BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian police say they have found 29 migrants with no documents and arrested a suspected people smuggler.
Police said Monday they discovered the migrants in a southern village near the border town of Presevo. They say migrants were packed in two cars with false plates. The man caught with the migrants faces charges of illegal crossing of the border and people smuggling.
The smuggling of migrants through the Balkans has been...
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say young masked Palestinians threw stones and shot fireworks at police officers at a contentious Jerusalem holy site revered by Muslims and Jews. No injuries were reported.
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says the Palestinians, who were holed up in the Al Aqsa Mosque, attacked officers with fireworks and rocks they had stockpiled inside the mosque.
He says police then locked the protesters in the mosque and opened...
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey says Pope Francis's recognition of the Ottoman-era killings of Armenians as genocide during his visit to Armenia won't help efforts to establish peace and stability in the Caucasus region.
A Turkish Foreign Ministry statement said Monday that the pope had again "disappointed" the Turkish people with remarks and accused him of "bias" and "religion-based discrimination" against Turkey.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president-elect says he will aggressively promote artificial birth control in the country even at the risk of getting in a fight with the dominant Catholic church, which staunchly opposes the use of contraceptives.
Duterte said Monday that having many children has driven families deeper into poverty, and he reiterated his recommendation for Filipinos to have three at most.
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A top Chinese diplomat is visiting Vietnam amid a looming ruling by an international court on the South China Sea.
State Councilor Yang Jiechi's visit comes as the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague is expected to issue a ruling soon on a case filed by the Philippines contesting Beijing's claims to most of the South China Sea.
Beijing says that more than 40 countries support its position, a claim doubted by experts....
MADRID (AP) — Spain's ruling conservative Popular Party has won the country's unprecedented repeat elections but, falling far short of a majority, it remains to be seen if acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy can muster enough support to form a new government.
The Popular Party, in office since 2011, won 137 seats in Sunday's vote, 14 more than in December but still short of a 176-seat majority in the 350-seat Parliament.