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Syrians gather in capital in defiance after airstrikes

AP - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 07:55
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Hundreds of Syrians gathered at landmark squares in the Syrian capital Saturday, honking their car horns, flashing victory signs and waving Syrian flags in scenes of defiance that followed unprecedented joint airstrikes by the United States, France and Britain. 2018-04-13T21:48:00-04:00 2018-04-14T01:48:34-04:00

The Latest: France says Syria operation hits 3 sites

AP - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 07:42
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-led missile strikes on Syria (all times local): 2018-04-13T21:38:00-04:00 2018-04-14T01:38:01-04:00

The Latest: Hundreds celebrate in Syria's capital

AP - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 07:14
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-led missile strikes on Syria (all times local): 2018-04-13T21:12:00-04:00 2018-04-14T01:12:30-04:00

The Latest: Syrian TV says 3 wounded in Homs missile strike

AP - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 06:34
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-led missile strikes on Syria (all times local): 2018-04-13T20:26:00-04:00 2018-04-14T00:26:52-04:00

Trump: US, allied strikes aimed at Syria's chemical weapons

AP - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 06:08
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States, France and Britain launched military strikes in Syria to punish President Bashar Assad for an apparent chemical attack against civilians and to deter him from doing it again, President Donald Trump announced Friday. Pentagon officials said the attacks targeted the heart of Assad's programs to develop and produce chemical weapons. 2018-04-13T19:58:00-04:00 2018-04-13T23:58:06-04:00

Thunder-like explosions rock Syrian capital amid strikes

AP - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 06:08
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Loud explosions ripped through Syria's capital early Saturday and the sky turned orange as Syrian air defense units fired surface-to-air missiles in response to joint airstrikes by the United States, France and Britain. 2018-04-13T19:57:00-04:00 2018-04-13T23:57:53-04:00

Peru opens Americas Summit decrying scourge of corruption

AP - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 06:08
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra opened a subdued Summit of the Americas decrying widespread corruption and urging regional leaders to join forces in increasing transparency and boosting civil society. 2018-04-13T20:01:00-04:00 2018-04-14T00:01:54-04:00

Trump: US, allies strike Syria to stop chemical weapons

AP - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 04:58
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States, France and Britain launched military strikes in Syria to punish President Bashar Assad for an apparent chemical attack against civilians and to deter him from doing it again, President Donald Trump announced Friday. Explosions lit up the skies over Damascus, the Syrian capital, as Trump spoke from the White House. 2018-04-13T18:50:00-04:00 2018-04-13T22:50:43-04:00

Explosions rock Syrian capital as Trump announces strikes

AP - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 04:58
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Loud explosions rocked Syria's capital and filled the sky with heavy smoke early Saturday after U.S. President Donald Trump announced airstrikes in retaliation for the country's alleged use of chemical weapons. Syrian air defenses responded to the joint strikes by the United States, France and Britain. 2018-04-13T18:52:00-04:00 2018-04-13T22:52:11-04:00

Trump: US, allies attacking Syria to stop chemical weapons

AP - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 04:44
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States, France and Britain launched military strikes in Syria to punish President Bashar Assad for a suspected chemical attack against civilians and to deter him from doing it again, President Donald Trump announced Friday. Explosions lit up the skies over Damascus, the Syrian capital, as Trump spoke from the White House. 2018-04-13T18:31:00-04:00 2018-04-13T22:31:51-04:00

Explosions rock Syrian capital as Trump announces strikes

AP - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 04:44
BEIRUT (AP) — Loud explosions rocked Syria's capital and filled the sky with heavy smoke early Saturday after U.S. President Donald Trump announced airstrikes in retaliation for the country's alleged use of chemical weapons. Syrian air defenses responded to the joint strikes by the United States, France and Britain. 2018-04-13T18:40:00-04:00 2018-04-13T22:40:44-04:00

