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The Latest: South Africa could have new leader on Thursday

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Latest on South Africa's leadership crisis (all times local): 1:05 p.m. South Africa's ruling party says parliament could elect a new president on Thursday if President...
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 04:04

Netanyahu shrugs off police corruption claims, opposition

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday shrugged off police recommendations that he be charged with corruption, calling the allegations "biased, extreme, full of holes, like Swiss...
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 03:55

South Africa's ANC says parliament could elect country's new president tomorrow if Zuma goes

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's ANC says parliament could elect country's new president tomorrow if Zuma goes.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 03:54

Turkey pledges $5 billion while Qatar pledges $1 billion to help rebuild Iraq after war on the Islamic State group

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Turkey pledges $5 billion while Qatar pledges $1 billion to help rebuild Iraq after war on the Islamic State group.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 03:53

The Latest: South Africa's leader faces no-confidence vote

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Latest on South Africa's leadership crisis (all times local): 12:50 p.m. South Africa's ruling party says it is preparing for a parliamentary motion of no confidence...
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 03:47

AP PHOTOS: Highlights of Day 5 at the Winter Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — American snowboarder Shaun White won gold with a dazzling halfpipe run, pairs figure skaters turned in dramatic short programs, and defending champion Eric Frenzel of...
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 03:46

Awrad-winning Myanmar reporters appear in court

BANGKOK (AP) — Two Myanmar journalists facing up to 14 years in prison if convicted of receiving government secrets have appeared for the latest hearing in Yangon, one day after...
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 03:44

The Latest: Dutch skater Wust fastest so far in 1,000 meter

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Ireen Wust of the Netherlands has posted the fastest time so far in the...
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 03:40

UK's Boris Johnson seeks to reassure Brexit skeptics

LONDON (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is aiming to reassure voters worried about leaving the European Union that "Brexit is not grounds for fear but hope." The Foreign...
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 03:40

South Africa's ruling party preparing for no-confidence motion against Zuma on Thursday

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's ruling party preparing for no-confidence motion against Zuma on Thursday.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 03:39

The Latest: Saudi Arabia pledges $1.5B to help rebuild Iraq

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — The Latest on the conference under way in Kuwait to help Iraq rebuild after the devastating war against the Islamic State group (all times local): 1:30...
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 03:35

White wins USA's 100th winter gold, gets grilled by media

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Shaun White stared down the halfpipe before his final Olympic run and had no doubt what would happen next. "I honestly knew I had it,"...
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 03:32

European officials: Virtual currencies are no way to pay

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European finance officials are underlining their skepticism toward digital currencies like bitcoin, saying they are risky for investors and inefficient as a way to pay for...
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 03:31

Germany pushes for release of journalist in Turkish prison

BERLIN (AP) — German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has called for the release of a German-Turkish journalist who marks one year in a Turkish prison Wednesday. Deniz Yucel, a correspondent...
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 03:29

At Kuwait conference, Saudi Arabia pledges $1.5 billion to help rebuild Iraq after war with the Islamic State group

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — At Kuwait conference, Saudi Arabia pledges $1.5 billion to help rebuild Iraq after war with the Islamic State group.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 03:25

Australian cardinal blames inquiry for sex allegations

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Lawyers for the most senior Catholic cleric to face sex charges have told an Australian court that the allegations stemmed from publicity surrounding a national inquiry...
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 03:23

China appeals to Trump to avoid disrupting trade

BEIJING (AP) — China has appealed to President Donald Trump to settle trade disputes over steel and aluminum through negotiation after Trump said he would soon decide whether to impose...
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 03:18

The Latest: Ally: Israel PM not 'living up to' expectations

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest in Israel after police recommended corruption charges against embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Education Minister Naftali Bennett says that Prime...
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 03:15

The Latest: Japan holds off Korea 4-1 in Olympic hockey

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 7 p.m. Japan has held off Korea 4-1 for its first Olympic victory in women's hockey,...
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 03:04

Chinese spokesman says no idea why US feels 'so insecure'

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese spokesman says Beijing has no idea why the U.S. feels "so insecure," responding to an American government report singling out China as among the countries...
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 03:01

South Africa's film board bans Oscar short-listed movie

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's film board has banned an Oscar short-listed movie from family cinemas after complaints over its depiction of homosexuality. "Inxeba" drew some protests for showing the...
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 03:01

UK rejects return of Islamic State fighters despite US calls

BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain's defense secretary says the U.K. does not want to take back two British Islamic State members caught in Syria despite U.S. appeals for countries to deal...
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 03:01

Metallica, Afghan ensemble win 2018 Polar Music Prize

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — American heavy metal band Metallica and Afghanistan's National Institute of Music have won the 2018 Polar Music Prizes, a Swedish award. It is the first time...
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 02:59

The Latest: Frenzel of Germany wins Olympic Nordic combined

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Defending champion Eric Frenzel of Germany has won the gold medal in the Nordic...
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 02:51

The Latest: Netanyahu shrugs off police, vows to carry on

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest in Israel after police recommended corruption charges against embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (all times local): 11:40 a.m. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is dismissing police...
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 02:40

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