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French foreign minister leaving to head Constitutional Court

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 4:00am

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says he is leaving his post to be named chief of the Constitutional Council, France's top court making sure that bills are compliant with the Constitution.

Report: Turkey seizes suicide vests, explosives near Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 3:50am

Turkey's state-run agency says military officials have stopped a group of 34 people at the border with Syria and seized luggage containing four suicide vests and explosives.

India launches campaign for deworming millions of children

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 3:40am

Millions of Indian children are getting deworming treatment in a massive national campaign to prevent parasitic worms from infecting them and impairing their mental and physical development.

Romania upholds sentence for communist-era prison commander

Nicolae Dumitrache and Alison Mutler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 3:40am

A Romanian appeals court on Wednesday upheld a 20-year prison sentence for a 90-year-old communist-era prison guard convicted of crimes against humanity, in the first such case since dictator Nicolae Ceausescu was tried and executed in 1989.

US WWII vet reunites with wartime girlfriend in Australia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 3:30am

A World War II veteran has reunited with his wartime girlfriend after more than 70 years apart.

French authorities in rescue of 7 trapped cave explorers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 3:20am

French authorities are working to rescue seven cave explorers who've been trapped overnight in a cave in the Pyrenees.

German prosecutors formally charge alleged local PKK leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 3:20am

German prosecutors say they have formally charged a 58-year-old Turkish man with "membership of a foreign terrorist organization" for his role in the Kurdish separatist group PKK.

Spain: Ex-Catalan leader in court as corruption suspect

Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 3:20am

Jordi Pujol, former longtime leader of Spain's powerful northeastern Catalonia region, is being quizzed in the National Court as a suspect in a money-laundering probe.

Iran to purchase Sukhoi-30 fighter jets from Russia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 3:00am

Iran's Defense Minister says his country will sign a contract with Russia for the purchase of Sukhoi-30 fighter jets.

Romanian court upholds 20-year prison term for communist-era prison guard, in first such case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 2:50am

Romanian court upholds 20-year prison term for communist-era prison guard, in first such case.

Gunmen open fire on Syria aid convoy, no casualties reported

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 2:30am

Syria's state news agency SANA says opposition gunmen have opened fire on aid vehicles in the besieged rebel-held town of Madaya, near the capital Damascus, but no casualties were reported.

Indonesia air force plane crashes into home; 3 dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 2:20am

An Indonesian air force plane crashed into a house on the country's main island of Java on Wednesday, killing the pilot and two people in the house, a senior official said. A second person on the plane was missing.

Japan announces new sanctions on North Korea to protest rocket launch seen as missile test

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 2:20am

Japan announces new sanctions on North Korea to protest rocket launch seen as missile test.

Police say grenade attack on asylum home not racism

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 2:20am

Police say a recent grenade attack on an asylum seekers' home in Germany wasn't triggered by hatred on refugees, but suspect it was caused by rivalry between different companies involved in providing safety for asylum centers.

German authorities say no one missing in deadly train crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 1:50am

Police say they are no longer looking for a missing person in the train crash that has killed 10 and injured dozens in a rural area in southern Germany.

Hong Kong student held at airport after violent clashes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 1:11am

A Hong Kong student activist was detained at the city's airport on Wednesday morning, apparently on suspicion of involvement in a violent Lunar New Year clash between police and protesters, his group said.

Myanmar military plane crash kills 4

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 1:10am

Four Myanmar military personnel were killed and one survived Wednesday when an air force utility aircraft crashed after taking off from the airport in the capital Naypyitaw, officials said.

Russian Opposition leader attacked with a cake

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 12:50am

A prominent Russian opposition figure says he has been attacked — with a cake.

In Central America, gangs an obstacle in battle against Zika

Christopher Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 10:12pm

For health workers battling Zika across much of Central America, the immediate menace is not the mosquitoes that transmit the virus. It's the gangsters who control the streets, and sometimes threaten their lives.