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The Latest: French police carrying out extra border checks

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:47:08 GMT2017-08-19T09:47:08Z

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- The Latest on the Spain attacks (all times local):...



Nigeria says ailing president to return today after 3 months

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:40:02 GMT2017-08-19T09:40:02Z

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will return to the country Saturday after more than three months in London for medical treatment, his office announced, while giving no details on what exactly has been ailing him....



Russian officials say 8 wounded in Siberia stabbing attack

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:38:38 GMT2017-08-19T09:38:38Z

MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian officials say a knife-wielding man stabbed and wounded eight people on a central street in the Siberian city of Surgut before police shot and killed him....



Spain presses manhunt for ringleader in dual attacks

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:26:54 GMT2017-08-19T09:26:54Z

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Spanish authorities pressed their search Saturday for the supposed ringleader of an Islamic extremist cell that carried out vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a seaside resort, as they looked into links among the Moroccan cell members....



Nigeria says ailing president returning to country today after more than 3 months in Londo...

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:20:18 GMT2017-08-19T09:20:18Z

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria says ailing president returning to country today after more than 3 months in London....



Finnish police: stabbing investigated as possible terrorism

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:19:39 GMT2017-08-19T09:19:39Z

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- A suspect detained for allegedly stabbing two people to death in a wild knife attack in the western Finnish city of Turku is being investigated for murder with possible terrorist intent, police said Saturday....



India wildlife reserve park devastated by monsoon floods

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:07:45 GMT2017-08-19T09:07:45Z

GUAHATI, India (AP) -- Officials say rising floodwaters have inundated large parts of a famous wildlife reserve park in northeastern India, killing more than 225 animals and forcing hundreds of other animals to flee....



Lebanon starts offensive to clear border of IS militants

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:17:45 GMT2017-08-19T08:17:45Z

BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanon's U.S.-backed army on Saturday launched its biggest military operation yet against Islamic State militants, who gained a foothold along the border with neighboring Syria in 2014....



A look at US-S. Korea war games and how North might respond

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:43:52 GMT2017-08-19T07:43:52Z

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- America's annual joint military exercises with South Korea always frustrate North Korea. The war games set to begin Monday may hold more potential to provoke than ever, given President Donald Trump's "fire and fury" threats and Pyongyang's as-yet-unpursued plan to launch missiles close to Guam....



Philippines says 7-year-old boy missing in Spain van attack

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 06:59:48 GMT2017-08-19T06:59:48Z

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- The Philippines government says a child missing after a vehicle plowed into pedestrians in Barcelona is the 7-year-old son of a Filipino woman who had been living in Australia....



Mourners attend funeral of Pfau, 'Mother Teresa of Pakistan'

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 05:08:25 GMT2017-08-19T05:08:25Z

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) -- Mourners have attended a state funeral of Ruth Pfau, a German physician and nun who earned international acclaim by devoting her life to the eradication of leprosy in Pakistan....



Gunmen kill local leader of Pakistan's pro-Taliban party

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 04:38:51 GMT2017-08-19T04:38:51Z

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- A police officer says gunmen on a motorcycle have killed a local leader of Pakistan's pro-Taliban Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam party in an apparent assassination in the northwest before fleeing....



Lebanese army announces start of military offensive to clear Islamic State group militants...

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 03:59:11 GMT2017-08-19T03:59:11Z

BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanese army announces start of military offensive to clear Islamic State group militants from frontier with Syria....



US: Iraqi forces ready for next battle against IS extremists

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 03:18:46 GMT2017-08-19T03:18:46Z

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Senior U.S. military leaders said Friday that Iraqi forces are largely set for their next major campaign against Islamic State extremists after closing out the wrenching nine-month battle to retake the city of Mosul....



Venezuelan president blasts maestro Dudamel for speaking out

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 03:13:27 GMT2017-08-19T03:13:27Z

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is blasting his one-time supporter and classical music maestro Gustavo Dudamel....



Venezuela's ousted chief prosecutor flees to Colombia

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 02:50:25 GMT2017-08-19T02:50:25Z

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Venezuela's ousted chief prosecutor and her husband - two of President Nicolas Maduro's most outspoken critics - fled the country and landed Friday afternoon in Colombia....



6 die in Vietnam while sawing leftover mortar shell

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 02:19:45 GMT2017-08-19T02:19:45Z

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- Six people including four children in a family have been killed when a Vietnam War-era mortar shell they were sawing for scrap metal exploded....



