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EU looks to African nations, border control to stop migrants

Oct. 18, 2018 1:44 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders agreed Thursday to pursue the cooperation of countries in North Africa and to beef up the bloc's external borders to stop large numbers of migrants from entering Europe. A statement from an EU summit in Brussels where the leaders of member countries discussed...

Analysis: With 'America First,' where do human rights rank?

Oct. 18, 2018 8:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — If it's an "America First" presidency, where does that rank human rights? President Donald Trump's refusal to put public pressure on Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is raising a question that has dogged his foreign policy. In dealing with Russia, across...

Analysis: With 'America First,' where do human rights rank?

Oct. 17, 2018 7:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — If it's an "America First" presidency, where does that rank human rights? President Donald Trump's refusal to put public pressure on Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is raising a question that has dogged his foreign policy. In dealing with Russia, across...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Oct. 17, 2018 6:17 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Oct. 15 Chicago Tribune on how Sears could have avoided bankruptcy: The most impressive statement to make about Sears as it seeks bankruptcy court protection is also the most damning: Sears was the Amazon of its time. Impressive because Sears...

Student gunman kills 19, wounds 50 at school in Crimea

Oct. 17, 2018 5:22 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — An 18-year-old student strode into his vocational school in Crimea, a hoodie covering his blond hair, then pulled out a shotgun and opened fire on Wednesday, killing 19 students and wounding more than 50 others before killing himself. It wasn't clear what prompted Vladislav Roslyakov,...

The Latest: Toll in Crimean school shooting rises to 19 dead

Oct. 17, 2018 2:45 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the deadly explosion at a college in Crimea (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Officials in Crimea say the casualty toll at a vocational school shooting in Kerch now stands at 19 dead and more than 50 wounded, many of them severely. Sergei Astrankin, the director of emergency medicine...

Egyptian ex-lawmaker goes missing, may have been detained

Oct. 17, 2018 12:19 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A former Egyptian lawmaker went missing nearly three weeks ago and may have been detained by security forces, his wife said in a request sent to authorities seeking information about her husband's whereabouts — the latest reported incident to highlight worrying incarceration practices....

Russian and Egyptian presidents sign partnership treaty

Oct. 17, 2018 9:57 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi signed a strategic cooperation treaty Wednesday that is intended to bolster trade and other ties between the two nations. The treaty capped a three-day visit to Russia by the Egyptian leader. During his talks with...

Egyptian president urges Russia to resume flights to resorts

Oct. 16, 2018 3:58 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Egypt's president urged Russia on Tuesday to resume direct flights to Egyptian resorts as he discussed ways to bolster ties with Russian officials and lawmakers. Moscow suspended the flights after a bomb planted by the Islamic State group brought a Russian passenger plane down over Sinai in...

Egypt extends state of emergency for another 3 months

Oct. 16, 2018 8:39 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has extended its state of emergency for another three months. The government declared a state of emergency after an Islamic State affiliate bombed two Coptic churches in April 2017, killing at least 44 people, and it has been renewed once before. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's latest...