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Russian parliament warns Lithuania against hosting U.S. missile defense sites

MOSCOW - Russian lawmakers warned Lithuania against agreeing to place U.S. missile defense sites in the Baltic country, saying Wednesday that such a move could trigger a Russian military buildup in the region.

July 17, 2008 | By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Palestinian goes on rampage in Jerusalem; 3 killed

JERUSALEM - A Palestinian man plowed an enormous construction vehicle into cars, buses and pedestrians on a busy street Wednesday, killing at least three people and wounding at least 45 before he was shot dead by security officers.

July 17, 2008 | By STEVEN GUTKIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Hezbollah head confirms prisoner swap with Israel

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Hezbollah's leader on Wednesday confirmed for the first time that his group will hand over two captured Israeli soldiers and information on a missing Israeli airman in exchange for five Lebanese prisoners in Israel.

July 17, 2008 | By HUSSEIN DAKROUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Iraqi forces arrest 3 Sadrists in crackdown

BAGHDAD - Iraqi security forces arrested three locally prominent supporters of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Wednesday as part of a crackdown on Shiite militias in the southern city of Amarah, police said.

July 17, 2008 | By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Algae bloom is China’s latest Olympic nightmare

QINGDAO, China - China's latest Olympics nightmare is a vast algae bloom that covers one-third of the sea where the world's best sailors are supposed to be competing in just over a month. Athletes call it the blob, the carpet, the fairway.

July 17, 2008 | By CARA ANNA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

SKorean auto workers strike over US beef imports

SEOUL, South Korea - Tens of thousands of South Korean auto workers went on strike Wednesday to oppose U.S. beef imports and the pro-business policies of President Lee Myung-bak, joining anti-government protests that have raged for weeks.

July 17, 2008 | By JAE-SOON CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Zimbabwe opposition asks for another mediator

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Wednesday rejected an African Union decision to keep South Africa's president alone in charge of efforts to resolve Zimbabwe's political crisis.

July 17, 2008 | By DONNA BRYSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Chinese party boss delivers attack on Dalai Lama

BEIJING - China's Communist Party boss in Tibet delivered a fresh attack on the Dalai Lama Wednesday, even as envoys of the region's exiled leader met with Chinese officials for more talks toward easing tensions following anti-government riots.

July 17, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Pakistani forces patrol empty bazaar, arrest militants in bloodless military operation

BARA, Pakistan - Heavily armed paramilitary troops blocked roads into a tribal town in northwestern Pakistan and patrolled its deserted bazaar Wednesday as an operation against Islamic militants rolled into its fifth day with more arrests but no sign of fighting.

July 17, 2008 | By RIAZ KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Hezbollah said to train Shiite militiamen in Iraq

BAGHDAD - Hezbollah instructors trained Shiite militiamen at remote camps in southern Iraq until three months ago when they slipped across the border to Iran - presumably to continue instruction on Iranian soil, according to two Shiite lawmakers and a top army officer.

July 16, 2008 | By HAMZA HENDAWI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Jolie goes into French hospital for birth of twins

PARIS - Angelina Jolie has checked into a hospital in the south of France where she is expected to give birth to her twins, a hospital spokesman said Tuesday.

July 16, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press

Toy story: Soviet-era landmark for kids closes

MOSCOW - The same year that Sputnik soared into space saw the launch of another Soviet-era icon that may have loomed larger for generations of Russians: a huge toy store in central Moscow called Detsky Mir, or Children's World.

July 16, 2008 | By STEVE GUTTERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

US lawmakers: Bush should skip Olympics

BEIJING - Two Republican congressmen have called on President Bush to steer clear of the Beijing Olympics unless China makes substantial improvements in its treatment of dissidents, including releasing prisoners of conscience.

July 16, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

UN: US aid arrives in NKorea; food shortages loom

SEOUL, South Korea - Thousands of tons of food from the U.S. has started flowing into North Korea, the U.N. food agency said Monday, as aid groups warned that the impoverished nation faces food shortages not seen since 2001.

July 15, 2008 | By BURT HERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

South African police report decrease in violent crime; government says numbers still too high

PRETORIA, South Africa - Crime rates in South Africa - among the highest in the world - are declining with fewer robberies, rapes and murders reported in the last year, police said Monday.

July 15, 2008 | By SABRINA SHANKMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

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Congress rebukes Obama, overrides veto of 9/11 legislation

WASHINGTON - In a resounding rebuke, Democrats joined with Republicans Wednesday to hand Barack Obama the first veto override of his presidency, voting overwhelmingly to allow ...

September 28, 2016 | By RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press | Associated Press

Trump and Clinton face off during first presidential debate

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - In a combative opening debate, Hillary Clinton emphatically denounced Donald Trump Monday night for keeping his personal tax returns and business dealings ...

September 27, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press

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