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  • Macron on risky hunt for blue-collar votes against Le Pen

    20 minutes ago

    (AP) AMIENS, France (AP) — French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron is going hunting for blue-collar votes, planning to meet with workers from a home appliance factory that is the latest hot-button symbol of the loss of French jobs to plants overseas. ...

  • United investigates report that rabbit died on flight

    25 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — United Airlines is investigating a report that a giant rabbit died on one of its trans-Atlantic flights. Distraught breeder Annette Edwards from Worcestershire in central England told The Associated Press by phone Wednesday that Simon, a 10-month-old, ...

  • Libya asks EU for motorboats, helicopters to patrol coast

    36 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — Libya is asking the European Union for motorboats and helicopters to help patrol the Mediterranean Sea for ships carrying migrants. The German government says a "request list" for Libya's coast guard also includes ambulances, communications equipment and ...

  • Berlin subway attack suspect charged, faces up to 10 years

    47 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have charged a 27-year-old caught on camera kicking a woman down a flight of stairs in a Berlin subway station with assault causing serious bodily harm. The suspect, identified by prosecutors as Swetoslaw S. in ...

  • Strike forces South African Airways to cancel some flights

    58 minutes ago

    (AP) JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African Airways says it is experiencing some domestic flight delays and cancellations because of a strike by some cabin crew. The airline said Wednesday that it doesn't have enough crewmembers to operate all its flights and ...

  • Deadly ambush raises fears of rebel resurgence in India

    1 hour, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) PALAMPUR, India (AP) — Women wailed as Indian soldiers carried a flag-draped coffin holding the body of one of their colleagues killed this week in a deadly ambush by autonomy-seeking Maoist rebels. The attack, which killed 25 soldiers, has raised ...

  • US sets up missile defense in S. Korea as North shows power

    1 hour, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In a defiant bit of timing, South Korea announced Wednesday that key parts of a contentious U.S. missile defense system have been installed a day after rival North Korea showed off its military power. The ...

  • 3 government troops killed in eastern Ukraine

    1 hour, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — Ukrainian authorities say three of its troops have been killed and four injured in eastern Ukraine in an apparent flare-up of fighting between government troops and Russia-backed separatists. The press office for the Ukrainian government's operation in ...

  • French foreign minister says sarin gas used in Syria attack bears chemical 'signature' of the regime

    1 hour, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — French foreign minister says sarin gas used in Syria attack bears chemical 'signature' of the regime .

  • Hong Kong arrests 2 disqualified lawmakers over oath fracas

    1 hour, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police have arrested two disqualified pro-independence lawmakers over their attempts to barge into the legislature last year in a dispute over their oaths. Authorities arrested Sixtus Leung and Yau Wai-ching on Wednesday morning. They ...

  • 2nd suspect in Stockholm truck attack released

    1 hour, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish authorities say they have released a second person arrested in connection with the April 7 truck attack that killed four people and injured 15 others in Stockholm. The Swedish Prosecution Authority said Wednesday that the man, ...

  • Russia says US airstrike on Syria damages peace process

    1 hour, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says the airstrike that the United States launched at a Syrian military base earlier this month damages the prospects of a political settlement for the war-torn country. The airstrike was in response ...

  • 10 arrested in probe of Paris attacks

    2 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — The Paris prosecutors' office has announced 10 arrests in an investigation of suspected suppliers of weapons to one of three attackers who killed 17 people at Charlie Hebdo magazine and a kosher store in January 2015. The ...

  • Trump wants a review of national monuments

    2 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is asking for a review of the designation of tens of millions of acres of land as "national monuments." He will sign an executive order Wednesday tasking his interior secretary with leading that review. ...

  • All in the Family: Trump's potent mix of blood, business

    2 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Not since John F. Kennedy appointed his brother Bobby to be attorney general and his brother-in-law as director of the Peace Corps has a president leaned so heavily on his family. Even Donald Trump's 5-year-old granddaughter Arabella ...

  • Turkey: hundreds more detained over suspected links to Gulen

    3 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says police have launched simultaneous operations across the country, detaining hundreds of people with suspected links to U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen. Anadolu Agency says as many as 803 people were detained in ...

  • US Navy fires warning flare at Iran vessel in Persian Gulf

    3 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. Navy says a guided-missile destroyer fired a flare toward an Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessel in a tense encounter in the Persian Gulf. Lt. Ian McConnaughey of the Bahrain-based 5th Fleet says the ...

  • Iran confirms rejecting appeal by held British-Iranian woman

    3 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has confirmed that the final appeal by a British-Iranian woman detained in Iran while on a trip with her toddler daughter of having her five-year prison sentence overturned has been denied. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's family earlier ...

  • S. Korean presidential hopeful accused of anti-gay comments

    4 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean presidential front-runner Moon Jae-in has outraged persecuted sexual minority groups by saying during a television debate that he opposes homosexuality. Moon, a liberal candidate and former human rights lawyer, made the comments Tuesday ...

  • Venezuela threatens to exit OAS as pressure on Maduro mounts

    5 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela is threatening to pull out of the Organization of American States as the socialist government's response to political unrest that has been blamed for 26 deaths in recent weeks draws rebuke from the hemisphere's major ...

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