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Kazakhstan officials say 52 people die in bus fireKazakhstan officials say 52 people die in bus fire
The Associated Press38 minutes ago
FILE- In this Friday, Oct. 28, 2016 file photo, Macedonia's President Gjorge Ivanov speaks during a media conference after talks with his Serbian counterpart Tomislav Nikolic, in Belgrade, Serbia. Macedonia’s president on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 vetoed a law making Albanian the country’s second official language, describing the legislation as unnecessary and unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)
Macedonia president vetoes Albanian language billMacedonia's president vetoes law making Albanian the country's second official language, describing the legislation as unnecessary and unconstitutional
The Associated Press8 hours ago
UK helicopters join French counterterror mission in AfricaBritain says it will send three Royal Air Force helicopters to join France's military mission against Islamist militants in Africa's Sahel region as part of closer U.K.-French intelligence and military cooperation
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Nationalists allowed to join German parliament's soccer teamA soccer team of German lawmakers has agreed to let several recently elected members of a nationalist party join its squad
The Associated Press10 hours ago
UN presents new proposals on Greece-Macedonia name disputeA UN mediator says he presented new proposals to resolve a 25-year-old dispute between Greece and Macedonia over the Balkan nation's name and should know within two months whether progress can be made
The Associated Press11 hours ago
FILE- In this file photo taken on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, Boris Grits, 48, who holds Russian and Israeli citizenship, sits in a cage in a courtroom in Moscow, Russia. Russian radio station Ekho Moskvy reported Wednesday Jan. 17, 2018, that doctors at Moscow's Serbsky hospital have diagnosed Grits as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, and his victim Felgenhauer said on the air that she trusts their conclusion. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
Attacker of Russian radio host diagnosed with schizophreniaA Russian radio station says the man who has stabbed and seriously wounded one of its journalists has been diagnosed with schizophrenia
The Associated Press11 hours ago
FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016 file photo, backdropped by the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, better known as the Blue Mosque in the historic Sultanahmet district of Istanbul, a police officer secures the area after an explosion, that killed several people. Turkey is set to extend Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, a state of emergency for the sixth time since it was imposed following failed 2016 coup attempt, worrying government opponents and allies who fear the emergency powers are thrusting Turkey toward an increasingly authoritarian direction. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Turkey to extend state of emergency amid freedom concernsTurkey is set to extend a state of emergency for the sixth time since it was imposed following failed 2016 coup attempt
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Jewish group: Spy case shows Germany must act against IranGermany's Jewish community says raids against suspected Iranian agents show Berlin needs to take a tougher line toward Tehran
The Associated Press13 hours ago
FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 file photo, Sotheby's employees adjust a frame with a fragment of the Union Flag, which flew from HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar, in London. Sotheby's auction house on Wednesday, Jan. 18, said a fragment of the red, white and blue "Victory Jack" flag that flew from Adm. Horatio Nelson's flagship during the Battle of Trafalgar has sold for 297,000 pounds ($408,761). (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, file)
Scrap of flag from Nelson's HMS Victory sells for $408,000Sotheby's auction house says a fragment of the red, white and blue "Victory Jack" flag that flew from Adm. Horatio Nelson's flagship during the Battle of Trafalgar has sold for 297,000 pounds (around $408,000)
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Refugees protest against the U.S. for withholding $65 million from Palestinian aid programs, in front of the UNRWA offices in the Nusseirat refugee camp, central Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. The Trump administration on Tuesday cut tens of millions of dollars in money for Palestinian refugees, demanding that the U.N. agency responsible for the programs undertake a "fundamental re-examination," the State Department said. Arabic reads, "Jerusalem is not for sale, not  for gold or silver."  (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
Belgium counters US with $23 million for UN Palestinian fundBelgium has already stepped in to help out the UN Agency assisting Palestinian refugees with an immediate disbursement of $23 million after the Trump administration suspended $65 million in aid for the international agency
The Associated Press13 hours ago
NATO chief due in Macedonia to discuss membership bidNATO's secretary general is due in Macedonia for talks on the country's renewed accession bid, a decade after a dispute with neighboring Greece killed an initial effort to join the alliance
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Police officers survey an Ukranian-registered AN-2 aircraft near Kallosemjen, 242 kms east of Budapest, Hungary, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, after the plane carrying 11 migrants entered Hungarian air space and landed on an agricultural area. The migrants, comprising three Afghan and eight Vietnamese nationals, were apprehended near Kallosemjen following an extensive search that included the use of search dogs and thermal cameras. Police are investigating the incident as a human smuggling case. (Zsolt Czegledi/MTI via AP)
Hungary seeks to punish those who aid illegal migrationThe Hungarian government is proposing a set of laws which would tax and possibly sanction Hungarian organizations which assist illegal migration and receive foreign funding
The Associated Press14 hours ago
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