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Gaza protest camps moved closer to Israel border fence

April 19, 2018

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza protest organizers moved sit-in tents closer to the Israeli border fence Thursday, a day before a fourth planned mass demonstration, raising fears of more... more »»

The Latest: Raul Castro gets own theme song

April 19, 2018

HAVANA (AP) — The Latest on Raul Castro's handover of Cuba's presidency (all times local):

1:55 p.m.

Raul Castro's retirement from the presidency of Cuba has its own theme song. more »»

Queen tips Prince Charles to follow her as Commonwealth head

April 19, 2018

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II opened a summit of the 53-nation Commonwealth on Thursday, and backed her son Prince Charles to be the next leader of the association of Britain and its former... more »»

The Latest: US lawmaker sees no real change in Cuba

April 19, 2018

HAVANA (AP) — The Latest on Raul Castro's handover of Cuba's presidency (all times local):

1:25 p.m. more »»

After Syria missile strikes, US stuck in holding pattern

April 19, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — The drama of U.S. and allied missile strikes on Syria has obscured a sobering fact: The U.S.-led campaign to eliminate the Islamic State from Syria has stalled.

The U.S. more »»

Fate of US citizen with ties to IS in hands of judge

April 19, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday weighed the fate of a U.S. citizen who has been accused of working with Islamic State militants in Syria, but never charged. more »»

US easing rules on sales of armed drones, other weaponry

April 19, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved Thursday to make it easier for U.S. defense contractors to sell armed drones and other conventional weapons to foreign government. more »»

Germany's Merkel appears open to compromise on EU reforms

April 19, 2018

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel signaled her willingness to find compromises with France when it comes to reforming the European Union, as she hosted French President Emmanuel Macro... more »»

Poland marks 75th anniversary of uprising in Warsaw Ghetto

April 19, 2018

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Sirens wailed, church bells tolled and yellow paper daffodils of remembrance dotted the crowd as Polish and Jewish leaders extolled the heroism and determination of the... more »»

Diaz-Canel replaces Raul Castro as Cuba's president

April 19, 2018

HAVANA (AP) — Raul Castro said Thursday that he expected 57-year-old Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez to serve two five-year terms as president and eventually take Castro's place as head of the... more »»

UK mulls plan to ban plastic straws and cut waste

April 19, 2018

LONDON (AP) — Britain's government wants to take action to ban plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton buds — and is urging other Commonwealth nations to follow suit. more »»

Far-right cancels bid to shut Berlin's Berghain techno club

April 19, 2018

BERLIN (AP) — A far-right party has withdrawn its proposal to close down one of Berlin's most famous techno clubs after the plan drew widespread ridicule in the laissez-faire German capital. more »»

Russia joins bid to win compensation over US metals tariffs

April 19, 2018

GENEVA (AP) — Russia on Thursday joined the European Union, India and China in appealing through the World Trade Organization to demand compensation from the United States for its tariffs on... more »»

Better than a beach photo: Christie spends $85K on portrait

April 19, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's official portrait will cost $85,000, which is more than taxpayers shelled out for paintings of his three predecessors combine. more »»

Ancient coins, bracelets looted from Romania return home

April 19, 2018

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Coins and bracelets from the 1st century that were looted from western Romania years ago and smuggled out of the country were put on display Thursday after a joint... more »»

Turkey's weak opposition scrambles to challenge Erdogan

April 19, 2018

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — One party leader is in jail. Another doesn't have a candidate. A third might face eligibility issues for her party. more »»

Trump leaves open possibility of bailing on meeting with Kim

April 19, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said that although he's looking ahead optimistically to a historic summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un he could still pull out if he feels... more »»

The Latest: Castro says Diaz-Canel may also gain party post

April 19, 2018

HAVANA (AP) — The Latest on Raul Castro's handover of Cuba's presidency (all times local):

11 a.m. more »»

UN health agency: Dengue vaccine shouldn't be used widely

April 19, 2018

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says the first-ever vaccine for dengue needs to be dealt with in "a much safer way," meaning that the shot should mostly be given to people who have... more »»

Seoul: N. Korean leader removes major nuclear sticking point

April 19, 2018

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday that his rival, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, isn't asking for the withdrawal of U.. more »»

 
 
 

 

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