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Greek police, migrants clash for third day

DIAVATA, Greece (AP) — Hundreds of protesting migrants have clashed with police for a third straight day outside an overcrowded camp, with migrants throwing rocks at officers who responded with tear gas and stun grenades. Several migrants, including children, have fainted amid the clouds of ...

Berlin housing activists lead campaign to fight rising rents

By DAVID RISING Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Low-cost housing advocates are launching a grassroots campaign to force Berlin's state government into taking over nearly 250,000 apartments worth billions from corporate owners to fight rising rents in one of Germany's hottest real estate ...

25 years after Rwanda genocide, survivors forgive killers

By IGNATIUS SSUUNA Associated Press MBYO, Rwanda (AP) — Twenty-five years ago, Tasian Nkundiye murdered his neighbor with a machete. The 43-year-old Hutu and a few other men from his Rwandan village chopped the Tutsi man to pieces — one horrific slaying during a 100-day genocide that ...

Algeria’s tidy revolutionaries: Cleanup after mass protests

By AOMAR OUALI Associated Press ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Here's one way Algeria's protest movement is unlike any other: After massive pro-democracy demonstrations every week, the protesters themselves roam the streets picking up bottles, papers and other detritus left behind. It's a powerful ...

Anti-government protests prompt talk of ‘Balkan Spring’

By DUSAN STOJANOVIC Associated Press PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — It all started with a video posted on social media: a secret recording from 2016 that appears to show a well-known local tycoon hand over an envelope containing bundles of cash to a party associate of Montenegro's ...

Mozambique races to contain cholera, vaccines will help

By PINDAI DUBE and ANDREW MELDRUM Associated Press BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — Mozambican and international health workers raced on Monday to contain the outbreak of cholera in the cyclone-hit city of Beira, where the cases of the disease has jumped to 517 and the first death has been ...

UK Parliament gets new chance to offer options on Brexit

By DANICA KIRKA and JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Britain's Parliament gets another chance Monday to offer a way forward on Britain's stalled divorce from the European Union, holding a series of votes on Brexit alternatives in an attempt to find the elusive idea that can ...

Erdogan loses ground in Turkey’s big cities in local voting

By ZEYNEP BILGINSOY and SUZAN FRASER Associated Press ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's opposition dealt President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a symbolic blow by gaining ground in key cities in the country's local elections. The opposition won the capital, Ankara, a ruling party stronghold for decades, and ...

2020 Democrats in mad dash for donors to make debate stage

By BILL BARROW, HUNTER WOODALL and SARA BURNETT Associated Press The fiercest battle for campaign cash is playing out between the presidential candidates who might not be on your radar. Ahead of Sunday's fundraising deadline for the first quarter, the underdogs of the Democratic primary were ...

Actor dominates Ukraine’s presidential vote; runoff in April

By YURAS KARMANAU Associated Press KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A comic actor with no political experience was leading strongly in Ukraine's presidential election and will be in a runoff for the job in three weeks, according to results released Monday. Ukraine's president was still trying to hold ...

UK leader Theresa May makes final push on EU divorce deal

By DANICA KIRKA and JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May was making a final push Thursday to save her European Union withdrawal deal after her promise to step down gained the agreement some support but failed to win over lawmakers from Northern ...

Thai Election Commission faces criticism in vote count

By CHRIS BLAKE and KAWEEWIT KAEWJINDA Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's Election Commission held a sudden news conference Thursday to release full preliminary results of the country's recent general election, though some of the data was inconsistent, adding to concerns over the ...

Tanker hijacked by rescued migrants arrives safely in Malta

By STEPHEN CALLEJA and COLLEEN BARRY Associated Press VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — A Maltese special operations team on Thursday boarded a tanker that had been hijacked by migrants rescued at sea, and returned control to the captain before escorting it to a Maltese port. Armed military personnel ...

‘It doesn’t open’: Mosque survivors describe terror at door

By NICK PERRY Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — When the gunman began to attack the Al Noor mosque, Ahmed Alayedy scrambled to get to the nearest emergency exit. He was the first one there. "I tried to open the door," he said. "But it doesn't open." Alayedy and other ...

High-rise office building catches fire in Bangladesh capital

By JULHAS ALAM Associated Press DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A fire broke out Thursday in a high-rise office building in Bangladesh's capital with many people trapped inside, but was largely brought under control in several hours, officials said. The fire was the latest in a city where flouted ...

Mozambican families hunt for loved ones separated by cyclone

By CARA ANNA Associated Press BUZI, Mozambique (AP) — The young mother huddled on a wooden boat clutching her 2-year-old daughter, headed for the unknown: The flooded town of Buzi, which thousands have fled with little but the clothes on their backs. Fishermen's boats have been ferrying out ...

Terror at sea: Helicopter rescues frighten cruise passengers

By MARK LEWIS and JARI TANNER Associated Press STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Rodney Horgen recalled the moment he thought he was facing the end: when a huge wave crashed through the Viking Sky cruise ship's glass doors and swept his wife 30 feet across the floor. Horgen, 62, of Minnesota, was ...

Serbia, Kosovo mark start of NATO intervention 20 years ago

By JOVANA GEC Associated Press BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Twenty years after NATO intervened to stop Serbia's onslaught in Kosovo, Belgrade on Sunday commemorated the victims of what it says was an aggression while Kosovo hailed the beginning of its national liberation. The staunchly opposed ...

What next? Brexit delay gives UK more time to solve crisis

By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — Extra time has been added to the Brexit countdown clock. The European Union has granted Britain a few more weeks to overcome its political deadlock and chart a smooth road out of the bloc — or change its mind and seek a much longer ...

US, Europe eye closely as China, Italy deepen ties

By COLLEEN BARRY Associated Press MILAN (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping was received with full red-carpet honors by his Italian counterpart Friday, launching a two-day visit aimed at deepening ties through an ambitious infrastructure program that has raised suspicions among Italy's U.S. ...