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Syrian rebels give up Damascus area town to government

AP - 24 min 3 sec ago
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 - 24 min 3 sec ago
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

The Latest: Raul Castro gets own theme song

AP - 50 min 1 sec ago
HAVANA (AP) — The Latest on Raul Castro's handover of Cuba's presidency (all times local): 2018-04-19T09:59:00-04:00 2018-04-19T13:59:11-04:00

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

AP - 1 hour 45 min ago
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

Syrian rebels give up Damascus area town to government

AP - 2 hours 13 min ago
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 - 2 hours 13 min ago
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 - 3 hours 20 min ago
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 - 3 hours 48 min ago
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 - 4 hours 2 min ago
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 - 4 hours 16 min ago
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 - 4 hours 30 min ago
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 - 4 hours 30 min ago
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 - 5 hours 10 min ago
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 - 5 hours 38 min ago
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 - 5 hours 52 min ago
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 - 5 hours 52 min ago
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 - 6 hours 18 min ago
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 - 6 hours 18 min ago
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 - 6 hours 46 min ago
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 - 6 hours 46 min ago
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 - 6 hours 46 min ago
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 - 7 hours 28 min ago
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 - 7 hours 28 min ago
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 - 7 hours 40 min ago
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 - 8 hours 22 min ago
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 - 8 hours 35 min ago
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 - 8 hours 48 min ago
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 - 9 hours 4 min ago
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 - 9 hours 4 min ago
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 - 9 hours 32 min ago
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 - 11 hours 7 min ago
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 - 11 hours 20 min ago
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 - 11 hours 48 min ago
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 - 12 hours 44 min ago
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 - 13 hours 10 min ago
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 - 13 hours 24 min ago
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 - 13 hours 52 min ago
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 - 15 hours 14 min ago
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 - 15 hours 37 min ago
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 - 15 hours 54 min ago
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 - 16 hours 8 min ago
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 - 16 hours 8 min ago
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 - 16 hours 22 min ago
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 - 16 hours 22 min ago
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 - 16 hours 49 min ago
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 - 17 hours 4 min ago
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 - 17 hours 15 min ago
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 - 17 hours 15 min ago
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 - 17 hours 44 min ago
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 - 17 hours 55 min ago
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 - 18 hours 24 min ago
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 - 18 hours 24 min ago
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 - 18 hours 24 min ago
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 - 20 hours 3 sec ago
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 - 20 hours 40 min ago
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 - 22 hours 2 min ago
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 - 22 hours 18 min ago
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

The Latest: Trump says US wants Kim meeting to be a success

AP - 22 hours 30 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the United States and North Korea (all times local): 2018-04-18T14:29:00-04:00 2018-04-18T18:29:55-04:00

The Latest: UN says more security needed at Douma site

AP - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 21:02
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syria conflict (all times local): 2018-04-18T10:58:00-04:00 2018-04-18T14:58:03-04:00

Douma chemical attack puts OPCW back in spotlight

AP - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 20:22
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has been thrust once again into the international limelight by a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in Britain and allegations of a chemical bombardment on the Syrian city of Douma. 2018-04-18T09:40:00-04:00 2018-04-18T13:40:20-04:00

UN team fired on at suspected Syria chemical attack site

AP - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 20:07
BEIRUT (AP) — Assailants opened fire at a U.N. security team visiting the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria, an official said Wednesday, forcing it to retreat to its base and further delaying a fact-finding mission by outside experts to examine the claims. 2018-04-18T09:52:00-04:00 2018-04-18T13:52:55-04:00

Queen to welcome Commonwealth leaders as group seeks mission

AP - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 19:13
LONDON (AP) — The flags of more than 50 nations are flying outside Buckingham Palace as Queen Elizabeth II prepares to welcome leaders from the Commonwealth, an international club with an eclectic membership, an identity problem and an uncertain future. 2018-04-18T09:08:00-04:00 2018-04-18T13:08:16-04:00

