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Opposition says it is better off after Syria deal in Idlib

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's opposition says it is better off in the wake of a Turkey-Russia deal on a demilitarized zone around Idlib province compared to periods following the defeat...
Sep. 18, 2018

US Energy Sec'y: Europe should cut dependence on Russia gas

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Tuesday said Europe should lessen its dependence on Russian gas and diversify energy sources, speaking at a summit to improve...
Sep. 18, 2018

Top German spy awaits his fate as party leaders meet

BERLIN (AP) — The leaders of Germany's three governing parties are meeting in Berlin to decide the fate of the country's domestic intelligence chief amid calls for him to be...
Sep. 18, 2018

GOP hopes testimony showdown can save Kavanaugh's nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are forging ahead with plans for a Senate hearing they had hoped to avoid on a woman's claims that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they...
Sep. 18, 2018

Pope gives bishops more decision-making options

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is codifying ways of consulting ordinary Catholics about issues facing the Catholic Church and is giving more decision-making options to bishops to interpret and...
Sep. 18, 2018

Canadian gold mine owner seeks damages from Greece

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Canadian gold mining firm Eldorado Gold is seeking 750 million euros ($875 million) in damages from the Greek state over delays in permits for mining work...
Sep. 18, 2018

Burkina Faso arrests 30 over illegal female circumcisions

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso authorities have jailed more than 30 adults after they carried out botched female genital mutilation on nearly 60 infants and girls who have...
Sep. 18, 2018

Sri Lanka activists urge fair trial of student in Australia

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Family members, human rights activists and civic groups have gathered in Colombo to demand a speedy and fair investigation of a Sri Lankan student detained...
Sep. 18, 2018

Murderer due for release next year is captured after escape

CHARLESTON, Maine (AP) — Law enforcement authorities have captured a convicted murderer who escaped for a third time from prison in Maine. Officials say a sheriff's deputy found 65-year-old Arnold...
Sep. 18, 2018

Dutch government expects unemployment to fall to record low

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government says the country's economy will grow by 2.6 percent next year and unemployment will fall to a record low of 3.5 percent...
Sep. 18, 2018

Man accused of assault after leading ailing wife with leash

YORK, Pa. (AP) — A Maryland man is facing a simple assault charge after using a dog leash to lead his wife around a Pennsylvania fair because she has late-stage...
Sep. 18, 2018

Echoes of Anita Hill in #MeToo allegation against Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON (AP) — The sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh recall Anita Hill's accusations against Clarence Thomas in 1991, but there are important differences as well as...
Sep. 18, 2018

Cybersecurity firm: More Iran hacks as US sanctions loomed

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A cybersecurity firm is warning that Iranian government-aligned hackers have stepped up their efforts in the wake of President Donald Trump pulling America from...
Sep. 18, 2018

Allegations against Kavanaugh pose test for #MeToo movement

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly a year old and still making headlines almost daily, the #MeToo movement faces a test of its staying power in the sexual assault allegations against...
Sep. 18, 2018

"Grand Theater": Has N. Korea's Kim won a propaganda coup?

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — If North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was searching for the perfect propaganda set piece, something designed to show his people that he's a strong...
Sep. 18, 2018

Pipe pressure before gas explosions was 12 times too high

BOSTON (AP) — The pressure in natural gas pipelines prior to a series of explosions and fires in Massachusetts last week was 12 times higher than it should have been,...
Sep. 18, 2018

Russia blames Israel for plane shot down by Syrian missile

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian reconnaissance aircraft was shot down by a Syrian missile over the Mediterranean Sea, killing all 15 people on board, the Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday...
Sep. 18, 2018

Emmys: An epic proposal, but winners lacking in diversity

"The Proposal." It was a 2009 movie starring Sandra Bullock, but now will forever be the informal title of the 2018 Emmys telecast, thanks to a memorable romantic gesture from...
Sep. 18, 2018

The Latest: Israel sorry for Russian aircrew downed

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the disappearance of a Russian military aircraft over the Mediterranean and other issues related to Syria (all times local): 3 p.m. The Israeli military...
Sep. 18, 2018

Papa John's new ads: John's out, diverse franchisees are in

NEW YORK (AP) — Papa John's, which wants to distance itself from famous founder John Schnatter, is releasing new ads Tuesday that replaces him with a diverse group of franchisees...
Sep. 18, 2018

Global stocks shrug off Trump's latest tariffs on China

LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets, particularly those in Asia, shrugged off the widely anticipated announcement of further U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods. KEEPING SCORE: Following big gains in Asia,...
Sep. 18, 2018

Striking images captured on 1st day of Korean summit talks

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The broadly smiling North and South Korean leaders embrace each other as cheering Pyongyang residents wave fake flowers. The two inspect goose-stepping soldiers and ride...
Sep. 18, 2018

Niger says Italian priest is kidnapped in southwest region

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Niger's government says an Italian priest has been kidnapped in the nation's southwest near its border with Burkina Faso. Government spokesman Zakaria Abdourahmane said Tuesday that...
Sep. 18, 2018

Withdraw Kavanaugh nomination? 'Ridiculous,' says Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump sided with his embattled Supreme Court nominee, defending Judge Brett Kavanaugh against allegations of sexual assault as the White House walked a fine line...
Sep. 18, 2018

Town accused of bias against Orthodox Jews settles lawsuit

MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey town has agreed to repeal an ordinance that state officials said discriminated against Orthodox Jews. The moves announced Monday resolves a lawsuit the...
Sep. 18, 2018

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