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Vintage plane crashes in Swiss Alps, killing 20 on board

By GEIR MOULSON, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Determining why a vintage plane crashed in the Swiss Alps will be challenging since the 79-year-old aircraft did not have black boxes and was traveling in an area without frequent radar readings when it plunged into a mountain, killing all 20 ...

Venezuela detains 6, hunts more in drone attack on Maduro

By SCOTT SMITH and CHRISTINE ARMARIO, Associated Press CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Investigators hunting for assailants behind a failed attempt to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro with explosives-laden drones have raided hotels and seized vehicles while grilling six suspects for details of ...

Hiroshima remembers atomic bombing on 73rd anniversary

By MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Hiroshima marked the anniversary of the Aug. 6, 1945, atomic bombing of the city with a somber ceremony Monday to remember those killed and injured and a call to eliminate nuclear weapons amid hopes of denuclearizing North Korea. Hiroshima ...

All survive crash of Mexican jetliner, some walk from wreck

By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, Associated Press DURANGO, Mexico (AP) — Passengers and officials say a strong burst of wind hit an Aeromexico jetliner on takeoff, moments before it crashed, leaving those aboard with mere minutes to evacuate the burning plane. The plane tried to take off from ...

Poland honors fighters, victims of Warsaw’s 1944 revolt

By MONIKA SCISLOWSKA, Associated Press WARSAW, Poland (AP) — World War II veterans, Warsaw residents and the leaders of Poland joined anniversary ceremonies Wednesday honoring the fighters and victims of the city's ill-fated 1944 revolt against the Nazi occupation. President Andrzej Duda ...

Car, gun, perks: Scandal over Macron’s ex-aide grips France

By ELAINE GANLEY, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — The fancy car, the luxury address, the gun. How and why a security aide to French President Emmanuel Macron obtained them are at the heart of a political scandal dragging in the leader who promised voters an exemplary government before his ...

Japan vows to rescue journalist believed held in Syria

By MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government said Wednesday it's doing its utmost for the rescue of a Japanese journalist believed to be held in Syria after a video of a man appearing to be him was posted on the internet. Freelance journalist Jumpei Yasuda was last ...

Thieves steal Swedish royal jewels, escape by speedboat

By JAN M. OLSEN and BARRY HATTON, Associated Press COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Thieves in Sweden walked into a small town's medieval cathedral in broad daylight and made off with priceless crown jewels dating back to the early 1600s before escaping by speedboat, police said Wednesday. Two ...

Anxious Zimbabwe awaits presidential election results

By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and FARAI MUTSAKA, Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Hundreds of angry opposition supporters outside Zimbabwe's electoral commission were met by riot police firing tear gas on Wednesday as the country awaited the results of Monday's presidential election, the ...

IS claims Tajikistan attack that killed 4 foreign cyclists

By MARIA DANILOVA, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — The Islamic State group on Tuesday claimed responsibility for a car-and-knife attack on Western tourists cycling in Tajikistan that killed two Americans and two Europeans. Officials in the ex-Soviet Central Asian nation didn't publicly ...