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South Africa's leader cuts short UK visit after protests

AP - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 18:52
MAHIKENG, South Africa (AP) — South Africa's president has cut short a visit to Britain to return home and deal with violent protests in a provincial capital. 2018-04-20T07:04:00-04:00 2018-04-20T11:04:32-04:00

The Latest: 2 more Palestinian protesters killed in Gaza

AP - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 18:25
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Latest on the crisis along the Israel-Gaza border (all times local): 2018-04-20T08:22:00-04:00 2018-04-20T12:22:41-04:00

The Latest: US says it caught Syrian-German linked to 9/11

AP - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 18:25
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syria conflict (all times local): 2018-04-20T08:06:00-04:00 2018-04-20T12:06:58-04:00

South Africa's leader cuts short UK visit after protests

AP - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 16:37
MAHIKENG, South Africa (AP) — South Africa's president has cut short a visit to Britain to return home and deal with violent protests in a provincial capital. 2018-04-20T06:25:00-04:00 2018-04-20T10:25:08-04:00

The Latest: Israeli defense minister shrugs off video threat

AP - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 16:09
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Latest on the crisis along the Israel-Gaza border (all times local): 2018-04-20T06:05:00-04:00 2018-04-20T10:05:06-04:00

First clues emerge about Cuba's future under new president

AP - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 16:09
HAVANA (AP) — Miguel Diaz-Canel has been the presumptive next president of Cuba since 2013, when Raul Castro named the laconic former provincial official to the important post of first vice president and lauded him as "neither a novice nor an improviser," high praise in a system dedicated to continuity over all. 2018-04-20T05:55:00-04:00 2018-04-20T09:55:24-04:00

Islamic State group to give up last pocket in Syrian capital

AP - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 16:09
BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants agreed to give up their last pocket in Damascus on Friday, state media reported, as the government seeks to retake the entire Syrian capital and its surrounding areas for the first time since 2011. 2018-04-20T06:01:00-04:00 2018-04-20T10:01:53-04:00

The Latest: Officials say 83 Palestinians wounded in protest

AP - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 15:56
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Latest on the crisis along the Israel-Gaza border (all times local): 2018-04-20T05:48:00-04:00 2018-04-20T09:48:03-04:00

Israeli fire in new Gaza border protest kills 2 Palestinians

AP - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 15:27
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands of Palestinians joined the fourth weekly protest on Gaza's border with Israel on Friday, some burning tires or flying kites with flaming rags dangling from their tails. Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli troops firing from across the border fence, health officials said. 2018-04-20T04:48:00-04:00 2018-04-20T08:48:06-04:00

Police remove students from occupied Paris university site

AP - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 15:15
PARIS (AP) — French police removed students from a Paris university building Friday that had been occupied for a month to protest admission changes that also are causing turmoil at other campuses. 2018-04-20T05:08:00-04:00 2018-04-20T09:08:18-04:00

South Africa's leader cuts short UK visit after protests

AP - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 14:33
MAHIKENG, South Africa (AP) — South Africa's president has cut short a visit to Britain to return home and deal with violent protests in a provincial capital. 2018-04-20T04:23:00-04:00 2018-04-20T08:23:55-04:00

Zimbabwe's Mugabe summoned over alleged diamond looting

AP - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 14:33
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwean parliamentary committee is summoning former leader Robert Mugabe to explain past comments on alleged diamond looting — the first time a public institution has called him to account for such claims made during his 37-year rule. 2018-04-20T04:27:00-04:00 2018-04-20T08:27:44-04:00

Basque militant group ETA: 'We really are sorry'

AP - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 14:20
MADRID (AP) — The Basque militant group ETA on Friday offered an unprecedented apology for the pain caused during its more than four decades of armed campaign for independence from Spain and France, and vowed not to return to violence. 2018-04-20T01:36:00-04:00 2018-04-20T05:36:26-04:00

Gaza man killed by Israeli fire as 4th border protest begins

AP - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 13:39
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Gaza man was killed on Friday by Israeli troops firing from across the strip's border, health officials said, as hundreds of Palestinians flocked to the frontier for the fourth weekly protest. 2018-04-20T03:29:00-04:00 2018-04-20T07:29:21-04:00

South Africa's leader cuts short UK visit after protests

AP - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 13:39
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's president has cut short a visit to Britain to return home and deal with violent protests in a provincial capital. 2018-04-20T03:14:00-04:00 2018-04-20T07:14:38-04:00

