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Ex-rising star of French far right steps into US limelight

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:36pm

The rising star of France's far-right National Front until abruptly leaving politics last year stepped into the limelight on the other side of the Atlantic, decrying the European Union and immigration in a speech Thursday at a major forum for American Conservatives.

Haiti suspends Oxfam pending investigation into sexual abuse

Evens Sanon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:12pm

Aid group Oxfam Great Britain will be suspended from operating in Haiti for the next two months pending an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by its employees, a government official said Thursday.

Dutch lawmakers label massacre of Armenians as genocide

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 12:27pm

Lawmakers in the lower house of the Dutch parliament overwhelmingly voted Thursday to label as genocide the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks more than a century ago. The move is likely to further ratchet up diplomatic tensions between the Netherlands and Turkey.

AP Interview: Qatari envoy calls for emergency aid to Gaza

Josef Federman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 12:18pm

Qatar's point man for Gaza on Thursday urged the world to send urgently needed humanitarian aid to the territory, warning that the war-ravaged coastal strip is "on the verge of collapsing" and could plunge into a new round of fighting with Israel if conditions do not improve.

Security Council to meet amid calls for Syria cease-fire

Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 12:02pm

World leaders called for an urgent cease-fire in Syria on Thursday as government forces pounded the opposition-controlled eastern suburbs of the capital in a crushing campaign that has left hundreds of people dead in recent days.

University experts to lead Puerto Rico storm death review

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 11:56am

Puerto Rico's governor announced Thursday that a team of experts at George Washington University will lead an independent, in-depth review to determine the number of deaths caused by Hurricane Maria amid accusations that the U.S. territory has undercounted the toll.

UNICEF official resigns after allegations made

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 11:24am

A senior official at UNICEF has resigned after allegations of inappropriate behavior during an earlier stint at Save The Children.

Argentina: arrests after cocaine seized at Russian embassy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 11:12am

Argentine officials say that a police officer and a Russian diplomatic official were arrested after authorities seized a large cocaine shipment at the Russian embassy in Buenos Aires.

UK police probe 'racist' package sent to Harry and Meghan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:54am

Police are investigating a suspicious package that was sent to Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle as a racist hate crime, Scotland Yard said Thursday.

Parents: 101 Nigerian girls missing after Boko Haram attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:50am

More than 100 girls are still missing three days after suspected Boko Haram extremists attacked their school in northern Nigeria, parents said Thursday, as fears grew that they may have been kidnapped like those from Chibok town nearly four years ago.

Jimmy Carter warns against one-state for Israel-Palestine

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:47am

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is warning that the two-state solution in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict "is being overtaken by a one-state reality which will have dire consequences for Israel in the long-term."

Online dating couple jailed in UK for IS-inspired bomb plot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:30am

A man and woman who met on a Muslim dating website were handed prison sentences Thursday for plotting an Islamic State-inspired bomb attack in Britain.

Parents say 101 Nigerian girls still missing days after suspected Boko Haram attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:18am

Parents say 101 Nigerian girls still missing days after suspected Boko Haram attack.

Israel extends detention for 2 suspects in Netanyahu case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:04am

An Israeli court has extended the arrests of a media tycoon and a former adviser to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu implicated in a corruption case involving Israel's telecom giant.

US military says drone strike in Somalia kills 4 extremists

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 9:56am

The United States military for the second straight day is announcing a drone strike that killed al-Shabab extremists in Somalia.

Brazilian authorities to relocate Venezuelan migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 9:56am

Authorities have announced plans to relocate Venezuelan migrants who have fled to Brazil's northern state of Roraima.

Puerto Rico governor says George Washington University will lead review into number of deaths caused by Hurricane Maria.

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 9:13am

Puerto Rico governor says George Washington University will lead review into number of deaths caused by Hurricane Maria.

Montenegro police official: US Embassy attacker ex-soldier

Predrag Milic, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 9:12am

The man who hurled a bomb into the U.S. Embassy compound in Montenegro's capital, and then killed himself, was an ex-soldier apparently decorated by former Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic after NATO's bombing of Serbia and Montenegro in 1999, authorities said Thursday.

Flow of undocumented migrants to Switzerland shrinks in 2017

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 8:44am

Swiss customs authorities say the number of undocumented migrants who entered Switzerland last year shrank nearly by half compared to a record influx in 2016.