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The Latest: UN condemns deadly mosque attack in Egypt

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 21:08:32 GMT2017-11-24T21:08:32Z

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- The Latest on mosque attack in Egypt (all times local):...



Senior Ukraine separatist: Rebel chief has resigned

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 20:53:50 GMT2017-11-24T20:53:50Z

MINSK, Belarus (AP) -- A senior separatist official in eastern Ukraine on Friday announced the resignation of the beleaguered rebel chief in an apparent palace coup, ending a four-day showdown between rivaling factions....



Poles protest planned overhaul of courts, election body

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 20:44:38 GMT2017-11-24T20:44:38Z

WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poles in cities across the country are on the streets protesting plans by the ruling party to push through new laws that would give it greater control over the courts and the national election commission....



Police: US diplomat shot in foot outside Rio de Janeiro

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 20:32:30 GMT2017-11-24T20:32:30Z

SAO PAULO (AP) -- An American diplomat was shot in the foot during an attempted robbery while traveling outside of Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian police said Friday....



Argentina president: Search for missing sub will continue

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 20:29:14 GMT2017-11-24T20:29:14Z

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (AP) -- Argentina's president said Friday that an international search will continue for a submarine carrying 44 crew members that has been lost in the South Atlantic for nine days and that the sub's disappearance will be investigated....



Egypt: Militants kill at least 235 in attack on Sinai mosque

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 20:12:15 GMT2017-11-24T20:12:15Z

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- Militants attacked a crowded mosque during Friday prayers in the Sinai Peninsula, setting off explosives, spraying worshippers with gunfire and killing at least 235 people in the deadliest ever attack by Islamic extremists in Egypt....



Tiger escapes from zoo, roams streets of Paris

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 19:06:27 GMT2017-11-24T19:06:27Z

PARIS (AP) -- Police in Paris say a tiger escaped from a circus in the city and roamed the streets of the French capital for "some time" before being killed....



Israel's health minister resigns over Sabbath train work

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 19:02:27 GMT2017-11-24T19:02:27Z

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli media reports that the country's health minister, who heads a powerful ultra-Orthodox political party in Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition, is resigning over railway infrastructure work taking place on the Sabbath, when all labor is prohibited according to Jewish law....



'Gunfire' sparks panic in London, but police find nothing

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 19:01:48 GMT2017-11-24T19:01:48Z

LONDON (AP) -- Shoppers scattered in panic and police flooded one of London's busiest areas Friday after multiple reports of shots being fired at Oxford Circus subway station....



Turkey: US to stop arming Syrian Kurdish fighters

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 18:39:42 GMT2017-11-24T18:39:42Z

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Friday that U.S. President Donald Trump told his Turkish counterpart that the United States will no longer supply arms to Syrian Kurdish fighters....



Ex-UK soldier in Turkey released from jail pending trial

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 18:28:52 GMT2017-11-24T18:28:52Z

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- A lawyer says a Turkish court has released a former British soldier from jail pending the outcome of his trial for alleged membership of a terrorist organization....



'We dare not squander the moment:' Zimbabwe's new leader

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 18:24:33 GMT2017-11-24T18:24:33Z

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabweans must set aside "poisoned" politics and work together to rebuild the nation and re-engage the world, new President Emmerson Mnangagwa said Friday, delivering an inclusive message to an exultant crowd that packed a stadium for his inauguration....



Iran decries 'adventurous' Saudi crown prince's 'mistakes'

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 18:16:00 GMT2017-11-24T18:16:00Z

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's official IRNA news agency is reporting that the country's Foreign Ministry has taken aim at Saudi Arabia's "adventurous" Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman, urging him to recall the fate of the region's autocratic rulers....



The Latest: Oxford Circus subway station reopens after alert

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 18:03:17 GMT2017-11-24T18:03:17Z

LONDON (AP) -- The Latest on the incident at London's Oxford Circus station (all times local):...



Interpol: 40 human traffickers arrested, 236 children saved

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 18:00:29 GMT2017-11-24T18:00:29Z

PARIS (AP) -- Police in five African countries arrested 40 suspected human traffickers and rescued hundreds of victims - including 236 minors - in an exceptionally large-scale Interpol-led operation....



3 UN peacekeepers, Malian soldier killed in jihadist attack

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:59:19 GMT2017-11-24T17:59:19Z

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Suspected jihadists attacked a U.N. peacekeeping position in northern Mali on Friday killing two peacekeepers from Niger and a Malian soldier and injuring 14 peacekeepers and a U.N. civilian contractor, authorities said....



London police have not located suspects, evidence of shots fired or casualties in incident...

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:45:09 GMT2017-11-24T17:45:09Z

LONDON (AP) -- London police have not located suspects, evidence of shots fired or casualties in incident at Oxford Circus station....



