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The Templeton Prize — one of the world's largest annual individual awards — is being awarded this year to a nurse-midwife who for decades has strived to improve women’s health care in East … more
An unexpected visitor spotted sunbathing on a beach in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv is turning heads and causing a media buzz. But it’s not American film director and Tel Aviv mainstay Quentin … more
Archeologists in Pompeii have discovered two skeletons that they believe were men who died when a wall collapsed on them during the powerful earthquakes that accompanied the eruption of Mount … more
The former head of Volkswagen’s luxury division Audi has pleaded guilty to charges tied to the automaker’s diesel emissions scandal. The move Tuesday makes Rupert Stadler the highest-ranking … more
A German court has convicted five men over the theft of 18th-century jewels worth more than 100 million euros from a Dresden museum in 2019. German news agency dpa reported that they were given … more
Ukrainian officials say Russia has launched an intense air attack in Kyiv using a combination of drones, cruise missiles and possible ballistic missiles. Serhii Popko, the head of Kyiv's Military … more
European leaders have promised Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy an arsenal of missiles, tanks and drones during a whirlwind three-day visit to Italy, the Vatican, Germany, France and the U.K. … more
A showdown between Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso and the opposition-led National Assembly could result on either side being booted out of office before the end of the week. That's because … more
The Cannes red carpet springs to life again Tuesday as the 76th Cannes Film Festival gets underway with the premiere of the Louis XV period drama “Jeanne du Barry,” with Johnny Depp. This … more
Amid the high-level efforts to settle global crises, this weekend’s Group of 7 summit of rich democracies will also see an unusual diplomatic reconciliation. The leaders of Japan and South Korea … more
New Zealand's prime minister says an overnight fire at a four-story hostel in New Zealand’s capital has killed at least six people. Chris Hipkins told the AM morning news program that he … more
Conservative Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan faces a runoff with his main rival in two weeks that will decide who leads a country struggling with sky-high inflation as it plays a key role in … more
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's presidency urged the International Olympic Committee to ban Russian and Belarusian athletes from next year's Paris Games, yet said Monday a boycott by the … more
Two people have been charged in Austria for allegedly playing speeches by Adolf Hitler via the loudspeaker system of a train running from Bregenz to Vienna. Austrian news agency APA reported Monday … more
Thailand’s opposition has racked up a stunning majority of the 500 seats at stake in the race for the House of Representatives,, dealing a major blow to the establishment parties and a former … more
The Auschwitz-Birkenau state museum has launched a two-year effort to preserve 8,000 shoes that belonged to children before they were murdered at the Nazi German death camp. In all, about 110,000 … more
Ballots tallied Monday show voters in Thailand want change after nine years under a former general who took power in a coup. Main opposition parties easily bested other contenders in the general … more
Searchers have found what appear to be pieces of the wetsuit and surfboard belonging to a 46-year-old surfer who was attacked by a shark off South Australia's coast. School teacher Simon Baccanello … more
For the first time, the United Nations will officially commemorate the flight of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from what is now Israel on the 75th anniversary of their exodus. The flight … more
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A powerful tropical cyclone flooded streets, blew off roofs and severed communications in western Myanmar on Sunday after thousands of people had crammed into monasteries, … more
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