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The Latest: Slovakia police detain 30 migrants

Aug. 18, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Latest on migration issues in Europe (all times local): 8 p.m. Slovakia police say they have detained a group of 30 migrants who attempted to get to the country from neighboring Hungary hidden under a freight train. Police say 18 migrants from Afghanistan were detained in the southern...

AP Explains: A look at Argentine turmoil after primary vote

Aug. 12, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

The perennial seesaw of Argentina's political and economic fortunes has pitched the South American country into more upheaval after an overwhelming primary election loss for the government of President Mauricio Macri. The currency and stock market plummeted Monday, a day after the surprising outcome. Here is a...

UAE-backed separatists pull back after seizing Yemen's Aden

Aug. 11, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni separatists backed by the United Arab Emirates began withdrawing Sunday from positions they seized from the internationally-recognized government in the southern port city of Aden. Both the southern separatists and the government forces are ostensibly allies in the Saudi-led...

Security officials: Yemeni separatists control city of Aden

Aug. 10, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni separatists have wrested control of the port city of Aden — and the grounds of the presidential palace — from forces loyal to the internationally backed government, security officials said Saturday. The separatists backed by the United Arab Emirates had been...

Clashes in southern Yemen; rebels leader's brother killed

Aug. 9, 2019 9:55 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Fighting between Yemeni government forces and southern separatists entered a third day Friday, leaving more than 20 killed, including five civilians, officials said. The clashes could further complicate Yemen's bloody civil war and fracture the government side in the conflict. The...

Today in History

Aug. 8, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Aug. 8, the 220th day of 2019. There are 145 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 8, 1974, President Richard Nixon, facing damaging new revelations in the Watergate scandal, announced he would resign the following day. On this date: In 1815, Napoleon...

Dutch hospital sealed off but ebola scare proves false alarm

Aug. 7, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch emergency services say an ebola scare that led them to seal off part of a hospital in the port city of Rotterdam has turned out to be a false alarm. The Rijnmondveilig agency coordinates emergency responses in the Rotterdam region. It tweeted early Thursday that a...

Rwanda, Congo restrict unnecessary border travel amid Ebola

Aug. 7, 2019 6:59 AM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda and Congo are discouraging travel across their border to prevent further spread of the highly contagious Ebola virus. Travel restrictions are part of measures taken by Rwandan and Congolese health officials who met in Rwanda. People traveling across the border for non-essential...

Groups: Yemen airport closure 'death sentence' for thousands

Aug. 6, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition's closure of the airport in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, has prevented thousands of sick civilians from traveling abroad for urgent medical treatment, two international aid groups said in a joint statement. According to the Norwegian Refugee Council and CARE, the Sanaa...

UN probes corruption in its own agencies in Yemen aid effort

Aug. 5, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations investigators assembled in the departure hall of Sanaa's airport were preparing to leave with precious evidence: laptops and external drives collected from the staff of the World Health Organization. These computers, they believed, contained proof of corruption and fraud...