Pro-government assembly in Venezuela takes congress' powers

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 01:26:35 GMT2017-08-19T01:26:35Z

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuela's pro-government constitutional assembly took over the powers of the opposition-led congress Friday, dramatically escalating a standoff between President Nicolas Maduro and his political foes....



Authorities: Ousted Venezuelan chief prosecutor, husband flee nation for Colombia

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:34:54 GMT2017-08-19T00:34:54Z

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Authorities: Ousted Venezuelan chief prosecutor, husband flee nation for Colombia....



Correction: Mexico-Brazil Corruption Probe story

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:09:14 GMT2017-08-19T00:09:14Z

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- In a story Aug. 14 about corruption allegations against the former head of Mexico's state-run oil company Pemex, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Mexico's Attorney General's Office said the Brazilian companies Odebrecht and Braskem were involved in paying bribes in Mexico. The Attorney General's Office said only that Odebrecht had admitted paying bribes in Mexico....



Barcelona's victims include US man celebrating anniversary

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:26:00 GMT2017-08-18T23:26:00Z

PARIS (AP) -- The dead and injured in Barcelona were a snapshot of the world - men, women and children from nearly three dozen nations - testifying to the huge global appeal of the sun-kissed city....



Legal marijuana sale faces challenges by banks in Uruguay

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:38:08 GMT2017-08-18T22:38:08Z

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) -- The legal sale of marijuana in Uruguayan pharmacies is facing challenges as banks refuse to deal with companies linked to the drug in order to follow international financial laws....



Kenya opposition files challenge against presidential vote

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:23:58 GMT2017-08-18T22:23:58Z

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Lawyers representing the Kenyan opposition coalition National Super Alliance filed a petition Friday with the Supreme Court challenging President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election, beating a midnight deadline....



Ousted Venezuela prosecutor ties exit to investigation

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:21:29 GMT2017-08-18T21:21:29Z

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Venezuela's ousted chief prosecutor has told the region's other prosecutors that President Nicholas Maduro removed her to stop a probe linking him and his inner circle to nearly $100 million in bribes from Brazilian construction company Odebrecht....



Fitch upgrades Greece's credit rating by 1 notch to B-

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:17:35 GMT2017-08-18T21:17:35Z

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Fitch Ratings has upgraded Greece's credit rating from CCC to B-, a one-notch improvement that still leaves the bonds issued by the crisis-battered country well below investment grade....



Memorials grow along site of deadly attack in Barcelona

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:06:38 GMT2017-08-18T21:06:38Z

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- An ever-expanding jumble of flags, candles, teddy bears and flowers grew Friday at the base of Barcelona's ornate Canaletes Fountain, where a local legend says that those who drink from the monument will fall in love with the city and always return....



Details of 'Deadpool 2' stuntwoman's death released

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:29:44 GMT2017-08-18T20:29:44Z

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- British Columbia's workplace safety agency has released the first official account of a "Deadpool 2" stuntwoman's death....



The Latest: Finland looks for more suspects in fatal attack

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:01:16 GMT2017-08-18T20:01:16Z

HELSINKI (AP) -- The Latest on stabbings in Finland (all times local):...



Official: Rwanda genocide suspect extradited from Germany

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:56:34 GMT2017-08-18T19:56:34Z

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) -- Rwanda prosecution officials said say the German government has extradited a suspect in the 1994 Rwandan genocide to Rwanda to face charges....



El Salvador, Guatemala lawmakers pass bans on child marriage

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:04:56 GMT2017-08-18T19:04:56Z

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- El Salvador and Guatemala have joined a trend in clamping down on child marriage by passing legislation that would outlaw marriage with minors....



UN completes first round of Syria polio vaccination campaign

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:35:59 GMT2017-08-18T18:35:59Z

BEIRUT (AP) -- The United Nations says the first round of a vaccination campaign following a polio outbreak in eastern Syria has been completed....



Sierra Leone death toll now up to 450 after mudslides

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:34:05 GMT2017-08-18T18:34:05Z

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Rescue officials in Sierra Leone warned Friday that the chances of finding survivors in the debris of this week's mudslides "are getting smaller every day," as bereaved and homeless survivors faced the magnitude of all they have lost....



Migrants paint hopes and dreams on murals

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:16:07 GMT2017-08-18T18:16:07Z

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- It is the first time that Hilda has held a paintbrush, but she's happy with the result. She painted herself, her three daughters and her husband all smiling on a mural on a school in central Mexico City....



The Latest: Death toll up to 450 in Sierra Leone mudslides

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:13:57 GMT2017-08-18T18:13:57Z

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- The Latest on deadly mudslides in Sierra Leone (all times local):...



