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North Korean cruise missile tests add to country’s provocative start to 2024

By KIM TONG-HYUNG Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's weekend test of new cruise missiles for submarine launches added to its provocative start to 2024, as leader Kim Jong Un flaunts his growing nuclear arsenal and threatens nuclear conflict with Washington, Seoul and ...

What is ECOWAS and why have 3 coup-hit nations quit the West Africa bloc?

By CHINEDU ASADU Associated Press ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Monthslong tension between three coup-hit countries in West Africa and the regional bloc known as ECOWAS boiled over when the nations announced their immediate withdrawal from the bloc and accused it of a lack of support and ...

The popularity of a far-right party produces counter-rallies across Germany

BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people in Germany turned out for a third weekend to protest the popularity and policies of the far-right Alternative for Germany, or AfD party. A rally in Hamburg took place Sunday with a theme of "For diversity and our democracy - Hamburg stands united ...

Key takeaways from UN court’s ruling on Israel’s war in Gaza

By JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — The U.N. world court on Friday came down hard on Israel's war on Hamas in the Gaza Strip, calling on Israel to "take all measures" to prevent a genocide of the Palestinians. But it stopped short of demanding an immediate cease-fire, as ...