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Romania leader says recent protest was attempted coup d'etat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 1:30pm

The chairman of Romania's ruling party has called a recent anti-corruption protest that left 450 people injured an attempted coup d'etat.

The Latest: German official: Holocaust justice 'obligation'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 10:31am

The Latest on the deportation of former Nazi death camp guard Jakiv Palij from the U.S. to Germany (all times local):

German police hunt Iranian suspected of stabbing dead woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 10:07am

Police in western Germany are hunting for a 44-year-old Iranian man suspected of stabbing a woman to death on a Duesseldorf street.

Pakistan's new PM proposes dialogue with India

Zarar Khan, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 8:34am

Pakistan's newly-elected prime minister on Tuesday offered to start a dialogue with India to resolve long-running disputes between the two nuclear-armed rivals, including over the Kashmir region.

Russia says Taliban plan to attend Afghan talks in Moscow

Vladimir Isachenkov and Kathy Gannon, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 8:29am

Russia said Tuesday that the Taliban have accepted an invitation for talks next month, in what promises to be one of the insurgent group's biggest diplomatic forays since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion.

London Fire Brigade: 'Hunky firefighter' cliches are sexist

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 8:23am

The London Fire Brigade wants the media to stop depicting firefighters as hunky sex objects.

German court rules in broadcaster Nazi camp spat with Poland

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 8:14am

A German court has ruled that public broadcaster ZDF can't be forced to post a specifically worded apology demanded by a Polish court for erroneously calling two World War II Nazi camps "Polish death camps."

War-ravaged Bosnia struggles to cope with new migrants

Sabina Niksic, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 8:07am

Not so long ago, people in Bosnia were sarcastically joking that their war-scarred country is in such a bad shape that not even the migrants fleeing violence and poverty in the Mideast and Africa were willing to pass through it.

Salvador denies asking Taiwan for money before China switch

Marcos Aleman, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 8:04am

Salvadoran authorities on Tuesday denied having asked Taiwan for money in exchange for maintaining diplomatic relations with the self-governing island, saying its decision to switch recognition to China was due to the enormous advantages of trading with the economic giant.

UK apologizes to deported, detained residents from Caribbean

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 7:41am

The British government apologized Tuesday to 18 long-term U.K. residents from the Caribbean who were deported or detained because they could not produce documents to prove their right to live in the country.

Swiss investigators: say vintage plane spiraled into Alps

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 7:25am

Swiss air accident investigators say a vintage propeller airplane spiraled downward before slamming near-vertically into a mountain earlier this month, in a crash that killed all 20 people on board.

Cambodian reporters charged with spying granted bail

Sopheng Cheang, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 7:16am

Two Cambodian journalists who had worked for U.S.-funded Radio Free Asia and are charged with espionage were released Tuesday on bail, a day after a pardon freed four land rights activists from prison.

Australian ministers resign after leader survives challenge

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 7:11am

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called on his government to unite behind him after he survived an internal leadership challenge Tuesday. But several ministers who backed the failed challenger offered their resignations in a move that widens the rift in government ranks.

Romania: Bear shot dead after it kills goat, enters school

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 7:09am

Romanian hunting officials have shot dead a brown bear after it rampaged through an empty high school and scared residents in Miercurea Ciuc, a town in central Romania.

Russia denies hunger-striking Ukrainian critically ill

Yuras Karmanau, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 7:07am

The family of an imprisoned Ukrainian filmmaker who has been on a hunger strike for 100 days said on Tuesday he is in critical condition, a claim that a Russian official quickly denied.

IS claims responsibility for deadly attack in Chechnya

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

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a series of attacks on Chechen police in Russia's Northern Caucasus.

White storks leave Polish nests early after hot, dry summer

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 6:34am

White storks that have nested in Poland are heading south for the winter earlier than usual after an especially hot, dry summer, a development experts are linking to climate change.

The Latest: Germany says more refugees getting jobs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:33am

The Latest on migrants and refugees in Europe (all times local):

Israeli military to probe deadly shootings along Gaza border

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:24am

The Israeli military says it is investigating two recent cases of lethal fire along the Gaza border that killed Palestinian teen protesters.