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Large new blackout strikes Venezuelan capital, provinces

Mar. 25, 2019 10:42 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A new power outage spread across much of Venezuela on Monday, knocking communications offline and stirring fears of a repeat of the chaos almost two weeks ago during the nation's largest-ever blackout. The outage began shortly after 1 p.m. (1700 GMT) and appeared to have affected...

Swedes keep room ready for US diplomats in Pyongyang

Mar. 25, 2019 8:53 PM EDT

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Swedish diplomats are keeping a room ready for the U.S. to use if it ever decides to have an official presence in the North Korean capital. The unmarked, slightly musty room next to the Swedish ambassador's office in Pyongyang's diplomatic quarter has been kept in an odd state...

Prince Charles, Camilla tour Old Havana on royal visit

Mar. 25, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Prince Charles and his wife Camilla began their first full day in Cuba Monday with a visit to Old Havana, touring churches, shops and cafes in the narrow cobblestoned streets of the historic center before other events around the capital city. The heir to the British throne arrived in Cuba...

UK lawmakers seize Brexit agenda in bid to break deadlock

Mar. 25, 2019 8:25 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers seized a measure of control over the stalled Brexit process from Prime Minister Theresa May's foundering government Monday, setting up a series of votes that could dramatically alter the course of the U.K.'s departure from the European Union. The move came after May conceded...

Former Knicks, NYU player Cal Ramsey dies at 81

Mar. 25, 2019 7:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Cal Ramsey, who starred at NYU in the 1950s and went on to play and broadcast for the New York Knicks, died Monday. He was 81. The Knicks said Ramsey died of cardiac arrest at The Riverside Premier Rehabilitation and Healing Center in Manhattan. After his playing career, Ramsey worked for...

Trump signs declaration reversing US policy on Golan Heights

Mar. 25, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a proclamation on Monday recognizing Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights, reversing more than a half-century of U.S. policy in the Middle East. Standing alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House, Trump made formal a move...

Vatican negotiator reveals decades-long path to China deal

Mar. 25, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Vatican official who negotiated a landmark agreement between the Holy See and China on bishop nominations said Monday that the path to normalizing Catholic life in the country "is still long" but that a new future is now possible. Speaking in public for the first time since the accord was...

UN makes urgent appeal to help victims of Mozambique cyclone

Mar. 25, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — The United Nations is making an emergency appeal for $282 million for the next three months to help Mozambique start recovering from the devastation of Cyclone Idai. The U.N. funding will be used to provide water, sanitation, education and restoring the livelihoods of the hundreds...

China's Xi sees honors, Airbus deal in state visit to France

Mar. 25, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping received the full honors of a formal reception during a state visit to France on Monday that included attending the signing of a multi-billion dollar deal between European aircraft maker Airbus to China. French President Emmanuel Macron said Xi's official visit was...

The Latest: UN views annexation of the Golan 'null and void'

Mar. 25, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Washington (all times local): 4:20 p.m. The U.N. Security Council in a December 1981 resolution called Israel's annexation of the Golan Heights "null and void and without international legal effect" — and the U.N....