Peace in Colombia fragile year after historic deal with FARC

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:43:48 GMT2017-11-24T17:43:48Z

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- When rebel commander Rodrigo Londono signed a peace deal committing his troops to laying down their weapons, it was heralded as the best chance in decades to end Latin America's oldest and bloodiest armed conflict....



No breakthrough in Brexit talks as new deadline approaches

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:33:53 GMT2017-11-24T17:33:53Z

BRUSSELS (AP) -- British Prime Minister Theresa May failed Friday to make any breakthrough in Brexit talks with the European Union, as time runs out to move the negotiations into a critical second phase before the end of the year....



As 4 more Russians banned, Olympic leader Bach warns critics

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:25:44 GMT2017-11-24T17:25:44Z

GENEVA (AP) -- As four more Russians were disqualified Friday for doping at the Sochi Olympics, IOC President Thomas Bach signaled a possible shift toward barring the country's athletes from the Pyeongchang Games....



A look at the deadliest militant attacks in Egypt

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:14:09 GMT2017-11-24T17:14:09Z

CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt was hit by its deadliest ever militant attack on Friday, when gunmen opened fire and set off explosives at a mosque in the northern Sinai Peninsula, killing more than 200 people....



Uber appeals to UK Supreme Court after losing case

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:12:49 GMT2017-11-24T17:12:49Z

LONDON (AP) -- The ride-hailing firm Uber plans to appeal to Britain's Supreme Court after losing an important case on the rights of its drivers....



Germany's SPD to join talks on resolving government impasse

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:06:59 GMT2017-11-24T17:06:59Z

BERLIN (AP) -- The leader of Germany's center-left Social Democrats said Friday his party will join talks on forming a new government, reversing his stance and raising the prospect of an end to the political impasse that has existed since inconclusive national elections in September....



UN: Saudi coalition OKs resumption of UN flights to Yemen

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:46:47 GMT2017-11-24T16:46:47Z

GENEVA (AP) -- The Saudi-led coalition that has imposed an air, sea and land blockade on war-battered Yemen since Nov. 6 has authorized the resumption of U.N. flights to the Yemeni capital starting Saturday, a U.N. aid official said....



Armenia's Oscars submission imagines a world without war

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:34:23 GMT2017-11-24T16:34:23Z

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Armenia's foreign-language film submission to the Academy Awards for this year invites viewers to imagine a world without war, according to its director....



The Latest: Zimbabwe called 'at a moment of change'

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:33:23 GMT2017-11-24T16:33:23Z

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- The Latest on the inauguration of Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa (all times local):...



German court: Ancient forest can be cleared for coal mine

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:21:37 GMT2017-11-24T16:21:37Z

BERLIN (AP) -- A court in western Germany says an ancient forest near the Belgian border can be chopped down to make way for a coal strip mine....



EU blames Russia for death of 5 in eastern Ukraine

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:21:31 GMT2017-11-24T16:21:31Z

BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union on Friday blamed Russia for the deaths of at least five troops in eastern Ukraine in what appears to be the worst outburst of violence in months....



US demands visits with oil executives jailed in Venezuela

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:15:25 GMT2017-11-24T16:15:25Z

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- U.S. diplomats are demanding that Venezuela give them immediate access to jailed oil executives who hold American passports....



Poland's Kaczynski reads book about cats in parliament

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 15:24:23 GMT2017-11-24T15:24:23Z

WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's most powerful politician openly read a book about cats during a session of parliament Friday, setting off a slew of jokes but also accusations that he was trying to distract voters from a controversial overhaul of the judicial system....



Pope decries fomenting fear of migrants for political gain

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 15:07:05 GMT2017-11-24T15:07:05Z

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis decried as worrisome those who whip up fear of migrants for political gain as he urged people Friday to view global migration as a peace-building opportunity and not as a threat....



Prague appeals court allows Russian hacker extradition to US

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 15:03:07 GMT2017-11-24T15:03:07Z

PRAGUE (AP) -- A Prague appeals court on Friday upheld a lower court ruling that a Russian man who faces charges of hacking computers at American companies can be extradited to the United States....



Syrian opposition to name delegation to Geneva peace talks

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 14:59:50 GMT2017-11-24T14:59:50Z

BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian opposition figures held meetings in the Saudi Arabian capital on Friday to name a unified delegation that will attend peace talks with the government as a Russian official said the issue of Syrian President Bashar Assad running for office in the future is still under discussion....



Zimbabwe asks if new leader, a Mugabe ally, can bring change

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 14:57:45 GMT2017-11-24T14:57:45Z

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Zimbabwe's new president Emmerson Mnangagwa, widely known as the Crocodile, is seen as a smart, ruthless politician, but many question if he will be able to bring the change the country craves....



