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Armenian protesters to renew efforts to stop capital traffic

April 19, 2018

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — The leader of large protests that have roiled the capital of Armenia for a week is calling on supporters to renew efforts to paralyze traffic. more »»

Syrian rebels give up Damascus area town to government

April 19, 2018

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. more »»

The Latest: Russia, China congratulate Cuba on new president

April 19, 2018

HAVANA (AP) — The Latest on Raul Castro's handover of Cuba's presidency (all times local):

4 p.m. more »»

Pentagon: Sarin likely at Syria sites, but questions remain

April 19, 2018

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... more »»

Russia says US visa delays could halt direct flights

April 19, 2018

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Foreign Ministry says increasing delays by the United States in issuing visas could result in flagship airline Aeroflot ending flights to the U.S. more »»

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

April 19, 2018

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... more »»

EU foreign policy hails Western Balkan efforts at membership

April 19, 2018

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — The European Union foreign policy chief on Thursday hailed efforts by nations in Western Balkans to advance toward membership in the bloc, ending a tour of the... more »»

Gaza protest camps moved closer to Israel border fence

April 19, 2018

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... more »»

The Latest: Raul Castro gets own theme song

April 19, 2018

HAVANA (AP) — The Latest on Raul Castro's handover of Cuba's presidency (all times local):

1:55 p.m.

Raul Castro's retirement from the presidency of Cuba has its own theme song. more »»

Queen tips Prince Charles to follow her as Commonwealth head

April 19, 2018

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... more »»

The Latest: US lawmaker sees no real change in Cuba

April 19, 2018

HAVANA (AP) — The Latest on Raul Castro's handover of Cuba's presidency (all times local):

1:25 p.m. more »»

After Syria missile strikes, US stuck in holding pattern

April 19, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — The drama of U.S. and allied missile strikes on Syria has obscured a sobering fact: The U.S.-led campaign to eliminate the Islamic State from Syria has stalled.

The U.S. more »»

Fate of US citizen with ties to IS in hands of judge

April 19, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday weighed the fate of a U.S. citizen who has been accused of working with Islamic State militants in Syria, but never charged. more »»

US easing rules on sales of armed drones, other weaponry

April 19, 2018

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 government. more »»

Germany's Merkel appears open to compromise on EU reforms

April 19, 2018

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel signaled her willingness to find compromises with France when it comes to reforming the European Union, as she hosted French President Emmanuel Macro... more »»

Poland marks 75th anniversary of uprising in Warsaw Ghetto

April 19, 2018

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... more »»

Diaz-Canel replaces Raul Castro as Cuba's president

April 19, 2018

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... more »»

UK mulls plan to ban plastic straws and cut waste

April 19, 2018

LONDON (AP) — Britain's government wants to take action to ban plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton buds — and is urging other Commonwealth nations to follow suit. more »»

Far-right cancels bid to shut Berlin's Berghain techno club

April 19, 2018

BERLIN (AP) — A far-right party has withdrawn its proposal to close down one of Berlin's most famous techno clubs after the plan drew widespread ridicule in the laissez-faire German capital. more »»

Russia joins bid to win compensation over US metals tariffs

April 19, 2018

GENEVA (AP) — Russia on Thursday joined the European Union, India and China in appealing through the World Trade Organization to demand compensation from the United States for its tariffs on... more »»

 
 
 

 

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