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New Zealand prime minister announces immediate ban on all assault weapons, "military-style semi-automatic weapons"

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 8:14pm

New Zealand prime minister announces immediate ban on all assault weapons, "military-style semi-automatic weapons"

Nicaragua government says it will free all jailed protesters

Gabriela Selser, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 6:35pm

President Daniel Ortega's administration promised Wednesday to free within 90 days all demonstrators arrested in the year since protests erupted against the Nicaraguan government.

Puerto Rico lures tech developers as hurricane season looms

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 1:57pm

In the dark and isolating days after Hurricane Maria, people across Puerto Rico invented new ways to communicate: Elderly couples in need of food or water would raise a flag at their home. Neighbors created amateur security systems, banging on pots for a minute each night to mark the start of a curfew after which any human noise would be considered a call for help.

Bosnia divided over UN ruling on wartime leader Karadzic

Marko Drobnjakovic and Sabina Niksic, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 12:19pm

A U.N. court's decision Wednesday to uphold the genocide and war crimes convictions of ex-Bosnian Serb President Radovan Karadzic and sentence him to life behind bars was applauded by survivors of Bosnia's bloody '90s war — but blasted by the country's Serbs as biased.

The Latest: EU Parliament bloc suspends Hungary's Fidesz

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 12:13pm

The Latest on the dispute between the European Parliament's center-right EPP alliance and its Hungary's Fidesz party (all times local):

Report: Slain Mexican journalist's widow targeted by spyware

Maria Verza, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 12:06pm

The widow of a renowned Mexican journalist murdered two years ago was the target of an attempted spyware attack 10 days after his death, an internet watchdog group reported Wednesday.

Manfred Weber, leader of center-right EPP alliance in European Parliament, says Viktor Orban's Fidesz party suspended

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 11:53am

Manfred Weber, leader of center-right EPP alliance in European Parliament, says Viktor Orban's Fidesz party suspended .

Greek government safeguards majority with new election rule

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 11:43am

Lawmakers in Greece have approved a proposal to allow candidates in upcoming European elections to retain their seats in the national parliament — an amendment needed to preserve the government's razor-thin majority.

The Latest: Pompeo visit gives boost to Israel PM

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 10:29am

The Latest on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit to the Middle East (all times local):

EU chief conditions Brexit extension on UK Parliament backing government's Brexit deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 10:13am

EU chief conditions Brexit extension on UK Parliament backing government's Brexit deal.

Algeria tensions: Governing party chief backs protesters

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 9:27am

The acting head of Algeria's governing party says it is throwing its support behind protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Lawyer: Ex-Bosnian Serb leader feels "moral responsibility" but not "individual criminal responsibility" for war crimes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 8:54am

Lawyer: Ex-Bosnian Serb leader feels "moral responsibility" but not "individual criminal responsibility" for war crimes.

France to deploy troops to maintain security during protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 8:43am

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that soldiers will be deployed across the country to help maintain security during yellow vest protests planned this weekend.

Albania president: Ready to resign to solve political crisis

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 8:05am

The Albanian president said Wednesday he would be ready to resign from his post — or even to kill himself — if it would help resolve his country's political crisis.

UN appeals court increases Radovan Karadzic's sentence to life imprisonment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 8:02am

UN appeals court increases Radovan Karadzic's sentence to life imprisonment .

UN appeals court upholds Radovan Karadzic's convictions for genocide in Srebrenica, war crimes, crimes against humanity

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 8:01am

UN appeals court upholds Radovan Karadzic's convictions for genocide in Srebrenica, war crimes, crimes against humanity.

The Latest: Views of Bosnia war crimes case vary within govt

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 7:14am

The Latest on a U.N. court's decision on the conviction and sentencing of ex-Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic (all times local):

UN envoy urges Libya rivals to unite at April conference

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 6:37am

The U.N. envoy for Libya on Wednesday urged rival factions to seize the "crucial opportunity" of a National Conference next month to unite the country and chart a roadmap to peace after years of division and chaos.

AP Interview: Thai PM hopeful wants constitutional changes

Preeyapa T. Khunsong and Tassanee Vejpongsa, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 5:47am

The leader of Thailand's oldest political party said if he becomes prime minister after Sunday's elections, he will make forceful but careful efforts to undo undemocratic provisions in the constitution imposed by the military government that seized power in 2014.