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Swiss court fines veteran for joining anti-IS militia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 10:27am

A military court in Switzerland has fined a former sergeant in the Alpine nation's army 500 Swiss francs ($500) for joining a foreign militia to fight the Islamic State group in Syria between 2013 and 2015.

Medellin razes Pablo Escobar's home in symbol of rebirth

Diego Escudero and Cesar Garcia, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 10:26am

Officials in Medellin are turning a page on their city's past with the demolition Friday of an apartment building that former cartel boss Pablo Escobar used to call home.

Protests in Algeria against president's bid for 5th term

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 9:07am

Demonstrators have taken to the streets in several Algerian towns to denounce President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term.

UN nuclear watchdog: Iran in compliance with 2015 deal aimed at preventing Tehran from developing atomic weapons

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 9:01am

UN nuclear watchdog: Iran in compliance with 2015 deal aimed at preventing Tehran from developing atomic weapons.

Israeli acting foreign minister doubles down on Nazi comment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 7:52am

Israel's acting foreign minister has doubled down on his divisive claim that Poles collaborated with the Nazis and "suckled anti-Semitism with their mothers' milk."

Venezuela mayor: 1 woman killed, a dozen injured in clash with security forces on border with Brazil

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 7:52am

Venezuela mayor: 1 woman killed, a dozen injured in clash with security forces on border with Brazil.

Mexico to help "El Chapo" family seek US humanitarian visas

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 7:38am

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Friday that he has instructed his government to assist the family of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in seeking humanitarian visas to visit the convicted drug trafficker in the United States.

NMacedonian prison chief fired after ex-ministers assaulted

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 7:19am

The head of North Macedonia's main prison in the capital of Skopje has been fires after two former government ministers being held in pre-trial detention were assaulted in the prison yard by other inmates.

Palestinians protest in Gaza and Jerusalem, 1 killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 7:04am

Israeli gunfire killed a Palestinian teenager at a protest along Gaza-Israel border fence, Gaza officials said Friday, as thousands in contested Jerusalem descended on a section of a flashpoint holy site that has been closed by Israeli court order for over a decade.

Senegal's president Macky Sall seeks 2nd term

Krista Larson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 6:29am

Senegal's President Macky Sall is counting on the success of his economic record to propel him to win a second term in Sunday's elections.

German govt denies cover-up over Berlin Xmas market attack

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 5:34am

The German government pledged Friday to investigate the deportation of a Tunisian man shortly after the deadly 2016 truck rampage on a Berlin Christmas market, but denied media reports that authorities had tried to cover up his possible involvement in the attack.

Indian court orders 1 million to vacate forest land

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 5:28am

India's top court has ordered more than a dozen states to evict nearly 1 million people from forest land as they have their failed to prove ownership claims.

Pakistan re-imposes ban on US-wanted suspect's charities

Zaheer Babar, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 5:00am

Pakistan re-imposed a ban on two charities run by a U.S.-designated terrorist blamed for the 2008 Mumbai attacks, officials said Friday.

UN body expresses concern over executions in Egypt

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 4:57am

A U.N. human rights body has expressed concerns about a recent spike of executions in Egypt, following several death sentences handed down amid allegations of the use of torture to extract confessions.

Russian court extends detention for alleged American spy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 4:56am

A Moscow court on Friday extended the detention for the American arrested at the end of December for alleged spying.

Family of IS teen appeals to UK to help bring her child home

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 4:40am

The family of a U.K. teenager who ran away to join the Islamic State group begged the British government on Friday to help bring her newborn son to Britain.

Powerful 7.5-magnitude quake hits southern Ecuador

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 4:28am

A very powerful magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck southern Ecuador in the early hours of Friday close to the country's border with Peru, although no immediate reports of possible casualties or damage were available.

USGS: A 7.5 preliminary magnitude earthquake has hit the Ecuador-Peru border region near Montalvo, Ecuador

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 4:23am

USGS: A 7.5 preliminary magnitude earthquake has hit the Ecuador-Peru border region near Montalvo, Ecuador.

Swede gets 4.5 years for royal jewels heist

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 3:48am

A 22-year-old Swede was sentenced Friday to four and a half years in prison after he was convicted of stealing 17th-century Swedish royal treasures estimated to be worth 65 million kronor ($7 million) from a cathedral last year.