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The Latest: Israeli fire kills Palestinian at Gaza border

AP - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 15:10
KHUZAA, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Latest on the Gaza Palestinians protest march and the violence along the Gaza-Israel border (all times local): 2018-04-06T09:08:58-04:00 2018-04-06T09:01:30-04:00

The Latest: Israeli fire kills Palestinian at Gaza border

AP - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 14:57
KHUZAA, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Latest on the Gaza Palestinians protest march and the violence along the Gaza-Israel border (all times local): 2018-04-06T08:55:17-04:00 2018-04-06T08:42:50-04:00

The Latest: Lawyer of ex-President Park hints at appeal

AP - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 14:43
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the corruption verdict for former South Korean President Park Geun-hye (all times local): 2018-04-06T08:41:39-04:00 2018-04-06T04:54:23-04:00

China vows to fight US 'at any cost' as trade spat worsens

AP - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 14:29
WASHINGTON (AP) — China vowed on Friday to fight the U.S. "at any cost" after President Donald Trump proposed slapping an additional $100 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods in an escalating trade dispute between the world's two largest economies. 2018-04-06T08:28:03-04:00 2018-04-06T08:15:08-04:00

Facebook says up to 2.7 million EU users affected by leak

AP - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 12:53
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union says that Facebook has told it that up to 2.7 million people in the 28-nation bloc may have been victim of improper data sharing involving political data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica. 2018-04-06T06:52:39-04:00 2018-04-06T06:48:00-04:00

Ex-S. Korean leader Park gets 24-year prison term

AP - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 12:14
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was formally convicted of an array of corruption charges and sentenced to 24 years in prison on Friday, a year after she was driven from office and arrested over a scandal that saw months of massive street rallies calling for her ouster. 2018-04-06T06:11:50-04:00 2018-04-06T06:01:46-04:00

Ex-S. Korean leader Park gets 24-year prison term

AP - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 11:45
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was formally convicted of an array of corruption charges and sentenced to 24 years in prison on Friday, a year after she was driven from office and arrested over a scandal that saw months of massive street rallies calling for her ouster. 2018-04-06T05:44:34-04:00 2018-04-06T05:38:58-04:00

China vows to fight US 'at any cost' as trade spat worsens

AP - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 11:32
WASHINGTON (AP) — China vowed on Friday to fight the U.S. "at any cost" after President Donald Trump proposed slapping an additional $100 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods in an escalating trade dispute between the world's two largest economies. 2018-04-06T05:30:51-04:00 2018-04-06T05:25:55-04:00

Russia says Britain is 'playing with fire' in spy case

AP - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 10:51
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The international furor over the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter intensified, with Russia warning Britain that it was "playing with fire." 2018-04-06T04:50:02-04:00 2018-04-06T04:39:07-04:00

Ex-S. Korean leader Park gets 24-year prison term

AP - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 09:45
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was formally convicted and sentenced to 24 years in prison on Friday, a year after she was driven from office and arrested over a corruption scandal that saw months of massive street rallies calling for her ouster. 2018-04-06T03:42:23-04:00 2018-04-06T03:32:09-04:00

The Latest: Ex-SKorea leader Park gets 24-year prison term

AP - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 09:15
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the corruption verdict for former South Korean President Park Geun-hye (all times local): 2018-04-06T03:15:01-04:00 2018-04-06T03:02:50-04:00

The Latest: Former South Korean President Park found guilty

AP - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 08:49
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the corruption verdict for former South Korean President Park Geun-hye (all times local): 2018-04-06T02:47:58-04:00 2018-04-06T02:01:52-04:00

Ex-S. Korean leader Park guilty of abuse of power, coercion

AP - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 08:35
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean judge said Friday that ex-President Park Geun-hye is guilty of abuse of power and coercion. The details came in a nationally televised verdict as Judge Kim Se-yun read a lengthy statement at Seoul Central District Court. The sentencing was to follow; prosecutors have demanded a 30-year prison term 2018-04-06T02:34:13-04:00 2018-04-06T02:19:28-04:00