OPCW chief rejects Russia claim of 2nd Salisbury nerve agent

AP - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 19:13
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The head of the global chemical watchdog agency has 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. 2018-04-18T08:59:00-04:00 2018-04-18T12:59:30-04:00

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

AP - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 18:59
HAVANA (AP) — Cuba on Wednesday selected 57-year-old First Vice President Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez as sole candidate to succeed Raul Castro as president of Cuba, the centerpiece of an effort to ensure that the country's single-party system outlasts the aging revolutionaries who created it. 2018-04-18T08:45:00-04:00 2018-04-18T12:45:17-04:00

Turkish president calls surprise early elections for June

AP - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 18:47
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday called early elections for June, meaning that a new political system that would allow him to consolidate powers would take effect a year earlier than scheduled. 2018-04-18T08:16:00-04:00 2018-04-18T12:16:51-04:00

The Latest: Diaz-Canel lone candidate to replace Raul Castro

AP - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 18:32
HAVANA (AP) — The Latest on the meeting of Cuba's legislature and the scheduled end of Raul Castro's presidency (all times local): 2018-04-18T08:21:00-04:00 2018-04-18T12:21:35-04:00

The Latest: UN Syria envoy seeks 'relaunch' of negotiations

AP - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 18:17
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syria conflict (all times local): 2018-04-18T08:13:00-04:00 2018-04-18T12:13:42-04:00

The Latest: Russia says Syrian wounded in attack on UN team

AP - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 18:05
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syria conflict (all times local): 2018-04-18T07:55:00-04:00 2018-04-18T11:55:59-04:00

The Latest: Unclear when OPCW team can visit Douma

AP - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 17:09
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syria conflict (all times local): 2018-04-18T06:56:00-04:00 2018-04-18T10:56:57-04:00

Swedish king wants to let Nobel literature selectors resign

AP - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 16:57
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's king said Wednesday he wants to change the rules of the Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize each year, to allow board members to resign even though they are appointed for life. 2018-04-18T06:51:00-04:00 2018-04-18T10:51:46-04:00

Raul Castro leaving Cuban presidency, not power

AP - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:47
HAVANA (AP) — Raul Castro is stepping down from Cuba's presidency, but he isn't giving up power. 2018-04-18T05:44:00-04:00 2018-04-18T09:44:55-04:00

The Latest: Cuba opens session to choose new president

AP - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:33
HAVANA (AP) — The Latest on the meeting of Cuba's legislature and the scheduled end of Raul Castro's presidency (all times local): 2018-04-18T05:24:00-04:00 2018-04-18T09:24:38-04:00

First the chlorine, then chaos and death in Syria attack

AP - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:45
BEIRUT (AP) — Residents of the Syrian town of Douma were packed into underground shelters amid bombardment when the gas began to spread. Suddenly, panic ensued. 2018-04-18T03:37:00-04:00 2018-04-18T07:37:57-04:00

The Latest: Trump confirms Pompeo talks in North Korea

AP - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:19
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the United States and North Korea (all times local): 2018-04-18T03:05:00-04:00 2018-04-18T07:05:41-04:00

AP Interview: Malaysia's Mahathir says opposition could win

AP - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:19
PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian strongman Mahathir Mohamad said Wednesday that huge rallies indicate some of the ruling coalition's traditional Malay supporters are now favoring the opposition and a change of government is possible in next month's elections. 2018-04-18T03:14:00-04:00 2018-04-18T07:14:17-04:00

Korean leaders can discuss peace, but can't end Korean War

AP - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:03
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump has given his "blessing" for North and South Korea to discuss the end of the Korean War amid a diplomatic push to end the North Korean nuclear standoff. One problem: There can be no real talks without the involvement of the other countries that fought the 1950-53 war, and especially the United States. 2018-04-18T02:50:00-04:00 2018-04-18T06:50:06-04:00

