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China's National Health Commission confirms 830 cases of new respiratory virus, 25 deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 5:20pm

China's National Health Commission confirms 830 cases of new respiratory virus, 25 deaths.

Canada's TSB says Iran has invited it to examine black boxes

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 2:29pm

Canada's Transportation Safety Board said Thursday it has been invited by Iran to participate in the download and analysis of the flight recorders from the downing of a Ukraine International Airlines jet “whenever and wherever” that takes place.

Bulgaria charges 3 Russians in attempt to poison arms dealer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 2:04pm

Bulgarian authorities on Thursday charged three Russian nationals with the attempted murder of the owner of a Bulgarian arms factory and two other people.

Puerto Ricans protest in anger over unused emergency aid

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 1:54pm

Hundreds of people joined a protest Thursday organized by Puerto Rican singer René Pérez of Calle 13 fame in a demonstration reminiscent of those that ousted the island's former governor last year. Anger is growing over emergency aid that until recently sat unused in a warehouse amid ongoing earthquakes.

Colombia soccer star extradited to US on trafficking charges

Manuel Rueda, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 12:42pm

A former midfielder for Colombia's national soccer team was extradited on Thursday to the United States to face drug trafficking charges.

Former Guatemalan minister hid in Colombia ambassador's home

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 12:23pm

A former Guatemalan economy minister was on the run again after hiding out for 24 hours in the home of Colombia's ambassador to the country, authorities said Thursday.

Trump: Mideast peace plan likely rolled out in days

Ilan Ben Zion and Joseph Krauss, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 11:30am

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he'll likely release his long-awaited Mideast peace plan before his meeting early next week at the White House with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main political rival Benny Gantz.

Pence: White House invites Israel's Netanyahu and chief rival to White House next week to discuss 'prospect of peace'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 11:28am

Pence: White House invites Israel's Netanyahu and chief rival to White House next week to discuss 'prospect of peace'.

World Health Organization says a viral illness in China that has sickened hundreds is not yet a global health emergency.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 11:24am

World Health Organization says a viral illness in China that has sickened hundreds is not yet a global health emergency.

Greek high court upholds Vinnik extradition order to France

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 9:30am

A Greek high court on Thursday rejected Russian bitcoin fraud suspect Alexander Vinnik's final appeal against his extradition to France, ending a more than two-year legal tug-of-war between three countries seeking to put him on trial.

Norway ex-minister's former partner charged in threats case

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

The ex-companion of Norway’s former justice minister whose home was targeted with vandalism and small fires in 2018 and 2019, was Thursday charged in the case.

AP Explains: How climate change feeds Africa locust invasion

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 8:12am

Locusts by the millions are nibbling their way across a large part of Africa in the worst outbreak some places have seen in 70 years. Is this another effect of a changing climate? Yes, researchers say. An unprecedented food security crisis may be the result.

Storm Gloria kills 11 in Spain, causes wide coastal damage

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 7:58am

A calamitous storm has killed at least 11 people in Spain and left five others missing, as well as causing rivers to overflow their banks and contaminating vast agricultural areas in eastern Spain with salty seawater.

Julian Assange extradition case to be drawn out for months

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 7:56am

The complex extradition case designed to determine whether WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will be sent to the U.S. to face espionage charges will take longer than expected.

Mexican guardsmen break up migrant caravan along highway

Peter Orsi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 6:35am

Hundreds of Central American migrants were hauled onto buses by Mexican national guardsmen and immigration agents after crossing into the country early Thursday and walking for hours along a rural highway.

Greece: Island mayors in Athens to protest migrant situation

Elena Becatoros, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 6:14am

The “anxiety and indignation” of Greek island residents living at the forefront of a migration crisis are justified, Greece's migration and asylum minister said Thursday, and vowed to address d ramatic overcrowding on island camps and the increasing number of new arrivals.

Those trapped in China virus lockdown expect lonely holiday

Yanan Wang, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 6:14am

Bai Xue had planned a road trip through China's lush eastern coast to ring in the Lunar New Year, usually a time of lively family reunions and abundant feasts.

Police bust ring accused of smuggling 10,000 migrants to UK

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 2:51am

French and Dutch police have arrested 23 suspected members of a criminal network that has smuggled as many as 10,000 migrants from France to Britain, according to the European police agency Europol.

School bus crashes in Germany kill 2 children, hurt 14

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 2:25am

A school bus crashed in central Germany early Thursday, killing two children and leaving five others seriously injured.