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Iran's top leader praises attack on US bases in Iraq

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader says the missile attack on U.S. troops in Iraq was a "blow to America's image" as a superpower. He spoke while addressing Friday...
Jan. 17, 2020

Libya's rival military commander seeks support in Greece

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The commander of forces fighting the U.N.-supported government in war-torn Libya has begun meetings in Athens in a bid to counter Turkey's support for his opponents...
Jan. 17, 2020

Iran's supreme leader says in Friday prayers sermon that Iran's attack on US bases was 'blow to America's image'

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader says in Friday prayers sermon that Iran's attack on US bases was 'blow to America's image'.
Jan. 17, 2020

Ukrainian prime minister resigns after recordings published

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's prime minister says he has submitted his resignation, days after he was caught on tape saying the country's president knows nothing about the economy. In...
Jan. 17, 2020

Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAGs presenters

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown and Taika Waititi will be up for Screen Actors Guild Awards and also handing them out at Sunday’s ceremony. They’re part...
Jan. 17, 2020

Car-bomb attack in northern Syria kills 3 Turkish soldiers

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A car bombing has killed three Turkish soldiers in a Turkish-controlled area in northern Syria, Turkey's Defense Ministry said. The ministry said the attack occurred late...
Jan. 17, 2020

Royal rift: UK monarchy will look smaller when dust settles

LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles, the future king, has long been seen as a potential modernizer who wants a more modest monarchy in line with other European royal households —...
Jan. 17, 2020

Analysis: Baseball has become a prisoner of technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Technology unleashed baseball's Analytics Era, and now it's holding the sport prisoner. AJ Hinch, Alex Cora and Carlos Beltrán are casualties, a triple play of hubris...
Jan. 17, 2020

Philippine volcano still 'life threatening' despite lull

TAGAYTAY, Philippines (AP) — An erupting Philippine volcano remains life threatening despite weaker emissions and fewer tremors, an official said Friday and advised thousands of displaced villagers not to return...
Jan. 17, 2020

Pakistani court hands down 55-year sentences to 86 Islamists

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani court has sentenced 86 members of a radical Islamist party to 55-year prison terms each for taking part in violent rallies in 2018 over the...
Jan. 17, 2020

China reports 2nd death from virus behind pneumonia outbreak

BEIJING (AP) — A second person has died from a new coronavirus that has caused an outbreak of pneumonia in central China, health authorities said. A 69-year-old man surnamed Xiong...
Jan. 16, 2020

Search suspended days after deadly collision off Texas coast

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Days after a fishing boat's collision with a chemical tanker just off the Texas coast left one person dead, the U.S. Coast Guard suspended the search...
Jan. 16, 2020

Ex-US rep's fate rests with judge in insider trading case

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge must decide the fate of former U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins after his lawyers and prosecutors disagreed over how he should be punished for conspiring...
Jan. 16, 2020

World's biggest yearly human migration begins again in China

BEIJING (AP) — As the Lunar New Year approaches, Chinese travelers flocked to train stations and airports Friday to take part in a nationwide ritual: the world's biggest annual human...
Jan. 16, 2020

Menstruation huts destroyed in Nepal, where exile persists

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Authorities are knocking down tiny huts in western Nepal where women have been exiled during menstruation and exposed to cold weather and threats from animals and...
Jan. 16, 2020

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. Havana hosted...
Jan. 16, 2020

Police say tear gas smoked out suspects in pot burglary

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a SWAT team was forced to smoke out suspects in an Albuquerque marijuana dispensary burglary that sparked a standoff. Police said Kyle Minard, 35,...
Jan. 16, 2020

Trump's trial begins at the start of an election year

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate opened the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump with quiet ceremony Thursday — senators standing at their desks to swear an oath of “impartial...
Jan. 16, 2020

Mara the elephant to leave Argentina for Brazil sanctuary

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Mara listens to her trainer say “up, down, blow,” obediently raising her trunk so a saline solution can be introduced, then lowering it and expelling...
Jan. 16, 2020

Cuban president says concessions to US would lead nowhere

LAS TUNAS, Cuba (AP) — Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel said he does not believe the Trump administration would drop sanctions on the island in exchange for concessions from his government...
Jan. 16, 2020

Guatemala officials disperse migrants, but some keep trying

CHIQUIMULA, Guatemala (AP) — United States officials are crediting tough measures taken over the past year and cooperation from regional governments for sharply reducing the number of Central American migrants...
Jan. 16, 2020

Technology could cut train crews from 2 to 1 but is it safe?

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — How many people does it take to operate a locomotive? For the railroad industry, the answer is simple: One. The industry is hoping this year’s scheduled...
Jan. 16, 2020

Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher after US-China deal

Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Friday after China reported 6.1% economic growth in 2019 and Washington and Beijing signed an interim trade agreement. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo...
Jan. 16, 2020

Iran's top leader to lead Friday prayers at time of crisis

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader will deliver a Friday sermon in Tehran for the first time since 2012, as the Islamic Republic grapples with the fallout from the...
Jan. 16, 2020

It's a boy for 1st Japan Cabinet member on paternity leave

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's environment minister became father to a boy and is going ahead with his planned paternity leave — still a rarity in Japan where men are under...
Jan. 16, 2020

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