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Czechs boo prime minister 50 years after Soviet-led invasion

Karel Janicek, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 7:29pm

A ceremony to honor the victims of the 1968 Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia on Tuesday turned into a protest against Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis.

War-ravaged Bosnia struggles to cope with new migrants

Sabina Niksic, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 7:21pm

Not so long ago, people in Bosnia were sarcastically joking that their war-scarred country is in such a bad shape that not even the migrants fleeing violence and poverty in the Mideast and Africa were willing to pass through it.

At emotional Korean reunions, genuine talk often impossible

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 6:55pm

A mother wails as she embraces a son she hasn't seen since the 1950-53 Korean War. A woman weeps as she greets a grandfather she never got to know.

Strong quake rocks Venezuela but little damage reported

Fabiola Sanchez and Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 6:48pm

A powerful earthquake shook Venezuela's northeastern coast on Tuesday, forcing residents in the capital to evacuate buildings and interrupting a pro-government rally in support of controversial economic reforms.

US deports 95-year-old ex-Nazi guard to Germany

Michael R. Sisak, David Rising and Randy Herschaft, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 6:47pm

A 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard who lived quietly in New York City for decades was carried out of his home on a stretcher by federal agents and flown to Germany early Tuesday in what could prove to be the last U.S. deportation of a World War II-era war-crimes suspect.

US, UK, France vow to act against new Syria chemical attacks

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:16pm

The United States, Britain and France vowed on the fifth anniversary of a chemical weapons attack that they blame on the Syrian government to take action as they have in the past against any further attacks by President Bashar Assad's regime.

USGS: Magnitude 7.0 earthquake shakes Venezuela; buildings evacuated in Caracas

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 3:44pm

USGS: Magnitude 7.0 earthquake shakes Venezuela; buildings evacuated in Caracas.

Jury in Paul Manafort financial fraud trial says it's reached a verdict on 8 counts, but remains undecided on 10 others

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 2:28pm

Jury in Paul Manafort financial fraud trial says it's reached a verdict on 8 counts, but remains undecided on 10 others.

Romania leader says recent protest was attempted coup d'etat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 1:30pm

The chairman of Romania's ruling party has called a recent anti-corruption protest that left 450 people injured an attempted coup d'etat.

Annan family pays tribute to former UN Secretary-General

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 10:41am

Kofi Annan's family is hailing the "outpouring of love and support" it has received from around the world following the death of the former U.N. secretary-general over the weekend.

The Latest: German official: Holocaust justice 'obligation'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 10:31am

The Latest on the deportation of former Nazi death camp guard Jakiv Palij from the U.S. to Germany (all times local):

German police hunt Iranian suspected of stabbing dead woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 10:07am

Police in western Germany are hunting for a 44-year-old Iranian man suspected of stabbing a woman to death on a Duesseldorf street.

Pakistan's new PM proposes dialogue with India

Zarar Khan, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 8:34am

Pakistan's newly-elected prime minister on Tuesday offered to start a dialogue with India to resolve long-running disputes between the two nuclear-armed rivals, including over the Kashmir region.

Russia says Taliban plan to attend Afghan talks in Moscow

Vladimir Isachenkov and Kathy Gannon, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 8:29am

Russia said Tuesday that the Taliban have accepted an invitation for talks next month, in what promises to be one of the insurgent group's biggest diplomatic forays since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion.

London Fire Brigade: 'Hunky firefighter' cliches are sexist

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 8:23am

The London Fire Brigade wants the media to stop depicting firefighters as hunky sex objects.

German court rules in broadcaster Nazi camp spat with Poland

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 8:14am

A German court has ruled that public broadcaster ZDF can't be forced to post a specifically worded apology demanded by a Polish court for erroneously calling two World War II Nazi camps "Polish death camps."

Salvador denies asking Taiwan for money before China switch

Marcos Aleman, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 8:04am

Salvadoran authorities on Tuesday denied having asked Taiwan for money in exchange for maintaining diplomatic relations with the self-governing island, saying its decision to switch recognition to China was due to the enormous advantages of trading with the economic giant.

UK apologizes to deported, detained residents from Caribbean

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 7:41am

The British government apologized Tuesday to 18 long-term U.K. residents from the Caribbean who were deported or detained because they could not produce documents to prove their right to live in the country.

Swiss investigators: say vintage plane spiraled into Alps

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 7:25am

Swiss air accident investigators say a vintage propeller airplane spiraled downward before slamming near-vertically into a mountain earlier this month, in a crash that killed all 20 people on board.