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Several thousand in Belgrade seek truth about Kosovo murder

Jan. 16, 2019 1:57 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Thousands of people have marched in the capital of Serbia, demanding that the authorities find out who killed a moderate Serb politician in Kosovo a year ago. Holding candles, the crowd Wednesday walked in silence to honor Oliver Ivanovic, who was gunned down in the Serb-dominated...

Zimbabwe police arrest 600 in harsh crackdown on protests

Jan. 16, 2019 1:43 PM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe police armed with AK-47 rifles arrested a prominent activist and pastor on Wednesday, along with scores of others, in a harsh crackdown over protests against dramatic fuel price hikes in the economically shattered country. Zimbabwe's state security minister says more than...

The Latest: Zimbabwe arrests more than 600 for fuel protests

Jan. 16, 2019 1:36 PM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe protests (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Zimbabwe's state security minister says more than 600 people have been arrested countrywide amid protests over dramatic fuel price increases. Owen Ncube said on state television that 214 of the people have already appeared...

Zimbabwe's state security minister says more than 600 people have been arrested countrywide for fuel price protests

Jan. 16, 2019 1:34 PM EST
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's state security minister says more than 600 people have been arrested countrywide for fuel price protests .

Greek PM Tsipras faces midnight confidence vote in his govt

Jan. 16, 2019 1:28 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek lawmakers geared up Wednesday night for a confidence vote in the left-wing government, which lost its parliamentary majority after its coalition partner walked out to protest a deal normalizing relations with neighboring Macedonia. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is expected to...

Judge hears major Puerto Rico debt restructuring case

Jan. 16, 2019 11:40 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A court hearing on a major restructuring of Puerto Rico's massive debt opened on Wednesday, with protesters warning the deal would further indebt the U.S. territory and supporters arguing it would secure funds that the government urgently needs. The hearing involves more than...

Key moments in Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution

Jan. 16, 2019 1:35 AM EST

Forty years ago, Iran's ruling shah left his nation for the last time and an Islamic Revolution overthrew the vestiges of his caretaker government. The effects of the 1979 revolution, including the takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and the ensuing hostage crisis, have reverberated through decades of tense...

The Latest: Macron tells Britain "good luck" with Brexit

Jan. 15, 2019 8:38 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local): 10:15 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron is casting doubt on chances the European Union will renegotiate Britain's exit deal after British lawmakers roundly rejected the one their government reached with the EU. Macron...

Federal inmates in New York denied visits amid shutdown

Jan. 15, 2019 7:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal inmates awaiting trial in New York have refused meals after being denied visits with their families and lawyers due to staffing shortages worsened by the partial government shutdown, defense attorneys said Tuesday. David Patton, the head of the federal defender office in New York,...

Spain: Feminists oppose far-right-backed regional coalition

Jan. 15, 2019 1:33 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Thousands of Spaniards protested Tuesday against what they perceive as a threat to women's equality and legal protections from a deal that brought a right-wing coalition to power in Spain's populous Andalusia region. Protesters surrounded the parliament in Seville, the regional capital, where...