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Visa applicants from Africa who want to visit Europe's Schengen Area face far higher rejection rates than people from anywhere else in the world. Appointments are often difficult to secure. … more
South African health authorities say two people have died this week after contracting mpox, and it appears there is local transmission of the disease. The health minister says the two deaths were … more
A team of 32 firefighters in northern Iraq is battling to put out a massive fire, a day after it broke out at an oil refinery, with more than a dozen of them injured while tackling the blaze, local … more
The United States and European countries have agreed to lock up sanctioned Russian assets until Moscow pays reparations for its invasion of Ukraine. That word comes from a senior U.S. official on … more
Russian officials say U.S. reporter Evan Gershkovich, jailed in Russia for over a year on espionage charges, will stand trial in the Ural Mountains city of Yekaterinburg. Russia’s Prosecutor … more
Former Prime Minister Boyko Borissov has invited his political opponents to hold talks on forming a new government. Borissov's center-right GERB party emerged as the winner of Bulgaria’s … more
A suspected attack by Yemen’s Houthi rebels has seen a missile strike a ship in the Gulf of Aden. The attack happened Thursday in the Gulf of Aden off Yemen. That's according to the British … more
The left-of-center politician aiming to become Britain’s prime minister in three weeks’ time is promising to lead a government that’s both “pro-business and pro-worker” and restore … more
There’s lots of talk of change in Britain’s election campaign, but little talk about climate change. The U.K.’s July 4 vote to choose a new government is focused on the sluggish economy, high … more
Poland has reintroduced restrictions on movement along parts of the border with Belarus because of increased migration pressure that has involved violence against Polish security officials. The ban … more
Tensions in Italy’s lower house over a government proposal that opponents says will further impoverish the poorer south erupted into a fist-fight that sent an opposition lawmaker to the hospital. … more
Human rights groups are urging Thailand not to extradite a Vietnamese activist detained in Bangkok. They say he could be at risk if handed back to Vietnam. Y Quynh Bdap had United Nations refugee … more
NATO defense ministers are trying to agree on a new plan to provide long-term security assistance and military training to Ukraine. They're meeting over two days in Brussels. The chances of agreement … more
The head of the U.N. refugee agency says he understands that the Biden administration enacted new restrictions on asylum-seekers entering the United States, but cautioned that some aspects of the … more
South African lawmakers are expected to elect the country’s president on Friday after being sworn in at the first sitting of Parliament that will also reveal the kind of unity government the ruling … more
Chinese state media say that a military history buff found a collection of confidential documents related to the country’s military in a pile of old papers he bought for under $1. The collector … more
A year after one of the worst migrant boat tragedies in the Mediterranean Sea, there are only hazy answers as to why hundreds of lives were lost and who can be held answerable. Survivors say they are … more
BABA NAGRI, India (AP) — The road to the Baba Nagri forest shrine in India-controlled Kashmir was a colorful spectacle. Tens of thousands of men in vibrant attires, henna-dyed beards and bright … more
One thousand days have passed since girls in Afghanistan were banned from attending secondary schools. That’s according to the U.N. children’s agency, which says that “no country can move … more
Hezbollah has vowed to intensify its attacks along the Lebanon-Israel border to avenge the killing of its most senior military commander by Israel since the latest round of violence began eight … more
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