Jewish group warns of neo-Nazi parties in Europe

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The World Jewish Congress says it is greatly concerned about the emergence of neo-Nazi parties like the Golden Dawn in Greece and Jobbik in Hungary. A study presented Tuesday at the WJC assembly in…

Africa is riskiest place to be born, report says

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — More than 1 million babies die the day they are born every year, according to a new report released Tuesday, and the 14 countries with the highest rates of first-day deaths are all in…

Leading Pakistan politician falls, injures skull

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — One of Pakistan’s most prominent politicians, former cricket star Imran Khan, fell from a stage and was injured at a political rally in the eastern city of Lahore. One of the leaders of Khan’s…

Mali military gains control of Ber in north

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Soldiers from Mali and Burkina Faso pushed into the village of Ber, located 50 kilometers (30 miles) northeast of Timbuktu, which had previously been occupied by fighters from a Tuareg rebel group, the National…

Nazi-themed opera creates scandal in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — A modern production of Richard Wagner’s opera “Tannhauser” has caused a stir in Germany because of Nazi-themed scenes showing people dying in gas chambers and a family having their heads shaved and executed. A spokeswoman…

Vatican denies internal split on US nun crackdown

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican on Tuesday sought to deny there were any internal divisions over its crackdown on the largest umbrella group of U.S. nuns after a top Vatican official complained that the Holy See’s reform…

Portugal sells bonds for first time since bailout

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal held a sale of its 10-year bonds on Tuesday for the first time since it needed a bailout in 2011, representing a milestone in its efforts to regain investor confidence and prove its…

Libya’s defense minister rescinds resignation

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libya’s defense minister says he has resigned to protest to a show of force by militias who have been besieging government buildings to push their political demands. Mohammed Al-Barghathi told reporters on Tuesday that…

Spanish court drops subpoena of king’s daughter

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court Tuesday withdrew a subpoena for King Juan Carlos’ daughter as a suspect in a corruption case, following an appeal by prosecutors. The Palma de Mallorca court said it had accepted the appeal…

Ethiopian Air wants compensation for 787 grounding

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The chief executive of Ethiopian Airlines says his company will seek compensation from Boeing for the grounding of its 787 Dreamliner planes. Tewolde Gebremariam told The Associated Press on Tuesday his company will…

UN names 3 members to human rights probe in NKorea

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.’s top human rights body has appointed three experts from Australia, Serbia and Indonesia to carry out an inquiry into North Korea for possible crimes against humanity. The 47-nation U.N. Human Rights Council said…

Saudi journalist claims he is banned from writing

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A Saudi journalist says he has been banned from writing in a Saudi newspaper after criticizing the Interior Ministry. Ali al-Elayan wrote on his Twitter account Tuesday that Al-Watan daily has stopped him…

Israel groups say PM halts new settlement building

JERUSALEM (AP) — Two prominent Israeli groups say Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stopped approving new construction in West Bank settlements in what could be an attempt to restart peace talks with the Palestinians. Anti-settlement group Peace Now,…

Bank of China cuts off North Korea trade bank

BEIJING (AP) — A major Chinese bank, the Bank of China, is cutting off business with a North Korean bank accused by the U.S. of assisting Pyongyang’s missile and nuclear programs. A spokeswoman for the Beijing-based Bank of…

Turkey criticizes Israeli airstrikes on Syria

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s prime minister has denounced Israeli airstrikes on Syria, saying the attacks help strengthen Syrian President Bashar Assad’s hand. Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday also criticized Iran for “turning a blind eye” to massacres…