Turkey condemns Sweden protests, cancels ministers’ meeting

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Turkey on Saturday canceled a planned visit by Sweden’s defense minister in response to anti-Turkish protests that increased tension between the two countries as Sweden seeks Turkey’s approval to join NATO. read more...

LA mass shooting suspect kills 10 near Lunar New Year fest

MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (AP) — A gunman killed 10 people and wounded 10 others at a Los Angeles-area ballroom dance club following a Lunar New Year celebration, setting off a manhunt for the suspect in the latest mass shooting tragedy in an American community. read more...

EU lawmakers replace disgraced VP as suspect cuts plea deal

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — European Union lawmakers voted Wednesday to replace a disgraced former parliament vice president after a key suspect in a the cash-for-influence scandal rocking the EU assembly made a plea bargain with prosecutors, raising the prospect of more people getting named. read more...

Israeli military kills Palestinian teacher, militant in raid

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian schoolteacher and a militant during a military raid in the occupied West Bank early Thursday, Palestinian officials and media said, as Israeli-Palestinian violence continued to surge. read more...

EU border chief pledges transparency, no illegal pushbacks

BRUSSELS (AP) — The new executive director of European Union border agency Frontex pledged Thursday to ensure that illegal pushbacks of migrants trying to reach Europe wouldn’t take place under his watch. read more...

Strikes, protests test French plan to raise retirement age

PARIS (AP) — Workers in many French cities took to the streets Thursday to reject proposed pension changes that would push back the retirement age, amid a day of nationwide strikes and protests seen as a major test for Emmanuel Macron and his presidency. read more...

British actor identified as hiker missing in southern California

British actor Julian Sands has been reported missing after going hiking in mountains north of Los Angeles. read more...

Jacinda Ardern: New Zealand PM quits citing burnout

Jacinda Ardern is quitting as New Zealand prime minister ahead of this year's election saying she no longer has "enough in the tank" to lead. read more...

Prince Harry: Family would never forgive me if I told all

(BBC) Prince Harry claims he had enough material for "two books", and did not include some things in his memoir because his father and brother would never forgive him. read more...

Migrant entry numbers into Europe hit six-year high

BRUSSELS (AP) — The number of attempts by migrants to enter the European Union without authorization reached around 330,000 last year, the highest number since 2016, the EU’s border and coast guard agency said Friday. read more...

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