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4 buried in Swiss alpine avalanche

Mar. 24, 2019 8:08 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Swiss police say four people are missing after being buried in an avalanche high in the Alps in the southwest of the country. Valais canton (state) police said Sunday on Twitter that the four were hit by the morning avalanche at 2,800 meters (9,200 foot) altitude in the Bovernier area near...

The Latest: Cruise ship line's founder: 'We've been lucky'

Mar. 24, 2019 8:07 AM EDT

STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — The Latest on the Viking Sky cruise ship that was stranded off the coast of Norway (all times local): 12:50 p.m. The chairman of the company that operates a cruise ship that got stranded off Norway's western coast in bad weather Saturday praised the rescue operation by Norwegian...

Kurds rally ahead of local elections testing Turkish leader

Mar. 24, 2019 7:46 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Thousands of supporters of a pro-Kurdish party gathered Sunday in Istanbul to celebrate the Kurdish New Year and to attend a campaign rally for local elections that will test the Turkish president's popularity. The Peoples' Democratic Party, or HDP, held the event amid the municipal office...

Barr weighs how much of Trump-Russia report to release

Mar. 24, 2019 7:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr has scoured special counsel Robert Mueller's confidential report on the Russia investigation with his advisers, deciding how much Congress and the American public will get to see about the two-year probe into President Donald Trump and Moscow's efforts to...

Chinese president visiting Monaco amid European tech worries

Mar. 24, 2019 7:38 AM EDT

MONACO (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping is coming to Monaco and France amid mixed feelings in Europe about China's growing global influence. Xi is paying the first state visit by a Chinese president to the tiny Mediterranean principality of Monaco on Sunday. He will meet with Prince Albert II and...

Venezuelan power struggle creates diplomatic duel abroad

Mar. 24, 2019 6:58 AM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — When Lorena Delgado approached the Venezuelan consulate in Colombia's capital on a recent afternoon hoping to extend the life of her expiring passport, she found the metal gates to the languishing building shuttered. Days earlier, Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro had severed ties...

Tugs tow Norway cruise ship after 463 rescued; 17 injured

Mar. 24, 2019 6:38 AM EDT

STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — More than 450 passengers were airlifted off a cruise ship that got stranded off Norway's western coast in bad weather before the rescue operation was suspended Sunday so the vessel could be towed to a nearby port, Norwegian authorities said. Five helicopters flying in the pitch...

Russian arrested smuggling drugged orangutan in Indonesia

Mar. 24, 2019 5:23 AM EDT

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities have arrested a Russian tourist who was attempting to smuggle a drugged orangutan out of the resort island of Bali, a conservation official said Sunday. Andrei Zhestkov, 27, was arrested late Friday at Bali's international airport after customs officers...

UK's Theresa May faces pressure to step down to save Brexit

Mar. 24, 2019 5:06 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May faces growing pressure from within her own party either to resign or to set a date for stepping down as a way to build support for her Brexit agreement with the European Union, British media reported Sunday. Senior Conservative Party figures were urging May to...

A look at some unanswered questions of the Mueller probe

Mar. 24, 2019 12:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller has wrapped up his investigation, but whether the public will get answers to consequential questions about President Donald Trump and Russia remains to be seen. Attorney General William Barr is combing through Mueller's report and will release at least some...