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Chinese official: Destroy terrorism 'breeding ground'

May. 26, 2018 7:55 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's top anti-terrorism official has called for closer international cooperation to "destroy the breeding ground of terrorism," along with a ramping-up of already overwhelming counterterrorism measures at home. State media quoted State Councilor Zhao Kezhi telling officials at a national...

Ethiopia releasing British national detained in 2014

May. 26, 2018 5:36 AM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia says it is releasing an Ethiopia-born British national detained in Yemen in 2014 under the country's infamous anti-terror law. Andargachew Tsige was secretary-general of the opposition group Ginbot 7 based mainly in Ethiopia's arch- foe Eritrea. The state-affiliated...

Turkey: 51 suspected IS militants detained in raids

May. 25, 2018 9:20 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish police say at least 51 suspected Islamic State militants have been detained in simultaneous raids around Istanbul. A statement from Istanbul's police headquarters said Friday that anti-terror units raided 16 different locations in the city, detaining suspects it described as...

Indonesia passes new terror law after attacks using children

May. 25, 2018 3:57 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's parliament unanimously approved a tougher anti-terrorism law on Friday, lengthening detention periods and involving the military in counter-terrorism operations, spurred into action by recent bombings that involved children as perpetrators. Rights groups had criticized...

The Latest: Japan says it understands Trump's caution

May. 25, 2018 12:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump canceling his planned summit with North Korea (all times local): 12:10 a.m. Japan says it understands President Donald Trump's cancellation of the summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Top officials there say talks should be held when progress...

Trial underway for refugee who challenged NSA surveillance

May. 24, 2018 5:45 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A refugee from Uzbekistan conspired to support a terrorist group financially and planned to travel overseas to join them, U.S. prosecutors said Thursday, walking jurors through a trove of phone calls, emails and other online activity they said proves the man's desire to help the group. The...

Q&A: Would Trump's proposed tariffs on imported autos work?

May. 24, 2018 4:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Do Subaru Foresters, BMW 3-series sedans and Toyota Priuses pose a threat to U.S. national security? President Donald Trump suspects they might. He's ordered the Commerce Department to investigate whether the peril is dire enough to justify tariffs or quotas on imports of foreign-made...

The Latest: Auto workers head cautious about tariff proposal

May. 24, 2018 4:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's interest in putting tariffs on auto imports (all times local): 3:50 p.m. United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams cautiously backed the U.S. decision to explore raising tariffs on imported vehicles. He says Thursday that the nation should have...

Protests worldwide against US idea of auto import tariffs

May. 24, 2018 6:49 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China, Japan and the European Union condemned Thursday the Trump administration's decision to launch an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on imports of vehicles and automotive parts into the United States. President Donald Trump invoked a provision authorizing the president to...

Trump administration explores tariffs on autos, auto parts

May. 24, 2018 12:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration launched an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on the imports of automobiles into the United States, moving swiftly as talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement have stalled. President Donald Trump predicted earlier that U.S. automakers and...