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Syria says doors open to refugees, despite contrary claims

Sep. 27, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s top diplomat said Monday that his country's doors are open for the safe return of refugees, accusing Western countries of taking advantage of the suffering of Syrians while pretending to care for their well-being. Speaking in New York to the U.N....

Australian fugitive surrenders after 3-decade beach stay

Sep. 15, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A 64-year-old fugitive walked into a Sydney police station to give himself up almost 30 years after he used a hacksaw blade and bolt cutters to escape from prison, police said on Wednesday. Darko Desic decided to go back to prison because...

Merkel prepares to step down with legacy of tackling crises

Sep. 02, 2021 06:15 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Angela Merkel will leave office as one of modern Germany's longest-serving leaders and a global diplomatic heavyweight, with a legacy defined by her management of a succession of crises that shook a fragile Europe rather than any grand visions for her own country. ...

For South Koreans, Olympic medal is only way out of military

Jul. 28, 2021 05:08 AM EDT

KAWAGOE, Japan (AP) — They keep telling themselves the Olympics is no different from any other golf tournament because anything else would only make it harder on Sungjae Im and Si Woo Kim. It's already tough to ignore the perks of winning a medal. ...