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UK investigative group: Spy poisoning suspect is GRU colonel

MOSCOW (AP) — An investigative group in Britain said Wednesday that it has identified one of the two suspects in the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy in the U.K. as a highly decorated colonel in the Russian military intelligence agency GRU. The group, Bellingcat, said the suspect, whose ...

Happy news: Beluga whale in Thames eating, swimming well

LONDON (AP) — British officials say the beluga whale spotted in the River Thames seems to be feeding properly and swimming strongly. The animal welfare group RSPCA said Wednesday the whale is "able to move fast in the water and dive." Officials hope it will return to the open sea. The ...

Trump, at UN, backs separate states for Israel, Palestinians

By MATTHEW LEE, AP Diplomatic Writer UNITED NATIONS (AP) — For the first time since taking office, President Donald Trump endorsed a two-state solution as the best way to resolve the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians as he met Wednesday at the U.N. with Israeli Prime Minister ...

`UN court asked to probe Venezuela; leader defiant in speech

By ANGELA CHARLTON, MATTHEW PENNINGTON and JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Six nations made the unprecedented move Wednesday of asking the U.N.'s International Criminal Court to investigate Venezuela for possible crimes against humanity, even as President Nicolas ...

Archaeologists discover ‘massive’ ancient building in Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says archaeologists have discovered a "massive" ancient building in the town of Mit Rahina, 20 kilometers, or 12 miles, south of Cairo. The Antiquities Ministry says Tuesday archaeologists also uncovered an attached building that includes a large Roman bath and a chamber ...

Pope acknowledges abuse scandals outrage, drive people away

By NICOLE WINFIELD and JARI TANNER, Associated Press TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Pope Francis acknowledged Tuesday that the sex abuse scandals rocking the Catholic Church have outraged the faithful and are driving them away, and said the church must change its ways if it wants to keep future ...

Macron’s presidency hurt by ex-aide flaunting gun in photo

BY ELAINE GANLEY, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — A French investigative website has published a photo of one of President Emmanuel Macron's former security aides posing with a gun and a waitress during a campaign stop amid France's 2017 election — without any known authorization to be ...

UN to caution against populism in high-level week

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is expected to paint a grim picture of the state of the world when leaders open their annual meeting on Tuesday, spotlighting the breakdown of trust around the globe and the need to counter unilateralism and reinvigorate international ...

Syria: Everyone else’s battleground, in both war and peace

By ANGELA CHARLTON, Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — As world leaders talk peace at the U.N. this week, the people of Idlib cling to fragile hope that diplomacy will avert a blowout battle over Syria's last rebel stronghold. Yet diplomacy hasn't served Syria well so far. Those same ...

Messy domestic politics overshadow Trump’s address to UN

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Donald Trump charged into office on the resonance of his aggressive "America First" agenda, but now, as he returns to the pinnacle of global diplomacy, he can't escape the growing shadows of domestic ...