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WikiLeaks chief could see charges, US court filing suggests

By ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department inadvertently named Julian Assange in a court filing in an unrelated case, suggesting prosecutors have prepared charges against the WikiLeaks founder under seal. Assange's name appears twice in a recently-unsealed ...

EU divorce deal in peril after two UK Cabinet ministers quit

By JILL LAWLESS, RAPHAEL SATTER and RAF CASERT, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Two British Cabinet ministers, including Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, resigned Thursday in opposition to the divorce deal struck by Prime Minister Theresa May with the EU — a major blow to her authority and ...

Bangladesh scraps plan to start repatriating Rohingya

By JULHAS ALAM, Associated Press COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — The head of Bangladesh's refugee commission said plans to begin a voluntary repatriation of Rohingya Muslim refugees to their native Myanmar on Thursday were scrapped after officials were unable to find anyone who wanted to ...

Saudi prosecutor seeks death penalty in Khashoggi’s killing

By AYA BATRAWY, Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's top prosecutor announced Thursday he's recommended the death penalty for five suspects charged with ordering and carrying out the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom's consulate in ...

US, China rivalry challenging entwined Asia-Pacific region

By ANNABELLE LIANG and ELAINE KURTENBACH, Associated Press SINGAPORE (AP) — The rivalry between the U.S. and China in the Asia-Pacific is proving "awkward" for Southeast Asian nations that do not want to have to choose between their friends, Singapore's prime minister said Thursday as he ...

Migrants fill Tijuana shelters, more on way to US border

By ELLIOT SPAGAT and MARIA VERZA, Associated Press TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — The first members of a caravan of Central Americans to reach the U.S. border slept in overcrowded shelters and in tents with a view of armed U.S. Border Patrol agents, with many saying they will wait for other migrants ...

Rare conservation win: Mountain gorilla population ticks up

By CHRISTINA LARSON, AP Science Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — There are more gorillas in the mist — a rare conservation success story, scientists say. After facing near-extinction, mountain gorillas are slowly rebounding. On Wednesday, the Switzerland-based International Union for Conservation ...

Israeli defense minister resigns over Gaza cease-fire deal

By ARON HELLER, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman abruptly resigned his post Wednesday in protest over a cease-fire reached with Gaza militants, in a move that rocked the Israeli political scene and seemed likely to bring about early ...

Southeast Asian-centered trade deal set for further delays

By ANNABELLE LIANG and ELAINE KURTENBACH, Associated Press SINGAPORE (AP) — Leaders of Southeast Asian nations have again pushed back an agreement on a pan-Asian free trade deal amid a whirlwind of diplomacy Wednesday at their annual summit. In convening talks among the leaders of countries ...

Architects, activists slam Jerusalem Old City cable car plan

By ISABEL DEBRE, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli plan to build a cable car to Jerusalem's historic Old City has united architects and Palestinian activists in opposition to a project they say is both an eyesore and a ploy to entrench Israeli control over the city's contested ...