• Ivory Coast court finds ex-president's wife not guilty

    ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — An Ivory Coast court on Tuesday acquitted former first lady Simone Gbagbo for war crimes and crimes against humanity after a trial on her alleged role in postelection abuses that led to the deaths of thousands...

  • Ministers heading to French Guiana to try to quell strike

    PARIS (AP) — The French government has decided to send a high-level ministerial mission to French Guiana as the region faced its second day of a general strike by some 27 labor unions over crime and economic difficulties...

  • Amnesty: US-led coalition not protecting Mosul civilians

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A recent spike in civilian casualties in Mosul suggests the U.S.-led coalition is not taking adequate precautions as it helps Iraqi forces battle the Islamic State group, Amnesty International said Tuesday...

  • Scottish lawmakers back independence referendum call

    EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Scottish lawmakers voted Tuesday to seek a new referendum on independence, presenting the British government with an unwelcome distraction as it prepares to push the European Union exit button...

  • South African anti-apartheid leader Ahmed Kathrada dies, 87

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Anti-apartheid leader Ahmed Kathrada, who spent 26 years in prison for opposing South Africa's white minority government — much of that time alongside the country's first black president, Nelson Mandela — died Tuesday at age 87...

  • Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Israelis protest military draft

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews demonstrated in Jerusalem on Tuesday over military service in one of several protests following the recent detention of a rabbi's son who refused to report to a draft office...

  • Serb leader attacks Kosovo over visit conditions

    PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Serbian Prime Minister and presidential candidate Aleksandar Vucic on Tuesday abandoned plans to campaign among the minority Serbs in Kosovo, saying he was not prepared to abide by the conditions set by the Kosovo government...


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