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Putin hosts Japan's Abe in Moscow, discuss disputed islands

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 6:50am

Russian President Vladimir Putin is hosting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for talks in Moscow.

Mexico's ruling party, others caught in old tricks

Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 6:44am

The scene was so typical of Mexico's long-dominant ruling party that it could have happened a half century ago: poor women lined up under a blazing sun, waiting for a politician to show up hours late for a rally they had been obliged to attend under threat of losing benefits from an anti-poverty program.

UN says slight drop in war deaths, but more women among them

Amir Shah, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 6:44am

The number of civilians dying in Afghanistan's protracted 16-year war dropped slightly during the first three months of this year, the United Nations reported Thursday, but in a surprising twist more women and children are among the dead and wounded than in previous casualty reports.

The Latest: Venezuela ombudsman's son makes protest video

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 6:44am

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 6:44am

President Donald Trump has told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that he will not pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement at this time, but could still withdraw if he concludes a renegotiated pact is not "a fair deal for all." Trump tweeted early Thursday that he had agreed to remain a partner of the much-discussed trade agreement in calls he received from Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Militant group: Pakistan using prisoner for propaganda

Munir Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 6:33am

The Taliban in Pakistan has accused the country's premier intelligence service of using a notorious captured militant leader to give the impression the group is being funded by foreign spy agencies to orchestrate attacks, a militant spokesman said.

Kashmir civilian killed, 7 injured during anti-India protest

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 6:33am

A 70-year-old civilian was killed and seven people were injured during an anti-India protest that erupted Thursday following a gunbattle that killed three Indian soldiers and two suspected rebels in disputed Kashmir, police said.

Suspected Muslim insurgents in S. Thailand kill 4 soldiers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 6:30am

Suspected Muslim insurgents have killed four paramilitary army rangers in an ambush in southern Thailand, in the latest high-profile attack in the troubled region.

German police probe 'gun club' members over far-right ties

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 6:30am

Authorities in southern Germany are investigating members of a self-styled "gun club" on suspicion they may be planning attacks against migrants.

Spain offers to host EU medicines agency after Brexit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 6:24am

Competition is heating up among European Union countries hoping to reap some of the benefits of Britain's exit from the EU, with Spain joining the list of nations bidding to host the bloc's medicines oversight body.

6 investigated for manslaughter in Italian hotel avalanche

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 6:20am

Italian prosecutors are investigating six people for manslaughter, including the provincial governor, in a deadly avalanche at a mountain hotel that killed 29 people.

French court refuses to extradite Kosovo ex-prime minister

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 6:15am

A French court on Thursday refused to extradite a former Kosovo prime minister to Serbia to face war crimes charges, prompting anger in Serbia and joy in Kosovo in a case that has aggravated tensions between the rival neighbors.

Europe's top human rights body seeks review of Hungary laws

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 6:10am

Hungary should suspend the implementation of recently adopted legislation which could force a university founded by billionaire George Soros to close or leave Budapest, the Council of Europe, the continent's top human rights organization, said Thursday.

Venezuelan unrest continues as Maduro decides to quit OAS

Fabiola Sanchez and Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 6:02am

Following through on its threat, Venezuela's government announced it is quitting the Organization of American States, accusing the regional body of meddling in its internal affairs over weeks of political unrest.

Boris Johnson says UK likely to strike Syria if asked by US

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 6:02am

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Thursday that the U.K. will probably join the United States in further military action against Syria if asked to do so, whether or not Parliament gets a vote on it.

Turkish coast guard says all 78 personnel in Russian navy ship, freighter collision have been rescued

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 6:02am

Turkish coast guard says all 78 personnel in Russian navy ship, freighter collision have been rescued.

German ex-Chancellor Kohl wins privacy violation lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 6:00am

Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl has been awarded 1 million euros ($1.1 million) in damages after a court found his one-time ghostwriter had violated his privacy rights.

Turkey detains dozens for suspected links to US-based cleric

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 5:53am

Twenty-five people were detained in Turkey and more than 200 police officers temporarily suspended for suspected links to U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen according to reports Thursday, as part of a massive sweep on the network of the alleged coup plotter.

Report: 15 Russian soldiers missing after ship collision

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 5:45am

Turkish media reports say 15 Russian soldiers are missing after their warship collided with a freighter off Istanbul, in the Black Sea.