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"Grand coalition" again up for discussion in Germany

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 24th - 4:17am

Germany's president is inviting Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc and the center-left Social Democrats for joint talks on the possibility on the forming a new government.

Zimbabwe's new president vows that 'democratic' elections will be held next year as scheduled

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 24th - 4:16am

Zimbabwe's new president vows that 'democratic' elections will be held next year as scheduled.

Kosovo top opposition leader, 2 other lawmakers arrested

Sylejman Kllokoqi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 24th - 4:14am

Kosovo police on Friday arrested a top opposition leader and two other lawmakers accused of disrupting the work of the previous parliament with tear gas and violent acts.

'We should never remain hostages of our past,' Zimbabwe's new president says

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 24th - 4:06am

'We should never remain hostages of our past,' Zimbabwe's new president says.

Zimbabwe's new president pays tribute to Mugabe, to the crowd's tepid applause

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 24th - 4:04am

Zimbabwe's new president pays tribute to Mugabe, to the crowd's tepid applause.

Zimbabwe's new president says 'I feel deeply humbled' in taking power; reaches out to people

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 24th - 4:01am

Zimbabwe's new president says 'I feel deeply humbled' in taking power; reaches out to people.

Japan protests San Francisco's 'sex slave' statue decision

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 24th - 3:57am

Japan has expressed strong regret over San Francisco's decision to give formal city property status to a statue commemorating women who worked in military-backed brothels for Japanese troops during World War II, with Osaka declaring it will terminate its 60-year sister-city ties.

Cheering Zimbabweans greet country's new leader Mnangagwa

Christopher Torchia and Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 24th - 3:49am

Exuberant Zimbabweans greeted the swearing-in Friday of new President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who takes power after an extraordinary series of events that ousted the world's oldest head of state.

UN: Saudi coalition OKs resumption of UN flights to Yemen

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 24th - 3:41am

The United Nations says the Saudi-led coalition that has imposed an air, sea and land blockade on Yemen since Nov. 6 has authorized the resumption of U.N. flights to the Yemeni capital starting Saturday.

Irish government faces crisis at crunch time for Brexit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 24th - 3:36am

Ireland's government is at risk of collapse, three weeks before a crucial European Union summit on Brexit.

Turkey does not rule out possible contact with Assad

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 24th - 3:26am

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has not ruled out possible contact with President Bashar Assad in a sign that his stance may be softening toward the Syrian leader.

Poland's Kaczynski reads a book about cats in parliament

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 24th - 3:26am

Poland's most powerful politician was spotted reading a book about cats during a session of parliament on Friday.

Pakistan releases US-wanted militant suspect on court order

Babar Dogar and Munir Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 24th - 3:22am

Pakistani authorities acting on a court order released a U.S.-wanted militant Friday who allegedly founded a banned group linked to the 2008 Mumbai, India attack that killed 168 people, his spokesman and officials said.

Zimbabwe's political drama: What just happened? A timeline

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 24th - 3:06am

Zimbabwe has sworn in new leader Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday, just two and a half weeks after his firing by longtime President Robert Mugabe. The world's oldest head of state resigned this week after the military and ruling party turned on him and tens of thousands of Zimbabweans took to the streets. Here's a timeline of events in a whirlwind drama many people after Mugabe's 37 years in power never thought they'd see:

Chinese parents demand answers to kindergarten abuse claims

Yi-Ling Liu and Sam McNeil, Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 24th - 2:56am

Dozens of upset parents gathered Friday outside a kindergarten in Beijing run by a U.S.-listed company demanding answers after reports alleged some children had been abused and molested. The case has drawn widespread attention in China and triggered outrage over potential lapses in supervision in the booming private preschool industry.

France awaits verdict in shootings at newspaper, TV network

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 24th - 2:49am

A French court is set to rule on whether to convict a man of attempted murder over shootings at a newspaper and TV network that set the country on edge.

Report: N. Korea replaces border guards following defection

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 24th - 2:44am

North Korea appears to have replaced all of its guards at a jointly patrolled border area where a North Korean soldier defected last week under a hail of gunfire, according to South Korean media. Military officials said Friday they could not confirm the report.

Zimbabwe's new leader Emmerson Mnangagwa is sworn in, beginning new era for troubled nation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 24th - 2:43am

Zimbabwe's new leader Emmerson Mnangagwa is sworn in, beginning new era for troubled nation.

Police probe death of 2 Germans in eastern Spain

Ciaran Giles, Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 24th - 2:36am

Spanish police say they have found the bodies of a German man and woman in a house in the eastern coastal town of Vinaros.