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7 parties agree on Belgian coalition governmentAlmost 500 days after Belgian parliamentary elections, seven parties from both sides of the linguistic aisle have agreed on forming a fully functioning majority government that will center on dealing with the pandemic and its devastating economic impact
The Associated Press59 minutes ago
Belarus pulls popular news site's credentials amid protestsBelarusian authorities say an independent media outlet that has extensively covered over seven weeks of protests against the country’s authoritarian president will have its media credentials suspended for three months
The Associated Press10 hours ago
FILE - Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive at the annual Endeavour Fund Awards in London on March 5, 2020. A British judge says the publisher of Britain’s Mail on Sunday newspaper can use the contents of a recent behind-the scenes book about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in its defense against a privacy-invasion lawsuit brought by the duchess. Judge Francesca Kaye gave Associated Newspapers Ltd. permission on Tuesday, Sept. 29. 2020 to amend its defense to add “further particulars” relating to “Finding Freedom,” which was published last month. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
Judge says new royal book can be used in Meghan privacy caseA British judge says the publisher of Britain’s Mail on Sunday newspaper can use the contents of a recent behind-the scenes book about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in its defense for a lawsuit brought by the duchess
The Associated Press14 hours ago
People visit St Savior in Chora church, known as Kariye in Turkish, in Istanbul, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. Turkey on Friday formally converted former Byzantine church, St Savior in Chora, into a mosque, a month after it similarly turned Istanbul's landmark Hagia Sophia into a Muslim house of prayer, drawing international rebuke.(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
Orthodox church petitions UN over Istanbul's Hagia Sophia The Greek Orthodox Church of the United States says it is petitioning United Nations experts to coerce Turkey into protecting Orthodox Christian cultural heritage fllowing the Turkish government’s conversion of Istanbul’s landmark Hagia Sophia from a museum into a mosque
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Swedes indict surgeon for stem-cell windpipe transplantsA Swedish prosecutor has indicted on charges of aggravated assault a surgeon believed to be the one who made headlines in 2011 for the world’s carrying out the first synthetic trachea transplants, saying three people had the implants at Sweden’s leading hospital
The Associated Press14 hours ago
The EU flag hangs from Europa House behind a signpost in London, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. Britain has entered a crucial week of post-Brexit talks with the European Union by rejecting the EU’s demand that it drop plans to breach the legally binding agreement it signed on its departure from the bloc. The EU told British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to brace for a legal fight. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
UK pushes on with EU-reviled law as Brexit talks go to wireEuropean Union and British negotiators are seeking last-minute compromises on topics from fishing rights to state rules in a belated attempt to broker a rudimentary post-Brexit trade deal
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Greece moves asylum-seekers to ease crowding at island campsGreek authorities have moved nearly 1,000 asylum-seekers from eastern Aegean islands to the mainland as part of efforts to improve conditions in overcrowded island camps
The Associated Press15 hours ago
FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2018 file photo, Nikola Gruevski, Macedonia's former prime minister, looks on in parliament in the capital, Skopje. A criminal court in North Macedonia has sentenced  former conservative prime minister Nikola Gruevski to 1 1/2 years in prison, and handed suspended sentences to six other party members and supporters for orchestrating violence in 2013, it was reported on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020.  (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski, File)
North Macedonia: Former PM sentenced to 1½ years in prisonA criminal court in North Macedonia has sentenced  former conservative prime minister Nikola Gruevski to 1 1/2 years in prison, and handed suspended sentences to six other party members and supporters for orchestrating violence in 2013
The Associated Press15 hours ago
France's counterterrorism prosecutor, Jean-Francois Ricard, adjusts his mask as he gives a press conference at the Palais de Justice courthouse, in Paris, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. France's counterterrorism prosecutor said the chief suspect in a double stabbing in Paris last week has identified himself as a 25-year-old man born in Pakistan and claimed he acted out of anger over caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad recently republished by satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Suspect claims prophet caricatures prompted Paris stabbingsFrance’s counterterrorism prosecutor says the chief suspect in a double stabbing in Paris has claimed he acted out of anger over caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad recently republished by satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo
The Associated Press15 hours ago
European Union security police enter the offices of a war veterans association in Kosovo, in Pristina, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. Witnesses say European Union security police have stormed the offices of a war veterans association in Kosovo. The association represents the former ethnic Albanian separatists who fought Serbian troops in a 1998-1999 war for independence. Members of the group said police from the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo, or EULEX, prevented them from going into the association’s offices in Pristina on Friday.  (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
Kosovo war veteran says he rejects court's jurisdictionThe deputy head of an association of Kosovo war veterans who was arrested last week on suspicion of offenses including intimidating witnesses says he does not recognize the jurisdiction of the internationally funded court which ordered his detention
The Associated Press15 hours ago
A woman lays flowers at a menorah monument close to a Babi Yar ravine where tens of thousands of Jews were killed during WWII, in Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. Photos of victims are seen around the monument. Ukraine marked the 79th anniversary of the 1941 Babi Yar massacre. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
Ukraine marks 79th anniversary of the Babi Yar massacre Ukraine is marking the 79th anniversary of the Babi Yar massacre, one of the most infamous mass slaughters of World War II
The Associated Press15 hours ago
FILE - In this Wednesday May 1, 2019 file photo buildings are reflected in the window as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is taken from court, where he appeared on charges of jumping British bail seven years ago, in London. A lawyer for Julian Assange said Friday, Sept. 25, 2020 that the WikiLeaks founder’s situation will be worse if President Donald Trump is re-elected in November than if Democrat rival Joe Biden wins. Edward Fitzgerald said at Assange’s extradition hearing in London that Assange will suffer if he is sent to the U.S. to face spying charges regardless of who wins the Nov. 3 election. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
Assange may end up at Colorado Supermax jail, UK court toldA witness at London's Old Bailey court says WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange would have to be “almost dying” to get out of arguably the most notorious prison in the United States if convicted of espionage charges and sent there
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Riot police detain a protester during an opposition rally to protest the presidential inauguration in Minsk, Belarus, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has been sworn in to his sixth term in office at an inaugural ceremony that was not announced in advance amid weeks of huge protests saying the authoritarian leader's reelection was rigged. Hundreds took to the streets in several cities in the evening to protest the inauguration. (AP Photo/TUT.by)
UK, Canada impose sanctions on Belarus president, officialsBritain and Canada have imposed sanctions on Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, his son and other senior government officials following the disputed presidential election and a violent crackdown on protesters in Belarus
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Britain has imposed sanctions on Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, his son and six others over crackdownBritain has imposed sanctions on Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, his son and six others over crackdown
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Vatican defends China bishop negotiations on eve of US visitThe Vatican has answered critics and justified its pursuit of an extended agreement with China on bishop nominations
The Associated Press16 hours ago
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