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UN: Al-Shabab remains 'potent threat' in Somalia and region

Nov. 12, 2019 6:44 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Al-Shabab extremists in Somalia remain "a potent threat" to regional peace and are now manufacturing home-made explosives, expanding their revenue sources and infiltrating government institutions, U.N. experts say. The panel of experts' report to the Security Council, circulated...

Risks for all sides as Trump impeachment hearings swing open

Nov. 12, 2019 6:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The closed doors of the Trump impeachment investigation are swinging wide open. When the gavel strikes at the start of the House hearing Wednesday morning, America and the rest of the world will have the chance to see and hear for themselves for the first time about President Donald...

Spanish king, Cuban president meet in Havana

Nov. 12, 2019 5:50 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Spanish King Felipe VI and Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel have met at the start of the first modern state visit to Cuba by a member of the royal family that once ruled the Caribbean island. The king and Queen Letizia began their official activities Tuesday morning by offering a wreath...

What to watch as impeachment inquiry of Trump goes public

Nov. 12, 2019 5:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are giving President Donald Trump a reality show for the ages as they take their case public for his impeachment. But the proceedings are much more than showbiz, with lawmakers considering the use of a grave and seldom-employed power spelled out in the Constitution. With...

US-British diplomatic clash in store over Caribbean killing?

Nov. 12, 2019 4:09 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Officials in Anguilla are preparing a warrant for the arrest of a Connecticut man who refused to return to the Caribbean island to face charges in the death of a hotel resort worker, the attorney general for the British territory said Tuesday. Attorneys for Scott Hapgood, of Darien,...

Afghan president: 3 Taliban released for held US, Australian

Nov. 12, 2019 8:44 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday announced that his government has released three prominent Taliban figures in an effort to get the insurgents to free two university professors — an American and an Australian — they abducted three years ago. At a press event...

Meet the witnesses: Diplomats start off impeachment hearings

Nov. 12, 2019 7:07 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Diplomats and career government officials, they're little known outside professional circles, but they're about to become household names testifying in the House impeachment inquiry . The witnesses will tell House investigators — and Americans tuning into the live public hearings...

What's coming in impeachment: The inquiry goes public

Nov. 11, 2019 9:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For only the fourth time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives has started a presidential impeachment inquiry. House committees are trying to determine whether President Donald Trump violated his oath of office by asking Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden's family...

Spanish king and queen arrive in Cuba for first royal visit

Nov. 11, 2019 9:19 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain arrived in Cuba on Monday night on the first state visit to the island by a Spanish royal. The couple disembarked in Havana at the start of a three-day visit to Cuba's capital and the eastern city of Santiago. The king and queen will tour historic...

Top Shiite leader backs UN plan to resolve Iraqi crisis

Nov. 11, 2019 6:16 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's most powerful Shiite religious leader said Monday he backs a U.N. roadmap aimed at meeting the demands of anti-government protesters who have been rallying in recent weeks despite a bloody crackdown by security forces, but he expressed concern that political parties would not carry...