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Trump barrels into NATO summit, clashes with France’s Macron

By AAMER MADHANI and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press LONDON (AP) — President Donald Trump barreled into a NATO leaders' meeting on Tuesday aiming insults at French President Emmanuel Macron, slamming '"unpatriotic" Democrats at home for holding an impeachment hearing while he is abroad and ...

More pressure on Prince Andrew after alleged victim on TV

By GREGORY KATZ Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Prince Andrew was missing when his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, hosted NATO leaders at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday evening, but he was the focus of renewed scrutiny as allegations of sexual misconduct received wide attention on British ...

How the gunfights in north Mexico that left 23 dead unfolded

By MARIA VERZA Associated Press VILLA UNION, Mexico (AP) — When dozens of pickup trucks crowded with armed men and mounted machine guns roared into Villa Union, residents of the small town near the U.S. border began to realize they were the target of a military-style invasion. What followed ...

NATO under friendly fire as leaders ready for London summit

By LORNE COOK Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO leaders will gather in London on Tuesday as the world's biggest military alliance, marking its 70th birthday, battles with one of the most confounding of adversaries: Itself. As thousands of troops stand ready along Europe's eastern flank ...

Defense budgets set to dominate yet another NATO summit

By LORNE COOK Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — Despite pleas to set aside bickering over military spending so the issue doesn't dominate a third NATO summit in a row, the United States is almost certain to demand again this week that its 28 NATO partners respect their pledges to boost ...

Vigil for London attack victims as politicians trade blame

By JILL LAWLESS and DANICA KIRKA Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and main opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn paused Monday to honor the two people killed in the London Bridge attack, then went back to trading blame for the security failings that ...

UN chief urges countries not to surrender on climate fight

By ARITZ PARRA and FRANK JORDANS Associated Press MADRID (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres urged countries Monday not to lose hope in the fight against climate change, as representatives from nearly 200 countries gathered in Madrid for a two-week meeting on tackling global ...

Prince Andrew’s accuser asks UK public for support

By GREGORY KATZ Associated Press LONDON (AP) — The woman who says she was a trafficking victim made to have sex with Prince Andrew when she was 17 is asking the British public to support her quest for justice. Virginia Roberts Giuffre tells BBC Panorama in an interview to be broadcast ...

Hong Kong pro-democracy rally cut short by police tear gas

By EILEEN NG Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of people took to Hong Kong's streets Sunday in a new wave of pro-democracy protests, but police fired tear gas after some demonstrators hurled bricks and smoke bombs, breaking a rare pause in violence that has persisted during the ...

London extremist attack takes center stage in UK campaign

By GREGORY KATZ Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Britain's political leaders sparred Sunday over who is responsible for the early release of a convicted extremist who launched a stabbing attack in central London that left two dead and injured three. After a one-day pause out of respect for ...

UN chief warns of ‘point of no return’ on climate change

By ARITZ PARRA and FRANK JORDANS Associated Press MADRID (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Sunday that the world's efforts to stop climate change have been "utterly inadequate" so far and there is a danger global warming could pass the "point of no return." Speaking before ...

With prime minister out, Iraq in constitutional ‘black hole’

By SAMYA KULLAB and MURTADA FARAJ Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's parliament on Sunday formally accepted the prime minister's resignation, but the path to replacing Adil Abdul-Mahdi was clouded with legal questions that one lawmaker described as a "black hole in the constitution," ...

Malta leader to resign amid protests over reporter’s death

By STEPHEN CALLEJA Associated Press VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat told the nation Sunday night that he would resign in January, following pressure from angry citizens for the truth about the 2017 car bombing that killed an anti-corruption journalist. In a ...

Thieves steal ‘priceless’ jewel sets from Dresden museum

By DAVID RISING and FRANK JORDANS Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Thieves broke into Dresden's Green Vault, one of the world's oldest museums, early Monday morning, making off with three "priceless" sets of 18th century jewelry that German officials said would be impossible to sell on the ...

Lebanon clashes threaten to crack open fault lines

By BASSEM MROUE and ZEINA KARAM Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — Increasingly violent clashes between Lebanese protesters and supporters of the Shiite militant Hezbollah group are putting Lebanon's military and security forces in a delicate position, threatening to crack open the country's ...

Tiffany is latest jewel for French luxury group LVMH’s crown

By ANGELA CHARLTON and RACHEL LERMAN Associated Press PARIS (AP) — French luxury group LVMH has agreed to buy New York jeweler Tiffany & Co. for $16.2 billion, adding a famed star to its portfolio that already boasts Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Bulgari. LVMH said in a statement ...

Priests guilty of abusing deaf children at Argentine school

By ALMUDENA CALATRAVA Associated Press MENDOZA, Argentina (AP) — Two priests were found guilty on Monday of sexually abusing deaf children at a Catholic-run school in Argentina and sentenced to more than 40 years in prison, in a case that has shaken the church in Pope Francis's homeland. A ...

Iraqi officials cite progress on oil deal with Kurds

By SAMYA KULLAB Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's government has agreed "in principle" on a long-anticipated oil-sharing deal with the northern Kurdish region, officials said Monday. The agreement comes amid weeks of anti-government protests threatening the continued rule of Prime ...

Prince Andrew’s troubles not over despite change in status

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prince Andrew continues to face many hurdles despite his decision to step down from royal duties because of his friendship with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. The 59-year-old prince who is Queen Elizabeth II's son is struggling to stay at the helm of his ...

Paris protesters march against deadly domestic violence

By ANGELA CHARLTON and THIBAULT CAMUS Associated Press PARIS (AP) — Several thousand protesters marched through Paris on Saturday to demand a national wake-up call and more government investment to prevent deadly domestic violence against women, a problem that President Emmanuel Macron calls ...