EU Commission throws weight behind Macron in French election

THE WASHINGTON POST - 3 hours 49 min ago
The European Union’s head office has thrown its weight behind Emmanuel Macron in the French presidential runoff against Marine Le Pen, arguing it is a choice between the defense of the EU or those seeking its destruction.

Germany sees new rise in far-right offenses, hate crimes

THE WASHINGTON POST - 3 hours 49 min ago
Violent crimes in Germany with far-right motives rose 14.3 percent last year after a bigger increase in 2015, and the country also saw another increase in hate crimes, authorities said Monday.

Aid agencies call for life-saving support to Yemen

REUTERS - 3 hours 51 min ago
GENEVA (Reuters) - Aid agency Oxfam called on donor nations on Monday to step up life-saving assistance to millions of civilians in Yemen facing starvation and disease, rather than providing arms to fuel the deepening conflict.

Hammer kills Illinois student in freak athletics accident

BBC WORLD NEWS - 3 hours 53 min ago
Volunteer Ethan Roser, 19, was accidentally hit by the object during an athletics event on campus.

Henri Van Breda denies South Africa axe murders

BBC WORLD NEWS - 4 hours 4 min ago
The son of a wealthy family says a laughing axe-wielding intruder killed his parents and brother.

Albania opposition blocks roads, wants technocrat government

REUTERS - 4 hours 9 min ago
TIRANA (Reuters) - Supporters of Albania's opposition Democratic Party blocked several main roads on Monday for one hour, escalating their two-month-old protest for a caretaker government to oversee the June 18 general elections.

Conservationist, author of ‘I Dreamed of Africa’ ambushed and shot at her ranch in Kenya

THE WASHINGTON POST - 4 hours 19 min ago
The gunmen are believed to be armed cattle-herders who been invading Gallmann's land and other nearby ranches in search of grazing land.

Digital devices snub Icelandic language, which is a problem for Iceland

THE WASHINGTON POST - 4 hours 19 min ago
"If we lost the Icelandic language, there would be no Icelandic nation. And if there’s no Icelandic nation, there is no Icelandic sovereignty,” said one language expert.

2 suspects dead after author, conservationist shot in Kenya

THE WASHINGTON POST - 4 hours 19 min ago
Two suspects were killed by security agencies after the shooting of Italian-born author and conservationist Kuki Gallmann, Kenya’s Internal Security Minister Joseph Nkaissery said Monday.

Greece: Death toll from migrant boat sinking reaches 16, with 9 bodies recovered in Greece, 7 in Turkey

THE WASHINGTON POST - 4 hours 19 min ago
Greece: Death toll from migrant boat sinking reaches 16, with 9 bodies recovered in Greece, 7 in Turkey .

Bavarian leader Seehofer reverses course, seeks new term

THE WASHINGTON POST - 4 hours 19 min ago
Horst Seehofer, the leader of one of Germany’s governing parties and Chancellor Angela Merkel’s most prominent domestic critic during the migrant crisis, says he plans to stay on beyond 2018 — reversing previous statements that he would step down.

The Latest: EU parliament president endorses Macron

AP - 4 hours 19 min ago
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French election (all times local): 2017-04-24T04:13:00-04:00 2017-04-24T08:13:46-04:00

Israel indicts U.S.-Israeli teen over bomb threats

REUTERS - 4 hours 19 min ago
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli-American teenager was indicted in Israel on Monday on allegations he made thousands of hoax bomb calls, some targeting U.S. Jewish community centers, and earned $240,000 by offering to phone in threats against schools, hospitals and planes.

Afghan attack: 'The walls are pocked with gunshot fire'

BBC WORLD NEWS - 4 hours 22 min ago
At the scene of Friday's attack in Mazar-e Sharif, in which scores of Afghan soldiers were killed.

German FM says Russia’s help key to reaching Syria truce

THE WASHINGTON POST - 4 hours 49 min ago
Germany’s foreign minister says a cease-fire in Syria’s civil war can only be achieved with the help of Russia as the only country with “real influence” over the Syrian government.

Maoist rebels kill 11 Indian paramilitary soldiers

THE WASHINGTON POST - 4 hours 49 min ago
Police say Maoist rebels have killed 11 Indian paramilitary soldiers and injured seven others in an attack in central India.

Egypt sentences 20 to death in police killings

THE WASHINGTON POST - 4 hours 49 min ago
An Egyptian court has upheld death sentences against 20 suspected Islamists convicted of murder in the deaths of 15 people, including 11 police, during an attack on a police station in 2013.

Pakistan army pledges transparency in PM Sharif fraud probe

THE WASHINGTON POST - 4 hours 49 min ago
Pakistan’s army is pledging that the corruption probe of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s family will be carried out in a “legal and transparent manner.”

France's rejected mainstream unites for Macron over Le Pen

AP - 4 hours 49 min ago
PARIS (AP) — France's political mainstream, shut out of the presidency by an angry electorate, united on Monday to call on voters to back centrist Emmanuel Macron and reject Marine Le Pen's populist nationalism. 2017-04-24T03:50:00-04:00 2017-04-24T07:50:40-04:00

German court orders 10 be tried for 2010 'Love Parade' deaths

REUTERS - 5 hours 5 min ago
BERLIN (Reuters) - A German court gave the go-ahead on Monday for 10 people to be tried over a deadly stampede at a German "Love Parade" music festival in 2010, overturning a lower court's decision last year.