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Kosovo Albanians call for ex-premier's release in France
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 13:23:00 GMTPRISTINA, Kosovo – Thousands of people have gathered in the Kosovo capital of Pristina to urge France to release their former prime minister who was detained there on a Serbian arrest warrant. The protesters — mostly opposition party members and former ...

Israel to Iran: We Are Your Friend, Not Your Enemy
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 13:26:00 GMTIsrael's leader has recorded a conciliatory message to the people of Iran, saying, "We are your friend, not your enemy." In a video uploaded to his Facebook page Saturday, Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the people of Iran in English, with Farsi subtitles.

Protesters rally worldwide in solidarity with Washington march
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 13:32:00 GMT(CNN)Protesters in the United States and around the world are joining marches Saturday to raise awareness of women's rights and other civil rights they fear could be under threat under Donald Trump's presidency. The key focus of the day is the Women's ...

Marine Le Pen, Europe’s Nationalist Leaders Kick off Year of Election Hopes
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 13:15:00 GMTKOBLENZ, Germany — Declaring that 2017 will be the "year of the awakening of the people of continental Europe," French far-right presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen joined fellow nationalists Saturday at a conference in Germany in a show of populist ...

Spain sees 500 southern border crossing attempts in a month
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 13:34:00 GMTMADRID – Spanish police say migrants have attempted close to 500 illegal border crossings in just one month by trying to hide on passenger and cargo boats landing on its southern coast. Authorities said Saturday they had registered these entry efforts ...

Scuba diver mauled by shark in waters between Australia, Papua New Guinea
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 12:17:00 GMTCANBERRA, Australia --A scuba diver mauled by a shark in the Torres Strait on Saturday was transported four hours by boat to an island off the Australian coast for medical treatment, an official said. “His condition is fairly stable. He’s got quite ...

Car blast kills two in Libyan capital
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 13:22:00 GMTTripoli (AFP) - A car exploded Saturday in the Libyan capital near the Italian embassy killing two people who were inside the vehicle, security and medical sources said. It was not immediately clear if the blast was accidental or an attack or whether the ...

World Jittery About Trump's 'America First' Inaugural Speech
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 10:41:00 GMTPresident Donald Trump's inaugural speech promised "America first" policy led by a forceful executive, in contrast to the coalition building and international conferences which have featured strongly in past administrations. The billionaire businessman and ...

Gambia's defeated leader leaves country, ends standoff
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 13:29:00 GMTBANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh and his family headed into political exile Saturday night, ending a 22-year reign of fear and a post-election political standoff that threatened to provoke a regional military intervention when ...

More survivors found at hotel days after being buried by Italy avalanche
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 10:27:00 GMTFARINDOLA, Italy — Emergency crews pulled out four more survivors from the rubble of a hotel crushed by an avalanche and were searching Saturday for more who may still be alive as family members awaited word if their relatives were among the lucky ones.

Coalition warplanes take out Islamic State fleet in Mosul
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 10:46:00 GMTU.S.-led coalition warplanes successfully targeted a flotilla of 90 Islamic State boats being used by the militants to cross the Tigris River in a desperate effort to escape fighting in eastern Mosul, the U.S. military announced Saturday. The airstrikes ...

Russia is limiting expectations for a Trump presidency
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 12:40:00 GMTMOSCOW — Whatever the expectations for President Trump’s new relationship with Russia, anyone looking for a dramatic shift from the Kremlin is going to have to wait past Day One. While some Russian companies and political activists have taken ...

Netanyahu probed for excessive gift consumption and media manipulation
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 12:50:00 GMTJERUSALEM — Night after night over the past two weeks, at the top of the evening news hour, Channel 2 investigative reporter Guy Peleg has read aloud from leaked transcripts of secret recordings of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The revelations have ...

Analysis: Russia’s Mideast Actions Show Bid for Superpower Status
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 11:49:00 GMTTEL AVIV — A casual observer could be forgiven for thinking that Russian diplomats and soldiers have taken to impersonating their American counterparts, gallivanting around the Middle East and inserting themselves into conflicts far beyond their own borders.



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