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  • EU states ponder Trump demand to take back IS fighters

    BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump’s demand that European countries take back their nationals fighting in Syria is receiving mixed reactions, as nations pondered how to bring home-grown Islamic State extremists to trial. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told ARD television Monday that German nationals have the right to return, but that it’s almost […]
  • Owner of New Delhi hotel where fire killed 17 arrested

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian authorities say they have arrested the owner of a New Delhi hotel where 17 people were killed by a fire. Police say Arpit Palace Hotel owner Rakesh Goel appeared Sunday in court, which ruled that police could take him into custody for questioning. Two hotel managers have been in custody […]
  • Maldives ex-president appears in court on laundering charges

    MALE, Maldives (AP) — Former Maldives President Yameen Abdul Gayoom has appeared in court to answer money laundering charges. Yameen appeared in criminal court in Male, the capital, on Monday afternoon after the country’s top prosecutor charged him last week with money laundering. Prosecutors say police investigations found $1 million allegedly linked to a shady […]
  • India taking Pakistan to UN’s highest court in spying case

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — India is taking Pakistan to the United Nations’ highest court in an attempt to spare an alleged spy from execution, in a case that has exacerbated tensions between the longtime rivals. In a hearing Monday at the International Court of Justice, India is laying out its case that Pakistan breached […]
  • Nigeria’s female candidates seek victory despite harassment

    KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Nervous ahead of Nigeria’s delayed election, a group of young women picked up their cellphones and wished each other well. “Honestly I’m so tensed and scared,” one typed. “I feel like crying. This is so touching,” another wrote. “What we are about to do is the beginning of an era,” texted […]
  • Poland may cancel visit to Israel amid new Holocaust spat

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A government official says Poland is considering pulling out altogether from a visit to Israel over a comment made by the acting Israeli foreign minister, the latest in a bitter new Holocaust spat between the two nations. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki already pulled out of the meeting Monday and Tuesday […]
  • Zimbabwe opposition official convicted of false declaration

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwean court has convicted prominent opposition politician Tendai Biti for announcing that his party’s leader won disputed elections held in July. Biti was on trial for “unofficial and false declaration of results.” Magistrate Gloria Takundwa fined him $200 for the offence. Biti, also a leading human rights lawyer, fled the […]
  • Swedish publisher’s daughter: Chinese men told me to be mum

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The daughter of a Swedish publisher detained in China says two Chinese businessmen she met in Stockholm said her father could be released if she stopped talking to the media. Angela Gui says that when she questioned the plan, the mood “became really threatening.” Gui spoke Sunday to Swedish broadcaster SVT […]
  • Germany: Trump IS fighter demand very hard to fulfill

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s foreign minister says President Donald Trump’s demand that European countries take back Islamic State group militants held in Syria would be “extraordinarily difficult” to fulfill. In a weekend tweet, Trump urged Britain, France and Germany and others to take back and try militants. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told ARD television […]
  • Australia police say they didn’t know Bahraini was refugee

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Federal Police did not know a Bahraini soccer player was a refugee who feared persecution in his homeland when the agency alerted Bahrain and Thailand that he was on a flight bound for Bangkok, a top police official said Monday. Police Deputy Commissioner Ramzi Jabbour told a Senate committee the […]