The Latest: Gaza youth dies of Israeli fire near border

AP - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 13:11
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Latest on the crisis along the Israel-Gaza border (all times local): 2018-04-20T03:03:00-04:00 2018-04-20T07:03:29-04:00

Islamic State group to give up last pocket in Syrian capital

AP - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 13:11
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state media says Islamic State group militants have agreed to give up their last pocket in Damascus. 2018-04-20T03:07:00-04:00 2018-04-20T07:07:14-04:00

The Latest: Gaza ministry: Young protesters shot in the head

AP - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:04
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Latest on the crisis along the Israel-Gaza border (all times local): 2018-04-20T01:59:00-04:00 2018-04-20T05:59:34-04:00

South Africa's leader cuts short UK visit after protests

AP - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 11:49
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's president has cut short a visit to Britain to return home and deal with violent protests in a provincial capital. 2018-04-20T01:38:00-04:00 2018-04-20T05:38:48-04:00

Koreas set up 1st hotline between leaders ahead of summit

AP - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 11:22
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea installed the first-ever telephone hotline between their leaders Friday as they prepare for a rare summit next week aimed at resolving the nuclear standoff with Pyongyang. 2018-04-20T01:18:00-04:00 2018-04-20T05:18:05-04:00

Koreas set up 1st hotline between leaders ahead of summit

AP - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:55
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea installed the first-ever telephone hotline between their leaders Friday as they prepare for a rare summit next week aimed at resolving the nuclear standoff with Pyongyang. 2018-04-20T00:49:00-04:00 2018-04-20T04:49:39-04:00

Large area of Berlin center evacuated for WWII bomb disposal

AP - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:55
BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police were evacuating thousands of people from a central area of the German capital Friday and shutting down the main train station in preparation for the removal of an unexploded World War II bomb found during recent construction work. 2018-04-20T00:50:00-04:00 2018-04-20T04:50:54-04:00

Koreas set up 1st hotline between leaders ahead of summit

AP - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:41
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea installed the first-ever telephone hotline between their leaders Friday as they prepare for a rare summit next week aimed at resolving the nuclear standoff with Pyongyang. 2018-04-20T00:37:00-04:00 2018-04-20T04:37:51-04:00

Koreas set up hotline between leaders ahead of summit

AP - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:28
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea installed a telephone hotline between their leaders Friday as they prepare for a rare summit next week aimed at resolving the nuclear standoff with Pyongyang. 2018-04-20T00:14:00-04:00 2018-04-20T04:14:44-04:00

Israeli leaflets tell Gaza residents to shun border protest

AP - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:28
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli military aircraft have dropped leaflets urging Palestinians to stay away from the Gaza-Israel border fence and warning that they endanger their lives if they follow directives of Hamas organizers of weekly protests there. 2018-04-20T00:12:00-04:00 2018-04-20T04:12:54-04:00

South Africa's leader cuts short UK visit after protests

AP - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:28
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's president has cut short a visit to Britain to return home and deal with violent protests in a provincial capital. 2018-04-20T00:22:00-04:00 2018-04-20T04:22:10-04:00

Koreas set up hotline between leaders ahead of summit

AP - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:02
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea have installed a telephone hotline between their leaders as they prepare for a rare summit next week aimed at resolving the nuclear standoff with Pyongyang. 2018-04-19T23:46:00-04:00 2018-04-20T03:46:30-04:00

First clues emerge about Cuba's future under new president

AP - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:02
HAVANA (AP) — Miguel Diaz-Canel has been the presumptive next president of Cuba since 2013, when Raul Castro named the laconic former provincial official to the important post of first vice president and lauded him as "neither a novice nor an improviser," high praise in a system dedicated to continuity over all. 2018-04-19T23:57:00-04:00 2018-04-20T03:57:35-04:00

Volcano in southern Japan erupts for 1st time in 250 years

AP - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 09:48
TOKYO (AP) — A volcano in southern Japan has erupted for the first time in 250 years, and authorities set up a no-go zone around the mountain. 2018-04-19T22:48:00-04:00 2018-04-20T02:48:15-04:00

Mahathir's wife urges Malaysia's women to be 'queenmakers'

AP - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 09:19
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The wife of former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad is urging women to support the opposition coalition in next month's general election for a better future. 2018-04-19T23:04:00-04:00 2018-04-20T03:04:01-04:00

