>

Cyprus seeks EU intelligence access for migrant screening

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Cyprus' interior minister says he has asked the European Union for access to its security intelligence network in order to better screen arriving migrants. More>>

North Macedonia jails 7 IS fighters captured in Syria

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A court in North Macedonia has jailed seven citizens of the country accused of fighting with the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq. More>>

Escaped lion spends night in jail cell in South Africa

(AP Photo). In this photo taken on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, a darted captured lion is seen in a police cell at the Sutherland, South Africa. The lion had escaped from the Karoo National Park near Beaufort West, some 320km away, a month ago after he r... (AP Photo). In this photo taken on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, a darted captured lion is seen in a police cell at the Sutherland, South Africa. The lion had escaped from the Karoo National Park near Beaufort West, some 320km away, a month ago after he r...
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Escaped lion spends night in jail cell in South Africa, awaiting transport back to park. More>>

Turkish, Greek ministers meet with 'positive agenda'

(Turkish Foreign Ministry via AP, Pool). Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, left, shakes hands with Greek Foreign Minister Giorgos Katrougalos prior to their meeting in Brussels, Belgium, late Wednesday, March 13, 2019. (Turkish Foreign Ministry via AP, Pool). Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, left, shakes hands with Greek Foreign Minister Giorgos Katrougalos prior to their meeting in Brussels, Belgium, late Wednesday, March 13, 2019.
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Turkey's foreign minister says the defense chiefs of Turkey and Greece could meet soon as part of new confidence-building measures aimed at reducing tensions between the NATO allies. More>>

Dutch suspect in tram shooting to face terrorism charge

(AP Photo/Peter Dejong). The body of one of three victims is covered with a white sheet as it lies next to a tram after a shooting incident in Utrecht, Netherlands, Monday, March 18, 2019. A gunman killed three people and wounded nine others on a tram ... (AP Photo/Peter Dejong). The body of one of three victims is covered with a white sheet as it lies next to a tram after a shooting incident in Utrecht, Netherlands, Monday, March 18, 2019. A gunman killed three people and wounded nine others on a tram ...
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Dutch prosecutors say they will charge the main suspect in a deadly tram shooting with offenses including multiple murder or manslaughter with a terrorist intent. More>>

Why Facebook didn't block live New Zealand shooting video

(AP Photo/Vincent Yu). A police officer stands guard in front of the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, Sunday, March 17, 2019, where one of two mass shootings occurred. New Zealand's stricken residents reached out to Muslims in their ... (AP Photo/Vincent Yu). A police officer stands guard in front of the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, Sunday, March 17, 2019, where one of two mass shootings occurred. New Zealand's stricken residents reached out to Muslims in their ...
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Facebook no one flagged New Zealand shooting livestream, underlining tech companies' challenge policing content. More>>

Austrian court rejects complaint by expelled Turkish imams

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Austria's Constitutional Court has thrown out complaints by Turkish imams expelled under a 2015 law that prevents religious communities from getting funding from foreign states. More>>

Albania opposition holds new rally, calls for early election

(AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu). A protester flashes the victory sign as thousands of opposition supporters protest in Tirana, Albania on Saturday, March 16, 2019. Albanian opposition supporters clashed with police while trying to storm the parliament buildin... (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu). A protester flashes the victory sign as thousands of opposition supporters protest in Tirana, Albania on Saturday, March 16, 2019. Albanian opposition supporters clashed with police while trying to storm the parliament buildin...
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A few thousand opposition protesters have gathered in front of Albania's parliament building calling for the government's resignation and an early election. More>>

US testing new rapid-deployment strategy in Europe

(AP Photo/Dorothee Thiesing). Soldiers from the 1st Armored Division, based in Fort Bliss, Texas, arrives at the airport Tegel in Berlin, Thursday, March 21, 2019. Over three hundred soldiers have arrived in Germany from their base in Texas in the firs... (AP Photo/Dorothee Thiesing). Soldiers from the 1st Armored Division, based in Fort Bliss, Texas, arrives at the airport Tegel in Berlin, Thursday, March 21, 2019. Over three hundred soldiers have arrived in Germany from their base in Texas in the firs...
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More than 300 soldiers have arrived in Germany from their base in Texas in the first test of a new American strategy to rapidly deploy U.S.-based troops to Europe to bolster the NATO deterrent against possible Russian aggression. More>>

