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Trump adviser: Russian meddling 'incontrovertible'

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 17:32:52 GMT2018-02-17T17:32:52Z

MUNICH (AP) -- President Donald Trump's national security adviser said Saturday there was "incontrovertible" evidence of a Russian plot to disrupt the 2016 U.S. election, a blunt statement that shows how significantly the new criminal charges leveled by an American investigator have upended the political debate over his inquiry....



Israel's Netanyahu: A singular leader with a divisive legacy

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 13:00:26 GMT2018-02-17T13:00:26Z

A serial survivor of scandals, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to be in trouble once more after police recommended a range of bribery and other charges against him in two separate investigations. Yet the law doesn't require him to step down until convicted, the process could drag on for months, and the determined, loquacious leader is digging in his heels....



Tears, exuberance as 'Black Panther' opens across Africa

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 15:48:15 GMT2018-02-17T15:48:15Z

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- "Black Panther" has burst onto the screen in Africa, handing a powerful response to the unfortunate remarks about the continent by President Donald Trump....



Pope revives lapsed sex abuse commission amid skepticism

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 13:17:35 GMT2018-02-17T13:17:35Z

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis revived his lapsed sex abuse advisory commission by naming new members Saturday, after coming under fire for his overall handling of the scandal and his support for a Chilean bishop accused by victims of witnessing and ignoring their abuse....



Polish Jews stunned, scared by eruption of anti-Semitism

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 13:01:09 GMT2018-02-17T13:01:09Z

WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Matylda Jonas-Kowalik has spent most of her 22 years secure in the belief that she would never know the discrimination, persecution or violence that killed or traumatized generations of Polish Jews before her. She once thought the biggest problem that young Jewish Poles like herself faced was finding a Jewish boyfriend or girlfriend in a country dominated by Catholics....



Russia dismisses US charges as 'just blabber,' 'Russophobia'

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 19:10:04 GMT2018-02-17T19:10:04Z

MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian officials had disdainful words Saturday for a U.S. indictment that charged 13 Russians with interfering in the 2016 presidential election. Children's stories, the plot of a preposterous Hollywood movie and "just blabber" were a few of the glib analogies they pressed into service....



Trio of suicide bombers kill 20 at crowded market in Nigeria

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 11:35:32 GMT2018-02-17T11:35:32Z

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- A trio of suicide bombers detonated at a crowded fish market in northern Nigeria, killing at least 20 people, police said Saturday....



Ethiopia vows no military takeover amid latest emergency

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 16:30:38 GMT2018-02-17T16:30:38Z

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- Ethiopia's defense minister on Saturday ruled out a military takeover a day after the East African nation declared a new state of emergency amid the worst anti-government protests in a quarter-century....



7.2 quake damages homes, but Mexico avoids major destruction

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 22:19:52 GMT2018-02-17T22:19:52Z

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico escaped major destruction from a magnitude 7.2 earthquake that jolted southern and central parts of the country, authorities said Saturday, though 13 people were killed in the crash of a helicopter sent to assess the damage....



Israel's Netanyahu: A singular leader with a divisive legacy

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 21:30:24 GMT2018-02-17T21:30:24Z

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to be in trouble after police recommended bribery, fraud and other charges against him. Yet the law doesn't require him to step down until convicted, and he is digging in....