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Ex-rival backs Boris Johnson in UK leadership race

By JILL LAWLESS and DANICA KIRKA Associated Press LONDON (AP) — A former candidate to lead Britain's Conservative Party threw her support behind front-runner Boris Johnson on Tuesday, bolstering his lead as lawmakers prepared to eliminate at least one contender from the race to become prime ...

Hong Kong leader: Extradition bill unlikely to be revived

By ELAINE KURTENBACH Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's embattled leader apologized Tuesday for an unpopular extradition bill that drew massive protests and indicated it will not be revived during the current legislative session. But Chief Executive Carrie Lam did not formally ...

Test of resolve, credibility in US-Iran nuclear deal fallout

By MATTHEW LEE AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — In a test of resolve and credibility for the United States and Iran, the two adversaries have taken steps sure to further inflame tensions in the Mideast and draw them closer to a flashpoint. Iran announced it was breaking compliance ...

Porous border could hinder efforts to stem spread of Ebola

By RODNEY MUHUMUZA Associated Press MPONDWE, Uganda (AP) — Several well-trodden paths crisscross this lush area where people walk between Congo and Uganda to visit nearby family and friends and go to the busy markets. The problem is that the pedestrians may unknowingly be carrying the ...

South of D-Day beaches, another slaughter is remembered

By JOHN LEICESTER Associated Press CHAMBOIS, France (AP) — In the spring that followed the terrible battle, the grass grew especially thick and green, fertilized by thousands of corpses that had been plowed into mass graves. It's hard now — nearly 75 years later, overlooking wheat fields ...

Trump eases up, makes nice with May before she steps down

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, KEVIN FREKING and JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Making nice at the end, President Donald Trump eased up Tuesday on his frequent criticisms of outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May over her handling of the tortured Brexit deal, declaring that history ...

World Bank downgrades its forecast for global economy

By PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The World Bank on Tuesday downgraded its forecast for the global economy in light of trade conflicts, financial strains and unexpectedly sharp slowdowns in wealthier countries. The bank, an anti-poverty agency, expects the world economy ...

Trump administration halts cruises to Cuba under new rules

By MATTHEW LEE and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday ended the most popular forms of U.S. travel to Cuba, banning cruise ships and a heavily used category of educational travel in an attempt to cut off cash to the island's communist ...

Trump says GOP would be ‘foolish’ to block Mexico tariffs

By LISA MASCARO, LUIS ALONSO LUGO and DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared on Tuesday that fellow Republicans would be "foolish" to block the tariffs he's threatening on Mexican imports, but GOP senators fearing a new trade war were ...

In the eye of the storm, Baghdad’s Green Zone remains sealed

By BASSEM MROUE Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) — Baghdad's Green Zone has been a barometer for tension and conflict in Iraq for nearly two decades. The 4-square mile (10-square kilometer) heavily guarded strip on the banks of the Tigris River was known as "Little America" following the 2003 ...