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Serbia on EU course despite calls for Russia shift, PM says

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 10:39am

Serbia's prime minister said Monday the Balkan country's goal is to join the European Union despite calls by the defense minister for an apparent shift in course toward Russia.

Nurse dead in Congo as Ebola vaccination campaign starts

Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 10:22am

A nurse has died from Ebola in Bikoro, the rural northwestern town where the outbreak began, as the country Monday begins a vaccination campaign in three health zones affected by the deadly outbreak, Congo's health minister said.

Burundi votes to allow president to extend time in power

Eloge Willy Kaneza, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 10:10am

A majority of Burundi's voters agreed to amend the constitution in changes that could prolong the rule of President Pierre Nkurunziza until 2034, the country's electoral commission announced Monday.

Aide: Palestinian leader making swift recovery in hospital

Josef Federman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 9:58am

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is alert and making a swift recovery after being hospitalized with a fever over the weekend and should be released within days, a top aide said Monday.

Grenfell Tower survivors weep as inquiry begins in London

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 9:52am

Survivors of a devastating high-rise fire in London wept Monday as relatives paid tribute to some of the 72 victims at the opening of an inquiry into Britain's deadliest blaze in decades.

Funeral for Polish WWII hero held in Warsaw

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 9:48am

A funeral with military honors was held in Poland's capital Monday for a World War II hero and resistance fighter who took part in the 1944 Warsaw Uprising.

International outcry grows over disputed Venezuela vote

Joshua Goodman and Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 9:16am

A growing roster of nations condemned Venezuela's presidential election Monday and threatened to ramp up diplomatic and economic pressure on President Nicolas Maduro's already embattled government.

Bahrain strips 9 of citizenship amid wide crackdown

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 9:14am

A court in the Arab Gulf state of Bahrain has revoked the nationality of nine people and sentenced them to between three and 15 years in jail, amid a yearslong crackdown on dissent.

South African man, 23, found guilty of ax murders of family

Fazlur Phillips and Krista Mahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 8:50am

A South African man has been found guilty of murdering three members of his immediate family on Monday, more than three years after the gruesome attack in an upscale housing estate that shocked the nation.

South African man,23, found guilty of ax murder of parents and brother

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 8:20am

South African man,23, found guilty of ax murder of parents and brother.

Survey: Japanese female journalists report sexual misconduct

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 8:10am

A survey of women working for Japanese newspapers and TV networks has found 156 cases of alleged sexual misconduct reported by 35 women, about one-third of which involved lawmakers, government officials and law enforcers, a researcher said Monday.

4 charged in Greece over attack on Thessaloniki mayor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 8:05am

Greek authorities charged four men Monday over a weekend mob attack on the 75-year-old mayor of the country's second-largest city, carried out in an apparent venting of nationalist sentiment.

Macedonia's prime minister cleared on bribery charge

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 8:02am

A criminal court in Skopje has cleared Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on bribery charges dating back to when he was mayor of the southern town of Strumica.

Syria says capital is free of militants after defeat of IS

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 7:52am

Syria's military said Monday it has retaken the last neighborhoods in southern Damascus held by the Islamic State group and declared the Syrian capital and its surroundings "completely safe" from militants for the first time in nearly seven years.

Sri Lanka storms, landslides kill 7, leave 1,000 displaced

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 7:46am

Heavy rain and lightning strikes across Sri Lanka have left at least seven people dead and displaced more than 1,000, officials said Monday.

Ex-Yugo autocratic leader's iconic yacht given new life

Dusan Stojanovic, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 7:10am

Decades of rust are covering its hull, the furniture is broken in its once luxurious salons, its powerful engines are permanently idle. But against all odds, the iconic yacht that once belonged to the late Yugoslav strongman Josip Broz Tito has been given a new lease on life.

The Latest: Syrian military declares victory in capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 7:08am

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

Syrian military declares capital, surrounding areas free from militants for first time in nearly 7 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 7:01am

Syrian military declares capital, surrounding areas free from militants for first time in nearly 7 years.

Medical teams sent to south India amid deadly virus outbreak

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 6:44am

A deadly virus has killed at least three people in southern India, officials said Monday, with medical teams dispatched to the area amid reports that up to six other people could have died from the disease and others are ill.