UN aid chief: War in Yemen causing famine, cholera

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:06:48 GMT2017-08-18T18:06:48Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. humanitarian chief decried the "man-made catastrophe" in Yemen on Friday saying air strikes and armed clashes have increased dramatically, with millions of people facing the specter of famine and "the world's largest-ever, single-year cholera outbreak."...



Rwanda leader Kagame inaugurated; won nearly 99 pct of vote

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:47:02 GMT2017-08-18T17:47:02Z

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) -- Rwandan President Paul Kagame was sworn in for a third term Friday after winning re-election with nearly 99 percent of the vote....



In Germany, neo-Nazis get to march but threats are verboten

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:43:06 GMT2017-08-18T17:43:06Z

BERLIN (AP) -- Given Germany's grim history as the home of National Socialism and the efforts it has made since then to atone for its genocidal past, it might seem surprising that far-right extremists who glorify a dead Nazi official are allowed to march in his honor this weekend....



Alleged Yahoo hacker in Canada agrees to extradition to US

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:42:58 GMT2017-08-18T17:42:58Z

HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) -- A Canadian man accused in a massive hack of Yahoo emails agreed Friday to forgo his extradition hearing and go face the charges in the United States....



Silent tribute brings moment of unity to grieving Barcelona

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:26:56 GMT2017-08-18T17:26:56Z

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- When crowds in downtown Barcelona fell silent for one minute Friday to honor the victims of the terrorist attack in the city, one thing was conspicuously absent: any reference to Catalan's burgeoning independence drive....



Syrian army, Hezbollah allies attack IS near Lebanon border

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:15:35 GMT2017-08-18T17:15:35Z

BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian government forces and allied Lebanese militant Hezbollah fighters have captured several Islamic State positions on strategic hilltops along the Syrian-Lebanese border, a military outlet said Friday....



Spanish court issues order to find and capture 4 suspects in Barcelona and Cambrils attack...

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:59:10 GMT2017-08-18T16:59:10Z

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Spanish court issues order to find and capture 4 suspects in Barcelona and Cambrils attacks, police union official says....



1 man dead, 1 injured after stabbing in western Germany

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:18:33 GMT2017-08-18T16:18:33Z

BERLIN (AP) -- Police in western Germany say they are searching for up to three men who ran away after a stabbing that left one person dead and another injured....



A home gas blast led to 2 deadly attacks, manhunt in Spain

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:18:49 GMT2017-08-18T15:18:49Z

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- A gas explosion initially misconstrued as a domestic accident led to two days of bloodshed and a manhunt in Spain, authorities have said. Here is how the attacks unfolded:...



Polish ruling party figure criticized for anti-migrant tweet

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:06:41 GMT2017-08-18T15:06:41Z

WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- A prominent member of Poland's ruling party has drawn outrage with a tweet that praised threats and shots fired recently at a rescue ship destined to aid refugees in the Mediterranean Sea....



Saudi forces deployed in Yemen's port of Aden amid friction

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:58:38 GMT2017-08-18T14:58:38Z

SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemeni security officials say Saudi forces have arrived in the southern port city of Aden amid friction within the kingdom-led alliance there....



Romanian bishop involved in sex tape scandal resigns

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:17:26 GMT2017-08-18T14:17:26Z

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- A Romanian bishop who was seen on video engaging in sexual acts with a male student resigned Friday, the Romanian Orthodox Church said....



Erdogan urges German-Turks to punish mainstream parties

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:06:17 GMT2017-08-18T14:06:17Z

ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkey's president on Friday blamed Germany for escalating tensions, condemning the country's mainstream parties and urging German-Turkish voters not to support them in upcoming elections....



The real revolution in NKorea is rise of consumer culture

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:01:39 GMT2017-08-18T14:01:39Z

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Like all North Korean adults, Song Un Pyol wears the faces of leader Kim Jong Un's father and grandfather pinned neatly to her left lapel, above her heart. But on her right glitters a diamond-and-gold brooch....



Russia to hold joint drills with allies in Central Asia

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:10:56 GMT2017-08-18T13:10:56Z

MOSCOW (AP) -- The Russian military says it will conduct joint military maneuvers with its ex-Soviet allies in Central Asia in response to regional threats....



Rights groups urge Yemen rebels to free prominent activist

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:04:31 GMT2017-08-18T13:04:31Z

CAIRO (AP) -- International rights groups on Friday urged Yemen's Shiite rebels to free a prominent Yemeni activist who used social media to document the war that has ravaged his impoverished Arab country....