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Private plane crashes in crowded Mumbai area; 5 people dead

By RAJANISH KAKADE, Associated Press MUMBAI, India (AP) — A small private plane crashed Thursday in a busy area of Mumbai, India's financial and entertainment capital, killing five people including one person on the ground, police said. A former aviation minister said the pilot avoided a ...

Hundreds of Syrian refugees in Lebanon cross back into Syria

By BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press ARSAL, Lebanon (AP) — Women and children crammed in the back of pick-up trucks piled high with mattresses and blankets, as dozens of Syrian refugees in Lebanon began crossing the border on Thursday, heading back home to an uncertain future in war-torn ...

Putin: New Russian weapons decades ahead of foreign rivals

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin boasted about his country's prospective nuclear weapons Thursday, saying they are years and even decades ahead of foreign designs. Speaking before the graduates of Russian military academies, Putin said ...

European Central Banker to face prosecution in Latvia

By CARLO PIOVANO, Associated Press RIGA, Latvia (AP) — The Latvian official on the European Central Bank's top policymaking board will be prosecuted for bribery in a scandal that has highlighted the EU country's problems with corruption and money laundering. The Latvian prosecutor-general's ...

Putin, Trump to hold summit in Helsinki on July 16

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump will hold a summit in Helsinki on July 16, a long-expected encounter that comes amid spiraling tensions between Moscow and Washington. A terse synchronized statement ...

Protests in Iran as Rouhani says US wants ‘economic war’

By JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Angry protesters in Iran's capital held a third day of demonstrations on Tuesday over the country's anemic economy as President Hassan Rouhani told the nation that it faces an "economic war" with the United States following ...

Austrian police, army stage training to keep out migrants

By PHILIPP JENNE and FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press SPIELFELD, Austria (AP) — Fearful of a domino effect if Germany closes its borders, Austria staged a high-profile training exercise Tuesday to show how it could deal with an influx of refugees along its frontier with Slovenia. Hundreds of ...

Prince William visits Israel’s Holocaust memorial

By ARON HELLER, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Prince William began his visit to Israel on Tuesday with an emotional tour of the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, a soccer game with Arab and Jewish youth and an introduction to Tel Aviv's vibrant start-up scene. The prince is the first ...

Large army veteran protests in China pose challenge for Xi

By GERRY SHIH, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — On Chinese state television broadcasts, President Xi Jinping is often shown clad in battle fatigues inspecting troops, praising their service, and hailing the People's Liberation Army as key to the country's rising global power. But the ...

What’s that sound? Singapore scare highlights US concern

By JOSH LEDERMAN and MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump was heading to Singapore for a historic summit with North Korea's leader, a State Department diplomatic security agent who was part of the advance team reported hearing an unusual sound he believed ...