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February 05

EU migration impasse leaves many refugees out in the cold

Many refugees and asylum-seekers are literally left out in the cold for months as the European Union fails to get its migration system working properly
February 05
February 05

Voting starts for Cyprus' presidency, with 3 front-runners

Cypriots began voting for their eighth president in the ethnically divided island’s 62-year history as an independent republic, with three front-runners each portraying themselves as the safest bet to guide the country through turbulent economic times ...
February 05
February 05

Pope makes final bid for peace, forgiveness in South Sudan

Pope Francis is making a final appeal for peace in South Sudan
February 05
February 05

Turkey detains 15 for IS links but finds no concrete threats

Turkey’s official news agency says 15 people have been arrested for alleged links to the extremist Islamic State group following days of security warnings by Western consulates
February 05
February 05

Former Israeli PM: Putin promised not to kill Zelenskyy

A former Israeli prime minister who served briefly as a mediator at the start of Russia’s war with Ukraine says he drew a promise from the Russian president not to kill his Ukrainian counterpart
February 05
February 05

9 missing after fishing boat capsizes in South Korea

South Korean coast guard vessels and aircraft are searching in waters off the country’s southwestern coast for nine fishermen who disappeared after their boat capsized
February 05
February 04

India's G-20 energy meet to balance renewables, fossil fuels

Over 500 energy industry heavyweights will descend on the southern Indian city of Bengaluru on Monday to discuss the future of renewables and fossil fuels at India Energy Week — the first big ticket event of the country’s presidency of the Group of 20 ...
February 04
February 04

China says US shooting down balloon a 'serious violation of international practice,' threatens repercussions

China says US shooting down balloon a 'serious violation of international practice,' threatens repercussions
February 04
February 04

North Macedonia honors hero also claimed by Bulgaria

North Macedonia marked Saturday the birth anniversary of a 19th century revolutionary amid tight security in the capital Skopje because of fears of potential clashes between opposing nationalist groups from North Macedonia and Bulgaria
February 04
February 04

At least 22 dead as Chile battles out-of-control wildfires

Hundreds have also been injured by the blazes.
February 04
Firefighters work to extinguish flames alongside a road near Nacimiento, Chile, on Feb. 4, 2023. Wildfires are spreading in southern and central Chile, triggering evacuations and the declaration of a state of emergency in some regions.
February 04

Chile wildfires spread amid heat wave as death toll rises

Chile extended an emergency declaration to yet another region on Saturday as firefighters continued to struggle to control dozens of raging wildfires that have claimed at least 22 lives in the midst of a scorching heat wave that has broken records
February 04
February 04

Israelis protest government's judicial overhaul plans

Opponents: Netanyahu’s proposed judicial overhauls threaten democratic values.
February 04
February 04

Iraqi currency crash halts after meeting with U.S. official

Iraq’s currency has halted its nosedive after a meeting between the Iraqi Central Bank head and a top U.S. Treasury official
February 04
February 04

Regional leaders urge immediate cease-fire in eastern Congo

Regional heads of state have called for an immediate cease-fire by all parties in eastern Congo, where tensions have grown amid talk of war as Congo and neighboring Rwanda trade allegations of backing armed rebels
February 04
February 04

Funeral held for Belarusian activist killed in Ukraine

A funeral for a Belarusian military volunteer and dissident was held in Kyiv.
February 04
February 04

Route to Super Bowl dangerous for Mexico's avocado haulers

It is a long and sometimes dangerous journey for truckers transporting the avocados destined for guacamole on tables and tailgates in the United States during the Super Bowl
February 04
February 04

Teenage girl killed by shark while jet skiing in Australia

Police in Western Australia say a teenage girl was killed in a suspected shark attack in Perth after she jumped from her jet ski
February 04
February 04

India, France, UAE to work on climate change, biodiversity

India, France and the United Arab Emirates have agreed on a trilateral initiative to undertake energy projects with a focus on solar and nuclear sources, fight climate change and protect biodiversity, particularly in the Indian Ocean region
February 04
February 04

2 Pakistani Taliban commanders killed in northwest

Pakistani police say they have killed two militant commanders in the country's northwest
February 04
February 04

Israeli army besieges homes of fugitives in West Bank raid

The Israeli army has raided a refugee camp near the Palestinian city of Jericho, besieging houses it said were being used as hideouts for Palestinian attackers and shooting at residents who opened fire
February 04
February 04

Punk icon Lydon fails in bid to play Eurovision Song Contest

Punk icon John Lydon has failed in his attempt to become Ireland’s entry for the pop music competition the Eurovision Song Contest
February 04
February 04

Dozens of soldiers freed in Russia-Ukraine prisoner swap

Officials on both sides of Russia's war in Ukraine says dozens of prisoners have returned home following a prisoner swap
February 04
February 04

Royal Navy sailors hospitalized after drinking water on ship

A Royal Navy warship has returned to port in Britain after several sailors got sick from the vessel’s drinking water
February 04
February 04

China plays down Blinken's canceled visit over balloon

China has played down the cancellation of a visit by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken after a large Chinese balloon suspected of conducting surveillance on U.S. military sites roiled diplomatic relations, saying that neither side had formally ann...
February 04
February 04

Qatar boosts influence in Lebanon amid multiple crises

Wealthy Qatar has been silently expanding its influence in crisis-hit Lebanon in recent years, while oil-rich Gulf Arab nations ostracized the Mediterranean country over the growing influence of its militant Hezbollah group
February 04
February 04

