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  • Defense arguments start in German neo-Nazi murder trial

    BERLIN (AP) — Lawyers for the main defendant in a high-profile neo-Nazi murder trial in Germany have begun their closing arguments — five years after proceedings opened. Beate Zschaepe, the only known survivor of the far-right National Socialist Underground group, is accused of taking part in 10 killings, two bomb attacks and several bank robberies. […]
  • EU official favors Western Balkans integration into the bloc

    TIRANA, Albania (AP) — A senior European Union official said Tuesday that the road to membership in the bloc for Albania and Macedonia would be tough but “worth the effort.” European Council President Donald Tusk’s comments came as he started a weeklong tour of Western Balkans countries, urging more work in the rule of law […]
  • The Latest: Praise for officer who arrested Canada suspect

    TORONTO (AP) — The Latest on the incident in which a van plowed down a Toronto sidewalk, killing and injuring several people (all times local): 11:05 a.m. The president of Toronto’s police union says an officer’s behavior in arresting a suspect in Monday’s deadly van attack was “one shining moment” in an otherwise horrific day. […]
  • Spain eyes HQ of EU piracy mission amid Brexit planning

    ROTA, Spain (AP) — Spain looks set to take charge of the European Union’s anti-piracy operation off Somalia despite a challenge from Italy, as EU countries compete for the spoils from Britain’s departure from the bloc next year. With Brexit due in just 11 months, Spain wants to host the headquarters of the EUNAVFOR Atalanta […]
  • UN prosecutor seeks life term for Karadzic at appeal hearing

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A U.N. prosecution lawyer urged appeals judges Tuesday to convict former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic on a second genocide count and increase his 40-year sentence for overseeing Serb atrocities during the Bosnian war to a life term. Prosecutor Katrina Gustafson told a five-judge appellate panel at the U.N. Mechanism […]
  • Armenia’s political transition unclear after PM’s ouster

    YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — The abrupt resignation of Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan after two weeks of protests against his rule has caught the opposition off guard: The protesters had focused on driving out what they consider a corrupt elite, and seem to lack the structure or the political platform to replace it. Waving the […]
  • Romania: Leader faces misconduct charges in court hearing

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s most powerful politician is preparing to defend himself against corruption charges, days after the U.S. State Department said graft remains widespread at every level of the country’s government. In the run-up to Wednesday’s hearing, Liviu Dragnea, the chairman of the Social Democratic Party, has dismissed the charges of official misconduct […]
  • Pakistan arrests father, uncle in Italian’s ‘honor’ killing

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police on Tuesday arrested the father and the uncle suspected in an “honor” killing of a 25-year-old Italian citizen, a woman of Pakistani origin who refused to marry the man they chose for her. The two men were charged with the killing of Sana Cheema in the neighborhood of Mangowal in […]
  • Thailand says it’s willing to host Trump-Kim summit

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand is willing and able to host a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but no plans have been made to do so, the country’s foreign minister said Tuesday. Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai was responding to questions from reporters who noted that Bangkok was one […]
  • Timeline in case of journalist Kim Wall’s death on submarine

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish inventor Peter Madsen is on trial for the killing of journalist Kim Wall in his submarine. Madsen denies killing Wall and says she died while he was on deck. However, he has admitted dismembering the 30-year-old woman’s body before he “buried her at sea.” With a verdict expected Wednesday, these […]