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US meets Korean War allies, wants more pressure on NKorea

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:46:54 GMT2018-01-16T19:46:54Z

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Tuesday for nations to step up the U.S.-led "maximum pressure" campaign against North Korea by thwarting sanctions evasion and interdicting ships conducting illicit trade with the pariah nation....



The Latest: Pope speaks to inmates at Chilean women's prison

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:46:20 GMT2018-01-16T19:46:20Z

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- The Latest on the pope's visit to Chile (all times local):...



The Latest: NATO urges restraint after Serb leader's death

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:34:53 GMT2018-01-16T19:34:53Z

MITROVICA, Kosovo (AP) -- The Latest on the shooting of a Serb politician in Kosovo (all times local):...



UN chief believes war over North Korea nukes is avoidable

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:29:27 GMT2018-01-16T19:29:27Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he believes war over North Korea's nuclear weapons is avoidable - but he's worried and "not yet sure that peace is guaranteed."...



Pope begs forgiveness for 'irreparable' harm from sex abuse

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:27:09 GMT2018-01-16T19:27:09Z

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Pope Francis begged for forgiveness Tuesday for the "irreparable damage" done to children who were raped and molested by priests, opening his visit to Chile by diving head-first into a scandal that has greatly hurt the Catholic Church's credibility here and cast a cloud over his visit....



Rebel ex-policeman among dead in Venezuela shootout

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:00:42 GMT2018-01-16T19:00:42Z

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Officials in Venezuela confirmed Tuesday that a rebellious police officer who led a brazen helicopter attack in Caracas last year was among those killed in a violent shootout with security forces....



Iran adds to criticism of US-trained Kurdish force in Syria

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:54:20 GMT2018-01-16T18:54:20Z

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran added its voice to criticism of a U.S. plan to form a new border security force in Syria, saying Tuesday that it will cause more instability and "add flames" to the war-torn country....



France's Macron visits Calais to preview new migrant policy

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:49:39 GMT2018-01-16T18:49:39Z

CALAIS, France (AP) -- President Emmanuel Macron traveled Tuesday to Calais, the epicenter of France's migrant crisis, to lay out a new approach to immigration: help for those who want to stay, expulsion for those using France as a transit point and sanctions for security forces who overstep the rules....



Yemen asks Saudis for $1B to save currency, prevent 'famine'

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:39:23 GMT2018-01-16T18:39:23Z

SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's prime minister on Tuesday called on the Saudi-led coalition allied with his government to deposit $1 billion in the central bank to save the local currency from "complete collapse."...



7 dead in Colombia military helicopter crash

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:33:16 GMT2018-01-16T18:33:16Z

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Seven people have been confirmed dead in a military helicopter crash in northern Colombia....



New US Embassy criticized by Trump opens in London

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:55:31 GMT2018-01-16T17:55:31Z

LONDON (AP) -- The new U.S. Embassy in London, criticized last week by President Donald Trump as too expensive and poorly located, opened its doors to the public Tuesday for the first time....



The Latest: SK says talks with NK a 'significant first step'

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:42:10 GMT2018-01-16T17:42:10Z

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- The Latest on U.S. allies from the Korean War discussing the nuclear threat from North Korea (all times local):...



Lebanon bans 'The Post' over Spielberg's support for Israel

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:33:19 GMT2018-01-16T17:33:19Z

BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanon's censorship authorities have effectively banned Steven Spielberg's newspaper drama, "The Post," because the American director is on a regional blacklist for supporting Israel....



German prosecutors raise charge in teen's stabbing to murder

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:25:08 GMT2018-01-16T17:25:08Z

BERLIN (AP) -- German prosecutors say an Afghan migrant held in the fatal stabbing of his 15-year-old ex-girlfriend is now suspected of murder after investigations showed he acted with "guile."...



Nigeria army releases 244 who denounced Boko Haram

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:24:40 GMT2018-01-16T17:24:40Z

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's army released 244 Boko Haram suspects who have denounced their membership in the deadly extremist group, Nigerian army officials said Tuesday....



Hundreds of Sudanese protest hike in bread prices

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:16:58 GMT2018-01-16T17:16:58Z

CAIRO (AP) -- Hundreds of people have taken to the streets in Sudan's capital to protest against rising bread prices after the government's devaluation of the local currency....



