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Putin visits Crimea to mark 5th anniversary of annexation

Mar. 18, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin led thousands to chant "Russia!" on a visit Monday to Crimea marking the fifth anniversary of the Black Sea peninsula's annexation from Ukraine, as NATO and the European Union once again strongly condemned the land grab by Russia. Speaking at an outdoor concert in...

'We need a million -- and quick!' Dem candidates' playbook

Mar. 18, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, little known outside his home state, boasts he raised over $1 million in the days after launching his White House bid. Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and others say they did, too. Impressive numbers, even if dwarfed by the $6 million or so reported by...

Second Israeli dies of wounds from West Bank shooting attack

Mar. 18, 2019 8:45 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military expanded its massive manhunt for a Palestinian assailant on Monday as authorities announced that a second Israeli died of wounds sustained in a West Bank shooting attack the previous day. Beilinson Hospital said Ahiad Ettinger, a 47-year-old father of 12, died of his...

Upstart party turns cannabis into key Israeli election issue

Mar. 18, 2019 8:39 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Cinderella story of Israel's current election campaign is a fringe party led by an ultranationalist libertarian with a criminal record who vows to legalize marijuana, and seems to diverge dramatically from the long list of quirky candidates of the past who have drawn attention to their...

Israel's Supreme Court bans Jewish extremist from election

Mar. 17, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court on Sunday banned the leader of a Jewish ultranationalist party from running in the country's April elections. Reversing the decisions of Israel's elections committee earlier this month, the court ruled to bar Jewish Power party leader Michael Ben Ari in an 8-1 vote,...

Leading architects urge Israeli PM to cancel cable car plan

Mar. 17, 2019 12:15 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A group of leading international architects is appealing to Israel's government to halt its controversial plan to build a cable car to Jerusalem's Old City. Some 30 architects, including Spanish Santiago Calatrava, famed for designing Jerusalem's Chords Bridge, celebrated American...

Military: West Bank shooting spree kills 1 Israeli, wounds 2

Mar. 17, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian killed an Israeli and seriously wounded two others in a West Bank shooting and stabbing spree Sunday before fleeing, setting off a massive manhunt, the Israeli military said. Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus said the attacker stabbed an Israeli soldier at the entrance to the Ariel...

Mosque attacks spark outrage, fuel concern over Islamophobia

Mar. 15, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — World leaders expressed condolences and condemnation Friday following the deadly attacks on mosques in New Zealand, while Muslim leaders said the mass shooting was evidence of a rising tide of violent Islamophobia. In a tweet, U.S. President Donald Trump sent "warmest sympathy and best...

Ex-general challenging Israeli PM reels from hacking scandal

Mar. 15, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's leading challenger in his heated race for re-election is trying to play down an embarrassing phone hacking scandal that has erupted just as the ex-general is sliding in opinion polls. Benny Gantz's campaign confirmed late Thursday that the former...

Turkey's Erdogan renews verbal attack against Israel

Mar. 15, 2019 12:16 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The war of words between Turkey and Israel continued Friday when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan rebuked the son of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for suggesting that Istanbul — formerly Constantinople — was under Turkish occupation. The Turkish and...