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Kosovo court jails ex-Serb minister for ethnic hatred

December 5, 2019

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A Kosovo court has sentenced a former ethnic Serb minister to two years in prison for inciting ethnic hatred. more »»

The Latest: French protesters set fires amid strikes

December 5, 2019

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on strikes in France (all times local):

3:45 p.m. more »»

Anti-headscarf law activist sues Iran in US over harassment

December 5, 2019

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian-American activist famous for her campaign against the Islamic Republic’s mandatory headscarf, or hijab, for women has sued Iran in U.. more »»

Vaccine group announces creation of Ebola vaccine stockpile

December 5, 2019

LONDON (AP) — The vaccine alliance GAVI announced Thursday it would invest $178 million to create a global stockpile of about 500,000 Ebola vaccines, a decision that health officials say could... more »»

Spain launches app to fight trafficking of protected timber

December 5, 2019

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s Ministry for Ecological Transition has launched a mobile app to fight the trafficking of tropical species of timber, one of the world’s greatest environmental crimes. more »»

Pirates attack ship off Nigeria, take 19 of crew hostage

December 5, 2019

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Pirates boarded a Greek-owned oil tanker off Nigeria and kidnapped 19 Indian and Turkish crew members in what have become the world’s most dangerous waters for such attacks. more »»

Belarus’ leader vows the country won’t become part of Russia

December 5, 2019

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The president of Belarus vowed again Friday that his country will not become a part of Russia, ahead of discussions this weekend with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin... more »»

Fire in refugee camp on Greek island kills a woman

December 5, 2019

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A fire that broke out early Thursday in a housing unit at a refugee camp on the eastern Aegean island of Lesbos has left one woman dead, Greek authorities said, as the... more »»

Erdogan warns NATO allies to back its fight against terror

December 5, 2019

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has confirmed that Turkey dropped its objection to a NATO plan to bolster the defense of Poland and Baltic states neighboring Russia... more »»

Convicted Estonian official in NATO spy scandal released

December 5, 2019

HELSINKI (AP) — An Estonian court has decided to release on parole a former security official who was found guilty of treason for passing on top NATO secrets to Russia in a case widely considered... more »»

At least 3 injured in Greece hotel fire in capital

December 5, 2019

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A fire broke out at a luxury hotel in the Greek capital Thursday, with firefighters using ladders to help evacuate the building. more »»

Slovakia rejects bill requiring ultrasound before abortion

December 5, 2019

LONDON (AP) — Lawmakers in Slovakia have rejected a proposed bill that would have made it obligatory for women seeking abortions to first have an ultrasound and obtain the consent of the father... more »»

58 migrants dead after boat capsizes off Mauritania

December 5, 2019

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — Scores of migrants who swam through rough Atlantic Ocean waters to safety from a capsized boat while 58 others drowned were receiving care Thursday in Mauritania... more »»

German farmers won’t appeal climate lawsuit defeat

December 5, 2019

BERLIN (AP) — Three German farming families say they won’t appeal a court’s decision to dismiss their climate change lawsuit against Chancellor Angela Merkel's government. more »»

OPEC debates deeper production cuts to push up oil price

December 5, 2019

VIENNA (AP) — The countries that make up the OPEC oil-producing cartel are meeting Thursday to decide whether to cut down on their production and push up prices of fuel and energy around the world. more »»

Turkish committee backs contentious maritime deal with Libya

December 5, 2019

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Turkish parliament's foreign affairs committee on Thursday endorsed a controversial deal on maritime boundaries in the Mediterranean reached between Turkey and Libya's U. more »»

France shuts down: Mass strike hits trains, Eiffel Tower

December 5, 2019

PARIS (AP) — The Eiffel Tower shut down, France’s vaunted high-speed trains stood still and teachers walked off the job as unions launched nationwide strikes and protests Thursday over the... more »»

Cyprus to launch Hague court case over Turkey’s gas drilling

December 5, 2019

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The president of Cyprus says authorities are launching legal action at the International Court of Justice in the Hague against Turkey’s exploratory gas drilling inside... more »»

Greece repatriates remains of 6 soldiers from Cyprus

December 5, 2019

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Greece is repatriating the identified remains of six soldiers who were killed in action in Cyprus during Turkey’s 1974 invasion that split the island nation along ethnic... more »»

Activists apologize for use of Holocaust victims’ remains

December 5, 2019

BERLIN (AP) — An activist group has apologized to Jewish organizations outraged over their use of purported Holocaust victims’ remains in an installation outside Germany’s parliament building... more »»

 
 
 

 

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