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Hungary: 3 new indictments in 2015 case of 71 migrant deaths

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian prosecutors say three more alleged human smugglers have been indicted in connection with the deaths of 71 migrants who suffocated in the back of a refrigerated truck abandoned in Austria in 2015. Prosecutors from Bacs-Kiskun County said Tuesday an Afghan ...

Netanyahu pledges to build in settlement, annex it to Israel

By ALON BERNSTEIN, Associated Press MAALE ADUMIM, West Bank (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Tuesday pledged to build thousands of new homes in one of the West Bank's biggest Jewish settlements and annex it to Israel. The comments drew an angry condemnation from the Palestinians and ...

Nobel prize cites finding of ripples in fabric of universe

By JIM HEINTZ and DAVID KEYTON, Associated Press STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Nobel Physics Prize 2017 has been awarded to three scientists for their roles in detecting faint ripples flying through the universe called gravitational waves — proof of a theory developed by Albert Einstein a century ...

Marseille suspect released from custody day before attack

By ANGELA CHARLTON, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — A man who fatally stabbed two women outside Marseille's main train station had been detained for shoplifting and released the day before the attack, and used seven fake identities in previous encounters with police, officials said ...

2 women plead not guilty in N. Korean scion’s assassination

By EILEEN NG, Associated Press SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — Two women accused of smearing a banned nerve agent on the face of the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader pleaded not guilty as their trial began Monday in the Feb. 13 assassination at a crowded Malaysian airport ...

Nissan recalls 1.2 million Japan vehicles for re-inspections

By YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writer TOKYO (AP) — Nissan is recalling 1.2 million vehicles in Japan that were produced between October 2014 and September this year to re-inspect them because they had not gone through the proper final checks. Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co. said Monday ...

Official: Turkish military officer seeks asylum in Cyprus

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — An official says a Turkish military officer is seeking asylum in Cyprus after sailing into a port on the island's southern coast aboard a small sailboat. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he's not authorized to discuss the matter publicly, said ...

Security forces kill several at protests in Cameroon

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Amnesty International says several people have been shot dead by security forces during protests in Cameroon. The group said Monday that some demonstrations turned violent in Cameroon's English-speaking regions Sunday when people gathered on the 56th anniversary of the ...

Drone strike kills at least 8 Hezbollah fighters in Syria

By PHILIP ISSA, Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — At least eight Hezbollah fighters were killed in a drone strike in the eastern Syrian desert, where pro-government forces are engaged in a grinding battle against the Islamic State group, a monitoring group said Monday. The Britain-based Syrian ...

Tillerson calls for calming of situation on Korean Peninsula

By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Saturday for a calming of the situation on the Korean Peninsula, but said it was incumbent on North Korea to halt its missile launches. Following meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping ...

Pope to mayors: Don’t build towers, expand piazzas

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is urging Italian mayors to redouble their efforts to welcome migrants and refugees and promote ways to integrate them into their new communities. In a meeting Saturday with the mayors, Francis said he understood the difficulties of providing accommodation ...

Iraqi military preparing to take control of Kurdish borders

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Iraq's military prepared Saturday to take control of the international borders of the northern Kurdish region. The move is part of the central government's stepped-up efforts to isolate the Kurds following their vote on independence earlier this week. On Friday evening, ...

UK PM May faces new tensions before Conservative conference

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing new tensions within her Conservative Party on the question of how to best manage Britain's departure from the European Union. U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson told The Sun newspaper that a proposed transition period to ease the ...

At least 10 killed in Congo military cargo plane crash

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Authorities in Congo say at least 10 people have died after a military cargo plane crash shortly after takeoff from the capital. Government spokesman Lambert Mende confirmed the crash of the Antonov cargo plane at N'djili International Airport on Saturday morning based ...

Police ultimatum in Catalonia: Leave schools before dawn

By JOSEPH WILSON and CIARAN GILES, Associated Press BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Police in Catalonia issued an ultimatum Saturday: the separatists, parents and children who are occupying schools to use them as polling stations for a disputed referendum on the region's independence from Spain must ...

Tillerson to meet top Cuba envoy amid probe into ‘attacks’

By MATTHEW LEE and JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet Tuesday with Cuba's top diplomat, U.S. officials said, as the United States is seeking answers about mysterious "attacks" on its diplomats in Havana. Tillerson's meeting with ...

Experts: NKorea lacks ability, intent to attack US planes

By KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Military analysts say North Korea doesn't have either the capability or the intent to attack U.S. bombers and fighter jets, despite the country's top diplomat saying it has every right do so. They view the remark by North Korean ...

Fears of Bali volcano eruption spark exodus of 75,000

By FIRDIA LISNAWATI, Associated Press BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Warnings that a volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali will erupt have sparked an exodus of more than 75,000 people that is likely to continue to swell, the country's disaster agency said Tuesday. Authorities have ...

Swedish passenger train collides with armored vehicle

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A passenger train collided with an armored vehicle in southern Sweden Tuesday, injuring the train driver and three military staff, authorities said. The accident happened near Trosa, south of Stockholm, on Tuesday, police said. "We heard a bang, it sounded loud ...

Trump’s travel ban unlikely to affect North Korea

By HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump's new restrictions on visitors from several nations are largely symbolic in North Korea's case, because not many of its citizens visit the United States. North Korea's authoritarian government doesn't ...