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Finnish lawmakers reject call to revoke same-sex marriage

February 17, 2017

HELSINKI (AP) — Finnish lawmakers on Friday rejected a petition from more than 100,000 people demanding the repeal of a law allowing same-sex marriage that takes effect on March 1. more »»

Tony Blair's new mission: To change UK minds on Brexit

February 17, 2017

LONDON (AP) — Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair launched a campaign Friday to persuade the U.K. more »»

Dick Bruna, 'spiritual father' of rabbit Miffy, dies at 89

February 17, 2017

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dick Bruna, the Dutch "spiritual father" of Miffy, the white rabbit who enchanted millions of young children around the world for more than half a century, has died... more »»

UK, French prime ministers meet to ease Brexit concerns

February 17, 2017

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May is seeking to reassure France that the U.K. won't try to "cherry-pick" benefits of European Union membership when it leaves the blo. more »»

IS 'emboldened' in Pakistan, say analysts, officials

February 17, 2017

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A brutal attack on a beloved Sufi shrine that killed 88 people raised fears that the Islamic State group has become emboldened in Pakistan, aided by an army of homegrown militant... more »»

IS 'emboldened' in Pakistan say analysts, officials

February 17, 2017

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A brutal attack on a beloved Sufi shrine that killed 88 people raised fears that the Islamic State group has become emboldened in Pakistan, aided by an army of homegrown militant... more »»

14 killed in Algerian army anti-extremist operation

February 17, 2017

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's government says military forces have killed 14 suspected extremists in an ongoing operation in one of the country's last Islamic militant holdouts. more »»

Austrian woman convicted for pro-Hitler sign, Facebook post

February 17, 2017

VIENNA (AP) — A woman who questioned the Holocaust and displayed a sign over her toilet saying "This Hitlerine needs a clean latrine" has been found guilty of contravening Austria's anti-Nazi law... more »»

AP Interview: Sweden PM: Brexit deal in 2 years 'very tough'

February 17, 2017

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden has a tough-love message for Britain as it prepares to trigger its European Union exit: A deal within two years is unlikely, striking a good agreement will be a struggle... more »»

Kremlin denies any disappointment with Trump administration

February 17, 2017

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin denied Friday that it has grown frustrated with a lack of progress in improving relations with Washington under President Donald Trump, saying it's too early to say what... more »»

Spain's Princess Cristina found not guilty in tax fraud case

February 17, 2017

MADRID (AP) — In a wide-ranging tax fraud case that captivated Spain, Princess Cristina was found not guilty Friday of being an accessory to fraud but her husband was convicted and sentenced to... more »»

Indonesia police chief: Woman tricked into attack on Kim

February 17, 2017

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Indonesian woman arrested for suspected involvement in the killing of the North Korean leader's half brother in Malaysia was duped into thinking she was part of a... more »»

France, Germany welcome 'useful' meeting with US on Syria

February 17, 2017

BONN, Germany (AP) — The foreign ministers of France and Germany voiced cautious optimism Friday about the willingness of the Trump administration to engage on Syria, after new U.S. more »»

Almost 500 migrants smash through border fence into Spain

February 17, 2017

MADRID (AP) — Almost 500 migrants forced their way into Spanish territory in North Africa early Friday by breaking through gates in the 20-foot (6-meter) high fence that separates Morocco from... more »»

France's Le Pen faces new challenges from EU Parliament, UN

February 17, 2017

PARIS (AP) — French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen is facing new troubles, with fresh revelations in an investigation into her European Parliament assistants and scathing criticis... more »»

Uganda warns of strain under huge South Sudan refugee influx

February 17, 2017

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda warned Friday that its resources are strained by the more than 400,000 refugees who have poured into the country in recent months from South Sudan's civil war — a... more »»

As investigation swirls, body of North Korean is unclaimed

February 17, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Days after his apparent assassination, Kim Jong Nam's body remained under guard in a Malaysian morgue Friday, with no one in his immediate family stepping forward on... more »»

11 dead as Nigerian troops repel Boko Haram suicide bombers

February 17, 2017

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Battling multiple bombers strapped with suicide vests, Nigerian troops and civilian self-defense fighters repelled the fiercest Boko Haram extremist attack in months on... more »»

Tillerson holds first set of talks with Chinese counterpart

February 17, 2017

BONN, Germany (AP) — U.. more »»

The Latest: Pakistan says Afghans failing to take action

February 17, 2017

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of the massive attack by the Islamic State group at a Sufi shrine in southern Pakistan that killed 88 worshippers (all times local):

4:40 p.m. more »»

 
 
 

 

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