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Nigeria police say at least 50 killed in mosque bombing

By SAM OLUKOYA, Associated Press LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A teenage suicide bomber attacked as worshippers gathered for morning prayers at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, killing at least 50 people, police said Tuesday, in one of the region's deadliest assaults in years. Police spokesman ...

Trump administration announces sanctions against North Korea

By MATTHEW PENNINGTON, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration plans to announce Tuesday new sanctions on North Korea, after declaring it a state sponsor of terrorism in the latest push to isolate the pariah nation. North Korea has joined Iran, Sudan and Syria on ...

Myanmar treatment of Rohingya called apartheid in new report

By KAWEEWIT KAEWJINDA, Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar has subjected Rohingya Muslims to long-term discrimination and persecution that amounts to "dehumanizing apartheid," Amnesty International said Tuesday in a report that raises questions about what those who have fled a violent ...

Zimbabwe’s Parliament opens in effort to impeach Mugabe

By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and FARAI MUTSAKA, Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe should acknowledge the nation's "insatiable desire" for a leadership change and resign immediately, the recently fired vice president and likely successor to the 93-year-old ...

White House: Trump, Putin set to speak Tuesday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump plans to speak with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday. Trump and Putin spoke informally several times last week when they attended a summit in Vietnam. They agreed on a number of principles for the future of war-torn ...

Lebanon premier heading to Egypt amid political tensions

By ANGELA CHARLTON, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri left France on Tuesday for Egypt, a French official said, as Lebanon awaits his return and clarity about his political future. But first, Hariri went for what appeared to be a morning jog. He left his ...

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe passes deadline to resign; now impeachment

By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and FARAI MUTSAKA, Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Longtime President Robert Mugabe ignored a midday deadline set by the ruling party to step down or face impeachment proceedings, while Zimbabweans stunned by his defiance during a national address vowed more ...

Suu Kyi blames world conflicts partly on illegal immigration

By ESTHER HTUSAN, Associated Press NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Monday that the world is facing instability and conflict in part because illegal immigration spreads terrorism, as her country faces accusations of violently pushing out hundreds of thousands of ...

Kenya top court upholds Kenyatta’s win in repeat election

By TOM ODULA, Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's Supreme Court on Monday upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election in a repeat vote that the opposition boycotted while saying electoral reforms had not been made. The decision appeared to put an end to a months-long political ...

France wrestles with the line between seduction, harassment

By THOMAS ADAMSON, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — France is in a bind over where seduction ends and sexual harassment begins. Since the allegations of rape and sexual harassment emerged against Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein, the country synonymous with love has been stumbling as ...

German government talks collapse; Merkel seeks to reassure

By DAVID RISING, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged early Monday to maintain stability after the Free Democratic Party pulled out of talks on forming a new government with her conservative bloc and the left-leaning Greens, raising the possibility of new ...

Ex-President Pinera leads Chile vote, but faces runoff

By EVA VERGARA, Associated Press SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Billionaire businessman Sebastian Pinera held a big lead late Sunday in returns from Chile's presidential election, buoyed by support from Chileans who hope the former president can resuscitate a flagging economy, though he didn't get ...

Senior Chinese envoy in North Korea amid chill in ties

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The highest-level Chinese envoy to North Korea in two years arrived in the country's capital on Friday to try to improve relations that have soured over Beijing's tightening of sanctions and expressions of support for U.S. President Donald Trump's calls for more ...

Climate talks wrap up with progress on Paris rulebook

By FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press BONN, Germany (AP) — Global talks on curbing climate change wrapped up Friday, with delegates and observers claiming progress on several key details of the 2015 Paris accord. The two-week negotiations focused on a range of issues including transparency, ...

Notorious Mafia ‘boss of bosses’ Toto Riina dead at 87

By COLLEEN BARRY and FRANCES D'EMILIO, Associated Press MILAN (AP) — Mafia 'boss of bosses' Salvatore 'Toto' Riina, who was serving 26 life sentences as the mastermind of a bloody strategy to assassinate both rivals and Italian prosecutors and law enforcement trying to bring down Cosa ...

Rival US and Russian resolutions defeated on Syria weapons

By EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Rival U.S. and Russian resolutions to extend the mandate of experts trying to determine who was responsible for chemical attacks in Syria were defeated Thursday at a heated Security Council meeting that reflected the deteriorating ...

Iraqi forces retake the country’s last IS-held town

By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces backed by the U.S.-led coalition retook on Friday the last town in the country that was held by the Islamic State group, more than three years after the militants stormed nearly a third of Iraq's territory, the Defense ...

Mugabe makes 1st public appearance amid pressure to exit

By FARAI MUTSAKA and CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe made his first public appearance since the military put him under house arrest this week, even as the military announced "significant progress" on talks for his departure and ...

Zimbabwe army has Mugabe, wife in custody, controls capital

By FARAI MUTSAKA, Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's army said Wednesday it has President Robert Mugabe and his wife in custody and was securing government offices and patrolling the capital's streets following a night of unrest that included a military takeover of the state ...

China sending envoy to North Korea following Trump visit

By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Following President Donald Trump's visit to Beijing, China said Wednesday that it would send a high-level special envoy to North Korea amid an extended chill in relations between the neighbors over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons and missile ...