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How Canada's legalization is shaping cannabis laws elsewhere

Oct. 16, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

Ever since Canada became the first major country to legalize marijuana for adults a year ago, other nations have been paying attention. The small South American nation of Uruguay was the first to legalize marijuana for adults. New Zealand, Luxembourg and Mexico are among those that have looked to Canada for...

The Latest: Leader: Senators can't talk at impeachment trial

Oct. 16, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the impeachment inquiry (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Senate Republicans got a civics lesson on their roles in an impeachment trial. Rule No. 1: No talking in class. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell led the lesson Wednesday as the chamber's top Republican and one of a...

The Latest: China envoy says halting Syria war good for all

Oct. 16, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — The latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local): 11:25 p.m. China's U.N. ambassador says it is "in the general interest of all countries to stop the military action" in northeastern Syria. Zhang Jun commented to reporters Wednesday after the U.N. Security Council...

Bencic beats Herzog to keep WTA Finals bid on track

Oct. 16, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Belinda Bencic won six of the last seven games and beat Polona Hercog 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals at the Kremlin Cup. The 10th-ranked Bencic needs to reach the final in Moscow to overtake Serena Williams and Kiki Bertens for the last WTA Finals spot. Bencic will next...

Trump dismisses US stakes in Syria: "We're 7,000 miles away"

Oct. 16, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washing his hands of America's presence in Syria, President Donald Trump declared Wednesday the U.S. has no stake in supporting the Kurdish fighters who died by the thousands as U.S. partners against Islamic State extremists. Condemnation of his stance was quick and severe, not only from...

Syrian forces enter key border town, blocking Turkish plans

Oct. 16, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

CEYLANPINAR, Turkey (AP) — Syrian forces on Wednesday night rolled into the strategic border town of Kobani, blocking one path for the Turkish military to establish a "safe zone" free of Syrian Kurdish fighters along the frontier as part of its week-old offensive. The seizure of Kobani by forces loyal to...

Former Pompeo aide testifying to House impeachment panels

Oct. 16, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House impeachment inquiry is exposing new details about unease in the State Department and White House about President Donald Trump's actions toward Ukraine and those of his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani. One witness said it appeared "three amigos" tied to the White House had taken...

Clarification: Ukraine-Protests story

Oct. 16, 2019 12:52 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — In a story Oct. 14, The Associated Press reported that thousands of far-right and nationalist activists marched through Kyiv, protesting President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's leadership and his peace plan for eastern Ukraine. The story should have made it clear that there were multiple...

AP Analysis: Gulf Arab states worry after US Syria pullout

Oct. 16, 2019 9:28 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — For decades considered a U.S. national security priority, the Persian Gulf remains home to tens of thousands of American troops spread across sprawling bases protecting crucial routes for global energy supplies. But while U.S.-Iran tensions in the Gulf appeared close to...

Turkish invasion sparks NATO crisis but eviction is unlikely

Oct. 16, 2019 9:27 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Turkey's invasion of northern Syria — along with the criticism and threats of sanctions brandished by fellow NATO members at Ankara over the offensive — is close to sparking a crisis at the world's biggest military alliance. But despite the high political-military tensions,...