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North Korea deports American even as it boasts of new weapon

By HYUNG-JIN KIM and KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday said it will deport an American citizen it detained for illegal entrance, an apparent concession to the United States that came even as it announced the test of a newly developed but ...

Netanyahu’s main coalition partner pushes for early election

By KARIN LAUB, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel moved closer to early elections Friday after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main coalition partner, the ultra-nationalist Jewish Home party, said it wants a vote "as soon as possible," and will press for consultations on a date on ...

Migrants streaming into Tijuana, but now face long stay

By ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — About 2,000 Central American migrants had already reached the Mexican border city of Tijuana and another 1,200 from a second caravan set out from Mexico City toward the border Friday. With shelters already full, authorities in ...

WikiLeaks chief could see charges, US court filing suggests

By ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department inadvertently named Julian Assange in a court filing in an unrelated case, suggesting prosecutors have prepared charges against the WikiLeaks founder under seal. Assange's name appears twice in a recently-unsealed ...

EU divorce deal in peril after two UK Cabinet ministers quit

By JILL LAWLESS, RAPHAEL SATTER and RAF CASERT, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Two British Cabinet ministers, including Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, resigned Thursday in opposition to the divorce deal struck by Prime Minister Theresa May with the EU — a major blow to her authority and ...

Bangladesh scraps plan to start repatriating Rohingya

By JULHAS ALAM, Associated Press COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — The head of Bangladesh's refugee commission said plans to begin a voluntary repatriation of Rohingya Muslim refugees to their native Myanmar on Thursday were scrapped after officials were unable to find anyone who wanted to ...

Saudi prosecutor seeks death penalty in Khashoggi’s killing

By AYA BATRAWY, Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's top prosecutor announced Thursday he's recommended the death penalty for five suspects charged with ordering and carrying out the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom's consulate in ...

US, China rivalry challenging entwined Asia-Pacific region

By ANNABELLE LIANG and ELAINE KURTENBACH, Associated Press SINGAPORE (AP) — The rivalry between the U.S. and China in the Asia-Pacific is proving "awkward" for Southeast Asian nations that do not want to have to choose between their friends, Singapore's prime minister said Thursday as he ...

Migrants fill Tijuana shelters, more on way to US border

By ELLIOT SPAGAT and MARIA VERZA, Associated Press TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — The first members of a caravan of Central Americans to reach the U.S. border slept in overcrowded shelters and in tents with a view of armed U.S. Border Patrol agents, with many saying they will wait for other migrants ...

Rare conservation win: Mountain gorilla population ticks up

By CHRISTINA LARSON, AP Science Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — There are more gorillas in the mist — a rare conservation success story, scientists say. After facing near-extinction, mountain gorillas are slowly rebounding. On Wednesday, the Switzerland-based International Union for Conservation ...

Israeli defense minister resigns over Gaza cease-fire deal

By ARON HELLER, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman abruptly resigned his post Wednesday in protest over a cease-fire reached with Gaza militants, in a move that rocked the Israeli political scene and seemed likely to bring about early ...

Southeast Asian-centered trade deal set for further delays

By ANNABELLE LIANG and ELAINE KURTENBACH, Associated Press SINGAPORE (AP) — Leaders of Southeast Asian nations have again pushed back an agreement on a pan-Asian free trade deal amid a whirlwind of diplomacy Wednesday at their annual summit. In convening talks among the leaders of countries ...

Architects, activists slam Jerusalem Old City cable car plan

By ISABEL DEBRE, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli plan to build a cable car to Jerusalem's historic Old City has united architects and Palestinian activists in opposition to a project they say is both an eyesore and a ploy to entrench Israeli control over the city's contested ...

Trump largely alone as world leaders take aim at nationalism

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and JILL COLVIN, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — For President Donald Trump in Paris, America First meant largely America alone. At a weekend commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, the president who proudly declares himself a "nationalist" ...

Training kids to kill at Ukrainian nationalist camp

By YURAS KARMANAU, Associated Press KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The campers, some clad in combat fatigues, carefully aim their assault rifles. Their instructor offers advice: Don't think of your target as a human being. So when these boys and girls shoot, they will shoot to kill. Most are in ...

Israel, Hamas trade heavy fire after deadly incursion

By FARES AKRAM and JOSEF FEDERMAN, Associated Press GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian militants bombarded Israel with dozens of rockets and mortar shells Monday while Israeli warplanes struck targets throughout the Gaza Strip in what appeared to be the most intense exchange of fire ...

Leaders meet in Italy to find settlement in Libya

By PAOLO SANTALUCIA, Associated Press PALERMO, Sicily (AP) — Representatives of Libya's quarrelling factions and of countries keen on stabilizing the North African nation were attending a conference in Sicily Monday aimed at finding a political settlement to bolster the fight against Islamic ...

Options limited, North Korea lit by flashlights, creaky grid

By ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — More than 20 years after his father almost bargained them away for a pair of nuclear reactors, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has his nuclear weapons — and a nation still plagued by chronic blackouts. Even on the clearest ...

Unknown British soldier buried before WWI 100th anniversary

YPRES, Belgium (AP) — British authorities have given an unknown soldier who died during World War I a full military burial, just days before ceremonies marking the centenary of the end of World War I. Sunlight filtered through the autumn leaves as the British honor guard carried a lone ...

Central American migrants in Mexico want buses to US border

By MARIA VERZA and CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) — Central American migrants in a caravan that has stopped in Mexico City demanded buses Thursday to take them to the U.S. border, saying it is too cold and dangerous to continue walking and hitchhiking. Mexico City ...