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  • Migrant shot and seriously wounded in Croatia

    ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A Croatian hospital says a migrant is fighting for his life after being shot Friday by police. Doctors in the Croatian port of Rijeka said Sunday the unidentified migrant suffered multiple bullet wounds to his chest. Croatian police have said they fired shots at a group of migrants Friday “to protect […]
  • Taiwan’s president predicts more pressure from China

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen says China’s pressure on the self-governing island democracy will only increase amid a changing international situation. Tsai is seeking a second term in January’s presidential elections and told supporters Sunday night she had overseen an upgrading in the island’s defense against China’s military threat. Tsai said: “International […]
  • Thousands protest election reform failure in Georgia

    TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Thousands of Georgians protested outside the Caucasus country’s parliament Sunday, demanding snap elections after lawmakers failed to pass a promised electoral-reform measure. The Georgian Dream party, which dominates the country’s politics and holds a strong majority in the legislature, had promised a constitutional amendment under which all seats filled in next […]
  • Black Eyed Peas star accuses Qantas attendant of racism

    SYDNEY (AP) — Black Eyed Peas musician will.i.am has accused a flight attendant from Australia’s national carrier Qantas of being racist and rude to him on a flight. The musician said he was met by police at Sydney Airport on Saturday after an incident with an “overly aggressive flight attendant” who he says was upset […]
  • Business chief concerned about UK parties’ economic policies

    LONDON (AP) — A senior British business leader has raised concerns about the economic policies of the two main parties in next month’s election, describing 2020 as the most important year in a generation due to uncertainty over Britain’s departure from the European Union. Confederation of British Industry Director-General Carolyn Fairbairn told Sky News on […]
  • France’s yellow vests stage new protests for anniversary

    PARIS (AP) — Yellow vest activists staged peaceful demonstrations across France on Sunday, a day after scuffles between Paris police and protesters marred the anniversary of their movement for economic justice. Local yellow vest groups gathered at traffic circles across France where the movement emerged one year ago. In Paris, dozens of protesters briefly rallied […]
  • Alleged Norwegian spy returns home after Russian prison time

    HELSINKI (AP) — A Norwegian man convicted of espionage in Russia has returned to his native country after a Cold War-style spy swap in Lithuania. Norwegian news agency NTB said Sunday that Frode Berg was flown by private jet from Vilnius, Lithuania, to Gardermoen military air base near Oslo late Saturday. His lawyer, Brynjulf Risnes, […]
  • Afghan candidate halts another attempt at ballot recount

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan election commission has tried to launch another ballot recount but presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah halted the attempt by saying he won’t let his observers participate. The September election has been mired in controversy. The election commission has tried to carry out a ballot recount. Both President Ashraf Ghani and […]
  • China carrier fleet passes near rival Taiwan

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A Chinese aircraft carrier fleet passed near Taiwan on Sunday, prompting the self-governing island to scramble ships and jets to monitor the situation. Taiwan’s defense ministry said the southbound Chinese fleet passed into the Taiwan Strait but stayed on China’s side of the waterway that separates the island from China. The […]
  • Time for hip waders: Venice sees record 3rd exceptional tide

    VENICE, Italy (AP) — Venice was hit Sunday by a record third exceptional tide in the same week while other parts of Italy struggled with a series of weather woes, from rain-swollen rivers to high winds to an out-of-season avalanche. Stores and museums in Venice were mostly closed in the hardest-hit area around St. Mark’s […]