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Germany cautions citizens on Turkey after activist jailed

July 20, 2017

BERLIN (AP) — Germany on Thursday told all citizens traveling to Turkey to exercise caution following the jailing of a human rights activist, which the foreign minister said shows that "every... more »»

Some 250 residents join US-trained security force for Raqqa

July 20, 2017

AIN ISSA, Syria (AP) — Some 250 residents of Syria's Raqqa province Thursday became the latest batch to graduate from a brief U.S. more »»

Turkey's premier: 'Pointless' to revive failed Cyprus talks

July 20, 2017

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Turkey's prime minister on Thursday appeared to shut the door on reviving efforts to reunify ethnically divided Cyprus anytime soon after high-level talks earlier this mont... more »»

For 1st time, over half of people with HIV taking AIDS drugs

July 20, 2017

LONDON (AP) — For the first time in the global AIDS epidemic that has spanned four decades and killed 35 million people, more than half of all those infected with HIV are on drugs to treat the... more »»

OJ Simpson drawing world attention during plea for freedom

July 20, 2017

LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — Former football star and convicted felon O.J. Simpson will command the world's attention once again Thursday when he pleads for his freedom on live TV. more »»

Russian protester sentenced for throwing brick at policeman

July 20, 2017

MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court has sentenced a protester to 2 ½ years in prison for throwing a brick at a riot policeman during an opposition rally earlier this year. more »»

Philippines: Leadership of Marawi attackers largely intact

July 20, 2017

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president says the leadership of the Islamic State-linked militants who have laid siege to a southern city remains largely intact despite nearly two... more »»

Azerbaijan sentences Russian blogger to 3 years in prison

July 20, 2017

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — A court in Azerbaijan on Thursday sentenced a Russian blogger to three years in prison for illegally crossing the border after he made a trip to a separatist-controlled... more »»

Israeli minister: Metal detectors crucial for Jerusalem site

July 20, 2017

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's public security minister said Thursday that metal detectors placed at a contested Jerusalem shrine after a deadly attack there are essential to maintain security, despit... more »»

UN panel doesn't rule out Congo forces in UN experts' murder

July 20, 2017

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Available evidence in the murders of two U.N. more »»

Army general among Thais convicted of human trafficking

July 20, 2017

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai army general was one of dozens of people convicted in a major human trafficking trial that included 103 defendants accused of involvement in a modern-day slavery trade. more »»

APNewsBreak: Human rights petition sent for Hawaii fishermen

July 20, 2017

HONOLULU (AP) — Groups have filed a human-rights complaint that aims to jump-start an investigation into conditions among foreign workers in Hawaii's commercial fishing industry. more »»

Israel signals metal detectors to stay at Jerusalem shrine

July 20, 2017

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signaled he's sticking to a decision to install metal detectors at a contested Jerusalem shrine, despite rising tensions and a Muslim... more »»

In Suu Kyi's Myanmar, concern rises over press freedom

July 20, 2017

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — In the old, military-ruled Myanmar, it would not have been a surprising scene: three journalists, bound together in chains, raising shackled hands in unison and speaking ou... more »»

Brazil government assures graft probe will continue

July 19, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brazil's justice minister and the top prosecutor both insisted Wednesday that the corruption probe they've led against their country's top politicians will continue in full... more »»

Brazil freezes accounts of ex-President Silva in graft case

July 19, 2017

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's central bank has frozen four bank accounts belonging to ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva due to his recent conviction on corruption charges, the federal judge... more »»

Legal pot sales begin in Uruguay under landmark 2013 law

July 19, 2017

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Marijuana aficionados lined up at pharmacies across Uruguay on Wednesday to be among the first in the South American nation to legally buy pot as a law regulating its... more »»

AP Explains: What are Trump's options in Venezuela?

July 19, 2017

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Trump administration is threatening to take "strong and swift economic actions" if Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro proceeds with his plan to rewrite the nation's... more »»

US criticizes Africa for 'failure' on famine threat

July 19, 2017

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.. more »»

 
 
 

 

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