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Spain rescues over 440 migrants from Mediterranean SeaSpain's maritime rescue service says it has saved over 400 migrants attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea
The Associated Press30 minutes ago
Swiss-flagged cargo ship attacked off Nigeria, 12 kidnappedA Swiss shipping company says that a bulk carrier has been attacked by pirates off the coast of Nigeria and 12 of its 19 crew members have been kidnapped
The Associated Press42 minutes ago
Russia blames Israel for downing of plane by Syrian forcesThe Russian Defense Ministry has again blamed Israel for the downing of a Russian plane by Syrian government forces and says Israel appears "ungrateful" for Moscow's efforts to rein in Iran-backed fighters in Syria
The Associated Press48 minutes ago
FILE - In this May 16, 2018 file photo Chair of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), Andrea Nahles, right, speaks at the plenary session of the German Bundestag in the Reichstags building in front of Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, Finance Minister Olaf Scholz and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, from left, in Berlin. A decision to remove Germany’s spy chief after he appeared to downplay recent far-right protests but give him a new government job is causing discontent in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government. (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP)
German government seeks to end standoff over spy chiefLeaders of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's governing coalition are trying to resolve a standoff over the future of the country's domestic intelligence chief and stabilize their six-month-old alliance
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Sunday, March 25, 2012 file photo, Danny DeVito arrives for the Jameson Empire Awards at a central London venue. Actor Danny DeVito has been honored with a lifetime achievement award at Spain’s most prestigious film festival in the northern coastal city of San Sebastian on Saturday Sept. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Jonathan Short, File)
Danny DeVito receives lifetime achievement award in SpainActor Danny DeVito has been honored with a lifetime achievement award at Spain's most prestigious film festival in the northern coastal city of San Sebastian
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Ex-health minister tapped to lead Austrian oppositionAustria's main opposition party is set to make a former health minister, Pamela Rendi-Wagner, its new leader after ex-Chancellor Christian Kern announced his departure
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Tom Evans, father of Alfie Evans, attends the Atreju political meeting, the Youth Festival of the Fdi-Fratelli D'Italia party (Brothers of Italy), in Rome, Saturday, Sept.22, 2018. (Claudio Peri/ANSA via AP)
Bannon dubs the far-right Europe's "new elite" patriotsSteve Bannon says the far-right is the "new elite" as he pushes for a transnational European political movement
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE - In this April 18, 2018 file photo, Pope Francis meets a group of faithful from China at the end of his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican. On Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, the Vatican announced it had signed a "provisional agreement" with China on the appointment of bishops, a breakthrough on an issue that for decades fueled tensions between the Holy See and Beijing and thwarted efforts toward diplomatic relations. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, file)
Vatican, China make breakthrough deal on bishop appointmentsThe Vatican and China have announced a breakthrough "provisional agreement" about the appointment of bishops, an issue that for decades has caused conflict between the Holy See and Beijing
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Thousands rally across Russia against raising pension agesThousands have rallied across Russia to protest the government's plan to raise the eligibility age for retirement pensions by five years
The Associated Press18 hours ago
British Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement on Brexit negotiations with the European Union, at 10 Downing Street, in London, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. The British government on Friday accused the European Union of slamming the handbrake on Brexit negotiations, after the bloc said Prime Minister Theresa May's blueprint was unworkable. A rattled May insisted that her plan was the only one on the table — and that Britain was prepared to walk away from the EU without a deal if it was rejected. ( Jack Taylor/Pool Photo via AP)
UK envoy urges EU to step back from the Brexit 'abyss'Britain's foreign secretary has urged European Union leaders to "step back from the abyss" and seek a compromise over Brexit
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Child drowns after boat with Syrians capsizes off LebanonLebanon's army says a boat carrying 39 migrants has capsized off the Lebanese northern coast, and one child has drowned
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Vatican announces deal with China on bishop appointments, says it hopes for greater bilateral collaborationVatican announces deal with China on bishop appointments, says it hopes for greater bilateral collaboration
The Associated Press1 day ago
Cyprus protests Turkish warship's arrest of fishing boatCyprus is trying to secure the release of five fishermen who were taken into custody by a Turkish warship as they were fishing off the island's northern coast
The Associated Press1 day ago
Pennsylvania dioceses consider victims' compensation fundPennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses say they are willing to set up a victims' compensation fund as they face the prospect that state lawmakers will give victims of decades-old child sexual abuse another chance to sue the church
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Friday, April 27, 2018 file photo, the leader of Romania's ruling Social Democratic party, Liviu Dragnea, grimaces as he walks out of the anti-corruption prosecutors' office, in Bucharest, Romania.  Romania’s ruling Social Democratic Party on Friday Sept. 21, 2018, endorsed its chairman Liviu Dragnea, despite his recent conviction for abuse of power. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, file)
Romania ruling party endorses embattled party chiefRomania's ruling Social Democratic Party endorsed its party chairman, recently convicted of abuse of power
The Associated Press1 day ago
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