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British police: 3 struck dead by train in south London

LONDON (AP) — Three people have died after being struck by a train in south London, British Transport Police said Monday. Police said they were trying to determine details about the deaths at the Loughborough Junction station, on a busy commuter line into the city center. Police said the ...

Strong quake near Osaka, Japan, kills 3, knocks over walls

By MARI YAMAGUCHI and KEN MORITSUGU, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Residents in western Japan were cleaning up debris Monday after a powerful earthquake hit the area around Osaka, the country's second-largest city of commerce, killing three people and injuring hundreds while knocking over ...

Compulsive video-game playing now new mental health problem

By JAMEY KEATEN and MARIA CHENG, Associated Press GENEVA (AP) — For video game addicts, it might soon be "game over." In its latest revision to a disease classification manual, the World Health Organization said Monday that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental ...

Number of asylum-seekers in Europe plunges in 2017

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's asylum office says the number of people applying for international protection in Europe has plunged but remains higher than before 2015, when more than one million migrants entered, many fleeing the war in Syria. EASO said in an annual report Monday that ...

Germany will fail 2020 climate goals, now eyes 2030 target

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's environment minister says the country will likely miss its target of cutting carbon emissions by 2020, an embarrassment for a government that wants to lead the charge on limiting climate change. Minister Svenja Schulze said Monday the goal of cutting carbon emissions ...

AP Explains: Who and what are behind Germany’s govt crisis?

By GEIR MOULSON, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's fourth-term government took nearly six months to put together, taking office in March after the center-left Social Democrats reluctantly agreed to team up with her conservatives again. But the crisis shaking the new ...

After summit, North Korea shows Trump in new light

By ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Koreans are getting a new look at U.S. President Donald Trump. They see him shaking hands with Kim Jong Un at their historic summit in Singapore, and even awkwardly saluting a three-star general. It's a far cry from the ...

Prosecutor: Man makes deadly toxin for an attack in Germany

By KIRSTEN GRIESHABER and DAVID RISING, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have thwarted a plot by a Tunisian man who created the deadly toxin ricin using castor bean seeds and planned to use the poison in an Islamic extremist attack in Germany, federal prosecutors said ...

Glass walls, not metal fencing, to surround Eiffel Tower

By SYLVIE CORBET, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — Goodbye metal fencing, hello glass walls: Paris authorities are building a permanent security belt around the Eiffel Tower, replacing the current fencing around it with more visually appealing glass walls. The company operating France's ...

Greece refuses to extradite slain reporter’s source to Malta

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's Supreme Court has rejected a second bid by Malta for the extradition of a Russian whistleblower who helped a murdered Maltese journalist investigate money-laundering in high places. Thursday's ruling upheld an earlier decision in April by a lower court, which ...