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5 EU nations reach temporary deal on rescued migrants

Stephen Calleja and Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 11:23am

Five European Union nations agreed on Monday to a temporary arrangement for disembarkation and relocation of migrants rescued in the central Mediterranean from human traffickers' unseaworthy boats, with officials pushing for a wider deal involving more EU countries.

Puerto Rico to close schools as TS Karen threatens flooding

DÁnica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 11:05am

Puerto Rico's governor announced Monday that she was canceling classes and closing public agencies as Tropical Storm Karen approaches the U.S. territory and threatens to unleash heavy flooding in the island's eastern region.

Trump says meeting with Kim Jong Un 'could happen soon'

Foster Klug, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 10:38am

U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday that a fourth summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "could happen soon" amid stalled nuclear diplomacy.

Colombia ex-rebels testify on kidnappings at peace tribunal

Christine Armario and CÉsar GarcÍa, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 10:06am

Former combatants for Colombia's once-largest rebel army asked for forgiveness Monday as they acknowledged kidnappings during the nation's long civil conflict at a special tribunal created by the peace process.

UN chief urges action to make Earth carbon neutral by 2050

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 8:53am

Leader after leader told the United Nations on Monday that they will do more to prevent a warming world from reaching even more dangerous levels. But as they made their pledges at the Climate Action Summit, they conceded it was not enough.

The Latest: 20 killed in protests in Indonesia's Papua

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 8:09am

The Latest on violent protests in Indonesia's Papua province (all times local):

20 killed in protests in Indonesia's Papua province triggered by rumors that a teacher insulted an indigenous student

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 8:04am

20 killed in protests in Indonesia's Papua province triggered by rumors that a teacher insulted an indigenous student.

UK's Labour Party backs leader; to stay neutral on Brexit

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 7:59am

Britain's opposition Labour Party voted Monday in support of leader Jeremy Corbyn's bid to remain neutral on the question of whether Britain should proceed with plans to leave the European Union or change course.

Top Algerian figures go on military trial for alleged plot

Aomar Ouali, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 7:13am

An Algerian military tribunal on Monday opened an unprecedented trial of a brother of former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and two ex-intelligence chiefs, over an alleged plot against the state.

China rejects US secretary of state's criticism on Xinjiang

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 7:02am

China's government on Monday denounced U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for saying that Beijing is trying to erase Muslim culture in its northwest.

Convicted Nazi who escaped justice dies in Germany at 96

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 6:44am

Karl Muenter, a former SS soldier who was convicted in France of a wartime massacre but who never served any time for his crimes, has died in northwestern Germany. He was 96.

UK Supreme Court to give its verdict Tuesday on the legality of the prime minister's suspension of Parliament

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 6:28am

UK Supreme Court to give its verdict Tuesday on the legality of the prime minister's suspension of Parliament.

The Latest: Anti-Taliban raid kills at least 40 civilians

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 6:27am

The Latest on a deadly raid and airstrike in southern Afghanistan (all times local):

Afghan official says anti-Taliban raid kills at least 40 civilians at wedding in southern Helmand province.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 6:13am

Afghan official says anti-Taliban raid kills at least 40 civilians at wedding in southern Helmand province.

Egypt: Lawyers say police arrested hundreds over protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 5:45am

Egyptian security forces rounded up hundreds of people following small but rare anti-government protests, rights lawyers said Monday, as authorities moved to take harsh preventive measures against more unrest.

German govt defends separate ministerial flights to US

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 5:33am

The German government is defending a decision to have Chancellor Angela Merkel and her defense minister fly to the United States almost simultaneously on separate government planes, two days after Merkel's coalition presented a policy package aiming to combat climate change.

AP PHOTOS: The inimitable Paris bistrot

Thibault Camus, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 5:00am

Stepping into the Petit Fer a Cheval bistrot is like traveling back in time.

Poland's chief auditor slammed over alleged shady contacts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 4:46am

Poland's opposition on Monday called for the dismissal of the nation's chief auditor following allegations that he let his house to a business which rented rooms by the hour and didn't issue receipts.

India says Pakistan has reactivated militant camps

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 4:38am

India's army chief said Monday that Pakistan has reactivated militant camps in Pakistan-held Kashmir and about 500 militants are waiting to infiltrate into India.