Day: August 6, 2017

Myanmar says no crimes against humanity in Rakhine violence

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The Myanmar government's inquiry into violence in northern Rakhine state last year that forced tens of thousands of Muslim Rohingya to flee to Bangladesh and led to U.N. accusations of crimes against humanity by …

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Challenge filed in court to Australian gay marriage ballot

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Gay-rights advocates filed a court challenge Thursday to the government's unusual plan to canvass Australians' opinion on gay marriage next month, while a retired judge said he would boycott the surv…

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Former Australian leader campaigns against gay marriage

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A former prime minister on Wednesday began campaigning against gay marriage in Australia ahead of a promised public vote on the divisive issue that could begin next month….

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The Latest: Tillerson says NKorea must halt launches to talk

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Latest on developments on efforts to ratchet up pressure on North Korea over its nuclear program. (all times local):…

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The Latest: Tillerson says NKorea must halt launches to talk

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Latest on developments on efforts to ratchet up pressure on North Korea over its nuclear program. (all times local):…

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The Latest: US to respond to Russia retaliation by Sept 1

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in the Philippines (all times local):…

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Myanmar says no crimes against humanity in Rakhine violence

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The Myanmar government's inquiry into violence in northern Rakhine state last year that forced tens of thousands of Muslim Rohingya to flee to Bangladesh and led to U.N. accusations of crimes against humanity by …

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Ex-war crimes prosecutor quits panel probing Syria abuses

GENEVA (AP) — Former war crimes prosecutor Carla Del Ponte says she is resigning from the U.N.'s independent Commission of Inquiry on Syria, decrying Security Council inaction to hold criminals accountable in the war-battered country w…

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Ex-war crimes prosecutor quits panel probing Syria abuses

GENEVA (AP) — Former war crimes prosecutor Carla Del Ponte says she is resigning from the U.N.'s independent Commission of Inquiry on Syria, decrying Security Council inaction to hold criminals accountable in the war-battered country w…

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Popularity of France’s upstart new president fading fast

PARIS (AP) — Emmanuel Macron's honeymoon didn't last long….

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Venezuelans watch the military for signs of fraying loyalty

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — As Venezuela's political crisis spins further out of control, many are looking to the military to see if its once-unflinching loyalty to the socialist revolution might be fraying….

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Venezuelans watch the military for signs of fraying loyalty

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — As Venezuela's political crisis spins further out of control, many are looking to the military to see if its once-unflinching loyalty to the socialist revolution might be fraying….

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Jordan king in rare West Bank trip seen as message to Israel

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Jordan's king flew by helicopter to the West Bank on Monday – a rare and brief visit seen as a signal to Israel that he is closing ranks with the Palestinians on key issues, such as a contested Jerusalem shri…

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Jordan king in rare West Bank trip seen as message to Israel

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Jordan's king flew by helicopter to the West Bank on Monday – a rare and brief visit seen as a signal to Israel that he is closing ranks with the Palestinians on key issues, such as a contested Jerusalem shri…

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Rights group: Israel bans Gazans from traveling with lap

JERUSALEM (AP) — A rights group says Israel has imposed new travel restrictions on Palestinians, preventing them from leaving blockaded Gaza with laptops….

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Nations race to prevent backsliding on North Korea sanctions

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Armed with extraordinary new U.N. sanctions, nations raced Monday to ensure that North Korea's biggest trading partners actually carry them out, an elusive task that has undercut past attempts to strong-arm P…

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Al-Jazeera denounces Israel’s decision to close its bureau

JERUSALEM (AP) — Al-Jazeera has denounced Israel's decision to close the Jerusalem bureau of Qatar's flagship satellite network, saying that the measure is "undemocratic" and that it will take legal action….

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Lebanon launched third phase of attack against IS militants

BEIRUT (AP) — The Lebanese Armed Forces say they have launched the third phase of a broad offensive to capture areas controlled by the Islamic State group on the border with Syria….

