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EU border chief warns migrant pressures will stay high

BRUSSELS –  The head of the European Union's border agency says the number of migrants trying to reach Europe through the Mediterranean will remain...

German Social Democrats voting on coalition pact with Merkel

BERLIN –  Members of Germany's center-left Social Democratic Party have started voting on whether to accept the coalition agreement negotiated by their leaders with...

Myanmar to resettle 6,000 stranded Rohingya refugees

DHAKA, Bangladesh –  A Bangladeshi official says Myanmar has agreed to resettle more than 6,000 Rohingya Muslims who have been stranded in a no...

2 aid workers killed in eastern Congo, 1 taken hostage

GOMA, Congo –  Authorities say two workers with a French aid group have been killed by armed gunmen in a village in eastern Congo...

American accused of stealing terra-cotta warrior's thumb must be 'severely' punished, China says

China is reportedly demanding a 24-year-old American man face "severe punishment" for allegedly snapping off the left thumb of a $4.5 million ancient terra-cotta...

American accused of stealing Terracotta Warrior's thumb must be 'severely' punished, China says

China is reportedly demanding a 24-year-old American man face "severe punishment" for allegedly snapping off the left thumb of a $4.5 million ancient Terracotta...

17 Turks reach Greek island, to apply for asylum in Greece

ATHENS, Greece –  Greek authorities say 17 Turks who reached a Greek island by dinghy from Turkey are seeking political asylum in Greece. The 17...

Lawyers for Hariri assassination suspect calls for acquittal

LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands –  Lawyers for one of four alleged Hezbollah members accused of involvement in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik...

Egypt adds detained Islamist politician to terror list

CAIRO –  An Egyptian court has added a detained Islamist politician to a list of wanted "terrorists" over his alleged links to the country's...

Turkey considers chemical castration for pedophiles

ANKARA, Turkey –  The Turkish justice minister says the government is considering introducing chemical castration for child abusers, following a series of reports of...

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