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Iranian tanker sought by US heads to unknown destination

Aug. 18, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

GIBRALTAR (AP) — An Iranian supertanker hauling $130 million worth of light crude oil that the U.S. suspects to be tied to a sanctioned organization has lifted its anchor and begun moving away from Gibraltar, marine traffic monitoring data showed late Sunday. The trail left by GPS data on...

Trump likens buying Greenland to 'a large real estate deal'

Aug. 18, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday the idea of buying Greenland from Denmark has been discussed within his administration because of the strategic benefits for the U.S. and suggested that the semi-autonomous territory is a financial burden to Denmark. Surprise and confusion greeted a Wall...

Marine traffic monitoring site shows Iranian tanker suspected of breaching US sanctions to be moving away from Gibraltar

Aug. 18, 2019 5:59 PM EDT
GIBRALTAR (AP) — Marine traffic monitoring site shows Iranian tanker suspected of breaching US sanctions to be moving away from Gibraltar.

Silent start in Bundesliga for Union Berlin ends in 4-0 loss

Aug. 18, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Life in the Bundesliga began in silence for Union Berlin with a 15-minute protest by the club's fans against opponents Leipzig. A minute after Union fans finally unleashed their support on Sunday, it was the visiting supporters making all the noise after Leipzig scored the opening goal in a...

Leaked UK memos warn of food, drug shortages in Brexit chaos

Aug. 18, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Secret British government documents have warned of serious disruptions across the country in the event that the U.K. leaves the European Union without a trade deal on Oct. 31, according to a report. The Sunday Times newspaper published what it said was what the British government expects in...

Migrants jump off rescue boat to try to reach Italian island

Aug. 18, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Several migrants jumped into the sea from a Spanish rescue boat Sunday in a thwarted bid to reach shore in Italy, where the government's hard-line interior minister, Matteo Salvini, has refused to let the 107 passengers disembark. "We have been warning for days, desperation has its limits,"...

Canada 'disappointed' by British decision on Jihadi Jack

Aug. 18, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canada says it is disappointed the United Kingdom has decided to "off-load their responsibilities" after the British Home Office revoked the citizenship of a dual citizen of the two countries imprisoned in Syria. Canadian Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale confirmed Sunday in statement...

Funeral for lost ice: Iceland bids farewell to glacier

Aug. 18, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

OKJOKULL GLACIER, Iceland (AP) — It was a funeral for ice. With poetry, moments of silence and political speeches about the urgent need to fight climate change, Icelandic officials, activists and others bade goodbye to what once was a glacier. Icelandic geologist Oddur Sigurðsson pronounced the...

The Latest: Slovakia police detain 30 migrants

Aug. 18, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Latest on migration issues in Europe (all times local): 8 p.m. Slovakia police say they have detained a group of 30 migrants who attempted to get to the country from neighboring Hungary hidden under a freight train. Police say 18 migrants from Afghanistan were detained in the southern...

Trump wields sanctions hammer; experts wonder to what end

Aug. 18, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it the diplomacy of coercion. The Trump administration is aggressively pursuing economic sanctions as a primary foreign policy tool to an extent unseen in decades, or perhaps ever. Many are questioning the results even as officials insist the penalties are achieving their aims. Since...