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UN food agency cites progress in Yemen

46 min 42 sec ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The head of the U.N.’s World Food Program says progress has been made in Yemen, months after he accused Houthi rebels of stealing food from the hungry by diverting aid

Call to speed Italian citizenship for boy who made SOS call

1 hour 18 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The leader of Italy’s 5-Star Movement says the country should grant citizenship to a 13-year-old Egyptian boy hailed as a hero for alerting police that he and his middle school classmates had been abducted by their bus driver

The Latest: Trump says Israel sovereign over Golan Heights

1 hour 23 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
President Donald Trump says that it’s time to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights

Ukraine, US bicker over corruption fight ahead of election

1 hour 23 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Ukraine’s top prosecutor says that the U.S. ambassador has given him a list of people who should be immune from prosecution — a claim quickly rejected by the U.S.

Pompeo visits Jerusalem holy site with Israeli PM Netanyahu

1 hour 24 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
US Secretary of State Pompeo visits Jerusalem’s Western Wall with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu

Eurostar passengers told to avoid travel until April

1 hour 29 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
French customs officials are trying to demonstrate what could happen after Brexit.

Swiss police arrest woman, 75, over fatal stabbing of child

2 hours 10 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Police in the northwestern Swiss city of Basel say they have arrested a 75-year-old woman on suspicion of killing a 7-year-old boy on the street

Revolutionary group that raided North Korean Embassy establishes contact with FBI

2 hours 16 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The decision to engage federal authorities thrusts the U.S. intelligence community into a sensitive international investigation.

The Latest: Guaido: ‘Maduro doesn’t dare to jail me’

2 hours 41 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Opposition leader Juan Guaido says the Venezuelan government is weak and doesn’t “dare” to detain him

US military vet recounts arrests in Haiti to AP

2 hours 49 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
An American security contractor at the center of a mysterious case roiling Haitian politics says that he and a group of fellow veterans were sent to Haiti on a mission to protect a businessman signing a contract at the country’s central bank

The Latest: Death toll from Iraq ferry sinking rises to 71

2 hours 52 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Iraqi officials say the death toll from the sinking of a river ferry overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year in northern Iraq has risen to 71

NGOs urge France to ban arm sales to Saudi Arabia

2 hours 56 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Twelve Yemeni and international human rights organizations called on France to stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia and do more to end the war in Yemen

Iraqi official says death toll from ferry sinking in Tigris River near Mosul has risen to 71

2 hours 59 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Iraqi official says death toll from ferry sinking in Tigris River near Mosul has risen to 71

Austrian court rejects complaint by expelled Turkish imams

3 hours 9 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Austria’s Constitutional Court has thrown out complaints by Turkish imams expelled under a 2015 law that prevents religious communities from getting funding from foreign states

At least 55 drown in Iraq after ferry carrying Mother’s Day revelers overturns

3 hours 10 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
It was the latest setback for Mosul, a city that has struggled to rebuild after the bloody 2017 battle against the Islamic State.

Former Brazil president Michel Temer arrested on corruption charges

3 hours 15 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Police arrested Temer in Sao Paolo on charges that include wrongdoing while in office.

Cyprus seeks EU intelligence access for migrant screening

3 hours 35 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Cyprus’ interior minister says he has asked the European Union for access to its security intelligence network in order to better screen arriving migrants

Arrest order issued for ex-President Michel Temer in Brazil

3 hours 38 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
A federal judge has issued an arrest warrant for ex-President Michel Temer on corruption charges

Rio prosecutors: Arrest warrant issued for former Brazilian President Michel Temer on corruption chargers

3 hours 49 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Rio prosecutors: Arrest warrant issued for former Brazilian President Michel Temer on corruption chargers

‘None of you is a traitor’: British Parliament speaker pushes back against May over who is to blame for Brexit mess

3 hours 52 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
“The sole duty of every member of Parliament is to do what he or she thinks is right," John Bercow said.

German Wikipedia blacked out in protest of EU copyright plan

3 hours 56 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Wikipedia’s German-language page has been blacked out in protest of a proposal to change European Union copyright rules

German prosecutors interview ex-Stasi agents over Lockerbie

4 hours 20 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Prosecutors in Berlin and the neighboring state of Brandenburg are interviewing former members of East Germany’s secret police about the 1988 Lockerbie bombing

Treasures from Tutankhamun’s tomb on display in Paris

4 hours 24 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Original artifacts from Tutankhamun’s tomb are on display in Paris in an exhibit celebrating the centenary of the discovery of the most famous pharaoh’s treasures

Germany gives seal of approval to truck turning assistant

4 hours 33 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Germany’s transport ministry has issued its first operating license for a driver assistance system meant to reduce the number of cyclists or pedestrians killed by turning vehicles

