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Hungary's supreme court clears way migrant quotas referendum

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 2:10am

Hungary's Kuria, the supreme court, has cleared the way for a government-initiated referendum on a European Union plan for a quota for the resettlement of migrants and refugees.

Syrian media say rebel shelling in city of Aleppo kills 7

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 1:50am

Syrian state media say new rebel shelling of government-held parts of the northern city of Aleppo has killed at least seven people and wounded 35.

Turkish committee clears contentious bill following brawl

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 1:30am

A Turkish parliamentary committee has approved a contentious ruling-party proposal to strip legislators of their immunity from prosecution, hours after the meeting erupted in chaos with legislators hurling bottles of water and punches at each other.

Spanish police arrest 4 for suspected jihad links

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 1:20am

The Interior Ministry says police have arrested four people in the Madrid area suspected of spreading pro-jihad propaganda and recruiting followers.

North Korea says waitresses tricked into going to South

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 12:20am

North Korea stepped up its calls Tuesday for South Korea to return 12 waitresses whom Pyongyang says Seoul abducted from a restaurant in China.

Survey finds bribery runs highest among courts in Mideast

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 11:50pm

A new report released on Tuesday by an anti-corruption watchdog shows that on average, almost a third of the people in nine countries surveyed in the Middle East have had to pay a bribe to access some kind of public service.

Refugee sets herself alight at immigration camp on Nauru

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 8:01pm

A Somali refugee was critically injured when she set herself on fire at an Australian immigration camp on the Pacific island nation of Nauru three days after an Iranian refugee died of injuries sustained in a similar apparent protest, officials said.

Senegal, US sign defense cooperation agreement

Carley Petesch, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 5:41pm

The United States and Senegal signed an agreement Monday to ease access for U.S. troops should they need to deploy to the West African nation in the case of a humanitarian or security crisis.

Jamaica police seek motive in killing of 2 US missionaries

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 4:51pm

Jamaican police said Monday they are trying to determine the motive in the weekend slayings of two American missionaries in the north coast area where they lived and worked.

Spain misses deadline for new government, June election set

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 4:20pm

Spain has missed the deadline for its politicians to form a new government following inconclusive elections held Dec. 20 so King Felipe VI must now dissolve parliament before a new election on June 26.

Judge investigating drug traffickers arrested in Argentina

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 4:20pm

An Argentine judge who had investigated thousands of drug trafficking cases has been arrested on accusations he helped drug dealers in exchange for money.

Venezuela opposition delivers petitions to remove president

Fabiola Sanchez, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 4:12pm

The opposition turned in petitions to Venezuelan electoral authorities Monday that it said carried signatures of 1.8 million voters seeking President Nicolas Maduro's removal in a nationwide referendum.

New Mexico City smog alert orders 40 pct of cars off streets

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 4:01pm

Mexico City authorities have declared a new pollution alert and will require 40 percent of cars to keep off the streets Tuesday.

Brazil attorney general requests probes into top politicians

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 3:20pm

The Brazilian attorney general's office said Monday that it has asked the country's highest court to authorize corruption investigations into a prominent opposition figure and other top politicians.

US defense chief: NATO ponders ground force in Baltics

Robert Burns and Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 2:50pm

The NATO alliance is considering establishing a rotational ground force in the Baltic states and possibly Poland, reflecting deepening worry about Russian military assertiveness, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday.

Israel to hold Palestinian journalist 4 months without trial

Mohammed Daraghmeh, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 2:50pm

Israel's military on Monday ordered a well-known Palestinian journalist to be held for four months without charges or trial, in so-called administrative detention.

Austria registers spike in far right extremist crime

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 2:00pm

Austria's interior ministry says xenophobic and racist crimes committed by far right sympathizers have spiked by more than 50 percent in a year, with Muslims, Jews and other minorities the main targets.

Kosovo airport shuts after flight leaves runway on landing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 2:00pm

Kosovo's main airport says it has temporarily shut down after a Turkish Airlines flight appeared to have overshot a runway while landing in rainy weather.

Egypt journalists stage protest over police raid at union

Brian Rohan, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 1:31pm

Egypt's journalists' union called for the dismissal of the interior minister and launched an open-ended sit-in at its headquarters in downtown Cairo on Monday, protesting the detention of two journalists on its premises the previous night.