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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.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. EDT

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

President Donald Trump says the leaders of Canada and Mexico called him asking the United States to remain a partner in the North American Free Trade Agreement and that he agreed. But in a post on his verified Twitter account today, the president says that his positive response was "subject to the fact that if we do not reach a fair deal for all, we will then terminate NAFTA."

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.

The Latest: Airstrikes kill 19 in rebel-held Syrian province

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 5:40am

The Latest on Syria (all times local):

German soldier arrested on suspicion of planning attack

Frank Jordans and David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 5:31am

Police have arrested a German soldier who had posed as a Syrian refugee on suspicion he was planning an attack, apparently motivated by anti-foreigner sentiment, in a case that prosecutors said Thursday was "more than strange."

Russia says naval reconnaissance ship damaged in Black Sea

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 5:30am

Russia's defense ministry says a naval reconnaissance ship is in danger of sinking in the Black Sea after colliding with another vessel.

2 police wounded in shooting on French island of Reunion

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 5:21am

A man suspected of links to radical Islam and of glorifying terrorism shot two police officers on the French island of Reunion during an arrest Thursday, officials said.

Germany: Turkey must answer reports of election fraud

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 5:13am

Germany is closely watching to see how Turkey will respond to reports from international election monitors who noted a series of irregularities in a referendum to increase powers for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday.

The Latest: High school students reject both candidates

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 5:09am

The Latest on France's presidential election (all times local):

Syrian media: Israel attacked installation near Damascus

Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 5:08am

Syrian state media blamed Israel on Thursday for an early morning missile attack on a military installation near Damascus International Airport that shook the capital with the force of the blasts.

Militant group: Pakistan using prisoner for propaganda

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 4:53am

The spokesman for a key militant group says Pakistan's intelligence service is using a captured militant leader to give the impression that his group is being funded by foreign spy agencies for attacks in Pakistan.

Thai prosecutors to seek arrest warrant for Red Bull heir

Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 4:53am

An heir to the Red Bull fortune failed to show up Thursday to face charges over an alleged hit-and-run that killed a Thai police officer almost five years ago, as prosecutors declared they would now seek a warrant for his arrest.

Merkel: Britain should hold no illusions exit will be easy

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 4:53am

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday sought to dash British hopes that its exit from the European Union will have only a limited impact on the relations, rights and privileges it now has.

'I cannot go back': South Sudan refugee clan begins new life

Jerome Delay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 4:34am

Eighty-year-old Alfred Wani walks across the wooden bridge over the Kaya River, the border between South Sudan and Uganda, clinging to his Bibles and family photo album, with his wife, three goats and 27 relatives in tow. Missing are a few sons (off fighting) and his cattle (stolen).