Cuban state media say new president to be elected Wednesday

AP - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:51
HAVANA (AP) — Cuban state media say the country's National Assembly will elect a new president on Wednesday but will only announce the replacement for Raul Castro the following day. 2018-04-18T02:44:00-04:00 2018-04-18T06:44:19-04:00

Korean leaders can discuss peace, but can't end Korean War

AP - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:11
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump has given his "blessing" for North and South Korea to discuss the end of the Korean War amid a diplomatic push to end the North Korean nuclear standoff. One problem: There can be no real talks without the involvement of the other countries that fought the 1950-53 war, and especially the United States. 2018-04-18T02:01:00-04:00 2018-04-18T06:01:49-04:00

First the chlorine, then chaos and death in Syria attack

AP - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:11
BEIRUT (AP) — Residents of the Syrian town of Douma were packed into underground shelters amid bombardment when the gas began to spread. Suddenly, panic ensued. 2018-04-18T01:57:00-04:00 2018-04-18T05:57:07-04:00

Delays keep inspectors from reaching Syria attack site

AP - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:29
BEIRUT (AP) — International chemical weapons inspectors do not appear to have visited the site of a suspected attack in Syria after days of delays by Syrian and Russian authorities. 2018-04-18T01:22:00-04:00 2018-04-18T05:22:38-04:00

First the chlorine, then chaos and death in Syria attack

AP - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:02
BEIRUT (AP) — Residents of the Syrian town of Douma were packed into underground shelters amid bombardment when the gas began to spread. Suddenly, panic ensued. 2018-04-18T00:56:00-04:00 2018-04-18T04:56:25-04:00

Delays keep inspectors from reaching Syria attack site

AP - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:02
BEIRUT (AP) — International chemical weapons inspectors do not appear to have visited the site of a suspected attack in Syria after days of delays by Syrian and Russian authorities. 2018-04-18T00:58:00-04:00 2018-04-18T04:58:15-04:00

Mahathir says opposition can win with growing Malay support

AP - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 10:07
PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian strongman Mahathir Mohamad said a wave of change was evident among rural ethnic Malays and a 30 percent swing from the bloc's traditional support for the government would be enough to secure the opposition victory in next month's elections. 2018-04-17T23:51:00-04:00 2018-04-18T03:51:41-04:00

Korean leaders can discuss peace, but can't end Korean War

AP - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 09:27
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump has given his "blessing" for North and South Korea to discuss the end of the Korean War amid a diplomatic push to end the North Korean nuclear standoff. One problem: There can be no real talks without the involvement of the other countries that fought the 1950-53 war, and especially the United States. 2018-04-17T23:18:00-04:00 2018-04-18T03:18:59-04:00

Mahathir says opposition can win with growing Malay support

AP - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 08:17
PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian strongman Mahathir Mohamad says a wave of change is evident among rural ethnic Malays and a 30 percent swing from the bloc's traditional support for the government would be enough to secure the opposition victory in next month's elections. 2018-04-17T22:05:00-04:00 2018-04-18T02:05:45-04:00

Korean leaders can discuss peace, but can't end Korean War

AP - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 07:50
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump has given his "blessing" for North and South Korea to discuss the end of the Korean War amid a diplomatic push to end the North Korean nuclear standoff. One problem: There can be no real talks without the involvement of the other countries that fought the 1950-53 war, and especially the United States. 2018-04-17T21:42:00-04:00 2018-04-18T01:42:52-04:00

IMF: A major trade rift could imperil solid global economy

AP - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 07:23
WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday that rising trade tensions between the United States and China risk undermining a global economy that the IMF believes should otherwise grow solidly this year. 2018-04-17T09:39:00-04:00 2018-04-17T13:39:41-04:00

Korean leaders can discuss peace, but not decide end of war

AP - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 07:09
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump has given his "blessing" for North and South Korea to discuss the end of the Korean War at their summit next week amid a diplomatic push to end the North Korean nuclear standoff. 2018-04-17T21:06:00-04:00 2018-04-18T01:06:25-04:00

