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June 17, 2015 - 11:16am
1 week 5 days ago

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's radical left top lawmaker has publicly dressed down the country's central bank governor, poured scorn on a key bank report and accused him of "undemocratically" trying to subvert Parliament.

Parliament Speaker Zoi Konstantopoulou on Wednesday received the Bank of Greece's annual monetary policy report, which bank governor Yiannis Stournaras customarily delivers to the house's elected head.

She then said she was "...

June 17, 2015 - 11:14am
1 week 5 days ago

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The global chemical weapons watchdog says that waste created on board a U.S. ship that destroyed toxic chemicals from Syria's stockpile has been successfully disposed of.

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons announced Wednesday that the disposal of thousands of tons of waste was completed earlier this month at facilities in Germany and Finland.

OPCW Director-General Ahmet Uzumcu called it "yet another...

June 17, 2015 - 10:36am
1 week 6 days ago

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — A court in Mauritania has convicted three men of belonging to the Islamic State extremist group and sentenced them to between five and 10 years in prison.

The men were arrested last year during a demonstration and authorities said they had IS flags and photos of the group's leader in their possession.

The court convicted the three late Tuesday on charges of terrorism, terrorist activities and possessing terrorist...

June 17, 2015 - 10:05am
1 week 6 days ago

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's government is accusing Sudan of bombing two places within its territory this week, killing at least one soldier and wounding others.

Peter Hoth, a state minister for information, said Wednesday that a suspected Sudanese warplane bombed Maban and Renk counties of Upper Nile state on Sunday and Monday.

Hoth said one soldier was killed in Renk, near the border of Sudan, and others wounded.

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June 17, 2015 - 10:02am
1 week 6 days ago

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A former Kosovo prime minister has been detained by Slovenian authorities on a 2006 international arrest warrant issued by Serbia.

Ramush Haradinaj, who is now a lawmaker and was on his way back from an official visit to Germany, isn't being allowed to board a flight to his native Kosovo, his party, the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo, said in a statement on Wednesday.

The former guerrilla fighter was cleared of war crimes...

June 17, 2015 - 9:56am
1 week 6 days ago

LONDON (AP) — London police are asking for help from anyone who witnessed a shocking assault on a heavily pregnant woman that caused her to lose her baby.

Police said Wednesday they are hunting for two suspects in the street attack in southeast London. The 21-year-old woman was 32 weeks pregnant when she was attacked on Monday night. She was repeatedly kicked in the stomach and remains in critical condition in an intensive care unit.

Police said she...

June 17, 2015 - 9:28am
1 week 6 days ago

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say they have arrested a Ukrainian banker wanted on an international arrest warrant alleging financial crimes in his native country.

Brandenburg state prosecutor Juergen Suelldorf, who is handling the extradition request, said Wednesday that Boris Tymonkin was arrested Sunday at the Schoenefeld airport outside Berlin after arriving on a flight from Istanbul.

Federal police said Ukraine accuses the 63-year-old Tymonkin...

June 17, 2015 - 9:12am
1 week 6 days ago

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) — The United Arab Emirates is paying tens of millions of dollars to support Palestinian war victims in Gaza, but the aid is also giving a boost to an exiled Fatah leader of the impoverished enclave.

Mohammed Dahlan headed the Palestinian security services in Gaza before it was overrun by Hamas militants in 2007. He moved to the West Bank where he got into a bitter power struggle with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas before fleeing to Abu...

June 17, 2015 - 9:07am
1 week 6 days ago

LONDON (AP) — Police in Britain say that one of the three sisters who disappeared in the Middle East with their nine children has made contact with her family.

West Yorkshire police said in a statement Wednesday there is an indication that the family has crossed into Syria, "but this is uncorroborated."

Police are trying to establish the whereabouts of the Dawood family, from Bradford in northern England, who failed to return from a Muslim pilgrimage...

June 17, 2015 - 8:49am
1 week 6 days ago

PARIS (AP) — France says it intends to create 11,000 more places in centers for asylum seekers and housing for refugees as part of a plan to help deal with the flow of thousands of migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea.

Around 100,000 migrants have entered Europe so far this year, while on the French-Italian border, riot police forcibly removed dozens of migrants.

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says the ambition of his plan is "to provide long...

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