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The Latest: Khashoggi's fiancée put under police protection

Oct. 21, 2018 10:55 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The latest on the fallout from the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at his country's consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Turkey's official news agency says the fiancée of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi has been given 24-hour police protection. Anadolu news...

Student threatens teacher with fake gun outside Paris

Oct. 21, 2018 9:13 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's president has called for stronger punishments for students who threaten teachers after a pupil brandished a fake gun in a classroom. A video that went viral earlier this week showed the student standing in a classroom outside Paris threatening his teacher with the fake gun as he tried...

Palestinian protest icon goes from jail cell to VIP suite

Oct. 21, 2018 8:03 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — When Israel locked up Ahed Tamimi for slapping a soldier last year, it hoped to finally silence the teenage Palestinian activist. Instead, it created an international celebrity. Less than three months after walking out of prison, Tamimi is on a victory tour, crisscrossing Europe and the...

Even without Neymar, French leader PSG routs Amiens 5-0

Oct. 20, 2018 4:25 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Neymar was not missed as runaway French leader Paris Saint-Germain crushed Amiens 5-0 on Saturday for a 10th straight league win. Neymar was given a few days off by coach Thomas Tuchel after playing for Brazil in the international break. PSG faces Napoli in the Champions League on Wednesday...

3 charged in southern France extremist attack

Oct. 20, 2018 7:05 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Three people have been charged in France over an Islamic extremist's shooting rampage and supermarket hostage-taking earlier this year. French regional media reported that the three are suspected of providing help to assailant Redouane Lakdim before his March attack in Carcassonne and the...

Turkey to host four-nation summit on Syria crisis

Oct. 19, 2018 12:32 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A summit between the leaders of Turkey, France, Germany and Russia will be held in Istanbul this month to discuss the conflict in Syria and efforts for a lasting solution to the war in the Arab country, a Turkish official said Friday. Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin, in a written...

Ex-Interpol leader's wife: "Everybody in China is at risk"

Oct. 19, 2018 11:26 AM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — The wife of the former Interpol president who is being detained in China on bribery charges says she's been contacted by Chinese diplomats, who have told her they're holding a letter from him for her. Grace Meng says, however, that she'll only agree to meet Chinese officials if a lawyer...

Power failure: Leading teams struggle across European soccer

Oct. 19, 2018 10:07 AM EDT

Glance across the European soccer standings and there is an unfamiliar look. At least one powerhouse team in each of the five biggest domestic leagues is finding it much tougher to challenge for the title two months into the season. Associated Press writers across Europe take a look at the struggles of AC Milan,...

Financial watchdog: Regulate cryptocurrencies now, or else

Oct. 19, 2018 9:41 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A global financial body says governments worldwide must establish rules for virtual currencies like bitcoin to stop criminals from using them to launder money or finance terrorism. The Financial Action Task Force said Friday that from next year it will start assessing whether countries are...

Global government body warns Iran on terrorism financing

Oct. 19, 2018 9:05 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A global financial watchdog Force has given Iran until February to crack down on terrorism funding or risk deeper economic isolation. The Financial Action Task Force said Friday it would effectively blacklist Iran if it doesn't fulfill 10 promises made to pass and enforce laws against...