China vows to fight US 'at any cost' as trade spat worsens

AP - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 08:35
WASHINGTON (AP) — China vowed on Friday to fight the U.S. "at any cost" after President Donald Trump proposed slapping an additional $100 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods in an escalating trade dispute between the world's two largest economies. 2018-04-06T02:34:13-04:00 2018-04-06T02:15:58-04:00

Scandal-hit Malaysian PM calls elections, expected in May

AP - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 07:54
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's scandal-tainted prime minister announced Friday that Parliament will be dissolved to pave the way for general elections, expected to be held next month, that will pit his long-ruling coalition against a revived opposition led by former strongman Mahathir Mohamad. 2018-04-06T01:52:56-04:00 2018-04-06T01:47:32-04:00

Russia says Britain is 'playing with fire' in spy case

AP - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 07:27
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The international furor over the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter intensified, with Russia warning Britain that it was "playing with fire." 2018-04-06T01:25:54-04:00 2018-04-06T00:46:29-04:00

Russia says Britain is 'playing with fire' in spy case

AP - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 06:45
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The international furor over the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter intensified, with Russia warning Britain that it was "playing with fire." 2018-04-06T00:44:59-04:00 2018-04-06T00:38:40-04:00

Brazil braces for looming arrest of ex-President 'Lula'

AP - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 06:45
SAO BERNARDO DO CAMPO, Brazil (AP) — Latin America's largest nation prepared for what would have been unimaginable just a few years ago: the arrest of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, a once wildly popular leader whose administrations were credited with bringing millions out of poverty in one of the world's most unequal countries. 2018-04-06T00:44:59-04:00 2018-04-06T00:44:45-04:00

Russia says Britain is 'playing with fire' in spy case

AP - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 06:33
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The international furor over the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter intensified, with Russia warning Britain that it was "playing with fire." 2018-04-06T00:31:42-04:00 2018-04-06T00:26:07-04:00

Former South Korean leader Park due for corruption verdict

AP - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 05:11
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court is set to issue a verdict against disgraced former President Park Geun-hye on Friday, a year after she was forced out of office and arrested over an explosive corruption scandal that ensnared aides and prominent business leaders. 2018-04-05T23:09:48-04:00 2018-04-05T22:57:43-04:00

Trump proposes $100 billion in new tariffs on Chinese goods

AP - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 04:17
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump instructed the U.S. trade representative to consider slapping an additional $100 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods on Thursday in a dramatic escalation of the trade dispute between the two countries. 2018-04-05T22:15:01-04:00 2018-04-05T22:01:49-04:00

Trump proposes $100 billion in new tariffs on Chinese goods

AP - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 03:48
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump instructed the U.S. trade representative to consider slapping an additional $100 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods on Thursday in a dramatic escalation of the trade dispute between the two countries. 2018-04-05T21:48:09-04:00 2018-04-05T21:35:14-04:00

Arrest warrant issued for former Brazilian president 'Lula'

AP - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 03:48
SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian judge issued an arrest warrant on Thursday for former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, dealing a major blow to the once wildly popular leader who was trying to mount a political comeback ahead of October's elections. 2018-04-05T21:48:09-04:00 2018-04-05T21:24:36-04:00

Trump proposes $100 billion in new tariffs on Chinese goods

AP - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 02:54
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump instructed the U.S. trade representative to consider slapping an additional $100 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods on Thursday in a dramatic escalation of the trade dispute between the two countries. 2018-04-05T20:53:20-04:00 2018-04-05T20:49:22-04:00

Poisoned daughter better as UK-Russia dispute at UN worsens

AP - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 02:54
LONDON (AP) — The daughter of a former Russian spy poisoned by a nerve agent said Thursday in her first public comment that she's recovering even as the international furor over the attack intensified, with Russia claiming intelligence services of other countries were probably behind it. 2018-04-05T20:53:20-04:00 2018-04-05T20:49:01-04:00

