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Maltese legislator elected European Parliament president

Christian Democrat Roberta Metsola of Malta has been elected president of the European Union’s parliament following the death of Socialist David Sassoli last week
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Christian Democrat Roberta Metsola of Malta delivers a speech at the European Parliament, in Strasbourg, eastern France, Tuesday, Jan 18, 2022. Metsola was elected president of the European Union's parliament Tuesday, taking over for a 2 ½-year term following the death of Socialist David Sassoli last week. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
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Christian Democrat Roberta Metsola of Malta has been elected president of the European Union's parliament

Christian Democrat Roberta Metsola of Malta has been elected president of the European Union's parliament
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Norwegian mass murderer appears before parole hearing

Anders Behring Breivik appeared Tuesday before a court for a parole hearing.
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Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik arrives in court on the first day of a hearing where he is seeking parole, in Skien, Norway, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. Breivik goes to court Tuesday, after 10 years behind bars, claiming he is no longer a danger to society and attempting to get an early release from his 21-year sentence. (Ole Berg-Rusten/NTB scanpix via AP)
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Satellite photos show aftermath of Abu Dhabi oil site attack

The deadly attack was claimed by Yemen’s Houthi rebels.
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In this satellite image provided by Planet Labs PBC, smoke rises over an Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. fuel depot in the Mussafah neighborhood of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. A drone attack claimed by Yemen's Houthi rebels targeting a key oil facility in Abu Dhabi killed three people on Monday and sparked a fire at Abu Dhabi's international airport. (Planet Labs PBC via AP)
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4 on trial over poster at Swiss rally saying 'Kill Erdogan'

Four people have gone on trial in the Swiss capital over a protest four years ago where some demonstrators hoisted a banner showing a gun pointed at an image of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan next to the words, “Kill Erdogan.”
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Pakistani Taliban claim killing police officer in Islamabad

The Pakistani Taliban have claimed responsibility for an overnight gun attack on police in the capital of Islamabad that killed an officer and both of the assailants
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South Korean president in Saudi Arabia, meets crown prince

South Korea’s leader has landed in Saudi Arabia, where he was greeted in Riyadh by the kingdom’s crown prince and an honor guard marching band
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Abu Dhabi requires booster shots to enter the emirate

The United Arab Emirates' government health app says that Abu Dhabi is requiring people entering the capital city to show proof of booster shots
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Sri Lanka's leader vows rights reforms as debt crisis looms

Sri Lanka’s leader has promised human rights reforms and “justice” for missing persons from the country’s civil war, after years of resisting calls for such measures
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FILE- Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa greets ruling party lawmakers as he departs along the well of the parliament after delivering his policy speech in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Aug. 20, 2020. Rajapaksa softened his majoritarian stand and struck a conciliatory tone toward the ethnic minorities on Tuesday, promising post-civil war reforms for equal  rights and urging politicians to refrain from fanning ethnic tensions. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena, File)
January 18

Before pullout, watchdog warned of Afghan air force collapse

A year-old report by Washington's Afghanistan watchdog has been declassified.
January 18
FILE - A-29 Super Tucano planes are on display during a handover from the NATO-led Resolute Support mission to the Afghan army at the military Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sept. 17, 2020. A year-old report by Washington’s Afghanistan watchdog warned in early 2021, months before President Joe Biden announced the end to America’s longest war, the Afghan air force would collapse without critical U.S. aid, training and American maintenance. The report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko was classified back when it was written and only declassified on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2021. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)
January 17

Waves from eruption in Tonga cause oil spill in Peru

Unusually high waves attributed to the eruption of an undersea volcano in Tonga have caused an oil spill on the Peruvian coast, but authorities say the spill was controlled within hours and there’s an ongoing process to clean the area
January 17
A workers stand on a rock covered with oil as other help with the clean up at Cavero beach in Ventanilla, Callao, Peru, Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. Unusual high waves that authorities attribute to the eruption of the undersea volcano in Tonga caused the spill on the Peruvian Pacific coast as a ship was loading oil into La Pampilla refinery on Sunday. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
January 17

