BERLIN (AP) — Munich's city council has refused to lift a ban on so-called "stumbling stones," tiny plaques embedded in sidewalks to commemorate Holocaust victims outside their former homes, which are a common sight elsewhere in Germany.
The opposition Greens and a smaller group on the council had sought to clear the way for the stones carrying Holocaust victims' names to be laid, something that councilors first rejected in 2004.
BEIRUT (AP) — An activist group and a Lebanese TV station are reporting that an Israeli drone attack in southern Syria has killed at least three pro-government gunmen.
Al-Manar TV, the outlet of Lebanon's Hezbollah group, says the strike targeted a car carrying members of the Syrian National Defense Committees near the predominantly Druze village of Hader. The village is surrounded by opposition-controlled territory.
JERUSALEM (AP) — A leading international watchdog says the Israeli military may have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity during last summer's Gaza war when it carried out four days of intense bombardment in retaliation for an attack by Hamas militants in which an Israeli soldier was captured.
Amnesty International's report Wednesday says Israeli forces carried out disproportionate and indiscriminate attacks, killing at least 135 civilians over those four...
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian authorities have seized 333 kilograms (733 pounds) of heroin that was headed to Western Europe.
Authorities said Wednesday the drugs were found the day before stashed in two separate trucks, which each had a concealed gasoline tank. One truck was traveling toward Hungary and the other was intercepted in the northern town of Bistrita.
The drugs were sprinkled with pepper to try and avoid detection by sniffer dogs....
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister says he does not want early elections, but rebels within his radical left Syriza party could force his hand.
Alexis Tsipras said Wednesday that if he loses his parliamentary majority, which has been challenged by party hardliners who oppose Greece's talks for a new international bailout, he will have to call national elections.
Tsipras said in an interview with Syriza's Sto Kokkino radio station that he...