Trump proposes $100 billion in new tariffs on Chinese goods

AP - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 02:40
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump instructed the U.S. trade representative to consider slapping an additional $100 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods Thursday in a dramatic escalation of the trade dispute between the two countries. 2018-04-05T20:39:27-04:00 2018-04-05T20:25:23-04:00

Poisoned daughter better as UK-Russia dispute at UN worsens

AP - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 02:27
LONDON (AP) — The daughter of a former Russian spy poisoned by a nerve agent said Thursday in her first public comment that she's recovering, but the international furor over the attack escalated as Russia told the United Nations Moscow assumes "with a high degree of probability" that the intelligence services of other countries are behind it. 2018-04-05T20:25:57-04:00 2018-04-05T19:49:55-04:00

As Trump mulls a pullout, IS attempts to re-emerge in Syria

AP - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 02:01
MANBIJ, Syria (AP) — Even as President Donald Trump mulls a U.S. pullout from Syria, insisting that the Islamic State group is "almost completely defeated," the extremist group is showing signs of a revival. 2018-04-05T19:58:52-04:00 2018-04-05T15:21:31-04:00

Trump proposes $100 billion in new tariffs on Chinese goods

AP - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 01:18
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has instructed the U.S. trade representative to consider slapping $100 billion in additional tariffs on Chinese goods. 2018-04-05T19:17:32-04:00 2018-04-05T19:11:40-04:00

Arrest warrant issued for former Brazilian president 'Lula'

AP - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 01:18
SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian judge issued an arrest warrant on Thursday for former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, dealing a major blow to the once wildly popular leader who was trying to mount a political comeback ahead of October's elections. 2018-04-05T19:17:32-04:00 2018-04-05T19:17:04-04:00

Arrest warrant issued for former Brazilian president 'Lula'

AP - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 01:05
SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian judge issued an arrest warrant on Thursday for former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, dealing a major blow to the once wildly popular leader who was trying to mount a political comeback ahead of October's elections. 2018-04-05T19:03:58-04:00 2018-04-05T18:53:06-04:00

Arrest warrant issued for former Brazilian president 'Lula'

AP - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 23:57
SAO PAULO (AP) — A federal judge issued an arrest warrant on Thursday for former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, dealing a major blow to the once wildly popular leader who was trying to mount a political comeback ahead of October's elections. 2018-04-05T17:55:35-04:00 2018-04-05T17:53:49-04:00

Israeli airstrike on Gaza border kills Palestinian

AP - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 23:57
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli airstrike killed a Gaza man Thursday, while a second Palestinian died of wounds sustained in last week's mass protest along the Gaza-Israel border, officials said. 2018-04-05T17:55:35-04:00 2018-04-05T13:24:13-04:00

US approves $1.3 billion sale of artillery to Saudi Arabia

AP - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 23:43
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration signed off Thursday on selling more than $1.3 billion in artillery to Saudi Arabia, giving a vote of confidence to the Saudi military as young Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman concludes a marathon tour of the United States. 2018-04-05T17:42:03-04:00 2018-04-05T17:39:17-04:00

The Latest: Brazil judge issues arrest warrant for da Silva

AP - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 23:30
SAO PAULO (AP) — The Latest on the fate of former Brazil President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (all times local): 2018-04-05T17:28:29-04:00 2018-04-05T17:26:21-04:00

US approves $1.3 billion sale of artillery to Saudi Arabia

AP - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 22:47
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is signing off on selling more than $1.3 billion in artillery to Saudi Arabia as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visits the United States. 2018-04-05T16:46:53-04:00 2018-04-05T16:33:32-04:00

The Latest: Russia says other nations likely behind attack

AP - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 22:47
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy and his daughter (all times local): 2018-04-05T16:46:53-04:00 2018-04-05T16:39:51-04:00