Pope says South Sudan's future depends on treatment of women

Pope Francis says South Sudan's future depends on how it treats its women
February 04
February 04

Indian police nab over 2,000 men for illegal child marriages

Indian police have arrested more than 2,000 men in a crackdown on illegal child marriages involving girls under the age of 18 a northeastern state
February 04
February 04

ASEAN vows to conclude pact with China on disputed territory

Southeast Asian foreign ministers have vowed to finalize negotiations with China aimed at preventing conflicts in the disputed South China Sea
February 04
February 04

Sri Lanka marks independence anniversary amid economic woes

Sri Lanka has marked its 75th independence anniversary as a bankrupt nation, with many citizens angry, anxious and in no mood to celebrate
February 04
February 03

North Korean refugee: 'I survived in prison and then escaped to North Korea again'

ABC News’ Kayna Whitworth spoke with North Korean refugee Jihyun Park and co-author Seh-Lyn Chai about their new book “The Hard Road Out: One Woman's Escape From North Korea.”
February 03
VIDEO: North Korean refugee: 'I survived in prison and then escaped to North Korea again'
February 03

Japanese prime minister's aide leaving over LGBTQ remarks

A senior aide to Japan’s prime minister is being dismissed after making discriminatory remarks about LGBTQ people
February 03
February 03

Sudan demands United Nations immediately lift arms embargo

Sudan is demanding that the U.N. Security Council immediately lift an arms embargo and other sanctions imposed during violence in the western Darfur region in 2005
February 03
February 03

'Kidnapped' by Russian soldiers: Ukrainian orphans, guardian share their story

Fifteen kids and their orphanage's headmaster were released in November.
February 03
A group of Ukrainian orphans who were taken by Russian troops is now free and residing in Georgia.
February 03

Gibraltar and Spain in dispute over sovereignty 'violation'

Gibraltar’s leadership is accusing Spanish customs agents of what they call a grave breach of sovereignty into the British territory
February 03
February 03

El Salvador bets safety on incarceration; unveils new prison

When El Salvador began making mass arrests of people with suspected gang affiliations last year, President Nayib Bukele ordered the construction of what would be the largest prison in Latin America
February 03
February 03

13 dead in Chile amid struggle to contain raging wildfires

At least 13 people have died as a result of the more than 150 wildfires burning across Chile that have destroyed homes and thousands of acres of forest while the South American is in the midst of a heat wave
February 03
February 03

Olympic echoes of boycott era as Ukraine vs IOC intensifies

A contest that could define the 2024 Paris Olympics is playing out 18 months before medals are awarded
February 03
February 03

G-7, Europe reach deal for price cap on Russian diesel

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says industrialized countries in the Group of Seven are imposing a price cap on refined Russian oil products such as diesel and kerosene, as part of a coalition that includes Australia and a tentative agreement from...
February 03
February 03

Protests for Tyre Nichols, ice fishing and Pakistan mosque attack: World in Photos

A look at the top photos from around the globe.
February 03
VIDEO: Protests for Tyre Nichols, ice fishing and Pakistan mosque attack: World in Photos
February 03

Ethiopia's PM meets Tigray leaders for first time since war

Ethiopia’s prime minister has met the leaders of rival Tigray forces for the first time since a devastating two-year conflict ended with a peace deal late last year
February 03
February 03

Jury: Musk didn't defraud investors with 2018 Tesla tweets

A jury has decided Elon Musk didn’t defraud investors with tweets in 2018
February 03
February 03

Spanish court: Amazon violated labor law with delivery app

A Spanish court says Amazon broke labor laws by forcing more than 2,000 delivery drivers to use an app that the company controlled for scheduling work and payments as well as requiring them to use their own cars and cellphones on the job
February 03
February 03

Israeli army kills Palestinian at checkpoint, officials say

The Palestinian health ministry says Israeli forces have shot and killed a Palestinian at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank
February 03
February 03

Iranian director freed on bail after going on hunger strike

Acclaimed Iranian director Jafar Panahi has been released on bail, two days after going on hunger strike to protest his imprisonment last summer
February 03
February 03

Cyprus presidential candidates push leadership credentials

The three front-runners vying for the presidency of ethnically split Cyprus have wound down their campaigns
February 03
February 03

UN rights chief concerned about Israel's moves amid violence

The U.N. human rights chief has expressed concerns that steps taken by the new Israeli government, the most far-right in the country's history, could fuel further violations of human rights and humanitarian law in the wake of a recent spike in bloodshe...
February 03
February 03

Shlomo Perel, Holocaust survivor, film subject, dies at 98

Shlomo Perel, who survived the Holocaust through surreal subterfuge and an extraordinary odyssey that inspired his own writing and an internationally renowned film, has died
February 03
February 03

China says suspected spy balloon is weather-monitoring device blown off-course

A U.S. official says all options are on the table, but the balloon doesn’t currently pose a threat to air traffic.
February 03
VIDEO: China says suspected spy balloon is weather-monitoring device blown off-course
February 03

Iraqis protest in Baghdad as currency crisis continues

Iraq's currency has continued its slide and protesters are asking the government to take action to stop the crisis
February 03
February 03

Dutch ministry won't appeal unlawful Afghan airstrike ruling

The Dutch government says it will not appeal a court ruling that Dutch forces unlawfully bombed a residential complex in Afghanistan in 2007, killing some 20 civilians, in a civil case
February 03
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