Explosions rock Syrian capital as Trump announces strikes

AP - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 04:32
BEIRUT (AP) — Loud explosions rocked Syria's capital and filled the sky with heavy smoke early Saturday after U.S. President Donald Trump announced airstrikes in retaliation for the country's alleged use of chemical weapons. Syrian television reported that air defenses responded to the attack. 2018-04-13T18:16:00-04:00 2018-04-13T22:16:31-04:00

The Latest: Pence informed US leaders of Syria announcement

AP - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 04:32
LIMA, Peru (AP) — The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Latin America (all times local): 2018-04-13T18:22:00-04:00 2018-04-13T22:22:12-04:00

Trump: US, allies attacking Syria to stop chemical weapons

AP - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 04:03
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States, France and Britain launched military strikes in Syria to punish President Bashar Assad for a suspected chemical attack against civilians and to deter him from doing it again, President Donald Trump announced Friday. Explosions lit up the skies over Damascus, the Syrian capital, as Trump spoke from the White House. 2018-04-13T17:59:00-04:00 2018-04-13T21:59:14-04:00

Trump: US, allies attacking Syria to stop chemical weapons

AP - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 03:51
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States, France and Britain together launched military strikes in Syria to punish President Bashar Assad for a suspected chemical attack against civilians and to deter him from doing it again, President Donald Trump announced Friday. Explosions lit up the skies over Damascus, the Syrian capital, as Trump announced the airstrikes from the White House. 2018-04-13T17:39:00-04:00 2018-04-13T21:39:49-04:00

The Latest: Pence at Peru hotel during Trump speech on Syria

AP - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 03:51
LIMA, Peru (AP) — The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Latin America (all times local): 2018-04-13T17:36:00-04:00 2018-04-13T21:36:23-04:00

Trump: US, allies attacking Syria to stop chemical weapons

AP - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 03:23
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Friday that the U.S., France and Britain together launched military strikes in Syria to punish President Bashar Assad for his alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians and to deter him from doing it again. 2018-04-13T17:20:00-04:00 2018-04-13T21:20:17-04:00

The Latest: Pence abruptly leaves summit, Trump to speak

AP - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 03:09
LIMA, Peru (AP) — The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Latin America (all times local): 2018-04-13T17:03:00-04:00 2018-04-13T21:03:10-04:00

The Latest: Pence meets with Cuban opposition leader in Peru

AP - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 02:27
LIMA, Peru (AP) — The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Latin America (all times local): 2018-04-13T16:12:00-04:00 2018-04-13T20:12:30-04:00

Cuba's Castro joins Trump in skipping Americas Summit

AP - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 01:36
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Cuban President Raul Castro joined a steadily growing list of leaders who have followed U.S. President Donald Trump in choosing to send a surrogate to what is shaping up into a decidedly low-key Summit of the Americas. 2018-04-13T13:59:00-04:00 2018-04-13T17:59:19-04:00

The Latest: Pena Nieto, Pence to meet on sidelines of summit

AP - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 01:07
LIMA, Peru (AP) — The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Latin America (all times local): 2018-04-13T14:55:00-04:00 2018-04-13T18:55:39-04:00

Trump still mulling Syria strike; Russia assails gas photos

AP - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 01:07
WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia and Britain exchanged sharp accusations Friday over the suspected poison gas attack in Syria, and the U.S. Navy was moving an additional Tomahawk missile-armed ship within striking range as President Donald Trump and his national security aides mulled the scope and timing of an expected military assault. 2018-04-13T13:12:00-04:00 2018-04-13T17:12:12-04:00

Alleged chemical attack brutal end to rebellious Syria town

AP - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 00:53
BEIRUT (AP) — The suspected chemical weapons attack on Douma was a brutal finale for a town that had haunted Syrian President Bashar Assad for seven years from right on his doorstep. 2018-04-13T14:22:00-04:00 2018-04-13T18:22:19-04:00

The Latest: Pence: 'We are with the people of Venezuela'

AP - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 00:53
LIMA, Peru (AP) — The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Latin America (all times local): 2018-04-13T13:59:00-04:00 2018-04-13T17:59:18-04:00

