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Cuba's legislature begins session at which Raul Castro is scheduled to leave the presidency

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 7:14am

Cuba's legislature begins session at which Raul Castro is scheduled to leave the presidency.

Poland marks 75th anniversary of uprising in Warsaw Ghetto

Monika Scislowska and Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 6:58am

Sirens wailed, church bells tolled and yellow paper daffodils of remembrance dotted the crowd as Polish and Jewish leaders extolled the heroism and determination of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising fighters on the 75th anniversary of their ill-fated rebellion.

Syrian rebels hand over arms, leave another town near Douma

Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 6:48am

Hundreds of Syrian rebels in a town northeast of Damascus handed in their weapons and boarded buses to leave under an evacuation deal, state media reported on Thursday.

The Latest: Iraq strikes Islamic State targets in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 6:34am

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

A look at Cuba at a time of political transition

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 6:30am

Some facts about Cuba:

Nepal honors 1st conquest of Everest without bottled oxygen

Binaj Gurubacharya, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 6:16am

Nepal's government on Thursday honored two climbers who were the first to scale Mount Everest without supplementary oxygen 40 years ago.

Macron facing big day of protests over reforms

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 6:09am

Thousands of people marched across France Thursday to protest French President Emmanuel Macron's labor law changes, as rail strikes and student protests continued to shake the country.

Greek court limits travel for Turkish officer seeking asylum

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 5:41am

Greece's highest court has imposed severe restrictions on the movements of one of eight Turkish servicemen who have applied for asylum in Greece after fleeing Turkey following a failed 2016 coup there, while he waits for a decision on his asylum application.

Taiwan calls Chinese military drills a threat to region

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 5:03am

Taiwan's government said Thursday that recent Chinese military drills are aimed at intimidating the island and are a threat to regional peace and stability.

Another member quits Nobel literature academy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 4:47am

Another member of the Swedish Academy awarding the Nobel Literature Prize is resigning, bringing the total number of board members who are quitting to six.

Basque public TV says militants of ETA to disband in May

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 4:34am

The Basque militant group ETA is ready to announce its final dissolution early next month, putting an end to a decades-long violent campaign for independence from Spain, according to the region's public broadcaster.

Italian PM in Romania for talks on Brexit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 4:11am

Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni has discussed the future of Europe after Britain leaves the European Union next year in talks with top Romanian officials.

Queen tips Prince Charles to follow her as Commonwealth head

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 4:01am

Queen Elizabeth II has opened a summit of the 53-nation Commonwealth, and backed her son Prince Charles to be the next leader of the association of Britain and its former colonies.

Berlin councilwoman wants to shut legendary Berghain club

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 3:51am

A nationalist councilwoman in Berlin has been ridiculed online for proposing the closure of one the city's most famous techno clubs because of its long opening hours as well as partygoers' drug consumption and lascivious behavior on the dance floor.

Correction: Malaysia-Mahathir Interview story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 3:37am

In a story April 18 based on an interview with former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, The Associated Press reported erroneously that he was Asia's longest-serving political leader when he retired. He was one of the region's longest-serving leaders, but not the longest.

New round of South Sudan peace talks is delayed

Sam Mednick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 3:35am

Officials say the next round of South Sudan peace talks has been delayed without explanation.

Japan finance official denies sexual misconduct allegation

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 3:29am

Japan's vice finance minister denied sexual misconduct allegations against him on Thursday and challenged a TV station's report that its employee was a victim.

Afghanistan return 5 bodies and a captive Pakistani solider

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 3:24am

Pakistan says Afghan authorities have returned the bodies of five Pakistani soldiers killed during a weekend clash along a disputed segment of the two countries' border, and also released a sixth soldier captured by the Afghans.

Yemeni officials: 2 al-Qaida fighters killed in south region

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 3:22am

Yemeni tribal leaders say security forces have killed two suspected al-Qaida operatives in the country's southern province of Abyan.