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Netanyahu says Israel won't tolerate Iran presence in Syria

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:13:46 GMT2017-10-17T10:13:46Z

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's leader is warning Iran that he will not tolerate an Iranian military presence in Syria....



The Latest: Pilot killed in military jet crash near Madrid

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:09:28 GMT2017-10-17T10:09:28Z

MADRID (AP) -- The Latest on the military jet crash near Madrid (all times local):...



Iraq: After losing Kirkuk, Kurdish forces pull out of Sinjar

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:00:59 GMT2017-10-17T10:00:59Z

KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) -- Kurdish forces lost more territory in Iraq on Tuesday, withdrawing from the town of Sinjar a day after Iraqi forces pushed them out of the disputed city of Kirkuk....



Spanish Defense Ministry: A pilot has died in military jet crash at air base outside Madri...

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:00:16 GMT2017-10-17T10:00:16Z

MADRID (AP) -- Spanish Defense Ministry: A pilot has died in military jet crash at air base outside Madrid....



UK interest rates set to rise as inflation hits 3 percent

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:56:12 GMT2017-10-17T09:56:12Z

LONDON (AP) -- Inflation in Britain has hit 3 percent for the first since early 2012, official figures showed Tuesday - a development that reinforces expectations that the Bank of England will raise interest rates next month for the first time in a decade....



Potential ally urges Merkel to give up finance ministry

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:54:48 GMT2017-10-17T09:54:48Z

BERLIN (AP) -- A key potential ally in Germany's next government is insisting that Chancellor Angela Merkel's party shouldn't keep the finance ministry because that gives her too much power....



Spain: Military jet crashes at air base outside Madrid

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:53:54 GMT2017-10-17T09:53:54Z

MADRID (AP) -- Spain's Defense Ministry says a military jet has crashed at an air base outside Madrid....



Austria's Sebastian Kurz preaches change, faces challenges

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:49:35 GMT2017-10-17T09:49:35Z

VIENNA (AP) -- Young, dynamic and preaching renewal, Austria's next likely leader, the 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz, is already inviting comparisons with French President Emmanuel Macron....



The Latest: Taliban attack Afghan center, kill at least 14

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:45:15 GMT2017-10-17T09:45:15Z

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Latest on developments in Afghanistan where the Taliban have staged several attacks targeting police across the country (all times local):...



In Syria's Raqqa, IS makes last stand at city's stadium

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:40:18 GMT2017-10-17T09:40:18Z

BEIRUT (AP) -- U.S.-backed, Kurdish-led forces battling the Islamic State group in Syria on Tuesday captured the city hospital in Raqqa, leaving IS militants holed up at the local stadium, their last stand in the fight over what was once the extremists' de facto capital....



Catalonia: New protests after secession leaders jailed

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:37:57 GMT2017-10-17T09:37:57Z

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Protesters are gathering for a fresh round of demonstrations in Barcelona to demand the release of two leaders of Catalonia's pro-independence movement who were jailed in a sedition probe....



George Saunders is bookies' favorite for Man Booker prize

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:35:23 GMT2017-10-17T09:35:23Z

LONDON (AP) -- American author George Saunders is the bookmakers' favorite to win the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction with his novel of the afterlife, "Lincoln in the Bardo."...



Philippine military pushes to defeat last Marawi fighters

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:31:10 GMT2017-10-17T09:31:10Z

MARAWI, Philippines (AP) -- Gunfire rang out sporadically and explosions thudded as Philippine soldiers fought Tuesday to gain control of the last pocket of Marawi controlled by Islamic militants as President Rodrigo Duterte declared the southern city liberated from "terrorist influence."...



Michelle Yeoh: Weinstein a 'bully,' 'not always honorable'

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:24:18 GMT2017-10-17T09:24:18Z

HONG KONG (AP) -- Actress Michelle Yeoh said Tuesday that she was aware of Harvey Weinstein's reputation and would have unleashed "years of martial arts training" on the fallen Hollywood mogul had he ever tried to sexually harass her....



Afghan health official: Taliban target police training center in eastern Paktia province, ...

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:08:17 GMT2017-10-17T09:08:17Z

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan health official: Taliban target police training center in eastern Paktia province, killing at least 14 people....



Greenpeace faults many tech giants for environment impact

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:52:59 GMT2017-10-17T08:52:59Z

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The environmental group Greenpeace issued a report on Tuesday giving technology titans including Samsung Electronics, Amazon and Huawei low marks for their environmental impact....



