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Moldovan court suspends president in political standoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 6:19am

Moldova's Constitutional Court has temporarily stripped the country's pro-Moscow president of his duties for refusing to endorse new ministers in a political standoff.

UK opens long-awaited inquiry into tainted blood scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 6:04am

A long-awaited inquiry has opened in Britain into how contaminated blood was used to treat thousands of people in the 1970s and '80s, killing at least 2,400.

Thai military gov't head interested in staying in politics

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 5:49am

The head of Thailand's military government has declared he is "interested" in participating in politics, in a new indication he may seek to remain in office after elections scheduled for early next year.

German convicted on war crime charge over IS stint in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 5:46am

A German man has been convicted of being an accessory to a war crime for filming the abuse of a captive while he was with the Islamic State group in Syria.

5 suspected rebels, India soldier killed in Kashmir fighting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 5:32am

Five suspected militants and a soldier were killed in two days of fighting near the highly militarized de facto frontier that divides the disputed region of Kashmir between India and Pakistan, India's army said Monday.

Man at center of Nobel sex scandal remanded pending verdict

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 5:15am

The man at the center of a sex abuse and financial crimes scandal that is tarnishing the academy awarding the Nobel Literature Prize was remanded in custody Monday, pending the verdict in his trial.

EU takes Poland to its top court over judicial reform

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 4:32am

The European Union said Monday it has decided to take Poland to the bloc's top court over the overhaul of the country's judicial system and also ask the European Court of Justice to suspend a recent law on Supreme Court judges.

George Soros foundation sues Hungary on laws targeting NGOs

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 4:23am

An international philanthropic organization founded by billionaire George Soros said Monday it has filed applications before the European Court of Human Rights and Hungary's Constitutional Court to challenge recent laws in Hungary targeting civic groups working with refugees and asylum-seekers.

Russia to send newer, S-300 missile defense systems to Syria

Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 3:39am

Russia announced Monday it will supply Syria's government with more modern, S-300 missile defense systems after last week's downing of a Russian plane by Syria, a friendly fire incident that sent regional tensions over the war-torn country soaring.

Russian news agencies quote Defense Minister as saying that Russia will send modern missile defense systems to Syria.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 3:29am

Russian news agencies quote Defense Minister as saying that Russia will send modern missile defense systems to Syria.

Indonesian teenager rescued after drifting 7 weeks at sea

Ali Kotarumalos, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 3:29am

An Indonesian teenager who survived 49 days adrift at sea after the wooden fish trap he was employed to mind slipped its moorings says he ran out of food within a week and survived on fish and seawater he strained through his clothing.

Man arrested with small Taser at Buckingham Palace set free

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 2:32am

British police have released a man who was detained by security staff at Buckingham Palace on suspicion of carrying a Taser.

Truck collides with school bus in Poland, killing 2 people

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 1:54am

Polish media are reporting that a truck has collided head-on with a school bus, killing the driver and one of the children's caretakers and injuring several others on board.

Maldives' president concedes opposition won Sunday's election and says on state TV, "I know I have to step down now."

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 1:53am

Maldives' president concedes opposition won Sunday's election and says on state TV, "I know I have to step down now."

Russian national held in Norway after European conference

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 1:10am

A 51-year-old Russian national has been arrested in Norway on suspicion of spying during a conference on strengthening cooperation between Europe's parliamentary administrations.

3 Saudi human rights activists awarded "Alternative Nobel"

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 1:02am

The Right Livelihood Award — known as the "Alternative Nobel" — was awarded Monday to three jailed Saudi human rights defenders and two Latin American anti-corruption crusaders.

French boat rescues injured Indian sailor from yacht

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 12:45am

A French ship on Monday rescued an Indian sailor who was injured in the remote southern Indian Ocean during a round-the-world solo yacht race, Indian officials said.

Iran holds funerals for victims of terror attack in Ahvaz

Mohsen Ganji and Nasser Karimi, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 12:29am

In a collective outpouring of grief, Iranians held funerals Monday for the victims of the weekend terror attack on a military parade in the southwestern city of Ahvaz that killed 25 people, the deadliest attack in the country in nearly a decade.

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny detained again

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

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was released from jail on Monday at the end of a 30-day sentence for staging an unsanctioned protest — and then immediately detained again.