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Gaza truce appears holding despite sporadic rocket fire

November 14, 2019

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A cease-fire between Israel and Islamic Jihad militants in Gaza appeared to be holding Thursday despite sporadic rocket fire, after two days of intense fighting that... more »»

 
 
 
New Bolivian interim leader blasts Mexico; unrest continues

November 14, 2019

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s new interim government has begun winning some international recognition but faced challenges to its legitimacy at home on Thursday and lashed out at former... more »»

Turkey deports American IS suspect stuck at Greek border

November 14, 2019

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An American man suspected of being a member of the Islamic State group is being repatriated to the United States after spending three days in a no man's land between Turkey... more »»

Brexit Party fails to clinch voting pact with Conservatives

November 14, 2019

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Brexit Party has failed to reach a tactical voting pact with the ruling Conservatives, saying Thursday that it will field 300 candidates in next month's election to force... more »»

MH17 probe reveals close ties between Russia, Ukraine rebels

November 14, 2019

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An international team of investigators piecing together a criminal case in the July 2014 shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine said... more »»

Pope demands tech companies prevent kids from viewing porn

November 14, 2019

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis called Thursday for Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Google and other tech companies to urgently take measures to remove child porn from the web and prevent children... more »»

Norway fund blacklists security firm G4S over rights worries

November 14, 2019

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway's sovereign wealth fund says it is banning all financial holdings in British security services company G4S due to the risk that it “contributes to or is... more »»

Pope taps fellow Jesuit as Vatican’s finance minister

November 14, 2019

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Thursday appointed a fellow Jesuit to be the Vatican’s finance minister, filling a crucial position left vacant for more than two years after Cardinal George... more »»

Israel, Islamic Jihad truce appears holding despite rockets

November 14, 2019

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A cease-fire between Israel and Gaza’s Islamic Jihad militant group appeared to be holding Thursday despite an earlier barrage of rocket fire that briefly disrupted a... more »»

Schools closed in New Delhi as air quality dips for 3rd day

November 14, 2019

NEW DELHI (AP) — Schools in India’s capital are shut on Thursday and Friday after a thick gray haze of noxious air enveloped the city for the third consecutive day, and angry residents blamed... more »»

Austrian army says soldier mauled to death by service dogs

November 14, 2019

BERLIN (AP) — The Austrian army says a 31-year-old soldier appears to have been killed by two service dogs he was tasked with feeding. more »»

Brexit Party rejects tactical voting pact with Conservatives

November 14, 2019

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Brexit Party has rejected an electoral pact with the ruling Conservatives, saying it will field 300 candidates in next month's election to force Prime Minister Boris... more »»

German FM calls for Europe to raise its climate targets

November 14, 2019

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s foreign minister says the European Union should increase its targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions if it wants to lead in the fight against climate change. more »»

White Helmets founder’s wife barred from leaving Turkey

November 14, 2019

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s state-run news agency says authorities have barred the wife of a former British army officer who founded the White Helmets volunteer group from leaving Turkey... more »»

Croatia sets presidential election date for Dec. 22

November 14, 2019

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia’s government says the European Union nation will hold a presidential election on Dec. 22. more »»

Hong Kong police say protesters out of control, deny curfew

November 14, 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police warned protesters on Thursday that they were moving “one step closer to terrorism” by sinking the city into chaos, as riot squads skirmished with militant... more »»

Powerful hard-liner: Iran should stop honoring nuclear deal

November 14, 2019

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A prominent member of Iran’s powerful Guardian Council has told The Associated Press that the Islamic Republic should stop honoring all terms of the collapsing 2015 nuclear... more »»

EU migration chief warns Bosnia of looming winter crisis

November 14, 2019

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top migration official is warning Bosnian authorities of a likely humanitarian crisis this winter due to appalling conditions in overcrowded migrant camps in... more »»

New Gaza rockets disrupt Israel, Islamic Jihad cease-fire

November 14, 2019

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza militants fired a barrage of rockets into Israel on Thursday, hours after a cease-fire was declared to end two days of intense fighting between Israel and the... more »»

German economy avoids recession in 3Q, but challenges remain

November 14, 2019

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s economy, Europe’s largest, avoided entering a widely-anticipated recession in the third quarter as strong domestic spending helped spark modest growth, the Federal... more »»

Power struggle in Bolivia: Añez at home vs Morales in exile

November 14, 2019

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Where does the power line stand in crisis-torn Bolivia?

Jeanine Añez, the Senate leader who has claimed the interim presidency of the Andean country, seems to have th... more »»

 
 
 

 

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