Genesis Prize winner Portman pulls out of Israel ceremony

AP - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 09:19
JERUSALEM (AP) — The foundation behind the prestigious Genesis Prize says this year's winner, Natalie Portman, has pulled out of the June awards ceremony in Israel, quoting a representative for the U.S. actress as saying recent events in Israel were "extremely distressing to her." 2018-04-19T22:43:00-04:00 2018-04-20T02:43:59-04:00

Indonesia's Aceh canes couples for public shows of affection

AP - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 09:05
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's deeply conservative Aceh province on Friday caned several unmarried couples for showing affection in public and two women for prostitution before an enthusiastic audience of hundreds. 2018-04-19T22:58:00-04:00 2018-04-20T02:58:17-04:00

Indonesia's Aceh canes couples for public shows of affection

AP - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 08:39
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's deeply conservative Aceh province on Friday caned several unmarried couples for showing affection in public and two women for prostitution before an enthusiastic audience of hundreds. 2018-04-19T22:31:00-04:00 2018-04-20T02:31:05-04:00

Mahathir's wife urges Malaysia's women to be 'queenmakers'

AP - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 08:39
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The wife of former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad is urging women to support the opposition coalition in next month's general election for a better future. 2018-04-19T22:32:00-04:00 2018-04-20T02:32:31-04:00

The Latest: Pence tweets response to Cuba's Raul Castro

AP - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 08:12
HAVANA (AP) — The Latest on Raul Castro's handover of Cuba's presidency (all times local): 2018-04-19T19:33:00-04:00 2018-04-19T23:33:01-04:00

Volcano in southern Japan erupts for 1st time in 250 years

AP - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 08:12
TOKYO (AP) — A volcano in southern Japan has erupted for the first time in 250 years, and the authorities have set up a no-go zone around the mountain. 2018-04-19T22:07:00-04:00 2018-04-20T02:07:17-04:00

Seoul: N. Korean leader removes major nuclear sticking point

AP - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 08:12
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.S. troops from the Korean Peninsula as a precondition for abandoning his nuclear weapons. If true, this would seem to remove a major sticking point to a potential nuclear disarmament deal. 2018-04-19T16:37:00-04:00 2018-04-19T20:37:10-04:00

Women take fall in Nobel scandal for man's alleged misdeeds

AP - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 06:45
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Thousands of protesters called Thursday for the resignation of the secretive board that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature after a sex-abuse scandal linked to the prestigious Swedish academy forced the ouster of its first-ever woman head and tarnished the reputation of the coveted prize. 2018-04-19T11:20:00-04:00 2018-04-19T15:20:59-04:00

First clues emerge about Cuba's future under new president

AP - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 06:37
HAVANA (AP) — Miguel Diaz-Canel has been the presumptive next president of Cuba since 2013, when Raul Castro named the laconic former provincial official to the important post of first vice president and lauded him as "neither a novice nor an improviser," high praise in a system dedicated to continuity over all. 2018-04-19T20:29:00-04:00 2018-04-20T00:29:09-04:00

Raul Castro retires as Cuban president, outlines future

AP - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 03:23
HAVANA (AP) — Raul Castro turned over Cuba's presidency Thursday to a 57-year-old successor he said would hold power until 2031, a plan that would place the state the Castro brothers founded and ruled for 60 years in the hands of a Communist Party official little known to most on the island. 2018-04-19T17:10:00-04:00 2018-04-19T21:10:20-04:00

Armenian protesters to renew efforts to stop capital traffic

AP - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 03:08
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — The leader of large protests that have roiled the capital of Armenia for a week is calling on supporters to renew efforts to paralyze traffic. 2018-04-19T12:53:00-04:00 2018-04-19T16:53:20-04:00

Raul Castro retires as Cuban president, outlines future

AP - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 02:15
HAVANA (AP) — Raul Castro turned over Cuba's presidency Thursday to a 57-year-old successor he said would hold power until 2031, a plan that would place the state the Castro brothers founded and ruled for 60 years in the hands of a Communist Party official little known to most on the island. 2018-04-19T16:08:00-04:00 2018-04-19T20:08:46-04:00

Raul Castro retires as Cuban president, outlines future

AP - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 01:47
HAVANA (AP) — Raul Castro turned over Cuba's presidency Thursday to a 57-year-old successor he said would hold power until 2031, a plan that would place the state the Castro brothers founded and ruled for 60 years in the hands of a Communist Party official little known to most on the island. 2018-04-19T15:33:00-04:00 2018-04-19T19:33:19-04:00