Erdogan airs mosque gunman video ahead visit by NZ minister

4 hours 34 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Turkey’s president has again screened clips of a video taken by the Christchurch mosque gunman, a day before the foreign minister of New Zealand — which is trying to stop its use — is due in Turkey

Ferry sinks in Tigris near Iraq’s Mosul, killing 40

4 hours 38 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
An Iraqi official says a ferry overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year sank in the Tigris river near Mosul, killing at least 40 people

Iraqi official says ferry sinks in Tigris River near Mosul, killing 40 people

4 hours 41 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Iraqi official says ferry sinks in Tigris River near Mosul, killing 40 people

Finland’s health-care system is ranked among the best in the world. Someone tell Nikki Haley.

4 hours 59 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The former Trump diplomat implied Finland as an example of where universal health care doesn’t work.

Venezuelan intelligence forces detain chief of staff of opposition leader Juan Guaidó

5 hours 27 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The detention of Roberto Marrero, immediately condemned by the United States, could signal a new crackdown on the opposition by embattled President Nicolás Maduro.

Britain pleads for Brexit delay as crucial European summit gets underway

5 hours 47 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Thursday’s decisions could determine whether Britain crashes out of the E.U. next week.

Pompeo to make symbolic visit to Western Wall with Netanyahu

6 hours 7 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
US Secretary of State Pompeo to visit Jerusalem’s Western Wall with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu

New populist star emerges from Dutch local elections

6 hours 7 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The Netherlands has woken up to a new star of right-wing populism, as the party of a Latin-quoting, philosophy-reading lawmaker surged past anti-Islam firebrand Geert Wilders — and all other politicians — in important local elections

Can Brexit be stopped? 800,000 people are trying so hard that parliament’s website is broken.

6 hours 12 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Some Brits say the government is broken. Now parliament’s website is, too.

5 mosques vandalized in central England

6 hours 21 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Counter-terrorism officers in central England are investigating attacks on five mosques in which windows were apparently shattered by a sledgehammer

A closer look at New Zealand’s new weapons ban

6 hours 47 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
A deeper look at New Zealand’s new ban on “military-style” semi-automatic weapons like the ones used in mosque attacks

The Latest: Portugal sends rescuers to Mozambique

6 hours 53 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Portugal is sending an intervention taskforce to help in the search and rescue of survivors in Mozambique following the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai

US testing new rapid-deployment strategy in Europe

7 hours 32 sec ago - [CET/Central European Time]
More than 300 soldiers have arrived in Germany from their base in Texas in the first test of a new American strategy to rapidly deploy U.S.-based troops to Europe to bolster the NATO deterrent against possible Russian aggression

Dutch authorities investigate ‘terrorist motive’ of attacker who killed 3 people in Utrecht

7 hours 3 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The suspect is expected to face a judge on Friday.

Indonesian officials say guest captain helped steer Lion Air plane the day before its fatal crash  

7 hours 9 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Indonesian transportation officials denied dramatic details of the cockpit voice recorder that had been leaked to media. 

Poland snubs Russia ahead of WWII commemoration

7 hours 13 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Polish authorities have refused to invite a Russian delegation to a commemoration ceremony marking the anniversary of the outbreak of World War II

Germany: 2 arrested on suspicion of making child porn

7 hours 19 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Police in southern Germany say they have arrested two people suspected of making and spreading child porn following raids at several locations, including a child care center

In New Zealand, broad support for ban on assault weapons following massacre 

7 hours 26 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The government will start buying back military-style weapons to remove them from circulation after a gunman killed 50 worshipers at two mosques..

Merkel: Germany risks been viewed as unreliable on arms

7 hours 30 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that her country risks being viewed as an unreliable partner in joint European defense industry projects

Dutch suspect in tram shooting to face terrorism charge

7 hours 47 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Dutch prosecutors say they will charge the main suspect in a deadly tram shooting with offenses including multiple murder or manslaughter with a terrorist intent

She seemed like a normal Web-savvy teen. She was actually waging ‘e-jihad’ with ISIS hackers.

7 hours 52 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
A recently filed criminal indictment offers a surprising snapshot of the Islamic State’s online “e-jihad” operation.

