UK police probe 'racist' package sent to Harry and Meghan

LONDON (AP) — Police are investigating a suspicious package that was sent to Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle as a racist hate crime, Scotland Yard said Thursday.

Grand Canyon helicopter crash victim dies, 3 others critical

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a British tourist hospitalized in Las Vegas after a sightseeing helicopter crashed in the Grand Canyon earlier this month has died. Three other Britons were killed in the crash.

World leaders urge Syria cease-fire as fighting escalates

BEIRUT (AP) — World leaders called Thursday for an urgent cease-fire in Syria as government forces pounded the opposition-controlled eastern suburbs of the capital in a crushing campaign that has left hundreds of people dead in recent days.

The Latest: Russia's amended Syrian UN resolution circulated

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria related developments (all times local):

UNICEF official resigns after allegations made

LONDON (AP) — A senior official at the U.N. children's agency UNICEF said Thursday he resigned after allegations of inappropriate behavior during an earlier stint at Save The Children because of "the danger" of damaging both organizations.

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Runaway cow in Poland dies 'from stress' after recapture

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A runaway cow that avoided captivity for weeks died Thursday after it was caught and put on a truck to be taken to a farm, a local official said.

Russian indicted by US seen as doing favors for Putin

MOSCOW (AP) — Thirty years ago, he was in prison. A decade ago, he was serving fancy meals to President Vladimir Putin. A week ago, he was among 13 Russians indicted in Washington on charges of meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Dutch lawmakers label massacre of Armenians as genocide

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Lawmakers in the Netherlands overwhelmingly voted Thursday to label as genocide the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks more than a century ago. Turkey condemned the move, which is likely to further ratchet up diplomatic tensions between the two countries.

Ex-rising star of French far right steps into US limelight

PARIS (AP) — The rising star of France's far-right National Front until abruptly leaving politics last year stepped into the limelight on the other side of the Atlantic, decrying the European Union and immigration in a speech Thursday at a major forum for American Conservatives.

Romanian minister calls for firing of anti-graft prosecutor

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's justice minister called on Thursday for the country's chief anti-corruption prosecutor to be removed from her post, citing what he said were serious concerns about the way she did her job.


Online dating couple jailed in UK for IS-inspired bomb plot

LONDON (AP) — A man and woman who met on a Muslim dating website were handed prison sentences Thursday for plotting an Islamic State-inspired bomb attack in Britain.

The Brexit effect: UK economy grows at 5-year low in 2017

LONDON (AP) — The British economy grew at its slowest rate in five years during 2017 as consumers and businesses were held back by factors directly related to Brexit.

Montenegro police official: US Embassy attacker ex-soldier

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — The man who hurled a bomb into the U.S. Embassy compound in Montenegro's capital, and then killed himself, was an ex-soldier apparently decorated by former Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic after NATO's bombing of Serbia and Montenegro in 1999, authorities said Thursday.

Flow of undocumented migrants to Switzerland shrinks in 2017

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss customs authorities say the number of undocumented migrants who entered Switzerland last year shrank nearly by half compared to a record influx in 2016.

Italy's Salvini praises Trump, discusses school shootings

ROME (AP) — The leader of Italy's right-wing League party says he admires President Donald Trump for keeping many of his campaign promises, but says arming teachers isn't the way to protect children from school shootings.

The Latest: Montenegro police: US embassy bomb not terrorism

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — The Latest on the attack on the U.S. embassy in Montenegro (all times local):

German court defers ruling on banning diesel cars in cities

BERLIN (AP) — A German court has deferred a decision on whether to allow a ban on diesel cars in cities to lower air pollution, a ruling that could have drastic consequences for the country's powerful auto industry.

The Latest: German court defers decision on diesel ban

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on a German court considering a diesel ban in dozens of cities (all times local):

European Central Bank hints at revising stimulus outlook

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank could indicate as soon as March that it is mulling an earlier end to its stimulus program, minutes to the bank's last policy meeting suggested Thursday.

Police lock down part of Brussels amid reports of gunman

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian police sealed off part of a Brussels suburb Thursday, warning residents to stay inside amid media reports that an armed man could be at large.

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African asylum seekers facing expulsion have embraced Israel

African asylum seekers facing expulsion have embraced Israel

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Israel extends detention for 2 suspects in Netanyahu case

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Indian partners hawk dinner talk with Trump Jr for $39,000

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Hillside crashes onto Indonesian farmers; 5 dead, 18 missing
Pakistan says Indian sniper fire killed worker in Kashmir
Worries about US rate hikes return to stalk markets

Worries about US rate hikes return to stalk markets

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