Raul Castro retires as Cuban president, outlines future

AP - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 00:11
HAVANA (AP) — Raul Castro handed over Cuba's presidency Thursday to a hand-picked 57-year-old successor he said would hold power until 2031, a plan that would place the state the Castro brothers founded and ruled for six decades in the hands of a Communist Party official who remains little known to most people on the island. 2018-04-19T13:55:00-04:00 2018-04-19T17:55:52-04:00

Raul Castro retires as Cuban president, outlines future

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 23:30
HAVANA (AP) — Raul Castro stepped down as president of Cuba on Thursday, handing power to a 57-year-old successor he said would hold power until 2031, a plan that would place the state the Castro brothers founded and ruled for six decades in the hands of a Communist Party official who remains little known to most people on the island. 2018-04-19T13:25:00-04:00 2018-04-19T17:25:39-04:00

Syrian rebels give up Damascus area town to government

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 22:47
BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian government took control of a town northeast of Damascus on Thursday after rebels evacuated to north Syria — the latest in a string of handovers by rebels to the government. 2018-04-19T12:42:00-04:00 2018-04-19T16:42:53-04:00

Pentagon: Sarin likely at Syria sites, but questions remain

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 22:47
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Thursday a "preponderance of the evidence" indicates there were chemical weapons, including "elements" of sarin nerve gas, at the three Syrian sites bombed by the U.S. and its allies last week. Any definitive conclusion probably will remain an open question for some time. 2018-04-19T11:53:00-04:00 2018-04-19T15:53:12-04:00

Syrian rebels give up Damascus area town to government

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 20:58
BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian government took control of a town northeast of Damascus on Thursday after rebels evacuated to north Syria — the latest in a string of handovers by rebels to the government. 2018-04-19T10:51:00-04:00 2018-04-19T14:51:21-04:00

Diaz-Canel replaces Raul Castro as Cuba's president

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 20:58
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 Communist Party, potentially dominating Cuban politics until 2031. 2018-04-19T08:44:00-04:00 2018-04-19T12:44:46-04:00

Queen tips Prince Charles to follow her as Commonwealth head

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 19:50
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 colonies. 2018-04-19T09:41:00-04:00 2018-04-19T13:41:26-04:00

US easing rules on sales of armed drones, other weaponry

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 19:23
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 governments. 2018-04-19T09:11:00-04:00 2018-04-19T13:11:53-04:00

Poland marks 75th anniversary of uprising in Warsaw Ghetto

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 19:09
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 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising fighters on the 75th anniversary of their ill-fated rebellion. 2018-04-19T08:56:00-04:00 2018-04-19T12:56:55-04:00

Pentagon: No civilian casualties in Syria strikes

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 18:55
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says there have been no reports of civilian casualties from last week's missile strikes by the United States, France and Britain. 2018-04-19T08:50:00-04:00 2018-04-19T12:50:55-04:00

After Syria missile strikes, US stuck in holding pattern

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 18:41
WASHINGTON (AP) — The drama of U.S. and allied missiles strikes on Syria has obscured a sobering fact: The U.S.-led campaign to eliminate the Islamic State from Syria has stalled. 2018-04-19T08:37:00-04:00 2018-04-19T12:37:03-04:00

Gaza protest camps moved closer to Israel border fence

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 18:41
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 bloodshed. 2018-04-19T08:29:00-04:00 2018-04-19T12:29:34-04:00

Diaz-Canel replaces Raul Castro as Cuba's president

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 18:00
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 Communist Party, potentially dominating Cuban politics until 2031. 2018-04-19T07:55:00-04:00 2018-04-19T11:55:12-04:00

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

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 17:33
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 previously been infected with the disease. 2018-04-19T07:03:00-04:00 2018-04-19T11:03:29-04:00

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

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 17:19
HAVANA (AP) — The Latest on Raul Castro's handover of Cuba's presidency (all times local): 2018-04-19T07:12:00-04:00 2018-04-19T11:12:06-04:00

Trump leaves open possibility of bailing on meeting with Kim

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 17:19
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 it's "not going to be fruitful." 2018-04-19T07:12:00-04:00 2018-04-19T11:12:20-04:00

