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Uruguay lawmakers Ok entry of US planes, soldiers for summit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 7:19pm

Uruguayan lawmakers approved legislation Wednesday allowing eight U.S. aircraft and up to 400 American military personnel and civilians into the South American country to provide security for a Group of 20 summit of world leaders in neighboring Argentina.

Mexico president-elect will continue to lean on military

Christopher Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 7:04pm

President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Wednesday he will continue to rely heavily on the military for internal security and appeared to dismiss aspirations of Mexico someday having effective civilian police forces.

Migrant caravan groups arrive by hundreds at US border

Elliot Spagat and Maria Verza, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 6:28pm

Migrants in a caravan of Central Americans arrived in Tijuana by the hundreds Wednesday, getting their first glimpse of the robust U.S. military presence that awaits them after President Donald Trump ordered thousands of troops to the border.

Red Cross says conditions not right for Rohingyas to return

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 4:18pm

The International Committee of the Red Cross says conditions are not right for Rohingya Muslim refugees to return safely to Myanmar from Bangladesh, where over 700,000 have sought refuge since August 2017 following a military crackdown.

Yupik the polar bear dies after 25 years in warm Mexican zoo

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 3:49pm

Yupik the polar bear died after spending more than 25 years in a barren enclosure at a warm Mexican zoo, and activists said Wednesday the zoo had resisted efforts to transfer her to a more suitable climate.

Pro-Trump diplomat to become Brazil's foreign minister

Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 1:18pm

President-elect Jair Bolsonaro announced Wednesday that he is naming an admirer of U.S. President Donald Trump to be Brazil's foreign minister in the new administration.

French police end investigation into Interpol disappearance

John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 9:37am

French authorities say they have closed an investigation into the disappearance and subsequent detention in China of the former president of Interpol, and found no evidence to support his wife's claim that she got a threatening call in Chinese after he was picked up.

German prosecutors seek to lift immunity of far-right leader

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 9:23am

German prosecutors said Wednesday they are seeking to lift the parliamentary immunity of a prominent far-right politician as part of a probe into potentially illegal campaign donations.

Ugandan police say 10 students killed in arson attack

Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 9:03am

Ugandan police say 10 students have been killed in an alleged arson attack targeting a school dormitory in central Uganda.

Man tries self-immolation with wine, held for weapon images

John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 8:54am

A man who doused himself with wine and tried to self-immolate on a train and waved a phone showing images of armed combatants is being held by French police on a potential terrorism charge.

Macedonia ex-leader requests asylum in Hungary

Konstantin Testorides and Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 8:51am

Former Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, who fled his country to avoid a two-year prison term for corruption, has requested asylum in Hungary, the Hungarian government said Wednesday.

UN lifts sanctions on Eritrea, keeps arms embargo on Somalia

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 8:43am

The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Wednesday to lift sanctions against Eritrea following its thaw in relations with Ethiopia and other neighboring countries — but it kept an arms embargo on Somalia and a ban on trade in charcoal, a key source of funds for al-Shabab militants.

The Latest: Hungary opposition wants Gruevski extradition

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 8:21am

The Latest on the former prime minister who fled Macedonia (all times local):

Hungary says former Macedonian prime minister who fled to avoid prison sentence has requested political asylum

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 8:09am

Hungary says former Macedonian prime minister who fled to avoid prison sentence has requested political asylum.

Madagascar heading toward runoff poll in presidential race

Laetitia Bezain, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 7:31am

A runoff presidential election in December is likely in Madagascar where two former presidents are in a tight race, according to results announced Wednesday from 70 percent of polling stations.

Cameroon military says 30 separatists killed in fighting

Edwin Kindzeka Moki, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 7:22am

Cameroon's military has killed at least 30 separatists in two days of intense fighting in the turbulent English-speaking North West region, a military spokesman said Wednesday.

French president requests respect following Trump's tweets

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 6:31am

French President Emmanuel Macron said France and the United States must respect each other, in a response to a flurry of critical tweets by Donald Trump.

Romania probes terror motive for rampage that injured 10

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 6:07am

Romanian prosecutors are considering terror charges for a 20-year-old man who allegedly injured 10 people with a knife and car, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Dozens of migrants refuse to leave container ship in Libya

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 5:15am

Dozens of migrants have barricaded themselves in a container ship in the Libyan port city of Misrata and refuse to disembark, saying Libya is too dangerous for them.