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At NATO summit, Trump to stress US allies’ defense spending

Nov. 15, 2019 9:53 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will try to convince U.S. allies that they should increase defense spending when he attends a meeting of NATO leaders next month in London, the White House said Friday. Trump, who met this week at the White House with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, has...

Macron marks Armistice Day in homage to dead soldiers

Nov. 11, 2019 11:12 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron led Armistice Day commemorations on Monday by visiting the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier under Paris' Arc de Triomphe, as a giant tricolor flag flew overhead. Greeted by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, Macron laid a wreath and inspected troops during the...

Queen, politicians out in force as UK remembers its war dead

Nov. 10, 2019 7:30 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II joined Britons in remembering their war dead, as the country's political leaders paused campaigning for the Dec. 12 election to take part in a somber Remembrance Sunday service in London. The queen, dressed in black, watched from a balcony as her son and heir Prince Charles...

Saudi recruitment of Twitter workers reflects insider risks

Nov. 7, 2019 11:04 PM EST

Allegations that two former Twitter employees spied on users for the Saudi government have spotlighted the threat posed by insiders who exploit their access to the mountains of sensitive data held by tech companies. The Twitter case adds an alarming international dimension to the longstanding problem of rogue...

The Latest: Twitter spying case shows insider risks

Nov. 7, 2019 5:58 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on allegations from U.S. prosecutors that Saudi Arabia recruited two Twitter employees to spy on accounts that included prominent government opponents (all times local): 2:55 p.m. Rogue employees pilfering data and spying across networks have long plagued governments and...

US: Saudis recruited Twitter workers to spy on critics

Nov. 6, 2019 11:07 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Saudi government, frustrated by growing criticism of its leaders and policies on social media, recruited two Twitter employees to gather confidential personal information on thousands of accounts that included prominent opponents, prosecutors alleged Wednesday. The complaint...

Protests greet Spanish king in secession-focused Catalonia

Nov. 4, 2019 5:13 PM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Violence and the disparaging of others have no place in the dispute over Catalonia's independence, Spanish King Felipe VI said during a visit with his family to the northeastern region Monday that was greeted with widespread protests. The Spanish monarch has long been the target of...

Queen Elizabeth honors Booker Prize winner Margaret Atwood

Oct. 25, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Shortly after winning her second Booker Prize, Margaret Atwood has received a rare honor from Queen Elizabeth II for her services to literature. The Canadian novelist and poet was presented with an Order of the Companions of Honor in a ceremony at Windsor Castle Friday. She said the...

Saudi Arabia's king names prince as new foreign minister

Oct. 23, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi King Salman has named a new foreign minister for the kingdom amid a series of royal orders. The king late Wednesday night named Prince Faisal bin Farhan as foreign minister, replacing Ibrahim al-Assaf. Al-Assaf had served for less than a year as foreign minister....

Japan's Emperor Naruhito hosts tea party for foreign royals

Oct. 23, 2019 10:15 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Emperor Naruhito hosted a tea party at his residence for royals from other countries on Wednesday, thanking them for celebrating his enthronement the day before. Naruhito proclaimed his succession in a ritual-laden ceremony Tuesday at the Imperial Palace. He pledged to serve his...