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Clashes break out in Tripoli, drive rival Libyan PM away

May. 17, 2022 15:45 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An attempt by one of Libya’s rival prime ministers to seat his government in the capital of Tripoli triggered clashes Tuesday between competing militias, forcing the newly appointed premier to leave the city. The development underscored the fragility of the...

Live updates | Ukraine official: 7 killed in Donetsk region

May. 17, 2022 15:30 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — Seven civilians have been killed in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region as a result of Russian attacks, the Ukrainian regional governor says. Pavlo Kyrylenko wrote in a Telegram post that Tuesday's Russian attacks killed seven civilians of the Donbas: two in...

US takes control of Afghan embassy, consulates in NY, CA

May. 17, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has taken control of Afghanistan’s embassy in Washington and the country’s consulates in New York and Beverly Hills, California, the State Department said Tuesday. The State Department said that it had assumed “sole responsibility” for...

Sweden, Finland push ahead with NATO bids as Turkey objects

May. 17, 2022 12:51 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden and Finland on Tuesday pushed ahead with their bids to join NATO even as Turkey insisted it won’t let the previously nonaligned Nordic countries into the alliance because of their alleged support for Kurdish militants. Turkish President Recep Tayyip...

UK raises stakes in EU feud with threat to break Brexit deal

May. 17, 2022 11:54 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government dramatically escalated a fight with the European Union on Tuesday by saying it will pass a law to scrap parts of the trade treaty signed by the two sides less than two years ago. Britain says its move to singlehandedly change the legally binding...

Israeli PM welcomes expansion of West Bank settlements

May. 17, 2022 11:11 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Tuesday welcomed a recent decision to expand Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank that the Palestinians and most of the international community view as illegal. During a visit to the settlement of Elkana, he cast...

Taiwan's president condemns California church shooting

May. 17, 2022 04:18 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s president has condemned the shooting at a Taiwanese church in California by a man reportedly driven by hatred of the island, while a lawmaker from her ruling party questioned whether Chinese propaganda was a motivating factor behind the violence. ...

White House moves to loosen remittance, flight rules on Cuba

May. 17, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration says it will expand flights to Cuba, take steps to loosen restrictions on U.S. travelers to the island, and lift Trump-era restrictions on remittances that immigrants can send to people on the island. The State Department said in a...

Live updates | Russia-Ukraine War

May. 16, 2022 22:49 PM EDT

LVIV, Ukraine — The western Ukrainian city of Lviv has been rocked by number of very loud explosions. An Associated Press team in the city witnessed the glare of bright explosions which lit up the night sky to the west of the city shortly after midnight local time. Witnesses...

White House moves to loosen remittance, flight rules on Cuba

May. 16, 2022 20:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration announced Monday that it will expand flights to Cuba, take steps to loosen restrictions on U.S. travelers to the island, and lift Trump-era restrictions on remittances that immigrants can send to people on the island. The State Department...