APNewsBreak: Chile victims meet pope April 28-29 at Vatican

AP - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 00:25
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The three main protagonists in denouncing Chile's sex abuse scandal will meet with Pope Francis on April 28-29 and will stay as his guests at the Vatican hotel where he lives, one of the men told The Associated Press. 2018-04-13T14:13:00-04:00 2018-04-13T18:13:20-04:00

Legion vows to respond to victims' request for compensation

AP - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 00:25
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Legion of Christ religious order said Friday it will try to respond to requests for compensation from former seminarians who were sexually abused by its founder and then discredited for having publicly denounced him. 2018-04-13T14:15:00-04:00 2018-04-13T18:15:26-04:00

Friends separated by the Holocaust reunite in California

AP - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 00:25
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Alice Gerstel bid an emotional farewell to her family's closest friends in October 1941, she was hopeful she'd see "Little Simon" Gronowski again. And she did — 76 years later and half a world away from where they were separated in Brussels. 2018-04-13T14:18:00-04:00 2018-04-13T18:18:13-04:00

French rocker's will tears family apart months after death

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 23:57
PARIS (AP) — The first chapter of a legal drama over the inheritance of French rock star Johnny Hallyday ended Friday with a French court ruling that gives each side a partial victory in a case that is tearing his family apart. 2018-04-13T10:07:00-04:00 2018-04-13T14:07:43-04:00

French riot police oust Sorbonne protesters; trains halt

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 23:57
PARIS (AP) — Paris riot police ousted students seeking to occupy Sorbonne university and strikes Friday shut down the Eiffel Tower and two-thirds of French trains — all part of a season of simmering national discontent. 2018-04-13T09:37:00-04:00 2018-04-13T13:37:37-04:00

Ecuador's president confirms journalists killed along border

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 23:57
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno on Friday confirmed that three press workers kidnapped along the conflictive border with Colombia had been killed, opening the door to a military strike against their captors. 2018-04-13T11:30:00-04:00 2018-04-13T15:30:36-04:00

Alleged chemical attack brutal end to rebellious Syria town

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 23:32
BEIRUT (AP) — The suspected chemical weapons attack on Douma was a brutal finale for a town that had haunted Syrian President Bashar Assad for seven years from right on his doorstep. 2018-04-13T13:25:00-04:00 2018-04-13T17:25:48-04:00

The Latest: Pence arrives in Peru for Latin American summit

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 22:22
LIMA, Peru (AP) — The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Latin America (all times local): 2018-04-13T12:13:00-04:00 2018-04-13T16:13:34-04:00

Trump still mulling Syria strike; Russia assails gas photos

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 22:09
WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia and Britain exchanged sharp accusations Friday over the suspected poison gas attack in Syria, and the U.S. Navy was moving an additional Tomahawk missile-armed ship within striking range as President Donald Trump and his national security aides mulled the scope and timing of an expected military assault. 2018-04-13T12:05:00-04:00 2018-04-13T16:05:44-04:00

The Latest: Russia says no evidence of gas attack in Douma

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 21:54
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria developments (all times local): 2018-04-13T11:44:00-04:00 2018-04-13T15:44:25-04:00

Trump still mulling Syria strike; Russia assails gas photos

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 21:54
WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia and Britain exchanged sharp accusations Friday over the suspected poison gas attack in Syria, and the U.S. Navy was moving an additional Tomahawk missile-armed ship within striking range as President Donald Trump and his national security aides mulled the scope and timing of an expected military assault. 2018-04-13T11:41:00-04:00 2018-04-13T15:41:13-04:00

Friends separated by Holocaust reunite in LA after 76 years

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 21:01
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Alice Gerstel bid an emotional farewell to her family's closest friends in October 1941, she was hopeful she'd see "Little Simon" Gronowski again. And she did — 76 years later and half a world away from where they were separated in Brussels. 2018-04-13T10:56:00-04:00 2018-04-13T14:56:50-04:00

The Latest: Ecuador president says journalists were killed

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 20:05
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — The Latest on the kidnapping of Ecuadorean press workers. (all times local): 2018-04-13T09:59:00-04:00 2018-04-13T13:59:42-04:00