Global stocks mixed after Wall Street hits new highs

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:51:33 GMT2017-10-17T08:51:33Z

BEIJING (AP) -- Global stocks were mixed Tuesday after Wall Street hit new highs, as China prepared to open a key political meeting....



Oil minister says Trump should let US oil firms into Iran

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:48:11 GMT2017-10-17T08:48:11Z

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's oil minister says President Donald Trump should allow American oil firms to do business in the Islamic Republic....



The Latest: Civilians stream back to Kirkuk, taken by Iraq

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:38:09 GMT2017-10-17T08:38:09Z

KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) -- The Latest on developments in Iraq, day after Iraqi forces took back the disputed city of Kirkuk, forcing Kurdish fighters to leave (all times local):...



Spokesman: US-backed Syrian forces take hospital in Raqqa, leaving IS militants cornered a...

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:17:37 GMT2017-10-17T08:17:37Z

BEIRUT (AP) -- Spokesman: US-backed Syrian forces take hospital in Raqqa, leaving IS militants cornered at city stadium....



US tech giants may find their future shaped by Europe

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:13:13 GMT2017-10-17T08:13:13Z

LONDON (AP) -- Silicon Valley is a uniquely American creation, the product of an entrepreneurial spirit and no-holds-barred capitalism that now drives many aspects of modern life....



Airbus shares jump on Bombardier deal, despite legal woes

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:04:49 GMT2017-10-17T08:04:49Z

PARIS (AP) -- Airbus shares have risen thanks to an unusual no-cost deal with Canada's Bombardier that has angered U.S. rival Boeing....



Alleged IS female recruiter arrested in Spain with FBI help

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:21:30 GMT2017-10-17T07:21:30Z

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Spain's Interior Ministry says the civil guard has arrested a 21-year-old Spanish woman who allegedly recruited other women to join the Islamic State group in conflict areas....



Light in the sky over UAE likely Russian rocket breaking up

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:08:20 GMT2017-10-17T07:08:20Z

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A light seen in the night sky over the United Arab Emirates likely was a discarded Russian rocket breaking up after re-entering the Earth's atmosphere....



The Latest: Duterte says Marawi liberated, still skirmishes

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:32:55 GMT2017-10-17T06:32:55Z

MARAWI, Philippines (AP) -- The Latest on the militant siege in the southern Philippine city of Marawi (all times local):...



Afghan officials: Taliban attacks kill 10 policemen

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:32:32 GMT2017-10-17T06:32:32Z

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan officials say Taliban attacks in the country's south, west and east have killed at least 10 policemen....



AP News Guide: The rise and fall of the Islamic State group

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:11:21 GMT2017-10-17T06:11:21Z

BEIRUT (AP) -- The Islamic State group, responsible for some of the worst atrocities perpetrated against civilians in recent history, appears on the verge of collapse....



AP PHOTOS: Banners herald China's Communist Party congress

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:06:33 GMT2017-10-17T06:06:33Z

BEIJING (AP) -- As China's ruling Communist Party kicks off its twice-a-decade national congress this week, buildings, bridges and construction sites around Beijing have been festooned with banners heralding the party's merits and its goal of realizing the "Chinese Dream" of greater prosperity....



Thousands more Rohingya Muslims cross border into Bangladesh

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:01:53 GMT2017-10-17T06:01:53Z

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) -- Thousands more Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar and crossed into Bangladesh where more than half a million others are already living in squalid and overcrowded camps to escape large-scale violence....



Asian stocks gain after Wall Street records

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 05:09:31 GMT2017-10-17T05:09:31Z

BEIJING (AP) -- Asian stocks rose Tuesday after Wall Street's major indexes hit new highs as China prepared to open a key political meeting....



Australia rejects clean energy target for cheaper power

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 05:05:21 GMT2017-10-17T05:05:21Z

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- The Australian government has rejected a plan to generate 42 percent of its energy from renewable sources and will instead pursue cheaper and more reliable power....



US, Japan agree to maximize diplomatic pressure on N. Korea

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 04:25:31 GMT2017-10-17T04:25:31Z

TOKYO (AP) -- U.S. and Japanese diplomats have agreed to maximize pressure on North Korea to resolve tensions over its nuclear program, while citing the need to be prepared for the worst if diplomacy failed....



UN chief urges support for Sahel force to fight extremists

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 03:21:15 GMT2017-10-17T03:21:15Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is urging strong international support for a 5,000-strong force to fight the growing threat from extremists in Africa's vast Sahel region, warning that if urgent action isn't taken "the stability of the entire region, and beyond, is in jeopardy."...



