Poland is shaken by reports that consular officials took bribes to help migrants enter Europe and US

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s conservative governing party was hoping to make migration a key campaign theme ahead of the country’s national election. But not like this, with arrests, dismissals and an attempted suicide among its own ranks. read more...

Dozens of Syrians are among the missing in catastrophic floods in Libya, a war monitor says

BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian dentist, a confectioner who made mouthwatering Arabic sweets, a carpenter. Syrians from all walks of life had left their war-torn country for the Libyan city of Derna over the past years, looking for work and better opportunities. read more...

Ovidio Guzmán-López: El Chapo's son extradited to the US

A son of the infamous drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán has been extradited to the US on drug trafficking charges, the US Attorney General has said. read more...

What’s at stake as 13,000 workers go on strike at major US auto makers

DETROIT (AP) — About 13,000 auto workers have walked off the job at three targeted factories after their union leaders couldn’t reach a deal with Detroit’s automakers. read more...

Morocco earthquake turns mountain village to field of boulders

(BBC) A dog called Colin scampers across the earthquake's wreckage in Morocco's remote mountain village of Douzrou. The bell attached to his collar rings to signal his location as the border collie bounds over broken concrete towards crevices in the rubble - anywhere a survivor might still be found. read more...

Taiwan election: Foxconn founder Terry Gou picks Netflix actress as running mate

(BBC) Taiwan billionaire Terry Gou has chosen an actress whose Netflix drama sparked a MeToo movement as his running mate in January's presidential election. read more...

Afghanistan: Taliban welcomes first new Chinese ambassador since takeover

China has become the first country to name a new ambassador to Afghanistan since the Taliban retook power in 2021. The Taliban said Zhao Xing's appointment is a sign for other nations to establish ties with its government. read more...

Libyan city buries thousands in mass graves after flood, while mayor says death toll could triple

DERNA, Libya (AP) — The city of Derna has buried thousands of people in mass graves, Libyan officials said Thursday, as search teams scoured ruins left by devastating floods and the city’s mayor said that the death toll could triple. read more...

Powerful quake in Morocco kills more than 600 people and damages historic buildings in Marrakech

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — A rare, powerful earthquake struck Morocco late Friday night, killing hundreds of people and damaging buildings from villages in the Atlas Mountains to the historic city of Marrakech. read more...

Palestinians set out terms for agreeing to historic Saudi-Israeli deal

(BBC) A cash boost of hundreds of millions of dollars and more control of land in the occupied West Bank are among Palestinian demands in the event of a three-way deal involving the US, Saudi Arabia and Israel, the BBC has learned Officials from the Palestinian Authority (PA) held talks in Riyadh with Saudi counterparts on Wednesday. They were also due to see US officials. read more...

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