UK says Russia monitored daughter of former spy for years

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 20:05
LONDON (AP) — Russian intelligence agencies monitored the emails of former spy Sergei Skripal's daughter Yulia for at least five years before the two were poisoned, Britain's national security adviser said in a letter made public Friday. 2018-04-13T07:53:00-04:00 2018-04-13T11:53:58-04:00

Russia says alleged chemical attack in Syria staged by UK

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 19:39
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Defense Ministry on Friday accused Britain of staging a fake chemical attack in a Syrian town outside Damascus, a bold charge vehemently denied by Britain as a "blatant lie." The exchange follows the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain, and comes amid Moscow's stern warnings to the West against striking Syria. 2018-04-13T09:25:00-04:00 2018-04-13T13:25:51-04:00

The Latest: Russia: US adopts 'military scenario' for Syria

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 19:39
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria developments (all times local): 2018-04-13T09:29:00-04:00 2018-04-13T13:29:30-04:00

The Latest: UK's UN ambassador denies Russian accusation

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 19:25
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria developments (all times local): 2018-04-13T09:15:00-04:00 2018-04-13T13:15:48-04:00

Amid escalating tensions over Syria, Trump weighs options

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 19:11
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid escalating global tensions over Syria, President Donald Trump weighed his options for responding, possibly with military strikes, to the Syrian government's suspected chemical weapons attack against civilians. Trump's U.N. ambassador, Nikki Haley, said Friday the president has not yet made a final decision on how or whether to respond. 2018-04-13T09:05:00-04:00 2018-04-13T13:05:33-04:00

Congo boycotts pledging conference, says crisis exaggerated

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 19:11
GENEVA (AP) — Congo on Friday took the extraordinary step of boycotting an international conference that reaped hundreds of millions of dollars to help its people, saying the Central African country's humanitarian crisis has been exaggerated. It later said some aid groups that accept the money would have their activities banned. 2018-04-13T07:55:00-04:00 2018-04-13T11:55:19-04:00

The Latest: Gaza ministry says Palestinian killed in protest

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 18:44
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Latest on the situation along the Israeli-Gaza border (all times local): 2018-04-13T08:32:00-04:00 2018-04-13T12:32:54-04:00

The Latest: Hezbollah to Trump: Your tweets do not scare us

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 18:32
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria developments (all times local): 2018-04-13T08:20:00-04:00 2018-04-13T12:20:24-04:00

Russia says alleged chemical attack in Syria staged by UK

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 18:32
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Defense Ministry on Friday accused Britain of staging a fake chemical attack in the Syrian town of Douma last weekend, a bold charge that comes amid Moscow's stern warnings to the West against striking Syria. 2018-04-13T08:19:00-04:00 2018-04-13T12:19:05-04:00

Amid escalating tensions over Syria, Trump weighs options

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 18:17
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid escalating global tensions over Syria, President Donald Trump weighed his options for responding -- possibly with military strikes -- to the Syrian government's suspected chemical weapons attack against civilians. Trump's U.N. ambassador, Nikki Haley, said Friday the president had not yet made a final decision on how and whether to respond. 2018-04-13T08:12:00-04:00 2018-04-13T12:12:49-04:00

Russia says alleged chemical attack in Syria staged by UK

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 17:50
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Defense Ministry on Friday accused Britain of staging a fake chemical attack in the Syrian town of Douma last weekend, a bold charge that comes amid Moscow's stern warnings to the West against striking Syria. 2018-04-13T07:41:00-04:00 2018-04-13T11:41:16-04:00

Congo boycotts pledging conference, says crisis exaggerated

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 17:50
GENEVA (AP) — Congo on Friday took the extraordinary step of boycotting an international conference that reaped hundreds of millions of dollars to help its people, saying the Central African country's humanitarian crisis has been exaggerated. It later said some aid groups that accept the money would have their activities banned. 2018-04-13T07:44:00-04:00 2018-04-13T11:44:31-04:00

