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Ambassador Sondland confirms he talked to Trump a day after president prodded Ukraine’s leader to investigate Democrats

Nov. 20, 2019 9:00 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ambassador Sondland confirms he talked to Trump a day after president prodded Ukraine’s leader to investigate Democrats.

The Latest: Sondland kept Pompeo updated on Ukraine pressure

Nov. 20, 2019 8:59 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment inquiry (all times local): 9 a.m. Ambassador Gordon Sondland says he kept top members of the Trump administration, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in the loop about President Donald Trump’s pressure on Ukraine...

Ambassador says he kept Secretary Pompeo, top US officials, in loop about pressure on Ukraine for investigations

Nov. 20, 2019 8:59 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ambassador says he kept Secretary Pompeo, top US officials, in loop about pressure on Ukraine for investigations.

Spain has permits to build giant telescope blocked in Hawaii

Nov. 20, 2019 8:43 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The director of a Spanish research center said Wednesday that a giant telescope, costing $1.4 billion, is one step nearer to being built on the Canary Islands in the event an international consortium gives up its plans to build it in Hawaii. Canary Islands Astrophysics Institute...

Spaniards convicted of rape also sentenced for videoing it

Nov. 20, 2019 8:36 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Two Spaniards who were among a group of five men convicted earlier this year of raping a woman were each sentenced Wednesday to an additional three years and three months in prison for having made videos of the rape with their phones. A regional court in Pamplona also fined them 5,670 euros...

Andy Murray wins in his return to the Davis Cup

Nov. 20, 2019 8:30 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Andy Murray made a successful return to the Davis Cup on Wednesday, rallying to beat Tallon Griekspoor 6-7 (7), 6-4, 7-6 (5). Murray trailed 4-1 in the third set and 4-1 in the decisive tiebreaker, but came back both times to give Britain a 1-0 lead over the Netherlands in Group E of the...

Media watchdog warns of pressure on independent Serbian TV

Nov. 20, 2019 8:23 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A media watchdog group on Wednesday warned that an independent television in Serbia is facing intimidation and a smear campaign from pro-government media and officials. Reporters Without Borders urged the Serbian government to “stop supporting and instead publicly...

Vatican expresses concern after US decision on Israel

Nov. 20, 2019 8:18 AM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is expressing concern that “recent decisions” could undermine regional stability in the Middle East, in an apparent reference to the U.S. reversal of position on Israeli settlements. The Vatican on Wednesday didn’t specifically cite the U.S. conclusion...

UK Conservatives under fire for Twitter switch during debate

Nov. 20, 2019 8:15 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Conservative Party was accused Wednesday of trying to deceive voters by changing the name of its press office Twitter account to “factcheckUK” during a televised election debate between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn....

Greece announces major overhaul of migrant camp system

Nov. 20, 2019 8:12 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece announced plans Wednesday to overhaul its migration management system, replacing overcrowded refugee camps on the islands with smaller detention facilities and moving some 20,000 asylum seekers to the mainland over the next few weeks. Deputy Defense Minister Alkiviadis Stefanis...