New populist star emerges from Dutch local elections

(AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen). -FILE- In this Sunday, March 5, 2017 photo, a damaged election poster showing, left, Thierry Baudet and Theo Hiddema, from the Forum for Democracy party, FVD, is displayed in a park in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The Netherlan... (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen). -FILE- In this Sunday, March 5, 2017 photo, a damaged election poster showing, left, Thierry Baudet and Theo Hiddema, from the Forum for Democracy party, FVD, is displayed in a park in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The Netherlan...
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The Netherlands has woken up to a new star of right-wing populism, as the party of a Latin-quoting, philosophy-reading lawmaker surged past anti-Islam firebrand Geert Wilders _ and all other politicians _ in important local elections. More>>

Erdogan airs mosque gunman video ahead visit by NZ minister

(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici). A theme park inaugurated by Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Erdogan has sparked a diplomatic spat with New Zealand and Australia as he campaigns for votes in local electi... (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici). A theme park inaugurated by Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Erdogan has sparked a diplomatic spat with New Zealand and Australia as he campaigns for votes in local electi...
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Turkey's president has again screened clips of a video taken by the Christchurch mosque gunman, a day before the foreign minister of New Zealand _ which is trying to stop its use _ is due in Turkey. More>>

Germany: Drunk passenger demands high-speed train slow down

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German police say a high-speed train from Frankfurt to Paris was halted after a drunken man smashed his way into the cab with a fire extinguisher and demanded the driver slow down. More>>

Australia moving 2,000 people from powerful cyclone's path

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Australia is evacuating about 2,000 people from part of northern Australia ahead of a powerful cyclone expected to hit on Saturday. More>>

Australia says tensions with Turkey ease after WWI remarks

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says tensions between his country and Turkey have eased after conciliatory comments from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office. More>>

'There is death all over': Cyclone Idai toll rises above 300

(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi). Soldiers and paramedics carry injured survivors from a helicopter in Chimanimani about 600 kilometres south east of Harare, Zimbabwe, Tuesday March, 19, 2019.  According to the government, Cyclone Idai has killed more t... (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi). Soldiers and paramedics carry injured survivors from a helicopter in Chimanimani about 600 kilometres south east of Harare, Zimbabwe, Tuesday March, 19, 2019. According to the government, Cyclone Idai has killed more t...
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Zimbabwe is retrieving and burying bodies Wednesday as Mozambique begins three days of national mourning for victims of Cyclone Idai. More>>

AP Interview: Thai PM hopeful wants constitutional changes

(AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit). The leader of Thailand's Democrat Party Abhisit Vejjajiva talks to The Associated Press during an interview Wednesday, March 20, 2019. in Bangkok, Thailand. Abhisit says if he becomes prime minister after Sunday’s election, he... (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit). The leader of Thailand's Democrat Party Abhisit Vejjajiva talks to The Associated Press during an interview Wednesday, March 20, 2019. in Bangkok, Thailand. Abhisit says if he becomes prime minister after Sunday’s election, he...
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The leader of Thailand's oldest political party says Sunday's elections are a chance for the country to get out of the cycle of dictatorships and corrupt governments. More>>

South Sudan spends millions on cars, homes instead of peace

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South Sudan spends millions on cars, home renovations instead of peace, internal reports show. More>>

US-backed Syrian fighters search tunnels in last IS pocket

(AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo). In this Sunday, March 17, 2019, photo, the Islamic State group's last pocket of territory in Baghouz, Syria, as seen from a distance. On Tuesday, a spokesman for U.S.-backed forces fighting IS in Syria says his fighters are i... (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo). In this Sunday, March 17, 2019, photo, the Islamic State group's last pocket of territory in Baghouz, Syria, as seen from a distance. On Tuesday, a spokesman for U.S.-backed forces fighting IS in Syria says his fighters are i...
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U.S.-backed Syrian forces are conducting search operations in tunnels a day after seizing an encampment where Islamic State militants had been making their last stand in Syria. More>>