The Latest: US's UN ambassador says no decision yet on Syria

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 17:35
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria developments (all times local): 2018-04-13T07:23:00-04:00 2018-04-13T11:23:00-04:00

The Latest: Russia says UK led 'staged' Syria gas attack

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 17:08
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria developments (all times local): 2018-04-13T06:58:00-04:00 2018-04-13T10:58:13-04:00

The Latest: UN chief says Mideast 'peril' threatens security

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 16:55
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria developments (all times local): 2018-04-13T06:40:00-04:00 2018-04-13T10:40:11-04:00

Israeli flags burn, live rounds fired in Gaza border protest

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 16:40
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands of Palestinians staged a mass protest along Gaza's sealed border with Israel on Friday, some burning large Israeli flags and torching tires while soldiers fired tear gas and live bullets from across the border fence. 2018-04-13T06:23:00-04:00 2018-04-13T10:23:44-04:00

Britain says Russia spied on Skripals for years

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 16:13
LONDON (AP) — In a letter made public Friday, British National Security Adviser Mark Sedwill said that Russian intelligence agencies have been spying on Sergei and Yulia Skripal for at least five years. 2018-04-13T06:05:00-04:00 2018-04-13T10:05:07-04:00

Israeli flags burned in mass protest on Gaza-Israel border

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 15:47
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands of Palestinians staged a mass protest along Gaza's sealed border with Israel on Friday, some burning large Israeli flags and torching tires while soldiers fired tear gas and live bullets from across the border fence. 2018-04-13T05:42:00-04:00 2018-04-13T09:42:55-04:00

Russia: Syria chemical attack 'fabrication' by foreign power

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 15:35
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign minister claimed on Friday that a suspected chemical attack in the Syrian town of Douma last weekend was staged with the help of an unspecified foreign intelligence agency. 2018-04-13T04:58:00-04:00 2018-04-13T08:58:23-04:00

Russia: Chemical watchdog report doesn't back British claim

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 15:17
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign minister said Friday that a new report on the poisoning of a former spy does nothing to support Britain's contention that Russia was behind the attack. 2018-04-13T05:04:00-04:00 2018-04-13T09:04:20-04:00

Trump plans to talk to allies before Syria strike decision

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 14:50
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has put off a final decision on possible military strikes against Syria after tweeting earlier that they could happen "very soon or not so soon at all." The White House said he would consult further with allies. 2018-04-13T04:22:00-04:00 2018-04-13T08:22:32-04:00

Russia: Syria chemical attack 'fabrication' by foreign power

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 14:50
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign minister claimed on Friday that a suspected chemical attack in the Syrian town of Douma last weekend was staged with the help of an unspecified foreign intelligence agency. 2018-04-13T04:46:00-04:00 2018-04-13T08:46:30-04:00

Asia cautious about possible Trump rethink on trade deal

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 14:50
TOKYO (AP) — Japan, Australia and New Zealand reacted cautiously Friday after President Donald Trump signaled he might reopen talks on a Pacific Rim trade deal that he pulled the U.S. out of shortly after taking office. 2018-04-13T01:34:00-04:00 2018-04-13T05:34:27-04:00

Palestinians burn Israeli flags, 9 wounded in border protest

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 14:37
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands of Palestinians staged a mass protest along Gaza's sealed border with Israel on Friday, some burning Israeli flags while Israeli soldiers fired tear gas and live bullets from across the border fence. 2018-04-13T03:54:00-04:00 2018-04-13T07:54:01-04:00

Trump plans to talk to allies before Syria strike decision

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 14:09
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has put off a final decision on possible military strikes against Syria after tweeting earlier that they could happen "very soon or not so soon at all." The White House said Thursday he would consult further with allies. 2018-04-13T01:26:00-04:00 2018-04-13T05:26:54-04:00

Uganda 'considering' Israel's request to take 500 migrants

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 13:43
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan government minister says the country is "positively considering" Israel's request to take in 500 Eritrean or Sudanese migrants rejected by Israel. 2018-04-13T02:47:00-04:00 2018-04-13T06:47:43-04:00

