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Reports: Iran quadruples production of enriched uranium

May. 20, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has quadrupled its production of enriched uranium amid tensions with the U.S. over Tehran's unraveling nuclear accord, two semi-official news agencies reported Monday, an announcement that came just after President Donald Trump and Iran's foreign minister traded threats and taunts....

Journalists quit Russia's leading business daily over report

May. 20, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Leading journalists at Russia's main business daily newspaper say they have been forced to quit over an article that predicted the resignation of the speaker of the country's upper house of parliament. Kommersant's Maxim Ivanov and Ivan Safronov said on Facebook Monday that they were forced...

Poland welcomes sextuplets; 4 girls, 2 boys doing well

May. 20, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — They were only expecting five. In the end there were six of them. Poland welcomed Monday what are considered to be its first ever sextuplets and all six babies and their 29-year-old mother are said to be doing well. The babies, four of whom are girls, were born through cesarean...

The Latest: Austrian leader expects far right to quit gov't

May. 20, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on the video scandal that's rocked the Austrian government (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says he expects the far-right Freedom Party to leave his government as it has threatened to do. Kurz, who has asked Austria's president to remove Interior...

Q&A: Pedro Almodovar on memory, pain and the big-screen

May. 20, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Pedro Almodovar's "Pain and Glory" is a self-portrait of rare precision and warm intimacy. It stars Antonio Banderas as Salvador Mallo, a famous aging filmmaker, hobbled by physical ailments, who lives in a Madrid apartment reproduced from Almodovar's own, right down to the books on...

Mona Barthel progresses as rain disrupts Nuremberg Cup

May. 20, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) — Rain disrupted play at the Nuremberg Cup on Monday, with Mona Barthel the only player to progress on the second day. The German defeated Paula Ormaechea 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 despite an interruption of almost four hours in the first set due to rain. Other matches, including defending...

As China looms, US seeks Taiwan role at UN health assembly

May. 20, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The U.S. health secretary says the United States has an "excellent relationship with China," but insists rival Taiwan should be granted observer status at the U.N. health agency's biggest yearly gathering. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar spoke to reporters in Geneva on the...

Brexiteer Farage splattered in latest UK milkshake attack

May. 20, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Pro-Brexit British politician Nigel Farage was hit with a milkshake while campaigning in the European Parliament election on Monday — the latest in a spate of attacks on politicians with the sticky beverages. Farage was left with milkshake dripping down his lapels during a walkabout in...

Work underway on British tanker sunk by U-boat off NY in WW2

May. 20, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Work is underway to extract oil from a British tanker sunk by a German U-boat off Long Island during World War II. A team has been at the site of the tanker, named Coimbra, since April 29 and has pumped more than 62,000 gallons (235,000 liters) of oil since May 11, the Coast Guard...

High-tech Estonia votes online for European Parliament

May. 20, 2019 12:17 PM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Estonia was crippled by cyberattacks on government networks during a dispute with Russia in 2007. Today the tiny tech-savvy nation is so certain of its cyber defenses that it is the only country in the world to allow internet voting for the entire electorate, in every election, and...