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State media: Saudi security forces respond to small drone

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 2:54pm

Saudi state media is reporting that security forces responded to a small drone flying over a neighborhood in the kingdom's capital after online videos circulated purporting to show the area ringing with small-arms fire.

Cuba's Diaz-Canel receives Maduro in first act as president

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 2:45pm

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel met with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro Saturday in his first official act as the country's leader.

Hungary: Anti-government rally focuses on media freedom

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 2:27pm

Tens of thousands of protesters rallied in Hungary for the second consecutive Saturday, this time against the media policies and campaign against civic groups pursued by Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government.

Holocaust survivor warns Polish leaders over Nazi groups

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 2:19pm

A Holocaust survivor told people at a counter-rally held Saturday in a Polish city where far-right groups marched a week earlier that Poland's leaders tolerate organizations with Nazi-inspired ideologies.

Turkish opposition leader says Erdogan will lose at polls

Ayse Wieting and Zeynep Bilginsoy., Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 2:06pm

The leader of Turkey's main opposition party predicted Saturday that voters who backed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the past would "side with democracy" instead of a "dictatorship" during the next elections in June.

Israel's Lieberman blames Hamas over Gaza deaths

Fares Akram and Karin Laub, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 12:32pm

Israel's defense minister said Saturday that Hamas leaders are the "only culprits" in continued bloodshed on the Gaza border, as the European Union and a top United Nations official made new demands to investigate shootings of unarmed Palestinians by Israeli soldiers, including the killing of a 14-year-old boy.

UN officials in Sweden for talks on North Korea, Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 12:32pm

The U.N. secretary-general and ambassadors from countries on the Security Council assembled Saturday in Sweden for an informal meeting on weighty international issues, including developments on the Korean Peninsula and in Syria.

Spain: March demands closer prisons for Basque militants

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 11:56am

Several thousand protesters have marched in northern Spain to demand that imprisoned members of the militant Basque group ETA be moved to prisons closer to their homes.

Iran's president slams morality police's tactics with women

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 11:40am

Iran's state TV is reporting that the country's president has criticized the morality police's use of violence against women failing to observe the national Islamic dress code.

French nun known as allied troops 'White Angel' dies at 103

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 11:39am

The mayor of a city in France's Normandy region says a 103-year-old nun known as the "White Angel" to allied soldiers injured during a failed World War II raid has died.

Chemical weapons inspectors collect samples from Syria site

Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 11:24am

Chemical weapons inspectors collected samples from Syria's Douma on Saturday, two weeks after a suspected gas attack there followed by retaliatory strikes by Western powers on the Syrian government's chemical facilities.

Red Cross says shooting in Yemen kills staffer

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 11:01am

Unidentified armed men shot dead a humanitarian aid worker in Yemen's southwestern province of Taiz early Saturday, the International Committee of the Red Cross said.

Hamas vows revenge for key member killed in Malaysia

Fares Akram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 10:58am

Gaza's ruling Hamas militant group said Saturday that a man who was gunned down in Malaysia was an important member of the organization, accusing Israel of being behind the brazen killing.

Russia reports 10 terror suspects killed in Caucasus region

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 10:45am

Russia's National Anti-Terrorism Committee says nine insurgents in the Caucasus region who allegedly were planning acts of terrorism during public holidays in May have been killed by police.

India approves death penalty for rape of young children

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 9:53am

India's government on Saturday approved of the death penalty for people convicted of raping children under 12, responding to widespread outrage over the recent rape and killing of a young girl and other attacks on children.

First clues emerge about Cuba's future under new president

Michael Weissenstein and Andrea Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 9:21am

Miguel Diaz-Canel has been the presumptive next president of Cuba since 2013, when Raul Castro named the laconic former provincial official to the important post of first vice president and lauded him as "neither a novice nor an improviser," high praise in a system dedicated to continuity over all.

Irish premier launches bid to overturn abortion restrictions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 9:21am

Ireland's premier has urged his country to show compassion as he launched a campaign to overturn some of Europe's strictest abortion rules.

The Latest: OPCW team visits Douma to probe chemical attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 9:17am

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

Chemical weapons watchdog confirms that inspectors have visited Douma to investigate alleged April 7 chemical attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 9:12am

Chemical weapons watchdog confirms that inspectors have visited Douma to investigate alleged April 7 chemical attack.