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Egypt court upholds suspended sentence against activist

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 7:24am

An Egyptian appeals court has upheld a three-month suspended prison sentence for a prominent rights lawyer convicted of offending public morals.

Macedonian court rejects bids to scrap name referendum

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 6:58am

Macedonia's constitutional court has rejected two bids to declare illegal and unconstitutional the upcoming referendum on renaming the country "North Macedonia."

Thousands back home in north Syria after Russia-Turkey deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 6:43am

Syrian opposition activists say thousands of people who were recently displaced by violence in northwest Syria have returned home following a Russia-Turkey deal that averted a government offensive on the last major rebel stronghold.

Region in Ukraine's west bans Russian-language books, movies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 6:37am

A regional council in western Ukraine has passed a motion to ban all Russian-language books, films and songs in the region.

Puerto Rico dialysis patients fear death 1 year after Maria

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 6:14am

As weeks turned into months, the seats of the small plane began to empty out.

UN reports uptick in civilian casualties in Ukraine

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 6:11am

The United Nations says the number of civilian casualties in the conflict in eastern Ukraine has surged in the past three months.

Romania: Party colleagues want leader out over graft trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 5:11am

Three senior members of Romania's ruling Social Democratic Party on Wednesday urged the party's powerful chairman to resign, saying he's a liability due to a conviction for abuse of power.

Woman dies after storm blows caravan off cliff in Ireland

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 4:49am

A woman has died after a caravan she was sleeping in was blown off a cliff as the British Isles are battered by a heavy storm.

Germany 'skeptical' on Kosovo-Serbia border correction idea

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 4:43am

Germany's foreign minister says that Berlin is skeptical about the idea of a border correction in the talks between Kosovo and Serbia.

Pakistan court suspends prison sentence, frees ex-PM Sharif

Zarar Khan, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 4:40am

A Pakistani court suspended the prison sentences of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law on Wednesday and set them free on bail pending their appeal hearings.

Pakistan high court suspends prison sentences for ex-PM Sharif, his family, sets them free pending appeal hearings

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 4:19am

Pakistan high court suspends prison sentences for ex-PM Sharif, his family, sets them free pending appeal hearings.

Koreas' leaders agree on military, nuclear steps

Kim Tong-Hyung and Tong-Hin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 4:09am

After holding consecutive summits with soaring but empty rhetoric, the two Korean leaders on their third try finally produced some substance.

Kim agrees to dismantle main nuke site if US takes steps too

Eric Talmadge and Foster Klug, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 4:03am

The leaders of North and South Korea announced a wide range of agreements Wednesday which they said were a major step toward peace on the Korean Peninsula. But the premier pledge on denuclearization contained a big condition, with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stating he'd permanently dismantle his main nuclear complex only if the United States takes unspecified corresponding measures. 

Germany, EU call on Albania to continue reform progress

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:59am

Germany's foreign minister on Wednesday called on Albania to work hard on its reforms so as to convince all European Union members to launch membership negotiations next year.

Russian election officials cast doubt on gubernatorial vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:54am

Election officials have moved closer to canceling the results of Sunday's gubernatorial elections in Russia's Far East, bending to the pressure of accusations of blatant vote rigging.

Malaysia anti-graft agency arrests former leader Najib Razak

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:41am

Malaysia's anti-graft agency said former Prime Minister Najib Razak was arrested on Wednesday and will face further charges of abuse of power over the multimillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund.

UN agency warns time running out to prevent Yemen famine

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:39am

The U.N. food agency said Wednesday time was running out for aid groups working in Yemen to prevent a "devastating" famine in the war-torn country.

Malaysia's anti-graft agency says it has arrested former leader Najib Razak and he will face further charges in court

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:30am

Malaysia's anti-graft agency says it has arrested former leader Najib Razak and he will face further charges in court.

Turkey arrests 24 airport workers after protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:24am

A construction workers union says 24 of its members have been detained in the aftermath of protests denouncing poor working conditions at Istanbul's new airport.