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Pompeo: Humanitarian aid plan for Iran “unproblematic”

By DAVID RISING Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday that Washington will not stand in the way of a system that Europeans are developing to shield companies dealing with Iran from American sanctions, so long as the focus is on providing humanitarian ...

Protesters in Iran, Iraq burn Israel, US flags on ‘Quds Day’

By AMIR VAHDAT Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians in the capital Tehran set fire to effigies of U.S. President Donald Trump, while in the Iraqi capital, Iran-backed militiamen marched over a large Israeli flag as part of rallies Friday marking Quds, or Jerusalem Day. The annual ...

Honduras president, others targets of DEA investigation

By CLAUDIA TORRENS and CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. federal court documents show Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández and some of his closest advisers were among the targets of a Drug Enforcement Administration investigation. A document filed by ...

21 people still missing from sunken tour boat in Hungary

By PABLO GORONDI and HYUNG-JIN KIM Associated Press BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Rescue crews were gearing up Thursday to raise a sightseeing boat from the bottom of the Danube River in the heart of the Hungarian capital of Budapest, as search teams scoured the waters for 21 people still missing ...

Arab leaders meet in Mecca to unify ranks amid Iran tensions

By AYA BATRAWY Associated Press MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Arab heads of state gathered Thursday evening for the start of a trio of high-level summits in Islam's holiest city of Mecca as Saudi Arabia attempts to present a unified regional stance in response to a spike in tensions with its ...

Netanyahu’s future clouded by rivalry with former ally

By JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's complicated relationship with an angry former protege has sent Israeli politics into uncharted waters. By triggering an early election, Avigdor Lieberman has raised questions about the political future ...

WikiLeaks says Assange is ill; he misses brief court hearing

By GREGORY KATZ Associated Press LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange missed a court session Thursday, apparently due to health problems. He had been expected to appear from prison via video link at a brief extradition hearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court. Lawyer Gareth ...

AP: Purdue foreign arm caught up in opioid probe in Europe

By CLAIRE GALOFARO and FRANCES D'EMILIO Associated Press PARMA, Italy (AP) — The police huddled for hours each day, headphones on, eavesdropping on the doctor. They'd tapped his cellphone, bugged his office, planted a camera in a trattoria. They heard him boast about his power to help Big ...

Ethiopian pilot pleaded for training weeks before Max crash

By BERNARD CONDON Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Emails obtained by The Associated Press show an Ethiopian Airlines pilot pleaded with his bosses for more training on the Boeing 737 Max just weeks before one of the airline's jets crashed. Veteran pilot Bernd Kai von Hoesslin ...

Nigerian President Buhari sworn in again, faces challenges

By BASHIR ADIGUN and SAM OLUKOYA Associated Press ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari began his second term as head of Africa's most populous nation on Wednesday, facing heightened pressure to defeat Islamic extremism and boost the oil-dependent economy amid concerns ...