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Dominican Republic rejects criticism of Haitian deportations

Nov. 21, 2022 15:55 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — The Dominican Republic said it “profusely rejects” criticism of its crackdown on Haitian migrants from a growing number of countries and human rights agencies. Dominican authorities have ramped up border enforcement and deportations of Haitians, saying such...

Turkey summons Swedish envoy over images 'insulting' Erdogan

Nov. 21, 2022 11:43 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey summoned the Swedish ambassador on Monday after images that allegedly insulted President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and served as Kurdish militant propaganda were projected on the Turkish Embassy building in Stockholm, Turkey’s state-run news agency reported. ...

Former German reserve officer convicted of spying for Russia

Nov. 18, 2022 10:28 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A former German military reserve officer was convicted Friday of spying for Russian intelligence for several years and given a suspended sentence of a year and nine months. The Duesseldorf state court found that the defendant was in contact from October 2014 at the...

Greece: Thousands march on anniversary of student uprising

Nov. 17, 2022 14:57 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Thousands of people marched Thursday through central Athens, accompanied by a heavy police presence, to mark the anniversary of a 1973 student uprising that was brutally crushed by Greece's military dictatorship at the time. The anniversary is observed each...

Ex-guard at UK's Berlin embassy admits spying for Russia

Nov. 11, 2022 11:29 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A former security guard at the British embassy in Berlin has admitted spying for Russia and faces up to 14 years in prison. David Ballantyne Smith, 58, pleaded guilty to eight charges under the Official Secrets Act. Prosecutors say he gave Gen. Maj. Sergey Chukhurov,...

Soccer-inspired art show heads to World Cup in Qatar

Nov. 10, 2022 19:06 PM EST

ASUNCIÓN, Paraguay (AP) — Keeping your eye on the ball takes on a new meaning when you consider the World Cup-dedicated collection by Paraguayan artist Lili Cantero. Decoratively detailing the lavish stadiums of the upcoming tournament in Qatar — the first to take place in the...

2nd Spaniard arrested in Iran amid protests; Italian freed

Nov. 10, 2022 09:46 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish woman has been arrested in Iran, the second Spaniard in just over a month to be detained there amid mass unrest, Spain’s foreign ministry said Thursday. Separately, an Italian woman who was detained last week was freed. The Spanish Embassy in Tehran is...

Maldives fire in building housing foreign workers kills 10

Nov. 10, 2022 04:58 AM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A fire early Thursday in a building housing foreign workers in the Maldives capital killed 10 people and injured another critically, police said. Maldives police spokesman Yoonus Sobah said the fire broke out in the building after midnight. He said the...

Biden hopes Putin will negotiate WNBA star Griner's release

Nov. 09, 2022 19:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Wednesday that he hopes Russian President Vladimir Putin will be more willing to negotiate the release of WNBA star Brittney Griner now that the U.S. midterm elections are over. “My hope is that now that the election is over, that Mr....

Cuban, US officials meet in Havana on consular services

Nov. 09, 2022 18:14 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban and State Department officials met in Havana on Wednesday to discuss the expansion of consular and visa services on the island. The meeting is the latest in a series of friendly exchanges between the two governments, which share a historically icy relationship....