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EU gets ready to take on fake news

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:02am

The European Union's executive wants online giants like Facebook, Twitter and Google to sign on to a special code of conduct to weed out fake news, which it says has become an increasingly invasive issue during elections.

Cambodia wants Thailand to hand over opposition figure

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:00am

A spokesman for the Cambodian government says it intends to seek the extradition from Thailand of the head of a shadowy anti-government organization who was convicted in absentia on terrorism charges in 2013.

Prosecutor demand life in Stockholm truck attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:00am

A Swedish prosecutor on Thursday demanded life in jail for an Uzbek man who has confessed to ramming a stolen truck into a crowd in Stockholm last year, killing five people and injuring 14 others.

Bahrain king commutes 4 death sentences to life in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:59am

Bahrain's king has commuted four death sentences handed down by a military tribunal in the island kingdom, which included three civilians and one soldier.

10 aid workers go missing in war-torn South Sudan, UN says

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:58am

The United Nations says 10 aid workers are missing in civil war-torn South Sudan just days after another group of humanitarians was abducted by gunmen.

Alfie Evans' parents to meet doctors in bid to take him home

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:51am

The father of terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans said Thursday that he plans to meet doctors to discuss taking his son home from a British hospital.

Death toll from fire at Indonesian oil well rises to 21

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:47am

The death toll from a fire at an unregulated oil well in Indonesia's Aceh province rose to 21 on Thursday following the deaths of three more victims, officials said.

British-Iranian professor held by Iran's Revolutionary Guard

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:37am

A British-Iranian university professor who actively campaigns against military action targeting his homeland has been detained in Iran by the country's hard-line Revolutionary Guard, a semi-official Iranian news agency reported Thursday, becoming the latest dual national held there since the 2015 nuclear deal.

Armenian parliament calls for PM vote for next week

Yuras Karmanau and Avet Demourian, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:21am

The Armenian parliament on Thursday called for an extraordinary session next week to vote for a new prime minister after the country was plunged into a political crisis with the abrupt resignation of its leader.

Pakistani court rules to remove FM for hiding assets

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:17am

A Pakistani court has disqualified the country's foreign minister from holding office after a petition from a rival politician sought his removal for concealing assets abroad.

Germany arrests suspected fighter for Afghan Taliban

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:15am

German authorities say they have arrested a German-Polish dual citizen accused of fighting for the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Migrants to Europe: a 30-minute jet ski ride for 4,000 euros

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:12am

Spanish authorities say they have broken up a Moroccan gang that used powerful jet skis to smuggle migrants across the Strait of Gibraltar in trips that took half an hour and cost 4,000 euros ($4,870).

Kim Jong Un will walk across border for summit with Moon

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:59am

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon-Jae-in will plant a commemorative tree and inspect an honor guard together after Kim walks across the border Friday for their historic summit, Seoul officials said Thursday.

The Latest: Armenian parliament to vote for new leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:37am

The Latest on political developments in Armenia after the country's leader stepped down Monday (all times local):

Armenian parliament says it will vote for a new prime minister on May 1.

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:20am

Armenian parliament says it will vote for a new prime minister on May 1.

China's Air Force holds training flights around rival Taiwan

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:19am

China's Air Force conducted training flights Thursday around the self-governing island of Taiwan that it said mark an "historical shift" in its combat ability.

Ethiopia raises cry for Britain to return 'looted' artifacts

Elias Meseret, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:11am

The hair of a long-dead emperor and an intricate golden crown are among the artifacts Ethiopia's government is demanding to be returned from British government institutions and private collections, as more countries seek to reclaim heritage they say was taken decades, even centuries, ago.

Mission accomplished? Macron shines in US, troubled at home

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:07am

France's Emmanuel Macron left Washington looking like a superstar — whether or not he changed President Donald Trump's mind on staying in Syria, how to contain Iran or anything at all.

Pakistan says Indian fire kills 2 villagers in Kashmir

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:01am

Pakistan's Foreign Ministry says Indian troops have fired across the frontier between the two countries in the disputed Kashmir region, killing two civilians and wounding two others.