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German teen on trial for killing boy over refused advances

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 7:23am

A German teenager has gone on trial for the fatal strangling of another boy who allegedly refused his advances.

Tensions flare with Italy's ruling coalition over corruption

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 7:08am

Italy's deputy transport minister has been placed under investigation in a corruption probe, becoming the latest political pawn in Italy's uneasy ruling coalition between the right-wing, anti-migrant League party and the populist 5-Star Movement.

Leaders of Russia, Estonia sit down for talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 6:33am

The presidents of Russia and Estonia have sat down for talks at the Kremlin for the first time in nearly a decade.

Thailand busts 'seasteading' effort by American

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 6:07am

Thai authorities have raided a floating home in the Andaman Sea belonging to an American man and his Thai partner who sought to be pioneers in the "seasteading" movement, which promotes living in international waters to be free of any nation's laws. Thailand's navy said they endangered national sovereignty, an offense punishable by life imprisonment or death.

Portuguese foreign ministry confirms the 29 people killed in tour bus crash in Madeira were German

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 5:56am

Portuguese foreign ministry confirms the 29 people killed in tour bus crash in Madeira were German .

Kremlin says Kim Jong Un will visit Russia this month

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 5:29am

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia later this month, the Kremlin said Thursday, in a meeting that offers President Vladimir Putin an opportunity to emerge as a broker in the long-running nuclear standoff and raise Russia's profile in regional affairs.

Catalan separatist holds press conference from prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 5:22am

A leading politician in Catalonia's independence movement has held a news conference in an unusual setting — the Madrid prison where he is being held while standing trial for the region's secession effort.

Kremlin says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia this month for talks with Putin

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 5:19am

Kremlin says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia this month for talks with Putin.

The Latest: Indonesian president says he won re-election

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 4:47am

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

Populists expected to gain seats in May's EU elections

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 4:33am

The European Parliament is predicting that nationalist, populist and anti-migrant groups will make significant gains in the May 23-26 EU elections but says it thinks mainstream parties will keep control over the assembly.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo says he won election with 54% of votes, world leaders have called to congratulate him

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 4:31am

Indonesian President Joko Widodo says he won election with 54% of votes, world leaders have called to congratulate him.

Analysis: Kim, returning to military optics, turns up heat

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 3:59am

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is cautiously turning up the heat after his unsuccessful summit with President Trump in Hanoi two months ago.

Trump's adviser visits Moscow for talks on bilateral issues

Nataliya Yasilyeva, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 3:40am

The Kremlin spokesman says a U.S. presidential adviser has traveled to Russia for talks.

Ukraine's presidential candidate pushes for new parliament

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 3:33am

The odds-on favorite in Ukraine's presidential election runoff says he would like to call an early parliamentary election if he wins Sunday's vote.

Sudan arrests ex-president brothers, new calls for protests

Fay Abuelgasim and Noha Elhennawy, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 3:17am

Protesters in Sudan called Thursday for new street demonstrations to pressure the ruling military council to speed up the transition of power to a civilian government as the new rulers announced the arrests of former president Omar al-Bashir's two brothers on corruption charges.

WHO says over 200 killed in fighting over Libyan capital

Rami Musa, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 3:09am

The fighting between Libya's rival factions for control of the country's capital this month killed 205 people so far, the World Health Organization said, announcing it would deploy medical specialists, including surgeons, to treat the wounded.

Mass graves from Franco era become Spanish election issue

Renata Brito and Joseph Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 2:23am

When archaeologists in Spain unearthed layers of human bones from a mass grave last year, the remains of one body emerged draped in a shirt that had the letters "MG" embroidered on it in red.

The Latest: Portugal confirms 29 Germans killed on Madeira

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 2:09am

The Latest on the deadly bus crash on Portuguese island of Madeira (all times local):

Portugal says all 29 dead in bus crash were German

Barry Hatton, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 1:21am

All the 29 people killed in a tour bus crash on Portugal's Madeira Island were German, Portugal's foreign ministry confirmed Thursday.