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Gambia's new president, still in Senegal, names female VP

BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's new vice president will be a female leader of the opposition coalition that helped bring new President Adama Barrow to …

Africa

Greek island mayors say refugee overcrowding too high

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The mayors of five eastern Greek islands used to limit the movement of refugees and migrants have called on the European Union …

Fate of Polish WWII museum unclear amid battle over history

GDANSK, Poland (AP) — It was supposed to be the first museum in the world to tell the story of World War II in its entirety by focusing on all the …

Museums

Senators Propose Giving States Option to Keep Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON — Several Republican senators on Monday proposed a partial replacement for the Affordable Care Act that would allow states to continue operating under the law if they choose, a proposal meant to appeal to critics and supporters of former President Barack Obama’s signature health law.<p>But …

Health Care

Europe's Operation Pandora Seizes 3,561 Cultural Artifacts

Operation Pandora has been a success, Europol announced today.<p>The European Union’s law enforcement group worked with police in 18 countries, …

Environmental Activist Struck and Killed by SUV While Marching Barefoot Across America

An environmental activist who was marching barefoot across the country to raise awareness about climate change was killed over the weekend.<p>Mark Baumer, 33, died Saturday after being struck by an SUV on a Florida highway as he was walking on the shoulder.<p>His death sparked a tribute from The FANG …

After women's marches, can numbers translate to real change?

DENVER (AP) — Deb Szeman, a self-described "homebody," had never participated in a demonstration before hopping on an overnight bus from her home in …

75 People Arrested, Accused Of Trafficking Stolen Art And Archaeological Relics

Seventy-five people have been arrested across Europe for allegedly trafficking stolen art and archaeological relics, according to Spanish police who led the investigation.<p>Interpol and the U.N.'s culture agency, UNESCO, helped in the investigation, as did the European policing agency Europol and the …

Supreme court poised to deliver article 50 judgment

Lord Neuberger to summarise decision on whether government needs approval of MPs and peers to initiate EU exit<p>The supreme court is due to deliver its eagerly awaited Brexit judgment declaring whether ministers or parliament have legal authority to approve the UK’s departure from the European …

Appointment of Mi’kmaq, black women to Nova Scotia courts ‘a huge step’

Nova Scotia has appointed the first Mi'kmaq woman and the third black woman to the provincial and family courts, in what the province's Premier calls a "huge step forward" for ethnic diversity on the bench.<p>Legal aid lawyer Catherine Benton becomes only the third aboriginal judge in Nova Scotia, …

Second collective deportation of rejected asylum seekers from Germany arrives in Afghanistan

A group of rejected Afghan asylum seekers deported from Germany has landed in Kabul following protests Monday night at Frankfurt Airport. More than …

Refugee Children Face Beatings and Subzero Temperatures as They Are Pushed Back Into Serbia

Authorities in Croatia and Hungary are illegally pushing refugee and migrant children back into Serbia, often violently, Save the Children alleged …

US quietly sent $221M to Palestinians in Obama's last hours

Officials said Monday that the Obama administration-- in its waning hours-- defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority that GOP members of Congress had been blocking.<p>A State Department official and several congressional aides told The Associated …

Germany deports 26 rejected Afghan asylum-seekers

BERLIN (AP) — Germany has deported 26 Afghan migrants as part of the government's efforts to increase the number of rejected asylum-seekers leaving …

Asylum Seekers

Rex Tillerson: Trump foreign affairs pick narrowly backed

<b>The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has narrowly approved Rex Tillerson as US secretary of state, despite concerns about his business ties to Russia.</b><p>It split along party lines, with all 11 Republicans voting in favour and all 10 Democrats against. A full vote will now be held in the …

Trump approves federal government hiring freeze, but will it work?

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump signed an executive action on Monday that implemented a hiring freeze for some federal workers in an effort to cut government payrolls, but questions remain on whether this sort of action will actually work.<p>The move, which had long been promised by the Trump …

Serbia, Kosovo set for EU-backed talks

Senior officials from Serbia and Kosovo will hold talks in Brussels on Tuesday.<p>The EU-backed meeting is part of a long-term effort to normalise ties between the two.<p>Relations became strained once more when an ex-Kosovo premier was arrested in France this month on a Serbian warrant accusing him of …

Communities being left behind in the fight for land in Uganda

In a Uganda forest reserve, green goals and community land rights are at odds. It's a story being played out across Africa, as investors scramble to …

'Global gag rule' reinstated by Trump, curbing NGO abortion services abroad

Reagan-era rule bans international NGOs with US funding from providing abortions or offering information, ‘ignoring decades of research’ says Democrat<p>In one of a number of sharp reversals from the Obama era, Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive order banning international NGOs from providing …