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Afghan Hazaras being killed at school, play, even at birth

Jun. 11, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Just running errands in the mainly Hazara neighborhoods of west Kabul can be dangerous. One day last week, Adila Khiari and her two daughters went out to buy new curtains. Soon after, her son heard that a minibus had been bombed — the fourth to be blown up in...

UN says over 200 migrants intercepted off Libyan shores

Jun. 11, 2021 12:03 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — More than 200 migrants bound for Europe were intercepted on Friday by Libya's coast guard just off the shore of the North African country, a U.N. spokeswoman said. Safa Msehli, a spokeswoman for the International Organization for Migration, tweeted that...

Greece willing to back 'positive' EU agenda for Turkey

Jun. 11, 2021 07:14 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s prime minister said Friday that his government is willing to back the European Union’s “positive” agenda for relations with Turkey, signaling a further easing of tension between the neighboring countries. Greek Prime Minister...

The Latest: Biden presents UK's Johnson with a US-made bike

Jun. 10, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

CARBIS BAY, England (AP) — The Latest on the Group of Seven nations meeting being held in England and the talks Thursday between British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and President Joe Biden: FALMOUTH, England — President Joe Biden has given British Prime Minister...

In retaliation, Russia expels diplomat from North Macedonia

Jun. 10, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia’s foreign ministry said Thursday that Russia has expelled a diplomat from the small Balkan country, weeks after a Russian embassy official was ordered to leave Skopje. The acting ambassador at North Macedonia’s embassy...

Biden opens overseas trip declaring 'United States is back'

Jun. 09, 2021 20:21 PM EDT

MILDENHALL, England (AP) — President Joe Biden opened the first overseas trip of his term Wednesday with a declaration that “the United States is back” as he seeks to reassert the nation on the world stage and steady European allies deeply shaken by his predecessor. ...

Soviet-made jet crashes; Bulgarian air force pilot missing

Jun. 09, 2021 06:19 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — A Soviet-built MiG-29 fighter jet from Bulgaria's air force crashed into the Black Sea during a military exercise and the pilot is missing, the Bulgarian Defense Ministry said Wednesday. The ministry said the fighter jet disappeared from radar at...

Biden to get warm welcome from relieved but wary allies

Jun. 08, 2021 07:48 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — When U.S. President Joe Biden flies to Europe this week, he will find his hosts welcoming but wary. His predecessor Donald Trump may be gone, but he leaves a long shadow. Biden’s first foreign trip as president starts Wednesday and includes a gathering...

Serbian president says EU-brokered Kosovo talks to resume

Jun. 04, 2021 13:31 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s president on Friday said that European Union-mediated negotiations on normalizing relations with Kosovo, which stalled last year, will resume within days. Aleksandar Vucic did not specify the date but said “dialogue will continue...

Belarus opposition slams dissident TV confessions as coerced

Jun. 04, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Belarusian opposition said Friday a dissident journalist was coerced to appear in a video on state TV in which he wept and praised the country's authoritarian ruler, a broadcast sharply criticized by Western officials. In the 90-minute video...