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Germany introduces bill to criminalize 'upskirting' photos

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 3:51am

Germany's Cabinet has approved legislation that will criminalize "upskirting" photos and taking unauthorized pictures of people killed in accidents.

Spain says ex-Venezuelan spy chief wanted by US is missing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 3:50am

Spanish police say they have been unable to locate a Venezuelan former spymaster wanted by the United States for extradition on charges of drug trafficking.

2 men arrested in Denmark following churchyard vandalism

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 3:08am

Police say two men, aged 27 and 38, have been arrested on suspicion of "gross vandalism" of gravestones in the Jewish section of a churchyard in northwestern Denmark.

Gambia truth hearings grip nation as past atrocities emerge

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 2:17am

For more than two decades people in Gambia knew life was deeply troubled under dictator Yahya Jammeh, who fled into exile nearly three years ago after a surprise election loss.

German parliament committee ousts far-right chairman

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 2:13am

The German parliament's legal affairs committee on Wednesday ousted its chairman, a member of the far-right Alternative for Germany, amid anger over a string of provocative comments.

Hundreds of motorists blocked by Catalan separatists

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 2:11am

Hundreds of car and truck drivers are stuck in a large traffic jam in northeastern Spain caused by Catalan separatists blocking a major highway near the city of Girona.

Ex-Tory minister advises public to vote against party

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 1:55am

A former Conservative Party Cabinet minister says giving the party a majority in next month's election would be "disastrous" because it would allow Prime Minister Boris Johnson to take the U.K. out of the European Union without a deal.

Turkey says it captured 'important' IS figure in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 1:33am

The Turkish interior minister says Turkey has captured an "important" figure within the Islamic State group in Syria.

South Korean court begins trial over Japan's sexual slavery

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 1:32am

A Seoul court has begun hearing a long-awaited civil case filed against the Japanese government by South Korean women who were forced to work in Japan's World War II military brothels.

New Zealand lawmakers pass euthanasia bill, referendum next

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 1:27am

New Zealand lawmakers have voted in favor of a bill to legalize euthanasia, a watershed moment that ended a contentious two-year debate.

The Latest: UN mediator in Cairo over Israel-Gaza escalation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 1:17am

The Latest on the new escalation between Israel and Gaza (all times local):

Turkey re-arrests journalist a week after his release

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 12:45am

Turkish authorities have re-arrested a journalist a week after he was released from prison, where he was serving a 10-year sentence for terror convictions.

The Latest: Taiwan calls on Hong Kong to cease 'repression'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 12:24am

The Latest on the Hong Kong protests (all times local):

Neglected heartland seen as key to Brexit-dominated election

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 12:13am

In Hartlepool, a tough, proud English port town whipped by bitter North Sea winds, people have long felt ignored by politicians in far-off London. But not anymore.

Israel vows to keep hitting militants as 18 killed in Gaza

Fares Akram and Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 12:04am

Israeli airstrikes killed more Islamic Jihad militants in Gaza on Wednesday as rocket fire toward Israel resumed after a brief overnight lull, raising the death toll in the strip to 16 Palestinians in the heaviest round of fighting in months.

Air pollution in Afghan capital is deadlier than war

Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 11:05pm

Afghanistan's authorities are trying to tackle pollution in the country's capital, which may be even deadlier than the 18-year-old war.

Sri Lankan journalists fear situation may worsen after polls

Bharatha Mallawarachi, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 10:40pm

Forced to flee their country a decade ago to escape allegedly state-sponsored killer squads, Sri Lankan journalists living in exile doubt they'll be able to return home soon or see justice served to their tormentors — whose alleged ringleader could come to power in this weekend's presidential election.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 5:40 a.m. EST

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 10:40pm

TV cameras are in place in a House office building just south of the U.S. Capitol as impeachment hearings for President Donald Trump make their public debut. Until Wednesday morning's session of the House intelligence committee, witnesses have appeared behind closed doors. Democrats are calling two witnesses on Wednesday, another Friday, and eight more next week. All are providing evidence about Trump's efforts to tie U.S. aid to Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents.

Uncertainty in Bolivia as senator claims interim presidency

Luis Andres Henao and Carlos Valdez, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 10:03pm

Bolivians have new uncertainty to grapple with now that opposition Sen. Jeanine Añez declared herself interim president of the crisis-torn Andean country just hours after Evo Morales flew off to self-exile in Mexico.