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Teachers who don't flee Venezuela get side gigs to survive

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 11:54am

Daixy Aguero holds her chin up when students wander by and are surprised to find their teacher selling makeup at a weekend Caracas street market. Aguero says it's the only way she can make ends meet on a teacher's pay in Venezuela.

UN expert calls for ban on Israeli products from settlements

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 11:44am

The U.N. independent expert on human rights in the Palestinian territories called Wednesday for an international ban on all products made in Israeli settlements, as a step to potentially end Israel's 52-year-old "illegal occupation."

The Latest: Gantz tasked with forming Israeli government

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 11:19am

The Latest on Israeli efforts to form a government after last month's elections (all times local):

Israel's president tasks former military chief Benny Gantz with forming next government

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 11:08am

Israel's president tasks former military chief Benny Gantz with forming next government.

Ukrainian leader felt Trump pressure before taking office

Desmond Butler and Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 10:50am

More than two months before the phone call that launched the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, Ukraine's newly elected leader told advisers he was worried about pressure from the U.S. president to investigate Democrat Joe Biden.

AP sources: Even before he took office in May, Ukrainian leader worried about Trump pressure to investigate Democrats

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 10:48am

AP sources: Even before he took office in May, Ukrainian leader worried about Trump pressure to investigate Democrats.

Leader of South Africa's leading opposition party resigns

Mogomotsi Magome, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 10:28am

The first black leader of South Africa's largest opposition party resigned Wednesday in a blow to efforts to shed the liberal party's image as representing the country's white minority.

AP Interview: Franco grandson blasts Spain over exhumation

Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 9:47am

The grandson of late dictator Gen. Francisco Franco said that Thursday's planned exhumation of his grandfather's body is a "profanation" and that Spain's interim government wants to turn it into a rally before a Nov. 10 general election.

PM Conte defends Italy's intelligence contacts with US

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 9:47am

Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte said Wednesday U.S. Attorney General William Barr was seeking information about the activities of FBI agents assigned to Italy in his meetings with Italian intelligence officials this summer.

UK police revise theory on truck with 39 dead, say it went from Belgium to England, not through Ireland

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 9:21am

UK police revise theory on truck with 39 dead, say it went from Belgium to England, not through Ireland.

Bolivia's Morales just short of victory in re-election bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 8:55am

Bolivian President Evo Morales is falling just a little short of outright victory in his bid for a fourth term as the final votes are counted in an election that has enraged his opponents.

Kosovo leaders hail US resolution on 3 slain Americans

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 8:29am

Kosovo's leaders have welcomed a U.S. House of Representatives resolution regretting that Serbia has not brought to justice the killers of three Americans slain after fighting in Kosovo in 1999.

Syrian Kurd sets self on fire in front of UN refugee office

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 8:15am

Swiss police say a Syrian Kurdish man set himself on fire in front of the United Nations refugee agency's headquarters in Geneva.

Albania says it's discovered an Iranian paramilitary network

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 8:15am

Albanian police said on Wednesday they have discovered an Iranian paramilitary network that allegedly planned attacks in Albania against exiled members of an Iranian group seeking to overthrow the government in Tehran.

Afghanistan's acting foreign minister resigns post

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 8:10am

Afghanistan's acting foreign minister, Salahuddin Rabbani, has resigned his post.

Sri Lanka spy chief blamed for failures before Easter attack

Bharatha Mallawarachi, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 8:07am

A Sri Lankan parliamentary committee that investigated last April's Easter suicide bombings has concluded that the country's spy chief was primarily responsible for the intelligence failure that led to the deaths of 269 people in the attacks.

Tunisia's new president vows to fight for women's rights

Bouazza Ben Bouazza, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 6:14am

Tunisia's newly elected president has vowed to fight hard for women's rights during his first address to the nation after being sworn in at the country's parliament.

UN creates joint observation posts in Yemen's key port city

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 6:02am

The U.N. says four joint observation posts manned by both forces loyal to Yemen's internationally recognized government and the country's Houthi rebels have been established in a key port city.

Greece: Migrant child killed in boat collision

Costas Kantouris and Derek Gatopoulos, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 5:48am

A Greek coast guard patrol boat collided with a dinghy carrying migrants to the island of Kos from Turkey on Wednesday, leaving a child dead and another person missing, authorities said.