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Syrian opposition activists say twin bomb blasts in northwestern city of Idlib have killed at least 10 people

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 6:25am

Syrian opposition activists say twin bomb blasts in northwestern city of Idlib have killed at least 10 people.

Philippines says 136 people have died in measles outbreak

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 6:19am

The Philippine health secretary says 136 people, mostly children, have died of measles and 8,400 others have been sickened in an outbreak blamed partly on recent vaccination fears.

Top suspect in Istanbul nightclub shooting denies charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 6:13am

The main suspect on trial for the New Year's Eve attack that left 39 people dead in Istanbul has denied being the shooter.

Former head of Alternative for Germany on trial for perjury

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 5:38am

The former head of far-right Alternative for Germany party has appeared in court on charges of perjury.

Former Israeli FM Tzipi Livni retires from politics

Josef Federman, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 4:57am

Former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni on Monday announced her retirement from politics, ending a 20-year career of a politician who was once a rising star, contender for prime minister and celebrity in international diplomatic circles.

2 French pilots who fled Dominican Republic go on trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 4:40am

Two French pilots who made a mysterious escape from the Dominican Republic in 2015 are going on trial in southern France accused of international cocaine trafficking.

EU projects center-right group to be top party in May vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 4:39am

The European Parliament has projected which parties will get seats after the European Union-wide May election and says that the center-right Christian Democrat EPP group would remain the largest party ahead of the center-left Socialist S&D.

Croatian police find body in freezer; could be missing woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 4:10am

A body found in a freezer in a Croatian village is apparently that of a woman who went missing more than 18 years ago, Croatian police said Monday.

Brex-split: 7 lawmakers quit Labour over EU, anti-Semitism

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 4:00am

Seven British lawmakers quit the main opposition Labour Party on Monday over its approach to issues including Brexit and anti-Semitism — the biggest shake-up in years for one of Britain's major political parties.

The Latest: Israel-Central Europe summit canceled

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 3:44am

The Latest on the dispute between Poland and Israel (all times local):

Besieged IS militants refuse to surrender, ask for an exit

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 3:26am

More than 300 Islamic State militants surrounded in a tiny area in eastern Syria are refusing to surrender to U.S.-backed Syrian forces and are trying to negotiate an exit, Syrian activists and a person close to the negotiations said Monday.

Seven UK lawmakers quit main opposition Labour Party over issues including Brexit, anti-Semitism.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 3:17am

Seven UK lawmakers quit main opposition Labour Party over issues including Brexit, anti-Semitism.

EU states mixed on Trump demand to take back IS fighters

Lorne Cook and Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 2:53am

U.S. President Donald Trump's demand that European countries take back their citizens fighting in Syria received a mixed reaction Monday, as nations voiced concerns about how to bring home-grown Islamic State extremists to trial.

Owner of New Delhi hotel where fire killed 17 arrested

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 2:52am

Indian authorities say they have arrested the owner of a New Delhi hotel where 17 people were killed by a fire.

India takes Pakistan to UN's highest court in spying case

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 2:19am

India on Monday accused Pakistan of breaching the rights of an alleged spy who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court, a case at the U.N.'s highest court that has exacerbated tensions between the longtime rivals.

Nigeria's female candidates seek victory despite harassment

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 2:09am

Nervous ahead of Nigeria's delayed election, a group of young women picked up their cellphones and wished each other well.

Israel-Central Europe summit canceled after Polish pullout

Vanessa Gera and Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 2:08am

Poland's prime minister canceled plans for his country to send a delegation to meeting in Jerusalem on Monday after the acting Israeli foreign minister said that Poles "collaborated with the Nazis" and "sucked anti-Semitism with their mothers' milk."

Swedish publisher's daughter: Chinese men told me to be mum

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 1:48am

The daughter of a Swedish publisher detained in China says two Chinese businessmen she met in Stockholm said her father could be released if she stopped talking to the media.

Saudi official fires back after Iran blames attack on Riyadh

Munir Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 1:28am

A senior Saudi diplomat on Monday fired back after Iran initially blamed the kingdom for an attack last week that killed 27 members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard.