MADRID (AP) — Scuffles have broken out during a small demonstration against the radical leftist Podemos (We Can) party in Madrid six days after local elections boosted its power base in several of Spain's regions.
Around 200 protesters gathered in downtown Colon Square carrying Spanish flags and shouting slogans against Podemos after the ballot had given them sufficient votes to negotiate the balance of power in the local government.
MOSCOW (AP) — Local news reports say former Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili has been appointed governor of Ukraine's troubled Odessa region.
President Petro Poroshenko made the announcement on Saturday, according to the reports.
The region includes Odessa city, which has Ukraine's largest seaport. Although the city has not been hit by the fight between government forces and separatists in the east, tensions between nationalists and pro-...
PARIS (AP) — A court in southeast France has sentenced a farmer to eight years in prison for the shooting death of a suspected truffle thief.
Laurent Rambaud was convicted Friday in the Valence court over the Dec. 20, 2010 killing of Ernest Pardo.
The 37-year-old Rambaud insisted he didn't mean to kill Pardo. He told police he was guarding a truffle patch on his land around nightfall when he was surprised by a man and a dog, and opened fire out of...
TOKYO (AP) — A powerful but extremely deep earthquake has struck off Japan's Ogasawara islands, but officials say there is no danger of a tsunami.
Japan's Meteorological Agency says the offshore earthquake struck Saturday at 8:24 p.m. at a depth of 590 kilometers (370 miles). The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake had a magnitude of 7.8 and a depth of 678 kilometers (421 miles).
Public broadcaster NHK said there were no immediate reports of...
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Witnesses say seven people were killed by rocket-propelled grenades shot into several homes in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri as Boko Haram extremists unleash a new kind of violence.
Resident Mari Madu said he counted at least 40 explosions before dawn Saturday.
Self-defense fighter Abbas Gava said the fatalities occurred when a grenade exploded in a house divided into apartments.
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel is rejecting suggestions her government lied in 2013 about the United States' willingness to negotiate a "no-spy" agreement with Germany.
Merkel's then-chief of staff, Ronald Pofalla, said a few weeks before Germany's 2013 election that the U.S. had offered to negotiate such an agreement. The daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung and two broadcasters, however, have reported in recent weeks there was no firm indication the White House would...
ROME (AP) — The Italian coast guard says it has coordinated the rescue of more than 4,000 migrants off Libya's coast in 22 separate operations.
The rescues, from 13 boats and nine motorized rubber dinghies, took place Friday. The coast guard said Saturday that 17 migrants were found dead aboard one of the vessels. In all, 4,243 rescued migrants were being brought to Italian harbors.
Smugglers are reaping millions by overcrowding unseaworthy boats...