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Iran flies domestically made fighter jets to mark Army Day

Apr. 18, 2019 4:24 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran showcased its domestically made fighter jets by flying the aircraft over Tehran during a military parade Thursday marking National Army Day as the country grapples with U.S. sanctions and the Trump administration's recent terrorism designation of Iran's powerful paramilitary force....

The Latest: Muslim students talk to pope about tolerance

Mar. 30, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — The Latest on the Pope's trip to Morocco (all times local): 7:55 p.m. Students at a school for Muslim preachers have told Pope Francis and Morocco's king that they will bring home the lessons of building bridges between religions and promoting a moderate model of Islam. Nigerian...

Reds open 150-year celebration hoping to leapfrog Pirates

Mar. 27, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The baseball commissioner is grand marshal of the pregame parade. All major league teams are wearing patches commemorating Cincinnati's first all-professional team. A new manager and an overhauled lineup provide intrigue. The Reds haven't been in the opening day spotlight this way for...

Greek PM: Turkish fighter jets harassed my helicopter

Mar. 25, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister said Monday that Turkish fighter jets harassed the helicopter he was traveling on during a visit to a remote Greek island to celebrate Greece's independence day. Alexis Tsipras said he was "welcomed" by Turkish fighter jets violating Greek airspace during his...

Pakistan showcases military even as tensions with India ease

Mar. 23, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan celebrated its national day on Saturday with a military parade showcasing its missiles, tanks and aircraft, even as the prime minister and his Indian counterpart exchanged goodwill messages in a sign of easing tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals. Indian Prime Minister...

Pakistan celebrates National Day with military parade

Mar. 23, 2019 1:00 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistanis are celebrating their National Day with a military parade that's showcasing short- and long-range missiles, tanks, jets, drones and other hardware. Pakistani President Arif Alvi marked the occasion saying that the region needs peace, not war and Pakistan wants to live peacefully...

Belgian carnival may lose UN recognition amid anti-Semitism

Mar. 22, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The U.N.'s cultural agency said Friday it could remove Belgium's famed Aalst carnival from its cultural heritage list following accusations of anti-Semitism during a parade. UNESCO, Jewish organizations and European authorities have condemned the supposed anti-Semitic and racist nature of a...

Thousands turn out for St. Patrick's Day parade in Boston

Mar. 17, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Thousands of revelers crowded the streets of Boston for the annual St. Patrick's Day parade, many wearing green and waving Irish flags as they watched Revolutionary War re-enactors and bagpipe brigades march by. Politicians figured heavily in Sunday's parade, including Republican Gov. Charlie...

Irish pride, and dash of politics, at St Patrick's Parade

Mar. 16, 2019 8:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A new, troublesome topic hovered over the St. Patrick's Day parade in New York this year: Britain's failed Brexit deal with the European Union that could squeeze Ireland's economy. But nothing could put a damper on the largest American celebration of Irish heritage on Saturday, with tens of...

The Latest: St Patrick's parade mixes celebration, worries

Mar. 16, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on St. Patrick's Day parades in the U.S. (all times local): 12:50 p.m. The St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City is a mix of celebration and a new troublesome topic hovering over the marchers: Britain's failed Brexit deal with the European Union that could squeeze Ireland's...