North Korea: Tactical guided missiles fired in latest test

North Korea says it conducted a test-firing of “tactical guided missiles” in its fourth round of missile launches this month
January 17
This photo provided by the North Korean government, shows what it says a test-fire of tactical guided missile in North Korea Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
January 17

Dog plays with tiger and lion cubs at Siberian zoo

A three-legged lion, two tiger twins and a dog enjoy playtime at a Siberian zoo.
January 17
A three-legged lion, two tiger twins and a dog enjoy playtime at a Siberian zoo.
January 17

China's Xi rejects 'Cold War mentality,' pushes cooperation

Chinese President Xi Jinping is calling for greater world cooperation against COVID-19 and says his country would send an additional 1 billion doses of vaccine to other countries
January 17
FILE - Chinese President Xi Jinping attends an event commemorating the 110th anniversary of Xinhai Revolution at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Oct. 9, 2021. The Chinese leader was the headline speaker for the start of the virtual “Davos Agenda” meeting on Monday, jan. 17, 2022, an alternative to the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, whose in-person version has been postponed because of health concerns linked to the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
January 17

Mexican governor says predecessor made deals with gangs

The governor of Mexico’s Morelos state made the allegations.
January 17
FILE - Former Mexican soccer star Cuauhtemoc Blanco, center, arrives to a government office to pre-register his candidacy for mayor of Cuernavaca, Mexico, Jan. 22, 2015. Blanco who is now the governor of the Mexican state of Morelos, has asked Mexico´s Attorney General on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, to investigate an accusation against him regarding a supposed connection with drug traffickers after a 3-year-old photo of him and three men who are supposed to be local drug dealer surfaced. (AP Photo/Tony Rivera, File)
January 17

Mexico news photographer killed; reporter slain last week

A news photographer was killed in the Mexican border city of Tijuana Monday, the same day press groups said a reporter was killed in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz last week
January 17
January 17

Russia denies looking for pretext to invade Ukraine

Russia’s top diplomat has angrily rejected the U.S. allegations that it was preparing a pretext to invade Ukraine as Russian troops have remained concentrated near the border
January 17
In this photo provided by the Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, right, and Croatia's Foreign Minister Gordan Grlic Radman walk together ahead of their talks in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. (Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service via AP)
January 17

UN official: Libya elections could be rescheduled for June

A senior U.N. official says Libya could hold elections by June after the county missed a December deadline to elect its first president since the 2011 ouster and killing of dictator Moammar Gadhafi
January 17
U.N. special advisor on Libya Stephanie Williams stands for a photograph in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022. Williams told The Associated Press late Sunday that she is pushing for Libya to hold elections by June after the county missed a December deadline to elect its first president since the 2011 ouster and killing of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
January 17

Ex-leader Poroshenko returns to Ukraine to appear in court

Former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has returned to Ukraine to face court on treason charges he believes are politically motivated
January 17
Supporters of former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko with a poster reading, "Poroshenko, Give fire!" gather waiting for his arrival at Boryspil International Airport outside Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. Poroshenko said he was returning to Ukraine to fight treason charges he viewed as politically motivated because he believed that fighting them is part of his defense of national unity. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
January 17

How Novak Djokovic could be barred from playing in French Open

Under the new rules, athletes without a vaccine pass cannot compete in France.
January 17
Novak Djokovic arrives at Nikola Tesla Airport in Belgrade, Serbia, Jan. 17, 2022, after the Australian Federal Court upheld a government decision to cancel his visa to play in the Australian Open.
January 17

Pakistani policeman, 2 gunmen killed in shootout in capital

Pakistan's police say two gunmen opened fire at police officers manning a roadside checkpoint in the capital, Islamabad, triggering a shootout that killed an officer and two assailants
January 17
January 17