As jail looms for Brazil's da Silva, his party vows to fight

AP - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 22:47
SAO PAULO (AP) — The head of Brazil's Workers' Party on Thursday warned that jailing former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva would turn Latin America's largest nation into a "banana republic," while the former leader's lawyers said they were filing injunctions in hopes of keeping him out of prison. 2018-04-05T16:46:53-04:00 2018-04-05T16:38:57-04:00

Daughter of poisoned spy says she's getting stronger daily

AP - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 20:47
LONDON (AP) — In her first public comment since she and her father, a former Russian spy, were poisoned by a nerve agent, Yulia Skripal said Thursday from a hospital that she's recovering quickly, but the whole ordeal has been "somewhat disorientating." 2018-04-05T14:44:47-04:00 2018-04-05T13:09:14-04:00

Two populist parties vie to form Italy's next government

AP - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 19:38
MILAN (AP) — Italy's president on Thursday set up a second round of talks to form a new government as the leaders of the two most successful parties in the last election vied to control the process despite lacking a parliamentary majority. 2018-04-05T13:36:27-04:00 2018-04-05T13:27:47-04:00

Turkey: 4 staff members killed in attack at university

AP - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 19:38
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A research assistant shot and killed four staff members at a university in central Turkey, the university's president said Thursday. 2018-04-05T13:36:27-04:00 2018-04-05T11:12:54-04:00

The Latest: UK envoy fears Moscow aim to 'build a narrative'

AP - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 19:38
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy and his daughter (all times local): 2018-04-05T13:36:27-04:00 2018-04-05T13:33:54-04:00

The Latest: Russia 'not trolling' Britain over spy case

AP - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 19:09
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy and his daughter (all times local): 2018-04-05T13:09:24-04:00 2018-04-05T12:58:32-04:00

London struggles to fight crime spike, murders soar in 2018

AP - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 18:57
LONDON (AP) — Friends say Israel Ogunsola was a bubbly young man with a knack for making people laugh. 2018-04-05T12:55:49-04:00 2018-04-05T12:42:54-04:00

London struggles to fight crime spike, murders soar in 2018

AP - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 18:43
LONDON (AP) — Friends say Israel Ogunsola was a bubbly young man with a knack for making people laugh. 2018-04-05T12:42:11-04:00 2018-04-05T12:29:12-04:00

Hungary's Orban seeks re-election on anti-migrant platform

AP - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 17:21
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is betting that his relentless campaign against migration will keep his voter base united and motivated for Sunday's national election. 2018-04-05T11:20:29-04:00 2018-04-05T11:15:00-04:00

Hungary's Orban seeks re-election on anti-migrant platform

AP - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 17:07
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is betting that his relentless campaign against immigration will keep his supporters united and motivated for Sunday's national election. 2018-04-05T11:06:55-04:00 2018-04-05T10:55:35-04:00

Daughter of poisoned spy says she's recovering

AP - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 16:54
LONDON (AP) — The poisoned daughter of an ex-Russian spy said Thursday she's recovering quickly after her ordeal, while Russia strongly protested being locked out of the probe into the nerve agent that sickened her and her father. 2018-04-05T10:52:54-04:00 2018-04-05T10:30:37-04:00

Turkish spy agency has snatched 80 people from 18 countries

AP - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 16:42
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — In covert operations in 18 countries, Turkey's intelligence agency has snatched around 80 Turkish citizens who the government wanted for alleged links to the country's 2016 failed coup, a top Turkish official said Thursday. 2018-04-05T10:39:06-04:00 2018-04-05T07:52:32-04:00

Israeli airstrike on Gaza border kills Palestinian

AP - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 16:14
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli airstrike in northern Gaza early on Thursday killed a Palestinian, while a second man died from wounds sustained in last week's mass protest along the Gaza-Israel border, officials said. 2018-04-05T10:11:50-04:00 2018-04-05T09:20:08-04:00

