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  • Indonesia oil pipeline fire kills Chinese worker

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Authorities say a Chinese worker was killed in a fire at an oil pipeline in western Indonesia. West Java police chief Rudy Sufahriadi said the fire broke out Tuesday near a high-speed rail construction site that will connect the capital, Jakarta, to Bandung, located in West Java’s Cimahi district. He said […]
  • The Latest: Greece pledges to toughen asylum procedure

    BIHAC, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The Latest on developments involving migrants to Europe (all times local): 2:25 p.m. Greece’s government has promised to toughen the asylum application procedure for migrants and speed up deportations as authorities struggle to cope with a surge in new arrivals. The draft legislation submitted to parliament and published Tuesday also calls […]
  • Days of attacks in Burkina Faso kill at least 19 civilians

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Officials in Burkina Faso say attacks in the past few days have killed at least 19 civilians in the West African nation’s northern region where Islamic extremists are gaining ground. North Central Regional Councilor Adama Sawadogo says armed men attacked Zoura village in Bam province overnight Sunday into Monday, killing […]
  • Swiss file their 1st charges in Petrobras-Odebrecht scandal

    BERLIN (AP) — Swiss prosecutors have filed their first indictment in investigations related to Brazilian construction company Odebrecht and state-run oil giant Petrobras, charging a suspect with complicity in the bribery of foreign public officials and with money laundering. The Swiss attorney general’s office didn’t identify the “financial intermediary” involved in a statement Tuesday, saying […]
  • Thailand bans use of paraquat and other toxic farm chemicals

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s government has agreed to ban the use of three farming chemicals widely regarded as dangerous to human health. The government’s National Hazardous Substances Committee voted Tuesday to put the herbicides paraquat and glyphosate and the insecticide chlorpyrifos in the category of banned chemicals, automatically barring their use under existing law. The […]
  • Lawsuit vs Sri Lankan presidential hopeful dismissed in US

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The daughter of a Sri Lankan journalist assassinated during the country’s civil war says she’ll appeal a U.S. court’s decision to throw out her lawsuit against Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the front-runner in Sri Lanka’s upcoming presidential election. Rajapaksa was defense chief when Lasantha Wickrematunge, editor of the Sunday Leader newspaper, was […]
  • Oslo police open fire on man who reportedly drove into crowd

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — At least two people were injured Tuesday in Norway’s capital city of Oslo, struck by an ambulance stolen by an armed man who was injured when police opened fire to stop him. Police said those struck by the ambulance included a woman with a stroller and an elderly couple. The woman and […]
  • Vatican denies risk of default over structural deficit

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — A top Vatican administrator is denying the Holy See risks default over its structural deficit, saying claims in a new book about possible financial ruin are overblown. Archbishop Nunzio Galantino, president of the office that manages the Vatican’s real estate and other assets, told the Avvenire newspaper of the Italian bishops’ […]
  • Bosnia police stop migrants from reaching northwest area

    BIHAC, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian police have pulled dozens of migrants off a train to prevent them from reaching a northwestern region of the country, where an overcrowded tent camp on Tuesday remained without water supplies for a second consecutive day. Hundreds of migrants staying at the Vucjak camp outside the town of Bihac could […]
  • AP Interview: Slovenia hails EU on Brexit, not enlargement

    LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia’s foreign minister said Tuesday the European Union showed unity during the Brexit negotiations, but failed in the Balkans when it couldn’t agree to open accession talks with North Macedonia and Albania. Miro Cerar said in an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday “there are some positive effects on the […]