Monday, February 8, 2016

News - World

  • February 08, 2016 | State The Latest: Turkish official lambastes EU on migrant demands

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local):

  • February 08, 2016 | State Mega red carpet for Egypt leader's car spurs online uproar

    CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is coming under criticism after a massive red carpet was laid over public roads for his motorcade during a trip to open social housing projects in a Cairo suburb.

  • February 08, 2016 | State Australian released by jihadists arrives in Burkina Faso

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — An Australian woman who was freed by her al-Qaida captors after several weeks said Monday that she hopes her husband who remains a hostage will soon be released as well so they can continue their charity work in the West African country.

  • February 08, 2016 | State Chechen leader posts threatening messages online

    MOSCOW (AP) — The leader of Russia's Chechen republic has posted several pictures online that have been viewed as threats to the Russian opposition.

  • February 08, 2016 | State Leopard wanders south Indian school, injures 3 before caught

    BANGALORE, India (AP) — Officials say a leopard wandered into a school in southern India and injured three people as it tried to escape.

  • February 08, 2016 | State Merkel in Turkey for migrants talks as 33 people die at sea

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel held talks in Ankara Monday on how to reduce the influx of people into Europe as reports emerged that another 33 people died off Turkey's coast attempting to reach Greece.

  • February 08, 2016 | State Call for responsive governments at Dubai summit amid turmoil

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — World leaders including U.S. President Barack Obama called Monday for governments to be responsive to and inclusive of their citizens, especially as the unrest of the Arab Spring still reverberates across the Middle East.

  • February 08, 2016 | State Red Cross in Gaza reopens office after violent protests

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross says it has reopened its Gaza office after closing it the previous day in response to repeated attempts by protesters to storm it.

  • February 08, 2016 | State Syria troops make more gains in Aleppo, near Turkish border

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian army troops recaptured a new village north of Aleppo Monday, bringing troops and allied militiamen to within a few kilometers of the Turkish border as part of a major Russian-backed offensive in the area, the Syrian government and opposition activists said.

  • February 08, 2016 | State Top bankers urge closer ties to solve euro's problems

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The top central bankers from France and Germany are joining in an appeal to fix longstanding flaws in the euro currency by more closely integrating their economies and putting more authority over policy at the European level.

  • February 08, 2016 | State Stun guns in demand in Germany amid security concerns

    PRAGUE (AP) — After the attacks in Paris and New Year's security scares, Germans have been snapping up self-defense equipment like stun guns — to the delight of a Czech manufacturer who corners the market.

  • February 08, 2016 | State Ethnic protesters in Nepal withdraw border blockade, strike

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The main ethnic group that's been protesting for months over the new constitution is ending its border blockade and general strike in southern Nepal, bringing relief to the Himalayan nation suffering severe shortages of fuel, medicine and other supplies.

  • February 08, 2016 | State Spain: Madrid city calls for release of puppeteers

    MADRID (AP) — Madrid city hall has apologized to parents for exposing their children to a violent puppet show, but says authorities' decision to jail the puppeteers for allegedly praising terrorism was disproportionate.

  • February 08, 2016 | State Maldives police arrest judge, ex-prosecutor general

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Maldives police arrested a judge and a former prosecutor general for issuing an arrest warrant for the country's president without the police requesting one, an official said Monday in the latest political turmoil in the Indian Ocean archipelago.

  • February 08, 2016 | State Top Philippine diplomat and China critic resigns over health

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials say the country's top diplomat, who was behind a bold government move to challenge the validity of China's vast territorial claims in the South China Sea before an international tribunal, has resigned due to health reasons.

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