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Kosovo president Hashim Thaci smiles as he welcomes Albania Prime Minister Edi Rama during his official visit to Kosovo in Pristina, Monday, June 29, 2020. Kosovo’s president on Monday denied committing war crimes during and after a 1998-1999 armed conflict between ethnic Albanian separatists and Serbia and said he would resign if the indictment is confirmed by an international war crimes court. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
Kosovo’s Thaci strongly denies committing any war crimesKosovo’s president is going to The Hague to prove to the prosecutors investigating war crimes allegedly committed amid a 1998-1999-armed conflict in Kosovo between ethnic Albanian separatists and Serbia he has broken no international law
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Teen Surfer Killed by a 'Really Big Great White'A teen surfer died Saturday after a suspected shark attack left him with severe leg injuries, Australia's News Network reports. Seems 15-year-old Mani Hart-Deville was surfing in New South Wales, Australia, when when the shark bit him and other surfers dragged the wounded boy to shore on Wooli Beach. "First...
Newser8 hours ago
Anti-government protesters burn tires and barricade roads in the capital Bamako, Mali Friday, July 10, 2020. Thousands marched Friday in Mali's capital in anti-government demonstrations urged by an opposition group that rejects the president's promises of reforms. (AP Photo/Baba Ahmed)
Protesters loot office of Mali president's political partyProtesters have ransacked an office belonging to President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita’s political party
The Associated Press9 hours ago
New British-French deal to fight "vile people smuggling" France and Britain have signed an agreement to share intelligence against human traffickers smuggling migrants across the English Channel
The Associated Press10 hours ago
FILE - In this May 27, 2020, file photo, medical personnel wearing personal protective equipment frequent the employee respite facilities at NYC Health + Hospitals Metropolitan in New York. As coronavirus rages out of control in other parts of the U.S., New York is offering an example after taming the nation’s deadliest outbreak this spring — but also trying to prepare in case another surge comes. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
As virus rages in US, New York guards against another rise As coronavirus rages out of control in other parts of the U.S., New York is offering an example after taming the nation’s deadliest outbreak this spring — while also trying to prepare in case another surge comes
The Associated Press11 hours ago
FILE - In this June 10, 2020, file photo, Olivia Chan's father helps her with a new mask she received during a graduation ceremony for her Pre-K class in front of Bradford School in Jersey City, N.J. As the Trump administration pushes full steam ahead to force schools to resume in-person education, public health experts warn that a one-size-fits-all reopening could drive infection and death rates even higher. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
Virus spread, not politics should guide schools, doctors sayAs the Trump administration pushes full steam ahead to force U.S. schools to resume in-person education, public health experts warn that a one-size-fits-all reopening could drive infection and death rates even higher
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Medical staff cleans a tent where Covid-19 patients are being treated at the Tshwane District Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday July 10, 2020. Health Minister Zweli Mkhize this week said South Africa could run out of available hospital beds within the month. "The storm that we have consistently warned South Africans about is now arriving," he told lawmakers. The African continent overall has over 523,000 confirmed virus cases after passing the half-million milestone on Wednesday. But shortages in testing materials mean the true number is unknown.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
South Africa returns to ban on alcohol sales as virus surgesSouth African President Cyril Ramaphosa says the country will immediately return to a ban on the sale of alcohol to reduce the volume of trauma patients so that hospitals have more beds to treat COVID-19 patients
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Priest Matthias Hieber celebrates a confirmation service according to the Corona protection measures in the church in Suesel, Germany, Sunday, July 12, 2020. Distance on the church pews, wearing of mouth and nose masks and silence during the service. Only the pastor is allowed to speak and to pray. (Markus Scholz/dpa/dpa via AP)
As US grapples with virus, Florida hits record case increaseWith the United States grappling with the worst coronavirus outbreak in the world, Florida hit a grim milestone Sunday, shattering the national record for a state’s largest single-day increase in positive coronavirus cases
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Pope Francis delivers his blessing to faithful during the Angelus prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, July 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Pope 'deeply pained' over Turkey's move on Hagia SophiaPope Francis says he is “deeply pained” over the decision by Turkey to change the status of Istanbul's Hagia Sophia — built as a Christian cathedral — from a museum to a mosque
The Associated Press15 hours ago
FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2020 file photo, rescue workers search the scene where a Ukrainian plane crashed in Shahedshahr, southwest of Tehran, Iran. Iranian investigators are blaming a misaligned missile battery and miscommunication between soldiers and their commanders for the Revolutionary Guard shooting down the Ukrainian jetliner in January, killing 176 people. The report released late Saturday, July 11, 2020 by Iran's Civil Aviation Organization comes months after the crash. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)
Iran blames bad communication, alignment for jet shootdownIranian investigators are blaming a misaligned missile battery and miscommunication between soldiers and their commanders for the Revolutionary Guard shooting down a Ukrainian jetliner in January, killing 176 people
The Associated Press15 hours ago
FILE - In this Monday, June 15, 2020 file photo, European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell arrives for a video conference at the European Council building in Brussels. The leaders of Serbia and Kosovo resumed talks Sunday, July 12, 2020, via video conference with European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell in Brussels, aimed at normalizing their long-strained relations, more than 20 years after Belgrade sent troops into its former territory to crush an uprising by ethnic Albanian separatists. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, Pool, File)
Serbia, Kosovo leaders agree agenda for Brussels talks The leaders of Serbia and Kosovo have agreed on an agenda for face-to-face talks in Brussels on Thursday aimed at ending the deadlock in negotiations on normalizing their relations
The Associated Press17 hours ago
People queue up to vote in Hong Kong, Sunday, July 12, 2020, in an unofficial primary for pro-democracy candidates ahead of legislative elections in September. Over 200,000 Hong Kongers voted in an unofficial Hong Kong primary that will help the pro-democracy camp decide which candidates to field in legislative elections in September. The turnout exceeded organizers' estimates that some 170,000 people would turn up to vote over the weekend. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Nearly 600,000 vote in Hong Kong pro-democracy primariesHundreds of thousands of Hong Kongers have voted in an unofficial two-day primary election held by the city’s pro-democracy camp as it gears up to field candidates for an upcoming legislative poll
The Associated Press19 hours ago
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