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Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Greece for visit

Nov. 10, 2019 1:43 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrived in Greece on an official visit meant to deepen economic ties between the two countries. Xi is due to meet President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, who visited China last May, and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Monday. Xi and Mitsotakis met a few...

Iraq's key port closed again; 6 protesters killed in Baghdad

Nov. 7, 2019 12:23 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces opened fire on Thursday, killing six protesters as they were trying to remove barriers blocking their march in central Baghdad, while in the south, demonstrators forced the closing of the country's main port, hours after services had resumed following days of closure,...

Heavy winds batter England; some ferries to France suspended

Nov. 2, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Heavy winds are battering parts of England and the stormy weather has forced the suspension of ferry service between the major ports of Dover and Calais, France. Police reported one fatality when a woman in her 60s died after a tree fell on her car in Dorset, 120 miles (193 kilometers)...

President orders army onto streets of Ecuadorian capital

Oct. 13, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador's army took to the streets after President Lenín Moreno ordered the first 24-hour curfew in decades in response to a day of attacks on government buildings and media offices. By Saturday night, soldiers had retaken control of the park and streets leading to the National...

Ecuador's protesters march; clashes break out in Quito

Oct. 9, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Thousands of protesters staged anti-government rallies Wednesday, seeking to intensify pressure on Ecuador's president after a week of unrest sparked by fuel price hikes. Stone-throwing demonstrators clashed with police using tear gas to fend off crowds, including around the empty...

Arrests over alleged graft affecting Greece's 2nd cargo port

Oct. 1, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Authorities have charged the harbor police chief in Greece's second-largest commercial port of Thessaloniki and another 17 people over alleged graft involving tugboat services to incoming ships. Police say the suspects include six state-employed harbor pilots, the owners of four...

'Blood in the Water' a fast-paced yarn of violence, intrigue

Sep. 23, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

"Blood in the Water: a Thriller," Minotaur, by Jack Flynn Nothing legal or illegal moves through Boston Harbor without the say-so of Cormack O'Connell, its longtime harbor master. For decades, he has taken a cut from every ton of smuggled cargo, including every ounce of illegal drugs. The authorities know that...

Saudis show media scorched, shrapnel-blasted oil facility

Sep. 20, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

BUQAYQ, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry remained wrapped in scaffolding Friday as workers sought to repair the charred innards and shrapnel-blasted arteries caused by drone-and-cruise-missile attacks that raised tensions between the U.S. and Iran. Saudi officials brought...

Journalists see heart of Saudi oil industry after attack

Sep. 20, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

BUQAYQ, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia took journalists on Friday to the site of a missile-and-drone strike on the kingdom's oil industry that shook global energy markets over the weekend, while Kuwait raised the security levels at its ports following the attack that the U.S. alleges Iran carried out....

$2B waterway through Deep South yet to yield promised boom

Sep. 16, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

EPES, Ala. (AP) — More than a century in the making, the 234-mile (376-kilometer) Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway was supposed to fulfill a dream of "orderly growth and prosperity" when it opened in 1985, snaking its way through the poor, rural Deep South. It hasn't worked out that way. Delayed for decades by...