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Turkey frees prominent opposition lawmaker Berberoglu

Sep. 20, 2018 4:53 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish court on Thursday released a prominent lawmaker from the main opposition party who had been sentenced to more than five years in prison for revealing state secrets and espionage. State-run news agency Anadolu said Thursday the sentence of Enis Berberoglu, re-elected in June, has...

Dakota Access pipeline developer defends racketeering claims

Sep. 20, 2018 4:15 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The company that built the Dakota Access oil pipeline says environmental group Greenpeace should be held legally accountable for violating federal racketeering laws. Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners sued Greenpeace and two other groups for up to $1 billion last year, arguing they...

Israeli delegation in Moscow to share data on plane downing

Sep. 20, 2018 3:37 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A high-level Israeli military delegation visited Moscow on Thursday to present detailed information related to the downing of a Russian warplane by Syrian forces that responded to an Israeli air raid. All 15 crew members on board the Russian Il-20 reconnaissance plane were killed when it was...

Washington calls for the release of scientist in Turkey

Sep. 20, 2018 3:31 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The United States has called for the immediate release of a NASA scientist who was arrested in southern Turkey for alleged links to Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based Islamic cleric the Turkish government blames for a failed 2016 coup attempt. The U.S. State Department said in a written...

The Latest: Russia says 3,000 Syrians back home in last week

Sep. 20, 2018 2:59 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria related developments (all times local): 8:35 p.m. The Russian military says that over 3,000 Syrians have returned to their homes over the past week. Col. Gen. Mikhail Mizintsev said Thursday that 2,180 internally displaced people and 937 refugees have come home during the...

The Latest: US identifies remains of 2 Korean War soldiers

Sep. 20, 2018 2:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on developments about the remains of American servicemen who were killed during the Korean War (all times local): 2:45 p.m. President Donald Trump has identified the remains of two American servicemen who were killed during the Korean War and whose remains were returned by...

US: Possible October talks with North Korea on war remains

Sep. 20, 2018 2:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. hopes to begin face-to-face negotiations with North Korea next month on terms for resuming on-the-ground searches in North Korea for remains of American servicemen, a senior Pentagon official said Thursday. Kelly McKeague, director of the Defense POW-MIA Accounting Agency, said...

Egypt court orders release of former president's sons

Sep. 20, 2018 1:10 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Thursday ordered the release from detention of former president Hosni Mubarak's two sons, overturning a ruling by another court whose judge surprisingly told police to arrest them and send them to prison. The judge in the Sept. 15 hearing ordered the detention of wealthy...

Colombian rebels attack mining company, kill 3

Sep. 20, 2018 12:32 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's military says a holdout rebel faction has attacked a mining camp run by Toronto-based Continental Gold Inc. and killed three of its workers. The attack occurred in Yarumal, a mountainous area of Antioquia Province, where Continental Gold is conducting exploration work....

More mass graves discovered from Rwanda's genocide

Sep. 20, 2018 12:09 PM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Authorities in Rwanda have found new mass graves they say contain 5,400 bodies of genocide victims nearly a quarter-century after the 1994 bloodshed. Naphtal Ahishakiye, executive secretary of genocide survivors' organization Ibuka, told The Associated Press the bodies were exhumed...