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Uganda police say kidnapped US woman and driver are freed

By RODNEY MUHUMUZA Associated Press KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan police said on Sunday they had rescued an American woman and her driver who had been kidnapped by gunmen in a national park. The two "are in good health" and "in the safe hands" of security officials, police said in a ...

Greek police, migrants clash for third day

DIAVATA, Greece (AP) — Hundreds of protesting migrants have clashed with police for a third straight day outside an overcrowded camp, with migrants throwing rocks at officers who responded with tear gas and stun grenades. Several migrants, including children, have fainted amid the clouds of ...

Berlin housing activists lead campaign to fight rising rents

By DAVID RISING Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Low-cost housing advocates are launching a grassroots campaign to force Berlin's state government into taking over nearly 250,000 apartments worth billions from corporate owners to fight rising rents in one of Germany's hottest real estate ...

25 years after Rwanda genocide, survivors forgive killers

By IGNATIUS SSUUNA Associated Press MBYO, Rwanda (AP) — Twenty-five years ago, Tasian Nkundiye murdered his neighbor with a machete. The 43-year-old Hutu and a few other men from his Rwandan village chopped the Tutsi man to pieces — one horrific slaying during a 100-day genocide that ...

Algeria’s tidy revolutionaries: Cleanup after mass protests

By AOMAR OUALI Associated Press ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Here's one way Algeria's protest movement is unlike any other: After massive pro-democracy demonstrations every week, the protesters themselves roam the streets picking up bottles, papers and other detritus left behind. It's a powerful ...

Anti-government protests prompt talk of ‘Balkan Spring’

By DUSAN STOJANOVIC Associated Press PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — It all started with a video posted on social media: a secret recording from 2016 that appears to show a well-known local tycoon hand over an envelope containing bundles of cash to a party associate of Montenegro's ...

Mozambique races to contain cholera, vaccines will help

By PINDAI DUBE and ANDREW MELDRUM Associated Press BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — Mozambican and international health workers raced on Monday to contain the outbreak of cholera in the cyclone-hit city of Beira, where the cases of the disease has jumped to 517 and the first death has been ...

UK Parliament gets new chance to offer options on Brexit

By DANICA KIRKA and JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Britain's Parliament gets another chance Monday to offer a way forward on Britain's stalled divorce from the European Union, holding a series of votes on Brexit alternatives in an attempt to find the elusive idea that can ...

Erdogan loses ground in Turkey’s big cities in local voting

By ZEYNEP BILGINSOY and SUZAN FRASER Associated Press ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's opposition dealt President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a symbolic blow by gaining ground in key cities in the country's local elections. The opposition won the capital, Ankara, a ruling party stronghold for decades, and ...

2020 Democrats in mad dash for donors to make debate stage

By BILL BARROW, HUNTER WOODALL and SARA BURNETT Associated Press The fiercest battle for campaign cash is playing out between the presidential candidates who might not be on your radar. Ahead of Sunday's fundraising deadline for the first quarter, the underdogs of the Democratic primary were ...