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ANKARA, Turkey | Turkey: 25 soldiers hurt by exploding ordnance, 7 missing

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s Defense Ministry says 25 soldiers were injured while seven others are unaccounted for in an accident during the firing of heavy weapon ordnance. In a statement, the ministry said the unexplained accident occurred Friday at a base in Hakkari province, which borders both Iraq and Iran and where clashes between Kurdish … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Turkey: 25 soldiers hurt by exploding ordnance, 7 missing

BENGHAZI, Libya | Cease-fire holds in Libya after clashes that killed 117

BENGHAZI, Libya— A recent bout of heavy fighting in the capital Tripoli has come to a halt after warring militias signed a new cease-fire agreement, Libyan authorities said Wednesday. The U.N.-backed government said in a statement it welcomed the cease-fire agreement, which was brokered by local representatives and tribal leaders. Fighting in Tripoli first erupted … Continue reading BENGHAZI, Libya | Cease-fire holds in Libya after clashes that killed 117

PARIS | France ready to deploy navy in scallop dispute with Britain

PARIS — The French agriculture minister says the country’s navy is ready to intervene to prevent further clashes between French and British fishermen who angrily bumped boats over access to scallop fisheries off the French coast last week. The minister, Stephane Travert, expressed hope that British and French fishermen will strike a deal to resolve … Continue reading PARIS | France ready to deploy navy in scallop dispute with Britain

WARSAW, Poland | Ruling party leader wants Poland to be like western Europe

WARSAW, Poland — The leader of Poland’s conservative ruling party, whose policies have led to clashes with European Union leaders, said Sunday he wants the country to remain in the EU so it can become like western European nations “in every respect.” Jaroslaw Kaczynski‘s declaration opened the Law and Justice party’s campaigning for Oct.21 local … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Ruling party leader wants Poland to be like western Europe

ISLAMABAD | The Latest: Sharif’s party asks Pakistan voting be extended

ISLAMABAD— The Latest on Pakistan’s elections (all times local): 5:15 p.m. A top contender in Pakistan’s national elections, the party of former jailed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, has asked the elections oversight body to extend voting for one hour to allow people waiting to vote to cast their ballots. Mushahid Hussain, the Pakistan Muslim League … Continue reading ISLAMABAD | The Latest: Sharif’s party asks Pakistan voting be extended

ISLAMABAD  | The Latest: More clashes as Pakistan votes; 1 killed

ISLAMABAD  — The Latest on Pakistan’s elections (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Police in Pakistan say more clashes between rival political parties have killed another person and wounded 15 across the country. Officer Nasir Ahmed says supporters of the Pakistan Muslim League and Tahrik-e-Insaf parties clashed during the polling on Wednesday in the city of … Continue reading ISLAMABAD  | The Latest: More clashes as Pakistan votes; 1 killed

2 Palestinians killed in clashes over Jerusalem status

JERUSALEM /December 22, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Two Palestinians were killed in renewed clashes with Israeli forces, Gaza’s Health Ministry said Friday, as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas urged France and Europe to play a stronger role in peace efforts amid continued fallout over President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The fresh violence came … Continue reading 2 Palestinians killed in clashes over Jerusalem status

Albania opposition protesters in clashes outside parliament,

TIRANA, Albania /December 18, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  Albanian police clashed with opposition supporters who tried to force their way into parliament to disrupt a vote on the appointment of an interim prosecutor general Monday. Around 3,000 demonstrators, holding EU and U.S. flags and shouting anti-government slogans, gathered outside parliament to condemn the selection of a … Continue reading Albania opposition protesters in clashes outside parliament,