Diaz-Canel replaces Raul Castro as Cuba's president

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 16:53
HAVANA (AP) — Fifty-seven-year-old Communist Party official Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez replaced Raul Castro as the president of Cuba on Thursday, pledging to preserve the island's communist system while gradually reforming the economy and making the government more responsive to the people. 2018-04-19T06:43:00-04:00 2018-04-19T10:43:28-04:00

Seoul: N. Korean leader removes major nuclear sticking point

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 16:53
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.S. troops from the Korean Peninsula as a precondition for abandoning his nuclear weapons. If true, this would seem to remove a major sticking point to a potential nuclear disarmament deal. 2018-04-19T06:45:00-04:00 2018-04-19T10:45:27-04:00

The Latest: Cuba's new president vows socialist continuity

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 16:25
HAVANA (AP) — The Latest on Raul Castro's handover of Cuba's presidency (all times local): 2018-04-19T06:17:00-04:00 2018-04-19T10:17:25-04:00

Seoul: N. Korean leader removes major nuclear sticking point

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 16:25
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in says North Korea hasn't asked for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Korean Peninsula as a precondition for abandoning his nuclear weapons. If true, this would remove a major sticking point to a nuclear disarmament deal. 2018-04-19T06:21:00-04:00 2018-04-19T10:21:44-04:00

Poland marks 75th anniversary of uprising in Warsaw Ghetto

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 16:25
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 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising fighters on the 75th anniversary of their ill-fated rebellion. 2018-04-19T06:17:00-04:00 2018-04-19T10:17:32-04:00

Diaz-Canel replaces Raul Castro as Cuba's president

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 15:43
HAVANA (AP) — HAVANA (AP) — A 57-year-old bureaucrat replaced Raul Castro as the president of Cuba on Thursday, launching a new political era as a government led by a single family for six decades tries to ensure the long-term survival of one of the world's last communist states. 2018-04-19T05:31:00-04:00 2018-04-19T09:31:23-04:00

Poland marks 75th anniversary of uprising in Warsaw Ghetto

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 15:43
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 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising fighters on the 75th anniversary of their ill-fated rebellion. 2018-04-19T04:57:00-04:00 2018-04-19T08:57:41-04:00

The Latest: Raul Castro had left Cuba's presidency

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 15:30
HAVANA (AP) — The Latest on Raul Castro's handover of Cuba's presidency (all times local): 2018-04-19T05:26:00-04:00 2018-04-19T09:26:38-04:00

Syrian rebels hand over arms, leave another town near Douma

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 14:49
BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of Syrian rebels in a town northeast of Damascus handed in their weapons and boarded buses to leave under an evacuation deal, state media reported on Thursday. 2018-04-19T04:46:00-04:00 2018-04-19T08:46:16-04:00

Another member quits Nobel literature academy

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 14:35
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Another member of the Swedish Academy awarding the Nobel Literature Prize said Thursday she is resigning, bringing the total number of board members who are quitting the prestigious institution to six. 2018-04-19T04:28:00-04:00 2018-04-19T08:28:59-04:00

Trade issues expose the limits of Trump-Abe 'bromance'

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 14:23
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe courted the new American president with a golden driver not long after Donald Trump won the White House. He's met with the billionaire businessman more than any other world leader, and he is Trump's second-most frequent caller. 2018-04-19T04:13:00-04:00 2018-04-19T08:13:35-04:00

Syrian rebels hand over arms, leave another town near Douma

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 14:07
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state media say hundreds of rebels fighters in a town northeast of Damascus have handed in their weapons and started to leave under an evacuation deal. 2018-04-19T03:17:00-04:00 2018-04-19T07:17:43-04:00

Another member quits Nobel literature academy

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 14:07
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Another member of the Swedish Academy awarding the Nobel Literature Prize said Thursday she is resigning, bringing the total number of board members who are quitting the prestigious institution to six. 2018-04-19T03:40:00-04:00 2018-04-19T07:40:31-04:00

Calif. governor says deal reached on National Guard mission

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 13:39
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California reached an agreement with the federal government that the state's National Guard troops will deploy to the border to focus on fighting transnational gangs as well as drug and gun smugglers, Gov. Jerry Brown said. The announcement comes after a week of uncertainty in which President Donald Trump bashed the governor's insistence that troops avoid immigration-related work. 2018-04-19T03:34:00-04:00 2018-04-19T07:34:18-04:00