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N. Korean missiles add urgency to Hiroshima A-bomb appeals

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Hiroshima's appeal of "never again" on the 72nd anniversary Sunday of the world's first atomic bomb attack has gained urgency as North Korea accelerates work on its nuclear weapons pro…

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Russia says Trump’s new Ukraine envoy to visit Moscow

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Trump administration is sending its envoy for Ukraine negotiations to Moscow in a bid to make progress on the diplomatic crisis, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Sunday….

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Tillerson: US to respond to Russia’s ouster of diplomats

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday that Washington will respond by Sept. 1 to Russia's move to force a major reduction in American diplomatic staff, a move that echoed former President Barack O…

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Kenya’s deadly land invasions blamed on political incitement

LAIKIPIA, Kenya (AP) — Burned-out homes in this dry landscape have become a symbol of the tensions around Tuesday's presidential election as Kenyans prepare for the possibility of yet more deadly violence….

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The Latest: Tillerson says Russia willing to discuss Ukraine

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in the Philippines (all times local):…

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More long lines at Barcelona airport as staff strikes again

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The Latest: Tillerson says Russia willing to discuss Ukraine

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in the Philippines (all times local):…

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US to respond by Sept. 1 to Russia’s expulsion of diplomats

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Trump administration has yet to decide how to respond to Russia's move to expel hundreds of American diplomats, but plans to deliver a response to Moscow by Sept. 1, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson …

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US to respond by Sept. 1 to Russia’s expulsion of diplomats

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Trump administration has yet to decide how to respond to Russia's move to expel hundreds of American diplomats, but plans to deliver a response to Moscow by Sept. 1, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson …

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Popularity of France’s upstart new president fading fast

PARIS (AP) — Emmanuel Macron's honeymoon didn't last long….

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Nations race to prevent backsliding on North Korea sanctions

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Armed with extraordinary new U.N. sanctions, nations raced Monday to ensure that North Korea's biggest trading partners actually carry them out, an elusive task that has undercut past attempts to strong-arm P…

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Nations race to prevent backsliding on North Korea sanctions

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Armed with extraordinary new U.N. sanctions, nations raced Monday to ensure that North Korea's biggest trading partners actually carry them out, an elusive task that has undercut past attempts to strong-arm P…

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Nations race to prevent backsliding on North Korea sanctions

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Armed with extraordinary new U.N. sanctions, nations raced Monday to ensure that North Korea's biggest trading partners actually carry them out, an elusive task that has undercut past attempts to strong-arm P…

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Fire strikes another tower in the Dubai Marina

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A fire broke out Sunday at another high-rise tower in the Dubai Marina, just days after a blaze struck one of the world's tallest residential towers in the same neighborhood….

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Fire strikes another tower in the Dubai Marina

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A fire broke out Sunday at another high-rise tower in the Dubai Marina, just days after a blaze struck one of the world's tallest residential towers in the same neighborhood….

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Eiffel Tower: Police stop man with knife defying security

PARIS (AP) — A young French man who recently was discharged from a psychiatric hospital is under investigation for glorifying terrorism after he brandished a knife and tried to breach security at the Eiffel Tower, authorities said Sunday….

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N. Korean missiles add urgency to Hiroshima A-bomb appeals

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Hiroshima's appeal of "never again" on the anniversary Sunday of the world's first atomic bomb attack has gained urgency as North Korea moves ever closer to acquiring nuclear weapons, …

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Despite Trump claim, Hezbollah operation boosts Lebanon role

BEIRUT (AP) — As President Donald Trump recently stood beside the Lebanese prime minister praising his government for standing up to Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed militants were busy demonstrating just how wrong he was. They were clearing the c…

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Despite Trump claim, Hezbollah operation boosts Lebanon role

BEIRUT (AP) — As President Donald Trump recently stood beside the Lebanese prime minister praising his government for standing up to Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed militants were busy demonstrating just how wrong he was. They were clearing the c…

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The Latest: North Korea says no negotiations over its nukes

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Latest on the diplomatic crisis over North Korea (all times local):…

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The Latest: North Korea says no negotiations over its nukes

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Latest on the diplomatic crisis over North Korea (all times local):…

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