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Karzai says Afghan election threatens peace

By KATHY GANNON Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Former president Hamid Karzai says Saturday's presidential election threatens Afghanistan's best chance of making peace with the Taliban and ending 18 years of war. Karzai, still one of the most important political figures in ...

Death toll rises to 32 in protests in Indonesia’s Papua

By NINIEK KARMINI Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The death toll from violent protests in Indonesia's restive Papua province has risen to 32 after several bodies were found under burned buildings, officials said Tuesday. An angry mob torched local government buildings, shops and ...

Trump attacks globalism, while putting pressure on Iran

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Facing growing calls for his impeachment, President Donald Trump addressed the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday and delivered a roaring defense of nationalism and American sovereignty even as he tried to rally a ...

Supreme Court stamps its authority on British politics

By MIKE CORDER Associated Press What a way to mark your 10th anniversary. A decade almost to the day after its creation, the U.K.'s Supreme Court stamped its authority — unanimously and unequivocally — on British politics with a thundering repudiation Tuesday of British Prime Minister ...

Furor over Trump puts Ukraine’s leader in a tough spot

By YURAS KARMANAU and NATALIYA VASILYEVA Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the comedian elected Ukraine's leader in April, took office pledging to focus on ending the separatist fighting in the country's east, fomented by Russia. But now, barely 100 days in power, he finds ...

Travel chaos, jobs lost as UK firm Thomas Cook collapses

By GREGORY KATZ and CARLO PIOVANO Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of travelers were stranded across the world Monday after British tour company Thomas Cook collapsed, immediately halting almost all its flights and hotel services and laying off all its ...

Dutch reinforce major dike as seas rise, climate changes

By MIKE CORDER and ALEKSANDAR FURTULA Associated Press THE AFSLUITDIJK, Netherlands (AP) — Rising up in a thin line through the waters separating the provinces of North Holland and Friesland, the 87-year-old Afsluitdijk is one of the low-lying Netherlands' key defenses against its ancient ...

At UN, Trump to face questions about Ukraine, Iran, allies

By JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Faced with growing tumult at home and abroad, President Donald Trump heads into his three-day visit to the United Nations this week hoping to lean on strained alliances while fending off questions about whether he sought foreign help to ...

UK says Iran responsible for attack on Saudi oil facilities

By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Britain has concluded that Iran was responsible for attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Sunday. He said the U.K. would consider taking part in a U.S.-led military effort to bolster the Gulf ...

Johnson says he’ll tell Trump: Hands off UK health service

By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he'll tell U.S. President Donald Trump that the U.K.'s state-funded health service will be off the table in any future trade negotiations, and that the U.S. will have to open its markets to British ...

Iran’s Guard says ready for ‘any scenario’ amid US standoff

By AMIR VAHDAT Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard is ready for combat and "any scenario," its chief commander said Saturday, as the country's nuclear deal with world powers collapses and the U.S. alleged Iran was behind a weekend attack on major oil ...

Colombia says Maduro’s “brutality” must end

By JOSHUA GOODMAN and CHRISTINE ARMARIO Associated Press BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's president compared Nicolás Maduro to Serbian war criminal Slobodan Milosevic as he goes on a diplomatic offensive to corral the Venezuelan socialist, warning that he would be making a "stupid" ...

Trump heads to UN with long list of deals he’s yet to close

By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, a self-described deal-maker, is saddled with a long list of unresolved foreign policy deals he has yet to close heading into his U.N. visit this coming week. There are challenges with Iran, North Korea, the Afghan ...

Youth leaders at UN demand bold climate change action

By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Fresh off the climate strike that took hundreds of thousands of young people out of classrooms and into the streets globally, youth leaders gathered at the United Nations Saturday to demand radical moves to fight climate change. "We ...

Hong Kong protesters, police face off in renewed clashes

By RAF WOBER Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters in Hong Kong threw gasoline bombs and police fired tear gas Saturday in renewed clashes over anti-government grievances. Reporters saw at least one person arrested after violence erupted following an afternoon march by several ...

Canada’s Trudeau faces furor over brownface photo from 2001

By ROB GILLIES Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's campaign moved to contain a growing scandal Thursday after a yearbook photo surfaced of him in brownface at a 2001 "Arabian Nights" costume party and two other similar incidents came to light. With the election a ...

Iran envoy: ‘All-out war’ to result if hit for Saudi attack

By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Any attack on Iran by the U.S. or Saudi Arabia will spark an "all-out war," Tehran's top diplomat warned Thursday, raising the stakes as Washington and Riyadh weigh a response to a drone-and-missile strike on the kingdom's ...

UK top court aims to rule next week on Parliament shutdown

By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was accused by one of the country's former leaders of obstructing Parliament by shutting down the legislature for five weeks, as a landmark Brexit case at the U.K. Supreme Court came to a head on ...

Hurricane rips roofs, cuts power in Bermuda, but no deaths

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Humberto blew off rooftops, toppled trees and knocked out power as it blew past the British Atlantic island of Bermuda. But officials said Thursday that the Category 3 storm caused no reported deaths. "We've made it through and everyone is safe," Premier David Burt ...

Israeli leader invites rival to join in unity government

By TIA GOLDENBERG Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu invited his political rival Benny Gantz to join a unity government with him and his religious allies on Thursday, an offer that was greeted coolly amid continued deadlock following this week's ...