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  • Spanish, Moroccan police arrest 30 hashish smugglers

    4 minutes ago

    (AP) MADRID (AP) — Spanish police say 30 drug smugglers have been arrested in raids carried out in cooperation with Morocco to bust a ring that introduced hashish across the Strait of Gibraltar. A unit of 150 agents raided 21 homes ...

  • FIFA official Sheikh Ahmad resigning amid bribery claims

    36 minutes ago

    (AP) ZURICH (AP) — FIFA Council member Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah of Kuwait is resigning from his soccer roles under pressure from allegations in an American federal court that he bribed Asian officials. Sheikh Ahmad says he will withdraw ...

  • Report: Iranian who ran TV network shot dead in Turkey

    37 minutes ago

    (AP) DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Turkish newspaper is reporting that the Iranian founder of a Farsi-language satellite television network has been shot dead in Istanbul along with a Kuwaiti business partner. The shooting death late Saturday of Saeed ...

  • Pope to Venezuela: avoid more violence, respect human rights

    39 minutes ago

    (AP) VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has appealed to leaders of Venezuela's government and society to avoid any more violence as he cited the mounting number of dead, injured and prisoners. Francis told faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square Sunday ...

  • Belarus opposition leader jailed before planned protest

    44 minutes ago

    (AP) MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The wife of a leading opposition figure in Belarus says he has been arrested and jailed on the eve of a planned protest. Maria Adamovich said Sunday that she was informed by police Saturday that her ...

  • Asian Olympic chief Sheikh Ahmad resigns from soccer roles, won't seek re-election to FIFA Council after bribery claim

    53 minutes ago

    (AP) ZURICH (AP) — Asian Olympic chief Sheikh Ahmad resigns from soccer roles, won't seek re-election to FIFA Council after bribery claim.

  • Le Pen visits French factory, Macron wins ally before runoff

    1 hour, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — France's presidential candidates are pushing their rival worldviews, as far-right Marine Le Pen calls the euro currency "dead" and centrist Emmanuel Macron visits a Holocaust memorial and calls for political unity. With a week left before the ...

  • Levy beats Frittelli in playoff to win China Open

    1 hour, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — Alexander Levy of France beat Dylan Frittelli in a playoff Sunday to win the China Open. The 2014 champion began the final round seven shots behind overnight leader Frittelli. Levy birdied the par-5 18th for 67 to ...

  • Italian Democrats picking party chief; Renzi expected to win

    1 hour, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) ROME (AP) — Italians are voting for a new leader of the Democratic Party in a primary expected to give ex-head Matteo Renzi a new mandate. Citizens lined up at makeshift gazebos set up around the country Sunday. It was ...

  • Turkey threatens further strikes on US-allied Syrian Kurds

    2 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country may take further military action against Kurdish militants in Iraq and Syria, saying U.S. support for such groups "must come to an end." He said he would discuss ...

  • Famed Swiss climber Ueli Steck killed near Mount Everest

    2 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Expedition organizers say famed Swiss climber Ueli Steck was killed in a mountaineering accident near Mount Everest in Nepal. Mingma Sherpa of the Seven Summit Treks says Steck was killed at Camp 1 of Mount Nuptse ...

  • Hobby-horsing craze in Finland manifestation of girl power

    2 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) HELSINKI (AP) — Sporting a black leather jacket, dyed red hair and a tattooed arm, Alisa Aarniomaki looks like she's on her way to a rock band rehearsal session. But instead of carrying a guitar, the 20-year-old Finn gently holds ...

  • Polish official suspended after depicting Tusk as SS officer

    4 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's Foreign Ministry has suspended one of its honorary consuls in the U.S. after the woman posted a digitally-altered image showing European Council President Donald Tusk dressed as a Nazi German SS officer. Polish state news ...

  • Journalists honor press freedom at a dinner without Trump

    4 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House Correspondents' Dinner hasn't been derailed by the absence of President Donald Trump and the Hollywood stars who often show up. Prominent Washington journalists celebrated the First Amendment during the annual dinner, an event that ...

  • At 100 days in, Trump seems both outsider and insider

    4 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump is turning from his dramatic debut as an outsider president to advancing his plans to cut taxes and get tough on trade deals. "We are not going to let other countries take advantage ...

  • ASEAN leader Philippines go easy on China over sea disputes

    4 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines followed up a summit of Southeast Asian leaders by releasing a final communique Sunday that removed mention of international concerns over China's "militarization" of newly built islands in the disputed South China Sea in ...

  • Minibus plunges into ravine, killing 11 in Pakistan

    5 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say a minibus has plunged into a ravine in the mountainous northwest, killing 11 people. Police official Ismail Khan says another nine people were injured in the Sunday road accident in Upper Dir district, ...

  • Parents of missing UK girl still hopeful she's 'out there'

    5 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — The parents of Madeleine McCann, the 3-year-old British girl who vanished during a family vacation to Portugal in 2007, say they are still hopeful they will one day be reunited with their daughter as they mark the ...

  • Philippines says Trump called Duterte to affirm alliance

    5 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman says U.S. President Donald Trump has called the Philippine leader and expressed Washington's commitment to their treaty alliance and his interest in developing "a warm, working relationship" with Duterte. Presidential spokesman Ernie ...

  • Official: Deaths reported, dozens hospitalized after tornado

    5 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) CANTON, Texas (AP) — Authorities say fatalities have been reported and dozens of people were taken to hospitals after a tornado hit a small city in East Texas. Powerful storms swept through Canton early Saturday evening, leaving behind a trail ...

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