Kosovo top opposition leader, 2 other lawmakers arrested

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 14:57:33 GMT2017-11-24T14:57:33Z

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) -- Kosovo police on Friday arrested a top opposition leader and two other lawmakers accused of disrupting the work of the previous parliament with tear gas and violent acts. A court later ordered all three to be detained for a month....



Egyptian state news agency MENA says death toll in Sinai mosque attack rises to 200, with ...

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 14:48:47 GMT2017-11-24T14:48:47Z

CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian state news agency MENA says death toll in Sinai mosque attack rises to 200, with 130 wounded....



Italian firm to drill 2 wells off Cyprus in next 2 months

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 14:12:29 GMT2017-11-24T14:12:29Z

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- The top executive of ENI said Friday that the Italian oil and gas company will drill two exploratory wells off Cyprus over the next two months, expressing confidence that significant reserves can be found for possible export to Europe....



Afghan airstrike kills Taliban commander: official

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 13:58:12 GMT2017-11-24T13:58:12Z

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan airstrike killed a Taliban commander and five of his family members in the northeastern Kapisa province on Friday, an Afghan official said....



The Latest: Extradition case lawyer vows to appeal further

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 13:35:45 GMT2017-11-24T13:35:45Z

PRAGUE (AP) -- The Latest on the extradition hearing for an alleged Russian hacker (all times local):...



Azeri 'Alternative Nobel' winner barred from going to Sweden

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 13:26:25 GMT2017-11-24T13:26:25Z

STOCKHOLM (AP) -- The organization behind the "Alternative Nobel" said on Friday that a 2017 prize winner from Azerbaijan would not be able to attend the Dec. 1 award ceremony in Stockholm because of a travel ban linked to a suspended sentence she is serving....



Amazon workers in Germany, Italy stage Black Friday strike

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 13:21:17 GMT2017-11-24T13:21:17Z

BERLIN (AP) -- Workers at a half dozen Amazon distribution centers in Germany and one in Italy walked off the job Friday, in a protest timed to coincide with "Black Friday" to demand better wages from the American online giant....



France awaits verdict in shootings at newspaper, TV network

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 13:15:20 GMT2017-11-24T13:15:20Z

PARIS (AP) -- A Paris court is set to rule Friday on whether to convict a 52-year-old man of attempted murder over shooting incidents at a newspaper and TV network four years ago....



Japan protests San Francisco's 'sex slave' statue decision

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 13:15:14 GMT2017-11-24T13:15:14Z

TOKYO (AP) -- Japan expressed strong regret Friday over San Francisco's decision to give city property status to a statue commemorating Asian women who worked in military brothels for Japanese troops during World War II, with Osaka declaring it will terminate its 60-year sister-city ties....



OPCW chief: 'Unfortunate' that Syria probe's mandate blocked

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 13:11:18 GMT2017-11-24T13:11:18Z

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- The head of the international chemical weapons watchdog said Friday that Russia's veto of United Nations Security Council resolutions to extend the mandate of an investigation team that lays blame for chemical attacks in Syria "creates a gap which needs to be addressed by the international community."...



Irish government faces crisis at crunch time for Brexit

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:51:55 GMT2017-11-24T12:51:55Z

LONDON (AP) -- Ireland's main opposition party filed a no-confidence motion in the deputy prime minister Friday, a move that brings the government to the verge of collapse three weeks before a crucial European Union summit on Brexit....



China's under-20 games in Germany called off due to protests

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:42:09 GMT2017-11-24T12:42:09Z

BERLIN (AP) -- The China under-20 soccer team's series of friendly games against fourth-tier clubs in Germany was postponed Friday because of the protests it could face....



Catholic officials warn ex-seminarians over sex claims

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:41:54 GMT2017-11-24T12:41:54Z

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Catholic officials in Italy have threatened former altar boys of the pope with criminal defamation charges for having publicly accused an older seminarian of sexual misconduct when they lived together at the youth seminary inside the Vatican gardens....



Poland to phase out Sunday shopping by 2020

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:02:19 GMT2017-11-24T12:02:19Z

WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's lawmakers have approved a law that will phase out Sunday shopping by the year 2020 despite criticism that it may eliminate thousands of jobs....



Oscar Pistorius' sentence increased to 13 years, 5 months

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:02:10 GMT2017-11-24T12:02:10Z

SOMERSET WEST, South Africa (AP) -- Oscar Pistorius' prison sentence was more than doubled to 13 years and five months on Friday, a surprisingly dramatic intervention by South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal in the Olympic athlete's fate after the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp....



Pakistan releases US-wanted militant suspect on court order

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:01:39 GMT2017-11-24T12:01:39Z

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistani authorities acting on a court order released a U.S.-wanted militant Friday who allegedly founded a banned group linked to the 2008 Mumbai, India attack that killed 168 people, his spokesman and officials said....