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Greek police arrest 3 human traffickers, free 7 captivesGreek police say they have arrested three men of Pakistani origin for keeping seven people, including an Afghan family of four whom they had helped cross into Greece, hostage and demanding money to release them
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Greens win mayoral runoffs in 3 west German citiesCandidates for the environmentalist Greens have won mayoral runoff votes in three west German cities, underscoring the party’s strength a year before national elections
The Associated Press6 hours ago
In this photo published by Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on his instagram account on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his wife Yulia pose for a selfie in an unknown location in Germany. This week Navalny was discharged from a Berlin hospital after being treated for what German authorities determined to be nerve agent poisoning. In an Instagram post on Friday, the politician thanked Russian pilots for landing the plane after he collapsed into a coma on Aug. 20 and medics at the Omsk airport injecting him with atropine, saying they gave him "additional 15-20 hours of life." (Navalny Instagram via AP)
Russian dissident Navalny recovering faster than expectedOne of Alexei Navalny's aides says the Russian opposition leader is recovering from a suspected assassination attempt last month faster than expected
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, file photo, Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Mustapha Adib speaks to journalists at the Presidential Palace in Baabda, east of Beirut, Lebanon. Adib has resigned Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 amid a political impasse over government formation, nearly a month after he was appointed to the job. The announced by Adib deals a blow to French President Emmanuel Macron's efforts to break a dangerous stalemate in the crisis-hit country. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein, File)
Macron 'ashamed' of Lebanon's political leaders amid crisisFrench President Emmanuel Macron assailed Hezbollah and the entire Lebanese political class Sunday, and warned of a new civil war
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers remarks during a speaking appearance with state Republican legislators in the Senate chamber of the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, Wis. Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
Pompeo speaks with NATO chief about Mediterranean tensionsU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is due to arrive in Greece on an official visit early Monday, has had a conversation on tensions in the eastern Mediterranean with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Women argue with a police officer during an opposition rally to protest the official presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched in the Belarusian capital calling for the authoritarian president's ouster, some wearing cardboard crowns to ridicule him, on Sunday as the protests that have rocked the country marked their 50th consecutive day. (AP Photo/TUT.by)
100,000 march in Belarus capital on 50th day of protestsAbout 100,000 demonstrators marched in Belarus' capital calling for the authoritarian president's ouster, some wearing cardboard crowns to ridicule him
The Associated Press9 hours ago
A model wears a creation part of the Shi.RT women's Spring-Summer 2021 ready-to-wear collection, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno).
Valentino closes Milan Fashion Week with lush live showIt’s been a season of disruption at Milan Fashion Week
The Associated Press9 hours ago
A man sits in an empty cafe in London, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, after Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a range of new restrictions to combat the rise in coronavirus cases in England. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
UK university students furious over virus restrictionsU.K. authorities are trying to contain COVID-19 outbreaks at universities as some students complained they were being “imprisoned” in their dormitories  Students at universities in Glasgow, Manchester and Edinburgh who have returned to campus in the past few weeks are being asked to self-isolate in their residence halls, with security guards at some schools preventing young people from leaving their buildings
The Associated Press11 hours ago
French Health Minister Olivier Veran holds a press conference at La Timone public hospital, Friday Sept. 25, 2020 in Marseille, southern France. Angry restaurant and bar owners demonstrated in Marseille to challenge a French government order to close all public venues as of Saturday to battle resurgent virus infections. The government argues that hospitals in this Mediterranean city are under strain and the closures are the only way to stem the spread while avoiding new lockdowns. (Christophe Simon, Pool via AP)
French hospitals delay operations to cope with COVID surgeHospitals in the Paris and Marseille regions are delaying some scheduled operations to free up space for COVID-19 patients as the French government tries to stem a rising tide of coronavirus infections
The Associated Press13 hours ago
The front gate of the Senate is pictured Sunday, Sept.27, 2020 in Paris. Nearly half of France's Senate seats are up for grabs in elections Sunday that are likely to leave the chamber dominated by conservatives and serve a new electoral blow to President Emmanuel Macron's centrist party. The elections are indirect, with senators chosen primarily by some 75,000 local elected officials like city councilors. They are voting for 172 of the 348 seats in the Senate, whose senators serve six-year terms. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly)
Conservatives lead in French Senate elections, Greens gainFrance’s main conservative party looked set to keep control of the Senate and the Greens made new gains in partial elections Sunday
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Riot police detain protesters during an opposition rally to protest the presidential inauguration in Minsk, Belarus, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has been sworn in to his sixth term in office at an inaugural ceremony that was not announced in advance amid weeks of huge protests saying the authoritarian leader's reelection was rigged. Hundreds took to the streets in several cities in the evening to protest the inauguration. (AP Photo/TUT.by)
French president says longtime Belarus leader 'must go'France is stepping up the pressure on Belarus’ longtime leader Alexander Lukashenko, with President Emmanuel Macron telling a prominent French weekly that “Lukashenko must go.”
The Associated Press15 hours ago
In this undated handout photo issued by WWF on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, British Naturalist Sir David Attenborough, sits with Prince William for a private outdoor screening of his upcoming film, David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet, at Kensington Palace, London.(WWF via AP)
Attenborough gives shark tooth to 7-year-old Prince GeorgeVeteran broadcaster David Attenborough has given Britain’s Prince George a giant shark tooth fossil after a private viewing of his new documentary at Kensington Palace
The Associated Press16 hours ago
US actress Gina Gershon poses during the opening ceremony at the 68th San Sebastian Film Festival, in San Sebastian, northern Spain, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
'Beginning' triumphs at San Sebastian Film Festival in SpainGeorgian writer-director Dea Kulumbegashvili’s first feature film “Beginning” triumphed at Spain’s San Sebastian International Film Festival, winning four top prizes including best film and best director
The Associated Press16 hours ago
A woman receives gloves for protection against the COVID-19 infection, on her way to cast her vote in local elections a school in Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. Polls have opened in Romania’s municipal election, which is being seen as a test of how the next general election on Dec. 6 will unfold for the country’s minority-led government. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
Romania's ruling party upbeat after municipal electionsExit polls published in Romania after voting ended in the country’s municipal elections indicate that the balance of power in European Union member state is unlikely to shift in the next general election set for Dec. 6
The Associated Press16 hours ago
In this photo provided by the Azerbaijan's Presidential Press Office provided on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev gestures as he addresses the nation in Baku, Azerbaijan. Fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan broke out Sunday around the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh and the Armenian Defense Ministry said two Azerbaijani helicopters were shot down. Ministry spokeswoman Shushan Stepanyan also said Armenian forces hit three Azerbaijani tanks. (Azerbaijani Presidential Press Office via AP)
Fighting erupts between Armenia, Azerbaijan; 18 killedFighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces has erupted again over the disputed separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh and the territory's defense ministry says 16 soldiers and two civilians have been killed and more than 100 others wounded
The Associated Press18 hours ago
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