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Macedonia summons Hungarian ambassador over ex-PM's escape

Skopje - Macedonia summoned Hungary's ambassador on Tuesday to deliver a "protest note" over ex-Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski's escape to Budapest to avoid prison time, the foreign ministry said.

Police say three dead in Haiti demos but opposition disputes toll

Port-au-prince - Three people were killed by gunfire in Haiti during weekend mass protests in several cities calling for the resignation of President Jovenel Moise, police said Monday, but the opposition put the death toll at 11.

US hits Libyan militia leader with sanctions

Washington - Libyan militia leader Salah Badi was placed on the US sanctions blacklist Monday, days after the United Nations Security Council placed global restrictions on doing business with the Islamist commander.

Spanish government raises possibility of early election

Madrid - Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez's minority government, which is struggling to pass its draft 2019 budget, would not rule out holding an early general election, a top cabinet minister said Monday.

Imran Khan hits back after Trump's 'tirade' on Pakistan

Islamabad - Pakistan leader Imran Khan hit back Monday at Donald Trump's claim that Islamabad does not do "a damn thing" for the US, calling on the president to name an ally which has sacrificed more against militancy.

Russia targets anti-Kremlin crusader Browder in new probe

Moscow - Russian prosecutors said Monday they had opened a new criminal probe into anti-Kremlin British financier William Browder, alleging he was a crime boss who could have poisoned several associates.

Saudi King Salman praises judiciary amid Khashoggi fallout

Apo - Saudi King Salman heaped praise on the kingdom's judiciary Monday, in his first public remarks since critic Jamal Khashoggi's murder tipped the country into one of its worst international crises.

Nigeria's pro-business opposition leader launches campaign

Lagos - Nigeria's opposition leader Atiku Abubakar launched his presidential campaign on Monday vowing to create millions of jobs to tackle rising inequality and insecurity in Africa's top oil producer.

Russia opens new probe into anti-Kremlin financier Browder

Moscow - Russian prosecutors said Monday they had opened a new criminal probe into British financier William Browder and suggested the anti-Kremlin crusader may have been involved in an associate's death.

Netanyahu avoids Israeli snap polls for now

Jerusalem - A key Israeli minister said Monday he will not quit Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government for now despite sharp disagreements, handing the premier a victory and potentially ending a crisis that has threatened to provoke snap elections.

Key Israel minister says not quitting, reducing possibility of snap polls

Jerusalem - A key Israeli minister said Monday he would not quit Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition government for now despite sharp disagreements, making snap polls less likely.

Impeached economy minister to head Iran oil firm

Tehran - Iran's former economy minister, impeached less than three months ago, will head the national oil company as it works to evade renewed US sanctions, local media reported Monday.

Hong Kong democracy leaders plead not guilty in Umbrella Movement trial

Fpo - Three leading Hong Kong democracy campaigners pleaded not guilty on Monday to public nuisance charges over their involvement in massive rallies calling for political reform, as room for opposition in the semi-autonomous city shrinks under an assertive ...

US Army unfurls miles of fencing along border with Mexico

Laredo - They started work in the cool of the morning and moved quickly, uncoiling reel after reel of vicious-looking fencing and tying it with barbed wire to green poles hammered into the ground.

World powers clash over chemical arms watchdog's new role

Den Haag - World powers traded accusations of hypocrisy in bitter clashes on Monday over the global toxic weapons watchdog's new ability to attribute blame for attacks like those in Syria and Salisbury.

EU ministers agree terms of 'painful' Brexit divorce

Apo - European ministers signed off Britain's draft divorce deal on Monday as they launched a "painful" final week of negotiations on future cross-Channel ties.

Hong Kong democracy leaders plead not guilty in Umbrella Movement trial

Fpo - Three leading Hong Kong democracy campaigners pleaded not guilty on Monday to public nuisance charges over their involvement in massive rallies calling for political reform, as room for opposition in the semi-autonomous city shrinks under an assertive ...

Former Peru president Alan Garcia seeks asylum amid bribe probe

- Former president Alan Garcia has sought asylum in the embassy of Uruguay in Lima after being barred from leaving the country pending a corruption investigation, Peru's foreign ministry said Sunday.

Trump plans key staff changes at crucial point in presidency

Washington - President Donald Trump is planning to make several key staffing changes as he prepares to deal with newly empowered Democrats and with the looming outcome of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Navy proposes land grab in Nevada to enlarge bombing range

The U.S. Navy on Friday released details of a plan to seize more than 600,000 acres of public land in central Nevada to expand its bombing range.

Malta journalist murder masterminds identified: report

Valletta - The masterminds behind the 2017 car-bomb murder of Maltese journalist and blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia have been identified according to unnamed police sources quoted by The Sunday Times of Malta.

AU leaders agree reforms to reduce donor dependence

Addis Ababa - African Union leaders on Sunday finally agreed measures compelling members states to pay their dues as part of a drive to reform a body often seen as toothless and donor-dependent.

Fresh clashes in French 'yellow vest' fuel price protests

Paris - Fresh clashes in the "yellow vest" fuel price protests across France led to more injuries on Sunday, adding to the more than 400 already reported by the government, as some demonstrators vowed to continue their action over the coming days.

Brazil judge blocks airing of documents in activist's murder

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian judge has forbidden the country's biggest TV channel from broadcasting the contents of investigative documents about the killing of black rights activist Marielle Franco.

Macron says strong Europe needed to prevent global 'chaos'

Berlin - French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday urged a Franco-German push to make Europe a stronger and more confident global player that could prevent "chaos" on the world stage.

Netanyahu denounces calls for Israel snap polls as 'irresponsible'

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denounced calls for snap elections as "irresponsible" in an impassioned televised address on Sunday and vowed to push on despite a coalition crisis threatening to bring down his government.

Netanyahu says 'unnecessary and wrong' to call snap Israeli polls

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday it would be "unnecessary and wrong" to call snap polls, as he sought to hold his governing coalition together following the resignation of his defence minister.

More than 400 hurt in French fuel price protests: minister

Paris - More than 400 people were hurt, 14 seriously, in a day and night of "yellow vest" protests over rising fuel price hikes around France that claimed one life, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said on Sunday.

Bainimarama narrowly retains power in Fiji

Suva - Former Fiji military strongman Voreqe Bainimarama survived declining support for his FijiFirst party to remain in power Sunday, fending off a strong challenge from rival coup leader Sitiveni Rabuka.

Romania could challenge Russian grip on Europe's energy

Bucharest - Romania, one of the EU's poorest members, could emerge as an unlikely challenger to Russia's iron grip on eastern Europe's energy supply thanks to vast oil and gas reserves waiting to be tapped, experts say.
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