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  • Jones: Don't expect him to always side with Senate Democrats

    44 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen.-elect Doug Jones of Alabama is insisting to both parties in politically divided Washington that he'll leave "all the options on the table" when it comes to his votes next year on issues from immigration to ...

  • Israel to probe fatal shooting of Palestinian paraplegic

    1 hour, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it has opened an investigation into the fatal shooting of a paraplegic Palestinian man who was shot in the head during a violent demonstration in the Gaza Strip last week. Palestinian health officials ...

  • British woman found dead by side of the road in Lebanon

    2 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese security official says the body of a woman found on the side of a road east of Beirut has been identified as a staffer in the British embassy in Lebanon. A British embassy spokesperson confirmed ...

  • Iran's state TV shows researcher confessing to espionage

    2 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state TV has aired a broadcast in which an Iranian researcher confesses to relaying information to a foreign intelligence service about Iranian nuclear scientists who were later assassinated in 2010. In the Sunday broadcast, Ahmad ...

  • Ex-president in tight race for return to power in Chile

    2 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A billionaire businessman appeared to be in an unexpectedly tight race for a return to Chile's presidency on Sunday in a vote that could either swing the world's top copper-producing country to the right or maintain ...

  • Kremlin says Putin thanked Trump for CIA tip on bombings

    2 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin has called U.S. President Donald Trump to thank him for a CIA tip that has helped thwart a series of bombings in St. Petersburg. The Kremlin said Putin told Trump ...

  • The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin called Donald Trump to thank him for a CIA tip that thwarted bombings.

    2 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin called Donald Trump to thank him for a CIA tip that thwarted bombings.

  • Libya strongman Hifter signals he may run for president

    4 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Eastern Libya's strongman has offered the strongest indication yet that he intends to run for president if elections are held next year, saying he would only answer to "the will of the Libyan people." Khalifa Hifter, ...

  • Erdogan says Turkey will clear border of Syrian Kurds

    4 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president has slammed a U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish militant group and says he'll clear his country's border of "terrorists." President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday his country would not allow "terror nests" near its border, referring to ...

  • Saakashvili's supporters rally in Ukrainian capital

    4 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president turned opposition leader in Ukraine, has joined about 5,000 supporters at a rally in the Ukrainian capital to push for the ouster of the nation's president. Saakashvili's followers marched across ...

  • Thousands rally in Pakistan against Trump's Jerusalem move

    5 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Thousands of Islamists have rallied in two major cities in Pakistan to condemn U.S. President Donald Trump for declaring Jerusalem Israel's capital. Supporters of the Jamaat-e-Islami party in Karachi and advocates of U.S.-wanted Islamist Hafiz Saeed ...

  • American man recaptured after 5-day Indonesia manhunt

    6 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Police have recaptured an American citizen who escaped from an overcrowded and understaffed prison on Indonesia's resort island of Bali. Christian Beasley is believed to have escaped on Monday from the Kerobokan penitentiary in Bali's provincial ...

  • Remains of exiled Italian king arrive in Italy from Egypt

    6 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) ROME (AP) — The remains of exiled former Italian King Victor Emmanuel III have arrived in northwest Italy, from Egypt, for interment in a family mausoleum. The royal House of Savoy's flag covered the coffin Sunday upon arrival at a ...

  • Homicide suspect agrees to extradition from Spain to Italy

    6 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court says that a man suspected of killing three people in Spain has agreed to eventually being extradited to Italy to face more charges of homicides and robberies. Spain's National Court said Sunday that Norbert ...

  • South Africa's ruling ANC part prepares to elect new leader

    7 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The vote to choose the next president of South Africa's ruling African National Congress party is getting underway Sunday, after disputes over the credentials of party delegates, highlighting the bitter fight within Nelson Mandela's historic liberation movement. ...

  • Philippine officials say more than 30 dead due to slow storm

    7 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Officials say more than 30 people have been killed mostly due to landslides set off by a slow-moving storm in the central Philippines. Sofronio Dacillo Jr., a disaster-response officer, told The Associated Press on Sunday that ...

  • 2 Danish journalists violently attacked in Gabon

    8 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — Gabon's government says a man stabbed two Danish journalists, leaving one in serious condition. The attacker said his action was in retaliation for U.S. attacks against Muslims The attack Saturday targetted the journalists who were shopping ...

  • 3 militant suspects killed in raid in Russia's Caucasus

    8 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) — Russia's top domestic security agency says three suspected militants have been killed in a raid in the country's North Caucasus. The Federal Security Service, or FSB, said its operatives acted on a tip and surrounded a ...

  • Taliban kill 11 Afghan police in attack on checkpoints

    8 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says Taliban insurgents have attacked checkpoints in the southern Helmand province, killing 11 police. Omar Zwak, the spokesman for the provincial governor, said Afghan forces eventually repelled the attack early Sunday in the ...

  • Saudi-led coalition airstrike kills 10 women in Yemen

    9 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Witnesses and health officials say an airstrike by a Saudi-led coalition has struck a wedding procession east of Yemen's capital, killing 10 women. They say the Sunday airstrike targeted the women as they marched to a ...

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