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Rocket from Gaza kills 2; Israel topples 6-story building

May. 18, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A rocket launched from Gaza killed two Thai workers in southern Israel on Tuesday, police said, hours after Israeli airstrikes toppled a six-story building in the Palestinian territory that housed bookstores and educational centers. With the war showing no sign...

EU seeks Mideast cease-fire, concerned conflict will spread

May. 18, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign ministers called Tuesday for a cease-fire to end days of heavy fighting between the Israeli armed forces and Palestinian militants, but said that a longer-term political solution must be found to end decades of conflict between them. ...

Long after grisly end, Túpac Amaru still fascinates in Peru

May. 18, 2021 12:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Roads and schools in Peru carry the name of Túpac Amaru. A framed depiction of him — stern gaze, flowing hair, wide-brimmed hat — hangs in the government palace in Lima. He inspired a comic book superhero, Tupaqman. A historical drama series to be released this year...

Spain, Morocco square off after 7,000 migrants arrive by sea

May. 18, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

CEUTA, Spain (AP) — Spain deployed its military to the Moroccan border Tuesday as thousands of migrants jumped fences or swam onto European soil for the second day in a row after Rabat loosened border controls amid a deepening diplomatic spat. Overwhelmed soldiers...

GOP Leader McCarthy opposes Jan. 6 commission ahead of vote

May. 18, 2021 11:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy said Tuesday that he won’t support a proposal to form an independent, bipartisan commission to study the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, almost certainly eroding GOP support ahead of a vote and positioning his party...

The Latest: Netanyahu says Hamas dealt 'unexpected blows'

May. 18, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Palestinian militants have been dealt “unexpected blows” in more than a week of Israeli bombardments in the Gaza Strip. Netanyahu’s office released a video of the prime minister speaking in front of an...

Senior US diplomat in Libya to support interim government

May. 18, 2021 10:21 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A top American diplomat arrived Tuesday in Libya's capital, marking the first visit by a senior U.S. official since the U.N.-backed election of an interim government in February. Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Joey Hood...

Indonesians protest at US Embassy over Israeli airstrikes

May. 18, 2021 09:39 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Pro-Palestinian protesters marched to the heavily guarded U.S. Embassy in Indonesia’s capital on Tuesday to demand an end to Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip. Waving Indonesian and Palestinian flags and signs that read “Free...

US reaches out to Arab leaders on Israel, Gaza fighting

May. 18, 2021 09:26 AM EDT

Secretary of State Antony Blinken and his envoy reached out to Palestinian and regional Arab leaders on Tuesday as attacks between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers raged on, maintaining what the Biden administration is calling its quiet diplomacy while still declining to press for an immediate...

Israeli medics say 10 people wounded, 4 seriously, in attack in southern Israel

May. 18, 2021 08:10 AM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli medics say 10 people wounded, 4 seriously, in attack in southern Israel.