Eurogroup seeks path between high inflation, slower growth

Eurogroup finance chiefs are engaged in a high-wire political balancing act prompted by conflicting economic forces: a weaker growth outlook and stronger inflation
January 17
Dutch Finance Minister Sigrid Kaag speaks with the media as she arrives for a meeting of eurogroup finance ministers at the European Council building in Brussels, Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. Euro finance chiefs hold their first meeting of 2022 in Brussels today facing a challenge that spilled over from last year: surging prices. Inflation in the 19-nation euro area has risen to a record amid an energy-market squeeze while the economic outlook for Europe has dimmed following a recovery in 2021 from the pandemic-induced recession. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
January 17

Palestinian family protests east Jerusalem home eviction

Palestinian residents of a flashpoint east Jerusalem neighborhood are locked in a tense standoff with Israeli authorities after police came to evict them from a disputed property
January 17
Palestinian men stand on the roof of a house as Israeli police prepare to evict a family, in the flashpoint east Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. Palestinian residents of Sheikh Jarrah held a tense standoff with Israeli authorities as police came to evict them from the disputed property. Several residents climbed onto the roof with gas tanks and threatened to set them on fire if the Jerusalem municipality followed through with the eviction. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
January 17

Canada approves Pfizer COVID drug

Canada’s health regulator has approved a pill by Pfizer that treats the effects of COVID-19
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January 17

Twin earthquakes in western Afghanistan kill at least 22

A local Afghan official says two earthquakes have rattled western Badghis province along the border with Turkmenistan, killing at least 22 people
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Sudanese forces open fire on anti-coup protesters, killing 7

Sudanese activists say security forces have killed at least seven people and wounded around 100 others during anti-coup protests in the capital, Khartoum
January 17
People chant slogans during a protest in Khartoum, Sudan, Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. Thousands of people took to the streets on Monday to protest the Oct. 25, 2021 coup that has plunged the country into grinding deadlock. (AP Photo/Marwan Ali)
January 17

MLK Peace Walk, Florida tornado, black diamond auction: World in Photos: Jan. 17

A look at the top photos from around the globe.
January 17
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Leaders of Germany, Spain meet to align progressive agendas

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez have met in Madrid to plan how to boost progressive policies in the 27-nation European Union
January 17
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, right, greets German Chancellor Olaf Scholz during a meeting at the Moncloa palace in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
January 17

Turkish leader Erdogan visits Albania to boost ties

Albania and Turkey have pledged to further boost their ties and increase their economic and cultural relations
January 17
Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama welcomes the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at Tirana International Airport "Mother Teresa", Albania, Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visits Albania to talk with Prime Minister Edi Rama on strengthening bilateral ties. Erdogan also visits a northwestern town of Lac where Turkey has funded the building of some 500 apartments destroyed by the 2019 earthquake in the tiny Western Balkan country. (AP Photo/Franc Zhurda)
January 17

Polish senators question cyber experts in hacking inquiry

A Polish Senate commission has opened an investigation into the use of powerful spyware against government critics
January 17
A Polish Senate commission heard the testimony of two cybersecurity experts, John Scott-Railton and Bill Marczak, senior researchers with the Citizen Lab, a research group based at the University of Toronto, in Warsaw, Poland, on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. The researchers confirmed last month that three Polish critics of the right-wing government were hacked aggressively with Pegasus, spyware produced by Israel's NSO Group. The Senate commission seeks to shed more light on the hacking, which has shocked many in Poland. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
January 17

Omicron slamming S. American hospitals as workers fall ill

The coronavirus’ omicron variant is barreling across South America and pressuring hospitals whose employees are getting infected and taking sick leave, leaving facilities understaffed to cope with COVID-19′s third wave
January 17
Teenagers gather late afternoon at the beach in Pinamar, Buenos Aires province, Argentina, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. Amid a rebound in infections by the new Omicron variant of COVID 19, thousands of vacationers in Argentina fill the beaches in one of the hottest summers in recent years. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
January 17