Bollywood star Salman Khan gets 5 years for poaching deer

AP - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 16:14
NEW DELHI (AP) — Bollywood superstar Salman Khan was convicted Thursday of poaching rare deer in a wildlife preserve two decades ago and sentenced to five years in prison, with the trial judge describing him as a "habitual offender." 2018-04-05T10:11:50-04:00 2018-04-05T09:21:15-04:00

Daughter of poisoned spy says she's recovering

AP - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 15:47
LONDON (AP) — The poisoned daughter of an ex-Russian spy said Thursday she's recovering quickly after her ordeal, while Russia strongly protested being locked out of the probe into the nerve agent that sickened her and her father. 2018-04-05T09:45:18-04:00 2018-04-05T09:38:24-04:00

The Latest: Russian TV releases call with ex-spy's niece

AP - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 15:05
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy and his daughter (all times local): 2018-04-05T09:03:32-04:00 2018-04-05T08:58:43-04:00

Israeli airstrike on Gaza border kills Palestinian

AP - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 14:25
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli airstrike in northern Gaza early on Thursday killed a Palestinian, while a second man died from wounds sustained in last week's mass protest along the Gaza-Israel border, officials said. 2018-04-05T08:23:00-04:00 2018-04-05T08:15:15-04:00

Koreas holds preparatory talks to set up Kim-Moon summit

AP - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 13:44
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas held preparatory talks Thursday for a summit later this month between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in amid a global diplomatic push to resolve tensions over the North's nuclear program. 2018-04-05T07:42:24-04:00 2018-04-05T05:10:15-04:00

Russia calls diplomat expulsions a 'mockery' of the law

AP - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 13:42
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's top diplomat on Thursday described the British accusations against Moscow over the nerve agent poisoning of an ex-spy as a mockery of international law and said Russia will push to find out the truth. 2018-04-05T07:42:03-04:00 2018-04-05T07:32:58-04:00

Scientists harvest 1st vegetables in Antarctic greenhouse

AP - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 13:42
BERLIN (AP) — Scientists in Antarctica have harvested their first crop of vegetables grown without earth, daylight or pesticides as part of a project designed to help astronauts cultivate fresh food on other planets. 2018-04-05T07:42:03-04:00 2018-04-05T07:21:45-04:00

Israeli airstrike on Gaza border kills Palestinian

AP - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 13:18
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli airstrike in northern Gaza early on Thursday killed a Palestinian, while a second man died from wounds sustained in last week's mass protest along the Gaza-Israel border, officials said. 2018-04-05T07:15:01-04:00 2018-04-05T07:09:46-04:00

Buses leave US Embassy in Moscow on expulsion deadline day

AP - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 12:50
MOSCOW (AP) — Three buses believed to be carrying expelled American diplomats departed from the U.S. Embassy in Moscow on Thursday. 2018-04-05T06:47:59-04:00 2018-04-05T00:52:15-04:00

New French unrest: Students, medics protest Macron reforms

AP - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 10:48
ROUEN, France (AP) — Students and medical workers are facing off against riot police in a protest over reforms by President Emmanuel Macron's government. 2018-04-05T04:45:14-04:00 2018-04-05T04:41:31-04:00

China-US tariff spat: Mostly losers, but some winners too

AP - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 10:18
BEIJING (AP) — China's threat to raise tariffs on U.S. exports could be a disaster for American soybean farmers but a boon to their Brazilian and Argentine competitors, European aerospace companies and Japanese whiskey distillers. 2018-04-05T04:17:17-04:00 2018-04-05T04:07:31-04:00

Trump scales back US goals in Syria, against aides' advice

AP - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 07:36
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is abandoning plans to keep U.S. troops in Syria long term, pushing for a quick military withdrawal over a prolonged effort to stabilize the country and prevent the Islamic State group from re-emerging. 2018-04-05T01:33:49-04:00 2018-04-05T01:23:42-04:00

Brazil's top court rules against da Silva on prison

AP - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 07:21
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's top court voted narrowly in the early hours Thursday to turn down an attempt by former President Luiz Inacio da Silva to stay out of jail while he appeals a corruption conviction, a decision that will have widespread implications in this polarized nation. 2018-04-05T01:20:00-04:00 2018-04-05T01:06:18-04:00

