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WWII pilot's remains will join those of his son at Arlington

Nov. 15, 2018 12:48 PM EST

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — The remains of an Air Force pilot from Pennsylvania whose plane crashed off Croatia during World War II are coming home and will be interred alongside those of his son, a Vietnam War veteran, at Arlington National Cemetery. The remains of Army Air Forces 1st Lt. Eugene P. Ford will be...

UN heartened by Libya commitments ahead of 2019 conference

Nov. 13, 2018 12:31 PM EST

PALERMO, Sicily (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Libya said Tuesday he was encouraged by support from Libyan factions and the international community for a national conference planned for early 2019 to chart a path to greater stability and elections in the lawless country. Ghassan Salame praised the "louder sound...

Germany's Merkel calls for creation of an EU army

Nov. 13, 2018 10:33 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the European Union should work toward creating its own joint army, just after marking the centenary of the end of World War I with world leaders in France. Merkel told EU lawmakers Tuesday that "we have to work on the vision of one day creating a real...

Zimbabwean generals deny troops shot and killed 6 protesters

Nov. 13, 2018 9:30 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabweans have reacted with stunned disbelief to the testimony by two generals who denied troops killed six people in August when the military was called in to crush protests following the country's disputed elections. The generals suggested that Zimbabwe's opposition was...

Israel, Hamas trade heavy fire after deadly incursion

Nov. 12, 2018 9:31 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian militants bombarded Israel with dozens of rockets and mortar shells Monday, while Israeli warplanes struck targets throughout the Gaza Strip in what appeared to be the most intense exchange of fire since a 2014 war. Palestinian officials said at least three people,...

Leaders meet in Italy to find settlement in Libya

Nov. 12, 2018 3:06 PM EST

PALERMO, Sicily (AP) — Representatives of Libya's quarrelling factions and of countries keen on stabilizing the North African nation started meetings in Sicily on Monday, as Italy encourages a political settlement that could bolster the fight against Islamic militants and stop illegal migrants from...

Israeli soldier, 7 Palestinians killed in new Gaza fighting

Nov. 11, 2018 7:36 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — A fresh wave of fighting erupted between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, leaving an Israeli soldier and seven Palestinians dead, just as Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers had appeared to be making progress toward ratcheting down months of border violence....

France's Macron defends Europe from all sides _ including US

Nov. 10, 2018 1:35 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — After French President Emmanuel Macron said Europe needs to defend itself from the United States, aides said he was misunderstood. But the idea isn't so far-fetched. Macron is leading a rearguard action to salvage the system of international cooperation the U.S. helped build, but which...

After testy tweet, Trump calls French president good friend

Nov. 10, 2018 1:04 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron tried to project unity Saturday after Trump had lashed out at one of America's strongest allies in Europe, claiming Macron insulted the United States when he pushed the idea of the continent having its own defense force. The American...

Report: Russian charged by US seen at Libya military meeting

Nov. 10, 2018 9:58 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian newspaper says video released by the self-styled Libyan National Army shows a businessman allegedly linked to a private contractor that sent mercenaries to Syria at a meeting with the head of the Libyan army and top Russian military officials. Novaya Gazeta reported Friday that a...