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  • Congo's Kabila, on eve of leaving presidency, urges unity

    14 minutes ago

    (AP) KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — With less than 24 hours left in his rule, Congo's President Joseph Kabila on Wednesday urged the nation to "massively" support incoming leader Felix Tshisekedi after a disputed election that surprised the world by bringing an ...

  • Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro gives US diplomats 72 hours to abandon country

    1 hour, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro gives US diplomats 72 hours to abandon country.

  • Top Jordanian politicians arrested on corruption charges

    1 hour, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's state security court has arrested several high-profile politicians on charges of illegal tobacco production, smuggling and bribery. State media report that former Water and Irrigation Minister Mounir Aweys and former Director of Customs Wadah al-Hamoud, ...

  • French protest group to field candidates for EU parliament

    1 hour, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — A group of France's yellow vest protesters says it is fielding a slate of candidates for the European Parliament elections. Members of the Citizens' Initiative Rally said they hope momentum from more than two months of street ...

  • Israeli female student killed in Australia is laid to rest

    2 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) BAQA AL-GHARBIYYE, Israel (AP) — A female Israeli student who was killed in Australia last week, sparking a nationwide uproar, was laid to rest Wednesday in her hometown in northern Israel. Thousands of mourners crammed outside the family home of ...

  • Pakistan opposition asks PM to quit over killing civilians

    3 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's opposition leader has asked the country's prime minister to resign after an investigation concluded that police killed an innocent couple and their teenage daughter in a botched operation. Shahbaz Sharif, in a fiery speech Wednesday in ...

  • Israel calls on EU to stop funding groups backing BDS

    4 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has accused the European Union of financing organizations that promote boycotts of Israel. Israel's Ministry of Strategic Affairs said in a report Wednesday that certain non-governmental groups that support the Palestinian-led boycott movement against Israel receive ...

  • Latvia gets 5-party govt nearly 4 months after election

    4 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) HELSINKI (AP) — Latvia's parliament on Wednesday approved the Baltic country's new five-party, center-right coalition government, nearly four months after a general election, breaking the deadlock on the formation of a Cabinet in the small nation's highly fragmented political scene. ...

  • Turkey's president in Moscow for Syria talks with Putin

    4 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sat down for Syria-focused talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Wednesday as their governments bargain over zones of influence in the war-torn country. The leaders share strong opposition to the ...

  • Iowa Rep. King returns to district after uproar over comment

    4 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Less than two weeks after Congress repudiated his comments, Rep. Steve King will hold the first of his promised 39 Iowa town hall meetings. King announced Wednesday he would delay a planned meeting Thursday but ...

  • Explosion reported near US Consulate in Geneva; no injuries

    5 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) GENEVA (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Switzerland has issued a security alert over reports of an explosion near the U.S. Consulate in Geneva. Geneva police spokesman Sylvain Guillaume-Gentil confirmed an explosion had taken place near the consulate building. He ...

  • French minister dismisses Italian insult as 'insignificant'

    6 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — France's European affairs minister has dismissed insulting remarks about the French president made by the Italian interior minister, saying that they were insignificant and won't trigger a "competition of the stupidest." Nathalie Loisseau said on Wednesday in ...

  • 3 adults die in Polish car crash involving bus with children

    7 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Three adults have been killed and 11 children suffered bruises in a crash in northeastern Poland involving passenger cars, a van and a bus carrying children, officials said Wednesday. The spokeswoman for police in the city ...

  • The Latest: Eerie calm falls over Caracas ahead of protests

    7 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on nationwide protests in Venezuela (all times local): 9:52 a.m. There was an eerie calm on the streets of Caracas early Wednesday ahead of a planned anti-government demonstration seeking to oust President Nicolas Maduro. ...

  • Widow of slain Polish mayor blames killing on state TV

    7 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The widow of Poland's slain mayor has blamed his death on "hate speech" used against him on government-controlled television. Magdalena Adamowicz said in an interview published late Tuesday on portal that TVP has "responsibility" for ...

  • Democratic Mayor Pete Buttigieg joins 2020 presidential race

    8 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Democrat Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, says he's forming an exploratory committee for a 2020 presidential bid. "The reality is there's no going back, and there's no such thing as 'again' ...

  • Thailand sets date of first general election since coup

    10 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's Election Commission on Wednesday announced that the nation's first general election since the military seized power in a 2014 coup will be held on March 24. The long-awaited announcement came just hours after Thailand's royal palace ...

  • AP Exclusive: Adoptee deported by US sues S. Korea, agency

    10 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Adam Crapser lives in limbo, a stranger in South Korea, the country of his birth. Forcibly separated from his wife, children and friends in America, he is isolated by language and culture, left alone to ...

  • Report: Apartment fire in Syria's capital kills 7 siblings

    11 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A fire broke out overnight in an apartment in the old quarter of the Syrian capital Damascus killing seven siblings and causing wide material damage, state news agency SANA said Wednesday. SANA quoted an unnamed official ...

  • APNewsBreak: South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg forms exploratory committee for 2020 Democratic presidential bid

    11 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — APNewsBreak: South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg forms exploratory committee for 2020 Democratic presidential bid.

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