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Hezbollah: Israeli drone falls, another explodes over Beirut

Aug. 24, 2019 9:35 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A Hezbollah official said Sunday that an Israeli drone went down over the Lebanese capital of Beirut and another exploded in the air, amid regional tensions between Israel and Iran. Residents of the Iranian-backed group's stronghold in southern Beirut reported one large explosion that shook...

Britain's leader says trade deal with US won't be easy

Aug. 24, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned Saturday that getting a trade deal with the United State won't be "plain sailing" because of barriers to the United Kingdom's goods in American markets. But opportunities abound. Speaking to reporters as he flew to France for the Group of...

Brazilian troops begin deploying to fight Amazon fires

Aug. 24, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Backed by military aircraft, Brazilian troops on Saturday were deploying in the Amazon to fight fires that have swept the region and prompted anti-government protests as well as an international outcry. President Jair Bolsonaro also tried to temper global concern, saying that...

Will the real Mr. No-Deal step forward please?

Aug. 24, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — Deal or No Deal? One might think the issue would be on the minds of two leaders at the vortex of the question of whether the UK will leave the European Union without a deal in October.  But as Britain and the European Union hurtle toward a no-deal Brexit, the contest Saturday...

The Latest: 68 arrests reported at protest near G-7 summit

Aug. 24, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The Latest on the Group of Seven summit (all times local): 11:05 p.m. French authorities have detained 68 people taking part in a tense protest near the G-7 summit. The regional administration says those detained are accused of throwing projectiles, concealing their faces or...

Syrian troops surround Turkish post in country's northwest

Aug. 24, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

MOREK, Syria (AP) — A heavily fortified Turkish observation post in the northwestern village of Morek stood surrounded on all sides by Syrian troops Saturday, a testament to the rapid advance of President Bashar Assad's forces in Syria's northwest over the past three weeks as rebel defenses collapsed....

Economic storm clouds hovering over Trump and global leaders

Aug. 24, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — Under the threatening clouds of a global economic slowdown, President Donald Trump is confronting the consequences of his preference to go it alone, with low expectations that the leaders of the richest democracies can make substantive progress on an array of issues at their summit...

The Latest: Trump dining with G-7 leaders in France

Aug. 24, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 8:05 p.m. President Donald Trump is dining with world leaders attending the annual Group of Seven summit in France. The opening event of the meeting of the world's richest democracies is being held at the Biarritz lighthouse...

Even before photo op of G-7 allies, sharp elbows come out

Aug. 24, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The posturing by leaders of the G-7 rich democracies began well before they stood together for a summit photo. French President Emmanuel Macron, the host, cornered Donald Trump at the American leader's hotel with an impromptu lunch invitation. It was something of a power move by...

Iranian oil tanker pursued by US says it is going to Turkey

Aug. 24, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian-flagged oil tanker pursued by the U.S. amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington changed its listed destination to a port in Turkey early Saturday after Greece said it wouldn't risk its relations with America by aiding it. Meanwhile, Iran...