Philippines to shut polluted isle Duterte called a cesspool

AP - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 06:55
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the closure of the tourist destination of Boracay for up to six months after saying the waters off its famed white-sand beaches had become a "cesspool" due to overcrowding and development. 2018-04-05T00:52:29-04:00 2018-04-05T00:39:42-04:00

Russia loses vote to join spy poisoning probe; next stop UN

AP - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 06:26
MOSCOW (AP) — The international chemical weapons watchdog on Wednesday rejected Russia's call for a joint investigation with Britain of the nerve-agent poisonings of an ex-spy and his daughter in England. 2018-04-05T00:25:15-04:00 2018-04-04T16:45:16-04:00

Oil spill that caused Indonesia fire was due to broken pipe

AP - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 06:26
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An oil spill that caused a fire that killed five people and sickened hundreds in an Indonesian port city came from a broken pipe the state-owned energy company was using to transfer crude oil, police said Thursday. 2018-04-05T00:25:15-04:00 2018-04-04T21:49:51-04:00

Brazil's top court: Lula can be jailed for upheld conviction

AP - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 06:14
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A sharply divided top court voted early Thursday to reject an attempt by former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio da Silva to stay out of jail while he appeals a corruption conviction, delivering a hard blow to the front-running candidate in this year's presidential election in Latin America's largest nation. 2018-04-05T00:11:18-04:00 2018-04-05T00:07:35-04:00

The Latest: Brazil court rejects Lula petition to avoid jail

AP - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 06:00
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The latest on former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's effort to block his arrest (all times local): 2018-04-04T23:57:47-04:00 2018-04-04T23:45:35-04:00

Brazil's top court split over jail for ex-President da Silva

AP - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 06:00
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Justices on a divided top court traded barbs Wednesday night as they weighed whether former President Luiz Inacio Silva, leading preference polls to return to Brazil's presidency, should be allowed to put off beginning a 12-year sentence while he appeals a corruption conviction. 2018-04-04T23:57:47-04:00 2018-04-04T23:27:20-04:00

Koreas begin preparatory talks to set up Kim-Moon summit

AP - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 05:34
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas on Thursday began preparatory talks to set up a summit later this month between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in amid a global diplomatic push to resolve tensions over the North's nuclear program. 2018-04-04T23:30:44-04:00 2018-04-04T23:18:55-04:00

Trump scales back US goals in Syria, leaves future to others

AP - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 04:24
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is dramatically scaling back U.S. goals in Syria as he pushes for a quick military withdrawal, Trump administration officials said Wednesday, abandoning plans to stay long-term to stabilize the country and prevent the Islamic State group from re-emerging. 2018-04-04T22:22:28-04:00 2018-04-04T22:18:59-04:00

Erdogan: Turkey to keep pushing Kurds out of Syria's north

AP - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 04:24
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday that his military "won't stop" trying to oust Syrian Kurdish fighters from northern Syria, as he met with the leaders of Russia and Iran for talks on trying to resolve the conflict. 2018-04-04T22:22:28-04:00 2018-04-04T17:23:11-04:00

Mossad chief '100 percent certain' Iran seeks nuclear bomb

AP - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 04:10
JERUSALEM (AP) — The head of Israel's Mossad intelligence agency is "100 percent certain" that Iran remains committed to developing a nuclear bomb and believes the international community must change or scrap its nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic. 2018-04-04T22:08:38-04:00 2018-04-04T18:10:45-04:00

US forces in Syria seen setting up new front-line positions

AP - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 03:02
MANBIJ, Syria (AP) — A week ago, there was just a single house where U.S. soldiers had hoisted an American flag on a hill not far from a tense front line in Syria. 2018-04-04T21:00:16-04:00 2018-04-04T14:28:16-04:00

