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Iraqi health official says death toll from river ferry disaster has climbed to 83

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 12:31pm

Iraqi health official says death toll from river ferry disaster has climbed to 83.

UN food agency cites progress in Yemen

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 11:46am

The head of the U.N.'s World Food Program says progress has been made in Yemen, months after he accused Houthi rebels of stealing food from the hungry by diverting aid.

The Latest: Israel PM hails Trump's Golan 'miracle'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 11:09am

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Ukraine, US bicker over corruption fight ahead of election

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 11:09am

Ukraine and the United States are having a diplomatic spat after Washington criticized the Ukrainian government's anti-corruption efforts ahead of the nation's March 31 presidential election.

Swiss police arrest woman, 75, over fatal stabbing of child

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 10:21am

Police in the northwestern Swiss city of Basel say they have arrested a 75-year-old woman on suspicion of killing a 7-year-old boy in the street.

North Macedonia jails 7 IS fighters captured in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 10:02am

A court in North Macedonia has jailed seven citizens, accusing them of fighting with the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.

The Latest: UN calls on Venezuelan parties to lower tensions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 9:51am

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The Latest: Death toll from Iraq ferry sinking rises to 83

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 9:39am

The Latest on a ferry that sank in northern Iraq near Mosul, killing dozens of people (all times local):

NGOs urge France to ban arm sales to Saudi Arabia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 9:35am

Twelve Yemeni and international human rights organizations have urged France to stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia and do more to end the war in Yemen.

Iraqi official says death toll from ferry sinking in Tigris River near Mosul has risen to 71

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 9:32am

Iraqi official says death toll from ferry sinking in Tigris River near Mosul has risen to 71.

Cyprus seeks EU intelligence access for migrant screening

Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 8:56am

Cyprus wants access to the European Union's security intelligence network so it can screen arriving migrants more thoroughly for signs of radicalization by extremist groups, the Mediterranean island nation's interior minister said Thursday.

Ex-President Michel Temer arrested in Brazil for corruption

Peter Prengaman and Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 8:54am

Former Brazilian President Michel Temer was arrested on Thursday on corruption charges, a dramatic development in a sprawling graft probe that has roiled Latin America's largest nation and shows no sign of slowing.

Rio prosecutors: Arrest warrant issued for former Brazilian President Michel Temer on corruption chargers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 8:42am

Rio prosecutors: Arrest warrant issued for former Brazilian President Michel Temer on corruption chargers.

Germany questions ex-Stasi agents on Lockerbie plane bombing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 8:12am

Prosecutors in Berlin and the neighboring German state of Brandenburg are interviewing former members of East Germany's secret police about the 1988 Lockerbie plane bombing, according to officials and media reports.

New exhibit of items from Tutankhamun's tomb comes to Paris

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 8:09am

A new exhibit of artifacts from the tomb of ancient Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun is opening in Paris more than 50 years after a similar exhibit set a visitor attendance record that still stands in the French capital.

River ferry sinks in Tigris near Iraq's Mosul, killing 75

Farid Abdulwahed and Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 7:53am

A ferry overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year and Mother's Day capsized in the Tigris River near the Iraqi city of Mosul Thursday, killing at least 75 people, including families, officials said.

Iraqi official says ferry sinks in Tigris River near Mosul, killing 40 people

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 7:50am

Iraqi official says ferry sinks in Tigris River near Mosul, killing 40 people.

Trump says US recognizes Israel sovereignty of Golan Heights

Matthew Lee and Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 6:24am

President Donald Trump said Thursday that it's time for the United States to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, an announcement that signals a shift in U.S. policy and comes ahead of the Israeli prime minister's planned visit next week to the White House.

New populist star emerges from Dutch local elections

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 6:24am

The Netherlands has woken up to a new star of right-wing populism, as the party of a Latin-quoting, philosophy-reading lawmaker surged past anti-Islam firebrand Geert Wilders — and all other politicians — in important local elections.