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Israel eases restrictions on US-bound Gazan travelers

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel on Wednesday launched a program to provide shuttle service for Gazans who need to travel to the...

Maltese court charges 3 with murder of journalist, 7 on bail

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — A Maltese court charged three men Tuesday with the car-bomb slaying of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, as details from...

Lebanese PM puts resignation on hold, in surprise reversal

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri walked back his resignation on Wednesday after weeks of intensive international diplomacy aimed at restoring the...

Spain issues arrest warrant for ousted Catalan leader, aides

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish judge issued an international arrest warrant on Friday for former members of the Catalan Cabinet who were last seen...

Honduras president edges into lead in slow vote count

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — New partial results in Honduras' presidential election wiped out challenger Salvador Nasralla's lead over incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez on...

IOC: Russians can compete at Olympics, but without flag

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russian athletes will be allowed to stand on the medal podium at the Winter Olympics — just not with their...

Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe’s president after 37 years

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, who once vowed to rule for life, resigned on Tuesday, succumbing to a week of overwhelming...

Territorial losses suffered by Islamic State in Syria, Iraq

BEIRUT (AP) — With new losses Friday, the Islamic State group has been driven from more than 96 percent of the large parts of...

EU official: Progress toward breakthrough in Brexit talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — A European Union official said Tuesday night that EU and British negotiators were making progress toward a breakthrough in Brexit talks...

Putin announces 2018 re-election bid, ends long speculation

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday he would seek re-election next year in a race he is poised to win easily,...

On surprise Russia trip, Assad and Putin talk post-war Syria

MOSCOW (AP) — On a surprise trip to Russia, Syria's Bashar Assad discussed potential new peace initiatives for post-war Syria with Russian President Vladimir...

Venezuela arrests top oil officials in corruption probe

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan authorities on Thursday arrested two former top officials in a widening corruption probe into the state-run oil industry that...

Lebanese premier resigns, plunging nation into uncertainty

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri resigned from his post in a televised address from the Saudi capital Saturday, accusing Hezbollah of...

NKorea launches ICBM in possibly its longest-range test yet

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After 2 ½ months of relative peace, North Korea launched its most powerful weapon yet early Wednesday, a presumed...

Saudi at Guantanamo said to have admitted helping 9/11 plot

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — A Saudi facing a war crimes tribunal at Guantanamo Bay for allegedly aiding the Sept. 11 attack...

Lebanon’s PM Hariri says he will be in Beirut within days

PARIS (AP) — Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Saturday he will return home in the coming days from where he will declare a...

Israel responds to mortar fire from Gaza with airstrikes

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli aircraft and tanks struck a number of militant targets in the Gaza Strip on Thursday in response...

Belgium hopes to act on warrant for hiding Catalan leader

BRUSSELS (AP) — The ousted leader of Catalonia remained the subject of a European arrest warrant Saturday as questions mounted over how long he...

Syria: Damascus suburbs violence kills at least 5 children

BEIRUT (AP) — At least five children and two rescue workers were killed Friday in a Damascus suburb during a government bombing campaign amid...

Polish finance chief Morawiecki to be new prime minister

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's prime minister resigned Thursday and will be replaced by Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, as the conservative ruling party took...

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