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Khodorkovsky plots out a long game: a post-Putin Russia

February 16, 2018

LONDON (AP) — He once was Russia's richest man, and then for 10 years its most famous prisoner. Now Mikhail Khodorkovsky wants to try a new mantle: godfather of Russian democracy. more »»

Ethiopia declares state of emergency amid wide protests

February 16, 2018

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian officials have declared a state of emergency amid widespread anti-government protests that have persisted for more than two years and in which hundreds have... more »»

Oxfam chief: Sex-abuse claims a 'stain' on the organization

February 16, 2018

LONDON (AP) — Reports that Oxfam staff members sexually exploited people in crisis zones are "a stain" that shames the charity, the organization's chief said in an interview broadcast Friday. more »»

Hezbollah: US not honest broker in Lebanon's gas dispute

February 16, 2018

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah urged fellow politicians Friday not to let the U.S. more »»

Turkey: 6 journalists sentenced to life in prison

February 16, 2018

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish court on Friday sentenced six journalists and media employees accused of involvement in Turkey's 2016 failed coup attempt to life in prison without parole, the state-run... more »»

Bangladesh gives names to begin Rohingya repatriation

February 16, 2018

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A Bangladesh Cabinet minister gave a list of 8,032 Rohingya refugees to his Myanmar counterpart on Friday to begin repatriations of the Muslim minority under a November... more »»

Challenges ahead as Kosovo, Europe's newest nation, turns 10

February 16, 2018

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Every country has a national anthem, a musical compilation that aims to stir patriotic emotion, and Kosovo is no exception. more »»

Euthanasia dispute in Belgium: When do doctors cross a line?

February 16, 2018

A disputed case of euthanasia in Belgium, involving the death of a dementia patient who never formally asked to die, has again raised concerns about weak oversight in a country with some of the... more »»

Students celebrate 1st child born in an independent Kosovo

February 16, 2018

LIPJAN, Kosovo (AP) — All the students in a tiny village in Kosovo have gathered to celebrate a very special day for Pavaresia Sopi — a 10th birthday with deep significance for her whole Balkan... more »»

Pakistan to send troops to Saudi Arabia on training mission

February 16, 2018

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military says it is sending troops to assist Saudi Arabia on a training mission but that they will not be deployed in conflict zones outside the kingdom. more »»

With Koreas Olympic thaw, war-split families want reunions

February 16, 2018

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — When Kang Hwa-seon married into a family that lived in a thatched house in this eastern coastal city in the early 1940s, she was in essence a mother to her little... more »»

South Africa's new leader Ramaphosa set to address nation

February 16, 2018

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa's new President Cyril Ramaphosa was preparing to give his first state of the nation address Friday to a country with high expectations as he vows to... more »»

US, Turkey return from brink, aim to 'normalize' ties

February 16, 2018

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The United States and Turkey pulled back from the brink of crisis on Friday, agreeing to normalize badly strained relations over Syria and other issues that had threatened... more »»

Family grieves Philippine maid found dead in Kuwait freezer

February 16, 2018

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The body of a Filipino housemaid found stuffed in a freezer in an abandoned apartment in Kuwait was flown home to her grieving family Friday, as attention focused on th... more »»

AP PHOTOS: People in Asia and beyond welcome Lunar New Year

February 16, 2018

BEIJING (AP) — People in Asia and around the world are celebrating the Lunar New Year on Friday with festivals, parades and temple visits to ask for blessings. more »»

Security conference in Germany brings together top officials

February 16, 2018

MUNICH (AP) — Dozens of world leaders, top defense officials and diplomats were gathering Friday in southern Germany for an influential security conference, amid growing strains between the U.S. more »»

Death of dementia patient stirs Belgium euthanasia fears

February 16, 2018

A disputed case of euthanasia in Belgium, involving the death of a dementia patient who never formally asked to die, has again raised concerns about weak oversight in a country with some of the... more »»

Zimbabwe's president has clear road to election, few rivals

February 16, 2018

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — As the body of Zimbabwe's main opposition leader awaits repatriation home for burial, his party already faces nasty power struggles to replace a man praised by both allies... more »»

Seoul footing record tab for North Korea at 2018 Olympics

February 16, 2018

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — How much was it worth to Seoul for hundreds of North Koreans to attend the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics? Try $2.5 million. more »»

 
 
 

 

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