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Belgian man charged over suspected US embassy attack plot

Jun. 24, 2019 10:59 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Police in Brussels have arrested a man suspected of planning an attack on the U.S. embassy in the Belgian capital, prosecutors said Monday. The Belgian man, identified only by his initials, M.G., was charged with "an attempted attack in a terrorist context and preparing a terrorist...

Rescuers find 2 alive in collapsed building in Cambodia

Jun. 24, 2019 10:53 AM EDT

SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (AP) — Rescuers on Monday found two survivors in the rubble of a building that collapsed two days earlier while under construction in a Cambodian beach town, killing 28 workers and injuring 26 others as they slept in the unfinished condominium that doubled as their housing. A...

Sudan's protesters accept roadmap for civilian rule

Jun. 23, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's protest movement accepted an Ethiopian roadmap for a civilian-led transitional government, a spokesman said on Sunday, after a months-long standoff with the country's military rulers — who did not immediately commit to the plan. Ethiopia has led diplomatic efforts to...

Tanzania scolds US for alert warning of rumors of attacks

Jun. 21, 2019 6:54 AM EDT

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — Tanzania's government has scolded the United States for issuing a terror alert warning American citizens about rumors of impending attacks in an area of Dar es Salaam popular with foreigners. A foreign ministry statement issued Thursday says the alert created panic among some...

Court frees Swedish friend of Assange detained in Ecuador

Jun. 21, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A court in Ecuador freed a Swedish programmer close to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday after more than two months in jail on suspicion of hacking. In a two-to-one vote judges with a provincial court ruled that Ola Bini should be freed while he defends himself against any...

3 guilty in Kenya Garissa University attack that killed 148

Jun. 19, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan court Wednesday found three people guilty of conspiracy to commit a terror attack after phone records and handwriting linked them to the 2015 Garissa University assault that killed 148 people. Mohamed Abdi Abikar, Hassan Aden Hassan and Rashid Charles Mberesero will be...

Sources: US to question Assange pal jailed in Ecuador

Jun. 17, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — U.S. investigators have received permission from Ecuador to question a Swedish programmer close to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange who has been held in jail for more than two months on suspicion of hacking, The Associated Press has learned. The interview with Ola Bini is set for...

Key events raising tensions in the Persian Gulf

Jun. 17, 2019 8:03 AM EDT

Tensions between the United States and Iran have soared in recent weeks, with Washington dispatching warships and bombers around the Persian Gulf, and Tehran threatening to resume higher uranium enrichment. The tensions come a year after President Donald Trump withdrew from Iran's 2015 nuclear accord with world...

China denies its vessel intentionally sank Filipino boat

Jun. 15, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — China has acknowledged its fishing vessel hit a Filipino boat in the disputed South China Sea in an incident that prompted an outcry in the Philippines but denies the collision was intentional. The Philippines has filed a diplomatic protest after Filipino fishermen said a Chinese...

Calls mount for compromise over unpopular Hong Kong bill

Jun. 14, 2019 9:17 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam faced calls from both outside and within her government to delay extradition legislation that has spurred massive protests. Some members of the Executive Council, Hong Kong's Cabinet, said she should perhaps rethink plans to rush the bills' passage....