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Cocked rifles and infrared cameras along Cyprus buffer zone stoke tensions that could spread farther

Jul. 15, 2024 00:58 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The clang of unseen assault rifles being cocked carries across the United Nations-controlled buffer zone in ethnically cleaved Cyprus, ratcheting up concerns that the embers of the island's stagnant conflict could again be rekindled. The rifles are just the...

New players emerge in fighting in Myanmar's northeast, as powerful ethnic militias intervene

Jul. 15, 2024 00:13 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Recently renewed combat in northeastern Myanmar between troops of the military government and ethnic minority militias has in the past few days become more complicated, as two minority groups not previously involved in the fighting stepped into the fray, claiming to act as a third...

From basement to battlefield: Ukrainian startups create low-cost robots to fight Russia

Jul. 15, 2024 00:12 AM EDT

NORTHERN UKRAINE (AP) — Struggling with manpower shortages, overwhelming odds and uneven international assistance, Ukraine hopes to find a strategic edge against Russia in an abandoned warehouse or a factory basement. An ecosystem of laboratories in hundreds of secret workshops is...

Hamas says Gaza cease-fire talks haven't paused and claims military chief survived Israeli strike

Jul. 14, 2024 23:48 PM EDT

MUWASI, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas said Sunday that Gaza cease-fire talks were ongoing and the group’s military commander was in good health, a day after the Israeli military targeted Mohammed Deif with a massive airstrike that local health officials said killed at least 90 people, including...

UK Foreign Secretary visits Israel and West Bank and calls for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza

Jul. 14, 2024 10:06 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The new British foreign secretary called for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza during a visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories on Sunday, his second international trip since Labour’s resounding victory in elections earlier this month. David Lammy...

North Korea threatens to boost nuke capability in reaction to US-South Korea deterrence guidelines

Jul. 13, 2024 21:57 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea threatened Saturday to boost its nuclear fighting capability and make the United States and South Korea pay “an unimaginably harsh price” as it slammed its rivals’ new defense guidelines that it says reveal an intention to invade the North. ...

Spain and England to contest Euro 2024 final in a former Nazi stadium where Jesse Owens won gold

Jul. 13, 2024 19:11 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — An imposing stadium with a dark history will host the European Championship final between Spain and England on Sunday. Built for the 1936 Olympic Games, Berlin's Olympic stadium still bears the scars of World War II and contains relics from its Nazi past. ...

Israeli strike targets the Hamas military commander and kills at least 90 in southern Gaza

Jul. 13, 2024 17:03 PM EDT

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel said it targeted Hamas’ shadowy military commander in a massive strike Saturday in the crowded southern Gaza Strip that killed at least 90 people including children, according to local health officials. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said...

Israel targets Hamas' military leader in Gaza. Who is he and what does it mean for the war?

Jul. 13, 2024 16:48 PM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israel on Saturday said it tried to assassinate Mohammed Deif, the shadowy leader of the Hamas group 's military wing who has long topped the country's most-wanted list. The strike took place in an Israeli-declared humanitarian zone in southern Gaza,...

Peaceful pre-Olympic protest in Paris honors fallen Ukrainian athletes

Jul. 13, 2024 12:43 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — In a powerful tribute to the hundreds of Ukrainian athletes who have perished since the Russian invasion of their homeland, the Union of Ukrainians of France led a peaceful march of several hundred people in Paris on Saturday. The demonstration, held in the run-up to this month’s...