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Mystery grows over Lebanon aid hold-up as impeachment looms

Nov. 22, 2019 11:31 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is withholding more than $100 million in U.S. military assistance to Lebanon that has been approved by Congress and is favored by his national security team, an assertion of executive control of foreign aid that is similar to the delay in support for Ukraine at...

US stocks mixed as market’s weekslong rally peters out

Nov. 22, 2019 11:31 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes were mixed in midday trading Friday as a week dominated by the progress in U.S.-China trade talks — or lack thereof — comes to a close. President Donald Trump said that a deal between the world’s largest economies is “potentially very...

Brexit Party not just about Brexit, Farage tells UK voters

Nov. 22, 2019 11:20 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Dec. 12 vote has been dubbed the “Brexit election,” dominated by the country’s stalled exit from the European Union. But political parties are also trying to win over voters more worried about the U.K.’s stuttering economy and frayed social fabric....

FBI lawyer suspected of altering Russia probe document

Nov. 22, 2019 11:18 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday touted news reports that a former FBI lawyer is suspected of altering a document related to surveillance of a former Trump campaign adviser in 2016. The Associated Press has confirmed reports by CNN and The Washington Post that the finding is part of a...

Court: Dutch govt doesn’t have to repatriate kids from Syria

Nov. 22, 2019 11:15 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch appeals court has overturned a lower court’s order that the government must attempt to bring home children whose mothers traveled to Syria to join Islamic extremist groups. Friday’s decision upheld the government’s appeal against that ruling....

Maltese police search yacht amid journalist slaying probe

Nov. 22, 2019 11:07 AM EST

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Maltese police on Friday searched the yacht of a local businessman who is being questioned about the car-bomb slaying of an investigative journalist as the victim’s family presses authorities to find out who ordered the attack. Police searched businessman Yorgen...

World high jump champion assails Russian track officials

Nov. 22, 2019 11:03 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Three-time world high jump champion Mariya Lasitskene assailed Russian track leaders Friday after they were charged with using fake medical documents during an investigation, saying they have made a “doping nightmare” even worse. Lasitskene called for swift and radical reforms,...

UK’s disgraced Prince Andrew faces uncertain role in future

Nov. 22, 2019 10:52 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prince Andrew is scaling back travel and facing an uncertain future as he steps away from the royal role he has embraced during his entire adult life. The 59-year-old prince has suffered numerous setbacks in the six days since the broadcast of a disastrous TV interview from Buckingham Palace....

Trump insists on debunked Ukraine theory, despite testimony

Nov. 22, 2019 10:51 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday promoted a debunked conspiracy theory that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election, a day after a former White House adviser called it a “fictional narrative” and said it played into Russia’s hands. Trump called in to “Fox &...

Serbia president defends minister in plagiarism dispute

Nov. 22, 2019 10:51 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s president has dismissed calls for the resignation of the Balkan country’s finance minister triggered by a university ruling that he plagiarized parts of the doctoral thesis. Aleksandar Vucic on Friday told Prva TV that Sinisa Mali “is doing an excellent...