Russia: Syria chemical attack 'fabrication' by foreign power

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 13:29
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign minister claimed on Friday that a suspected chemical attack in the Syrian town of Douma last weekend was staged with the help of an unspecified foreign intelligence agency. 2018-04-13T03:23:00-04:00 2018-04-13T07:23:55-04:00

Russia: Syria chemical attack 'fabrication' by foreign power

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:47
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign minister has asserted that a suspected chemical attack in the Syrian town of Douma last weekend was fabricated with the help of an unspecified foreign intelligence agency. 2018-04-13T02:35:00-04:00 2018-04-13T06:35:30-04:00

Palestinians stream to Gaza tent camps for mass protests

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:20
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands of Palestinians flocked Friday to tent camps on Gaza's border with Israel for a third mass protest, amid concerns about more bloodshed after 27 Palestinians were killed and hundreds wounded by Israeli fire during the rallies in the preceding two weeks. 2018-04-13T02:17:00-04:00 2018-04-13T06:17:49-04:00

Palestinians stream to Gaza tent camps for mass protests

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:53
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinians streamed on Friday to tent camps on Gaza's border with Israel for a third mass protest, amid concerns about more bloodshed after 27 Palestinians were killed and hundreds wounded by Israeli fire during the rallies in the preceding two weeks. 2018-04-13T01:47:00-04:00 2018-04-13T05:47:08-04:00

Ecuador's president says kidnapped journalists likely killed

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 10:58
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno said it was highly likely that three press workers kidnapped along the conflictive border with Colombia were killed and gave their drug-running captors 12 hours to demonstrate otherwise before launching a major military strike against them. 2018-04-12T21:22:00-04:00 2018-04-13T01:22:43-04:00

Palestinians stream to Gaza tent camps for mass protests

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 10:58
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinians are streaming to tent camps along Gaza's border with Israel for the third of what are to be weekly mass protests until mid-May. 2018-04-13T00:32:00-04:00 2018-04-13T04:32:22-04:00

Battle to save Africa's elephants is gaining some ground

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 09:23
MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK, Tanzania (AP) — The elephant staggered and keeled over in the tall grass in southern Tanzania, where some of the world's worst poaching has happened. 2018-04-12T22:47:00-04:00 2018-04-13T02:47:22-04:00

Trump administration pauses legal orientation for immigrants

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 08:41
Immigrant advocates are outraged by a U.S. government decision to put on hold a program that helps tens of thousands of immigrants navigate the country's complex immigration court system. 2018-04-12T22:32:00-04:00 2018-04-13T02:32:50-04:00

Childhood Holocaust survivors reunited after 76 years

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 08:41
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Alice Gerstel bid an emotional farewell to her family's closest friends in October 1941, she was hopeful she'd see "Little Simon" Gronowski again. And she did — 76 years later and half a world away from where they were separated in Brussels. 2018-04-12T22:25:00-04:00 2018-04-13T02:25:51-04:00

Battle to save Africa's elephants is gaining some ground

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 08:27
MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK, Tanzania (AP) — The elephant staggered and keeled over in the tall grass in southern Tanzania, where some of the world's worst poaching has happened. 2018-04-12T22:14:00-04:00 2018-04-13T02:14:58-04:00

Battle to save Africa's elephants is gaining some ground

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 08:14
MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK, Tanzania (AP) — The battle to save Africa's elephants is gaining some momentum. Legal ivory markets are shrinking worldwide, and law enforcement has broken up some international trafficking syndicates. But it's far too early to declare a turnaround. Poachers are moving to new areas and traffickers are adapting, aided by entrenched corruption. 2018-04-12T22:06:00-04:00 2018-04-13T02:06:53-04:00

Inspectors head to site of suspected gas attack in Syria

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 08:14
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A team of inspectors from the international chemical weapons watchdog was on its way to Syria on Thursday to begin an investigation into a suspected chemical weapons attack near the capital that has brought the war-torn country to the brink of a wider conflict, amid Western threats of retaliation and Russian warnings of the potential for "a dangerous escalation." 2018-04-12T18:38:00-04:00 2018-04-12T22:38:25-04:00