Ex-Guinean President Conde flown abroad for medical care

Witnesses in the Guinean capital say former President Alpha Conde has been flight out of the country for medical treatment abroad
January 17
January 17

Tickets for 2022 Olympic games will not be sold

Due to COVID-19 concerns, tickets will not be sold for the 2022 Beijing winter Olympic games, according to the Beijing organizing Committee.
January 17
Due to COVID-19 concerns, tickets will not be sold for the 2022 Beijing winter Olympic games, according to the Beijing organizing Committee.
January 17

Teens arrested in England are children of alleged hostage-taker in Texas, sources say

The alleged hostage-taker was a British citizen, according to the FBI.
January 17
A person walks across a street lined with terraced housing in Blackburn, Lancashire county, northwestern England, on Jan. 17, 2022.
January 17

Witnesses: Ex-Guinean President Alpha Conde has left Guinea for medical treatment about 4 months after deposed in coup

Witnesses: Ex-Guinean President Alpha Conde has left Guinea for medical treatment about 4 months after deposed in coup
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Far-right presidential contender convicted of hate speech

A Paris court has convicted French far-right presidential candidate Éric Zemmour for inciting racial hatred over 2020 comments he made about unaccompanied migrant children
January 17
Eric Zemmour, far right candidate for the French presidential election 2022, gestures as he visits a vineyard and meets local supporters in Husseren-les-chateaux, eastern France, Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021. The first round of the 2022 French presidential election will be held on April 10, 2022 and the second round on April 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
January 17

Mexico president returns after 2nd COVID-19 infection

Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has returned to his morning news conference following a week of isolation for his second coronavirus infection
January 17
FILE - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks during a meeting with Vice President Kamala Harris in her office at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex, Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, in Washington. President Lopez Obrador announced on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, that he has come down with COVID-19 a second time, as coronavirus infections spike in Mexico and virus tests become scarce. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
January 17

Suspect flees into Hungary after shooting at Austrian troops

Hungarian police and anti-terrorism forces are searching for a suspected people smuggler who allegedly fired at Austrian soldiers after evading a border check
January 17
January 17

Credit Suisse chairman resigns in wake of internal probe

Credit Suisse says its chairman has resigned following an internal investigation that reportedly turned up that he had violated quarantine rules intended to fight the COVID-19 pandemic
January 17
FILE - Then Abbey Bank's chief executive Antonio Horta-Osorio waits for his car to arrive after giving evidence to the Treasury Select Committee of British lawmakers at the Palace of Westminster in London, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2009. Credit Suisse says its chairman Antonio Horta-Osorio has resigned following an internal probe that reportedly turned up that he had violated quarantine rules intended to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The resignation of Horta-Osorio, a British-Portuguese national who took the job barely eight months ago, was announced shortly after midnight Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
January 17

N. Korea fires short-range missiles in 4th launch this month

South Korea says North Korea fired at least one projectile into the sea.
January 17
FILE - In this photo taken during Dec. 27 - Dec. 31, 2021 and provided on Jan. 1, 2022 by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a meeting of the Central Committee of the ruling Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea fires projectile into sea in the fourth launch this month, South Korea says on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
January 17

Sweden puzzled by drones spotted over 2 nuclear power plants

Sweden’s domestic security agency says it has taken over the preliminary investigation into drones that last week were seen hovering over the country’s three nuclear power plants
January 17
A view of the Forsmark nuclear power plant in Forsmark, Sweden, on June 14, 2010. Sweden's domestic security agency said Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, it has taken over the preliminary investigation into drones that last week were seen hovering over or near the country's three nuclear power plants. (Bertil Ericson/TT via AP)
January 17

Rare blanket octopus spotted on Great Barrier Reef

A snorkeler spotted a rarely seen blanket octopus while filming on the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia.
January 17
A snorkeler spotted a rarely seen blanket octopus while filming on the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia.
January 17

