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Raul Castro resigns as Communist chief, ending era in Cuba

Apr. 16, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Raul Castro said Friday he is resigning as head of Cuba’s Communist Party, ending an era of formal leadership that began with his brother Fidel and country’s 1959 revolution. The 89-year-old Castro made the announcement in a speech at the opening of...

Ceremony heralds opening of WWI Memorial in Washington

Apr. 16, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new World War I Memorial in Washington, D.C., will open to the public Saturday, and its launch was marked by a ceremony and flag-raising in honor of the 4.7 million veterans who served in what's known as America's Great War. In remarks during the...

Japan, US showcase alliance, resolve in dealing with China

Apr. 16, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Japan Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga showcased the alliance between their two countries as well as their shared resolve in dealing with China as they met at the White House on Friday in Biden's first face-to-face talks with a foreign leader as...

US likely to up Afghanistan force to ensure safe drawdown

Apr. 16, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will likely increase its troop presence in Afghanistan temporarily over the coming weeks and months in order to fulfill President Joe Biden's order to safely withdraw all forces from the country by Sept. 11, the Pentagon said Friday. Pentagon...

UN agrees to deploy cease-fire monitors in Libya

Apr. 16, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has authorized international monitors to watch over a nearly six-month-old cease-fire agreement in Libya as the country heads toward December elections after a decade of fighting and upheaval. In a vote announced Friday,...

Oath Keeper is 1st suspect to plead guilty in Capitol riot

Apr. 16, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A member of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group and heavy metal guitarist on Friday became the first defendant to plead guilty to federal charges in connection with the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Jon Ryan Schaffer, the frontman of the band...

Raul Castro, long a sidekick, finally the face of his nation

Apr. 16, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — For most of his life, Raul Castro played second-string to his brother Fidel — first as a guerrilla commander, later as a senior figure in their socialist government. But for the past decade, it's Raul who has been the face of communist Cuba, its defiance of U.S. efforts to...

UN: 40 civilian casualties in central Yemen in March alone

Apr. 16, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The ongoing battle between Yemen's Houthi rebels and government forces in the central province of Marib has caused 40 civilian casualties in March alone, the U.N. refugee agency said Friday. At least 70 incidents of armed violence including shelling,...

Israel: Rocket from Gaza is 2nd in 24 hours; no injuries

Apr. 16, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Israeli military says Palestinian militants fired a rocket from Gaza into the country’s south Friday, the second incident in 24 hours. The rocket caused no damage or injuries. Early Friday, Israeli aircraft hit...

France, Germany, Ukraine call for Russian troops withdrawal

Apr. 16, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The leaders of France and Germany are demanding the withdrawal of Russian troop reinforcements recently deployed at the border with Ukraine, the German chancellor's office said Friday after the two heads of state held security talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy....