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US, British diplomats attacked in Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe - U.S. and British diplomats were attacked Thursday as they tried to investigate political violence in Zimbabwe and a U.S. Embassy staffer was beaten, an embassy spokesman said.

June 20, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Electricity outages anger, frustrate Pakistanis

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan is experiencing its worst electricity shortages in years, and the signs are everywhere.

June 19, 2008 | By NAHAL TOOSI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Truck explosion kills 18 in Baghdad, wounds 75

BAGHDAD - A tractor-trailer loaded with Shiite militia rockets accidentally exploded Wednesday in a densely populated area of northeast Baghdad, killing 18 people and wounding 75, the U.S. military said. It was the deadliest explosion in Baghdad in more than two months.

June 19, 2008 | By SINAN SALAHEDDIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China cordons off schools collapsed by quake

DUJIANGYAN, China - Authorities cordoned off some schools that collapsed in last month's mighty earthquake, keeping out grieving parents and reporters Wednesday in a sign that Beijing was becoming increasingly nervous over accusations of shoddy construction.

June 19, 2008 | By CARA ANNA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Outcry after French court rules on virginity

PARIS - The bride said she was a virgin. When her new husband discovered that was a lie, he went to court to annul the marriage - and a French judge agreed.

June 19, 2008 | By ELAINE GANLEY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US flotilla leaving Myanmar coast with aid aboard

YANGON, Myanmar - U.S. Navy ships laden with relief supplies will steam away from Myanmar's coast Thursday, their helicopters barred by the ruling junta even though millions of cyclone survivors need food, shelter or medical care.

June 19, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Saudi king opens conference on interfaith dialogue

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia's king urged a gathering of Muslim scholars Wednesday to open religious dialogue with Christians and Jews. But politics intruded as a senior Iranian figure said the Islamic world should stand up to the U.S. and its ''international arrogance.''

June 19, 2008 | By DONNA ABU-NASR Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US agriculture secretary: Biofuels deal possible

ROME - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer said Wednesday that progress is being made at a U.N. summit on determining the role that biofuels are playing in driving up food prices to the point of provoking riots in some countries.

June 19, 2008 | By ARIEL DAVID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Agency: Somalia facing worst crisis in a decade amid worsening drought, rising food prices

NAIROBI, Kenya - Somalia is facing its worst humanitarian crisis in a decade, and the situation is deteriorating, an international aid agency said Wednesday.

June 19, 2008 | By MALKHADIR M. MUHUMED Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Venezuelan intelligence law draws protests, seen as potential tool against dissent

CARACAS, Venezuela - A new intelligence law that President Hugo Chavez enacted by decree is drawing protests from human rights activists who say it could lead to serious violations of civil liberties and become a tool for cracking down on dissent.

June 18, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Report: Assad says talks with Israel need US sponsor

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Syria's president said he was willing to hold direct peace talks with Israel in the future under U.S. sponsorship, laying out his vision of how negotiations could progress.

June 18, 2008 | By BARBARA SURK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


UN: 1 million in Myanmar aren’t getting basic aid

BANGKOK, Thailand - More than 1 million people still don't have adequate food, water or shelter a month after a devastating cyclone swept through Myanmar, and the military junta's policies are hindering relief efforts and driving up the cost of aid operations, the United Nations said Tuesday.

June 18, 2008 | By MICHAEL CASEY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Prince William takes helm at start of Navy stint

LONDON - Prince William earned high marks from commanding officers for his boat-handling skills Tuesday after he took the helm of a 40-foot craft at the beginning of his two-month stint in the Royal Navy.

June 18, 2008 | By GREGORY KATZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi lawmaker: US-Iraq security talks stall

BAGHDAD - Lawmakers allied to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Tuesday that negotiations over a U.S.-Iraqi security pact and the future status of American troops in Iraq were stumbling, with ''almost all points under dispute.''

June 18, 2008 | By LAUREN FRAYER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Chinese police drag grieving parents from protest

DUJIANGYAN, China - Chinese police forcefully pulled away more than 100 parents protesting the deaths of their children in a poorly constructed school that collapsed in last month's earthquake.

June 18, 2008 | By CARA ANNA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Soldiers thwart attack on Louvre

PARIS - Paris was plunged into panic - again - when soldiers guarding the Louvre Museum shot an attacker who lunged at them with two machetes on Friday ...

February 03, 2017 | By SYLVIE CORBET, JOHN LEICESTER and RAPHAEL SATTER Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump hits Iran with new sanctions for missile test

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration ordered sanctions against more than two dozen people and companies from the Persian Gulf to China Friday in retaliation for Iran ...

February 03, 2017 | By VIVIAN SALAMA and MATTHEW LEE Associated Press | Associated Press


Confederate emblem has staying power on Mississippi flag

JACKSON, Miss. - The Confederate battle emblem still waves on the Mississippi flag and appears in little danger of being erased anytime soon.

January 31, 2017 | By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump nominates Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch, a fast-rising conservative judge with a writer's flair, to the Supreme Court on Tuesday, a selection expected ...

January 31, 2017 | By JULIE PACE and MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump defends immigration order

WASHINGTON - Defiant in the face of an international backlash, President Donald Trump pressed into his second week in office defending his sweeping immigration ban. Protests ...

January 30, 2017 | By CATHERINE LUCEY and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press | Associated Press


A commuter's dream

WASHINGTON - Even before George Jetson entranced kids with his cartoon flying car, people dreamed of soaring above traffic congestion. Inventors and entrepreneurs have long tried ...

January 30, 2017 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press | Associated Press


US judge bars deportations under Trump travel ban

WASHINGTON - A federal judge issued an emergency order Saturday night temporarily barring the U.S. from deporting people from nations subject to President Donald Trump ...

January 29, 2017 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump order on refugees, Muslims sparks confusion, worry

WASHINGTON - Confusion, worry and outrage grew Saturday as President Donald Trump's crackdown on refugees and citizens from seven majority-Muslim countries took effect. Airlines blocked ...

January 28, 2017 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump proposes big import tax for Mexico

WASHINGTON - Determined to wall off America's border with Mexico, President Donald Trump triggered a diplomatic clash and a fresh fight over trade Thursday as ...

January 26, 2017 | By JULIE PACE and MARK STEVENSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump announces 'major' voter fraud investigation

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump tweeted early Wednesday that he is ordering a "major investigation" into voter fraud, revisiting unsubstantiated claims he's made repeatedly about ...

January 25, 2017 | By JULIE PACE and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press | Associated Press


Could where you live decide your fate with cancer?

CHICAGO - Americans in certain struggling parts of the country are dying from cancer at rising rates, even as the cancer death rate nationwide continues to ...

January 24, 2017 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Trump vows to rise to moment

WASHINGTON - After a combative start to his presidency, Donald Trump delivered a more unifying message Sunday and sought to reassure Americans he was ready to ...

January 23, 2017 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press | Associated Press


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