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Trump's harsh words on 'squad' reinforce dark posts online

Jul. 19, 2019 8:58 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long before President Donald Trump turned up the heat on four Democratic congresswomen of color, saying they should "go back" to their home countries, hateful rhetoric and disinformation about the self-described squad was lurking online. Racist, inflammatory and inaccurate content has...

Turkish jets strike Kurdish rebels after diplomat's death

Jul. 19, 2019 8:30 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's defense minister says the military launched aerial strikes against Kurdish rebel targets in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region, following the killing of a Turkish diplomat there. The state-run Anadolu Agency quoted Hulusi Akar as saying jets struck the Qandil region on...

Iran denies Trump claim that US shot down Iranian drone

Jul. 19, 2019 7:40 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Friday denied President Donald Trump's statement that a U.S. warship destroyed an Iranian drone near the Persian Gulf after it threatened the ship — an incident that marked a new escalation of tensions between the countries less than a month after Iran downed an American...

Explosion outside Kabul University kills 8, wounds 33

Jul. 19, 2019 7:22 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A powerful bomb exploded outside the gates of Kabul University in the Afghan capital on Friday, killing at least eight people and wounding 33, according to police and health officials. Several of the wounded were in critical condition, they said. No group immediately claimed...

Dutch Supreme Court upholds Srebrenica deaths liability

Jul. 19, 2019 6:07 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch Supreme Court upheld Friday a lower court's ruling that the Netherlands is partially liable in the deaths of some 350 Muslim men who were murdered by Bosnian Serb forces during the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. The Netherlands' highest court ruled that Dutch United...

Ukraine's president says he backs prisoner swap with Russia

Jul. 19, 2019 5:31 AM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president on Friday outlined the details of an impending prisoner swap with Russia, saying that Kiev is willing to release a jailed Russian journalist in exchange for a Ukrainian film director. President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's statement comes at the end of the week of shuttle...

The Latest: Dutch Supreme Court upholds Srebrenica liability

Jul. 19, 2019 4:39 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on a Dutch Supreme Court ruling on the 1995 Srebrenica massacre (all times local): 10:35 a.m. The Dutch Supreme Court has upheld the partial liability of the Netherlands in the deaths of about 350 Bosnian Muslim men who were murdered by Bosnian Serb forces during...

Dutch Supreme Court upholds partial liability of the Netherlands in the deaths of about 350 Srebrenica massacre victims

Jul. 19, 2019 4:21 AM EDT
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch Supreme Court upholds partial liability of the Netherlands in the deaths of about 350 Srebrenica massacre victims.

IS claims suicide bombing that killed 2 in Egypt's Sinai

Jul. 19, 2019 4:12 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed two people, including a civilian, and wounded three in Egypt's restive northern Sinai Peninsula. The militant group says in a statement on an IS-affiliate website that an IS militant named Abu Omar El-Seedy...

American warship destroys Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz

Jul. 18, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. warship on Thursday destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after it threatened the ship, President Donald Trump said. The incident marked a new escalation of tensions between the countries less than one month after Iran downed an American drone in the same waterway and...