UK's May asks a wary EU to delay Brexit until June 30

(AP Photo/Francisco Seco). European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker listens to a question during a joint press conference with Slovakian President Andrej Kiska at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. The B... (AP Photo/Francisco Seco). European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker listens to a question during a joint press conference with Slovakian President Andrej Kiska at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. The B...
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The head of the European Union's executive branch says a decision on a delay to Brexit is unlikely at this week's EU summit and the bloc's leaders may have to meet again next week. More>>

Spain: Far-right party enlists former generals as candidates

(AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File). FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018 file photo, Santiago Abascal the national president of VOX, center, applauds during a rally of the fledgling far-right party VOX in Madrid, Spain. The far-right party is making politi... (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File). FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018 file photo, Santiago Abascal the national president of VOX, center, applauds during a rally of the fledgling far-right party VOX in Madrid, Spain. The far-right party is making politi...
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A far-right party is making political waves in Spain by advocating looser gun control laws and recruiting five retired military officers as candidates in next month's parliamentary election. More>>

Foreign aid begins flowing to cyclone-hit southern Africa

(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi). A family dig for their son who got buried in the mud when Cyclone Idai struck in Chimanimani about 600 kilometres south east of Harare, Zimbabwe, Tuesday, March, 19, 2019.  According to the government, Cyclone Idai has ... (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi). A family dig for their son who got buried in the mud when Cyclone Idai struck in Chimanimani about 600 kilometres south east of Harare, Zimbabwe, Tuesday, March, 19, 2019. According to the government, Cyclone Idai has ...
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Relief efforts are slowly gaining steam in east African countries struck by a cyclone that triggered widespread flooding. More>>

Sri Lanka averts rift spilling over to UN rights session

(AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena, File). FILE- In this Oct. 3, 2017, file photo, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, left, and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe attend a special session held to mark the country's seventieth anniversary of the firs... (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena, File). FILE- In this Oct. 3, 2017, file photo, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, left, and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe attend a special session held to mark the country's seventieth anniversary of the firs...
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Sri Lanka's leader has kept his country's internal political rift from spilling over to a UN human rights council meeting by abandoning plans to oppose his prime minister's decision to co-sponsor a resolution on the island nation. More>>

Mormon missionaries detained weeks in Russia arrive in US

(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File). FILE- In this Jan. 3, 2018, file photo, the angel Moroni statue, silhouetted against the sky, sits atop the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at Temple Square in Salt Lake City. The Church... (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File). FILE- In this Jan. 3, 2018, file photo, the angel Moroni statue, silhouetted against the sky, sits atop the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at Temple Square in Salt Lake City. The Church...
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says two of its missionaries have returned home to the U.S. after they were detained in Russia for more than two weeks for alleged visa term violations. More>>

Exit poll has populist party in the Netherlands making gains

(AP Photo/Peter Dejong). Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, right, and Justice Minister Ferd Grapperhaus arrive at a makeshift memorial for victims of a shooting incident in a tram in Utrecht, Netherlands, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. A gunman killed three p... (AP Photo/Peter Dejong). Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, right, and Justice Minister Ferd Grapperhaus arrive at a makeshift memorial for victims of a shooting incident in a tram in Utrecht, Netherlands, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. A gunman killed three p...
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An exit poll indicates a right-wing populist party in the Netherlands emerged from provincial elections that also determine the makeup of the Dutch Senate positioned for a big win. More>>

Turkey's Erdogan sparks spat with Australia, New Zealand

(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel). Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the supporters of his ruling Justice and Development Party, AKP, at a rally in Istanbul, late Tuesday, March 19, 2019, ahead of local elections scheduled for March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel). Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the supporters of his ruling Justice and Development Party, AKP, at a rally in Istanbul, late Tuesday, March 19, 2019, ahead of local elections scheduled for March 31, 2019.
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has sparked a diplomatic spat with New Zealand and Australia as he campaigns for votes in local elections this month and portrays the mosque shooting in New Zealand and a World War I battle as targeting Islam. More>>

Finland tops global happiness index for 2nd consecutive year

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Finland tops an index of the happiest nations in which to live for the second consecutive year with researchers saying the small Nordic country has succeeded in generating a happiness recipe not dependent on economic wealth only. More>>

