Ivory Coast Ruling Coalition Splits over Feud

World 09/24/18, 15:09

Recent rift, exacerbated in part by President Alassane Ouattara cabinet reshuffle in July, strained relations and put coalition at risk ahead of local elections next month and presidential election in 2020

Greece: Drones used to spot tax cheats on Santorini

Europe 09/24/18, 13:56

Tax authorities say they have used surveillance drones in Greece for the first time to spot violations on Santorini, where tourists were allegedly being taken on boat tours of the island's sea-filled volcanic crater without getting receipts.Greece's Independent Authority for Public Revenue said Monday that the one-day operation last week ...

Uganda’s opposition pop star says he doesn’t feel safe

Africa 09/24/18, 11:37

Ugandan pop star and opposition figure Bobi Wine said on Monday he is concerned about his safety four days after returning from the United States, where he sought medical care for injuries sustained during alleged state torture.Bobi Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, told reporters "I don't feel safe ...

Update: France wants UN backing for Syria accord

World 09/24/18, 10:15

The Latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local):10 a.m.France's foreign minister wants the U.N. to rally behind a Russian-Turkish accord averting a massive battle for the Syrian rebel stronghold of Idlib.Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Monday that the accord is "a good thing" and an "opportunity ...

Update: Greek minister denies claims over migrant funds

World 09/24/18, 10:01

The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local):8:30 p.m.Greece's defense minister is denying newspaper allegations that his ministry mismanaged European Union funds for improving living conditions of migrants trapped in the country.Panos Kammenos says that the ministry used around 90 million euros ($106 million) of the EU funds, with ...

Photos: The Maldives opposition’s surprise election win

Asia & Pacific 09/24/18, 09:36

The surprise victory of opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in the Maldives' third multiparty presidential election will shake up politics in the Indian Ocean archipelago.In this Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 photo, a Maldivian man walks past a wall filled with posters showing opposition leaders, outside the residence of former president ...

Italy tightens eligibility for migrant protection

Europe 09/24/18, 09:32

Italy on Monday tightened criteria for migrants receiving humanitarian protection as its populist government deepened its crackdown on those seeking asylum.A new law, in the form of a government decree approved by Premier Giuseppe Conte and his Cabinet, also permits authorities to suspend evaluation of asylum requests for migrants judged ...

Mandela statue at UN: ‘an inspiration … and a reminder’

World 09/24/18, 09:11

A statue of Nelson Mandela has been unveiled at the United Nations to honor the 100th anniversary of the late South African leader's birth.U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said at Monday's dedication that Mandela "embodied the highest values of the United Nations — peace, forgiveness, compassion and human dignity."A peace summit ...