Satellite pictures show huge Tonga volcano blast

High-resolution satellite imagery shows the moment the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai underwater volcano erupted in the South Pacific.
January 17
High-resolution satellite imagery shows the moment the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai underwater volcano erupted in the South Pacific.
January 17

Germany ending 'untenable' ban on advertising abortions

Germany’s justice minister has launched a drive to remove from the country’s criminal code a ban on doctors “advertising” abortion services, a provision that he says is untenable
January 17
File---In this picture taken Dec.9, 2021 Marco Buschmann, Federal Minister of Justice, gives a statement at the his ministry in Berlin, Germany. Germany's Justice Minister Marco Buschmann launched a drive to remove from the country's criminal code a ban on doctors 'advertising' abortion services, a provision that he said is untenable. The move is the first of several more liberal social policies planned by Chancellor Olaf Scholz's governing coalition, which took office last month. (Thomas Trutschel/dpa via AP, file)
January 17

Turkish court rules to keep philanthropist Kavala in prison

A Turkish court has ordered that prominent Turkish civil rights activist and philanthropist Osman Kavala should stay in prison, despite his more than four years in pre-trial detention
January 17
FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, file photo, Ayse Bugra, center, an emeritus professor at the Bogazici University and wife of imprisoned Turkish philanthropist and human rights defender Osman Kavala, talks to media outside a court in Istanbul, Turkey. The trial against prominent Turkish civil rights figure Osman Kavala resumed Monday, the 1539th day of his pre-trial detention, without his participation. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel, File)
January 17

Beijing shopper's lone omicron case draws national attention

A 26-year-old woman in China’s capital Beijing who contracted the omicron strain of COVID-19 has drawn national attention on social media for her shopping trips
January 17
A woman wearing a face mask to protect from the coronavirus shops for Chinese Lunar New Year decorations at a mall in Beijing, Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022. Beijing has reported its first local omicron infection, according to state media, weeks before the Winter Olympic Games are due to start. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
January 17

Suspected drone attack in Abu Dhabi kills 3, wounds 6

Emirati police say a suspected drone attack may have sparked an explosion that engulfed three oil tankers in Abu Dhabi and another fire at an extension of Abu Dhabi International Airport that killed three people and wounded six
January 17
In a satellite photo by Planet Labs PBC, Abu Dhabi International Airport is seen Dec. 8, 2021. A suspected drone attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels targeting a key oil facility in Abu Dhabi killed three people and sparked a separate fire at Abu Dhabi's international airport on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, police said. (Planet Labs PBC via AP)
January 17

German journalist acquitted of terror charges in Turkey

A Turkish court has acquitted German journalist Mesale Tolu after years on trial for terror-related charges
January 17
FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, file photo, German journalist Mesale Tolu, centre, talks to members of the media outside a court in Istanbul, prior to her trial on charges of spreading terrorist propaganda and supporting terrorist organizations, in Istanbul, Turkey. A Turkish court has acquitted German journalist Mesale Tolu after years on trial for terror-related charges. (AP Photo/Emah Gurel, File)
January 17

Trailblazing Arab lawmaker shakes up Israeli politics

Arab politician Mansour Abbas broke a longstanding taboo when he joined Israel’s governing coalition last year
January 17
FILE - Israeli Arab politician, leader of the United Arab list, Mansour Abbas, discusses with President Reuven Rivlin on who might form the next coalition government, at the president's residence in Jerusalem, April 5, 2021. Abbas broke a longstanding taboo when he joined Israel’s governing coalition last year. The bold move appears to be paying dividends: Abbas is the linchpin of the shaky union, securing hefty budgets and favorable policies for his constituents. (Abir Sultan/Pool Photo via AP, File)
January 17

Indonesian officials make rare visit to Israel on COVID-19

Israel's Army Radio says a delegation of Indonesian officials made a rare visit to Israel recently to discuss coronavirus strategies, despite the countries not having diplomatic relations
January 17