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Turkish opposition parties form alliance before June 24 vote

ISTANBUL (AP) — Four opposition parties in Turkey have announced a political alliance ahead of the country's June 24 national election, aiming to mount a meaningful challenge to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party. Speaking to reporters Saturday, the main opposition Republican ...

Indian-held Kashmir erupts in deadly violence, killing 7

By AIJAZ HUSSAIN, Associated Press SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian troops killed three suspected rebels during a gunbattle Saturday in the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir, while police blamed insurgents for killing three other men during a day of violence and protests in the disputed ...

Honduras regrets US move to end temporary protected status

By FREDDY CUEVAS, Associated Press TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — President Juan Orlando Hernandez's government expressed regret over a U.S. move Friday to end temporary protected status, or TPS, for tens of thousands of Hondurans who have resided in the United States for nearly two ...

Trump cites knife crime in London before first visit to UK

LONDON (AP) — Some British doctors and legislators have reacted angrily to President Donald Trump's comments comparing a London hospital to a war zone because of knife crime. Dr. Martin Griffiths, a surgeon at the Royal London Hospital, tweeted Saturday he would be "happy to invite Mr. ...

7 miners missing in Poland after tremor hits coal mine

By MONIKA SCISLOWSKA, Associated Press WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Seven coal miners are missing after a tremor struck a mine in southern Poland, a spokeswoman for a coal mining company said Saturday. A rescue operation was launched at 11:25 a.m. Saturday after a tremor occurred at the Zofiowka ...

Armenian capital calm after protests end _ but at what cost?

By YURAS KARMANAU and DAVID KEYTON, Associated Press YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — After weeks of raucous protests, the streets of the Armenian capital suddenly calmed Thursday and the ruling party confirmed it would back an opposition leader to become prime minister next week. The opposition ...

Germany vows to take tougher stance on migrant deportations

By FRANK JORDANS and KIRSTEN GRIESHABER, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of German police officers raided a refugee shelter in the southern town of Ellwangen on Thursday, days after an angry mob of migrants prevented authorities from deporting a 23-year-old man from Togo. The ...

Rainstorm kills at least 91, injures over 160 in India

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — A powerful dust storm and rain swept parts of north and western India overnight, causing house collapses, toppling trees and leaving at least 91 people dead and more than 160 injured, officials said Thursday. The devastation was particularly severe Wednesday night in ...

Iran’s foreign minister says no renegotiating nuclear deal

By NASSER KARIMI and JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's foreign minister took to YouTube on Thursday to criticize President Donald Trump's threat to withdraw from the nuclear deal, saying Iran will not "renegotiate or add onto" the atomic accord. Mohammad Javad ...

Australian first lady ‘flattered’ by ‘delicious’ description

By ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister said on Thursday his wife was "flattered and charmed" to be described by President Emmanuel Macron as "delicious," a compliment that has sparked lighthearted conjecture during the French leader's first ...

US-China trade talks center on rivalry over technology

By GILLIAN WONG and KELVIN CHAN, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — A high-powered U.S. delegation arrived in Beijing on Thursday for talks with Chinese officials on defusing tensions that are propelling the world's two largest economies toward a trade war. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is ...

Opposition protesters block Armenia’s main airport

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Opposition protesters on Wednesday blocked the road leading from Armenia's capital, Yerevan, to its airport, as well as several subway stations and government ministries after their leader called for a national strike. The actions Wednesday follow the parliament's ...

Faux pas: France’s Macron says Aussie PM’s wife ‘delicious’

By TREVOR MARSHALLSEA, Associated Press SYDNEY (AP) — Was it a Freudian slip by French President Emmanuel Macron? A joke linked to French gastronomy? Or even, a week after his visit to Washington, a parody of President Donald Trump's infamous comments about Macron's wife? Whatever the case, ...

Morocco cuts ties with Iran over Sahara weapons dispute

By AMIRA EL MASAITI, Associated Press RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco severed relations with Iran Tuesday, accusing the Mideast country of providing funds, training and weapons to Polisario Front independence fighters in the disputed Western Sahara. Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita ...

US delays decision on tariffs for EU, prolonging uncertainty

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER and KEN THOMAS, AP Writers WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government will take another 30 days to decide whether to impose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum from the European Union, Canada and Mexico, extending a period of uncertainty for businesses in those ...

Workers, activists mark May Day with defiant rallies

MOSCOW (AP) — Workers and activists marked May Day on Tuesday with rallies to demand their government address labor issues. International Workers' Day is a public holiday in many countries, though activities are restricted in some places, sometimes leading to confrontations. A look at some ...

Burning building in Sao Paulo collapses; at least 1 dead

By PETER PRENGAMAN and ANDRE PENNER, Associated Press SAO PAULO (AP) — An abandoned high-rise building occupied by squatters in downtown Sao Paulo caught fire and collapsed Tuesday, sending chunks of fiery debris crashing into neighboring buildings and surrounding streets. Firefighters said ...

2 Koreas dismantle propaganda loudspeakers at tense border

By HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas dismantled huge loudspeakers used to blare Cold War-style propaganda across their tense border on Tuesday, as South Korea's president asked the United Nations to observe the North's planned closing of its nuclear ...

Australian cardinal to face trial on sexual abuse charges

By ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Vatican official to be charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis, on Tuesday officially denied charges of sexual abuse spanning decades after his lawyers failed to sway a court ...

Like a showman, Trump suggests DMZ for ‘big event’ with Kim

By MATTHEW PENNINGTON, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Like a consummate showman, President Donald Trump began rolling the drum Monday for his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, suggesting the "big event" take place in the Demilitarized Zone that divides the Koreas. That's where ...