New Czech minority government fails to win confidence vote

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:04:16 GMT2018-01-16T17:04:16Z

PRAGUE (AP) -- Populist billionaire Andrej Babis' new Czech minority government failed to win a mandatory confidence vote Tuesday in the lower house of Parliament and has to resign....



Analysis: With a vent at Trump, Abbas exits 'peace process'

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:58:30 GMT2018-01-16T16:58:30Z

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- There seems to be no going back for Mahmoud Abbas after the Palestinian leader cursed and ridiculed President Donald Trump and his aides in a pugnacious speech - a very public break with the 82-year-old's long-standing efforts to cultivate Washington's goodwill as the sole pathway to Palestinian statehood....



Venezuelan authorities confirm rebellious police officer killed in confrontation with troo...

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:56:55 GMT2018-01-16T16:56:55Z

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuelan authorities confirm rebellious police officer killed in confrontation with troops....



London man said to discuss 'death squad sent by Allah' opens

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:56:15 GMT2018-01-16T16:56:15Z

LONDON (AP) -- A London man who talked about forming "a death squad sent by Allah" has gone on trial for allegedly plotting a series of attacks in the British capital....



Ethiopian Airlines to re-launch Zambia's national carrier

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:46:33 GMT2018-01-16T16:46:33Z

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- Ethiopian Airlines says it has finalized an agreement with Zambia to re-launch the southern African country's national carrier....



WHO: All of Sao Paulo state at risk for yellow fever

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:41:28 GMT2018-01-16T16:41:28Z

SAO PAULO (AP) -- The World Health Organization announced Tuesday that it now considers all of Sao Paulo state at risk for yellow fever, recommending that all international visitors to the state be vaccinated....



Manhunt after leading Kosovo Serb politician gunned down

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:35:29 GMT2018-01-16T16:35:29Z

MITROVICA, Kosovo (AP) -- A leading Serb politician in northern Kosovo was gunned down Tuesday morning, an attack that raised ethnic tensions in the Balkans and prompted the suspension of EU-mediated talks between Kosovo and Serbia....



Cyprus, Greece and Jordan aim to bolster region's security

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:27:20 GMT2018-01-16T16:27:20Z

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- The leaders of Cyprus, Greece and Jordan pledged a new partnership Tuesday with tighter cooperation on fighting terrorism, and rallied international support for countries hosting hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing the war in Syria....



Iran's leader accuses Saudis of 'treason' against Muslims

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:16:25 GMT2018-01-16T16:16:25Z

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's supreme leader has accused Saudi Arabia of "treason" against Muslims because of its alleged ties to Israel....



German linguists: 'Alternative facts' the non-word of 2017

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:16:20 GMT2018-01-16T16:16:20Z

BERLIN (AP) -- German linguists have declared the phrase "alternative facts," popularized by White House aide Kellyanne Conway, the non-word of 2017....



Jordan shuts down illegal drug factory

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:06:59 GMT2018-01-16T16:06:59Z

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Police in Jordan say they've shut down a large factory making an illegal amphetamine-based drug said to be popular in the Middle East, including among Syrian militants....



EU Parliament calls for ban on electric pulse fishing

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:55:49 GMT2018-01-16T15:55:49Z

BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union's legislature is calling for a ban on electric pulse fishing, seen by some as a cruel way to kill fish....



Ghana police arrest, question 3 men found with explosives

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:54:46 GMT2018-01-16T15:54:46Z

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) -- Ghana's police say they are questioning three men who were arrested Monday after being found with explosives....



Czech highway closed amid heavy snow, multiple car crashes

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:53:15 GMT2018-01-16T15:53:15Z

PRAGUE (AP) -- Heavy snow in the Czech Republic has caused dozens of car crashes and closed down the country's major highway....



Liberia president rejects her expulsion from political party

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:50:20 GMT2018-01-16T15:50:20Z

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has rejected her expulsion from the governing party as illegal, saying she will appeal the decision....



Japan public TV sends mistaken North Korean missile alert

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:45:29 GMT2018-01-16T15:45:29Z

TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's public broadcaster mistakenly sent an alert Tuesday warning citizens of a North Korean missile launch and urging them to seek immediate shelter, then minutes later corrected it, days after a similar error in Hawaii....



Milan line offers canine couture for pampered pooches

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:44:49 GMT2018-01-16T15:44:49Z

MILAN (AP) -- Milan has long been the world's ready-to-wear fashion leader. Now, dogs are getting in on the Italian city's sartorial scene with a new line of haute couture for canines....



