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The Latest: Suspected van driver charged in Canada deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:28am

The Latest on the incident in which a van plowed down a Toronto sidewalk, killing and injuring several people (all times local):

EU official favors Western Balkans integration into the bloc

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:27am

A senior European Union official said Tuesday that the road to membership in the bloc for Albania and Macedonia would be tough but "worth the effort."

Judge in Toronto orders 25-year-old suspected van driver held on 10 counts of 1st degree murder, 13 of attempted murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:23am

Judge in Toronto orders 25-year-old suspected van driver held on 10 counts of 1st degree murder, 13 of attempted murder.

3 Suicide bombers kill 5 police, wound 8 troops in Pakistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:18am

Pakistan's military says suicide bombers blew themselves up near a police vehicle and a security checkpoint in separate incidents in the southwestern city of Quetta, killing five police and wounding eight paramilitary troops.

Partner arrested in killing of Salvadoran journalist

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:13am

Police in El Salvador have arrested the domestic partner of a journalist killed over the weekend.

Spain eyes EU piracy mission HQ as Brexit sell off continues

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:36am

Spain looks set to take charge of the European Union's anti-piracy operation off Somalia despite a challenge from Italy, as EU countries continue to pick over the spoils left by Britain's departure from the bloc next year.

Suffragist first woman to get statue outside UK Parliament

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:30am

A bronze statue of women's rights campaigner Millicent Fawcett was unveiled Tuesday outside Britain's Parliament — the first woman to be commemorated there alongside statues of 11 men including Nelson Mandela, Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill.

UN prosecutor seeks life term for Karadzic at appeal hearing

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:22am

A U.N. prosecution lawyer urged appeals judges Tuesday to convict former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic on a second genocide count and increase his 40-year sentence for overseeing Serb atrocities during the Bosnian war to a life term.

UN peacekeeper in S. Sudan accused of inappropriate touching

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:17am

The United Nations says a Nepalese peacekeeper in South Sudan has been accused of inappropriately touching a teenage girl in exchange for money.

IS commander detained in Lebanon after crossing from Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:15am

Lebanon's police say they have detained a Syrian citizen who was a military commander with the Islamic State group in the central Syrian province of Homs.

Defense arguments start in German neo-Nazi murder trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:12am

Lawyers for the main defendant in a high-profile neo-Nazi murder trial in Germany have begun their closing arguments — five years after proceedings opened.

Palestinians: Hamas militant's body to be returned to Gaza

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:05am

The Palestinian envoy in Malaysia says the body of a Hamas militant killed last week in Kuala Lumpur will be repatriated to the Gaza Strip for burial.

Romania: Leader faces misconduct charges in court hearing

Alison Mutler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:04am

Romania's most powerful politician is preparing to defend himself against corruption charges, days after the U.S. State Department said graft remains widespread at every level of the country's government.

Pakistan arrests father, uncle in Italian's 'honor' killing

Munir Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:45am

Pakistani police on Tuesday arrested the father and the uncle suspected in an "honor" killing of a 25-year-old Italian citizen, a woman of Pakistani origin who refused to marry the man they chose for her.

Political foes in Armenia mark massacre by Ottoman Turks

Yuras Karmanau, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:41am

Armenia's government and the country's opposition are putting their differences aside Tuesday to mark the massacre of 1.5 million Armenians a century ago by Ottoman Turks.

Thailand says it's willing to host Trump-Kim summit

Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:24am

Thailand is willing and able to host a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but no plans have been made to do so, the country's foreign minister said Tuesday.

Verdict looms into macabre death of Swedish journalist

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:20am

One of the most talked-about and macabre court cases in recent Danish history is set to conclude Wednesday when the verdict is handed down on whether Peter Madsen tortured and murdered a Swedish journalist during a private submarine trip.

Police: Bomb kills Hezbollah operative in southern Lebanon

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:15am

Lebanese police officials say an operative with Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group was killed when a bomb he was holding went off in his home in the country's south.

Dozens injured after earthquake in southeast Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:52am

Turkish officials say dozens were slightly injured after an earthquake in southeastern Turkey.