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International judges give reasons for Ivory Coast acquittals

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Judges at the International Criminal Court have issued lengthy explanations for the decision to acquit Ivory Coast's ex-president on crimes against humanity charges resulting from postelection violence in 2010.


Von der Leyen seeks to secure EU top job at parliament

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Parliament started voting Tuesday whether to confirm Ursula von der Leyen as European Commission president after the outgoing German defense minister set out her political objectives on a greener, gender-equal Europe where the rule of law continues to hold sway.


The Latest: German minister confirmed for top EU post

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the EU parliament vote on European Commission president (all times local):


Top French minister resigns over alleged lavish lifestyle

PARIS (AP) — The No. 2 official in the French government resigned Tuesday following media reports that he has been living a lavish lifestyle at taxpayer expense, including hosting lobster and Champagne soirees and ordering up exorbitant renovations of his ministerial apartment.


Lithuania president against any EU sanctions for Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Lithuania's new president spoke out Tuesday against the possibility of European Union sanctions on Poland for changes the country has made to its judiciary.


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Greece: Suspect charged for US scientist's slaying in Crete

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A 27-year-old man was charged with murder and rape Tuesday in the killing of an American scientist who disappeared on the Greek island of Crete and whose body was found in a tunnel formerly used as a storage site during World War II.


Boeing jet trouble leads to cuts at Europe's busiest airline

LONDON (AP) — Europe's biggest airline, budget carrier Ryanair, will cut flights and close some of its bases beginning this winter because of the delay to deliveries of the Boeing 737 Max plane, which has been grounded globally after two fatal crashes.


Donors suspend funds for Poland's Jewish museum

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Jewish association says some private donors to Poland's renowned Jewish history museum have suspended funding out of concerns about the government's failure to renew the term of its director.


French ecology minister Francois de Rugy resigns over reports of publicly funded lavish lifestyle

PARIS (AP) — French ecology minister Francois de Rugy resigns over reports of publicly funded lavish lifestyle.


EU is preparing for more Venezuela sanctions

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is preparing to impose more sanctions on Venezuela targeting officials who are accused of being involved in torture and other human rights violations.


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Johnson, Hunt raise Brexit stakes with Irish border views

LONDON (AP) — The two contenders to become Britain's next prime minister raised the Brexit stakes by saying they will discard a contentious part of the European Union divorce deal agreed by outgoing leader Theresa May.


Italy's Salvini bows to pressure to respond on Russia report

ROME (AP) — Italy's Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini bowed Tuesday to days of pressure and agreed to respond to questions in Parliament about allegations that an associate sought Russian money for Salvini's pro-Moscow League party.


Austria: Ukrainian businessman's US extradition on hold

BERLIN (AP) — Austria's justice minister has approved the extradition to the U.S. of Ukrainian businessman Dymitro Firtash, but he can stay in Austria while a court considers a defense motion to reopen the case, authorities said Tuesday.


Greece taps bond market again as borrowing rates drop

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece on Tuesday launched a 7-year bond auction, its third effort in 2019 to raise money from international markets, as it aims to take advantage of an improvement in borrowing rates to fulfill its financing needs for the year.


Germany's Merkel sits through anthems again

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has again sat through national anthems at a military honors ceremony after three recent incidents in which her body shook as she stood at similar events.


Norway arrests Muslim cleric after Italian terror trial

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Muslim cleric found guilty in Italy of planning terror has been detained in Norway on an Italian arrest warrant, The Norwegian domestic security agency said.


Party-goers evacuated after fire erupts on Croatia island

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Thousands of people have been evacuated from a festival area on a Croatian island after a fire broke out in a nearby forested area.


UN refugee agency 'deeply concerned' about US asylum curbs

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency says it's "deeply concerned" about new U.S. restrictions on asylum, saying it will put vulnerable families at risk.


Trial of former Flynn business partner begins in Virginia

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A one-time business partner of former national security adviser Michael Flynn lied to hide the fact that he and Flynn were secretly working on behalf of the Turkish government to advance its agenda, prosecutors said Monday.


European Union foreign ministers have approved sanctions on Turkey for its 'illegal' gas drilling off Cyprus

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign ministers have approved sanctions on Turkey for its 'illegal' gas drilling off Cyprus.


Jeffrey Epstein accuser urges more women to speak out

Jeffrey Epstein accuser urges more women to speak out

Court reinstates challenge to 'habitual drunkard' law
Emails show Iowa official's Tupac fixation before his ouster
Man charged with sexually assaulting nursing home resident
Appeals court: NYC can ban ads in Uber and Lyft cars
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Sudan army, protesters meet to discuss transition deal
Lebanese parliament convenes on budget amid tight security

Lebanese parliament convenes on budget amid tight security

Officials: Migrants return to bombed Libya detention center

Officials: Migrants return to bombed Libya detention center

PM of Iraq's Kurdish region meets top officials in Baghdad

Adel Abdel-Mahdi, Masrour Barzani

US fears Iran seized UAE-based tanker in Strait of Hormuz

US fears Iran seized UAE-based tanker in Strait of Hormuz

Building collapses in India; 10 dead, several feared trapped

Building collapses in India; 10 dead, several feared trapped

Pakistani journalists hold protests to denounce censorship

Pakistani journalists hold protests to denounce censorship

Former Mitsubishi workers seek assets sale for forced labor

Former Mitsubishi workers seek assets sale for forced labor

78 dead in Nepal as flooding wreaks havoc in South Asia

78 dead in Nepal as flooding wreaks havoc in South Asia

Activists: Duterte in crosshairs with new law on harassment

Activists: Duterte in crosshairs with new law on harassment

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