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Trump urges end to probe ‘right now,’ setting off new storm

President Donald Trump bluntly declared on Wednesday his attorney general should terminate “right now” the federal probe into the campaign that took him to the White House, a newly fervent …


Dead Russian reporters researched mercenaries, mining in CAR

Three Russian journalists were investigating Russian military contractors and mining industries in Central African Republic when they were killed there, their editor said Wednesday.


Deadly riots rock Zimbabwe’s capital as vote results delayed

Soldiers and police fired live rounds, water cannons and tear gas at furious protesters who threw rocks and burned vehicles Wednesday in Zimbabwe’s capital, dashing the optimism of an election …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 10:20 p.m.

Thieves steal Swedish royal jewels, escape across lake

Thieves carrying out a daring robbery in broad daylight walked into a medieval cathedral in Sweden, smashed open a glass security case and stole priceless gold and jewel-encrusted crowns dating …


Human rights group: Employee targeted with Israeli spyware

An Amnesty International employee has been targeted with Israeli-made surveillance software, the human rights group said Wednesday, adding to a growing number of examples of Israeli technology being used to …


UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018, 6:09 p.m.

Airliner crashes in northern Mexico; no deaths, 49 injured

An Aeromexico airliner crashed after taking off in the northern state of Durango on Tuesday, but the state’s governor said there were no deaths in the accident.


3 Russian journalists killed in Central African Republic

Three Russian journalists were killed in an ambush outside the town of Sibut in Central African Republic, officials in both countries said Tuesday.


Animals, crops and people all suffer amid Europe’s heatwave

The heatwave gripping large stretches of Europe has already been blamed for deadly forest fires and crop failures. Now freshwater fish could be its next victims.


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 9:21 p.m.

At least 10 dead, 40 hurt as 6.4 quake hits Indonesia island

A shallow, magnitude 6.4 earthquake early Sunday killed at least 10 people and injured 40 on Indonesia’s Lombok Island, a popular tourist destination next to Bali, officials said.


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 9:54 p.m.

Polar bear killed after attack on Arctic cruise ship guard

Norwegian authorities said a polar bear on Saturday attacked and injured a polar bear guard who was leading tourists off a cruise ship on an Arctic archipelago. The polar bear …


U.S., Turkey discuss detained pastor after Trump threat

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has spoken to his Turkish counterpart about an American pastor detained on terrorism and espionage charges.


Egypt court sentences 75 to death over 2013 sit-in

An Egyptian court sentenced 75 people to death on Saturday, including top figures of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group, for their involvement in a 2013 sit-in, state media reported.


Taliban official says group spoke with U.S. official

The Taliban held their first direct contact with a U.S. official in a preliminary discussion about future peace talks on Afghanistan, a senior official with the insurgent group said Saturday. …


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 10:18 a.m.

Ex-Catalan chief Puigdemont returns to Belgium from Germany

Updates with quotes, details. With AP Photos. AP Photo FOS101, MSC102, MSC106


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 10:14 a.m.

Cambodian elections a choice between strongman or boycott

Cambodians voting in Sunday’s general election will have a nominal choice of 20 parties, but in reality, only two serious options: extend Prime Minister Hun Sen’s 33 years in power, …


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 10:05 a.m.

Barcelona taxis strike to protest ride-hailing apps

Taxi drivers in Barcelona are blocking traffic on a major thoroughfare as part of an indefinite strike to protest the use of ride-hailing apps like Uber or Cabify.


Spain rescues nearly 1,000 migrants from the sea in 2 days

Spain’s maritime rescue service says it has saved nearly 1,000 migrants attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean to Europe from North Africa over the last two days.


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 9:57 a.m.

Hundreds of Syrian refugees return home from Lebanon

Hundreds of Syrian refugees started crossing the border from Lebanon on Saturday, the latest group to return to Syria from its western neighbor.


Somali leader makes 1st visit to Eritrea in diplomatic thaw

Another diplomatic thaw was underway Saturday in the restless Horn of Africa region as Somalia’s president visited Eritrea for the first time and years of tensions gave way to an …


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 5:42 p.m.

Zimbabwe rallies one more time before historic election

Zimbabwe’s president promised a “thunderous victory” and his main challenger told him “bye-bye” as they rallied supporters one last time ahead of Monday’s election in a country seeking to move …


Thousands bury 11-year-old, 2 others killed by Israeli fire

Thousands attended funerals Saturday of three Palestinians killed by Israeli army fire in a border protest a day earlier, including an 11-year-old, a 17-year-old and a man on crutches.


After a life filled with sushi and calligraphy, world’s oldest person dies at 117

At age 117, Chiyo Miyako was not just her family’s ancient, reigning monarch, but also the oldest person in the entire world.


Lebanon’s cannabis heartland, Bekaa, hopes for legalization

The fertile Bekaa Valley in eastern Lebanon has long been notorious as one of the world’s major narcotics-growing regions, producing some of the finest quality cannabis, mostly processed into hashish. …


UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 3:46 p.m.

Complete lunar eclipse begins, the longest of this century

Skywatchers around much of the world have begun watching a complete lunar eclipse that is the longest of this century.


Syria revels in recapture of town near Israel-occupied Golan

Syrian government officials and lawmakers celebrated Friday with music and an official flag raising ceremony the recapture of this symbolic southern town adjacent to the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights from armed …


UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 4:21 p.m.

Troops sent to West Bank after Israeli killed in attack

Israel’s military on Friday searched the West Bank village of a Palestinian teenager who broke into a settlement home and stabbed three Israelis, including one who later died from his …


UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 12:32 p.m.

Extraordinary drug dog worries Colombian cartel

Sombra, a six-year-old German shepherd, has helped Colombia’s police detect more than 2,000 kilos of cocaine hidden in suitcases, boats and large shipments of fruit. But as the dog sniffs …


UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 9:30 a.m.

Trump open to visiting Moscow if Putin invites him

The White House says President Donald Trump is “open to visiting Moscow” once he receives a “formal invitation” from Russian President Vladimir Putin.


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 7:55 p.m.

White House: U.S. military takes possession of remains that North Korea says belong to Americans who died in Korean War

A U.S. Air Force plane carrying what are thought to be the remains of Americans killed during the Korean War arrived at Osan Air Base in South Korea on Friday …


Arson linked to deaths in Greek town built like ‘fire trap’

Greek authorities said Thursday there were serious indications that a deadly wildfire that gutted a vacation resort near Athens was started deliberately, while experts warned that the devastated coastal town …