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Greek court limits travel for Turkish officer seeking asylum

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 5:41am

Greece's highest court has imposed severe restrictions on the movements of one of eight Turkish servicemen who have applied for asylum in Greece after fleeing Turkey following a failed 2016 coup there, while he waits for a decision on his asylum application.

Nepal honors 1st conquest of Everest without bottled oxygen

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 5:24am

Nepal's government has honored two climbers who were the first to scale Mount Everest without supplementary oxygen 40 years ago.

Taiwan calls Chinese military drills a threat to region

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 5:03am

Taiwan's government said Thursday that recent Chinese military drills are aimed at intimidating the island and are a threat to regional peace and stability.

Another member quits Nobel literature academy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 4:47am

Another member of the Swedish Academy awarding the Nobel Literature Prize is resigning, bringing the total number of board members who are quitting to six.

Basque public TV says militants of ETA to disband in May

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 4:34am

The Basque militant group ETA is ready to announce its final dissolution early next month, putting an end to a decades-long violent campaign for independence from Spain, according to the region's public broadcaster.

Poland marks 75th anniversary of uprising in Warsaw Ghetto

Monika Scislowska and Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 4:11am

People in Warsaw pinned paper daffodils to their clothes as the Polish capital held a day of commemorations Thursday on the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

Italian PM in Romania for talks on Brexit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 4:11am

Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni has discussed the future of Europe after Britain leaves the European Union next year in talks with top Romanian officials.

Queen tips Prince Charles to follow her as Commonwealth head

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 4:01am

Queen Elizabeth II has opened a summit of the 53-nation Commonwealth, and backed her son Prince Charles to be the next leader of the association of Britain and its former colonies.

Berlin councilwoman wants to shut legendary Berghain club

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 3:51am

A nationalist councilwoman in Berlin has been ridiculed online for proposing the closure of one the city's most famous techno clubs because of its long opening hours as well as partygoers' drug consumption and lascivious behavior on the dance floor.

Correction: Malaysia-Mahathir Interview story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 3:37am

In a story April 18 based on an interview with former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, The Associated Press reported erroneously that he was Asia's longest-serving political leader when he retired. He was one of the region's longest-serving leaders, but not the longest.

New round of South Sudan peace talks is delayed

Sam Mednick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 3:35am

Officials say the next round of South Sudan peace talks has been delayed without explanation.

Japan finance official denies sexual misconduct allegation

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 3:29am

Japan's vice finance minister denied sexual misconduct allegations against him on Thursday and challenged a TV station's report that its employee was a victim.

Afghanistan return 5 bodies and a captive Pakistani solider

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 3:24am

Pakistan says Afghan authorities have returned the bodies of five Pakistani soldiers killed during a weekend clash along a disputed segment of the two countries' border, and also released a sixth soldier captured by the Afghans.

Yemeni officials: 2 al-Qaida fighters killed in south region

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 3:22am

Yemeni tribal leaders say security forces have killed two suspected al-Qaida operatives in the country's southern province of Abyan.

Macron facing big day of protests over reforms

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 2:26am

Thousands of people marched across France Thursday to protest French President Emmanuel Macron's labor law changes, as rail strikes and student protests continued to shake the country.

Italy: police arrest 22 in search for Mafia fugitive Denaro

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 1:59am

Italian police have arrested 22 suspected Sicilian Mafiosi as part of an ongoing operation aimed at capturing Italy's most-wanted Mafia fugitive Matteo Denaro.

Police: Attackers hurl acid at 3 female students in Pakistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 12:59am

Pakistani police say a group of men on motorcycles hurled acid at three female university students in the city of Gujrat.

2,000 Kachin trapped by Myanmar fighting lack food, medicine

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 11:54pm

Community leaders from the Christian ethnic Kachin community have called for urgent medical attention for about 2,000 civilians, including pregnant women and the elderly, trapped in the jungle where they fled to escape clashes between the Myanmar's army and the Kachin guerrillas in the country's north.

Shallow Indonesia quake kills 3, damages hundreds of homes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 10:13pm

A shallow earthquake in central Indonesia has killed three people and damaged more than 300 homes, disaster officials said Thursday as they declared a two-week emergency for the affected areas.