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Biden nominee's link to 1989 logging sabotage blasted by GOP

Jun. 11, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — President Joe Biden’s nominee to oversee federal lands in the U.S. West is facing Republican pressure to withdraw over her ties to environmental activists convicted of spiking trees to sabotage a national forest timber sale more than 30 years ago. ...

Swiss detail extra security measures for Biden-Putin summit

Jun. 11, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss authorities plan to temporarily restrict airspace over the city of Geneva and to deploy up to 3,000 troops and police officers as part of extra security for the summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Joe Biden next week. ...

France kills jihadist suspected in journalists' killing

Jun. 11, 2021 11:19 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A French military offensive in Mali has killed a jihadist leader linked to al-Qaida who is believed to have helped orchestrate the kidnapping and killing of two French journalists in 2013, France’s defense minister said Friday. Three other extremists were...

Opposition accuses German govt of impeding 2016 attack probe

Jun. 11, 2021 11:03 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Opposition parties accused the German government Friday of hampering the work of a parliamentary investigation into a 2016 truck attack in which an Islamist extremist killed 12 people and injured dozens more at Christmas market in Berlin. A cross-party...

Rep. Omar says she wasn't equating US, Israel and terrorists

Jun. 10, 2021 18:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Ilhan Omar tried edging away Thursday from a bitter fight with Jewish Democratic lawmakers who'd accused her of likening the U.S. and Israel to Hamas and Afghanistan's Taliban, saying her remarks were “in no way equating terrorist organizations with democratic...

US begins shifting Afghan combat operations outside country

Jun. 10, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military has already begun conducting combat operations and surveillance in Afghanistan from outside the country's borders, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told Congress on Thursday, as the troop withdrawal continues. But Austin declined to...

Curtain rises on the Tribeca Festival, and on New York, too

Jun. 10, 2021 05:20 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The 20th Tribeca Festival is aiming to not just rebuild itself after its 2020 edition was largely scuttled by the pandemic, but to help revitalize its hometown. This year’s Tribeca, which opened Wednesday with Jon M. Chu’s adaption of the...

IS-linked group says Boko Haram leader in Nigeria is dead

Jun. 09, 2021 13:49 PM EDT

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — The leader of Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, has killed himself, according to a jihadi organization linked to the Islamic State group. An audio recording purportedly from Abu Musab al-Barnawi, the leader of the Islamic...

Iraqi militia commander, whose arrest stoked tensions, freed

Jun. 09, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi militia commander whose arrest last month sparked a standoff between the government and paramilitary groups was freed Wednesday after a judge ordered his release. The release of Qassim Mahmoud Musleh came as Iranian Gen. Esmail Ghaani, head of...

Trudeau denounces truck attack that targeted Muslim family

Jun. 09, 2021 01:58 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — A pickup truck attack that killed four members of an immigrant family has shaken Canada, a country where immigrants are largely accepted, and drew denunciations Tuesday from Canada’s prime minister, who called it a hate crime directed at Muslims. The...