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Turkey to tell Trump to keep to promises on Kurdish fighters

Nov. 12, 2019 6:13 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's president says Syrian Kurdish fighters have failed to vacate areas along the Turkish border despite agreements with Russia and the United States, and says he will raise the issue with U.S. President Donald Trump. Speaking Tuesday before departing for Washington, Recep Tayyip...

Court says EU states must label Israeli settlement products

Nov. 12, 2019 5:54 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top court ruled Tuesday that EU countries must identify products made in Israeli settlements on their labels, in a decision welcomed by rights groups but likely to spark anger in Israel. The European Court of Justice said that "foodstuffs originating in the territories...

Rights group file Syria torture case in Norway

Nov. 12, 2019 5:46 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A human rights group says it has asked Norwegian prosecutors to open a criminal investigation against senior Syrian officials over allegations of torture and crimes against humanity. The Berlin-based European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights said Tuesday it filed the complaint...

The Latest: Netanyahu says slain militant planned new attack

Nov. 12, 2019 5:45 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Israeli airstrikes on Tuesday (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the Islamic Jihad commander killed in an Israeli airstrike Gaza was planning a new attack. Netanyahu says Bahaa Abu el-Atta was the driving force behind recent attacks...

Turkey tries to shed light on White Helmets founder's death

Nov. 12, 2019 5:45 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish official says authorities are working to understand how a former British officer who helped found the White Helmets volunteer aid group in Syria died. James Le Mesurier was found dead near his home in Istanbul on Monday. Turkish police believe he fell to his death and are...

France hosts world leaders to address global challenges

Nov. 12, 2019 5:42 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is hosting an international peace forum — in the notable absence of the United States — to discuss solutions to ease the world's tensions, including fighting terrorism and climate change. Some 30 heads of state or government, high level officials...

The Latest: UK Labour Party hit by large-scale cyberattack

Nov. 12, 2019 5:39 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's Dec. 12 election and the country's impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Britain's Labour Party says it has experienced a "sophisticated and large-scale cyberattack" on its digital platforms. The main opposition party says the attack...

Kazakhstan offers to host Russia-Ukraine meeting

Nov. 12, 2019 5:34 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakhstan's ex-president said Tuesday he offered to host the leaders of Russia and Ukraine for talks on settling the conflict in eastern Ukraine, but the Kremlin was noncommittal about such an encounter. The fighting between Russia-backed separatist rebels and Ukrainian troops in Ukraine's...

Angered at EU, Turkey threatens to release IS prisoners

Nov. 12, 2019 5:15 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday issued a veiled threat suggesting Turkey could release the Islamic State group prisoners it holds and send them to Europe, angered at a EU decision to impose sanctions on his country over its drilling for gas in Mediterranean waters...

Police, protesters face off in renewed clashes in Hong Kong

Nov. 12, 2019 5:13 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Police and protesters battled outside university campuses and several thousand demonstrators blocked roads as they took over a central business district at lunchtime on Tuesday in another day of protest in Hong Kong. The clashes followed an especially violent day in Hong Kong's five months...