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The Latest: Sweden, Denmark back Venezuela opposition leader

Jan. 24, 2019 4:16 AM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 5:10 a.m. Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom says "the people's right to peacefully demonstrate and freely choose its leaders must be respected" in Venezuela after sometimes violent rallies in the wake of...

The Latest: Official says EU needs clarity to delay Brexit

Jan. 23, 2019 1:45 PM EST

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 6:55 p.m. The European Union's top economy official says the 27 countries that will remain EU members after Brexit can grant any request by Britain to postpone the breakup only if it comes with some...

Greek lawmakers debate Macedonia name deal ahead of vote

Jan. 23, 2019 6:48 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek lawmakers began debating a historic agreement aimed at normalizing relations with Macedonia in a stormy parliamentary session Wednesday. Opponents have announced a series of street protests in Athens and the northern city of Thessaloniki to coincide with the debate and Thursday...

Israeli shelling kills Gaza militant after officer wounded

Jan. 22, 2019 6:24 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli shelling of the Gaza Strip on Tuesday killed a Palestinian militant and wounded four others shortly after an Israeli soldier was shot on the border of the coastal enclave, authorities said. Following the incident, Israel said it would halt a key transfer of Qatari funds to the Gaza...

Israel: Advanced missile defense system successfully tested

Jan. 22, 2019 10:56 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Tuesday that it has successfully tested the country's advanced missile defense system capable of defending against long-range ballistic missile threats. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu toured an Israeli aerospace facility following the test and leveled a thinly veiled...

Israel increasingly goes public with its strikes in Syria

Jan. 21, 2019 2:14 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Monday claimed responsibility for a series of airstrikes on Iranian military targets in Syria, drifting further away from its longstanding policy of playing down or covering up its military activities in the war-torn country. For years, Israel has remained largely silent about...

China's 2018 economic growth sinks to 3-decade low

Jan. 20, 2019 11:59 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China's 2018 economic growth fell to a three-decade low, adding to pressure on Beijing to settle a tariff war with Washington. The world's second-largest economy expanded by 6.6 percent over a year earlier, down from 2017's 6.9 percent, official data showed Monday. Growth in the three months...

The Latest: Israel announces attacks on Iran forces in Syria

Jan. 20, 2019 7:23 PM EST

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 2:20 a.m. In a very unusual move, the Israeli military has issued a statement saying it is attacking Iranian military targets in Syria. It is also warning Syrian authorities not to retaliate against Israel. The army issued the...

China says economy czar to visit Washington for trade talks

Jan. 17, 2019 6:01 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The top U.S. and Chinese trade envoys will hold talks in Washington this month in a possible sign of progress toward ending a costly tariff battle over Beijing's technology ambitions. The Ministry of Commerce announcement of the Jan. 30-31 event was the first sign of a next step by the two...

The Latest: Macron tells Britain "good luck" with Brexit

Jan. 15, 2019 8:38 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local): 10:15 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron is casting doubt on chances the European Union will renegotiate Britain's exit deal after British lawmakers roundly rejected the one their government reached with the EU. Macron...