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European Union poised to restrict passport-free travel

posted: 02/12/2016 11:11 a.m. Discuss

BRUSSELS — European Union countries are poised to restrict passport-free travel by invoking an emergency rule to keep some border controls for two more years because of the migration crisis and Greece's troubles in controlling its border, according to EU documents seen by The Associated Press.

Diplomats aim for temporary Syria truce in a week

posted: 02/12/2016 11:04 a.m. Discuss

MUNICH — Diplomats agreed Friday to work toward a temporary "cessation of hostilities" in Syria's civil war within a week, although efforts to secure a lasting cease-fire fell short.

Envoys: No truce for now in Syria

posted: 02/12/2016 2:48 a.m. Discuss

Diplomats trying to secure a cease-fire for the civil war in Syria fell short in organizing an immediate truce but agreed to try to work out details and implement a temporary "cessation of hostilities" in the coming week.

CDC ships Zika tests for pregnant women

updated: 02/12/2016 2:44 a.m. Discuss

The government is shipping Zika virus tests for pregnant women to health departments across the country but warning that there could be temporary shortages, as travelers try to tell whether they returned with an infection that could put a developing baby at risk.

Mexico: 49 killed in brawl at prison

posted: 02/12/2016 2:43 a.m. Discuss

A brawl between rival drug gangs at an overcrowded penitentiary in northern Mexico turned into a riot Thursday, leaving 49 inmates dead and 12 injured in the country's deadliest prison melee in years.

N. Korea seizes industrial park

posted: 02/12/2016 2:37 a.m. Discuss

North Korea on Thursday ordered a military takeover of a factory park that had been the last major symbol of cooperation with South Korea, calling Seoul's suspension of operations at the jointly run facility a "dangerous declaration of war."

NATO ships to tackle migrant crisis

updated: 02/12/2016 2:33 a.m. Discuss

NATO on Thursday ordered three warships to sail immediately to the Aegean Sea to help end the deadly smuggling of asylum seekers across the waters from Turkey to Greece.

The world in brief

posted: 02/12/2016 2:18 a.m. Discuss

Taiwan mourns quake victims; toll at 94 TAINAN, Taiwan — Taiwanese leaders and relatives held a memorial service for victims of last weekend’s earthquake as the Ministry of Interior raised the death toll to 94.

Church talks help make Cuba ‘perfect place for negotiations’

posted: 02/12/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

The heads of the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches will hold a historic meeting today in Cuba's international airport.

Use of women, girls as bombers vexes Nigeria

posted: 02/12/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

As Boko Haram militants terrorize Nigeria and its neighbors with abductions and gun attacks, the group also continues to use women and girls as suicide bombers.

Riot at prison in northern Mexico leaves 49 inmates dead

updated: 02/11/2016 5:06 p.m. Comments 2

MONTERREY, Mexico — A brawl between rival drug gangs at an overcrowded penitentiary in northern Mexico turned into a riot Thursday, leaving 49 inmates dead and 12 injured in the country's deadliest prison melee in years.

Senate OKs N. Korea sanctions

updated: 02/11/2016 3:50 a.m. Discuss

Republican and Democratic senators set aside their partisan differences Wednesday to unanimously pass legislation aimed at depriving North Korea of the money it needs to build an atomic arsenal.

Details out on Iran drone flight over U.S. carrier

posted: 02/11/2016 3:43 a.m. Discuss

The unarmed Iranian drone that flew over a U.S. aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf last month is similar to those that can carry missiles and was the first to conduct an overflight of a U.S. carrier since 2014, U.S. Navy records obtained Wednesday showed.

To fence all Israel to bar 'beasts,' Netanyahu says

posted: 02/11/2016 3:41 a.m. Discuss

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, under mounting criticism of his government's handling of security threats, promised to encircle the country in an uninterrupted strip of barriers.

British prime minister scoffs at Assange ruling, calls it ‘ridiculous’

posted: 02/11/2016 3:40 a.m. Discuss

British Prime Minister David Cameron told Parliament on Wednesday that a United Nations panel’s finding that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been wrongfully detained is “ridiculous.” Assange responded quickly by accusing Cameron of libel.




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