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US embassy condemns far-right march with US flag in Croatia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 12:18pm

The U.S. Embassy in Croatia on Monday strongly denounced a march by far-right nationalists in the capital of Zagreb who waved an American flag and reportedly voiced support for President Donald Trump.

Macedonia opposition leader finds support to form government

Konstantin Testorides, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 11:54am

Macedonia's left-wing opposition leader submitted signatures from three ethnic Albanian parties on Monday as proof he has secured enough support in parliament to form a government.

UN: Attack helicopters halt Central African Republic rebels

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 11:50am

The United Nations says its forces used attack helicopters to subdue rebels in Central African Republic.

The Latest: Germany wants more help to Italy, Greece, France

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 11:46am

The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local):

Egypt's parliament expels lawmaker who had criticized it

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 10:54am

Egypt's parliament has expelled a lawmaker who spoke out against alleged corruption and criticized the body for its handling of human rights issues.

Azerbaijan loses 5 soldiers in Nagorno-Karabakh clash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 10:50am

Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry says it has removed the bodies of five of its soldiers who were killed in fighting on the fringes of Nagorno-Karabakh.

The Latest: Opposition figure to meet with Russians on Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 10:30am

The Latest on developments in Syria and at the Geneva talks (all times local):

Germany sees "alarmingly high" number of anti-migrant crimes

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 10:17am

Migrants and their homes in Germany faced more than 3,500 attacks in 2016, a number that is "alarmingly high and cause for concern," a German official said Monday, while adding that the crimes are being aggressively prosecuted and the numbers of such attacks are now falling.

Iraqi forces battling Islamic State reach Mosul bridge

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 10:06am

Iraqi forces reached one of Mosul's five destroyed bridges on Monday as they pushed deeper into the western half of Iraq's second largest city, driving Islamic State militants back with the help of U.S.-led airstrikes.

German minister rejects Austria's idea of mass migrant camps

George Jahn, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 10:06am

Austria's foreign minister called Monday for setting up mass holding camps in North Africa for migrants, a plan dismissed by his German counterpart as unrealistic.

Deported woman's UK family launch campaign for her return

Lynne O'Donnell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 9:29am

The British family of a grandmother deported to Singapore launched a campaign on Monday to raise money to fund a legal fight for her return.

IS militants in north Sinai showing their strength

Ashraf Sweilam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 9:06am

In the past three days, Islamic State militants in Egypt's volatile northern Sinai region abducted four men accused of collaborating with the government, three of them during a brazen raid in the middle of a public market. Two of the men have been found slain while the others remain missing; Egyptian officials say that one of the slain men had his eyes plucked out and was set on fire before being shot to death.

Philippine militants release video of German's beheading

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 8:58am

Abu Sayyaf extremists in the Philippines released a video showing the beheading of a German hostage in the first sign the brutal Filipino militants carried out a threat to kill him after a ransom deadline lapsed over the weekend.

The dirty dozen: UN issues list of 12 most worrying bacteria

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 8:56am

The World Health Organization has issued a list of the top dozen bacteria most dangerous to humans, warning that doctors are fast running out of treatment options.

Kim Jong Un 'ordered' half brother's killing, South Korean intelligence says

Ben Westcott, CNN  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 8:41am

Two North Korean ministries orchestrated the plot to kill Kim Jong Nam on the orders of his half-brother, North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, South Korea's spy agency has said.

Police officer: Not clear if ransom was paid for Germans

Lekan Oyekanmi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 8:35am

Nigerian police say it is not clear if a ransom was paid for the release of two German archaeologists freed by their kidnappers over the weekend.

Hungary building 2nd border fence to stop migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 8:16am

Hungary has begun building a second fence on its border with Serbia to stop migrants from freely entering the country, the government said Monday.

Prosecutors probe possible 'junta' within Turkey's military

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 7:55am

A prosecutor in Istanbul launched an investigation Monday into the possible existence of a clique within the Turkish military capable of "obstructing" the government, the state-run news agency reported.

Malaysian officials run into N. Korean's diplomatic immunity

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 7:37am

Malaysian police investigating the killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half brother believe they know somebody who might help them solve one of the most bizarre murder mysteries they have ever faced. They know his name, his nationality and have a pretty good idea where he's holed up.