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Sudanese military, protesters sign power-sharing document

Jul. 17, 2019 2:55 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's ruling military and the pro-democracy movement have signed a political document that's part of a power-sharing deal meant to end the country's deadlock after weeks of stalled talks. The two sides — representatives from the military council and the Forces for Declaration of...

Sudan's ruling military, pro-democracy movement sign political document as part of power-sharing deal to end deadlock

Jul. 17, 2019 2:36 AM EDT
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's ruling military, pro-democracy movement sign political document as part of power-sharing deal to end deadlock.

Netanyahu makes history as Israel's longest-serving leader

Jul. 17, 2019 2:04 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — As Benjamin Netanyahu becomes Israel's longest-serving prime minister, he is solidifying his place as the country's greatest political survivor and the most dominant force in Israeli politics in his generation. He has persevered through scandals, crises and conflicts, winning election...

Iran says minister's missile remarks meant to challenge US

Jul. 17, 2019 1:21 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran says remarks by the country's foreign minister about Iran's missile program possibly being up for negotiations with the U.S. meant to challenge Washington's arms sales policy to the region — and were not meant to indicate a readiness by Tehran for any such...

US fears Iran seized UAE-based tanker in Strait of Hormuz

Jul. 16, 2019 11:03 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A small oil tanker from the United Arab Emirates traveling through the Strait of Hormuz entered Iranian waters and turned off its tracker three days ago, leading the U.S. to suspect Iran seized the vessel amid heightened tensions in the region. Iranian state media quoted...

The Latest: Iran says it helped a tanker with tow to harbor

Jul. 16, 2019 10:38 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf amid a crisis between the United States and Iran (all times local): 5:30 a.m. Iran's state-run media is quoting the country's Foreign Ministry spokesman as saying the Islamic Republic helped an oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz...

AP Explains: Questions and answers on new US asylum ban

Jul. 16, 2019 9:23 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A major immigration policy shift took effect Tuesday to deny asylum to anyone who shows up on the Mexican border after traveling through another country. The dramatic move will likely have the biggest impact on Guatemalans and Hondurans, who must pass through Mexico to reach the U.S. by...

Epstein defense offers explanation for foreign passport

Jul. 16, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Defense attorneys told a court Tuesday that financier Jeffrey Epstein obtained a foreign passport decades ago out of fear that he might be kidnapped in the Middle East, seeking to allay concerns over the apparently phony travel document. Prosecutors have said the passport was under an...

The Latest: Epstein says foreign passport needed for safety

Jul. 16, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sex trafficking charges against wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein. (all times local): 7:25 p.m. Attorneys for financier Jeffrey Epstein say he obtained a foreign passport under an alias in the 1980s to defend himself from potential kidnappers while traveling in the Middle...

Prosecutor: Israeli woman oversaw $145M investor fraud plot

Jul. 16, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Recorded telephone calls, company emails and videotaped evidence will show that an Israeli woman oversaw a "massive" scheme to defraud tens of thousands of investors across the globe out of tens of millions of dollars, a federal prosecutor told jurors Tuesday. "She trained (employees)...