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  • Cyprus arrests Turkish Kurd terror suspect wanted by Germany

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus’ government spokesman says authorities have arrested a Turkish Kurd against whom Germany has launched criminal proceedings for “terrorist activities.” Prodromos Prodromou said in a written statement Saturday that the individual had been recognized by Cyprus as a political refugee and had been granted Cypriot travel documents. He said the person […]
  • Rally in Barcelona against new Spanish far-right party

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Several hundred people have marched in Barcelona to protest the emergence of a far-right party in Spain ahead of next month’s national elections. The protesters gathered Saturday behind a banner that read “Stop Vox, for a world without racism and fascism” in reference to the upstart Vox party. Others carried handmade […]
  • Thousands rally against leaders in Serbia, Montenegro

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Thousands of people have rallied in Serbia against populist President Aleksandar Vucic after political tensions soared last weekend when protesters burst into the state TV building angry over the station’s reporting that they view as biased. Whistle-blowing crowds on Saturday returned in front of the public broadcaster’s headquarters in downtown Belgrade […]
  • Magnitude 6.1 quake rattles nerves in southwestern Colombia

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A magnitude 6.1 earthquake that struck in Colombia shook buildings and frightened residents, but does not appear to have caused any damage. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the mid-afternoon quake Saturday took place near El Dovio, about 200 miles (325 kilometers) south of Medellin. Colombians reported feeling the quake as far […]
  • Venezuela lays out accusations against Guaido’s top aide

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s government is laying out accusations against a jailed top aide to opposition leader Juan Guaido. Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez went on state television Saturday alleging that Roberto Marrero was the ringleader of a plot to bring hitmen from Central America to Venezuela to carry out assassinations. He showed screen grabs […]
  • Brazilian miner Vale says dam in danger of collapse

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian mining giant Vale said Saturday that communities in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais have been ordered to evacuate after independent auditors found that one of its dams could collapse at any moment. On Friday, the company raised the level of risk at a mining waste dam in the […]
  • 5,000 nationalists protest corruption in Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — About 5,000 nationalist demonstrators have held a protest in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev calling for arrests in a defense industry corruption case. The Saturday protest was the latest in several weeks of demonstrations by supporters of the far-right focusing on corruption. A journalistic investigation in February reported that figures close […]
  • Mexican officials pick up 21 lost migrants south of Texas

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican immigration authorities say 21 migrants have been rescued in the northeastern state of Coahuila after wandering near the U.S. border for seven days. The National Migration Institute said Saturday that its assistance unit, Grupo Beta, received a call for help after the migrants were abandoned by a guide. It said […]
  • 1 killed, 1 injured in Austrian avalanche

    BERLIN (AP) — Authorities say one person was killed and a second seriously injured after getting caught in an avalanche in Austria. Police told the Austrian news agency APA on Saturday that the two people were part of a group who were in the Rax mountain range in Austria, near the town of Reichenau, when […]
  • 115 reported dead after attack on central Malian village

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Militia fighters descended on a village in central Mali before dawn Saturday, killing at least 115 people in the latest deadly attack blamed on an ethnic militia, local authorities said. The massacre in the village of Ogossogou left the village chief and his grandchildren dead in the ethnic Peulh community, according […]