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Female aide to secret police chief under Pinochet arrested in Australia, faces extradition to Chile

By Lukas Mikelionis

A former aide to the infamous chief of Chile's secret police force was arrested in Australia on Tuesday over her alleged involvement in a kidnapping during the military rule of Gen Augusto Pinochet.

Female aide to secret police chief under Pinochet arrested in Australia, faces extradition to Chile

By Lukas Mikelionis

A former aide to the infamous chief of Chile's secret police force was arrested in Australia on Tuesday over her alleged involvement in a kidnapping during the military rule of Gen Augusto Pinochet.

Cyprus to EU: Speed up granting name protection for halloumi

Cyprus is urging the European Union to speed up the process granting full name protection to halloumi cheese, the east Mediterranean island nation's top culinary export.

Cyprus to EU: Speed up granting name protection for halloumi

Cyprus is urging the European Union to speed up the process granting full name protection to halloumi cheese, the east Mediterranean island nation's top culinary export.

Zimbabwe launches new currency measure

Zimbabwe, without its own currency for a decade, took steps to address its worsening economic crisis by allowing its surrogate currency, bond notes, to float against other major currencies, abandoning an official but artificial parity with the dollar.

The Latest: UK asks EU to re-do Brexit border compromise

The Latest on Brexit, Britain's impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Britain's foreign secretary says London needs a change "of legal significance" to the wording of arrangements meant to ensure that the U.K.-Ireland border stays open after Brexit, but isn't specifying how that might be achieved.

Germany: No former SS getting pensions in Belgium

German authorities say no former Nazi SS soldiers are receiving disability pensions in Belgium, responding to concerns raised by lawmakers there.

The Latest: UK asks EU to re-do Brexit border compromise

The Latest on Brexit, Britain's impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Britain's foreign secretary says London needs a change "of legal significance" to the wording of arrangements meant to ensure that the U.K.-Ireland border stays open after Brexit, but isn't specifying how that might be achieved.

Germany: No former SS getting pensions in Belgium

German authorities say no former Nazi SS soldiers are receiving disability pensions in Belgium, responding to concerns raised by lawmakers there.

Lithuania detains 26, including judges, in corruption probe

A Lithuanian official says 26 people, including eight judges in different courts, have been detained in a corruption probe, suspected of "large-scale bribery, trading in influence and abuse of powers in the court system."

Lithuania detains 26, including judges, in corruption probe

A Lithuanian official says 26 people, including eight judges in different courts, have been detained in a corruption probe, suspected of "large-scale bribery, trading in influence and abuse of powers in the court system."

Netanyahu strikes election deal with far-right parties

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has struck a preliminary election deal with two fringe religious-nationalist parties in a bid to unify his hard-line bloc ahead of April elections.

Netanyahu strikes election deal with far-right parties

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has struck a preliminary election deal with two fringe religious-nationalist parties in a bid to unify his hard-line bloc ahead of April elections.

Palestinian leader will refuse Israeli tax transfers

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he will not accept a monthly tax transfer from Israel if it carries out its decision to deduct amounts the Palestinians pay to the families of prisoners and people killed in fighting with Israel.

Palestinian leader will refuse Israeli tax transfers

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he will not accept a monthly tax transfer from Israel if it carries out its decision to deduct amounts the Palestinians pay to the families of prisoners and people killed in fighting with Israel.

Toronto man recreates da Vinci’s β€˜Mona Lisa’ on backyard ice rink

By Lucia Suarez Sang

A Canadian man channeled his inner Leonardo da Vinci – and made shoveling up snow fun – to recreate the famous Italian painter’s “Mona Lisa” on his backyard ice rink.

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