Italy: Bus driver abducts 51 children, sets vehicle on fire

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A bus driver in northern Italy abducted 51 schoolchildren and their chaperones Wednesday and took them on an hourlong drive, then set the vehicle on fire when he was stopped by a Carabinieri blockade, officials said. More>>

The Latest: NZ imam preparing for emotional Friday prayer

(AP Photo/Mark Baker). Mourners carry the body of a victim of the Friday, March 15, mosque shootings for burial at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Christchurch, New Zealand, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush says he bel... (AP Photo/Mark Baker). Mourners carry the body of a victim of the Friday, March 15, mosque shootings for burial at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Christchurch, New Zealand, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush says he bel...
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the gunman who killed 50 people at two New Zealand mosques is no different from the militants of the Islamic State group. More>>

Iran's woes briefly go up in smoke during fire festival

(AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi). A couple lights a lantern during a celebration, known as "Chaharshanbe Souri," or Wednesday Feast, marking the eve of the last Wednesday of the solar Persian year, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Tehran, Iran. Iran's many woes b... (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi). A couple lights a lantern during a celebration, known as "Chaharshanbe Souri," or Wednesday Feast, marking the eve of the last Wednesday of the solar Persian year, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Tehran, Iran. Iran's many woes b...
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Iranians are celebrating the Festival of Fire, a nearly 4,000-year-old Persian tradition that this year offers a brief escape from the country's economic woes. More>>

The Latest: UK's May has 'personal regret' over Brexit bumps

(AP Photo/Matt Dunham). An anti-Brexit supporter stands by European and British Union flags placed opposite the Houses of Parliament in London, Monday, March 18, 2019. British Prime Minister Theresa May was making a last-minute push Monday to win suppo... (AP Photo/Matt Dunham). An anti-Brexit supporter stands by European and British Union flags placed opposite the Houses of Parliament in London, Monday, March 18, 2019. British Prime Minister Theresa May was making a last-minute push Monday to win suppo...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May is preparing to ask the European Union for a short delay to the country's divorce from the European Union. More>>

The Latest: UN will press global community for cyclone aid

(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi). Soldiers and paramedics carry injured survivors from a helicopter in Chimanimani about 600 kilometres south east of Harare, Zimbabwe, Tuesday March, 19, 2019.  According to the government, Cyclone Idai has killed more t... (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi). Soldiers and paramedics carry injured survivors from a helicopter in Chimanimani about 600 kilometres south east of Harare, Zimbabwe, Tuesday March, 19, 2019. According to the government, Cyclone Idai has killed more t...
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Zimbabwe is retrieving and burying bodies Wednesday as Mozambique begins three days of national mourning for victims of Cyclone Idai. More>>

Bosnia divided over UN ruling on wartime leader Karadzic

(AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic). Relatives of victims of the Srebrenica genocide weep as they hear news on the decision of the UN appeals judges on former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic in Potocari, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Wednesday, March 20, 2019... (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic). Relatives of victims of the Srebrenica genocide weep as they hear news on the decision of the UN appeals judges on former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic in Potocari, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Wednesday, March 20, 2019...
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Survivors and relatives of the victims of Bosnia's 1992-95 war have applauded life imprisonment for former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, but the country's Serbs blasted the ruling as biased. More>>

UN judges increase sentence for Bosnian ex-leader to life

(Jerry Lampen/Pool via AP, File). FILE - In this Thursday July 31, 2008 file photo, former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic stands in the courtroom during his initial appearance at the U.N.'s Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands. ... (Jerry Lampen/Pool via AP, File). FILE - In this Thursday July 31, 2008 file photo, former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic stands in the courtroom during his initial appearance at the U.N.'s Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands. ...
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United Nations judges are set to hand down their decisions in the appeal by former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic against his convictions and 40-year sentence for masterminding atrocities in his country's devastating 1992-95 war. More>>

