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Israel tries to contain fallout over ICC warrant requests after allies voice support for the move

May. 21, 2024 06:00 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's foreign minister was headed to France on Tuesday in a bid to contain the fallout from the decision by the prosecutor of the world court to request arrest warrants for Israeli and Hamas leaders, a move supported by several European countries, including key ally France. ...

Mourners begin days of funerals for Iran's president and others killed in helicopter crash

May. 21, 2024 05:49 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Mourners in black began gathering Tuesday for days of funerals and processions for Iran's late president, foreign minister and others killed in a helicopter crash, a government-led series of ceremonies aimed at both honoring the dead and projecting strength in...

Defense witness who angered judge in Trump's hush money trial will return to the stand

May. 21, 2024 04:52 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A defense witness in Donald Trump's hush money case whom the judge threatened to remove from the trial over his behavior will return to the stand Tuesday as the trial nears its end. Trump's lawyers are hoping Robert Costello's testimony will help undermine the...

Election deniers moving closer to GOP mainstream, report shows, as Trump allies fill Congress

May. 21, 2024 00:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the hours after the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, Ohio’s then-Republican senator, Rob Portman, voted to accept President Joe Biden’s win over the defeated former president, Donald Trump, despite Trump’s false allegations that Biden only won because of...

Trump or Biden? Either way, US seems poised to preserve heavy tariffs on imports

May. 21, 2024 06:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As president, Donald Trump imposed a 25% tariff on foreign steel, which hurt Clips & Clamps Industries, a Michigan auto supplier — raising its materials prices, making it harder to compete with overseas rivals and costing it several contracts. Jeff...

French president Emmanuel Macron is to visit violence-hit New Caledonia

May. 21, 2024 06:02 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is traveling to New Caledonia, signaling French authorities’ growing confidence that reinforced security and emergency measures are bringing unrest on the French Pacific territory under control. Government spokesperson Prisca...

Indian voters dissect Modi's politics while traversing the country by train

May. 21, 2024 00:28 AM EDT

ABOARD THE THIRUKKURAL EXPRESS, India (AP) — The 1,800-mile (2,900-kilometer) journey south from New Delhi to Kanyakumari is one of the longest train rides in India, passing through cities, villages, scrub forests and deep ravines. The 22-car Thirukkural Express is a microcosm of...

Corn, millet and ... rooftop solar? Farm family’s newest crop shows China’s solar ascendancy

May. 20, 2024 21:10 PM EDT

JINAN, China (AP) — Shi Mei and her husband earn a decent enough living by growing corn and millet on their small farm in eastern China's Shandong province. In 2021, they diversified by investing in solar energy — signing a contract to mount some 40 panels on their roof to feed energy to the...

World leaders plan new agreement on AI at virtual summit co-hosted by South Korea, UK

May. 21, 2024 02:51 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — World leaders are expected to adopt a new agreement on artificial intelligence when they gather virtually Tuesday to discuss AI’s potential risks but also ways to promote its benefits and innovation. The AI Seoul Summit is a follow-up to November’s...

Climbing limits are being set on Mount Fuji to fight crowds and littering

May. 20, 2024 22:32 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Those who want to climb one of the most popular trails on Japan's iconic Mount Fuji will have to book a slot and pay a fee as crowds, littering and climbers who try to rush too fast to the summit cause safety and conservation concerns at the picturesque stratovolcano. ...

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Italian women's prison, hundreds of residents evacuated after 4.4 magnitude quake in southern Italy

May. 21, 2024 06:26 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — A women’s prison near Naples was evacuated as a precaution Tuesday following a 4.4 magnitude quake with an epicenter at an active volcano west of the southern Italian port city that forced hundreds of residents to sleep in tents or cars. No injuries and only minor damage was...

Singapore Airlines says a person has died and others were injured when a London-Singapore flight hit severe turbulence

May. 21, 2024 06:22 AM EDT
BANGKOK (AP) — Singapore Airlines says a person has died and others were injured when a London-Singapore flight hit severe turbulence.

Greek judge dismisses case against 9 Egyptians accused of causing a deadly shipwreck

May. 21, 2024 06:11 AM EDT

KALAMATA, Greece (AP) — A Greek judge dismissed charges against nine Egyptian men accused of causing a shipwreck that killed hundreds of migrants last year and sent shockwaves through the European Union’s border protection and asylum operations, after a prosecutor told the court Greece lacked...

The Latest | Witness testimony in Trump's hush money trial to resume with Costello on the stand

May. 21, 2024 06:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Witness testimony in Donald Trump's hush money trial could enter its final day on Tuesday with the defense expected to rest its case after calling just a handful of witnesses. Should the defense rest its case, Judge Juan M. Merchan has said he will send the jury home until closing...

Germany's foreign minister visits Kyiv as Ukraine battles to hold off a Russian offensive

May. 21, 2024 06:06 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Germany’s foreign minister arrived in Kyiv on Tuesday in the latest public display of support for Ukraine by its Western partners, although deliveries of promised weapons and ammunition from NATO countries like Germany have been slow and have left Ukraine vulnerable to a...

French president Emmanuel Macron is to visit violence-hit New Caledonia

May. 21, 2024 06:02 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is traveling to New Caledonia, signaling French authorities’ growing confidence that reinforced security and emergency measures are bringing unrest on the French Pacific territory under control. Government spokesperson Prisca...

Trump or Biden? Either way, US seems poised to preserve heavy tariffs on imports

May. 21, 2024 06:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As president, Donald Trump imposed a 25% tariff on foreign steel, which hurt Clips & Clamps Industries, a Michigan auto supplier — raising its materials prices, making it harder to compete with overseas rivals and costing it several contracts. Jeff...

Israel tries to contain fallout over ICC warrant requests after allies voice support for the move

May. 21, 2024 06:00 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's foreign minister was headed to France on Tuesday in a bid to contain the fallout from the decision by the prosecutor of the world court to request arrest warrants for Israeli and Hamas leaders, a move supported by several European countries, including key ally France. ...

The alleged leaders of a suspected German far-right coup plot have gone on trial

May. 21, 2024 05:56 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The alleged leaders of a suspected far-right plot to topple the German government went on trial on Tuesday, opening the most prominent proceedings in a case that shocked the country in late 2022. Nine defendants faced judges at a special warehouse-like...

Greek judge dismisses case against 9 Egyptians accused of causing a deadly migrant shipwreck

May. 21, 2024 05:52 AM EDT
KALAMATA, Greece (AP) — Greek judge dismisses case against 9 Egyptians accused of causing a deadly migrant shipwreck.