Official: Taliban attack killed 10 police in western Herat

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 07:59
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A local official says a Taliban attack in western Herat province has killed 10 police and wounded four. 2018-04-12T20:55:00-04:00 2018-04-13T00:55:15-04:00

The Latest: Ecuador president says journalists likely killed

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 06:24
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — The Latest on the kidnapping of Ecuadorean press workers. (all times local): 2018-04-12T20:11:00-04:00 2018-04-13T00:11:44-04:00

The Latest: UN Security Council schedules meeting on Syria

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 05:03
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 2018-04-12T18:34:00-04:00 2018-04-12T22:34:29-04:00

AP Exclusive: 8 victims seek damages from Legion of Christ

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 03:40
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Eight victims of the Catholic Church's most notorious pedophile are pressing the Legion of Christ religious order to compensate them for the sexual abuse they endured and the psychological harm they say resulted from the order's prolonged campaign to discredit them. 2018-04-12T13:34:00-04:00 2018-04-12T17:34:11-04:00

China plans Taiwan Strait live-fire exercises amid tensions

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 03:40
BEIJING (AP) — China announced it will hold live-fire military exercises in the Taiwan Strait amid heightened tensions over increased American support for Taiwan's government. 2018-04-12T16:50:00-04:00 2018-04-12T20:50:12-04:00

Pence to meet with 4 Latin American leaders during summit

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 00:14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence plans to meet with four Latin American leaders during his weekend trip to Peru for an international summit where he is filling in for President Donald Trump. 2018-04-12T14:01:00-04:00 2018-04-12T18:01:04-04:00

Inspectors head to site of suspected gas attack in Syria

AP - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 00:00
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A team of inspectors from the international chemical weapons watchdog was on its way to Syria on Thursday to begin an investigation into a suspected chemical weapons attack near the capital that has brought the war-torn country to the brink of a wider conflict, amid Western threats of retaliation and Russian warnings of the potential for "a dangerous escalation." 2018-04-12T13:22:00-04:00 2018-04-12T17:22:35-04:00

Pence to meet with 4 Latin American leaders during summit

AP - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 23:19
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence plans to meet with four Latin American leaders during his weekend trip to Peru for an international summit where he is filling in for President Donald Trump. 2018-04-12T13:15:00-04:00 2018-04-12T17:15:26-04:00

Inspectors head to site of suspected gas attack in Syria

AP - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 23:08
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A team of inspectors from the international chemical weapons watchdog was on its way to Syria on Thursday to begin an investigation into a suspected chemical weapons attack near the capital that has brought the war-torn country to the brink of a wider conflict, amid Western threats of retaliation and Russian warnings of the potential for "a dangerous escalation." 2018-04-12T12:54:00-04:00 2018-04-12T16:54:11-04:00

Pompeo plays down hopes for comprehensive deal at NK summit

AP - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 22:25
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick to be America's top diplomat is playing down expectations for a breakthrough deal on ending North Korea's nuclear weapons program at a planned summit with the North's leader. 2018-04-12T12:16:00-04:00 2018-04-12T16:16:09-04:00

Putin unlikely to let a US strike in Syria go unanswered

AP - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 20:51
MOSCOW (AP) — Faced with the threat of a U.S. strike on Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin has a dilemma: allow U.S. missiles to hit Moscow's ally without a response or risk a military clash with the United States. 2018-04-12T10:40:00-04:00 2018-04-12T14:40:01-04:00

Chemical watchdog backs UK: Nerve agent poisoned spy Skripal

AP - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 19:55
LONDON (AP) — The international chemical weapons watchdog on Thursday confirmed Britain's finding that a former Russian spy and his daughter were poisoned with a nerve agent, as Russia continued to deny suggestions that it was behind the attack. 2018-04-12T08:36:00-04:00 2018-04-12T12:36:25-04:00