The Latest: Views of Bosnia war crimes case vary within govt

(AP Photo/Denis Paquin, File). FILE - In this Aug. 25, 1992 file photo, Radovan Karadzic, Bosnian Serb leader in Bosnia-Herzegovina, indicates the Serb territories in Yugoslavia during a news conference in London. Nearly a quarter of a century since Bo... (AP Photo/Denis Paquin, File). FILE - In this Aug. 25, 1992 file photo, Radovan Karadzic, Bosnian Serb leader in Bosnia-Herzegovina, indicates the Serb territories in Yugoslavia during a news conference in London. Nearly a quarter of a century since Bo...
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United Nations judges are set to hand down their decisions in the appeal by former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic against his convictions and 40-year sentence for masterminding atrocities in his country's devastating 1992-95 war. More>>

Algeria tensions: Governing party chief backs protesters

(AP Photo/Anis Belghoul). An algerians woman holds a placards that reads, 'we need to disinfected the system' during a protest in Algiers, Algeria, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Thousands of students, doctors, dentists and veterinarians have marched in the ... (AP Photo/Anis Belghoul). An algerians woman holds a placards that reads, 'we need to disinfected the system' during a protest in Algiers, Algeria, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Thousands of students, doctors, dentists and veterinarians have marched in the ...
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The acting head of Algeria's governing party says the FLN party is throwing its support behind mass protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. More>>

The Latest: EU Parliament bloc suspends Hungary's Fidesz

(Zsolt Szigetvary/MTI via AP). Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban attends a ceremony during the 171th anniversary of the outbreak of the 1848 revolution and war of independence against the Habsburg rule, in Budapest, Hungary, Friday, March 15, 2019. (Zsolt Szigetvary/MTI via AP). Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban attends a ceremony during the 171th anniversary of the outbreak of the 1848 revolution and war of independence against the Habsburg rule, in Budapest, Hungary, Friday, March 15, 2019.
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Manfred Weber, leader of center-right EPP alliance in European Parliament, says Viktor Orban's Fidesz party has been suspended from the grouping. More>>

Senate refuses to lift Salvini's immunity in migrant case

(AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino). Italian Interior Minister and Vice Premier Matteo Salvini stands at the Italian Senate, in Rome, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Salvini spoke in the Senate ahead of a vote on whether to lift his immunity as a lawmaker to fa... (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino). Italian Interior Minister and Vice Premier Matteo Salvini stands at the Italian Senate, in Rome, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Salvini spoke in the Senate ahead of a vote on whether to lift his immunity as a lawmaker to fa...
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Italy's Senate refused Wednesday to lift Interior Minister Matteo Salvini's immunity to face possible charges for refusing to allow migrants aboard an Italian coast guard ship to disembark in a Sicilian port. More>>

New Zealand police: Mosque gunman had planned a 3rd attack

(AP Photo/Mark Baker). Zaed Mustafa, in wheelchair, brother of Hamza and son of Khalid Mustafa killed in the Friday March 15 mosque shootings reacts during the burial at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Christchurch, New Zealand, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Baker). Zaed Mustafa, in wheelchair, brother of Hamza and son of Khalid Mustafa killed in the Friday March 15 mosque shootings reacts during the burial at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Christchurch, New Zealand, Wednesday, March 20, 2019.
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A father and son who fled the civil war in Syria for "the safest country in the world" have been buried before hundreds of mourners, the first funerals for victims of shootings at two mosques in New Zealand. More>>

Berlin zoo shows off new polar bear cub

(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber). A female polar bear baby walks with its mother Tonja through their enclosure at the Tierpark zoo in Berlin, Friday, March 15, 2019. The still unnamed bear, born Dec. 1, 2018 at the Tierpark, is presented to the public for t... (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber). A female polar bear baby walks with its mother Tonja through their enclosure at the Tierpark zoo in Berlin, Friday, March 15, 2019. The still unnamed bear, born Dec. 1, 2018 at the Tierpark, is presented to the public for t...
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The Berlin Tierpark zoo is showing off its new polar bear cub, a three-month-old with a cuteness and playfulness that could make her the German capital's next animal celebrity. More>>

UK judge denies bail to fugitive Indian diamond tycoon

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Fugitive diamond tycoon Nirav Modi has been arrested in London at the request of Indian authorities. More>>

