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Libyan Gen. Khalifa Hifter joins a meeting with the Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias in Athens, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. The commander of anti-government forces in war-torn Libya has begun meetings in Athens in a bid to counter Turkey's support for his opponents. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Fighting rages as Libya force pushes toward key western city

Jan. 26, 2020 2:44 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Officials from Libya's two rival governments said fighting erupted Sunday as the country's east-based forces advanced toward the strategic western city of Misrata, further eroding a crumbling cease-fire agreement brokered earlier this month. The clashes came just hours after the United Nations...

U.S. President Donald Trump's envoy for the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, Ambassador Richard Grenell speaks during a press conference after a meeting with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade, Serbia, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. Grenell is meeting Serbian President Vucic in order to move the dialogue and normalize relations between the two sides.(AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Trump envoy hails deal to resume Serbia-Kosovo rail service

Jan. 25, 2020 12:46 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump’s special envoy for Serbia and Kosovo said Saturday that an agreement to resume railway service between the two Balkan rivals is important for both nations. Richard Grenell, who is the U.S. ambassador to Germany, said establishing train links...

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, shakes hands wit Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, following their joint news conference after their meeting in Istanbul, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. Merkel met Erdogan for talks that are expected to focus on the future of a migration deal between Turkey and the EU that helped decrease refugee flows to Europe.(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

Erdogan urges international pressure on Libya's Hifter

Jan. 24, 2020 1:03 PM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday urged international pressure to force the head of Libya's eastern-based forces to abide by a tentative truce and said Turkey was determined to continue supporting Libya's U.N.-backed government. Erdogan made the comments following meetings in...

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Review: “The Words I Never Wrote”

Jan. 24, 2020 11:29 AM EST

“The Words I Never Wrote: a Novel,” Ballantine Books, by Jane Thynne What is it about historical novels that open against the backdrop of Europe on the brink of World War II? We know what crisis looms, even if the characters do not, and yet we cannot get enough of the tales of destruction and...

Police officers looks into a school bus that has crashed in Berka Vor Dem Hainich, near Eisenach, Germany, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. German media reported that two children died in a school bus crash in the central state of Thuringia early Thursday. Public broadcaster MDR reported that 20 children and the bus driver were injured in the crash in Berka, about 260 kilometers (160 miles) southwest of Berlin. (Swen Pfoertner/dpa via AP)

School bus crashes in Germany kill 2 children, hurt 14

Jan. 23, 2020 10:03 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A school bus crashed in central Germany early Thursday, killing two children and leaving five others seriously injured. Officials said the bus carrying 22 elementary school children, aged eight to 11, slid off an icy, cobblestone road, crashed into a ditch and flipped over several times near...

2 German men of murder for shooting dead Polish woman

Jan. 22, 2020 11:51 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A Berlin court on Wednesday convicted two German men of murder in the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old Polish woman. German news agency dpa reported that the court concluded that the defendants had “wanted to see what it's like when somebody dies.” Berlin's regional court...

In this Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 photo members of a bomb disposal team search for World War II munition at the site of the planned new Tesla Gigafactory in Gruenheide near Berlin, Germany. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said during an awards ceremony in Berlin in November 2019 that 'we have decided to put the Tesla Gigafactory Europe in the Berlin area.' The company will also set up an engineering and design center in Berlin, Musk said. He wrote on Twitter that the new plant 'will build batteries, powertrains & vehicles, starting with Model Y.' (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

WWII-era ammunition found at Tesla factory site near Berlin

Jan. 22, 2020 9:32 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Germany say 85 kilograms (187 pounds) of World War II ammunition have been found on the site where Tesla plans to build its first European factory. Local newspaper Maerkische Oderzeitung quoted officials in Brandenburg on Wednesday as saying they estimate about 25 unexploded...

In this Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 photo, Mordechai Ciechanower, a 95-year-old Auschwitz survivor, shows his tattooed identification number as poses for a photo at his home in Ramat Gan, Israel. His mother and two sisters were killed upon arrival in Auschwitz and he says he survived his nearly two years in the camp thanks to his roofing skills and the generous help of others.

AP PHOTOS: After Auschwitz, survivors still bear witness

Jan. 22, 2020 8:43 AM EST

Seventy-five years after the killing stopped at Auschwitz, the survivors still bear witness, and many observe the rising hatred and anti-Semitism in the world today with a sense of deep disquiet. Ahead of commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by the Soviet army, Associated...

UN welcomes commitments toward Libya peace, urges cease-fire

Jan. 21, 2020 7:09 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday welcomed the commitment by world powers and other key countries to support a plan to restore peace in Libya and urged the warring parties to quickly conclude a cease-fire agreement. The U.N.’s most powerful body issued a statement after a...

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2011 file photo, a Libyan oil worker, works at a refinery inside the Brega oil complex, in Brega, eastern Libya. On Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, Libya’s National Oil Corporation said that guards under the command of Khalifa Hifter’s forces shut down two key oil fields in the country’s southwestern desert, following the earlier closure of all eastern export terminals.(AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)

Libyan oil fields remain shut, testing peace summit

Jan. 20, 2020 2:15 PM EST

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libya’s major oil fields and production facilities remained closed on Monday, its national oil company said, in a sign that the country's east-based forces are not backing down after an international summit to end the Libyan civil war. The Libyan National Oil Corporation...