Correction: Trump story on securing US-Mexico border

AP - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 02:21
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story April 3 about President Donald Trump announcing that he wants to use the military to secure the border, The Associated Press reported erroneously the length of the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas. It is roughly 1,250 miles (2,000 kilometers) long, not 800 miles (1,290 kilometers) long. 2018-04-04T20:19:50-04:00 2018-04-04T19:26:41-04:00

On the brink: US and China threaten tariffs as fears rise

AP - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 02:21
WASHINGTON (AP) — The world's two biggest economies stand at the edge of the most perilous trade conflict since World War II. Yet there's still time to pull back from the brink. 2018-04-04T20:19:50-04:00 2018-04-04T17:48:38-04:00

US asks judge to imprison Turkish banker for over 15 years

AP - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 02:21
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors asked a judge Wednesday to imprison a Turkish banker for over 15 years for helping Iran evade economic sanctions, saying he was a key player in undermining efforts to curb Iran's nuclear ambitions. 2018-04-04T20:19:50-04:00 2018-04-04T16:06:27-04:00

Brazil's top court spars over jail for ex-President da Silva

AP - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 02:21
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Justices on Brazil's top court appeared to be moving Wednesday night toward denying a petition from former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to stay out of prison while he appeals a 12-year sentence for corruption, a ruling that could affect the country's stability ahead of October elections. 2018-04-04T20:19:50-04:00 2018-04-04T19:18:53-04:00

Trump scales back US goals in Syria, leaves future to others

AP - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 23:52
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is dramatically scaling back U.S. goals in Syria as he pushes for a quick military withdrawal, Trump administration officials said Wednesday, abandoning plans to stay long-term to stabilize the country and prevent the Islamic State group from re-emerging. 2018-04-04T17:49:22-04:00 2018-04-04T17:44:53-04:00

The Latest: Iowa Senator: Trade dispute unfair to US farmers

AP - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 22:15
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-China trade tensions (all times local): 2018-04-04T16:14:13-04:00 2018-04-04T16:12:26-04:00

The Latest: Trade war bad for chemical industry, group says

AP - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 21:50
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-China trade tensions (all times local): 2018-04-04T15:46:54-04:00 2018-04-04T15:40:35-04:00

Erdogan: Turkey to keep pushing Kurds out of Syria's north

AP - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 21:21
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday that his military "won't stop" trying to oust Syrian Kurdish fighters from northern Syria, as he met with the leaders of Russia and Iran for talks on trying to resolve the conflict. 2018-04-04T15:19:35-04:00 2018-04-04T15:06:16-04:00

The Latest: GOP Senator Blunt critical of Trump tariffs

AP - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 21:21
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-China trade tensions (all times local): 2018-04-04T15:19:35-04:00 2018-04-04T15:07:07-04:00

The Latest: Russia says it's 'pushed aside' in spy probe

AP - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 19:59
MOSCOW (AP) — The latest on the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy and his daughter (all times local): 2018-04-04T13:57:39-04:00 2018-04-04T13:50:08-04:00

The Latest: US soybean group calls tariffs 'devastating'

AP - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 19:04
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-China trade tensions (all times local): 2018-04-04T13:03:05-04:00 2018-04-04T12:55:19-04:00

Israeli rights group urges soldiers to refuse orders in Gaza

AP - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 18:37
JERUSALEM (AP) — A leading Israel human rights group urged Israeli forces in a rare step Wednesday to disobey open-fire orders unless Gaza protesters pose an imminent threat to soldiers' lives. 2018-04-04T12:35:55-04:00 2018-04-04T12:28:07-04:00

White House says Syria mission coming to 'a rapid end'

AP - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 18:37
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Wednesday that the U.S. military mission in Syria was coming to "a rapid end" but offered no firm timeline for a withdrawal, even as President Donald Trump has insisted it's time for American troops to return home. 2018-04-04T12:35:55-04:00 2018-04-04T12:31:03-04:00

