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Report: Apple revamped overseas ops to find new tax havens

By The Associated Press Apple revamped its overseas subsidiaries to take advantage of tax loopholes on the European island of Jersey after a crackdown on Ireland's loose rules began in 2013, according to The New York Times and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists . The ...

Iraqi VP asks for arms, training for Sunnis in his country

By STEPHEN BRAUN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Iraq's highest-ranking Sunni is in Washington this week pleading for more military aid for his community's militias, hoping the Trump administration will deliver on pledges to counter Iran's growing power across the Middle East. Osama ...

S. Koreans demonstrate to show support, disapproval of Trump

By KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hundreds of South Koreans took to the streets of Seoul on Tuesday for two separate demonstrations, one to show support for visiting President Donald Trump and the other to voice disapproval of the U.S. leader amid concerns over ...

Billionaire prince among dozens arrested in Saudi sweep

By ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRI and AYA BATRAWY, Associated Press RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia has arrested dozens of princes, senior military officers, businessmen and top officials, including a well-known royal billionaire with extensive holdings in Western companies, as part of a ...

With tensions high, Trump, Abe strengthen bond on the links

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JILL COLVIN, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — With a round of golf, a custom cap and a hamburger of American beef, President Donald Trump's first trip to Asia began with a taste of home. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe welcomed Trump to Japan Sunday with an effusive display of ...

Son of Japan abductee to N. Korea hopes Trump raises issue

By MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Koichiro Iizuka only knows her as Yaeko-san, a pretty woman smiling in an old photo and in stories told by his relatives. A 16-month-old baby, he was at a childcare center in downtown Tokyo with his 3-year-old sister, waiting to be picked up ...

Saudi Arabia intercepts missile targeting main airport

By ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRI and AYA BATRAWY, Associated Press RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia said its forces intercepted a ballistic missile fired Saturday by rebels in from Yemen toward one of the kingdom's major international airports on the outskirts of the capital, Riyadh. The ...

Grim cost predicted in effort to destroy North Korea’s nukes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The only way to locate and destroy with complete certainty all components of North Korea's nuclear weapons program is through a ground invasion. That blunt assessment from the Pentagon is in response to a letter from two Democratic congressmen asking about casualty ...

Belgium studying Spanish warrant for ex-Catalan leader

By RAF CASERT and JOSEPH WILSON, Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian state prosecutors on Sunday were examining international arrest warrants issued by Spain for the ousted leader of Catalonia and other members of his disbanded Cabinet. Carles Puigdemont and four of his ex-ministers ...

Russia hackers had targets worldwide, beyond US election

By RAPHAEL SATTER, JEFF DONN and JUSTIN MYERS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The hackers who upended the U.S. presidential election had ambitions well beyond Hillary Clinton's campaign, targeting the emails of Ukrainian officers, Russian opposition figures, U.S. defense contractors and ...

CIA release of bin Laden files renews interest in Iran links

By JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The CIA's release of documents seized during the 2011 raid that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden has again raised questions about Iran's support of the extremist network leading up to the Sept. 11 terror ...

Catalan politicians quizzed in Spain rebellion case

By CIARAN GILES and ARITZ PARRA, Associated Press MADRID (AP) — Spain's National Court in Madrid was questioning ousted Catalan government members Thursday in an investigation into possible rebellion charges for having declared the region's independence, while a parallel Supreme Court ...

Protocol for Trump in Asia means no insults, no surprises

By LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — When in Asia, make sure handshakes aren't too long — or short. Don't bobble names or titles. Stifle the critical tweets and don't question the food. These key points of etiquette and protocol are part of the region's core culture known ...

Suu Kyi visits Myanmar region torn by Rohingya conflict

By ESTHER HTUSAN, Associated Press YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Aung San Suu Kyi made her first visit as Myanmar's leader Thursday to the conflict-torn region where more than half a million Rohingya Muslims have fled state-led violence that has spiraled into Asia's worst refugee crisis in ...

Scientists discover hidden chamber in Egypt’s Great Pyramid

CAIRO (AP) — Scientists have found a previously undiscovered hidden chamber in Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza, the first such discovery in the structure since the 19th century. In a report published in the journal Nature on Thursday, an international team says the 30-meter (yard) void deep ...

Vatican aims to head off US-North Korea nuclear standoff

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is hosting a conference next week aimed at trying to head off a threatened nuclear confrontation between the U.S. and North Korea, bringing together 11 Nobel peace laureates and top U.N. and NATO officials as well as ambassadors from key countries. Vatican ...

US Navy ship with 2 women rescued at sea reaches Japan

By KEN MORITSUGU, Associated Press WHITE BEACH NAVAL FACILITY, Japan (AP) — Two women from Hawaii who were adrift on a storm-battered sailboat in the Pacific for months set foot on solid ground Monday at a U.S. Navy base in southern Japan. The USS Ashland rescued Jennifer Appel and Tasha ...

Pro-independence Catalans: ‘I’ve never felt Spanish’

By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press GIRONA, Spain (AP) — To sense the conflicting currents of identity that have led Spain to the edge of a constitutional cliff, look no farther than Girona, some 60 miles (100 kilometers) northeast of Barcelona. Maps and world governments say it's in Spain — ...

Spain seeks rebellion charges against fired Catalan leaders

By ARITZ PARRA and ELENA BECATOROS, Associated Press BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain's state prosecutor said Monday that he would seek charges of rebellion, sedition and embezzlement against members of Catalonia's ousted secessionist government, pushing the crisis over the region's ...

Russian journalist thanks supporters after stabbing attack

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian journalist who was put into a coma after a stabbing attack at work has thanked supporters in her first statement from the hospital. Tatyana Felgenhauer, a top host and deputy editor-in-chief at Ekho Moskvy, Russia's only independent news radio station, was stabbed in ...