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Spanish police stop gas truck speeding against traffic

February 21, 2017

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

Ecuador election cliff-hanger: Leader near outright victory

February 21, 2017

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

Eiffel Tower view: Paris tourism rises after yearlong slump

February 21, 2017

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

Azerbaijan's leader names his wife as 1st vice president

February 21, 2017

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Azerbaijan's president on Tuesday appointed his wife as the first vice president of the ex-Soviet nation — the person next in line in the nation's power hierarchy. more »»

South Sudan promises 'unimpeded' aid access amid famine

February 21, 2017

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

Bodies of 74 migrants heading to Europe wash up in Libya

February 21, 2017

CAIRO (AP) — At least 74 bodies of African migrants have washed ashore in western Libya, the Libyan Red Crescent said Tuesday, the latest tragedy at sea along a perilous trafficking route to... more »»

German city bans older diesel cars to combat air pollution

February 21, 2017

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in southwest Germany are banning older diesel cars from driving in the city of Stuttgart starting next year. more »»

Kremlin stays mum on new US national security adviser

February 21, 2017

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin refrained from comment Tuesday on the appointment of the new U.S. national security adviser, but one lawmaker said he was likely to take a hawkish stance toward Russia. more »»

Israeli court gives soldier 18 months for fatal shooting

February 21, 2017

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — An Israeli military court on Tuesday sentenced a soldier to 18 months in prison for his deadly shooting of a Palestinian attacker who lay wounded on the ground, capping a... more »»

Iran's leader calls Israel a 'fake' nation, 'dirty chapter'

February 21, 2017

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader on Tuesday used the podium of a pro-Palestinian gathering in Tehran to lash out at Israel, calling the Jewish state a "fake" nation in a "dirty chapter"... more »»

Lawyer: Portugal to extradite ex-CIA agent to Italian jail

February 21, 2017

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A Portuguese court has ordered police to extradite a former CIA agent to Italy, where she is due to serve a four-year prison sentence after being convicted of involvement... more »»

Riot in Stockholm suburb after drug suspect is arrested

February 21, 2017

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish police on Tuesday were investigating a riot that broke out overnight in a predominantly immigrant suburb in Stockholm after officers arrested a suspect on drug... more »»

Almost 1.4 million children face 'imminent death:' UN agency

February 21, 2017

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The United Nations children's agency is warning that almost 1. more »»

Pinpointing cause of death for NK's Kim Jong Nam may be hard

February 21, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Determining whether poison killed the half brother of North Korea's leader in a busy airport is proving difficult for Malaysian officials, who said Tuesday that... more »»

Nigerians starved of electricity access turn to solar

February 21, 2017

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The surprise was finding that people dependent on candles, batteries, kerosene and fuel for generators in countries without a secure supply of electricity spend more on power... more »»

Iraqi military says troops consolidate gains south of Mosul

February 21, 2017

ABU SAIF, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi forces were consolidating their gains south of Mosul on Tuesday ahead of moving into the city's Islamic State-held western half, a military spokesman said, as civilian... more »»

Zimbabwe's Mugabe turns 93, says he will stand in 2018 polls

February 21, 2017

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who turned 93 years old on Tuesday, described his wife Grace, an increasingly political figure, as "fireworks" because of her feisty... more »»

Suicide bombers kill 6 outside court in northwest Pakistan

February 21, 2017

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A group of suicide bombers with grenades and assault rifles struck outside a courthouse in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing six people in an attack claimed by a... more »»

UN guided by Syrian 'political transition' as new talks loom

February 21, 2017

BEIRUT (AP) — A top adviser to the United Nations envoy for Syria said Tuesday that their "main guidance" for the first intra-Syrian peace talks in 10 months will be a Security Council resolution... more »»

UNICEF, French president urge protection for children of war

February 21, 2017

PARIS (AP) — Child soldiers, underage sex slaves, orphaned adolescent refugees — France's president and UNICEF are urging the international community to do more to protect the more than 200... more »»

 
 

 

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