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Turkey's weak opposition scrambles to challenge Erdogan

April 19, 2018

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — One party leader is in jail. Another doesn't have a candidate. A third might face eligibility issues for her party. more »»

Women take fall in Nobel scandal for man's alleged misdeeds

April 19, 2018

STOCKHOLM (AP) — An internal fight among members of the secretive academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature is spilling on to the streets of Sweden as outrage grows after a sex-abuse... more »»

The Latest: Castro says Diaz-Canel may also gain party post

April 19, 2018

HAVANA (AP) — The Latest on Raul Castro's handover of Cuba's presidency (all times local):

11 a.m. more »»

UN health agency: Dengue vaccine shouldn't be used widely

April 19, 2018

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says the first-ever vaccine for dengue needs to be dealt with in "a much safer way," meaning that the shot should mostly be given to people who have... more »»

Seoul: N. Korean leader removes major nuclear sticking point

April 19, 2018

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday that his rival, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, isn't asking for the withdrawal of U.. more »»

Attacker in Berlin skullcap case turns himself in to police

April 19, 2018

BERLIN (AP) — A 19-year-old Syrian asylum-seeker turned himself in to police Thursday after his violent attack on a man wearing a Jewish skullcap in Berlin caused outrage across German. more »»

Egypt exhibiting previously unseen Ptolemaic artifacts

April 19, 2018

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt is exhibiting artifacts from the Ptolemaic period for the first time in The Egyptian Museum in Cairo. more »»

Diaz-Canel replaces Raul Castro as Cuba's president

April 19, 2018

HAVANA (AP) — HAVANA (AP) — A 57-year-old bureaucrat replaced Raul Castro as the president of Cuba on Thursday, launching a new political era as a government led by a single family for six decade... more »»

Israel celebrates its 70th birthday with parties and BBQ's

April 19, 2018

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is celebrating 70 years since the modern Jewish state was established. more »»

Russia joins bid to win compensation over US metals tariffs

April 19, 2018

GENEVA (AP) — Russia has joined the European Union, India and China in demanding compensation from the United States for its tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum. more »»

Syrian rebels hand over arms, leave another town near Douma

April 19, 2018

BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of Syrian rebels in a town northeast of Damascus handed in their weapons and boarded buses to leave under an evacuation deal, state media reported on Thursday. more »»

Another member quits Nobel literature academy

April 19, 2018

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Another member of the Swedish Academy awarding the Nobel Literature Prize said Thursday she is resigning, bringing the total number of board members who are quitting the... more »»

Poland marks 75th anniversary of uprising in Warsaw Ghetto

April 19, 2018

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — People in Warsaw pinned paper daffodils to their clothes as the Polish capital held a day of commemorations Thursday on the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. more »»

Quake, at least 5.5 in magnitude, strikes southern Iran

April 19, 2018

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An earthquake of at least magnitude 5.5 struck in southern Iran near the country's sole nuclear power plant on Thursday morning, shaking countries across the Persian Gulf. more »»

Taiwan calls Chinese military drills a threat to region

April 19, 2018

BEIJING (AP) — Taiwan's government said Thursday that recent Chinese military drills aim to intimidate the island and are a threat to regional peace and stability. more »»

2,000 Kachin trapped by Myanmar fighting lack food, medicine

April 19, 2018

BANGKOK (AP) — Community leaders from the Christian ethnic Kachin community have called for urgent medical attention for about 2,000 civilians, including pregnant women and the elderly, trapped i... more »»

First Saudi cinema opens with popcorn and 'Black Panther'

April 19, 2018

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The lights dimmed and the crowd of men and women erupted into applause and hoots as Hollywood's blockbuster "Black Panther" premiered in Saudi Arabia's first movie... more »»

Trade issues expose the limits of Trump-Abe 'bromance'

April 19, 2018

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe courted the new American president with a golden driver not long after Donald Trump won the White House. more »»

 
 

 

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