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Trump adviser: Russian meddling 'incontrovertible'
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 charges leveled by an American investigator have upended the political debate over his inquiry....

Israel's Netanyahu: A singular leader with a divisive legacy
A serial survivor of scandals, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to be in trouble once more after police recommended a range of bribery and other charges against him in two separate investigations. Yet the law doesn't require him to step down until convicted, the process could drag on for months, and the determined, loquacious leader is digging in his heels....

Tears, exuberance as 'Black Panther' opens across Africa
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- "Black Panther" has burst onto the screen in Africa, handing a powerful response to the unfortunate remarks about the continent by President Donald Trump....

Pope revives lapsed sex abuse commission amid skepticism
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis revived his lapsed sex abuse advisory commission by naming new members Saturday, after coming under fire for his overall handling of the scandal and his support for a Chilean bishop accused by victims of witnessing and ignoring their abuse....

Polish Jews stunned, scared by eruption of anti-Semitism
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Matylda Jonas-Kowalik has spent most of her 22 years secure in the belief that she would never know the discrimination, persecution or violence that killed or traumatized generations of Polish Jews before her. She once thought the biggest problem that young Jewish Poles like herself faced was finding a Jewish boyfriend or girlfriend in a country dominated by Catholics....

Russia dismisses US charges as 'just blabber,' 'Russophobia'
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian officials had disdainful words Saturday for a U.S. indictment that charged 13 Russians with interfering in the 2016 presidential election. Children's stories, the plot of a preposterous Hollywood movie and "just blabber" were a few of the glib analogies they pressed into service....

Trio of suicide bombers kill 20 at crowded market in Nigeria
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- A trio of suicide bombers detonated at a crowded fish market in northern Nigeria, killing at least 20 people, police said Saturday....

Ethiopia vows no military takeover amid latest emergency
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- Ethiopia's defense minister on Saturday ruled out a military takeover a day after the East African nation declared a new state of emergency amid the worst anti-government protests in a quarter-century....

7.2 quake damages homes, but Mexico avoids major destruction
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico appeared Saturday to have escaped major destruction after a magnitude 7.2 earthquake rattled the country, but it rekindled fears in a population that still sees daily reminders of deadly earthquakes that struck five months ago....

South African president pledges to "turn tide" on corruption
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) -- South African President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered a message of optimism and renewal Friday in his first state of the nation address, saying it's time for South Africans to put discord behind them and that the country will "turn the tide" on corruption in state institutions this year....

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Ethiopia vows no military takeover amid latest emergency

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Fire erupts at major Tibetan monastery; no injuries reported

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Jailed Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan reported hospitalized

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7.2 quake damages homes, but Mexico avoids major destruction

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Israeli military: 4 soldiers wounded in Gaza border blast