Trump leaves open possibility of bailing on meeting with Kim

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:04
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 it's "not going to be fruitful." 2018-04-19T01:59:00-04:00 2018-04-19T05:59:13-04:00

Trade issues expose the limits of Trump-Abe 'bromance'

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:51
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe courted the new American president with a golden driver not long after Donald Trump won the White House. He's met with the billionaire businessman more than any other world leader, and he's Trump's second-most frequent caller. 2018-04-19T01:42:00-04:00 2018-04-19T05:42:32-04:00

The Latest: AP source: Pompeo, Kim discussed held Americans

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:23
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the United States and North Korea (all times local): 2018-04-19T01:08:00-04:00 2018-04-19T05:08:17-04:00

Quake, at least 5.5 in magnitude, strikes southern Iran

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:27
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An earthquake of at least magnitude 5.5 struck in southern Iran near the country's sole nuclear power plant on Thursday morning, shaking countries across the Persian Gulf. There was no immediate report of damage or injuries. 2018-04-19T00:20:00-04:00 2018-04-19T04:20:55-04:00

Calif. governor says deal reached on National Guard mission

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:00
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California reached an agreement with the federal government that the state's National Guard troops will deploy to the border to focus on fighting transnational gangs as well as drug and gun smugglers, Gov. Jerry Brown said. The announcement comes after a week of uncertainty in which President Donald Trump bashed the governor's insistence that troops avoid immigration-related work. 2018-04-18T22:49:00-04:00 2018-04-19T02:49:06-04:00

Quake, at least 5.5. in magnitude, hits in southern Iran

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 09:47
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An earthquake of at least magnitude 5.5 struck in southern Iran near the country's sole nuclear power plant on Thursday morning, shaking Bahrain and other areas around the Persian Gulf. There was no immediate report of damage or injuries. 2018-04-18T23:34:00-04:00 2018-04-19T03:34:46-04:00

Magnitude 5.5 quake strikes southern Iran; felt in Bahrain

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 09:19
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 5.5 earthquake has struck in southern Iran near a nuclear plant, shaking Bahrain and other areas around the Persian Gulf. There was no immediate report of damage or injuries. 2018-04-18T23:11:00-04:00 2018-04-19T03:11:28-04:00

2,000 Kachin trapped by Myanmar fighting lack food, medicine

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 07:57
BANGKOK (AP) — Community leaders from the Christian ethnic Kachin community have called for urgent medical attention for about 2,000 civilians, including pregnant women and the elderly, trapped in the jungle where they fled to escape clashes between the Myanmar's army and the Kachin guerrillas in the country's north. 2018-04-18T21:53:00-04:00 2018-04-19T01:53:55-04:00

First Saudi cinema opens with popcorn and 'Black Panther'

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 07:34
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The lights dimmed and the crowd of men and women erupted into applause and hoots as Hollywood's blockbuster "Black Panther" premiered in Saudi Arabia's first movie theater. 2018-04-18T21:25:00-04:00 2018-04-19T01:25:51-04:00

Corruption watchdog: G-20 moving slowly against tax havens

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 07:17
BERLIN (AP) — An international corruption watchdog group says two years after the Panama Papers revealed how the rich have stashed wealth in shell companies, the world's Group of 20 industrialized and developing nations have made only slow progress improving the legal tools to ensure transparency. 2018-04-18T20:18:00-04:00 2018-04-19T00:18:18-04:00

Trade issues expose the limits of Trump-Abe 'bromance'

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 07:03
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe courted the new American president with a golden driver not long after Donald Trump won the White House. He's met with the billionaire businessman more than any other world leader, and he's Trump's second-most frequent caller. 2018-04-18T20:46:00-04:00 2018-04-19T00:46:54-04:00

Bureaucrat set to replace Raul Castro as Cuba's president

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 07:03
HAVANA (AP) — A 57-year-old bureaucrat will take Raul Castro's place as the president of Cuba on Thursday as a government led by a single family for six decades tries to ensure the long-term survival of one of the world's last communist states. 2018-04-18T20:08:00-04:00 2018-04-19T00:08:43-04:00

Trump leaves open possibility of bailing on meeting with Kim

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 06:49
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 it's "not going to be fruitful." 2018-04-18T20:45:00-04:00 2018-04-19T00:45:25-04:00

Trade issues expose the limits of Trump-Abe 'bromance'

