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Russia says warning shots deter UK warship; London denies it

Jun. 23, 2021 10:03 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military said one of its warships in the Black Sea fired warning shots and a warplane dropped bombs Wednesday to force a British destroyer away from an area near Crimea that Moscow claims as its territorial waters, but Britain denied that account and insisted its...

Bombing near Pakistan home of anti-India militant kills 3

Jun. 23, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A powerful car bomb went off near the residence of a jailed anti-India militant leader in Pakistan on Wednesday, killing at least three people and wounding 25 others, police and rescue officials said. The blast happened in the Johar Town...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jun. 23, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

York Dispatch. June 22, 2021. Editorial: By coming out, former Penn State standout Carl Nassib proves his courage The Merriam-Webster definition of courage reads as follows: “Mental or moral strength to venture, persevere and withstand danger, fear...

Poll: Many Democrats want more US support for Palestinians

Jun. 23, 2021 08:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll on American attitudes toward a core conflict in the Middle East finds about half of Democrats want the U.S. to do more to support the Palestinians, showing that a growing rift among Democratic lawmakers is also reflected in the party’s base. ...

Witnesses say airstrike in Ethiopia's Tigray kills dozens

Jun. 23, 2021 07:53 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An airstrike hit a busy market in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray village of Togoga on Tuesday, according to health workers who said soldiers blocked medical teams from traveling to the scene. Dozens of people were killed, they and a former resident said, citing...

Germany hosts conference to push for progress in Libya

Jun. 23, 2021 06:54 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany and the United Nations are bringing together representatives of Libya with powers that have interests in the country at a conference Wednesday which aims for progress toward securing elections in the North African nation and the removal of foreign fighters. ...

IMF announces debt relief package for Sudan

Jun. 23, 2021 06:41 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The International Monetary Fund has announced a debt relief package for Sudan, a step in helping the country as it tries to rejoin the global economy after years of isolation. In a statement distributed late Tuesday, the fund’s managing director...

US takes down Iran-linked news sites, alleges disinformation

Jun. 23, 2021 02:26 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — American authorities seized a range of Iran’s state-linked news website domains they accused of spreading disinformation, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday, a move that appeared to be a far-reaching crackdown on Iranian media amid heightened...

Asian Americans lobby to name Navy ship for Filipino sailor

Jun. 23, 2021 01:25 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Asian Americans, veterans and civilians in the U.S. and the Philippines are campaigning to name a Navy warship for a Filipino sailor who bravely rescued two crew members when their ship caught fire more than a century ago, earning him a prestigious and rare Medal of...

Rights group: Facebook amplified Myanmar military propaganda

Jun. 23, 2021 00:42 AM EDT

Facebook's recommendation algorithm amplifies military propaganda and other material that breaches the company's own policies in Myanmar following a military takeover in February, a new report by the rights group Global Witness says. A month after the military seized...