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Romania: Party colleagues want leader out over graft trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 5:11am

Three senior members of Romania's ruling Social Democratic Party have urged the party's powerful chairman to resign, saying he's a liability due to a conviction for abuse of power.

Woman dies after storm blows caravan off cliff in Ireland

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 4:49am

A woman has died after a caravan she was sleeping in was blown off a cliff as the British Isles are battered by a heavy storm.

Pakistan court suspends prison sentence, frees ex-PM Sharif

Zarar Khan, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 4:40am

A Pakistani court suspended the prison sentences of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law on Wednesday and set them free on bail pending their appeal hearings.

Pakistan high court suspends prison sentences for ex-PM Sharif, his family, sets them free pending appeal hearings

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 4:19am

Pakistan high court suspends prison sentences for ex-PM Sharif, his family, sets them free pending appeal hearings.

Koreas' leaders agree on military, nuclear steps

Kim Tong-Hyung and Tong-Hin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 4:09am

After holding consecutive summits with soaring but empty rhetoric, the two Korean leaders on their third try finally produced some substance.

Kim agrees to dismantle main nuke site if US takes steps too

Eric Talmadge and Foster Klug, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 4:03am

The leaders of North and South Korea announced a wide range of agreements Wednesday which they said were a major step toward peace on the Korean Peninsula. But the premier pledge on denuclearization contained a big condition, with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stating he'd permanently dismantle his main nuclear complex only if the United States takes unspecified corresponding measures. 

Germany, EU call on Albania to continue reform progress

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:59am

Germany's foreign minister on Wednesday called on Albania to work hard on its reforms so as to convince all European Union members to launch membership negotiations next year.

Russian election officials cast doubt on gubernatorial vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:54am

Election officials have moved closer to canceling the results of Sunday's gubernatorial elections in Russia's Far East, bending to the pressure of accusations of blatant vote rigging.

Malaysia anti-graft agency arrests former leader Najib Razak

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:41am

Malaysia's anti-graft agency said former Prime Minister Najib Razak was arrested on Wednesday and will face further charges of abuse of power over the multimillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund.

UN agency warns time running out to prevent Yemen famine

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:39am

The U.N. food agency said Wednesday time was running out for aid groups working in Yemen to prevent a "devastating" famine in the war-torn country.

Malaysia's anti-graft agency says it has arrested former leader Najib Razak and he will face further charges in court

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:30am

Malaysia's anti-graft agency says it has arrested former leader Najib Razak and he will face further charges in court.

Turkey arrests 24 airport workers after protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:24am

A construction workers union says 24 of its members have been detained in the aftermath of protests denouncing poor working conditions at Istanbul's new airport.

China reaches out to US over demand for media registration

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:15am

China has reached out to the U.S. over reports that the Department of Justice has ordered two top Chinese state-run news outlets to register as foreign agents, a spokesman said Wednesday, adding that Beijing opposed "politicizing" the role of the media.

Report: South Sudan troops raped, killed while peace pursued

Sam Mednick, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 2:58am

With "staggering brutality," South Sudan government soldiers and allied militia targeted civilians by raping them, burning them alive, running them over with armored vehicles and hanging them in trees even as the government pursued a new peace deal to end a civil war, a new Amnesty International report says.

Ethiopia's stunning reforms now challenged by deadly unrest

Elias Meseret, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 2:53am

Ethiopia's stunning political reforms are now threatened by long-standing ethnic tensions that have roared back to life since a young prime minister took power just five months ago and promised greater freedoms.

UK's May seeks more compromise from EU ahead of meeting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 2:28am

British Prime Minister Theresa May urged EU leaders to compromise and back her Brexit blueprint Wednesday, ahead of a key meeting of the bloc's leaders in Salzburg, Austria.

Rape trial starts of man at center of Nobel scandal

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 1:50am

The man at the center of a sex-abuse and financial crimes scandal that is tarnishing the academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature went on trial in Sweden Wednesday.

Ex-aide is star witness of panel probing French crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 12:55am

A former security aide of French President Emmanuel Macron who triggered a political crisis after being videotaped beating a protester is grudgingly appearing before a Senate inquiry commission whose members he insulted as "little people" for whom he has no respect.

Indian police arrest nurse after woman's death in abortion

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 12:34am

Indian police have arrested a nurse for trying to perform an abortion on a 28-year-old woman who died at her home in southern India, an official said Wednesday.