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The leaders of Ukraine, Turkey stress territorial integrity

Apr. 10, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The presidents of Ukraine and Turkey stressed the importance of Ukraine's territorial integrity, the de-escalation of tensions in eastern Ukraine and security in the Black Sea following a meeting Saturday in Istanbul. Ukrainian President Volodymyr...

Kyrgyzstan votes on constitution boosting president's powers

Apr. 10, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Voters in Kyrgyzstan will cast ballots Sunday on whether to approve a new constitution that would substantially increase the president’s powers in this impoverished Central Asian nation. The referendum comes three months after Sadyr Zhaparov was elected...

‘Clear the Capitol,’ Pence pleaded, timeline of riot shows

Apr. 10, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — From a secure room in the Capitol on Jan. 6, as rioters pummeled police and vandalized the building, Vice President Mike Pence tried to assert control. In an urgent phone call to the acting defense secretary, he issued a startling demand. “Clear the...

Army Corps names 2 new boats for fallen Georgia soldiers

Apr. 10, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A federal agency is putting two new boats to work on the Georgia coast after naming them for fallen soldiers. The Army Corps of Engineers on Thursday held dedication ceremonies for the pair of survey boats used to ensure Georgia’s harbors in...

Thousands rally in Serbia to protect the environment

Apr. 10, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Protesters in Serbia rallied Saturday demanding that the government protect the environment in a Balkan nation that has seen record levels of air pollution and scores of other ecological problems following decades of neglect. Several thousand...

Explosions in two Somalia cities kill at least 5

Apr. 10, 2021 09:53 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A suicide bomber detonated his explosives outside a cafe in Somalia's city of Baidoa on Saturday, killing at least four people and wounding more than six others, police said. The bomber was targeting the Bay region governor, Ali Wardhere, who...

5 killed in election violence in India's West Bengal state

Apr. 10, 2021 08:42 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least five people were killed by gunfire in election-related violence at two polling stations in India’s West Bengal state, police said Saturday. Security forces caused the majority of the casualties — four killed and four wounded — while...

EXPLAINER: What is behind the latest unrest in N Ireland?

Apr. 10, 2021 05:34 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Young people have hurled bricks, fireworks and gasoline bombs at police and set hijacked cars and a bus on fire during a week of violence on the streets of Northern Ireland. Police responded with rubber bullets and water cannons. The streets were calmer...

Reports say LAPD was ill-prepared for protest violence

Apr. 09, 2021 23:02 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two reviews of the violence that surrounded last summer's police brutality protests say the LAPD wasn't prepared to react when peaceful demonstrations were marred by clashes, vandalism and looting. The reports released Friday found that poor planning...

Bronx DA clears NYPD officers in 2019 friendly fire shooting

Apr. 09, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — No charges will be filed against five New York City police officers who in 2019 opened fire while another officer and an armed man struggled on the grounds of a Bronx housing project, prosecutors said Friday. The barrage of gunfire from both NYPD Officer...