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Danish online shop stops selling Nazi-themed items

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 7:02am

Denmark's largest online sale website has removed Nazi-themed items from its store, including 12 Christmas baubles, bought in Lithuania by a Dane who wanted to sell them for 10,000 kroner ($1,520).

Rare golden-bellied mangabey monkey born at Budapest Zoo

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 6:50am

A rare monkey only held by a handful of zoos around the world has been born in Budapest, bringing the total in captivity globally to 27.

Israeli PM Netanyahu's main coalition partner seeks elections 'as soon as possible,' wants date set on Sunday

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 6:43am

Israeli PM Netanyahu's main coalition partner seeks elections 'as soon as possible,' wants date set on Sunday.

Spain targets drug-smuggling hub with anti-crime measures

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 6:16am

The Spanish government is seeking to improve security in a notorious drug-running hotspot on its southern coast, around Gibraltar.

Report: Russia has access to UK visa processing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 6:14am

Investigative group Bellingcat and Russian website The Insider are suggesting that Russian intelligence has infiltrated the computer infrastructure of a company that processes British visa applications.

Dutch protesters planning demos for and against Black Pete

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 5:52am

As Dutch children eagerly anticipate the arrival of their country's version of Santa Claus this weekend, opponents and supporters of his controversial helper Black Pete are gearing up for protests.

Nations approve overhaul of international system of measurements; new definitions for the kilogram and other key units

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 5:30am

Nations approve overhaul of international system of measurements; new definitions for the kilogram and other key units.

Nurse in Italy suspected of killing her 2 kids, then herself

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 5:02am

A nurse in Italy is suspected of having killed her two young children, a boy of 7 and a girl of 9, by lethal injection, then taking her own life.

Russian army: Nearly 270,000 Syrian refugees returned home

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 4:49am

The Russian military says nearly 270,000 Syrian refugees have returned home to their country in recent months.

South American circus lions still unsettled in South Africa

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 4:02am

The rescue of 33 lions from South American circuses and their 2016 transfer to a South African refuge was billed as a compassionate gesture, a return "home" after years of abuse and living in cages. Things didn't turn out as planned.

Spat over WWII brothels shows Japan's trouble in facing past

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 3:52am

A journalist close to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has defended her view that Korean women who were sent to Japanese wartime military brothels were not sex slaves, and accused a liberal-leaning newspaper of fabrication.

French Polynesian president acknowledges nuclear test lies

Thomas Adamson, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 3:40am

French Polynesian President Edouard Fritch has said the leaders of the French collectivity of islands in the South Pacific lied to the population for three decades over the dangers of nuclear testing.

Bavarian party leader Seehofer to step down in January

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 3:04am

The head of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavaria-only conservative ally says he will step down from the post early next year.

North Korea deports American even as it boasts of new weapon

Hyung-Jin Kim and Kim Hyung-Jyung, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 2:59am

North Korea on Friday said it will deport an American citizen it detained for illegal entrance, an apparent concession to the United States that came even as it announced the test of a newly developed but unspecified "ultramodern" weapon that will be seen as a pressuring tactic by Washington.

Netanyahu's main coalition partner pushes for early election

Karin Laub, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 2:24am

Israel moved closer to early elections Friday after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main coalition partner, the ultra-nationalist Jewish Home party, said it wants a vote "as soon as possible," and will press for consultations on a date on Sunday.

German far right party leader defends questioned donations

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 2:15am

A leading German far-right politician defended herself Friday against suggestions she might have knowingly accepted illegal campaign donations.

Disputed Sri Lankan PM faces 2nd no-confidence motion

Bharatha Mallawarachi, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 1:50am

Lawmakers in Sri Lanka's Parliament supporting disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa threw books, chairs and chili powder mixed with water to try to block the proceedings on Friday, a day after a fierce brawl between rival lawmakers worsened political turmoil in the island nation.

N.Korea official urges Japan to apologize over forced labor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 1:48am

A senior North Korean official on a visit to South Korea called Friday for Japan to apologize for the wartime forced labor of thousands of Koreans.

German chancellor visits scene of far-right protest

Christoph Noelting and Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 1:08am

Angela Merkel traveled to Chemnitz Friday to meet with residents, three months after the eastern city was the scene of violent, far-right protests that highlighted divisions in Germany — and the chancellor's own party — on the issue of migration.