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The Latest: Ukraine comedian romping to presidential win

Apr. 22, 2019 1:14 AM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The latest on Ukraine's presidential runoff: (all times local): 3:55 a.m. With just over half of Ukraine's polling stations reporting, a comedian whose only political experience consists of playing a president on TV is cruising toward a landslide victory in Sunday's presidential...

3 candidates vie for North Macedonia presidency

Apr. 20, 2019 3:26 AM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Three candidates are vying for the presidency in North Macedonia, where voters go to the polls on Sunday for the first round of elections. The post is largely ceremonial, but the election is seen as a key test of the government following deep polarization after the country...

WHO says over 200 killed in fighting over Libyan capital

Apr. 18, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The fighting between Libya's rival factions for control of the country's capital this month killed 205 people so far, the World Health Organization said, announcing it would deploy medical specialists, including surgeons, to treat the wounded. The clashes, which erupted earlier in...

Trump cracks down on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela

Apr. 17, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday intensified its crackdown on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela, rolling back Obama administration policy and announcing new restrictions and sanctions against the three countries whose leaders national security adviser John Bolton dubbed the...

Trump to allow lawsuits over US properties seized in Cuba

Apr. 16, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stepping up pressure on Cuba, the Trump administration will allow lawsuits against foreign companies doing business in properties seized from Americans after the island's 1959 revolution, a senior administration official said Tuesday. The move marks a change in more than two decades of...

Syria says Israeli airstrike on military position wounds 6

Apr. 13, 2019 4:23 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — An Israeli airstrike on a military position in central Syria early Saturday wounded six soldiers and destroyed several buildings, Syria's state news agency SANA reported. SANA quoted an unnamed military official as saying the airstrike near the town of Masyaf, in Hama province, hit a...

WTO upholds South Korean ban on Fukushima seafood

Apr. 12, 2019 3:31 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The World Trade Organization has upheld South Korea's import ban on Japanese seafood from areas affected by the 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima, overturning a ruling by a lower panel last year that said Seoul was unfairly discriminating against Japanese products. The decision...

WikiLeaks' Assange hauled from embassy, faces US charge

Apr. 12, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police on Thursday hauled a bearded and shouting Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian Embassy where he was holed up for nearly seven years, and the U.S. charged the WikiLeaks founder with conspiring with former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to get their hands on government...

Analysis: WikiLeaks founder unlikely to be extradited soon

Apr. 11, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The battle between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and the American government was always going to be epic, involving concepts like free speech, journalists' rights, national interests, even treason. As Assange settles in to his first night in British custody , his allies and enemies alike...

UK's May says politicians have duty to complete Brexit

Apr. 11, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Granted a Brexit reprieve by the European Union, British Prime Minister Theresa May urged lawmakers Thursday to pause, reflect on the need for compromise — and then fulfill their "national duty" to approve a divorce deal and take Britain out of the EU. But there is little sign the...