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UN envoy: Warring parties in South Sudan must silence guns

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 2:57pm

The U.N. envoy for South Sudan says the first step by the country's warring parties to demonstrate their backing for what they say is their final peace agreement is to silence their guns immediately and everywhere — which hasn't happened.

Venezuela's Maduro may skip UN meeting over security fears

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 2:27pm

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday he may have to suspend a planned trip to the United Nations next week because of concerns his opponents would try to kill him if he travels abroad.

5 die in bus collision in Russia; 20 injured

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 2:00pm

Russian emergency officials say that at least five people have died in a bus collision in southwestern Russia.

Israel says police kill Palestinian attacker in Jerusalem

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 12:51pm

Israeli police say officers have shot and killed a Palestinian who attacked a Jewish worshipper in Jerusalem and then charged at them.

UK: Couple's illness in poisoned-spy city is not suspicious

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 12:34pm

Police say the case of a couple who fell sick at a restaurant near where a Russian ex-spy and his daughter were poisoned with a nerve agent is not suspicious.

EU official sees new justice independence threat in Poland

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:35am

A top European Union official says Poland's government appears to have taken new steps recently that could undermine the independence of its judiciary and shows no sign of backing down.

Nigerian president condemns Boko Haram killing of aid worker

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:35am

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is strongly condemning Boko Haram's killing of a Red Cross aid worker and vows his government will do everything possible to ensure the safe return of all held by the extremist group.

Palestinians say 2 killed by Israeli fire along Gaza border

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:29am

Gaza's Health Ministry says two Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire at a protest near a crossing point between the enclave and Israel.

World court opens preliminary probe into Rohingya expulsions

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:18am

The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor announced Tuesday that she is launching a preliminary investigation into deportations of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar into Bangladesh.

International Criminal Court prosecutor launches preliminary investigation into Rohingya deportations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:06am

International Criminal Court prosecutor launches preliminary investigation into Rohingya deportations.

Greek conservative opposition boycotts state TV, citing bias

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:38am

Greece's main opposition conservative party says it has instructed its lawmakers and senior officials not to appear on state-run TV news programs, accusing the broadcaster of pro-government bias.

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

Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:29am

Egypt's crackdown on freedom of expression under the rule of general-turned-president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has reached "alarming" and "unprecedented" levels, Amnesty International said Tuesday, calling for the unconditional release of Egyptians jailed for peacefully expressing their views.

The Latest: Irani UN ambassador says Idlib deal 'right step'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:11am

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Mass games planned for Korea summit, nuke progress unclear

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

South Korean President Moon Jae-in began his second day of talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday, with the leaders planning to release a joint statement that many are hoping will keep alive tentative nuclear diplomacy between Pyongyang and Washington. The North also will likely stage for Moon a huge mass games spectacle to show off its national pride.

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.