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Slovak president rejects proposal for new government

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 5:39am

Slovakia's president has rejected a proposal for a new government following a crisis triggered by the killing of a journalist and his fiancee.

Finnish FM: Koreas, US talks won't include denuclearization

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 5:36am

Finland's foreign minister says denuclearization is not on the agenda as North Korean envoys meet with their South Korean colleagues and former U.S. diplomats in the Nordic country.

Thai court sentences Laotian drug kingpin to life in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 5:20am

A Thai court has given a life sentence to a Laotian drug kingpin who was notorious for a high-flying lifestyle and alleged social connections to celebrities and other VIPs.

Moldova: 2 dead in explosion in Moldovan capital

Corneliu Rusnac, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 5:20am

Two people died Tuesday in an explosion in a grocery shop in the Moldovan capital, Chisinau, police said.

Norwegian minister resigns after Facebook post uproar

Mark Lewis, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 5:16am

A potential collapse of the minority Norwegian government was averted Tuesday after a senior minister resigned for writing a Facebook post claiming the opposition Labor Party was more interested in protecting the rights of terrorists than the Norwegian people.

UN calls on Turkey to end state of emergency

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 5:09am

The United Nations has called on Turkey to end a state of emergency imposed after a 2016 failed coup attempt, saying it has led to "profound" human rights violations.

Austrian faces fine for calling police officers 'smurfs'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 5:02am

An Austrian man faces a 160-euro ($197) fine for describing police officers as "smurfs" in a warning about speed checks posted on Facebook.

The Latest: UN: 45,000 fled homes in Syria's eastern Ghouta

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 4:29am

The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

EU asylum applications drop to pre-migrant wave levels

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 4:28am

The European Union's statistics agency says the number of people applying for asylum in Europe has dropped to levels similar to those recorded before the wave of migrant arrivals in 2015.

Lawyer: Kim murder suspect thought smearing face was prank

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 4:19am

A Vietnamese woman accused of killing the North Korean leader's estranged half brother told police she realized she had been used to murder him after she was detained, her lawyer said Tuesday.

Nigeria failed to act on warnings of mass abduction: Report

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

Rights group Amnesty International says Nigeria's security forces failed to respond to warnings that extremists were on their way to a town where 110 schoolgirls were abducted last month.

ICC: Philippines withdrawal won't affect preliminary probe

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 4:15am

The Philippines' decision to leave the International Criminal Court will not derail an on-going preliminary probe into possible crimes committed during Manila's war on drugs, the court said Tuesday in its first reaction to the Asian nation's withdrawal.

Greece: Turkish national runs across border while drunk

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 4:09am

Greek authorities say a Turkish national who ran across a Greek-Turkish border crossing overnight while apparently drunk has been detained.

Kremlin shrugs off White House refusal to congratulate Putin

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 3:44am

The Kremlin spokesman says it's no big deal that U.S. President Donald Trump didn't congratulate Vladimir Putin on his re-election as president.

Pakistani ex-dictator's party seeks security for his return

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 3:35am

The party of Pakistan's former dictator Pervez Musharraf has asked authorities to provide and guarantee security for him when he returns home to face trial for his alleged role in the killing of former premier Benazir Bhutto.

Ex-French president Sarkozy held on Gadhafi claims - source

Samuel Petrequin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 3:12am

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was placed in custody on Tuesday as part of an investigation that he received millions of euros in illegal financing from the regime of the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

Moscow awaits Russian diplomats ordered to leave Britain

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 3:12am

Moscow is awaiting nearly two dozen Russian diplomats ordered to leave Britain as part of a standoff over a nerve agent attack on British soil.

Syria monitors: IS militants seize Damascus neighborhood

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 3:06am

A Syrian war monitoring group says Islamic State militants have captured a largely vacant neighborhood in Damascus following intense fighting with pro-government forces.

Islamabad still mulling Kabul's offer of talks, overtures

Zarar Khan and Amir Shah, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 2:50am

Pakistan is still mulling Afghanistan's recent overtures, including an invitation that Pakistani prime minister visit Kabul — an offer that analysts see as a good sign, underscoring that dialogue between the two often uneasy neighbors is key to defeating militants on both sides of the border.