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Israeli leaders’ Nazi comments derail European summit

Published Feb. 19 2019

JERUSALEM (AP) — Poland on Monday withdrew from a European summit in Jerusalem, derailing the meeting and embarrassing its Israeli...

Nigeria’s female candidates seek victory despite harassment

Published Feb. 19 2019

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Nervous ahead of Nigeria’s delayed election, a group of young women picked up their cellphones and...

Tense standoff spells endgame for IS militants in Syria

Published Feb. 19 2019

BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — The collection of tents was largely silent on a sunny winter Monday afternoon.

Abu Dhabi arms fair opens amid Yemen war criticism

Published Feb. 18 2019

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates’ yearslong war in Yemen alongside Saudi Arabia bled into...

‘Taking their last breath’: IS hides among Syrian civilians

Published Feb. 18 2019

BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — From a self-proclaimed caliphate that once spread across much of Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State...

Libyan authorities help free 14 kidnapped Tunisian workers

Published Feb. 18 2019

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Libyan authorities helped free 14 Tunisian workers Sunday who were kidnapped by an armed group near...

Sex abuse survivors say Vatican summit must deliver action

Published Feb. 18 2019

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Roman Catholics who were sexually abused by clergy are insisting decisive actions to confront the decades-long...

Family: UK teen who joined Islamic State has baby in Syria

Published Feb. 18 2019

LONDON (AP) — The family of a British teenager who ran away to join the Islamic State group and now...

Polish PM cancels Israel visit amid new Holocaust tensions

Published Feb. 18 2019

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki canceled his plans to attend a meeting of central European leaders...

In Brexit limbo, UK veers between high anxiety, grim humor

Published Feb. 18 2019

LONDON (AP) — It’s said that history often repeats itself — the first time as tragedy, the second as farce.

US-backed Syria force says IS territorial defeat is near

Published Feb. 17 2019

BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — The sound of mortar shelling and fighter jets whizzing by filled the air.At the base in...

Merkel defends Iran deal, multilateralism but Pence resists

Published Feb. 17 2019

MUNICH (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel drew lengthy applause Saturday for her spirited defense of a multilateral approach to...

Book alleges a Vatican gay subculture, hypocrisy

Published Feb. 16 2019

PARIS (AP) — A gay French writer has lifted the lid on what he calls one of the world’s largest...

Pence makes first Auschwitz visit

Published Feb. 16 2019

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visited the memorial site of Auschwitz on Friday along with the...

Europeans fire back at criticism over Iran

Published Feb. 16 2019

MUNICH (AP) — Germany’s foreign minister on Friday slammed U.S. President Donald Trump’s protectionist trade measures as creating a “lose-lose”...

Push on last IS enclave blunted by discovery of civilians

Published Feb. 16 2019

AL-OMAR OIL FIELD BASE, Syria (AP) — The offensive on the last enclave held by the Islamic State group in...

Venezuelan prosecutor to investigate Guaido appointments

Published Feb. 15 2019

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s chief prosecutor said Thursday he has launched an investigation into opposition leader Juan Guaido’s appointment...

Car bomb kills 33 Indian soldiers, wounds 20 in Kashmir

Published Feb. 15 2019

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — At least 33 soldiers were killed and about 20 others wounded Thursday in a car bomb...

Several dozen miners believed trapped after Zimbabwe floods

Published Feb. 15 2019

KADOMA, Zimbabwe (AP) — Hundreds of relatives, community members and others on Thursday sat on piles of soil and rocks...

UK’s May suffers Brexit strategy defeat

Published Feb. 15 2019

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May suffered an embarrassing defeat by lawmakers Thursday in a vote that left...

Taliban announce surprise talks with US in Pakistan

Published Feb. 14 2019

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban will hold a previously unexpected round of peace talks with the United States in...

Suicide bomber targeting Iran’s Revolutionary Guard kills 27

Published Feb. 14 2019

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A suicide car bomber claimed by an al-Qaida-linked group attacked a bus carrying members of Iran’s...

Activists: More than 200 IS fighters surrender in east Syria

Published Feb. 14 2019

AL-OMAR OIL FIELD BASE, Syria (AP) — Islamic State group militants, many of them foreigners, surrendered to U.