Day: August 12, 2017

Kuwait says oil spill strikes its waters in Persian Gulf

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait battled Sunday to control an oil spill off its southern coast that stained its beaches, threatened to damage power plants and water stations and left long black slicks in the Persian Gulf….

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Analysis: Trump ‘military’ talk on Venezuela unnerves LatAm

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Donald Trump's talk of a "military option" in Venezuela risks alienating Latin American nations that overcame their reluctance to work with the Republican leader and had adopted a c…

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Analysis: Trump ‘military’ talk on Venezuela unnerves LatAm

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Donald Trump's talk of a "military option" in Venezuela risks alienating Latin American nations that overcame their reluctance to work with the Republican leader and had adopted a c…

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Pence to begin Latin America tour as global crises grow

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence will visit Colombia amid escalating tensions with neighboring Venezuela and North Korea….

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Pence to begin Latin America tour as global crises grow

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence will visit Colombia amid escalating tensions with neighboring Venezuela and North Korea….

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Bomb blast kills 15 in southwestern Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's army says "terrorists" have targeted a military truck with a bomb killing eight soldiers and seven civilians in the southwestern city of Quetta….

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A look at Kenya’s recent history of deadly election unrest

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Kenya has seen deadly violence in the day since the election commission declared that President Uhuru Kenyatta had won a second term, while the opposition calls Tuesday's vote a "charade." The East…

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A look at Kenya’s recent history of deadly election unrest

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Kenya has seen deadly violence in the day since the election commission declared that President Uhuru Kenyatta had won a second term, while the opposition calls Tuesday's vote a "charade." The East…

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US fighter jet crash lands at Bahrain International Airport

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. F-18 fighter jet suffering an engine problem crash landed Saturday at Bahrain International Airport and its pilot ejected from the aircraft after it ran off the runway, authorities said. The pilot escap…

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US fighter jet crash lands at Bahrain International Airport

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. F-18 fighter jet suffering an engine problem crash landed Saturday at Bahrain International Airport and its pilot ejected from the aircraft after it ran off the runway, authorities said. The pilot escap…

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The Latest: Pilot ejects as US fighter jet crash lands

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on fighter jet crash landing in Bahrain (all times local):…

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The Latest: Pilot ejects as US fighter jet crash lands

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on fighter jet crash landing in Bahrain (all times local):…

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Raising the stakes: Why North Korea is talking up Guam

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's announcement that it is finalizing a plan to launch four ballistic missiles over Japan toward the island of Guam has touched off a series of fiery threats from President Donald Trump and upped te…

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Raising the stakes: Why North Korea is talking up Guam

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's announcement that it is finalizing a plan to launch four ballistic missiles over Japan toward the island of Guam has touched off a series of fiery threats from President Donald Trump and upped te…

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Judge to rule on submarine owner detained over disappearance

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A judge will decide Saturday if the owner of an amateur-built submarine should be held in custody during an investigation into whether he is responsible for the disappearance of a Swedish woman who had been onboard hi…

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Media: World’s oldest man, a Holocaust survivor, dies at 113

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli media are reporting that the world's oldest man, who lived through both world wars and survived the Holocaust, has died a month short of his 114th birthday….

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Qatar crisis redraws red lines and frays age-old Gulf ties

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — It's early morning at a fishing port in Dubai. A group of mostly retired fishermen are playing cards, eating dates and drinking coffee at the port's majlis, a traditional meeting space….

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Qatar crisis redraws red lines and frays age-old Gulf ties

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — It's early morning at a fishing port in Dubai. A group of mostly retired fishermen are playing cards, eating dates and drinking coffee at the port's majlis, a traditional meeting space….

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