NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A spokesman for the government of Cyprus says a scheduled meeting between the ethnically split island's rival leaders... Full Story
Iraqi suicide bomber was ex-Gitmo detainee
LONDON (AP) — A suicide bomber who attacked a military base in Iraq this week was a former Guantanamo Bay detainee freed in 2004 after Britain lobbied for his release, raising questions about the ability of security services to track the whereabouts of potential terrorists.
German police probe possible school attack after alarm
BERLIN (AP) — German police rushed to a vocational school in the western town of Menden after an alarm was triggered indicating a possible armed attack.
Russian defense minister happy with results of Syria mission
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's defense minister on Wednesday hailed the military's performance in Syria, saying new Russian weapons have proven their worth in the conflict.
Russian military continues massive upgrade
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's defense minister says the military received an array of new weapons last year, including 41 intercontinental ballistic missiles.
UK court says income threshold for foreign spouses is lawful
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Supreme Court says the government is entitled to set a minimum-income threshold for people wanting to bring foreign spouses to the country, a measure introduced to ensure immigrants won't draw on public welfare funds.
Cyprus peace process falters after latest talks called off
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A spokesman for the government of Cyprus says a scheduled meeting between the ethnically split island's rival leaders that aimed to nudge peace talks forward has been called off.
German authorities arrest Russian suspected of supporting IS
BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have arrested a Russian citizen accused of financially supporting the Islamic State group and of dealing drugs.
German optimism up in positive sign for Europe's economy
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German business optimism rose unexpectedly in February as executives appeared to shrug off initial worries about U.S. President Donald Trump's policies, providing another sign that Europe's economy is gaining pace.
Amnesty: Turkey among countries with worst rights practices
ISTANBUL (AP) — The international human rights group Amnesty International says Turkey was among countries with the worst practices for human rights in 2016.
Germany approves faster deportation of failed asylum-seekers
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Cabinet has approved a plan that makes it easier to deport rejected asylum-seekers.
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