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  • Warning over possible ‘collapse’ of refugee system in Mexico

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission has issued a warning over what it calls “the possible collapse of the system for protecting refugees” in the country. The commission says that of the nearly 14,600 refuge requests received during 2017, close to 60 percent have not been attended to. Even some requests from […]
  • Dolce & Gabbana send drones down runway

    MILAN (AP) — Designers have made plays big and small for the loyalty of younger admirers at Milan Fashion Week. They have reached out with Instagram-savvy supermodels like Gigi Hadid, styles that incorporate more elements of street-wear and ever-evolving technology, as highlighted with Dolce & Gabbana’s clever use of drones during their womenswear show. Some […]
  • Romanians protest minister’s putdown of top graft prosecutor

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Thousands of Romanians took to the streets in cities around the country Sunday to protest the justice minister’s call for the removal of the country’s chief anti-corruption prosecutor. Demonstrators of all ages gathered in the Romanian capital’s bitterly cold weather for three hours to demand the resignation of Justice Minister Tudorel […]
  • Argentina fires on Chinese vessel ‘fishing illegally’

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina’s coast guard said it fired on a Chinese boat illegally fishing in its waters before embarking on an almost eight hour chase to capture it. Nobody was reportedly injured and no fishermen were detained. The Argentine Naval Prefecture said in a statement Friday that its officers fired shots at […]
  • The Latest: Germany’s Merkel to put critic in new Cabinet

    BERLIN (AP) — The latest on Germany’s new government (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Chancellor Angela Merkel has named an ambitious young conservative as health minister in Germany’s new government, signaling a desire to include critics in her fourth term. Merkel pledged to put fresh faces in her Cabinet after reaching a coalition deal this […]
  • EU Commission chief urges Macedonia to resolve name dispute

    SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker urged Macedonian officials Sunday to resolve a long-standing naming dispute with neighboring Greece so the country can open membership talks with the European Union. Juncker arrived in Macedonia to kick off a Western Balkans tour that also will include stops in Albania, Serbia, Kosovo, Bosnia and […]
  • Cambodia’s ruling party claims sweeping win in Senate vote

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The ruling party of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen claimed a sweeping win in Sunday’s elections for the country’s Senate, a victory that it assured itself by eliminating any serious opposition from the contest. Sok Eysan, a spokesman for the Cambodian People’s Party, said it had won a landslide victory. […]
  • UN peacekeepers in South Sudan accused of paying for sex

    JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The United Nations mission in South Sudan says it has recalled a 46-member peacekeeping police unit after some members allegedly paid local women living in a protection camp for sex. A U.N. statement says the Ghanaian policemen have been recalled from Wau to the capital, Juba. The U.N. chief in […]
  • Border Patrol’s checkpoints overlooked in debate over wall

    LAREDO, Texas (AP) — As vehicles line up at the Border Patrol’s checkpoint a half-hour drive’s north of the U.S.-Mexico border, its agents have around 10 seconds to check each driver and decide which few they will stop for additional inspection. It’s a situation challenged constantly by smugglers, sometimes with deadly consequences. In July, 10 […]
  • Thousands march in memory of slain Russian opposition leader

    MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of people have marched down a central Moscow boulevard to mark the third anniversary of the slaying of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov. Nemtsov was shot and killed on Feb. 27, 2015 while walking on a bridge near the Kremlin. His death sent shock waves through Russia’s beleaguered opposition. Demonstrators at […]