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Libya's paramilitary force to 'cleanse' country's south

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — A spokesman for Libya's powerful paramilitary based in the eastern city of Benghazi says its troops are launching an operation "to cleanse" the country's south of...
Jan. 15, 2019

Facebook to invest $300 in local news initiatives

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook says it is investing $300 million over the next three years in local news programs, partnerships and other initiatives. The money will go toward reporting...
Jan. 15, 2019

Why US classrooms are starting to resemble arcades

WALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) — Peek inside your average classroom these days, and you're likely to see teachers using apps, websites and software that borrow elements from video games to connect...
Jan. 15, 2019

The Latest: Germany denies report Merkel offered May help

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local): 10:55 a.m. The German government is denying a British tabloid report claiming Chancellor Angela Merkel...
Jan. 15, 2019

AP Was There: Boston's 'Great Molasses Flood' of 1919

Boston's Great Molasses Flood was one of the city's deadliest and most bizarre disasters. A tank containing 2.3 million gallons of molasses buckled, sending a tidal wave of the sticky...
Jan. 15, 2019

New Israeli military chief pledges to lead 'innovative' army

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's new military chief took office Tuesday, pledging to lead a "lethal, efficient and innovative army" into the future as it faces grave challenges along its borders...
Jan. 15, 2019

ICC judges acquit former Ivory Coast president Gbagbo

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Judges at the International Criminal Court have acquitted former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and former youth minister Charles Ble Goude of crimes committed following...
Jan. 15, 2019

A look at timings for Britain's crucial Brexit vote

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing a critical vote her EU divorce deal — and its prospects are uncertain. A look at how Tuesday's events are...
Jan. 15, 2019

ICC judges acquit former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo, former youth minister Charles Ble Goude

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — ICC judges acquit former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo, former youth minister Charles Ble Goude.
Jan. 15, 2019

3 arrested in ongoing anti-terror operation in Catalonia

MADRID (AP) — Police in the northeastern Spanish region of Catalonia say they have arrested at least three people as part of an ongoing anti-terror operation. A Catalan police spokeswoman...
Jan. 15, 2019

UNC removes Confederate pedestal from campus overnight

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Crews removed remnants of a Confederate statue from the University of North Carolina hours after the school's outgoing president ordered they be put into storage...
Jan. 15, 2019

Zimbabwe's president in Russia to meet Putin and seek loans

MOSCOW (AP) — The president of Zimbabwe, whose country is facing its worst economic crisis in a decade, is visiting Russia in hopes of securing long-term loans. President Emmerson Mnangagwa...
Jan. 15, 2019

German economy slowed in 2018, but dodges year-end recession

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany's economic growth eased to 1.5 percent last year amid signs of a wider global slowdown, though the figures suggest Europe's largest economy at least escaped...
Jan. 15, 2019

Spanish rescuers bore tunnel in frantic search for toddler

MADRID (AP) — Rescuers in southern Spain are digging a horizontal tunnel in an attempt to reach the bottom of a deep and narrow borehole where they hope to find...
Jan. 15, 2019

Military deploys in Zimbabwe fuel hike protests; 5 killed

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwean military helicopter on Tuesday fired tear gas at demonstrators blocking a road and burning tires in the capital on a second day of deadly...
Jan. 15, 2019

New UN envoy makes first visit to Syria since appointment

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The United Nations' new special envoy for Syria says he hopes to have "constructive" talks in Damascus. Geir Pedersen spoke briefly to reporters upon his arrival...
Jan. 15, 2019

UK lawmakers prepare to deliver verdict on EU divorce deal

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers are preparing to deliver their verdict on Prime Minister Theresa May's divorce deal with the European Union after two years of political upheaval. Just 10...
Jan. 15, 2019

The Latest: Zimbabwe military uses tear gas on protesters

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe demonstrations (all times local): 11:30 a.m. A Zimbabwean military helicopter has fired tear gas at demonstrators blocking a road and burning tires...
Jan. 15, 2019

The Latest: Danish skiing club unhurt by Austria avalanche

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the heavy snowfall across Europe (all times local): 10:30 a.m. The head of a western Denmark ski club says the hotel in Austria where...
Jan. 15, 2019

China criticizes Trudeau comments on death penalty case

BEIJING (AP) — China is expressing "strong dissatisfaction" with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over his criticism of a death sentence given to an alleged Canadian drug smuggler at a...
Jan. 15, 2019

German economy slowed in 2018 amid signs of global downturn

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany's economic growth eased to 1.5 percent last year amid signs of a slowdown in Europe and the wider global economy. The growth figure announced Thursday...
Jan. 15, 2019

The Latest: Israeli PM slams Iran over satellite launch

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on Iran's failed satellite launch into orbit on Tuesday (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Israel's prime minister is accusing Iran of lying about its...
Jan. 15, 2019

World shares rally ahead of vote on Brexit deal

SINGAPORE (AP) — Global shares were mostly higher Tuesday as British lawmakers prepared to vote on a Brexit deal that has drawn strong opposition at home. Markets were also boosted...
Jan. 15, 2019

Huawei founder says company would not share user secrets

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — The founder of network gear and smart phone supplier Huawei Technologies says the tech giant would reject requests from the Chinese government to disclose confidential information...
Jan. 15, 2019

Founder of Huawei, trying to allay security fears, says company would deny government requests for customer information

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Founder of Huawei, trying to allay security fears, says company would deny government requests for customer information.
Jan. 15, 2019

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