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Runoff likely to have opposing views of Macedonia's new name

Apr. 21, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — A presidential election in North Macedonia that gave voters another chance to express an opinion on their country's new name will go to a runoff after turnout in the first round of voting Sunday was too low for a candidate to win outright, election officials said. The May 5...

The Latest: Muslim organization chief condemns attack

Apr. 21, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local): 10:10 p.m. The secretary general of the world's largest organization of Muslim nations has condemned the attacks in Sri Lanka that killed more than 200 people on Easter Sunday. The Organization of Islamic...

Animal welfare group and Albania quarrel over 3 lions' fate

Apr. 18, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — An international animal welfare group was locked in a dispute with the Albanian government Thursday over three lions that were removed from a private zoo but not been taken to their new home in the Netherlands. The lions require proper medical care but remain caged in Albania due to...

Dutch fertility doctor may have more than 49 children

Apr. 15, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Martijn van Halen has every right to be angry at Jan Karbaat. The Dutch fertility doctor lied to his parents and used his own sperm to inseminate Van Halen's mother. But, somehow, the 39-year-old Dutch landscape gardener doesn't seem to harbor too much resentment. "Of course,...

Widow of Serbian strongman Milosevic dies in Russia

Apr. 14, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The widow of late Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic, who was often dubbed Lady Macbeth of the Balkans because of the huge influence she had on her husband, died Sunday in Russia at the age of 76, friends and party associates said. Serbian state television said Mirjana Markovic...

The Latest: EU, UK agree to delay Brexit until Halloween

Apr. 11, 2019 2:01 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local): 3 a.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May says the European Union has granted her "key request" to add an early exit clause to its agreement to a six-month Brexit extension. The U.K. and the EU agreed early Thursday to...

Cod, shrimp and iPad jokes _ backstage at the Brexit summit

Apr. 10, 2019 10:06 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Angela Merkel and Theresa May laughed at their matching jackets. European presidents and prime ministers haggled about Britain's future over a cod-and-shrimp dinner. Then after digesting their iced macadamia nut dessert, they decided to extend Brexit until the stroke of midnight on...

Police fire water cannon at fans outside Ajax stadium

Apr. 10, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Police in Amsterdam fired a water cannon at football fans "to put out flares and prevent unsafe situations" and carried out charges on horseback ahead of the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinal between Ajax and Juventus. Local broadcaster AT5 showed images of scores of chanting...

In a first, Bedouin women lead tours in Egypt's Sinai

Apr. 10, 2019 5:42 AM EDT

ABU ZENIMA, Egypt (AP) — Amid a stunning vista of desert mountains, a Bedouin woman, Umm Yasser, paused to point out a local plant, and she began to explain how it was used in medicine to the group of foreign tourists she was guiding. Umm Yasser is breaking new ground among the deeply conservative Bedouin...

The Latest: Tusk urges EU leaders to grant May 'flextension'

Apr. 9, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Brexit discussions (all times local): 7:25 p.m. European Council President Donald Tusk is urging European Union leaders to grant the United Kingdom a flexible extension to its departure date from the bloc. In his invitation to Wednesday's Brussels summit to discuss Prime...