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  • Public praise, private Belfast funeral for Paisley

    DUBLIN (AP) — Northern Ireland's Catholic and Protestant politicians united Monday to praise their former power-sharing leader, Ian Paisley, as his family held his funeral in conditions of exceptional privacy. Paisley, 88, died Friday after a half-century of doggedly opposing compromise with...

  • Democracy? No, Afghans say, after vote count ends

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The ballot counting in Afghanistan's five-month-long presidential election is finished, but as negotiations continue over the country's future political power structure, many here are asking: Does my vote count? On Monday, the country's Electoral Complaints Commission...

  • Dozens of migrants drown off Libyan coast

    CAIRO (AP) — Two boats carrying dozens of migrants to Europe capsized near the Libyan capital on Monday, drowning at least 70 people, two coast guard officials said. Coast guard spokesman Qassim Ayoub told The Associated Press that rescuers are retrieving dozens of bodies floating in the waves...

  • 93-year-old former Auschwitz guard charged

    BERLIN (AP) — A 93-year-old man has been charged with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder for serving as an SS guard at the Nazis' Auschwitz death camp, prosecutors said Monday. Oskar Groening is accused of helping operate the death camp in occupied Poland between May and June 1944, when some...

  • China detains famed film director for prostitution

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese film director Wang Quan'an, a Berlin International Film Festival winner known for the movies "Tuya's Marriage" and "White Deer Plain," has been detained on the charge of hiring prostitutes, Beijing police said Monday. Wang, 48, is the latest person caught up in a broad...

  • Man accused of IS membership on trial in Germany

    BERLIN (AP) — A 20-year-old German man went on trial in Frankfurt on Monday on charges he was a member of the extremist Islamic State group, the first such case to come to court in Germany. Prosecutors allege that Kreshnik Berisha, who once played for a Jewish soccer club, traveled to Syria...

  • Nigerian defense: Hope pilots alive in missing jet

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's defense chief says he hopes the pilots of a missing fighter jet are alive. Two pilots and an Alpha jet have been missing since Friday when they left the northeast town of Yola on a bombing mission against Islamic extremists. Chief of Defense Staff Air Marshal...

  • Prominent Egyptian activist to be released

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's most prominent activist, who is facing retrial on a 15-year prison sentence for violating a draconian protest law, was granted release on bail Monday, lawyers and relatives said. The release of Alaa Abdel-Fattah came after dozens of activists began a hunger strike last...

  • Uganda holds 19 terror suspects, seizes explosives

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan authorities are holding 19 suspects arrested over an apparent terror plot, officials said Monday as the security agencies continued an operation to dismantle what they said was an al-Shabab cell plotting attacks in this East African country. The security agencies...

  • South Africa seizes $9.3 million at airport

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Authorities in South Africa say they have seized $9.3 million in cash from two Nigerians and an Israeli who arrived at Lanseria, an airport in the Johannesburg area. Solomon Makgale, a South African police spokesman, said Monday that the Hawks, a national investigative unit...

  • People, not politicians, improve world economies

    After years of debt (90.6 percent of GDP in 2013) and deficit spending, Britain's ruling Conservative Party is crowing about the latest economic figures that show the country has outpaced the developed world in its economic recovery.



From the Weekly Standard

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