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  • Russian lawmaker detained in France in tax fraud case

    12 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — French police have detained a Russian lawmaker as part of a probe into suspected laundering of tax fraud proceeds. A prosecutor told The Associated Press Tuesday that Suleiman Kerimov, a Russian billionaire who has a seat in ...

  • Rebel leadership splits in Ukraine's east

    52 minutes ago

    (AP) KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Dozens of armed people in combat fatigues have deployed to main administrative buildings in Luhansk, a major city in rebel-controlled territories in eastern Ukraine, in a sign of a split in the rebel leadership. The armed ...

  • Pakistani court declares no-show finance minister 'offender'

    1 hour, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani judge has declared the country's finance minister as an 'offender' for not appearing in court for a hearing in the graft case against him. Judge Mohammad Bashir on Tuesday rejected the plea by Ishaq Dar's ...

  • AP Was There: Mugabe sworn in as Zimbabwe's prime minister

    1 hour, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) SALISBURY, Zimbabwe (AP) — On April 17, 1980, Robert Mugabe was sworn in as prime minister of the new and independent Zimbabwe. Thirty-seven years later, he is resigning after a week of immense pressure from the military, the ruling party ...

  • Macron takes Europe's center stage while Merkel falters

    1 hour, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron looks like the last, best hope to salvage a unified Europe, as Britain drifts away and Germany bogs down. The role of knight in shining armor is one Macron relishes, whether he's standing ...

  • Russia's Putin not likely to give up involvement in Syria

    1 hour, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — Meeting with Syrian President Bashar Assad this week, Russia's President Vladimir Putin said recent successes in battling the Islamic State group in Syria have allowed for a shift in focus to a political settlement for the war-torn ...

  • Human rights official, son killed in northern Mexico

    1 hour, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — Gunmen in Mexico have killed a human rights official and his son in the northern state of Baja California Sur in a dramatic attack that was condemned by federal officials Tuesday. In a news conference, state ...

  • Assad-Putin embrace tells story of Russia's Syria campaign

    2 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — What's in a hug? Syrian President Bashar Assad, arriving to the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Monday, warmly embraced his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, almost resting his head on the Russian president's shoulder. That photograph, distributed ...

  • UN chief warns that traffickers may be guilty of war crimes

    2 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says terrorist groups and criminals are capitalizing on conflict to exploit innocent civilians sexually and physically, which may constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity. The U.N. chief said the brutality of ...

  • French police arrest 3 in probe into Charlie Hebdo attack

    2 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — French counterterrorism police have arrested three people in an investigation into the January 2015 attacks on Charlie Hebdo magazine and a kosher store in Paris. A judicial official said Tuesday two men and a woman were put ...

  • Figure known as 'Crocodile' set to replace Zimbabwe's Mugabe

    2 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Emmerson Mnangagwa, elected as the new leader of Zimbabwe's ruling political party and now poised to take over as the country's president within hours, has engineered a remarkable comeback using skills he no doubt learned from his ...

  • A look at Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's long rule

    3 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Africa has been riveted by the drama that led to longtime Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's resignation after 37 years in power. He had resisted growing calls to step down after the military put him under house ...

  • Jailed Catalan ex-ministers file new appeals for release

    3 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) MADRID (AP) — The eight jailed members of the ousted Catalan government have filed fresh appeals for release before the National Court. They argue that there is no risk of them fleeing justice or repeating the alleged offenses for which ...

  • EU official to talk migrant relocation with Polish leaders

    3 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The top European Union official dealing with migration says he will hold talks with Polish leaders in the hope that the country will rethink its refusal to accept migrants as part of an EU relocation program. ...

  • Danish police find arm at sea, link it to submarine case

    3 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Copenhagen police say they have found an arm in the sea south of the Danish capital, close to where investigators have been searching for the body parts of a Swedish journalist who went a trip on ...

  • Kurdish-led force blames Turkey for attack in northern Syria

    3 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish-led fighters in northern Syria are accusing Turkey of being behind an attack there earlier this week. The U.S-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said that Turkish troops opened heavy machinegun fire on predominantly Kurdish villages. The SDF did ...

  • Zimbabwe ruling party official: Recently fired VP will take over as leader within 48 hours

    3 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe ruling party official: Recently fired VP will take over as leader within 48 hours.

  • Iraqi officials: Bombing in contested town kills 32 people

    4 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a suicide bomber detonated a pickup truck loaded with explosives, killing 32 people at a marketplace in a contested town claimed by Baghdad and the Kurdish region. Iraqi police and hospital officials say the ...

  • Zimbabwe Parliament speaker says Mugabe has resigned, has received letter from him

    4 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe Parliament speaker says Mugabe has resigned, has received letter from him.

  • Iraqi officials say a bombing in a town contested between Kurdish and Baghdad governments has killed 32 people

    4 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a bombing in a town contested between Kurdish and Baghdad governments has killed 32 people.

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