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UK to announce new rules for militants after street stabbing

By DANICA KIRKA Associated Press LONDON (AP) — The British government plans to announce new rules for the imprisonment of convicted terrorists after an Islamic militant who was recently released from prison stabbed two people in south London, the second such attack in less than three months. ...

6 Turkish troops, 13 Syrian soldiers killed in north Syria

By SUZAN FRASER Associated Press ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey hit targets in northern Syria, responding to shelling by Syrian government forces that killed at least six Turkish military personnel, the Turkish president said Monday. A Syrian war monitor said 13 Syrian troops were also ...

UK’s Johnson talks tough on trade; EU demands fishing rights

By JILL LAWLESS and RAF CASERT Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Union negotiator Michel Barnier set out tough opening gambits Monday in negotiating a future trade deal, making it clear that each side is willing to walk away without deal rather ...

Trump peace plan delights Israelis, enrages Palestinians

By ARON HELLER and MATTHEW LEE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unveiled his long-awaited Mideast peace plan Tuesday alongside a beaming Benjamin Netanyahu, presenting a vision that matched the Israeli leader's hard-line, nationalist views while falling far short of ...

Bad timing: New virus poses threat to fragile world economy

By PAUL WISEMAN, JOE MCDONALD and YURI KAGEYAMA AP Business Writers This should be peak season for a 12-room hotel near the train station in the Chinese industrial hub of Wuhan. The Chinese New Year usually brings in plenty of travelers and delivers profits of around $3,000 a month. But the ...

Mag 7.7 quake hits between Cuba and Jamaica, but no injuries

By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN Associated Press HAVANA (AP) — A powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck in the Caribbean Sea between Jamaica and eastern Cuba on Tuesday, shaking a vast area from Mexico to Florida and beyond, but there were no reports of casualties or heavy damage. The quake was ...

Historians: Sobibor death camp photos may feature Demjanjuk

By KERSTIN SOPKE and GEIR MOULSON Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Historians have presented a collection of photos kept by the deputy commander of the Nazis' Sobibor death camp that they say appears to include images of John Demjanjuk, the retired Ohio auto worker who was tried in Germany for ...

Deaths rise to 132 in China outbreak as foreigners leave

BEIJING (AP) — Countries on Wednesday began evacuating their citizens from the Chinese city hardest-hit by an outbreak of a new virus that has killed 132 people and infected more than 6,000 on the mainland and abroad. China's latest figures cover the previous 24 hours and add 26 to the ...

Other countries join China in responding to new coronavirus

BEIJING (AP) — Countries in Asia and elsewhere are checking the body temperatures of arriving airline passengers and adopting precautionary quarantine procedures in response to a new coronavirus that has sickened nearly 300 people in China. India, Nigeria, Japan and the United States are some ...

As virus spreads, anxiety rises in China and overseas

By EMILY WANG, DAKE KANG and YANAN WANG Associated Press WUHAN, China (AP) — Face masks sold out and temperature checks at airports and train stations became the new norm as China strove Tuesday to control the outbreak of a new virus that has reached four other countries and territories and ...

Britain’s EU Journey #2: When De Gaulle said ‘non’ twice

By PAN PYLAS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Britain officially leaves the European Union on Jan. 31 after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum. Difficult negotiations setting out the new relationship between Britain and its ...

100s in river ‘no-man’s land’ after Mexico troops block way

By MARÍA VERZA and SONIA PÉREZ D. Associated Press CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — Hundreds of Central American migrants were stranded in a sort of no-man's land on the river border between Guatemala and Mexico after running up against lines of Mexican National Guard troops deployed to keep ...

Prince Harry: ‘Powerful media’ is why he’s stepping away

By DANICA KIRKA Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry took aim at the journalists who have dissected his life since the day he was born as he expressed regret for the way he has had to step down from royal duties. In a personal speech that referenced his late mother, Princess Diana, ...

Britain’s EU Journey: When Churchill urged European unity

By PAN PYLAS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Britain officially leaves the European Union on Jan. 31 after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum. Difficult negotiations setting out the new relationship between Britain and its ...

China’s Xi says coronavirus outbreak must be taken seriously

By YANAN WANG and KEN MORITSUGU Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday that it's "extremely crucial" to take every possible measure to combat a new coronavirus that has infected 217 people in the country. His remarks, cited by state broadcaster CCTV, came ...

Huawei exec’s extradition hearing begins in Canada

By JIM MORRIS and ROB GILLIES Associated Press VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The first stage of an extradition hearing for a senior executive of Chinese telecom giant Huawei begins Monday in a Vancouver courtroom, a case that has infuriated Beijing, caused a diplomatic uproar and added ...

UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer

By GREGORY KATZ Associated Press LONDON (AP) — The British government has announced plans for special events on the night of Jan. 31 when the country officially leaves the European Union but the country's treasury chief has admitted that some U.K. business sectors will suffer as a ...

Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames

By CHRISTINA LARSON and MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press Australia's unprecedented wildfires season has so far charred 40,000 square miles (104,000 square kilometers) of brushland, rainforests, and national parks — killing by one estimate more than a billion wild animals. Scientists fear some ...

Putin’s moves leave Russian opposition with few options

By DARIA LITVINOVA Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin played it differently this time. Instead of openly declaring plans to extend his rule like he did in 2011, Putin proposed constitutional amendments to appear to give more power to Russia's ...

Ukrainian president rejects prime minister’s resignation

By YURAS KARMANAU Associated Press KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy rejected his prime minister's offer to resign and asked him to stay on the job Friday after he was caught on tape saying Zelenskiy — a former sitcom star with no previous political experience ...