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Putin foe sent back to jail after suspected poisoning

By NATALIYA VASILYEVA Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was discharged from a hospital Monday even though his physician raised suspicions of a possible poisoning after he suffered facial swelling and a rash while in jail. Details about Navalny's ...

Italy judge: teen claims he knifed officer in self-defense

By FRANCES D'EMILIO Associated Press ROME (AP) — An Italian judge says one of the two American teenagers jailed in Rome for the slaying of a police officer has stated he stabbed the plainclothes officer because he feared he was being strangled, according to an order obtained by The ...

Sailing to America: Teen to bring her climate activism to US

By DAVID KEYTON and FRANK JORDANS Associated Press STOCKHOLM (AP) — Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager whose social media-savvy brand of eco-activism has inspired tens of thousands of students in Europe to skip classes and protest for faster action against climate change, said Monday that ...

Sudanese activists say 5 killed at student protest

By SAMY MAGDY Associated Press CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese security forces fired on student demonstrators in a central province on Monday, killing at least five people, protest organizers said. The Sudanese Doctors Central Committee said the demonstration in Obeid, in North Kordofan province, was ...

Strong quake hits near Greek capital of Athens, sparks fear

By DEREK GATOPOULOS Associated Press ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A strong earthquake hit Friday near the Greek capital of Athens, causing residents to run into the streets in fear and firefighters to check for people trapped in elevators. The Athens Institute of Geodynamics gave the earthquake a ...

Iran denies Trump claim that US destroyed Iranian drone

By AMIR VAHDAT and DAVID RISING Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Friday it can provide images that disprove President Donald Trump's statement that a U.S. warship destroyed an Iranian drone near the Persian Gulf after it threatened the ship. The incident marked a new escalation ...

Dutch Supreme Court upholds Srebrenica deaths liability

By MIKE CORDER Associated Press THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch Supreme Court upheld Friday a lower court's ruling that the Netherlands is partially liable in the deaths of some 350 Muslim men who were murdered by Bosnian Serb forces during the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. The ...

Germany’s Merkel criticizes Trump comments on congresswomen

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday criticized U.S. President Donald Trump's comments about Democratic lawmakers of color, saying they run counter to what she considers "the strength of America" and expressing solidarity with the women. Merkel was asked at her annual ...

Hand signals and Post-its: The Hong Kong protester playbook

By YANAN WANG and ALICE FUNG Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's youth are no rookies when it comes to protests. The city's young activists have fine-tuned their strategies since Occupy Central in 2014, a months-long pro-democracy demonstration that ended without tangible ...

Von der Leyen: pro-EU fixture in Merkel’s Cabinets

By GEIR MOULSON and RAF CASERT Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — For Ursula von der Leyen, becoming European Commission president and perhaps the most important official in the European Union felt like coming home. After she was confirmed by the European Parliament in a cliffhanger ballot ...