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Philippine court orders arrest of president's leading critic

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:35am

A Philippine court issued an arrest warrant on drug charges Thursday for an opposition senator and former top human rights official who is one of the most vocal critics of President Rodrigo Duterte and his deadly anti-drug crackdown.

Israel reinstates life term of Hamas prisoner freed in swap

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:35am

A Palestinian activist says an Israeli court has ordered a senior Hamas member to complete his life sentence, after the man was freed in a 2011 swap of hundreds of inmates for an Israeli soldier held by Hamas.

Paris teens block schools to protest alleged police rape

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:27am

Paris teenagers blockaded high schools with burning garbage cans and skirmished with riot officers at an unauthorized protest Thursday, angered by the alleged rape of a young black man with a police baton and other police abuse.

Romania: 1,300 officials prosecuted for graft last year

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:03am

Nearly 1,300 officials were sent to trial last year in Romania in corruption cases with damages amounting to 260 million euros ($273 million), the country's chief anti-corruption prosecutor said Thursday.

Japan first lady's praise for school removed amid scandal

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:43am

The Japanese first lady's endorsement of a private elementary school run by a man with ultra-nationalistic views has been removed from the school's website amid an escalating controversy over the low price the school paid for government land.

Somalia's new president appoints prime minister

Abdi Guled, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:43am

Somalia's new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed on Thursday appointed a political newcomer as the prime minister, shortly before departing to Saudi Arabia for his first foreign trip since his election.

The Latest: Putin hopes for successful Syria settlement

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:37am

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

Philippines: If China builds on shoal, it would strain ties

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:24am

The Philippines' top diplomat said Thursday any move by China to transform a Manila-claimed shoal into an island would be a "game-changer" in blossoming relations, although he added that Beijing has pledged not to undertake any construction in the strategically located area of the South China Sea.

Malaysia says embassy staff should assist if nothing to hide

Eileen By and Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:15am

Malaysia's police chief said Thursday investigators want to question a North Korean embassy official about the death of the exiled half brother of Pyongyang's leader, saying he should cooperate if he has nothing to hide despite having diplomatic immunity.

Germany: Islamist detained for planning to kill police

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:50am

Police in northern Germany say they have taken a suspected Islamist extremist into custody on allegations he was planning a bomb attack on a police officer or a soldier.

The Latest: Restaurant owner says Kim's dishes DNA tested

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:37am

The Latest on the investigation into the killing of Kim Jong Nam, the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (all times local):

UN-sponsored Syria talks resume in Geneva after 10 months

Dominique Soguel and Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:23am

Syrian peace talks under the auspices of the United Nations resumed in Geneva on Thursday, 10 months after falling apart over escalating bloodshed in the war-torn country.

16 rebels killed in fighting with army in Congo's east

Al-Hadji Kudra Maliro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 5:58am

Congo's army has killed at least 16 former members of a rebel group after they re-entered the country's east, the military's spokesman said Thursday.

5 Kosovo suspects charged with Turkish consulate attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 5:55am

Kosovo prosecutors have formally charged five suspects for a violent attack on a Turkish consulate.

At least 18 injured in series of explosions in Czech plant

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 5:40am

Officials say explosions in a Czech machinery plant have injured at least 18 people.

Albania opposition boycotts parliament

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 5:27am

Albania's main opposition Democratic party has boycotted parliament in their street protest calling for free and fair elections.

UN working on steering Cyprus peace talks back on track

Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 5:23am

The United Nations said Thursday it was working to get negotiations to reunify ethnically split Cyprus back on track, after the latest round of scheduled talks were called off over a controversial Greek Cypriot schoolroom commemoration.

3 Indian soldiers, Kashmir woman killed during rebel attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 5:23am

Three Indian soldiers and a woman were killed when rebels ambushed soldiers in the disputed region of Kashmir, police said Thursday.

Media: Israel to conclude Arab car ramming wasn't attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 5:12am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was quoted by Israeli media Thursday as saying he may have been wrong to call an Israeli Arab driver who struck and killed a policeman and was fatally shot last month a terrorist, as Israeli media reported that a preliminary investigation has determined that the car ramming was unintentional.