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Nicaragua grants El Salvador ex-President Funes asylum

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua said Tuesday, Sept. 6, it has given political asylum to former El Salvador President Mauricio Funes, who has come under scrutiny back home for a truce with gangs during his administration and is also facing multiple legal cases. 420 more words

Latin America & The Caribbean

Austrian police arrest nine Iraqi men accused of raping German tourist on New Year's Day

BERLIN — Austrian authorities have arrested nine Iraqi men on suspicion of rape for an attack on a German tourist in Vienna on New Year’s Day, police said Monday. 264 more words


Danish police seize valuables from migrants for the first time under controversial new law

COPENHAGEN — Valuables have been seized from migrants for the first time since a controversial law went into force five months ago, Danish police said Thursday. 248 more words


4* Review: The French Retreat - Sue Fortin (Falling for France #1)

Losing her job and her home, wasn’t on Marcie Grainger’s wish list for the new year. In a bid to reassess her life, she heads off to the only place she has ever felt content – her brother’s farmhouse retreat in rural France. 259 more words

Book Review

The Good Wife: Season seven, episode nineteen: Landing

Leaving aside the terrible ending, this episode was miles better than most of those we’ve been served up recently. Peter was finally arrested, so we at least now know the charges (albeit they still relate to something we don’t care about), and there was a pretty satisfying conclusion to the NSA side plot. 578 more words


Roma family fears deportation to Hungary because of discrimination there

Katalin Lakatos’s world turned upside down two months ago when her husband and son were stopped by police during a routine traffic stop on their way to work. 549 more words

Local News

Pope Francis brings 12 Syrian refugees aboard charter plane back to Italy after visiting Lesbos

MORIA, Greece — Pope Francis gave Europe a concrete lesson Saturday in how to treat refugees by bringing 12 Syrian Muslims to Italy aboard his charter plane after an emotional visit to the hard-hit Greek island of Lesbos. 1,017 more words