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France to charge suspect in Spain attacks that killed 16

Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:44am

The French prosecutor's office says an unnamed person detained in France in connection with the August extremist attacks in Spain will be handed preliminary charges.

Switzerland: 2 killed in shooting in Zurich

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:02am

Police say two people are dead after a shooting in Switzerland's biggest city, Zurich. They say the situation is under control.

Russia: Embassy coke bust shows our mission's strength

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:52am

A spokeswoman for Russia's Foreign Ministry is brushing off suggestions that the discovery of hundreds of kilograms (pounds) of cocaine in a school attached to Moscow's Argentina embassy harms the mission's reputation.

Turkish court rules 3 academics committed terror propaganda

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:45am

Turkey's official news agency says a court has ruled that three academics who signed a peace petition committed terror propaganda but deferred a final verdict for five years.

Deaths mount in Syria bombing campaign near Damascus

Zeina Karam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:40am

Syrian government warplanes supported by Russia continued their relentless bombardment of the rebel-controlled eastern suburbs of Damascus for a sixth day Friday, killing nine people, opposition activists and a war monitor reported. The death toll from the past week climbed to more than 400.

Philippines: Suspect in Filipina's freezer death arrested

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:36am

One of two suspects in the gruesome death of a Filipina maid whose body was found stuffed in a freezer in an apartment in Kuwait has been arrested in Lebanon, the Philippine foreign secretary said Friday.

Social media helps French police find WWI soldier's relative

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:32am

A fallen soldier's letter from World War I that was discovered in France has touched authorities so much they launched a successful search for the soldier's living relatives.

Donors pledge $510 million for West Africa anti-terror force

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:08am

International donors on Friday pledged 414 million euros ($510 million) to help five impoverished countries in West Africa's vast Sahel region set up a new counterterror force as a deadly jihadist threat grows.

US Embassy in Montenegro reopens after bomb incident

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:08am

The U.S. embassy in the Montenegrin capital of Podgorica has reopened a day after an ex-Yugoslav soldier hurled a hand grenade into the compound and then killed himself with another one.

France unveils vast new plan to tackle radicalization

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:59am

France has unveiled a vast new program to counter radicalization, as jihadis return from the battlefields of Syria and Iraq and the watch list of people showing risk signs grows.

The Latest: Turkish army strikes convoy near Syria's Afrin

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:58am

The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local):

Gang rapes and beheadings: UN reveals new South Sudan abuses

Sam Mednick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:49am

The witness accounts remain appalling. One South Sudanese man returned home after hiding from government soldiers to find they had blinded his mother, gouging out her eyes with spears.

South Sudan sentences South African rebel adviser to death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:46am

South Sudan's special high court has sentenced a South African military veteran to execution by hanging.

Parents fear worst for missing girls after Nigeria attack

Haruna Umar and Krista Larson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:16am

The sound of gunfire rang out as residents gathered for evening prayers at the mosque. Soon the armed fighters showed up in their trucks and made their target clear: Where was the girls' school, they asked.

Israeli army says tear gas, not beating, killed Palestinian

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:04am

The Israel military says an initial inquiry suggests that a Palestinian whose beating by soldiers was caught on video may have died from tear gas inhalation.

Modi hugs Trudeau amid Indo-Canada invitation embarrassment

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 5:52am

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau on Friday with a hug, one day after embarrassed Canadian diplomats had to revoke a party invitation for a man convicted of attempting to kill an Indian politician.

The Latest: $510 million pledged for West Africa's Sahel

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 5:08am

The Latest on European Union meeting on West Africa's Sahel region (all times local):

Top EU diplomat says donors pledge 414 million euros ($510 million) for Africa's Sahel region

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 4:58am

Top EU diplomat says donors pledge 414 million euros ($510 million) for Africa's Sahel region .

Palestinian president says he is in good health after tests

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 4:38am

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he has undergone medical tests while in the United States and that he is in good health.