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Thousands gather for rally supporting populist Serbia leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 9:03am

Thousands are gathering in Belgrade for a mass rally in support of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, who is seeking to counter months of protests demanding more democratic freedoms in the Balkan country.

Brazil judge reverses order censoring news sites

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 8:59am

A judge on Brazil's top court has cancelled a ruling that forced two news sites to remove reports that a corruption investigation had included a reference to the court's president.

Name change at heart of North Macedonia election

Konstantin Testorides, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 7:54am

The first round of presidential elections in North Macedonia on Sunday is seen as a key test for the center-left government's survival in a society deeply divided by the country's name change to end a decades-old dispute with neighboring Greece.

Japan using emperor, first lady's birthday to court Trump

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 7:29am

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is scheduling a rushed visit to Washington to meet with President Donald Trump and celebrate first lady Melania Trump's birthday, and then is inviting him to be first foreign leader to meet Japan's new emperor, the two countries announced Friday.

Protesters in Bangladesh after girl is burned to death

Julhas Alam, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 7:29am

Dozens of protesters gathered in Bangladesh's capital on Friday to demand justice for an 18-year-old woman who died after being set on fire for refusing to drop sexual harassment charges against her Islamic school's principal.

Women cleared of defamation in French sexual misconduct case

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 7:29am

A Paris court has dismissed a defamation case against six women who accused a former French lawmaker of sexual misconduct and the journalists who reported the allegations.

Report: Berlin attacker was part of Europe-wide network

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 7:25am

German weekly Der Spiegel says the Tunisian man who carried out a deadly truck attack on a Berlin Christmas market in 2016 was part of a Europe-wide network of Islamic extremists.

Teen climate activist: I enjoy making a difference

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 7:19am

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has told a rally of several thousand young people in Rome's Piazza del Popolo they should aim that when they are older they can say they did everything they could to help the climate.

Easter bonfires in Germany canceled over wildfire risk

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 6:55am

Authorities in eastern Germany are canceling plans for traditional Easter bonfires because warm, dry weather has increased the risk of wildfires.

Cambodian evictions trigger villagers' brawl with police

Sopheng Cheang, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 6:50am

Eight protesters were arrested and six policemen hurt Friday in southern Cambodia when villagers angry about being evicted tried to block a main road, police said.

Ukraine's president holds rally ahead of key TV debate

Yuras Karmanau, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 6:43am

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko rallied his supporters in Kiev in a last-ditch attempt to keep his job, hours ahead of a nationally televised debate Friday against the challenger who is expected to beat him in the presidential runoff.

Turkey detains 2 people suspected of spying for UAE

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 6:20am

Turkish authorities have detained two people on suspicion of spying for the United Arab Emirates, a Turkish official said Friday.

Turkish state media says 2 people detained on suspicion of spying for United Arab Emirates

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 6:16am

Turkish state media says 2 people detained on suspicion of spying for United Arab Emirates.

Drugs found on Montenegro military training ship

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 6:01am

Montenegro's defense ministry says the army has discovered drugs hidden on a navy training ship ahead of its planned journey to Turkey and Greece.

AP PHOTOS: Czech believers revive Easter rattling procession

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 5:54am

Participants in black suits with white masks are marching in the southern Czech city of Ceske Budejovice, beating drums and pushing small carts in a revival of an Easter tradition.

Bulgarian customs officials seize heroin from Iranian truck

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 5:23am

Bulgarian customs officials say they have seized 288 kilograms (635 pounds) of heroin found in an Iranian truck entering Bulgaria from Turkey.

The Latest: French warn donors of Notre Dame fraud scams

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 5:09am

The Latest on the fire that ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (all times local):

Tiny Japanese baby is ready to go home after 5 months

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 4:29am

A tiny Japanese baby who weighed just 258 grams (9 ounces) when he was born five months ago is going home from the hospital.

Relatives of German bus crash victims arrive in Madeira

Armando Franca, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 4:13am

Relatives of some of the 29 German tourists who died in a bus crash in Madeira arrived on the Portuguese island on Friday as investigators pushed on with the task of finding out why the bus veered off the road and plunged down a slope.