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Morales says he's headed for Mexico as clashes rock Bolivia

Nov. 11, 2019 11:02 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Former Bolivian President Evo Morales said Monday he was headed for Mexico after being granted asylum there, as his supporters and foes clashed on the streets of the capital following his resignation and a tearful opposition leader laid out a possible path toward new elections....

Hong Kong police shoot protester, man set on fire

Nov. 11, 2019 4:02 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Following a day of violence in which one person was shot by police and another set on fire, Hong Kong's leader pledged Monday to "spare no effort" to halt anti-government protests that have wracked the city for more than five months. The comments by Carrie Lam are likely to fuel...

3 blasts hit Syrian town near border with Turkey, 6 killed

Nov. 11, 2019 12:16 PM EST

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Three car bombs went off Monday in the northeastern Syrian town of Qamishli near the border with Turkey, killing at least six people, while a priest was shot dead in a nearby area by extremists, state media and activists said. Northern Syria has been hit by several explosions that...

The Latest: Reports: Explosion hits northeast Syrian town

Nov. 11, 2019 8:45 AM EST

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Latest on the war in Syria (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Syrian state media and activist collectives are reporting at least one explosion in the northeastern Syrian town of Qamishli. State news agency SANA, which has reporters in the town, gave no further details about Monday's...

US envoy to Cambodia meets released opposition leader

Nov. 11, 2019 8:18 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Cambodia met Monday with opposition co-leader Kem Sokha following his release from house arrest and said further moves toward full democracy would improve relations with the United States. Kem Sokha of the banned Cambodia National Rescue Party was freed...

Hong Kong protesters vandalize subway station, storm mall

Nov. 10, 2019 8:04 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Police fired tear gas and protesters broke windows at a shopping mall Sunday in anti-government demonstrations across Hong Kong amid anger over a student activist's death and the arrest of pro-democracy lawmakers. Hong Kong is in the sixth month of protests that began in June over a...

Lebanese banks urge calm amid financial crisis, protests

Nov. 9, 2019 1:21 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese bankers and government officials tried to calm a worried public Saturday amid the country's major financial crisis, telling them that all deposits are guaranteed and "there is no need for panic." The country's financial troubles have worsened since nationwide protests —...

N Carolina senator has latched on to Trump. Will he hold on?

Nov. 9, 2019 11:42 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Sen. Thom Tillis is following a simple formula for reelection in closely divided North Carolina: Stand with Donald Trump. It seems far less complicated than his winning approach in 2014. Back then, he pleased the Republican base when he advanced tax cuts and a gay marriage ban...

Harris, Warren compete for support from black female voters

Nov. 9, 2019 8:29 AM EST

Kamala Harris got a much needed boost this past week when the California senator picked up the endorsement of Higher Heights, the country's largest political organization aimed at electing black women. But Elizabeth Warren would not be outdone. A day after Harris' announcement, the Massachusetts senator won the...

Hopes of young Lebanese to escape sectarianism put to test

Nov. 9, 2019 1:48 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Singer Tania Saleh grew up amid a civil war that robbed her of her childhood, of her friends and neighbors and of the Lebanon she so loved. For years, she has sung the pains of sectarian schisms. "You Lebanese have created 10 or 12 gods ... You divided me. You aggravated me. You parceled me...