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EU urges halt to Syrian offensive in Idlib, vows new aidThe European Union is urging an immediate halt to a crushing offensive by Syrian forces
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Deaf survivors of clerical sexual abuse Ezequiel Villalonga shows a photo of him at the age in which he was abused flanked by his abuser Rev. Nicola Corradi, before a press conference at the Foreign Press Association in Rome, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. On Wednesday, they had a string of meetings with United Nations human rights officials in Geneva, hoping to build pressure on the Vatican, and Pope Francis himself, to come clean about the crimes committed against them, one year after Pope Francis' summit on clergy abuse. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Abuse survivors seek more progress 1 year after papal summitSurvivors of church sex abuse have descended on Rome this week, marking the first anniversary of Pope Francis’ summit of church leaders on preventing abuse
The Associated Press7 hours ago
People attend a vigil for victims of last night's shooting in the central German town Hanau, in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. A 43-year-old German man who posted a manifesto calling for the "complete extermination" of many "races or cultures in our midst" shot and several people of foreign background on Wednesday night, most of them Turkish, in an attack on a hookah bar and other sites in a Frankfurt suburb, authorities said Thursday. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Germany's immigrant community in Hanau reeling after attackIn the German town of Hanau, a longtime immigrant destination with decades of coexistence between people of different origins, residents fear their community was targeted after a gunman shot and killed nine people of foreign background
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Portugal’s parliament votes to allow euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill peoplePortugal’s parliament votes to allow euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill people
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Lawyer claims Italy can't charge captain in Libya arms caseA lawyer for a sea captain jailed in Italy for allegedly transporting embargoed armaments to Libya is contending that there are no legal grounds for the case in Italy
The Associated Press9 hours ago
FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019, file photo, attendees walk past a display for 5G services from Chinese technology firm Huawei at the PT Expo in Beijing. The Trump administration is stepping up pressure on European allies to ban Chinese tech firm Huawei from supplying next-generation mobile networks, with more officials visiting this week to press the case. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
US expert says 5G tiff could affect information exchanges The top U.S. diplomat for cyber security policy says he welcomes European Union moves toward recognizing the risks at stake in 5G technology, but warned that the U.S. will not be able to share top-level information with countries that choose “untrusted” vendors, such as China’s Huawei
The Associated Press9 hours ago
FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, some thousands of people protest in Berlin, Germany, against rising anti-Semitism, days after a man attacked a synagogue in the eastern German city of Halle.  In a deadly shooting late Wednesday Feb. 19, 2020, German authorities suspect that the gunman who killed several people with migrant backgrounds in the Frankfurt suburb of Hanau was motivated by racism, the latest in a long line of far-right attacks in Germany, a country still grappling with its Nazi past. (Paul Zinken/dpa FILE via AP)
A look at recent deadly racist attacks in GermanyAuthorities suspect that the gunman who killed nine people with migrant backgrounds in the Frankfurt suburb of Hanau was motivated by racism
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin, center, with party lawmakers, speaks to the media on the plinth at Leinster House, Dublin, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. Ireland’s parliament convened Thursday for the first time since an election two weeks ago that left three parties on roughly level pegging, with no easy route to forming a stable government. Talks among the parties have failed to make much progress since the Feb. 8 election, which brought a breakthrough for left-wing nationalists Sinn Fein at the expense of the two long-dominant centrist parties, Fianna Fail and Fine Gael. (Brian Lawless/PA via AP)
Irish lawmakers meet as wrangling to form government goes onIreland’s parliament has convened for the first time since an election two weeks ago that left three parties on roughly level pegging, with no easy route to forming a stable government
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Defense lawyers say they will seek French asylum for AssangeFrench members of the European defense team of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange say they plan to ask President Emmanuel Macron to grant their client asylum in France
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Bank backs off program monitoring workers' bathroom breaksBarclays has rolled back a software program that monitored an employee's productivity after privacy campaigners described the pilot as being “creepy
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses during his meeting in the Federal Security Service (FSB) headquarters in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. Federal Security Service (FSB) Director Alexander Bortnikov is on the right. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
Putin hails US for helping prevent terror attack in RussiaRussia's President Vladimir Putin has hailed the FBI for sharing information that helped thwart a terror attack by adherents of the Islamic State group in St. Petersburg during the New Year holidays
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Georgia blames Russia for cyberattack, US, UK agreeGeorgian authorities have accused Russia's military intelligence of launching a large-scale cyberattack in October with the goal of destabilizing the ex-Soviet nation
The Associated Press10 hours ago
The scene outside London Central Mosque in Regent's Park, where police have arrested a man on suspicion of attempted murder, in London, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. Police in London said a man was stabbed during afternoon prayers at one of the city's biggest mosques Thursday and officers detained another man on suspicion of attempted murder. The Metropolitan Police force said officers called to the London Central Mosque found a man in his 70s with stab wounds. Paramedics treated the man before he was taken to a hospital, where his injuries were determined as not life-threatening,  the force said. (Marc Ward/PA via AP)
Man stabbed at London mosque; police say not terror-relatedPolice say a man was stabbed during afternoon prayers at one of London's biggest mosques
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Spanish judge summons Venezuelan TV owner in PDVSA probeA Spanish judge has named the owner of Venezuelan television network Globovisión in an investigation of alleged corruption and money laundering by Venezuela’s state-owned oil company PDVSA
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Polish mayor tries to make amends for other town's misstepA Polish mayor is trying to make amends with a French community that broke formal ties with another Polish town because the latter adopted a declaration against “LGBT ideology.”
The Associated Press11 hours ago
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