Death on French railway halts Eurostar London-Paris traffic

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:18:51 GMT2018-01-16T15:18:51Z

PARIS (AP) -- Train traffic between London and Paris was halted Tuesday after a person was crushed to death by a Eurostar train in northern France in what officials say was an apparent suicide....



UK police say death of Dolores O'Riordan is not suspicious

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:16:31 GMT2018-01-16T15:16:31Z

LONDON (AP) -- The death of The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan is not being treated as suspicious, British police said Tuesday. A friend said the singer sounded excited and "full of life" just hours before her death....



Despite doping scandals, Olympic fever grips Russian cinemas

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:07:47 GMT2018-01-16T15:07:47Z

MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's going crazy for the Olympics. The 1972 Olympics....



The Latest: Macron says French state to distribute food

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:56:33 GMT2018-01-16T14:56:33Z

PARIS (AP) -- The Latest on the French president's visit to Calais (all times local):...



South Sudan's cease-fire broken by both sides, say monitors

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:48:15 GMT2018-01-16T14:48:15Z

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- Sixteen people have been killed, including three children, since South Sudan's cease-fire started less than a month ago, say monitors....



2 men hit each other in consecutive accidents in Germany

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:46:55 GMT2018-01-16T14:46:55Z

BERLIN (AP) -- Police in the eastern German city of Dresden say two men suffered minor injuries after backing in to one another in two consecutive accidents....



Davos organizers: Trump to make last-day address at forum

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:46:04 GMT2018-01-16T14:46:04Z

GENEVA (AP) -- U.S. President Donald Trump will deliver the closing address at the elite World Economic Forum conference in Davos next week, which focuses on "finding ways to reaffirm international cooperation on crucial shared interests," forum organizers announced Tuesday....



Police: Kenyan Catholic priest arrested for sodomy

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:38:32 GMT2018-01-16T14:38:32Z

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A Kenyan police report says a Roman Catholic priest is in custody for allegedly sodomizing a man....



Bahrain radar shows Qatar jets near UAE planes; Doha denies

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:35:35 GMT2018-01-16T14:35:35Z

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Bahrain released radar tracks on Tuesday it said showed Qatari fighter jets passing by Emirati commercial airliners bound for the island nation, encounters which set off a new dispute pitting Qatar against the Gulf nations that have been boycotting it since last summer....



Danish man charged with killing reporter on his submarine

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:29:35 GMT2018-01-16T14:29:35Z

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Inventor Peter Madsen was charged Tuesday with killing Swedish journalist Kim Wall during a trip on his private submarine, with prosecutors saying he either cut her throat or strangled her before dismembering her body and dumping it into the sea....



Russian government considers boost to social spending

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:21:18 GMT2018-01-16T14:21:18Z

MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin's economic adviser says the government is considering a possible boost in social spending....



Big freeze: Russia's Yakutia sees near-record cold spell

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:16:16 GMT2018-01-16T14:16:16Z

MOSCOW (AP) -- People living in some of the coldest places on earth are hunkering down as temperatures fall to near-record lows that are even defeating thermometers....



UK business secretary seeks fast-tracked Carillion probe

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:50:26 GMT2018-01-16T13:50:26Z

LONDON (AP) -- Britain's business secretary called Tuesday for a fast-tracked investigation into the collapse of construction giant and state contractor Carillion, expanding the remit of the probe to include the behavior of executives both past and present....



Romanian president appoints defense minister as interim PM

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:47:35 GMT2018-01-16T13:47:35Z

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Romania's president on Tuesday appointed the defense minister as interim prime minister after Premier Mihai Tudose unexpectedly resigned....



'Superfast' internet cable to cross Mediterranean sea

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:42:59 GMT2018-01-16T13:42:59Z

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- A Cypriot company says its new sub-sea internet cable that will connect Israel with Spain will be powerful enough to handle up to 60 percent of the world's internet traffic at peak time....



Erdogan: NATO must take stance against US over border force

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:35:26 GMT2018-01-16T13:35:26Z

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday called on NATO to take a stance against the United States, a fellow ally, over its plans to form a 30,000-strong Kurdish-led border security force in Syria....



Davos organizers: Trump to make final address at forum

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:31:05 GMT2018-01-16T13:31:05Z

GENEVA (AP) -- World Economic Forum organizers say U.S. President Donald Trump will deliver a closing address at the Davos conference next week, which will focus on "finding ways to reaffirm international cooperation on crucial shared interests."...