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Romanian justice minister resigns after losing party support

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 10:37am

Romania's justice minister says he is resigning after losing the support of the governing Social Democratic Party.

Police official: Investigators think an electrical short-circuit most likely caused Notre Dame Cathedral fire.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 10:12am

Police official: Investigators think an electrical short-circuit most likely caused Notre Dame Cathedral fire.

Widows, ace guide to climb Everest to honor Sherpas

Binaj Gurubacharya, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 10:09am

Five years after one of the deadliest disasters on Mount Everest, three people from Nepal's ethnic Sherpa community are preparing an ascent to raise awareness about the Nepalese mountain guides who make it possible for hundreds of foreign climbers to scale the mountain and survive.

Human rights groups highlight rise in Greek minority attacks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 10:08am

A report by human rights groups says the number of violent attacks on minorities in Greece increased in 2018, and the authors are expressing concern that divisive campaign rhetoric ahead of European and national elections this year could lead to a further rise.

Ethiopia crash victims' relatives mark 40 days of mourning

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 10:07am

Dozens of relatives of the 157 people who died in the Ethiopian Airlines crash have gathered to end 40 days of mourning according to Ethiopian Orthodox tradition.

Senior government official says Afghan talks in jeopardy

Amir Shah, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 10:06am

A senior government official says Afghan-to-Afghan peace talks are in jeopardy.

Uganda's top court upholds age law benefiting longtime ruler

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 9:48am

Uganda's top court has upheld a law that removed an age limit for the presidency and cleared the way for President Yoweri Museveni to extend his long rule.

London climate-change protesters to disrupt Heathrow Airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 8:44am

Environmental protesters who have blocked London roads and bridges for more than three days said Thursday they plan to take their civil disobedience campaign to Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport, at the start of the Easter holiday weekend.

Assange friend jailed by Ecuador says case will collapse

Gonzalo Solano and Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 8:39am

A Swedish programmer friendly with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he's confident the allegations that have him jailed in Ecuador lack substance and "will collapse."

Ukraine election: The president vs. guy who plays one on TV

Yuras Karmanau, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 8:35am

Ukraine's presidential runoff Sunday is a battle between a billionaire tycoon who rode anti-Russian protests to the nation's top office five years ago and a comedian who plays a president in a TV sitcom. Improbably, the actor appears poised to win.

Ex-SS guard charged with 5,230 counts of accessory to murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 8:28am

A former Nazi guard has been charged with 5,230 counts of accessory to murder at the Stutthof concentration camp during the final months of World War II, German prosecutors said Thursday.

Egypt opposition urges "No" vote to extend president's term

Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 8:27am

A coalition of opposition political parties Thursday called on Egyptian voters to reject proposed constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030.

Animal charity and Albania lock swords over 3 lions

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 8:02am

An international animal welfare charity was locked in a spat Thursday with the Albanian government over three lions destined for a sanctuary in the Netherlands.

German teen on trial for killing boy over refused advances

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

A German teenager has gone on trial for the fatal strangling of another boy who allegedly refused his advances.

Tensions flare with Italy's ruling coalition over corruption

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 7:08am

Italy's deputy transport minister has been placed under investigation in a corruption probe, becoming the latest political pawn in Italy's uneasy ruling coalition between the right-wing, anti-migrant League party and the populist 5-Star Movement.

Greece: Acropolis reopens after severe weather warning

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 6:59am

Authorities in Greece have reopened the ancient Acropolis to visitors after a temporary weather-related closure the day after a lightning strike injured four people.

Leaders of Russia, Estonia sit down for talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 6:33am

The presidents of Russia and Estonia have sat down for talks at the Kremlin for the first time in nearly a decade.

Thailand busts 'seasteading' effort by American

Grant Peck, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 6:07am

Thai authorities have raided a floating home in the Andaman Sea belonging to an American man and his Thai partner who sought to be pioneers in the "seasteading" movement, which promotes living in international waters to be free of any nation's laws.

Portuguese foreign ministry confirms the 29 people killed in tour bus crash in Madeira were German

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 5:56am

Portuguese foreign ministry confirms the 29 people killed in tour bus crash in Madeira were German .