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  • Obama to Bill Clinton after Peres funeral: 'Let's go!'

    8 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — President Barack Obama was left cooling his heels after attending the funeral for Israel's Shimon Peres as former President Bill Clinton chatted on the tarmac. Video recorded at Jerusalem's airport shows Obama in the doorway of Air ...

  • Prosecutors want crackdown on websites selling illegal sex

    31 minutes ago

    (AP) HONOLULU (AP) — Prosecutors from around the world say the fight against sex trafficking is moving online as traffickers use popular websites to advertise sexual services. They're talking about how they can crack down on the problem at an international ...

  • Witness to Milwaukee police shooting confirms friend had gun

    39 minutes ago

    (AP) MILWAUKEE (AP) — A witness to a fatal police shooting that led to riots in Milwaukee last month said his friend was carrying a gun when he was killed, according to a report Friday. Demario Pritchard told the Milwaukee Journal ...

  • Joseph Verner Reed, Jr., UN official and ex-US envoy dies

    48 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Joseph Verner Reed, Jr., a United Nations undersecretary-general, former U.S. ambassador and chief of protocol under President George H.W. Bush, has died at the age of 78. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced his death Friday, calling ...

  • Israel: Palestinian killed after stabbing security officer

    1 hour, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say forces shot and killed a Palestinian who stabbed a security officer in the West Bank. Spokeswoman Luba Samri said the Palestinian pulled out a knife at a checkpoint near Jerusalem on Friday night and ...

  • Hunger-striking ex-Gitmo detainee asks Uruguay for answers

    1 hour, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — A hunger-striking former Guantanamo prisoner is threatening to stop drinking liquids to press Uruguay's government into allowing him to leave the South American country. Uruguay took Abu Wa'el Dhiab in along with five other former Guantanamo ...

  • Newest candidate to be UN chief to be grilled on Monday

    1 hour, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest candidate to be the next secretary-general, European commissioner Kristalina Georgieva of Bulgaria, will appear before the U.N. General Assembly on Monday to answer questions from member states. Georgieva, a former World Bank vice president, ...

  • Colombia's rebels pave road to peace with apologies

    2 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — For the third time in a week Colombia's largest rebel movement has asked forgiveness from its victims during the country's decades-long conflict. Leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia traveled Friday to the Gulf of ...

  • Analysis: Trump won't change; he can't let go of a grudge

    3 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump will not change. He may surround himself with new staff and even listen to their advice for a while. He may stick to a scripted, more measured message if it looks to be working. But ...

  • Somalia accuses US over airstrike

    3 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The Somali government has accused U.S. forces of carrying out an airstrike earlier this week which killed 13 Somali soldiers. The Somali government on Thursday demanded an explanation from the U.S. for the airstrike, expressing concerns ...

  • Attack on train kills at least 3 in Republic of Congo

    3 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo (AP) — A police spokesman says armed men have attacked a train carrying security forces in Republic of Congo's Pool region, killing several people. Auxence Itoua Langa said Friday that individuals opened fire with automatic weapons ...

  • Ruling Bosnian Serbs, pro-EU group face-off in local votes

    4 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnians will vote Sunday in local elections marked by a battle over who will run the municipalities in the part of the country run by Bosnian Serbs — a pro-European Union coalition or the already ruling ...

  • Cyprus president: No peace deal with Turkish military rights

    4 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' president says an insistence by breakaway Turkish Cypriots to cede Turkey the right to militarily intervene under a hoped-for deal reunifying the divided Mediterranean island nation is "excessive and unjustified." President Nicos Anastasiades says in ...

  • In death, Peres brings Israelis, Palestinians together

    4 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Even in death, Shimon Peres managed to bring Israelis and Palestinians together. With peace efforts in a deep freeze, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas made his first trip to Jerusalem in six years to attend Peres' funeral Friday, ...

  • Snags in Europe plan to relocate migrants from Greece, Italy

    4 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary is holding a referendum on Sunday against future European Union quotas for accepting asylum seekers, but schemes already in place to ensure EU member countries are taking in a fair share of the migrants reaching ...

  • Pakistan blames India for postponement of SAARC conference

    5 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Foreign Ministry says it remains committed to hosting the 19th SAARC Summit, which has been postponed after India's decision to abstain. The Summit of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation was scheduled to take place in ...

  • Gunmen assassinate a senior intelligence official in Yemen

    5 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security officials say that suspected militants have gunned down a senior security official in the southern city of Aden. The officials say that gunmen shot to death Col. Ali Awwad, head of intelligence in the ...

  • 'Guac the Vote:' Houston taco trucks seek to register voters

    6 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) HOUSTON (AP) — Eight Houston taco trucks have begun registering voters ahead of the Nov. 8 presidential election — offering a side of civic engagement with the spicy fare they serve up daily. The campaign is poking fun at a ...

  • Pro-refugee mayor of German town assaulted, no suspects yet

    6 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — Police say the pro-refugee mayor of a tiny town in northern Germany was assaulted outside a town hall meeting where the construction of a new asylum-seekers' home was to be discussed. Oersdorf municipal mayor Joachim Kebschull went ...

  • Finns: The Dutch asked us to keep Buk missile test secret

    6 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's president says the Netherlands had asked the Nordic country to keep secret some tests it made with Russian-built missiles similar to the one believed to have downed a Malaysian passenger jet over Ukraine in 2014. President ...

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