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Greek police arrest drivers transporting Syrians near border

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 2:43pm

Greek police say they have arrested two Syrian citizens on suspicion of transporting 20 people who allegedly had entered the country illegally from Turkey.

Hungary: Local win gives opposition hope against Orban

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 2:37pm

A candidate supported by several opposition parties in Hungary was elected mayor Sunday of a southern city long dominated by Prime Minister Viktor Orban's Fidesz party.

EU Commission chief urges Macedonia to resolve name dispute

Konstantin Testorides and Demetris Nellas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 2:08pm

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker urged Macedonian officials Sunday to resolve a long-standing naming dispute with neighboring Greece so the country can open membership talks with the European Union.

5 killed, 1 injured in downtown Puerto Rico shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 1:52pm

Five people have been killed and one injured in a shooting outside a bar in downtown Puerto Rico.

Romanians protest minister's putdown of top graft prosecutor

Alison Mutler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 12:49pm

Thousands of Romanians took to the streets in cities around the country Sunday to protest the justice minister's call for the removal of the country's chief anti-corruption prosecutor.

Argentina fires on Chinese vessel 'fishing illegally'

Natalie Schachar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 12:28pm

Argentina's coast guard said it fired on a Chinese boat illegally fishing in its waters before embarking on an almost eight hour chase to capture it.

Warning over possible 'collapse' of refugee system in Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 12:23pm

Mexico's National Human Rights Commission has issued a warning over what it calls "the possible collapse of the system for protecting refugees" in the country.

Nigerian government acknowledges 110 girls still missing

Haruna Umar and Sam Olukoya, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 11:39am

Nigeria's government acknowledged Sunday that 110 girls remain missing nearly a week after Boko Haram militants attacked their town. Frustrated family members already had compiled a list of missing girls after saying officials were being slow to respond.

Israel: 'Professional error' cited in air force crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 11:31am

The Israeli military says a "professional error" by a flight crew caused an air force jet to be struck and crash during an attack on a target in Syria earlier this month.

Violence drops in Syrian capital, its suburbs after UN vote

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 11:26am

Despite a drop in intensity, shelling and bombardment in the Syrian capital and its embattled eastern suburbs killed at least six people Sunday following the U.N. Security Council's unanimous approval of a resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria, opposition activists and residents of Damascus said.

Campaigning for Egypt's presidential vote underway

Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 11:22am

Campaigning began in Egypt's presidential elections this weekend, a contest pitting a little-known, face-saving candidate against the incumbent, general-turned-president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who is virtually certain to win.

Nigeria's government acknowledges 110 girls still missing after Boko Haram militants attacked town nearly a week ago.

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 11:12am

Nigeria's government acknowledges 110 girls still missing after Boko Haram militants attacked town nearly a week ago.

Red Cross: 21 resigned or fired since 2015 in sexual misconduct cases

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 11:04am

The International Committee of the Red Cross has joined the list of prominent charities that have uncovered sexual misconduct among its staff.

China paves way for Xi Jinping to extend rule beyond 2 terms

Gillian Wong, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 10:34am

China's ruling Communist Party has proposed scrapping term limits for the country's president, the official news agency said Sunday, appearing to lay the groundwork for party leader Xi Jinping to rule as president beyond 2023.

The Latest: Germany's Merkel to put critic in new Cabinet

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 10:20am

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Syrian Kurdish leader detained in Prague on Turkey's request

Bassem Mroue and Zeynep Bilginsoy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 9:21am

Czech authorities detained a former leader of a Syrian Kurdish political party under an Interpol red notice that was based on Turkey's request for his arrest, Turkish and Syrian Kurdish officials said Sunday.

Israeli navy kills Palestinian off Gaza coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 9:05am

The Israeli military says it has opened fire on a Palestinian boat off the Gaza coast, killing one man who was on board.

Egyptian mediators in Gaza press Palestinians to reconcile

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 8:54am

A team of Egyptian officials is in the Gaza Strip to renew efforts to push for reconciliation between the rival Fatah and Gaza factions.

Rohingya see no end in sight, 6 months after attacks began

Tofayel Ahmad and Julhas Alam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 8:33am

Their houses are often made of plastic sheets. Much of their food comes from aid agencies. Jobs are few, and there is painfully little to do. The nightmares are relentless.