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  • Italy’s government to avoid widely criticized sales tax rise

    MILAN (AP) — Italy’s new government has reached agreement on a set of budget measures to avoid a sales tax increase that critics warned would hurt the economy by weighing on spending. The measures agreed by Premier Giuseppe Conte’s cabinet early Wednesday include revenue-raising measures to fight persistent tax evasion, including incentives to those who […]
  • Cambodian police arrest suspects in rape of French tourist

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Three men accused of raping a female French tourist in southern Cambodia last week have been arrested, police said Wednesday. Kampot province police chief Maj. Gen. Mao Chanmathurith said the 43-year-old woman reported that she was walking alone at 3 a.m. Friday in Kampot town when three men pushed her […]
  • The Latest: Number of migrants crossing from Turkey rises

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The Latest on the migrant inflow into Europe (all times local): 3:10 p.m. The European Union border agency Frontex says the number of people trying to enter Europe from Turkey without authorization rose sharply last month. Frontex released new statistics Wednesday showing that more than 11,500 attempts to enter the EU […]
  • Turkish invasion sparks NATO crisis but eviction is unlikely

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria — along with the criticism and threats of sanctions brandished by fellow NATO members at Ankara over the offensive — is close to sparking a crisis at the world’s biggest military alliance. But despite the high political-military tensions, Turkey is very unlikely to be ejected from the […]
  • Strong quake leaves 1 dead, dozens injured in Philippines

    DAVAO, Philippines (AP) — An earthquake hit the southern Philippines late Wednesday, killing a girl, and injuring more than two dozen people in collapsed houses, and sending thousands of panicked people scrambling out of homes, shopping malls and a hospital, officials and news reports said. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 6.4 quake was […]
  • Brexit ignites fears of renewed violence in Northern Ireland

    BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Kate Nash says the time known as “The Troubles” never really ended in Northern Ireland. While the 1998 Good Friday Agreement brought an era of relative peace and prosperity to the U.K. region, paramilitary groups still exist and lower levels of violence continue to plague the community, says the 70-year-old […]
  • Polish couple sentenced for sprawling pyramid scheme

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The two founders of a pyramid scheme in Poland have been sentenced to years in prison for cheating thousands of people out of their savings in one of the nation’s biggest financial scandals, calculated at 200 million euros ($220 million). A court in Gdansk sentenced Marcin P. to 15 years in […]
  • Bosnian authorities round up migrants amid crisis warnings

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Authorities in northwestern Bosnia have rounded up hundreds of migrants and moved them to a refugee center while warning of a looming crisis ahead of upcoming winter. A video published by local media on Wednesday shows police escorting the migrants in a long column from the town of Bihac toward the […]
  • India’s court ends hearings in Hindu-Muslim temple dispute

    NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s top court on Wednesday ended hearings to settle a land title dispute between Muslims and Hindus over plans to build a Hindu temple on a site in northern India where Hindu hard-liners demolished a 16th century mosque in 1992, sparking deadly violence. The five judges are expected to announce their […]
  • Turkish patriotism on display amid Syria operation

    AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — National soccer team players give military salutes during international matches, Turkish flags flutter from balconies and storefronts, songs extolling the glory days of the Ottoman Empire blare from a border town’s loudspeakers, punctuated by the occasional boom of outgoing artillery. Since Turkey announced its incursion into neighboring Syria to clear out […]