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Unrepentant Mladic sentenced to life for Bosnia atrocities

Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic during an angry outburst in the Yugoslav War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017.

An unrepentant Ratko Mladic, the bullish Bosnian Serb general whose forces rained shells and snipers' bullets on Sarajevo and carried out the worst massacre in Europe since World War II, was convicted Wednesday of genocide and other crimes and sentenced to spend the rest of his life behind bars.

British hospitals feel the pain of Brexit as health workers leave country

Torn feelings: Dr. Cyril Noël, who grew up in France and works at King’s College Hospital in London, said he felt at home after moving here 12 years ago, but Brexit changed that: “I’ve had very torn feelings about helping people who expressed the wish to get rid of us.”

Many Europeans are leaving, adding to already chronic staffing shortages.


Kosovo special court's top judge makes 1st visit to country

The heads of a court established to prosecute crimes committed during and immediately after Kosovo's war for independence made their first visit to Pristina Thursday, to meet with government officials and local and international organizations.


Greece's vows greater effort to protect refugees over winter

Greece has promised to step up efforts to protect migrants and refugees over the winter on the Greek islands, but defended a 2016 deal between Turkey and the European Union to stop the westward flow of migrants into Europe.


Opposition calls for direct talks with Syria government

Syria opposition representatives meeting in the Saudi Arabian capital called Thursday for direct and unconditional negotiations with the Syrian government over the more than 6-year civil war that would lead to the launch of a transition period.


Kosovo sets Albania's Nov. 28 independence day as a holiday

Kosovo's government has decided to declare Nov. 28, the independence day of neighboring Albania, a national holiday, a move that may spark an angry reaction from Serbia.


On disputed land, Zimbabweans see hope after Mugabe's exit

For years, a group of Zimbabwean villagers resisted efforts by the wife of former President Robert Mugabe to force them off a farm near the capital, enduring police raids and the demolition of their homes. Now that Mugabe has resigned, the farmers say they are able to move more freely in a blow to Grace Mugabe's efforts to expand her landholdings.


Hungary: Parliament bans camerawoman who kicked migrants

The Hungarian camerawoman who was filmed in 2015 kicking migrants was banned Thursday from working in Hungary's parliament after she insulted a lawmaker during an interview.


Britain cries foul as EU nixes its Capital of Culture bid

U.K. politicians expressed dismay Thursday after the European Union booted Britain out of the contest to become European Capital of Culture because of Brexit.


Italy puts 23 people under investigation in hotel avalanche

Italian prosecutors have put 23 people under formal investigation over an avalanche that killed 29 hotel guests and staff earlier this year.


The Latest: General: Russia likely to scale down in Syria

The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local):


Sound heard in Argentine sub search comes from explosion

Argentina's navy announced Thursday that a sound detected during the search for a missing submarine apparently came from an explosion — an ominous development that prompted relatives of the 44 crew members to burst into tears.


Lebanese PM Hariri assures bankers stability comes first

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri assured regional bankers on Thursday that Lebanon's stability was his top concern, one day after walking back his shock resignation that threw his country into turmoil.


Correction: Germany-North Korea-Protest story

In a story Nov. 18 about a protest in Berlin against tensions between the United States and North Korea, The Associated Press erroneously identified one of the organizations involved. The group is called International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, not International Pediatricians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.


Ukrainian separatist chief accuses another of plotting coup

A separatist leader in Ukraine's east on Thursday accused a former official of trying to unseat him as a showdown between the two entered its third day.


AP Explains: The search for Argentina's missing submarine

The Argentine submarine ARA San Juan went missing in the South Atlantic last week with 44 crew members aboard. Here's a look at the submarine and the round-the-clock international maritime search.


The Latest: Zimbabwe opposition not invited to inauguration

The Latest on Zimbabwe's political turmoil (all times local):


Zimbabwe prepares for swearing-in of new leader Mnangagwa

As Zimbabwe prepares to swear in a new leader, Emmerson Mnangagwa, questions remain on the future of Robert Mugabe, who ruled for 37 years, and the wife who just days ago was poised to succeed him.


Algerians elect local leaders as oil-reliant economy falters

Ailing Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika made a rare public appearance Thursday to encourage turn out in the country's local elections that have been marred by voter frustrations amid rising poverty.