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German domestic intelligence chief loses job after spat with Chancellor Angela Merkel over anti-migrant violence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:00am

German domestic intelligence chief loses job after spat with Chancellor Angela Merkel over anti-migrant violence.

Mexico fires morgue director in corpse scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 9:23am

The governor of the western Mexico state of Jalisco has fired the director of the state morgue after a refrigerated truck carrying 157 unidentified bodies drew complaints from neighbors over the smell.

Amnesty calls Egypt an 'open-air prison' for critics

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:29am

Amnesty International says Egypt's crackdown on freedom of expression has reached "alarming" levels, calling for the unconditional release of Egyptians jailed for peacefully expressing their views.

Korean leaders meet in Pyongyang for potentially tough talks

Eric Talmadge and Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:03am

South Korean President Moon Jae-in began his third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday with possibly his hardest mission to date — brokering some kind of compromise to keep North Korea's talks with Washington from imploding and pushing ahead with his own plans to expand economic cooperation and bring a stable peace to the Korean Peninsula.

Israel says deputy ambassador in Moscow was summoned to Russian Foreign Ministry after aircraft shot down over Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:03am

Israel says deputy ambassador in Moscow was summoned to Russian Foreign Ministry after aircraft shot down over Syria.

China announces tariff hike on $60B of U.S. products in response to Trump duty increase in technology dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 7:23am

China announces tariff hike on $60B of U.S. products in response to Trump duty increase in technology dispute.

Russian President Vladimir Putin vows to boost security for Russian troops in Syria in the aftermath of plane crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 7:15am

Russian President Vladimir Putin vows to boost security for Russian troops in Syria in the aftermath of plane crash.

Iraqi held over fatal stabbing released from German jail

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 6:58am

German news agency dpa reports that a court in the eastern city of Chemnitz has ordered the release of an Iraqi man detained over the fatal stabbing of a 35-year-old German last month that sparked violent protests.

EU official: Cyprus could receive new EU border police

Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 6:57am

The European Union's new, upgraded border police could in the future be dispatched to Cyprus to help stem the flow of migrants that are putting a strain on the tiny east Mediterranean island, the bloc's top migration official said Tuesday.

Opposition says it is better off after Syria deal in Idlib

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 6:53am

Syria's opposition says it is better off in the wake of a Turkey-Russia deal on a demilitarized zone around Idlib province compared to periods following the defeat of rebels in other parts of the country.

Top German spy loses job after clashing with Merkel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 6:43am

The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency is being replaced after clashing with Chancellor Angela Merkel over anti-migrant violence in the country.

Burkina Faso arrests 30 over illegal female circumcisions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 6:29am

Burkina Faso authorities have jailed more than 30 adults after they carried out botched female genital mutilation on nearly 60 infants and girls who have been hospitalized.

Sri Lanka activists urge fair trial of student in Australia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 6:29am

Family members, human rights activists and civic groups have gathered in Colombo to demand a speedy and fair investigation of a Sri Lankan student detained in Australia on suspicion of terrorism.

Striking images captured on 1st day of Korean summit talks

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 5:59am

The broadly smiling North and South Korean leaders embrace each other as cheering Pyongyang residents wave fake flowers. The two inspect goose-stepping soldiers and ride together in a convertible Mercedes limousine for a parade. The leaders praise one another for taking the initiative to open a new era of inter-Korean detente.

Niger says Italian priest is kidnapped in southwest region

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 5:58am

Niger's government says an Italian priest has been kidnapped in the nation's southwest near its border with Burkina Faso.

Zimbabwe's opposition walks out during president's speech

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 5:50am

Zimbabwe's opposition has walked out of parliament during President Emmerson Mnangagwa's state of the nation address as politics remain tense after a disputed election.

Israel expresses sorrow for deaths of Russian aircrew downed by Syrian anti-aircraft fire, also blames Hezbollah, Iran

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 5:49am

Israel expresses sorrow for deaths of Russian aircrew downed by Syrian anti-aircraft fire, also blames Hezbollah, Iran.

Amnesty: 'Horrific' violence in Cameroon Anglophone regions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 5:33am

Citing a graphic video of a beheaded security officer, Amnesty International notes a "horrific escalation of violence" in Cameroon's English-speaking areas ahead of next month's presidential election.

South African court says marijuana use in private is legal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 4:28am

South Africa's top court says adults can use marijuana in private.