US officials say Pompeo has met with NKorea's Kim

AP - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 04:52
WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director Mike Pompeo recently traveled to North Korea to meet with leader Kim Jong Un, two officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday. 2018-04-17T18:49:00-04:00 2018-04-17T22:49:49-04:00

US officials say Pompeo has met with NKorea's Kim

AP - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 04:11
WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director Mike Pompeo recently traveled to North Korea to meet with leader Kim Jong Un, two U.S. officials said Tuesday. 2018-04-17T18:04:00-04:00 2018-04-17T22:04:34-04:00

US officials says Pompeo has met with NKorea's Kim

AP - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 03:59
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two U.S. officials say CIA Director Mike Pompeo recently traveled to North Korea to meet with leader Kim Jong Un. 2018-04-17T17:43:00-04:00 2018-04-17T21:43:06-04:00

Suspect in Iceland's 'Big Bitcoin Heist' escapes prison

AP - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 03:17
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — A prisoner in Iceland suspected of masterminding the theft of about 600 computers that were being used to mine bitcoin and other virtual currencies escaped custody and fled Tuesday on a passenger plane that a witness said also carried the remote North Atlantic nation's prime minister. 2018-04-17T13:34:00-04:00 2018-04-17T17:34:25-04:00

Cambridge Analytica ex-CEO refuses to testify in UK

AP - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 03:17
LONDON (AP) — Cambridge Analytica's ex-CEO, Alexander Nix, has refused to testify before the U.K. Parliament's media committee, citing British authorities' investigation into his former company's alleged misuse of data from millions of Facebook accounts in political campaigns. 2018-04-17T12:31:00-04:00 2018-04-17T16:31:19-04:00

The Latest: Russia opposes Western resolution on Syria at UN

AP - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 03:04
BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 2018-04-17T17:01:00-04:00 2018-04-17T21:01:30-04:00

Syria envoy says UN security team visits alleged attack site

AP - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 02:35
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian media said international chemical weapons inspectors on Tuesday entered the town of Douma, where an alleged poison gas attack was carried out earlier this month, but a Syrian diplomat said later that only a U.N. security team visited the Damascus suburb. 2018-04-17T16:29:00-04:00 2018-04-17T20:29:56-04:00

The Latest: Syrian envoy says only UN security team at Douma

AP - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 02:23
BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 2018-04-17T16:12:00-04:00 2018-04-17T20:12:33-04:00

Chemical arms experts in Syria go to site of alleged attack

AP - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 22:17
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — International chemical weapons inspectors Tuesday entered Douma, the Syrian town that was the site of a suspected poison gas attack that led to Western airstrikes against the Syrian government, state media reported. 2018-04-17T12:11:00-04:00 2018-04-17T16:11:34-04:00

Man with 3 faces: Frenchman gets 2nd face transplant

AP - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 21:07
LONDON (AP) — In a medical first, a French surgeon says he has performed a second face transplant on the same patient — who is now doing well and even spent a recent weekend in Brittany. 2018-04-17T11:00:00-04:00 2018-04-17T15:00:22-04:00

Study: Diamond from the sky may have come from 'lost planet'

AP - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 19:45
BERLIN (AP) — Fragments of a meteorite that fell to Earth about a decade ago provide compelling evidence of a lost planet that once roamed our solar system, according to a study published Tuesday. 2018-04-17T08:34:00-04:00 2018-04-17T12:34:52-04:00

Man with 3 faces: Frenchman gets 2nd face transplant

AP - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 19:32
LONDON (AP) — In a medical first, a French surgeon says he has performed a second face transplant on the same patient — who is now doing well and even spent a recent weekend in Brittany. 2018-04-17T09:24:00-04:00 2018-04-17T13:24:53-04:00

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