Vatican panel: Bishops should meet on women's role in church

AP - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 19:55
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican's commission of Latin American church leaders is demanding greater decision-making opportunities for women in the church and proposing that Pope Francis call a special meeting of the world's bishops to discuss women. 2018-04-12T09:40:00-04:00 2018-04-12T13:40:19-04:00

Spike Lee, Godard films to compete at Netflix-free Cannes

AP - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 19:15
PARIS (AP) — The director of the Cannes Film Festival called the allegations of sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein "an earthquake" for the movie industry — but he said the quality of films, not gender quotas, remained the top factor in selecting this year's lineup. 2018-04-12T06:48:00-04:00 2018-04-12T10:48:57-04:00

AP Exclusive: Victims seek compensation in abuse reckoning

AP - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 19:15
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Eight victims of the Catholic Church's most notorious pedophile are pressing the Legion of Christ religious order to compensate them for the sexual abuse they suffered and the psychological harm they say resulted from the order's prolonged campaign to discredit them. 2018-04-12T08:33:00-04:00 2018-04-12T12:33:01-04:00

Vatican commission proposes a synod on women

AP - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 19:15
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican's commission of Latin American church leaders is demanding greater opportunities for women in the church and proposing that Pope Francis call a special meeting of the world's bishops to discuss women. 2018-04-12T08:48:00-04:00 2018-04-12T12:48:16-04:00

The Latest: Syria says it will facilitate chemical probe

AP - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 18:07
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 2018-04-12T07:31:00-04:00 2018-04-12T11:31:53-04:00

Macron: France must face up to new economic challenges

AP - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 18:07
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron declared Thursday that strikes and protests will not prevent him from overhauling the nation's economy — comments that came as train workers, hospital staff, students, retirees, lawyers and magistrates are challenging his economic vision. 2018-04-12T07:50:00-04:00 2018-04-12T11:50:31-04:00

Algeria crash victims being identified, no word on probe

AP - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 17:26
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Bodies of the 257 people killed in Algeria's worst aviation disaster were being identified at a military hospital Thursday and returned to families for burial, while officials provided no new information about the crash. 2018-04-12T06:56:00-04:00 2018-04-12T10:56:16-04:00

Russia says Syrian government now in control of rebel town

AP - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 16:59
BEIRUT (AP) — The Russian military announced on Thursday that the Syrian government is now in full control of the last rebel-held town on the outskirts of Damascus that was the site of a suspected chemical attack over the weekend. 2018-04-12T06:52:00-04:00 2018-04-12T10:52:12-04:00

The Latest: Afghan official says sticky bomb destroys tanker

AP - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 16:29
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on a Taliban attack in Afghanistan (all times local): 2018-04-12T05:14:00-04:00 2018-04-12T09:14:53-04:00

Vatican: Pope Chile letter a "spiritual state of emergency"

AP - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 16:03
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican says Pope Francis' apology to Chilean sex abuse victims and request that the country's bishops come to Rome to figure out reforms amounts to a "spiritual state of emergency" declaration for the Chilean church. 2018-04-12T05:56:00-04:00 2018-04-12T09:56:06-04:00

Chemical watchdog: Ex-spy poisoned by very pure nerve agent

AP - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 15:24
LONDON (AP) — The international chemical weapons watchdog on Thursday confirmed Britain's finding that a former Russian spy and his daughter were poisoned with a nerve agent, as Russia continued to deny suggestions that it was behind the attack. 2018-04-12T05:05:00-04:00 2018-04-12T09:05:40-04:00

The Latest: UN urges Afghan factions to protect civilians

AP - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 14:42
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on a Taliban attack in Afghanistan (all times local): 2018-04-12T04:35:00-04:00 2018-04-12T08:35:04-04:00

China announces Taiwan Strait live-fire drills amid tensions

AP - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 14:27
BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday said it will hold live-fire military exercises in the Taiwan Strait amid heightened tensions over increased American support for Taiwan's government. 2018-04-12T04:11:00-04:00 2018-04-12T08:11:36-04:00

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