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UK's Labour Party in turmoil as vote to oust deputy ditched

Sep. 21, 2019 8:18 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A vote to oust the deputy leader of Britain's main opposition Labour Party was ditched Saturday after a big backlash to the proposal prompted Jeremy Corbyn, the party's leader, to intervene. The surprise attempt to abolish the role of deputy leader by one of Corbyn's close allies caused...

Police use tear gas in Paris amid an array of protests

Sep. 21, 2019 8:15 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris police used tear gas Saturday to disperse anti-government demonstrators who are trying to revive the yellow vest movement in protest at perceived economic injustice and French President Emmanuel Macron's government. The French capital was placed under high security as a few hundred...

Syria says it captures drone near Israeli-occupied Golan

Sep. 21, 2019 8:00 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian authorities captured and dismantled Saturday a drone rigged with cluster bombs near the border with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, state news agency SANA said. SANA gave no further details about the drone but posted several photos of the unmanned aerial vehicle. Israel...

Albanian ship rescues 111 migrants in the Aegean Sea

Sep. 21, 2019 7:51 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's Defense Ministry says one of its ships in the Aegean Sea has rescued 111 migrants trying to cross into Greece, and has handed them over to Turkish authorities. Defense Minister Olta Xhacka on Saturday wrote on her Facebook page that the Syrian, Iraqi and Palestinian...

Artist Marina Abramovic opens exhibition in native Belgrade

Sep. 21, 2019 6:58 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Performance artist Marina Abramovic is displaying her work in her native Belgrade for the first time in 44 years, and she says that returning home has been highly emotional. Abramovic summoned journalists to Belgrade's Museum of Contemporary Art at the crack of dawn on Saturday for...

President Donald Trump gets heat for urging Ukraine probe

Sep. 21, 2019 6:49 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump urged the new leader of Ukraine this summer to investigate the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, a person familiar with the matter said. Democrats condemned what they saw as a clear effort to damage a political rival, now at the heart of an explosive...

Beer flows as overcrowded Oktoberfest opens in Munich

Sep. 21, 2019 6:20 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The first keg has been tapped and the beer is flowing as the 186th Oktoberfest gets underway in the southern German city of Munich. Mayor Dieter Reiter inserted the tap in the first keg on Saturday with two blows of a hammer and the cry of "O'zapt is" — "it's tapped." As tradition...

Parachutists jump over Dutch heath to mark WWII operation

Sep. 21, 2019 5:21 AM EDT

GINKEL HEATH, Netherlands (AP) — Hundreds of parachutists floated out of clear blue skies in the eastern Netherlands Saturday to commemorate the 75th anniversary of a daring but ultimately unsuccessful World War II mission that Allied commanders hoped would bring a swift end to the global conflict....

AP Source: Altered doping data could restart Russian scandal

Sep. 21, 2019 1:45 AM EDT

The Russian anti-doping agency could face suspension again based on information indicating data from the Moscow drug-testing lab had been manipulated before being delivered to the World Anti-Doping Agency earlier this year, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press. WADA reinstated Russia's...

Biden decries reports about Trump, Ukraine's president

Sep. 21, 2019 12:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden on Friday decried reports that President Donald Trump urged the president of Ukraine to look into his son's business dealings there. Biden said in a statement that if the reports are true, "Then there is truly no bottom to President Trump's willingness to...