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Pakistani cleric ends sit-in, calls for blocking highways

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 8:59am

A radical Pakistani cleric says his tens of thousands of supporters have ended their sit-in in the capital and will start blocking highways across the country.

US opposes new EU label rule for Israeli settlement products

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 8:22am

The U.S. State Department says it’s “deeply concerned” by a new EU requirement for businesses to label products from Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.

US, UK, Germany express concern over human rights in Egypt

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 7:55am

Several Western countries say they’re concerned about Egypt’s widening crackdown on dissent.

German mom convicted of faking kids’ sicknesses for cash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 7:53am

A German court has convicted a 49-year-old woman of child abuse and fraud for claiming her children suffered from bogus medical conditions for years to receive additional social assistance.

Cambodia says it defeated opposition effort to topple govt

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 7:47am

Cambodia’s government has claimed victory in its jousting with exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy, who was unable to meet his self-imposed deadline to return to the country in an attempt to oust Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Germany split over EU bank plan to nix fossil fuel funding

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 7:21am

Officials say the German government is split over whether to back a proposal for the European Investment Bank to stop funding fossil fuel projects.

Swedes arrest Iranian suspect in ’88 crimes against humanity

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 7:20am

A Swedish prosecutor says an Iranian citizen has been jailed on suspicion of carrying out crimes against humanity and murder in the late 1980s in Iran, the same time period of mass executions by Tehran.

Auditors urge EU to quickly fix migrant policy shortfalls

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 7:12am

Auditors on Wednesday urged the European Union to improve its approach to easing migrant pressure on Greece and Italy as people languish in camps on the Greek Islands and to draw lessons from its shortcomings before a new crisis hits.

Spain to exhume 31 bodies from Franco’s former mausoleum

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 6:55am

Spanish authorities say that they will attempt the exhumation of some of the thousands of people buried on the site of a grandiose mausoleum where the remains of dictator Gen. Francisco Franco were held until last month.

UN: Al-Shabab remains 'potent threat' in Somalia and region

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 6:54am

Al-Shabab extremists in Somalia remain "a potent threat" to regional peace and are now manufacturing home-made explosives, expanding their revenue sources and infiltrating government institutions, U.N. experts say.

Body of White Helmets’ founder to be flown to London

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 6:29am

Turkey's state-run news agency says the body of a former British officer who helped found the White Helmets volunteer group in Syria, has been transferred to Istanbul's main airport to be flown to London, following an autopsy.

Saudi Arabia, Yemen’s Houthi rebels in indirect peace talks

Ahmed Al-Haj and Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 6:24am

Saudi Arabia and Yemen’s Iran-backed rebels are holding indirect, behind-the-scenes talks to end the devastating five-year war in Yemen, officials from both sides have told The Associated Press.

Officials: At least 13 dead in Slovakia bus crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 6:19am

Officials say a bus has collided with a truck in Slovakia, killing at least 13 people.

North Korea issues warning over US-South Korea drills

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 6:01am

North Korea’s supreme decision-making body lashed out Wednesday at planned U.S.-South Korean military drills and warned that the United States will face a greater threat and harsh suffering if it ignores North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s end-of-year deadline to salvage nuclear talks.

Officials: Missile attack kills 5 soldiers in central Yemen

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 5:40am

Officials from Yemen's internationally recognized government say a missile attack has killed five soldiers in a central province.

The Latest: Johnson visits flood-hit area, to cold reception

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 5:09am

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EU chief Juncker's aneurysm operation has been successful

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 5:00am

The spokeswoman for European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says he is recovering well from an aneurysm operation and is expected to leave intensive care later Wednesday.

Islamic State returnees cloud anniversary of Paris attacks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 4:15am

France is commemorating the fourth anniversary of the Islamic State attacks in Paris.

Germany introduces bill to criminalize 'upskirting' photos

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 3:51am

Germany's Cabinet has approved legislation that will criminalize "upskirting" photos and taking unauthorized pictures of people killed in accidents.