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 06:49
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe courted President Donald Trump with a golden driver not long after he won the White House. Abe has met with the billionaire businessman more than any other world leader, and he's Trump's second-most frequent caller. 2018-04-18T20:42:00-04:00 2018-04-19T00:42:15-04:00

Russia takes heavy hand to internet to block messaging app

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 06:22
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities are freezing up vast swathes of the country's online world in what critics call a heavy-handed — and so far unsuccessful — attempt to block a popular messaging app, Telegram. 2018-04-18T11:25:00-04:00 2018-04-18T15:25:14-04:00

Bureaucrat set to replace Raul Castro as Cuba's president

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 06:07
HAVANA (AP) — A 57-year-old bureaucrat will take Raul Castro's place as the president of Cuba on Thursday as a government led by a single family for six decades tries to ensure the long-term survival of one of the world's last communist states. 2018-04-18T20:03:00-04:00 2018-04-19T00:03:53-04:00

Miguel Diaz-Canel selected as next president of Cuba

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 05:56
HAVANA (AP) — The Cuban government on Wednesday selected 57-year-old First Vice President Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez as the sole candidate to succeed President Raul Castro in a transition aimed at ensuring that the country's single-party system outlasts the aging revolutionaries who created it. 2018-04-18T19:51:00-04:00 2018-04-18T23:51:55-04:00

The Latest: AP source: Pompeo, Kim discussed held Americans

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 05:56
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the United States and North Korea (all times local): 2018-04-18T19:48:00-04:00 2018-04-18T23:48:38-04:00

Miguel Diaz-Canel selected as next president of Cuba

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 05:27
HAVANA (AP) — The Cuban government on Wednesday selected 57-year-old First Vice President Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez as the sole candidate to succeed President Raul Castro in a transition aimed at ensuring that the country's single-party system outlasts the aging revolutionaries who created it. 2018-04-18T19:17:00-04:00 2018-04-18T23:17:57-04:00

Miguel Diaz-Canel selected as next president of Cuba

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 05:15
HAVANA (AP) — The Cuban government on Wednesday selected 57-year-old First Vice President Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez as the sole candidate to succeed President Raul Castro in a transition aimed at ensuring that the country's single-party system outlasts the aging revolutionaries who created it. 2018-04-18T19:11:00-04:00 2018-04-18T23:11:46-04:00

Croat officials halt Serbia visit over far-right incident

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 04:47
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A Croatian parliamentary delegation on Wednesday cut short a visit to neighboring Serbia after a far-right leader convicted of war crimes reportedly stamped on the Croatian national flag and shouted insults. 2018-04-18T11:29:00-04:00 2018-04-18T15:29:36-04:00

Britain spy case: Watchdog rejects Russia nerve agent claim

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 04:47
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The head of the global chemical watchdog agency on Wednesday rejected Russian claims that traces of a second nerve agent were discovered in the English city where former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned. 2018-04-18T14:58:00-04:00 2018-04-18T18:58:48-04:00

Polish ghetto survivor worries about rising nationalism

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 04:47
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Marian Kalwary can still hear the faint chant of a thin little girl trying to sell insoles to people on a street of the Warsaw ghetto and get food. No one bought them and some days later the girl vanished from the street. 2018-04-18T11:37:00-04:00 2018-04-18T15:37:06-04:00

Erdogan catches Turkey off guard by calling early elections

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 03:11
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan caught Turkey off guard on Wednesday by calling early elections for June, in a move that could cement his grip on power a year ahead of schedule. 2018-04-18T10:11:00-04:00 2018-04-18T14:11:34-04:00

The Latest: AP source: Pompeo, Kim discussed held Americans

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 02:30
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the United States and North Korea (all times local): 2018-04-18T16:16:00-04:00 2018-04-18T20:16:22-04:00

Miguel Diaz-Canel, 57, selected as next president of Cuba

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 01:09
HAVANA (AP) — The Cuban government on Wednesday selected 57-year-old First Vice President Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez as the sole candidate to succeed President Raul Castro in a transition aimed at ensuring that the country's single-party system outlasts the aging revolutionaries who created it. 2018-04-18T11:24:00-04:00 2018-04-18T15:24:16-04:00

The Latest: Trump: US is seeking to free Americans in NKorea

AP - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 00:53
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the United States and North Korea (all times local): 2018-04-18T14:51:00-04:00 2018-04-18T18:51:11-04:00

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