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The Latest: Youths in Greece attack police with gas bombs

17 min 16 sec ago
The Latest on riots in Greece (all times local):

Canada is much better than the U.S. at getting women into the workforce

32 min 21 sec ago
But both countries could do much more to close the gender pay gap.

Amid growing isolation, North Korea's foreign minister heads to Cuba

1 hour 4 min ago
Ri Yong Ho's visit comes as Cuba's relationship with the United States continues to deteriorate.

Italy buries 26 Nigerian women — most without a name

1 hour 4 min ago
More than two dozen young Nigerian women who drowned during a migrant crossing from Libya were honored Friday with an interfaith funeral, closing out a gruesome new chapter in the years-long tragedy of desperate migrants trying to reach Europe and dying along the way.

Zimbabwe state-run broadcaster leads nightly report with ruling party seeking Mugabe departure

1 hour 4 min ago
Zimbabwe state-run broadcaster leads nightly report with ruling party seeking Mugabe departure.

Suspected jihadists kill at least 6 in northern Burkina Faso

1 hour 19 min ago
Local government and security officials say suspected jihadists have staged an attack in Burkina Faso’s northern Soum province, killing at least six people.

Director of Puerto Rico power company resigns

1 hour 19 min ago
The director of Puerto Rico’s power company resigned on Friday amid ongoing blackouts and scrutiny of a contract awarded to a small Montana-based company to help rebuild the electric grid destroyed by Hurricane Maria.

Director of Puerto Rico power company resigns

1 hour 35 min ago
The director of Puerto Rico’s power company has resigned amid ongoing blackouts and scrutiny of a contract awarded to a small Montana-based company to help rebuild the electric grid destroyed by Hurricane Maria.

Turkey foreign minister: cleric’s network infiltrated the US

1 hour 51 min ago
A Turkish minister says the “American system” has been infiltrated by a Muslim cleric blamed for last summer’s failed coup.

Sicilian town had long, bloody past before “Godfather” fame

2 hours 7 min ago
Corleone is a Sicilian medieval hill town whose bloody past began generations before “The Godfather” novels and films borrowed its name for a fictional Mafia don.

After Bonn: where next for the global climate caravan?

2 hours 7 min ago
As negotiations at the global climate conference in Bonn, Germany, draw to a close Friday, here’s a look at which steps will be taken in the coming years to further international efforts to curb global warming:

Spain ‘no comment’ on reports attacks imam was informer

2 hours 23 min ago
Spain’s government says it can’t comment on news reports that the imam police say was the key figure behind the cell that killed 16 people in extremist attacks in Barcelona and a nearby town in August had once been an intelligence agency informer.

Pope to feed hundreds of poor at special Sunday lunch, Mass

2 hours 38 min ago
Pope Francis will be offering several hundred poor people — homeless, migrants, unemployed — a lunch of gnocchi, veal and tiramisu when he celebrates his first World Day of the Poor in the spirit of his namesake, St. Francis of Assisi.

AP Interview: Russia must be more tolerant, candidate says

2 hours 38 min ago
A celebrity Russian TV host who intends to run for president in next March’s election says she hopes to make the nations’ tightly-controlled political system more inclusive and democratic.

The New York Times tried to explain sari fashion — and became the laughingstock of India

2 hours 54 min ago
To fabricate a conspiracy theory around our beloved Sari is not only Orientalist; it’s just plain stupid.

Polish leader says country was slandered in EU Parliament

3 hours 26 min ago
Poland’s prime minister says it is not acceptable that the Poles who took part in an Independence Day march in Warsaw were denounced as “fascists” in the European Parliament this week.

Paris: 1,142 clients of prostitutes fined under new law

3 hours 41 min ago
Paris region authorities say 1,142 clients of prostitutes have been fined in the French capital since a law that bans buying sex entered into effect in April 2016.

Saudi-led forces “extract” 2 French journalists from Yemen

3 hours 57 min ago
France’s Foreign Ministry said a Saudi-led coalition has “extracted” two French female journalists from war-torn Yemen.

The Latest: 1 killed in Kenya police, opposition clashes

3 hours 57 min ago
The Latest on Kenya’s disputed election (all times local):

Britain names first woman to ceremonial role of Black Rod

3 hours 57 min ago
Queen Elizabeth II has approved the appointment of the first woman as Black Rod, the House of Lords official who is instrumental in the state opening of Britain’s Parliament.

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