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Putin orders Russia to respond after US missile test

Aug. 23, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin ordered the Russian military on Friday to work out a quid pro quo response after the test of a new U.S. missile banned under a now-defunct arms treaty. In Sunday's test, a modified ground-launched version of a U.S. Navy Tomahawk cruise missile accurately struck its...

Despite recent agreement Rwanda says no travel to Uganda

Aug. 23, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda says its citizens are not allowed yet to travel to Uganda despite a deal reached between leaders of the two countries on Wednesday in Angolan capital. The leaders agreed to resume "as soon as possible" the cross-border activities including the movement of persons and goods....

Strikes on Iran-backed militias threaten to destabilize Iraq

Aug. 23, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — An Israeli airstrike on an Iranian weapons depot in Iraq, confirmed by U.S. officials, is threatening to destabilize security in the volatile country that has struggled to remain neutral in the conflict between Washington and Tehran. It would be the first known Israeli airstrike in Iraq...

The Latest: Spain sending migrant border aid to Morocco

Aug. 23, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the plight of migrants arriving in Europe (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Spain is sending Morocco 32.4 million euros ($38 million) to help it guard its border and crack down on migrants heading across the sea to Europe. The money is being granted under a police cooperation...

Missouri election official fires back over abortion lawsuit

Aug. 23, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's top election official is firing back after abortion-rights advocates sued him for allegedly impeding their work to put one of the nation's most restrictive abortion laws to a public vote. Republican Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft on Friday said he's sad that when...

France to deploy celebrated cuisine to ease G-7 tensions

Aug. 23, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — As tensions loom over this weekend's G-7 summit of world leaders in France, the country is counting on one key asset to cheer up the event: food. France hosts the summit of seven advanced economies starting Saturday in the southwestern seaside resort of Biarritz, known for its surfers, casino...

France says Brazil leader lied, escalating Amazon dispute

Aug. 23, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — In a sharp escalation of tensions over fires ravaging the Amazon, France on Friday accused Brazil's president of having lied to French leader Emmanuel Macron and threatened to block a European Union trade deal with South American states including Brazil. The specter of possible economic...

Hong Kong protesters form human chains to call for democracy

Aug. 23, 2019 10:14 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Supporters of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement lined city streets and part of the city's harbor front Friday, inspired by a human chain in a historic Baltic states protest against Soviet control 30 years ago. Some raised linked hands while others switched on their smartphone lights and...

The Latest: France halts Brazil trade deal over Amazon fires

Aug. 23, 2019 8:35 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the reaction to the fires in the Amazon (all times local): 2:30 p.m. In a sharp escalation of tensions with Brazil, France is accusing President Jair Bolsonaro of having lied to French leader Emmanuel Macron and says it now opposes a trade deal with the South American bloc...

The Latest: Baltic protest inspires Hong Kong human chain

Aug. 23, 2019 8:31 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Supporters of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement are linking hands across the semi-autonomous Chinese territory, inspired by a historic protest 30 years ago in the Baltic states when nearly 2 million people formed a human chain to...