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Report: Benedict XVI hits back at criticism of resignation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 9:27am

A German newspaper has quoted a letter allegedly written by Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI in which he hit back at criticism of his 2013 resignation.

The Latest: UN official: Great potential for Idlib fighting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 9:11am

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Mexico's president-elect stuck aboard delayed flight

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 8:50am

Mexico's austerity-minded president-elect has vowed to sell the presidential jet and fly commercial. And he even appears prepared to suffer the plight of average travelers: being trapped on delayed flights.

Court rules against Poland over plane crash exhumations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 8:35am

The European Court of Human rights has ruled that the Polish government violated the rights of two women whose husbands were exhumed without their consent as part of a probe into a plane crash that also killed the president.

British police solve mystery of the 'Croydon Cat Killer'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 7:48am

For years, police have sought a killer who was decapitating cats across a south London district.

Denmark quake slightly stronger that initially recorded

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 7:37am

Officials say that the rare earthquake that hit Denmark over the weekend was a tad stronger than first believed.

Plight of jailed Catalans strains dialogue with Spain

Renata Brito and Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 6:49am

A farm tractor with a crane lifts up half a dozen people holding Catalan independence flags in northeast Spain, trying to get high enough so they can peek into a prison courtyard and see their separatist heroes.

Pakistan PM tells Indian counterpart he's ready to talk

Zarar Khan, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 6:47am

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has written to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, seeking to resolve outstanding disputes between the two nuclear-armed nations, including the issue of the divided region of Kashmir, an official said Thursday.

Israeli air force chief due in Moscow after plane downing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 6:22am

Israel's air force chief is flying to Moscow on Thursday to brief Russian President Vladimir Putin on the incident over Syria that led to the downing of a Russian reconnaissance plane.

French far-right leader refuses court-ordered psych exam

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 6:18am

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen is refusing to undergo a court-ordered psychiatric exam for tweeting brutal images of Islamic State violence, comparing the demand to methods used in totalitarian regimes.

Greek foreign minister confident on name deal with Macedonia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 6:05am

Greece's foreign minister says he's confident a preliminary deal to rename neighboring Macedonia will be fully ratified despite opposition in both countries.

The Latest: EU border agency to help Serbia control migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 6:01am

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Russian Far East to hold new election after vote rigging

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 5:25am

Election officials in Russia's Far East have cancelled the results of Sunday's gubernatorial election following reports of blatant vote rigging and say they will hold a new vote.

Ukraine pushes ahead with plans to secure NATO membership

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 5:19am

Ukraine's president says the country needs to amend its constitution to make NATO membership its long-term goal.

Hungary: Court cuts Syrian's sentence over migrant riot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 5:16am

A Hungarian appeals court on Thursday lowered to five years from seven the prison sentence of a Syrian man convicted of entering Hungary illegally and of complicity in throwing rocks at police during a 2015 border riot.

German spy chief removal causes turbulence in Merkel gov't

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 5:11am

A decision to give a new government job to Germany's domestic intelligence chief, who was removed from that post after appearing to downplay recent far-right protests, is causing discontent in Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition.

AP PHOTOS: 3 days of Moon-Kim summit in North Korea

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:55am

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has wrapped up a three-day visit to North Korea for a third summit with leader Kim Jong Un that included wide-ranging agreements they trumpeted as a major step toward peace.

Uganda's pop star politician Bobi Wine put into police van on arrival from US, lawyer says

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:40am

Uganda's pop star politician Bobi Wine put into police van on arrival from US, lawyer says.

German anti-abortion activist loses case against injunctions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:18am

The European Court of Human Rights has rejected a German anti-abortion activist's case against injunctions ordering him to stop referring to abortions performed by various doctors as "aggravated murder" and comparing them with the Holocaust.