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May 23, 2016 - 8:57am
1 day 18 hours ago

LONDON (AP) — A British man has been convicted of manslaughter after a customer at his Indian restaurant died because of a peanut allergy.

Restaurant owner Mohammed Zaman was convicted Monday at Teesside Crown Court for his role in bar manager Paul Wilson's death.

Wilson had ordered a chicken tikka masala takeout meal from Zaman's restaurant in 2014 and told the staff about his allergy to peanuts.

He died shortly after eating the...

May 23, 2016 - 8:54am
1 day 18 hours ago

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say forces shot dead a Palestinian woman after she tried to stab a police officer at a West Bank checkpoint.

Spokeswoman Luba Samri says on Monday the woman approached the checkpoint with a knife. An officer opened fire, killing the woman, who was not immediately identified.

The incident was the latest in eight months of Israeli-Palestinian violence. Some 28 Israelis and two Americans have been killed in that period....

May 23, 2016 - 8:23am
1 day 19 hours ago

BERLIN (AP) — A surging German nationalist party has sharpened its rhetoric against prominent Islamic groups and is suggesting limiting the religious freedom of more than 4 million Muslims in the country.

Senior members of Alternative for Germany cut short a meeting Monday with the Central Council of Muslims, accusing the group of failing to renounce religious beliefs that clash with the German constitution.

Party co-leader Frauke Petry told...

May 23, 2016 - 8:16am
1 day 19 hours ago

BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain has warned Macedonia that its future in the European Union and NATO could be in peril amid political turmoil linked to a wiretapping scandal last year.

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said Monday that "over the last nine or months or so, we've seen things going backwards."

He said "we need to be very clear and blunt with the Macedonians that if we see things going backwards they can make no further progress towards...

May 23, 2016 - 8:12am
1 day 19 hours ago

MADRID (AP) — An official says two workers in southern Spain have died after inhaling toxic fumes after falling into a tank at an animal feed factory.

A spokesman for Andalusia's regional emergency service said one worker fell into the tank after the ladder he was on broke. A second worker then fell in while trying to rescue him.

He said both men were dead when fellow workers finally pulled them out. One other worker was treated for inhaling the...

May 23, 2016 - 8:01am
1 day 19 hours ago

By The Associated Press (AP) — A city councilman from Mobile, Alabama, is in stable condition after he was shot in the face in Johannesburg, South Africa, over the weekend.

News outlets report C.J. Small was shot on Saturday when a tour bus he was riding on was ambushed and people on board were robbed.

Mobile City Council spokeswoman Marion Steinfels said in a statement that Small is expected to recover.

Small, who owns a...

May 23, 2016 - 8:01am
1 day 20 hours ago

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan police surrounded an opposition stronghold and beat back demonstrators who attempted to hold protests at the offices of the electoral commission to demand that it is dissolved due to allegations of bias and corruption.

The protests, held every Monday for the past four weeks, come before elections next year and are organized by Kenya's main opposition group the Coalitions for Reforms and Democracy.

Police Inspector General...

May 23, 2016 - 7:57am
1 day 19 hours ago

BERLIN (AP) — The German government says violent politically motivated crime with a right-wing motive rose more than 40 percent last year as the country saw a large influx of migrants.

German authorities recorded 1,485 such crimes last year, up from 1,029 the previous year, according to annual crime statistics released Monday.

The Interior Ministry said there was an even bigger increase in the broader category of "hate crimes," which includes...

May 23, 2016 - 7:38am
1 day 20 hours ago

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An adviser to Turkey's president says the government could suspend all agreements with the European Union if the 28-nation bloc continues to apply "double standards" toward his country.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's economy adviser, Yigit Bulut, told state-run TRT television Monday that Turkey could make "very radical decisions," including shelving a Customs Union agreement with the EU, if the bloc fails to "meet promises made to Turkish citizens...

May 23, 2016 - 7:20am
1 day 20 hours ago

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian police have arrested a man who had climbed on the roof of the Slovenian embassy, threatening to kill himself unless Slovenia reimbursed savings which Bosnians had deposited in one of its banks.

Police and firefighters overwhelmed the man on Monday after several hours of negotiations.

When the former Yugoslavia broke up in 1991, its republics declared independence and Slovenia liquidated its Ljubljanska Bank...

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