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Nigeria's female candidates seek victory despite harassment

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 2:09am

Nervous ahead of Nigeria's delayed election, a group of young women picked up their cellphones and wished each other well.

Poland may cancel visit to Israel amid new Holocaust spat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 2:08am

A government official says Poland is considering pulling out altogether from a visit to Israel over a comment made by the acting Israeli foreign minister, the latest in a bitter new Holocaust spat between the two nations.

Swedish publisher's daughter: Chinese men told me to be mum

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 1:48am

The daughter of a Swedish publisher detained in China says two Chinese businessmen she met in Stockholm said her father could be released if she stopped talking to the media.

Saudi top diplomat assails Iran for blaming Riyadh in attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 1:28am

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister has assailed Iran for initially blaming the kingdom for last week's attack that killed 27 members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard.

Germany: Trump IS fighter demand very hard to fulfill

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 12:59am

Germany's foreign minister says President Donald Trump's demand that European countries take back Islamic State group militants held in Syria would be "extraordinarily difficult" to fulfill.

Yemeni warring parties agree on pullout steps from port city

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 12:32am

The United Nations says Yemen's warring parties have agreed on the first stage of a mutual pullout of forces from the key port city of Hodeida, a humanitarian aid lifeline that had been blocked by fighting.

Pakistani court indicts opposition leader in housing scam

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 11:45pm

A Pakistani anti-graft tribunal has indicted the country's opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif over his alleged links to a multi-million dollar housing scam in the eastern city of Lahore.

Uproar over Poland comments lingers for Israel's Netanyahu

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 11:18pm

An off-hand comment by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Warsaw about Poland and the Holocaust looks to overshadow a summit of central European leaders this week in Israel.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 2:40 a.m. EST

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 10:41pm

Chicago police said Sunday they're still seeking a follow-up interview with Jussie Smollett after receiving new information that "shifted" their investigation of a reported attack on the "Empire" actor. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Saturday that the trajectory of the investigation "shifted" after detectives questioned two brothers about the attack and released them late Friday without charges.

Kashmir tensions increase as 7 killed in fighting

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 10:07pm

Four Indian soldiers, two suspected militants and a civilian were killed in a gunbattle in disputed Kashmir on Monday, officials said, further escalating tensions in the restive region.

Militants kill 6 Pakistani troops in southwest near Iran

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 9:32pm

Pakistani police say militants in two attacks on security forces killed six paramilitary troops in the southwestern Baluchistan bordering Iran.

Abe mum on reports he nominated Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

Haruka Nuga, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 9:11pm

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declined Monday to say if he had nominated U.S. President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize, though he also emphasized he did not deny doing so.

Australia blames state actor for hacking political parties

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 9:00pm

A "sophisticated state actor" was behind a cyberattack on the Australian Parliament's computing network that also affected the network of major political parties, the prime minister said Monday.

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 8:52pm

A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:

North Macedonia police find 22 migrants trying Balkans route

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 2:37pm

Police in North Macedonia say two vehicles carrying 22 migrants who allegedly planned to enter Serbia illegally and travel on to European Union countries were stopped in separate weekend incidents.

El Salvador arrests ex-soldier in slaying of US advisers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 1:54pm

El Salvador police say they've arrested a man convicted of participating in the 1981 killing of two American labor advisers and the head of the country's land reform agency — a case that shook U.S. relations with a Central American nation then embroiled in civil war.

Russian flag hung on church in UK city where ex-spy poisoned

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 1:11pm

Officials in the English city where a former Russian double agent was poisoned with a nerve agent last year have denounced the placing of a huge Russian flag on the city's cathedral.

Marco Rubio warns Venezuelan soldiers to let aid enter

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 12:34pm

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio visited a border staging point for U.S. aid to Venezuela on Sunday and warned soldiers loyal to socialist President Nicolas Maduro that it will be a "crime against humanity" if they block entry of the goods that are being channeled through Maduro's rivals.

Greek baker who gave bread to arriving refugees dies at 77

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 12:27pm

Dionissis Arvanitakis, a Greek baker who provided free bread to refugees who arrived on a Greek island, has died of unspecified causes. He was 77.