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German economy stagnates in sign of Europe's difficulties

Feb. 14, 2020 6:41 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Growth ground to a halt at the end of the year in Germany, Europe’s largest economy, as manufacturing remained in a slump and exports fell, official figures showed Friday. The flat reading underlines the challenge facing the broader eurozone economy as it struggles against...

Syrian civilians flee from Idlib in rain toward the north to find safety inside Syria near the border with Turkey, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. Syrian troops are waging an offensive in the last rebel stronghold according to news reports by a Turkish news agency.( AP Photo)

UN says 140,000 displaced in 3 days amid Syrian offensive

Feb. 13, 2020 2:50 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Over 140,000 Syrians have been displaced in the last three days alone by violence in the country's northwest, bringing the total of those uprooted in a Syrian government offensive against the last opposition stronghold to over 800,000, the United Nations said Thursday. The U.N. said at least...

In this frame grab from video, Russian, Syrian and others gather next to an American military convoy stuck in the village of Khirbet Ammu, east of Qamishli city, Syria, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. Syrian media and activists say a Syrian was killed and another wounded in a rare clash between American troops and a group of government supporters in northeast Syria. (AP Photo)

US troops clash with pro-government group in northeast Syria

Feb. 12, 2020 2:25 PM EST

DAMASCUS (AP) — A Syrian was killed and another was wounded when government supporters attacked American troops and tried to block their way as their convoy drove through an army checkpoint in northeastern Syria, prompting a rare clash, state media and activists reported. The U.S. military said its force...

Palestinians hurl stones towards Israeli soldiers during clashes after the funeral of policeman Tariq Badwan in the West Bank village of Azoun near Qalqilya, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. Badwan was shot while standing at the entrance of a police station in Jenin, where Israeli forces clashed with Palestinians while demolishing the home of an alleged militant. He did not appear to have been involved in the clashes. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

Palestinians deny US charges of incitement, blame Trump plan

Feb. 7, 2020 1:28 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinians on Friday rejected U.S. allegations of incitement after a day of clashes and attacks left three Palestinians dead, including a member of the security forces, and wounded more than a dozen Israeli soldiers. They instead linked the violence to President Donald Trump's...

Palestinians carry the body of Yazan Abu Tabekh during his funeral in the West Bank city of Jenin, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. The 19-year-old Palestinian was killed in clashes with Israeli troops, according to Palestinian hospital officials. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

Mideast violence flares as anger mounts over Trump plan

Feb. 6, 2020 1:14 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forces killed two Palestinians in clashes in the occupied West Bank on Thursday and a third in Jerusalem after he opened fire at police, hours after a car-ramming attack elsewhere in the city wounded 12 Israeli soldiers. Tensions have soared following last week's release of...

Mexican farmers take over dams to stop water payments to US

Feb. 5, 2020 2:07 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A dispute over water payments to the United States widened in Mexico Wednesday, after President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador said Mexico has to pay its debts but angry farmers pushed back National Guard troops guarding a dam. Under a 1944 treaty, Mexico and the United States are...

Anti-government protesters chant slogans while holding the national flags during a demonstration against the newly appointed Prime Minister Mohammed Allawi in Tahrir Square, Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

US general slips into Iraq for talks to salvage relations

Feb. 5, 2020 9:22 AM EST

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) — The top U.S. commander for the Middle East slipped quietly into Iraq Tuesday, as the Trump administration works to salvage relations with Iraqi leaders and shut down the government's push for an American troop withdrawal. Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie became the most...

Security forces try to disperse anti-government protesters during clashes in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

Iraqi cleric condemns use of force, 11 protesters wounded

Jan. 31, 2020 3:54 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's most powerful religious figure, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, reiterated Friday his condemnation of the use of force against anti-government protesters as the mass movement enters a critical juncture and political blocs tussle over naming a new premier. Separately, at least four...

EU court says it cannot rule on Slovenia-Croatia border row

Jan. 31, 2020 4:05 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top court announced Friday that it cannot rule on a decades old border dispute between member countries Slovenia and Croatia because the row falls under international law and not EU law. Croatia and Slovenia proclaimed independence simultaneously from Yugoslavia...

A new housing project sign stands in the Jewish West Bank settlement of Ari'el, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. The population of Jewish settlements in the West Bank surged by more than 3% in 2019, well above the growth rate of Israel's overall population, a settler group said Tuesday. It predicted even higher growth this year thanks to a nascent building boom made possible by friendly policies of the Trump administration. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

A look at Israel's settlements ahead of possible annexation

Jan. 29, 2020 9:07 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump's plan for ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict paves the way for Israel to annex most or all of its settlements in the occupied West Bank. The settlement enterprise began immediately after Israel captured east Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip in the...