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The Latest: Group in video threatens action in Venezuela

Jan. 21, 2019 9:29 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on a reported national guard uprising in Venezuela (all times local): 10:25 p.m. A group of unidentified men saying they are friends of the Venezuelan military appears in a video saying they are preparing an advance into Venezuela to help unseat embattled President...

Zimbabwe's president returns amid economic crisis, crackdown

Jan. 21, 2019 7:45 PM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa arrived in Harare late Monday after cutting short his fund-raising trip in order to address the country's economic crisis and crackdown. Mnangagwa was welcomed at Harare International Airport by Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, former army...

The Latest: Zimbabwe president returns to address crisis

Jan. 21, 2019 5:06 PM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's ongoing protests and turmoil. (all times local): 11:57 p.m. Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa arrived in Harare late Monday after cutting short his fund-raising trip in order to address the country's economic crisis and crackdown. Mnangagwa was...

Israel increasingly goes public with its strikes in Syria

Jan. 21, 2019 2:14 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Monday claimed responsibility for a series of airstrikes on Iranian military targets in Syria, drifting further away from its longstanding policy of playing down or covering up its military activities in the war-torn country. For years, Israel has remained largely silent about...

Mali al-Qaida branch claims responsibility for attack on UN

Jan. 21, 2019 1:56 PM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — SITE Intelligence Group says Mali's al-Qaida branch claimed responsibility for an attack on a United Nations peacekeeping mission that killed at least 10 peacekeepers and wounded at least 25 others Sunday in northern Mali's Kidal region. Jama'at Nusrat al-Islam Muslimeen, known as...

The Latest: Israeli PM says Iranian sites in Syria 'pounded'

Jan. 21, 2019 6:34 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Israeli airstrikes in Syria (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Israel's prime minister says the country's military "pounded" Iranian targets in Syria in response to a missile launch against Israel. Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that Israel won't "allow such acts of aggression...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's murky claims on weather, shutdown

Jan. 21, 2019 12:13 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's nothing like a cold snap to bring out the global-warming skepticism of President Donald Trump. The fact that periods of extreme cold happen in a warming climate is well known by his government but Trump's crack Sunday — "Wouldn't be bad to have a little of that good old...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Jan. 20, 2019 11:22 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves: ___ EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly look...

Al-Qaida-linked jihadists kill 10 UN peacekeepers in Mali

Jan. 20, 2019 3:26 PM EST

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Al-Qaida-linked jihadists carried out one of the deadliest attacks on a United Nations peacekeeping mission in months, killing 10 peacekeepers and wounding at least 25 in northern Mali, the U.N. said Sunday. All of the peacekeepers killed in the assault on their camp in Aguelhoc were...

Trump salutes remains of 4 Americans killed in Syria attack

Jan. 19, 2019 10:54 PM EST

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. (AP) — A solemn procession. A long salute. A chaplain's prayer. President Donald Trump traveled to Delaware's Dover Air Force Base on Saturday to pay his respects to the returning remains of four Americans who were killed this week in a suicide bomb attack in Syria. The bombing,...