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Polish Auschwitz survivor, novelist Zofia Posmysz dies at 98

Aug. 08, 2022 12:10 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Zofia Posmysz, a Polish World War II-era resistance fighter who survived the Auschwitz and Ravensbrück concentration camps and later became a journalist and novelist, has died at 98. The Auschwitz-Birkenau state memorial museum said Posmysz died Monday in a...

As Israel-Palestinian truce holds, Gaza power plant restarts

Aug. 08, 2022 11:54 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — With a cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants holding after nearly three days of violence, Gaza’s sole power plant resumed operations Monday and Israel began reopening crossings into the territory. Israel also lifted security restrictions...

Nuclear plant in Ukraine is shelled; Rising dangers feared

Aug. 08, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia and Ukraine traded accusations Monday that each side is shelling Europe's biggest nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine. Russia claimed that Ukrainian shelling caused a power surge and fire and forced staff to lower output from two reactors, while Ukraine has blamed...

China extends threatening military exercises around Taiwan

Aug. 08, 2022 08:33 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China said Monday it is extending threatening military exercises surrounding Taiwan that have disrupted shipping and air traffic and substantially raised concerns about the potential for conflict in a region crucial to global trade. The announcement increases...

One year after Afghanistan, spy agencies pivot toward China

Aug. 08, 2022 09:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a recent closed-door meeting with leaders of the agency’s counterterrorism center, the CIA’s No. 2 official made clear that fighting al-Qaida and other extremist groups would remain a priority — but that the agency’s money and resources would be increasingly shifted...

Water crisis looms for eastern Ukrainian city of Sloviansk

Aug. 08, 2022 09:10 AM EDT

SLOVIANSK, Ukraine (AP) — The echo of artillery shells thundering in the distance mingles with the din of people gathered around Sloviansk's public water pumps, piercing the uneasy quiet that smothers the nearly deserted streets of this eastern Ukrainian city. The members of...

Rwanda rejects UN report on support for rebels in Congo

Aug. 08, 2022 07:03 AM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda’s government is rejecting a report by United Nations experts saying they have “solid evidence” that members of Rwanda’s armed forces are conducting operations in eastern Congo in support of the M23 rebel group whose deadly resurgence has led to talk of war as...

Officials: Pakistani militant leader killed in Afghanistan

Aug. 08, 2022 06:52 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A late night roadside bombing in eastern Afghanistan struck a vehicle carrying members of the Pakistani Taliban group, killing a senior leader and three other militants, several Pakistani officials and militant figures said Monday. No one immediately claimed...

Chad's junta, rebel groups sign pledge in Qatar before talks

Aug. 08, 2022 05:14 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Chad's military government and more than 40 rebel groups signed a pledge Monday in Qatar ahead of planned national reconciliation talks, though the deal did not include the country's main opposition group. Under the terms of the deal in Doha,...

UN chief urges nuke powers to abide by no-first-use pledge

Aug. 08, 2022 05:58 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday urged countries with nuclear weapons to stick to their no-first-use commitment of their atomic arsenals, warning that the nuclear arms race has returned amid growing international tension. “This is the...