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Trump: ‘All options are on table’ after NK missile launch

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that "all options are on the table" in terms of a U.S. response to North Korea's launch of a missile over Japan. In a terse, written statement Tuesday, Trump said that with the missile launch ...

Russia tries to allay Western fears about planned war games

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military sought Tuesday to allay Western fears about major war games set for next month, describing them as regular drills that will not threaten anyone. The Zapad (West) 2017 maneuvers organized jointly by Belarus and ...

Prosecutors expect to charge German nurse with more killings

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say they expect to bring new charges against a male nurse already serving a life sentence for two murders after determining that he might have killed another 84 patients, if not more. Oldenburg state prosecutor Martin Koziolek said Tuesday he expected his ...

Merkel: Europe still ‘hasn’t done homework’ on refugees

By GEIR MOULSON, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday that she did the right thing by allowing large numbers of migrants into Germany two years ago, but said Europe hasn't done enough to resolve the refugee problem properly since then. At a wide-ranging ...

France’s Macron: Fighting terrorism abroad is top priority

By SYLVIE CORBET, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has made the fight against "Islamic terrorism" in Syria and Iraq the top priority in his foreign policy agenda. Speaking Tuesday to French diplomats gathered at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Macron called the ...

AP releases restored footage of Charles and Diana’s wedding

LONDON (AP) — It was the wedding that captivated the world. Lady Diana Spencer said "I will" to Britain's Prince Charles, becoming Princess of Wales and bringing fresh youth and glamour to Britain's royal family. Now, 36 years later, The Associated Press has restored original footage from ...

Saudi-led airstrikes kill 14 civilians in Yemen’s capital

By AHMED AL-HAJ, Associated Press SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi-led coalition's fighter jets rained bombs on Friday over the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, levelling houses packed with civilians and killing at least 14 people, including eight members of a single family, relatives and witnesses ...

Afghan official: Gunmen storm, attack Shiite mosque in Kabul

By AMIR SHAH, Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Gunmen stormed a Shiite mosque in the Afghan capital while worshippers were at Friday prayers, setting off an explosion that killed a security guard outside and pushing into the two-story building, officials said. A cleric who was ...

South Korean court sentences Samsung heir to 5 years prison

By YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Business Writer SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court sentenced the billionaire chief of Samsung to five years in prison for crimes that helped oust the country's president, a stunning downfall that could freeze up decision making at a global electronics ...

Swedish journalist’s torso found in submarine death mystery

By JAN M. OLSEN, Associated Press COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Journalist Kim Wall had reported on conflicts, crises and natural disasters around the world. Earlier this month, she set out to sea from laid-back Copenhagen for a story about an eccentric Danish inventor and his home-made ...

Saudi-led airstrikes hit Yemen hotel, killing at least 41

By MAGGIE MICHAEL, Associated Press CAIRO (AP) — An airstrike by a Saudi-led coalition struck a hotel near Yemen's capital on Wednesday, killing at least 41 people as the alliance stepped up airstrikes against the Houthi rebels and their allies in and around Sanaa. The escalation comes amid ...

Egypt’s leader, US envoy meet after cut in American aid

By MENNA ZAKI, Associated Press CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president and foreign minister met with White House adviser Jared Kushner on Wednesday, just hours after the Trump administration cut or delayed hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Cairo over human rights concerns. Kushner, who is ...

Russian art community turns out to support detained director

By NATALIYA VASILYEVA, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — To a full house and rapturous applause more suited to one of his sold-out productions, Russian theater and film director Kirill Serebrennikov appeared in court Wednesday and was placed under house arrest pending an investigation into ...

US and S. Korean troops start drills amid N. Korea standoff

By HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. and South Korean troops kicked off their annual drills Monday that come after President Donald Trump and North Korea exchanged warlike rhetoric in the wake of the North's two intercontinental ballistic missile tests last ...

Big Ben bell falls silent in London for repairs until 2021

By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — With a dozen deep bongs, Britain's Big Ben sounded the hour for the last time Monday before falling silent for repair work due to last almost four years. The giant bell atop Parliament's clock tower rang out at noon, as it has almost every ...

Spanish authorities hunting just 1 person in vehicle attacks

By JOSEPH WILSON, Associated Press BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish authorities on Monday said they were looking for just one person after the deadly vehicle attacks last week in Barcelona and a seaside town south of the city by a 12-man jihadi cell. Moroccan suspect Younes Abouyaaqoub, 22, ...

Nigerian president vows to step up fight against Boko Haram

By BASHIR ADIGUN, Associated Press ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari said his government will step up its campaign against Islamic extremist rebels but made no mention of his health he spoke to the nation for the first time Monday, after more than three months of ...

Attack victims came from around world to celebrate Barcelona

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The victims of attacks in Barcelona and a nearby resort came from around the world and across generations — a Canadian with an adventurous spirit, a Portuguese woman celebrating her 74th birthday, a 3-year-old Spanish boy enjoying a day out with his family. They are ...

PM: Iraqi forces begin operation to retake Tal Afar from IS

By AHMED SAMI, Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S.-backed Iraqi security forces on Sunday began a multi-pronged military operation to retake the town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, from the Islamic State group, Iraq's prime minister announced. Tal Afar and the surrounding area is one of the ...

Grace Mugabe returns to Zimbabwe despite assault claim

By FARAI MUTSAKA, Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe returned home from South Africa on Sunday despite calls that she be prosecuted for allegedly assaulting a young model at a luxury hotel in Johannesburg. A report by Zimbabwean state ...