Venezuelan forces search homes of 2 opposition figures

7 hours 52 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Venezuelan security forces search the homes of two key supporters of opposition leader Juan Guaido, who is escalating a campaign to oust President Nicolas Maduro

Dutch prosecutors: Suspect in Utrecht tram shooting to be charged with murder or manslaughter with terrorist intent

7 hours 56 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Dutch prosecutors: Suspect in Utrecht tram shooting to be charged with murder or manslaughter with terrorist intent

Ex-Philippine officials accuse Xi of crimes against humanity

8 hours 6 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Two former Philippine officials have filed a complaint with the International Criminal Court accusing Chinese President Xi Jinping of crimes against humanity over his government’s assertive actions in the disputed South China Sea

Pakistani lawmakers claim women’s march was anti-Islam

8 hours 15 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Pakistani provincial lawmakers assail marches held on International Women’s Day as anti-Islamic

Vietnam arrests 8 Chinese suspected of drug trafficking

8 hours 22 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Vietnamese police have arrested eight Chinese suspected of drug trafficking after seizing 300 kilograms (660 pounds) of methamphetamine worth up to $26 million

Why New Zealand could do what the U.S. can’t: Change gun laws in the face of tragedy

8 hours 27 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Electoral systems, courts and the influence of lobby groups are among the key factors.

Turkish, Greek ministers meet with ‘positive agenda’

8 hours 33 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Turkey’s foreign minister says the defense chiefs of Turkey and Greece could meet soon as part of new confidence-building measures aimed at reducing tensions between the NATO allies

Surgeon describes saving 4-year-old New Zealand victim: ‘She should not die on the table’

8 hours 33 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The child arrived at the hospital with no pulse and had spent 30 minutes in cardiac arrest before pediatric surgeons managed to revive her.

Surgeon describes saving 4-year-old victim of New Zealand shootings: ‘She should not die on the table’

8 hours 33 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
As of Wednesday evening, the girl is in stable condition and doing “extremely well.”

What do people in China think about ‘social credit’ monitoring?

8 hours 33 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
It’s not “Black Mirror.” But does this push Chinese to clean up their online and offline behavior?

Venezuela has its electricity back, for now, but it’s still on the verge of collapse

8 hours 33 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The most severe economic crisis in recorded Latin American history is getting worse.

Floods, destruction from cyclone continue in Mozambique

8 hours 37 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
A week after Cyclone Idai hit coastal Mozambique and swept across the country to Zimbabwe, its flooding, destruction and death continues in southern Africa, making it one of the most destructive natural disasters in the region’s recent history

Albania opposition holds new rally, calls for early election

9 hours 12 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
A few thousand opposition protesters have gathered in front of Albania’s parliament building calling for the government’s resignation and an early election

Official: 3rd pilot aided next-to-last Lion Air flight

9 hours 20 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The chairman of Indonesia’s transportation safety agency has confirmed that a third pilot was in the cockpit of the next-to-last flight of a Lion Air Boeing 737 Max 8

South Sudan spends millions on cars, homes instead of peace

9 hours 23 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
South Sudan spends millions on cars, home renovations instead of peace, internal reports show

Skeptical EU leaders to hear May’s plea for a Brexit delay

9 hours 24 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Prime Minister Theresa May is trying to persuade European Union leaders to delay Brexit by up to three months, just eight days before Britain is scheduled to leave the bloc

US trade negotiators to visit China for talks next week

9 hours 55 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
China’s commerce ministry says U.S. officials will be in Beijing next week for the next round of high-level trade talks

Pakistan sentences 2 men to life terms in 2017 student death

10 hours 38 sec ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Pakistani court sentences 2 men to life in prison over 2017 killing of university student falsely accused of blasphemy

Thousands still need rescuing as aid agencies struggle with cyclone aftermath in Mozambique

10 hours 25 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Six days after the cyclone made landfall aid agencies still lack the boats and aircraft to rescue those stranded by the water.

German whiskey booming as micro distilleries keep popping up

10 hours 36 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Whiskey distilleries are popping up across Germany, producing a craft product to help fill a growing demand

Jordanian king vows to protect Jerusalem holy sites

10 hours 37 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Jordan’s king vows to keep protecting Islamic, Christian holy sites in Jerusalem, calling it a ‘red line’ for his country

South Korea police accuse 4 of secretly filming hotel guests

11 hours 44 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
South Korean police say they’ve arrested four people on suspicion of secretly filming about 1,600 guests in hotel rooms and posting or streaming the footage on the internet

Taiwan leader tours Pacific allies, with Hawaii stopover

11 hours 48 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen is visiting her island’s diplomatic allies in the Pacific on a tour that will end with a stopover in Hawaii

Aid group: Migrants held in Libya suffer from malnutrition

11 hours 57 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
International charity says dozens of migrants suffering from malnutrition in detention center in Libya’s capital

Pompeo heads to Lebanon, where Hezbollah is at peak strength

12 hours 5 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
US Secretary of State Pompeo’s Lebanon visit to underscore Trump administration’s displeasure over Hezbollah gains

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