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Meghan Markle: Dad won’t attend wedding due to health issues

By GREGORY KATZ and DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press WINDSOR, England (AP) — Ending days of speculation, Meghan Markle said Thursday that her father will not be able to attend her wedding to Prince Harry due to health problems. The news came as British military personnel rehearsed for a gala ...

Congo’s Ebola outbreak reports 1st confirmed urban case

By SALEH MWANAMILONGO and CARLEY PETESCH, Associated Press KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's latest Ebola outbreak has spread to a city of more than 1 million people, a worrying shift as the deadly virus risks traveling more easily in densely populated areas. Medical teams hurried to track ...

Seoul pushes for successful Trump-Kim talks as North warns

By KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Thursday it's pushing to reset high-level talks with North Korea and will communicate closely with Washington and Pyongyang to increase the chances of a successful summit between President Donald Trump and North ...

Turkish banker gets 32-month sentence in Iran sanctions case

By LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — In a case that strained relations between the United States and Turkey, a judge sentenced a Turkish banker on Wednesday to just over two and a half years in prison, ignoring recommendations that he spend decades behind bars for his role ...

Unapologetic Trump Jr.: Not troubled that I met with Russian

By ERIC TUCKER, MARY CLARE JALONICK and CHAD DAY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Questioned intently by a Senate committee, President Donald Trump's son struck a firmly unapologetic tone, deflected many queries and said he didn't think there was anything wrong with meeting a Russian ...

AP Interview: Anwar wants Malaysia to scrap race policies

By EILEEN NG, Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Pardoned Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim said Thursday that decades-old affirmative action policies for the country's Malay majority must be discarded in favor of a new program to help the poor regardless of race. In an ...

Palestinians bury dead after bloodiest Gaza day since 2014

By FARES AKRAM and KARIN LAUB, Associated Press GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands joined funeral processions Tuesday for some of the dozens of Palestinians killed by Israeli troops in a mass march on the Gaza border, as Israelis faced growing diplomatic fallout from the use of lethal ...

Europe, Iran seek to save nuclear deal after US pullout

By LORNE COOK and RAF CASERT, Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — Major European powers sought Tuesday to keep Iran in a landmark international nuclear agreement even after President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the pact and promised tough economic sanctions against the Islamic ...

Putin opens bridge linking southern Russia with Crimea

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has driven a large construction truck to open the much-anticipated bridge linking southern Russia and the Crimean peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014. The 19-kilometer (11.8-mile) bridge that cost $3.6 billion is Putin's project ...

Gaza bloodshed spurs global worry about US Mideast policies

By JOSH LEDERMAN and MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's prospects for brokering the Mideast peace "deal of the century" plunged ever deeper as the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem opened amid bloodshed in Gaza. The day fueled global concern that U.S. policies ...