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Germany's Merkel appears open to compromise on EU reforms

April 19, 2018

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel signaled her willingness to find compromises with France when it comes to reforming the European Union, as she hosted French President Emmanuel Macro... more »»

Poland marks 75th anniversary of uprising in Warsaw Ghetto

April 19, 2018

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Sirens wailed, church bells tolled and yellow paper daffodils of remembrance dotted the crowd as Polish and Jewish leaders extolled the heroism and determination of the... more »»

Diaz-Canel replaces Raul Castro as Cuba's president

April 19, 2018

HAVANA (AP) — Raul Castro said Thursday that he expected 57-year-old Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez to serve two five-year terms as president and eventually take Castro's place as head of the... more »»

UK mulls plan to ban plastic straws and cut waste

April 19, 2018

LONDON (AP) — Britain's government wants to take action to ban plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton buds — and is urging other Commonwealth nations to follow suit. more »»

Far-right cancels bid to shut Berlin's Berghain techno club

April 19, 2018

BERLIN (AP) — A far-right party has withdrawn its proposal to close down one of Berlin's most famous techno clubs after the plan drew widespread ridicule in the laissez-faire German capital. more »»

Russia joins bid to win compensation over US metals tariffs

April 19, 2018

GENEVA (AP) — Russia on Thursday joined the European Union, India and China in appealing through the World Trade Organization to demand compensation from the United States for its tariffs on... more »»

Better than a beach photo: Christie spends $85K on portrait

April 19, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's official portrait will cost $85,000, which is more than taxpayers shelled out for paintings of his three predecessors combine. more »»

Ancient coins, bracelets looted from Romania return home

April 19, 2018

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Coins and bracelets from the 1st century that were looted from western Romania years ago and smuggled out of the country were put on display Thursday after a joint... more »»

Turkey's weak opposition scrambles to challenge Erdogan

April 19, 2018

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — One party leader is in jail. Another doesn't have a candidate. A third might face eligibility issues for her party. more »»

Trump leaves open possibility of bailing on meeting with Kim

April 19, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said that although he's looking ahead optimistically to a historic summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un he could still pull out if he feels... more »»

The Latest: Castro says Diaz-Canel may also gain party post

April 19, 2018

HAVANA (AP) — The Latest on Raul Castro's handover of Cuba's presidency (all times local):

11 a.m. more »»

UN health agency: Dengue vaccine shouldn't be used widely

April 19, 2018

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says the first-ever vaccine for dengue needs to be dealt with in "a much safer way," meaning that the shot should mostly be given to people who have... more »»

Seoul: N. Korean leader removes major nuclear sticking point

April 19, 2018

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday that his rival, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, isn't asking for the withdrawal of U.. more »»

Attacker in Berlin skullcap case turns himself in to police

April 19, 2018

BERLIN (AP) — A 19-year-old Syrian asylum-seeker turned himself in to police Thursday after his violent attack on a man wearing a Jewish skullcap in Berlin caused outrage across German. more »»

Egypt exhibiting previously unseen Ptolemaic artifacts

April 19, 2018

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt is exhibiting artifacts from the Ptolemaic period for the first time in The Egyptian Museum in Cairo. more »»

Israel celebrates its 70th birthday with parties and BBQ's

April 19, 2018

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is celebrating 70 years since the modern Jewish state was established. more »»

Syrian rebels hand over arms, leave another town near Douma

April 19, 2018

BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of Syrian rebels in a town northeast of Damascus handed in their weapons and boarded buses to leave under an evacuation deal, state media reported on Thursday. more »»

Another member quits Nobel literature academy

April 19, 2018

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Another member of the Swedish Academy awarding the Nobel Literature Prize said Thursday she is resigning, bringing the total number of board members who are quitting the... more »»

Trade issues expose the limits of Trump-Abe 'bromance'

April 19, 2018

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe courted the new American president with a golden driver not long after Donald Trump won the White House. more »»

 
 
 

 

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