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January 27, 2016 - 5:10pm
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PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro's pro-Western government has survived a confidence vote despite disagreements within the ruling coalition and pressure from the pro-Russian opposition over a NATO membership bid.

The government of Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic, who is in a dispute with one of the seven parties in the coalition, on Wednesday won support from a small opposition party. The Positive Party in return demanded that the opposition take part in organizing...

January 27, 2016 - 4:54pm
1 week 4 days ago

VIENNA (AP) — France has asked the European Union to consider new sanctions against Iran over recent missile tests, in a request made shortly after the EU ended sanctions over Iran's nuclear program, officials have told The Associated Press.

Two officials from European Union nations said the French proposal is under EU review but most other EU members view it as counterproductive to efforts to revive political and economic ties with Iran after the protracted chill over...

January 27, 2016 - 4:46pm
1 week 4 days ago

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli police say a Palestinian has stabbed and seriously wounded an Israeli man in the West Bank.

Police spokeswoman Luba Samri says Wednesday's attack took place near a gas station in the West Bank settlement of Givat Zeev. She said a 50-year-old man was stabbed and that he was evacuated to hospital.

She said the attacker, whose identity was not immediately known, was apprehended.

The attack is the...

January 27, 2016 - 4:28pm
1 week 4 days ago

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Islamic militant group Hamas says a group of militants have gone missing inside a tunnel built to attack Israel that collapsed due to heavy rainfall.

Hamas confirmed the incident in a statement Wednesday, a day after Palestinian social media activists publicized the matter.

Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, has built a sophisticated network of tunnels that it has used to hide weapons, fire rockets into Israel and...

January 27, 2016 - 3:56pm
1 week 4 days ago

VIENNA (AP) — Austrian police say an autopsy has not revealed the cause of death of a 25-year old woman from Colorado whose body was found in her Vienna apartment.

Police spokesman Thomas Keiblinger said Thursday that investigators are now awaiting the results of toxicological tests over the next few days.

U.S. authorities have identified her as Lauren Mann.

Police and firefighters who forced open her door Tuesday evening found...

January 27, 2016 - 2:51pm
1 week 4 days ago

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — A mass trial has started in Lithuania against 65 former Soviet officials charged with war crimes, crimes against humanity and other offenses for their roles in a violent crackdown on the Baltic country's quest for independence in 1991.

Only two of the defendants were present in the Vilnius court Wednesday, and pleaded not guilty. Many of the others are believed to be in Russia — which refuses to hand them over — and will be tried in absentia....

January 27, 2016 - 1:53pm
1 week 4 days ago

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says the number of besieged areas in Syria's conflict has risen to 18, up from 15 earlier this month.

As the U.N. hopes to get Syrian parties to begin peace talks on Friday, the U.N. humanitarian chief and the head of the World Food Program on Wednesday called upon Syria's government to allow sustained access to as many as half a million people in besieged areas.

Officials said the rare convoys that reached a...

January 27, 2016 - 1:33pm
1 week 4 days ago

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach says he is confident the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will "overwhelm" the world, despite Brazil's deep financial crisis.

Bach, visiting Athens for a sports awards ceremony, described Brazil as being in a "situation of crisis," but said the country was on course to stage "an Olympic Games with a great joy of life and a great passion for sport."

Since being awarded the games in 2009, Brazil has suffered a...

January 27, 2016 - 1:04pm
1 week 5 days ago

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The chief of the U.N. stabilization mission in Haiti says an impasse that has suspended elections indefinitely could set the deeply polarized country back unless political actors reach agreement soon.

Sandra Honore told The Associated Press that it's important for Haiti's suspended electoral cycle to be resolved as quickly as possible "given the tense moments that the country is living right now."

A weekend runoff was...

January 27, 2016 - 12:51pm
1 week 5 days ago

PARIS (AP) — A French high court has upheld a controversial law creating a state of emergency in France since the November attacks in Paris, saying an "imminent peril" still exists.

The Council of State, the top administrative court, rejected a request by the League for Human Rights to suspend the state of emergency, which gives more power to the police and the administrative authorities. It also allows house arrests for suspects, police searches without any control of a...

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