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44 need hospital care after nightclub fire in Bucharest

Alison Mutler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 10:21am

Fire engulfed a popular nightclub in Bucharest, the Romanian capital, early Saturday, sending 44 people to the hospital, including one who was seriously injured, officials said.

Government says High Peace Council chief dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 10:11am

An Afghan official says that Pir Sayed Ahmed Gailani, chief of Afghanistan's High Peace Council, tasked with negotiating an end to the country's protracted conflict, has died at age 84.

Glance at Socialist Party primary candidates

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 9:50am

A quick look at three main candidates and method of Sunday's vote for France's Socialist Party presidential candidate:

New Gambia leader says Jammeh leaving soon for Guinea

Krista Larson and Carley Petesch, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 9:50am

Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh is expected to leave soon for Guinea, and the new president said Saturday he plans to return home to take power once the situation is "clear."

Budapest mourns as 16 die in fiery bus crash on Italian road

Nicole Winfield, Pablo Gorondi and Charlene Pele, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 9:50am

A bus carrying Hungarian students home from a school ski trip to France slammed into a highway barrier in northern Italy and burst into flames, killing at least 16 people, police said Saturday. Thirty nine others survived, but some were seriously injured.

Libya's neighbors demand national dialogue to end crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 9:31am

Representatives of Libya's neighbors meeting in Cairo on Saturday warned the North African nation's main rival factions against seeking to settle their differences through military force, as Egypt announced that efforts were underway to bring their leaders together to chart a "joint vision" for the country.

Blast in camp for displaced Syrians near Jordan kills 4

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 9:22am

A large explosion rocked a camp for displaced Syrians along the Syrian-Jordanian border Saturday, killing at least four, and wounding many others, opposition activists and a resident said.

AP INTERVIEW: New Gambia leader to set up truth commission

Krista Larson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 9:20am

Gambia's new president Adama Barrow said Saturday that he will launch a truth and reconciliation commission to investigate the alleged human rights abuses of Yahya Jammeh's 22-year regime.

Bomb blast kill 22, wounds at least 50 in northwest Pakistan

Riaz Khan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 9:20am

A bomb exploded Saturday in a market in a northwest tribal region bordering Afghanistan, killing 22 people and wounding at least 50, officials said.

France's ex-PM Valls fights for spot in presidential primary

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 9:10am

As France's prime minister when terrorists killed 130 people in Paris in 2015, Manuel Valls was on the front line of the government's response, calling the attack an act of war and successfully lobbying parliament for emergency powers.

Who is departing Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh?

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 8:51am

Who is defeated Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh, and how did he spark a political crisis?

Rescuers listen for signs of life in avalanche-struck hotel

Colleen Barry, Paolo Santalucia and Gregorio Borgia, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 8:41am

Rescuers listened for signs Saturday of any more survivors, three days after an avalanche slammed into a resort hotel in Italy's central Apennines mountains. Using saws, shovels and just gloved hands, they advanced slowly through the wreckage in hopes of locating some 23 guests and hotel workers still missing.

Kremlin hopes for rapport with US, but differences will stay

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 8:22am

Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman voiced hope for a constructive dialogue with President Donald Trump's administration in comments broadcast Saturday, but warned that differences will remain.

Turkey: Erdogan buoyed by vote for powerful presidency

Suzan Fraser and Dominique Soguel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 8:11am

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday began campaigning for constitutional reforms that would greatly expand the powers of his office, only hours after a vote in parliament cleared the way for a national referendum on the issue.

Europe's nationalist leaders kick off year of election hopes

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 7:40am

Declaring that 2017 will be the "year of the awakening of the people of continental Europe," French far-right presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen joined fellow nationalists Saturday at a conference in Germany to a show of populist confidence as Europe faces a series of high-stakes national elections.

A closer look at Turkey's proposed presidential system

Dominque Soguel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 7:30am

Turkey's parliament has signed off on a contentious constitutional reform package that would concentrate even more powers in the office of the president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and potentially extend his mandate till 2029. The reforms will come into effect if approved in a national referendum

AP Interview: New Gambia leader says Jammeh leaving in hours

Krista Larson and Carley Petesch, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 7:30am

Gambia's new president says defeated leader Yahya Jammeh is expected to leave for Guinea within hours, and he plans to return home to take power once the situation is "clear."

Rescue teams pull 2 bodies from Iran building rubble

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 7:11am

Rescuers found the bodies of two firefighters in the rubble of a commercial building that collapsed in Tehran after a blaze, leaving up to 30 people dead, Iran's state TV reported Saturday.

Spain sees 500 southern border crossing attempts in a month

Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 6:40am

Spanish police say migrants have attempted close to 500 illegal border crossings in just one month by trying to hide on passenger and cargo boats landing on its southern coast.