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Turkey urges study of its archives over Armenian genocide

Apr. 24, 2019 5:57 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is challenging nations who label the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide, saying they should inspect Turkey's Ottoman-era archives and "we have nothing to hide." Marking April 24, 1915, considered the start of the massacre of...

In camp of diehard IS supporters, some women express regrets

Apr. 23, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

AL-HOL CAMP, Syria (AP) — The women say it was misguided religious faith, naivete, a search for something to believe in or youthful rebellion. Whatever it was, it led them to travel across the world to join the Islamic State group. Now after the fall of the last stronghold of the group's "caliphate," they...

Iran sanctions send oil prices, supply concerns higher

Apr. 22, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration's decision to impose sanctions on countries that buy Iranian oil is raising concerns about global crude supply and sending oil prices to their highest levels since October. Industry experts said Monday that the sanctions could potentially remove up to 1.2 million...

The Latest: Iran brushes off US decision on sanction waivers

Apr. 22, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. sanctions on countries importing Iranian oil (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Iran has brushed off the Trump administration's decision to stop exempting countries from U.S. sanctions on its oil exports. In a statement carried by the official IRNA news agency on Monday, the...

The Latest: UK intercepts total of 36 migrants in Channel

Apr. 22, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — The Latest on the flow of migrants in Europe (all times local): 6:15 p.m. British officials have intercepted a total of 36 migrants trying to cross the English Channel in small boats. The Coastguard and the Border Force said the migrants were stopped in three separate incidents...

US won't renew sanctions waivers for importing Iranian oil

Apr. 22, 2019 9:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday told five nations — Japan, South Korea, Turkey, China and India — that they will no longer be exempt from U.S. sanctions if they continue to import oil from Iran. President Donald Trump has decided not to reissue the waivers when they...

Turkey: 9 detained in opposition leader's assault at funeral

Apr. 22, 2019 8:28 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's interior minister says nine people have been detained in the assault of an opposition party leader, who was hit during a soldier's funeral. Several protesters threw punches at Republican People's Party leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu at the funeral outside Ankara on Sunday....

Migrants in Greece turn up at border agents' doorstep

Apr. 22, 2019 8:22 AM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say dozens of asylum-seekers have turned up at the home address of European border agency employees helping police the border with Turkey. Police say 61 men, women and children who had just crossed illegally from Turkey headed straight for the rented flats of...

Incendiary devices thrown at Turkish consulate in Zurich

Apr. 22, 2019 6:32 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Swiss police say two incendiary devices have been thrown at the Turkish consulate general in Zurich and that three men have been arrested. Zurich police say officers patrolling the area noticed the incident, in which a hedge outside the building caught fire, shortly before 3 a.m. Monday. They...

AP sources: US to sanction nations for importing Iranian oil

Apr. 21, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is poised to tell five nations, including allies Japan, South Korea and Turkey, that they will no longer be exempt from U.S. sanctions if they continue to import oil from Iran, officials said Sunday. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo plans to announce on Monday that...