France to deploy troops to maintain security during protests

(AP Photo/Francois Mori). Unionists demonstrate as part of a national day of strikes in Paris, France, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Several unions for education workers, private and public sectors called for demonstrations to protest they say low spending ... (AP Photo/Francois Mori). Unionists demonstrate as part of a national day of strikes in Paris, France, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Several unions for education workers, private and public sectors called for demonstrations to protest they say low spending ...
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French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that soldiers deployed across the country will help maintaining security during yellow vests protests planned this weekend. More>>

Former Kazakh leader's daughter appointed parliament speaker

(Kazakhstan's Presidential Press Service via AP). Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev speaks during a televised address to the oil-rich nation in Astana, Kazakhstan, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. President Nursultan Nazarbayev, the only leader that indepe... (Kazakhstan's Presidential Press Service via AP). Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev speaks during a televised address to the oil-rich nation in Astana, Kazakhstan, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. President Nursultan Nazarbayev, the only leader that indepe...
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Kazakhstan has sworn in Kassym-Jomart Tokayev as interim president a day after the country's longtime leader resigned. More>>

Sub makes rapid ascent in Indian Ocean; crew safe

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Emergency ascent in Indian Ocean as sub's cockpit fills with smoke; 2-person crew is safe. More>>

Turkey's Erdogan sparks diplomatic row with NZ, Australia

(Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool). Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the supporters of his ruling Justice and Development Party during a rally in Eregli, Turkey, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Ignoring widespread criticism, Erdogan ha... (Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool). Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the supporters of his ruling Justice and Development Party during a rally in Eregli, Turkey, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Ignoring widespread criticism, Erdogan ha...
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ignoring widespread criticism and again showed excerpts of a video taken by the attacker who killed 50 people in mosques in New Zealand, to denounce what he called rising hatred and prejudice against Islam. More>>

Tel Aviv deploys 'zombie lights' for mobile-obsessed walkers

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Tel Aviv has taken its first steps toward assisting pedestrians distracted by their smartphones by embedding LED stoplights at crosswalks. More>>

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    (AP Photo/Paul Sancya). In this Monday, March 18, 2019, photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., speaks at a campaign meet-and-greet in Clawson, Mich. Gillibrand is preparing to speak Sunday at the Trump International H...(AP Photo/Paul Sancya). In this Monday, March 18, 2019, photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., speaks at a campaign meet-and-greet in Clawson, Mich. Gillibrand is preparing to speak Sunday at the Trump International H...
    (AP Photo/Paul Sancya). In this Monday, March 18, 2019, photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., speaks at a campaign meet-and-greet in Clawson, Mich. Gillibrand is preparing to speak Sunday at the Trump International H...(AP Photo/Paul Sancya). In this Monday, March 18, 2019, photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., speaks at a campaign meet-and-greet in Clawson, Mich. Gillibrand is preparing to speak Sunday at the Trump International H...
    In speech in front of Trump building, Gillibrand to label the president a 'coward' who is 'tearing apart the moral fabric of our country'.More >>
    In speech in front of Trump building, Gillibrand to label the president a 'coward' who is 'tearing apart the moral fabric of our country'.More >>
  • Streisand apologizes for remarks on Michael Jackson accusers

    Streisand apologizes for remarks on Michael Jackson accusers

    Saturday, March 23 2019 2:31 PM EDT2019-03-23 18:31:23 GMT
    Sunday, March 24 2019 1:51 PM EDT2019-03-24 17:51:23 GMT
    (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2019 file photo, Barbra Streisand introduces "BlacKkKlansman" at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Streisand is coming under intense criticism online for telling a Briti...(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2019 file photo, Barbra Streisand introduces "BlacKkKlansman" at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Streisand is coming under intense criticism online for telling a Briti...
    (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2019 file photo, Barbra Streisand introduces "BlacKkKlansman" at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Streisand is coming under intense criticism online for telling a Briti...(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2019 file photo, Barbra Streisand introduces "BlacKkKlansman" at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Streisand is coming under intense criticism online for telling a Briti...
    Barbra Streisand is coming under intense criticism online for telling a British newspaper that two men who say they were molested as children by Michael Jackson were "thrilled to be there" and that the alleged...More >>
    Barbra Streisand is coming under intense criticism online for telling a British newspaper that two men who say they were molested as children by Michael Jackson were "thrilled to be there" and that the alleged abuse "didn't kill them.".More >>