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Iranian rescuers find wreckage from plane crash

By AMIR VAHDAT, Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian search and rescue teams on Monday reached the site of a plane crash that authorities say killed all 65 people on board, Iran's Press TV reported. The Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional ...

Turkey warns it may hit Syrian troops in Kurdish enclave

By BASSEM MROUE and KARIN LAUB, Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey threatened on Monday to hit back at Syrian pro-government troops if they deploy in an enclave in northern Syria to protect a Kurdish militia that Ankara is battling there. The warning by the Turkish foreign minister came ...

Oxfam says staff intimidated witnesses in Haiti sex scandal

By DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Oxfam workers suspected of sexual misconduct in Haiti intimidated and threatened a witness as the charity investigated the original claims, according to the organization's report on the internal inquiry. The findings were part of a previously ...

Kremlin dismisses US election indictment as lacking evidence

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin has dismissed a U.S. indictment that charged 13 Russians with interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election as lacking evidence. The indictment handed Friday by a federal grand jury alleges that a wealthy entrepreneur with close ties to Russian President ...

Trump stays quiet on shooting victims, fumes over Russia

By CATHERINE LUCEY and JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump spent the holiday weekend hunkered down at his Florida estate, watching cable television news, grousing to club members and advisers and fuming over the investigation of Russian ...

Israeli PM Netanyahu to Iran: Don’t test Israel’s resolve

By DAVID RISING and GEIR MOULSON, Associated Press MUNICH (AP) — The international nuclear deal with Iran has emboldened Tehran to become increasingly aggressive in the region, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday, warning that Iran should "not test Israel's ...

Latvian member of European Central Bank detained in probe

By CARLO PIOVANO, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Latvia's top banking official and key member of the European Central Bank was detained Sunday after being questioned for hours by anti-corruption authorities amid accusations of bribery and money laundering in the nation's financial ...

What will Meghan wear? Royal wedding dress a top UK secret

By SYLVIA HUI, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Where does one shop for a wedding gown set to be the dress of the year — an outfit chic enough for a fashion-loving bride but suitable for a church so regal it's the burial place of monarchs? Everyone at London Fashion Week — and elsewhere ...

7.2 quake damages homes, but Mexico avoids major destruction

By PETER ORSI, Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico escaped major destruction from a magnitude 7.2 earthquake that jolted southern and central parts of the country, authorities said Saturday, though 13 people were killed in the crash of a helicopter sent to assess the damage. A ...

Trump adviser: Russian meddling ‘incontrovertible’

By DESMOND BUTLER and DAVID RISING, Associated Press MUNICH (AP) — President Donald Trump's national security adviser said Saturday there was "incontrovertible" evidence of a Russian plot to disrupt the 2016 U.S. election, a blunt statement that shows how significantly the new criminal ...

Commercial plane crashes in southern Iran, killing 66 people

By NASSER KARIMI and JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian commercial plane crashed on Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, killing all 66 people on board, state media reported. An Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for ...

Afghans submitted 1.17 million war crimes claims to court

By KATHY GANNON, Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Since the International Criminal Court began collecting material three months ago for a possible war crimes case involving Afghanistan, it has gotten a staggering 1.17 million statements from Afghans who say they were victims. The ...

‘Dreamers’ left in limbo as Senate rejects immigration bills

By ALAN FRAM and KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate left hundreds of thousands of "Dreamer" immigrants in limbo Thursday, rejecting rival plans that would have spared them from deportation and strengthened the nation's border security. Senators dealt President ...

UK blames Russian military for ‘malicious’ cyberattack

LONDON (AP) — Britain and the United States blamed the Russian government on Thursday for a cyberattack that hit businesses across Europe last year, with London accusing Moscow of "weaponizing information" in a new kind of warfare. Foreign Minister Tariq Ahmad said "the U.K. government ...

US says detainee studied in Louisiana, became IS fighter

By DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — He was an unruly college student in Louisiana where he mixed booze and gambling with classes on electrical engineering. A decade later, he was guarding an Islamic State oil field in Syria and storing bomb-making files and military ...

Bannon interviewed in Mueller’s Russia investigation

By MARY CLARE JALONICK and JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Bannon, the combative former chief strategist for President Donald Trump, was interrogated for 20 hours over two days this week as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, according to ...

Russia seeks to regulate private military contractors

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian parliament is working on a bill to regulate private military companies, a senior lawmaker said Wednesday after reports that an unknown number of Russian military contractors were killed in a U.S. strike in Syria. Retired ...

Netanyahu shrugs off police corruption claims, opposition

By ILAN BEN ZION, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday shrugged off police recommendations that he be charged with corruption, calling the allegations "biased, extreme: and "full of holes, like Swiss cheese" and vowing to remain in ...

Prince Henrik, husband of Danish monarch, dies at age 83

By JAN M. OLSEN, Associated Press COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Prince Henrik, the French-born husband of Danish monarch Queen Margrethe who publicly vented his frustration at not being the social equal of his wife or their son in line to become Denmark's king, died late Tuesday. He was 83. He ...

South Africa’s ruling party could replace Zuma on Thursday

By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's ruling party moved to replace the defiant President Jacob Zuma as early as Thursday while police raided his business associates at the center of corruption scandals that have infuriated the country. Zuma, breaking ...