Erdogan: Turkey to keep pushing Kurds out of Syria's north

AP - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 18:23
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday that his military "won't stop" trying to oust Syrian Kurdish fighters from Syria's north, as he met with the leaders of Russia and Iran for talks on resolving the conflict. 2018-04-04T12:21:59-04:00 2018-04-04T12:13:07-04:00

Erdogan: Turkey to keep pushing Kurds out of Syria's north

AP - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 18:09
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday that his military "won't stop" trying to oust Syrian Kurdish fighters from Syria's north, as he met with the leaders of Russia and Iran for talks on resolving the conflict. 2018-04-04T12:08:16-04:00 2018-04-04T12:03:34-04:00

The Latest: Kudlow suggests tariffs may not take effect

AP - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 18:09
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-China trade tensions (all times local): 2018-04-04T12:08:16-04:00 2018-04-04T12:07:00-04:00

The Latest: Boeing shares sink after China proposes tariffs

AP - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 17:56
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-China trade tensions (all times local): 2018-04-04T11:54:33-04:00 2018-04-04T11:49:53-04:00

UK rejects joint probe with Russia into spy poisoning

AP - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 17:54
BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain and Russia accused each other of duplicity and untrustworthiness Wednesday, with London rejecting any possibility of a joint probe involving Moscow into the poisoning of a former spy and his daughter in England. 2018-04-04T11:41:16-04:00 2018-04-04T10:52:33-04:00

White House says Syria mission coming to 'a rapid end'

AP - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 17:48
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Wednesday that the U.S. military mission in Syria was coming to "a rapid end" but offered no firm timeline for a withdrawal, even as President Donald Trump has insisted it's time for American troops to return home. 2018-04-04T11:41:16-04:00 2018-04-04T11:40:26-04:00

Erdogan: Turkey to keep pushing Kurds out of Syria's north

AP - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 17:42
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday that Turkey's military "won't stop" it's efforts to oust Syrian Kurdish fighters from Syria's north, as the leaders of Turkey, Russia and Iran met for talks on resolving the conflict in Syria. 2018-04-04T11:40:44-04:00 2018-04-04T11:29:54-04:00

France puts 78,000 security threats on vast police database

AP - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 17:14
PARIS (AP) — France has flagged more than 78,000 people as security threats in a database intended to let European police share information on the continent's most dangerous residents — more than all other European countries put together — according to an analysis by The Associated Press. 2018-04-04T11:13:41-04:00 2018-04-04T10:06:56-04:00

Greek minister says country vigilant against 'enemy' Turkey

AP - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 17:14
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's defense minister has described Turkey as an "enemy that continues to provoke us" and announced that he has ordered additional military personnel to move to islands in the eastern Aegean Sea. 2018-04-04T11:13:41-04:00 2018-04-04T11:03:20-04:00

UK rejects joint probe with Russia into spy poisoning

AP - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 16:33
BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain and Russia accused each other of duplicity and untrustworthiness Wednesday, with London rejecting any possibility of a joint probe involving Moscow into the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy and his daughter in England. 2018-04-04T10:32:31-04:00 2018-04-04T10:25:52-04:00

The Latest: China triggers WTO dispute mechanism

AP - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 16:21
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-China trade tensions (all times local): 2018-04-04T10:18:53-04:00 2018-04-04T10:10:26-04:00

China lists $50B of US goods it might hit with 25 pct tariff

AP - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 16:21
BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday issued a $50 billion list of U.S. goods including soybeans and small aircraft for possible tariff hikes in an escalating and potentially damaging technology dispute with Washington. 2018-04-04T10:18:53-04:00 2018-04-04T10:07:47-04:00

Trump advisers urge against hasty US retreat from Syria

AP - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:53
WASHINGTON (AP) — With a decision seemingly imminent about whether to bring home U.S. troops from Syria, President Donald Trump's national security team is advising against a hasty withdrawal even as he makes his preference clear: "I want to get out." 2018-04-04T09:51:50-04:00 2018-04-04T09:41:49-04:00

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