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Lebanon's president says Syrian refugees must return home

Published Sep. 25 2017

PARIS (AP) - The Lebanese president says he wants some 1.5 million Syrian refugees living in his country to henceforth...

Contractors accuse Iraq of shake downs to force tax payments

Published Sep. 25 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - American military contractors operating in Iraq are accusing Baghdad of employing strong-arm tactics to make them pay...

US-backed forces say Russia attacked them in eastern Syria

Published Sep. 25 2017

BEIRUT (AP) - U.S.-backed forces in eastern Syria say Russia bombed their positions on Monday in a major natural gas...

North Korea says Trump has 'declared war' on his country

Published Sep. 25 2017

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - North Korea's top diplomat says President Donald Trump's tweet that leader Kim Jong Un "won't be...

Egypt court sentences notable opposition leader to 3 months

Published Sep. 25 2017

CAIRO (AP) - An Egyptian court has sentenced a prominent opposition leader widely expected to run against President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi...

Myanmar officials: Insurgents killed 45 Hindu villagers

Published Sep. 25 2017

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) - Myanmar officials said Monday they have discovered at least 45 slain Hindus in three mass graves...

French govt official: Senate elections 'failure' for Macron

Published Sep. 25 2017

PARIS (AP) - The French government spokesman said Monday that Senate elections have been a "failure" for President Emmanuel Macron's...

Polish president sets out own changes to court, constitution

Published Sep. 25 2017

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Poland's president on Monday proposed his own changes to the nation's top judicial bodies and the...

London studying ways to reduce new fatberg under Chinatown

Published Sep. 25 2017

LONDON (AP) - British engineers are studying ways to dispose of yet another oversize "fatberg" threatening London's aged sewers.

German nationalists seek to allay fears; show cracks at top

Published Sep. 25 2017

BAUTZEN, Germany (AP) - Leaders of the nationalist, anti-migrant Alternative for Germany pledged Monday to use their third-place election finish...

The Latest: Japan's Abe to dissolve parliament's lower house

Published Sep. 25 2017

TOKYO (AP) - The Latest on Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's dissolution of the lower house of parliament (all times...

Tokyo governor launches new party ahead of elections

Published Sep. 25 2017

TOKYO (AP) - Tokyo's popular governor announced Monday that she is launching a new political party to challenge Prime Minister...


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Travel limits to affect few NKoreans; most in US are envoys

Published Sep. 25 2017

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea hasn't reacted yet to newly announced U.S. travel restrictions on its citizens, but...

Trump replaces 90-day ban with new travel restrictions

Published Sep. 25 2017

President Donald Trump has signed a proclamation imposing strict new restrictions on travelers from a handful of countries, including five...

The Latest: AfD leader refuses to join parliamentary group

Published Sep. 25 2017

BERLIN (AP) - The Latest on the outcome of Germany's national election (all times local):

Evacuations from Indonesian volcano swell to nearly 50,000

Published Sep. 25 2017

BALI, Indonesia (AP) - Nearly 50,000 people have fled the Mount Agung volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali,...

The Latest: Travel ban on North Korea largely symbolic

Published Sep. 25 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump's travel ban (all times local):

Iraqi Kurds vote in referendum on independence from Baghdad

Published Sep. 25 2017

Polls have opened in Iraq's Kurdish-run provinces and disputed territories as Iraqi Kurds cast ballots in support for independence from...

Germany's Merkel faces tricky task to build government

Published Sep. 25 2017

BERLIN (AP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is embarking on a complicated quest to form a new government and find...

The Latest: Turkey says it rejects Iraqi Kurds' referendum

Published Sep. 25 2017

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) - The Latest on the Iraqi Kurdish referendum on support for independence from Baghdad and the tensions...

Searchers dig as Mexico City reopens just 1 percent of its schools

Published Sep. 25 2017

Search teams are still digging in dangerous piles of rubble hoping against the odds to find survivors at collapsed buildings,...


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Merkel wins 4th term as nationalists enter German parliament

Published Sep. 25 2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term Sunday, but now faces the tricky prospect of forming a coalition with...

Searches go on dig as Mexico City reopens just 1% of schools

Published Sep. 24 2017

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Search teams are still digging in dangerous piles of rubble hoping against the odds to find...