Bomb kills journalist who exposed Malta's ties to tax havens

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 03:14:15 GMT2017-10-17T03:14:15Z

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) -- A Maltese investigative journalist who exposed the island nation's links to offshore tax havens through the leaked Panama Papers was killed Monday when a bomb exploded in her car, the prime minister said....



Why the battle over the Iraqi city of Kirkuk matters

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 02:57:25 GMT2017-10-17T02:57:25Z

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Three weeks after Iraq's Kurdish region held a referendum on independence, Iraqi forces entered the disputed city of Kirkuk, forcing Kurdish fighters to withdraw. Here's what you need to know:...



Bombardier Inc. to partner with Airbus on C Series program

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 01:30:46 GMT2017-10-17T01:30:46Z

TORONTO (AP) -- Canadian plane maker Bombardier announced Monday it has sold a majority stake in its C Series passenger jet business to European aerospace giant Airbus for no cost....



China's Xi looks to extend power at Communist Party congress

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 01:26:46 GMT2017-10-17T01:26:46Z

BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping is primed to consolidate his already considerable power as the ruling Communist Party begins its twice-a-decade national congress on Wednesday....



Border gunbattles leave 11 dead in northern Mexico

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 01:02:04 GMT2017-10-17T01:02:04Z

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) -- A running series of gunbattles caused at least 11 people deaths in the northern Mexico border state of Tamauilpas, authorities said Monday....



Xi's Communist Party reasserts itself to ordinary Chinese

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:33:09 GMT2017-10-17T00:33:09Z

BEIJING (AP) -- Officials from the Communist Youth League of China felt they had to act: Busy with their education and careers, young Chinese were struggling in the romance department, with tens of millions unable to find partners....



Ex-Guatemalan president says he's innocent in graft case

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:13:03 GMT2017-10-17T00:13:03Z

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Former Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina told a judge Monday that he is innocent of the corruption charges against him....



Venezuela opposition looks for answers after election loss

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:06:31 GMT2017-10-17T00:06:31Z

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Voting sites were shifted to distant neighborhoods with rampant crime. Ballots featured the faces of opposition candidates who lost in primaries. The government-stacked National Electoral Council denied monitoring accreditation to one of Venezuela's most important independent observers....



North Korea says 'a nuclear war may break out any moment'

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:55:47 GMT2017-10-16T23:55:47Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- North Korea's deputy U.N. ambassador warned Monday that the situation on the Korean peninsula "has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment."...



The Latest: Venezuela opposition insists vote had problems

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:08:12 GMT2017-10-16T23:08:12Z

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- The latest on the outcome of and reaction to Venezuela's key regional elections (all times local):...



The Latest: Spain lowers growth forecast amid uncertainty

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:32:22 GMT2017-10-16T22:32:22Z

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



Lufthansa, 6 others bidding to take over bankrupt Alitalia

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:01:52 GMT2017-10-16T22:01:52Z

MILAN (AP) -- Lufthansa and Easy Jet are among seven airlines that made binding offers Monday to take over all or part of Alitalia, the Italian carrier that declared bankruptcy in May....



The Latest: Israeli leader congratulates Kurz on Austria win

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:58:09 GMT2017-10-16T21:58:09Z

VIENNA (AP) -- The Latest on Austria's election (all times local):...



Faces of Holocaust victims projected on Prague synagogue

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:52:59 GMT2017-10-16T21:52:59Z

PRAGUE (AP) -- Prague's Jewish Museum has launched a new project to honor the victims of the Holocaust....



Russia: Formal complaint made over gay crackdown in Chechnya

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:39:15 GMT2017-10-16T21:39:15Z

MOSCOW (AP) -- A gay Russian man accused authorities in Chechnya on Monday of jailing and beating him as part of a broad crackdown on LGBT people....



UK, EU leaders agree on need for speed in Brexit talks

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:16:09 GMT2017-10-16T21:16:09Z

BRUSSELS (AP) -- Britain's prime minister capped a day of Brexit diplomacy Monday with hugs from the chief of the European Union's executive arm and an agreement that negotiations on the U.K.'s departure from the EU need to be sped up....



Suspected US missiles kill 20 militants in NW Pakistan

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:15:58 GMT2017-10-16T21:15:58Z

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) -- Missiles apparently fired by a U.S. drone struck a militant compound in the Kurram tribal region close to the Pakistan-Afghanistan border Monday evening, killing 20 extremists, two intelligence officials said Monday...