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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.

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.

Migrant caravan crosses into Mexico, walks along highway

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

Hundreds of Central American migrants crossed the river into Mexico from Guatemala Thursday after a dayslong standoff with security forces.

Greece: Island mayors in Athens to protest migrant situation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 6:14am

Greece’s Migration and Asylum Minister said Thursday that the “anxiety and indignation” of residents of islands at the forefront of a migration crisis are justified, and vowed measures to tackle the increased number of 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.

Russian lawmakers OK Putin's constitutional proposals

Daria Litvinova and Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 2:17am

Russian lawmakers on Thursday quickly gave preliminary approval to a slew of constitutional changes widely seen as an attempt by President Vladimir Putin to remain in charge after his current term ends in 2024.

Q&A: WHO representative addresses China's new virus outbreak

Sam McNeil, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 1:37am

Shortly before authorities closed off the Chinese city at the epicenter of an outbreak of a new virus, the World Health Organization sent a team led by country representative Gauden Galea to check conditions on the ground in Wuhan, an inland city of more than 11 million people.

Iran uses violence, politics to try to push US out of Iraq

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 11:12pm

Iran has long sought the withdrawal of American forces from neighboring Iraq, but the U.S. killing of an Iranian general and an Iraqi militia commander in Baghdad has added new impetus to the effort, stoking anti-American feelings that Tehran hopes to exploit to help realize the goal.

Australian officials say crashed firefighting plane had three aboard

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 10:43pm

Australian officials say crashed firefighting plane had three aboard.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 10:40 a.m. EST

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 10:40pm

Vietnam’s Health Ministry says a Chinese father and son, who were hospitalized on Wednesday with fevers, have tested positive with the new coronavirus. It said this marks the first such cases in Vietnam.  The ministry on Thursday said the 66-year-old man from Wuhan, China, arrived in Hanoi on Jan. 13 then traveled south to meet his 28-year-old son. The father got a fever on Jan. 17 and the son became sick with the virus three days later. China has locked down three cities, including Wuhan, that are home to more than 18 million people in an unprecedented effort to try to contain the deadly new viral illness.

Australian officials confirm a C-130 Hercules aerial water tanker has crashed while battling blazes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 10:34pm

Australian officials confirm a C-130 Hercules aerial water tanker has crashed while battling blazes.

Firefighting plane crashes in Australia, killing 3 Americans

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 9:10pm

Three American crew members were killed Thursday when a C-130 Hercules aerial water tanker crashed while battling wildfires in southeastern Australia, officials said.

Australian media: Search underway for a water tanker plane feared crashed while fighting fires

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 8:54pm

Australian media: Search underway for a water tanker plane feared crashed while fighting fires.

China health authority announces first confirmed case of new coronavirus in Hong Kong

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 8:35pm

China health authority announces first confirmed case of new coronavirus in Hong Kong.

UN chief urges action to end Syria conflict, support rights

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 5:30pm

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued “a very strong appeal” Wednesday for a political solution to Syria’s nearly nine-year conflict, and he called for a global “push-back against the push-back” on ensuring human rights.

Moderate earthquake shakes Turkey, no casualties reported

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 1:30pm

A moderately strong earthquake shook buildings in western Turkey on Wednesday, causing a few derelict structures to collapse, but authorities said there were no immediate reports of any casualties.