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Supporters of Iraqi Shiite cleric hold sit-ins against war

May. 24, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Thousands of supporters of an Iraqi populist Shiite cleric held sit-ins around Iraq on Friday night, saying their country should not be a battlefield between the United States and Iran. The sit-ins come days after a rocket slammed into Baghdad's fortified Green Zone, landing less than a mile...

Cuba to renovate site known for hosting rally against US

May. 23, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — The Cuban government says it is renovating one of the iconic sites of its ideological battle with the United States. The Anti-Imperialist Tribune is a massive stage that sits beside the United States Embassy on the Malecon seaside promenade. It is crumbling after two decades of constant sun,...

6 Brazilian tourists die of carbon monoxide in Chile

May. 22, 2019 8:52 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Six Brazilian tourists were found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning Wednesday inside an old apartment where they were staying in central Santiago. Authorities said police were alerted by the Brazilian Embassy, which had been called by one of the victims when she became ill. When...

Feds: Man aided Hamas, threatened to kill Israel supporters

May. 22, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A 20-year-old New Jersey man sought to aid the Islamic militant group Hamas and threatened to "shoot everybody" at an unspecified pro-Israel demonstration, federal authorities said Wednesday. Jonathan Xie was charged with attempting to provide material support to a designated terrorist...

The Latest: Man accused of making threats held without bail

May. 22, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on a New Jersey man charged with aiding a terrorist organization and threatening to kill pro-Israel supporters (all times local): 5 p.m. A man charged with aiding a terrorist organization and threatening to "shoot everybody" at a pro-Israel march is being held without ball....

Correction: Venezuela-Embassy story

May. 22, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story May 7 about the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, The Associated Press erroneously identified Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó's appointee as ambassador to Washington as Gustavo Vecchio. His correct name is Carlos Vecchio. A corrected version of the story is below:...

Questions raised over Florida Cabinet meeting in Israel

May. 21, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is going to Israel with a large contingent of business leaders — not surprisingly, especially as the GOP woos Jewish voters ahead of the 2020 presidential election. But DeSantis' plan to hold a meeting with his elected Cabinet while he's...

Officials say Iran quadruples production of enriched uranium

May. 20, 2019 11:21 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran quadrupled its uranium-enrichment production capacity amid tensions with the U.S. over Tehran's atomic program, nuclear officials said Monday, just after President Donald Trump and Iran's foreign minister traded threats and taunts on Twitter. Iranian officials made a point to...

The Latest: Saudi says Yemen rebels launch new drone attack

May. 20, 2019 10:25 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 6:20 a.m. Saudi Arabia says Yemen's Houthi rebels have launched a bomb-laden drone targeting civilian infrastructure in...

Battle breaks out for WikiLeaks founder Assange's computers

May. 20, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — With Julian Assange locked away in a London jail, a new battle has broken out over what may contain some of the WikiLeaks founder's biggest secrets: his computers. On Monday, judicial authorities from Ecuador carried out an inventory of all the belongings and digital devices left...