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Peace laureate watches UN court hear Rohingya genocide case

Dec. 10, 2019 7:23 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The justice minister of Gambia appealed to the U.N.’s top court Tuesday to recognize that genocide against Myanmar's Rohingya minority took place and to ensure it does not continue, while Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi prepared to defend the actions of her country's...

China hints at national security trials for 2 Canadians

Dec. 10, 2019 4:16 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China is hinting at upcoming trials for two Canadian citizens held for a year on vague national security charges in what is widely believed to be an attempt to pressure Canada to release Meng Wanzhou, a top executive at Chinese tech giant Huawei. Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying...

South Korea says North's recent test was of rocket engine

Dec. 10, 2019 2:41 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's defense minister said Tuesday that North Korea's recent unspecified test at a rocket liftoff site was of a rocket engine, amid speculation the North was making preliminary steps toward a prohibited long-range rocket launch. Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo said...

Egyptian whistleblower gets 5-year sentence in absentia

Dec. 10, 2019 12:15 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A self-exiled Egyptian businessman whose allegations of corruption against the country's military sparked rare protests has been sentenced in absentia to five years in prison for tax evasion. Mohamed Ali had released a series of viral videos from Spain earlier this year, pitching himself as a...

Democrats poised to unveil 2 impeachment articles vs. Trump

Dec. 9, 2019 11:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are poised to unveil two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — with an announcement expected early Tuesday. Democratic leaders are pushing ahead with formal charges saying the president put U.S....

AP Exclusive: Troops that defied Maduro have fled Venezuela

Dec. 9, 2019 10:58 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — For seven nerve-wracking months, they slept through the day in cramped quarters on cold floors, while spending their nights in prayer, keeping fit with dumbbells made from water jugs and peering through the diplomatic compound's curtains for fear of surveillance. But on Monday, 16 national...

FBI: No link found between cyberattack and Navy base attack

Dec. 9, 2019 8:33 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The FBI said Monday it has found no signs of any link between a cyberattack on computer systems of a Florida Panhandle city and last week's attack at the naval air station there in which a Saudi flight student killed three sailors and wounded eight others. Officials in the city of...

Former White House doctor running for Congress in Texas

Dec. 9, 2019 6:16 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A former White House physician who President Donald Trump picked last year to lead the Department of Veteran Affairs before his nomination was derailed by professional misconduct allegations filed paperwork Monday to run for a rural congressional seat in Texas. Former Navy Rear Adm....

Army major in Georgia jailed on federal child porn charge

Dec. 9, 2019 6:10 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — An Army officer who held a top-secret security clearance shared nude photos of a teenage girl online and discussed plans to drug the girl and have sex with her, according to federal court records unsealed Monday. Army Maj. Jason Musgrove was arrested and charged with distributing child...

Report: US misled public on progress in Afghanistan war

Dec. 9, 2019 5:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government across three White House administrations misled the public about failures in the Afghanistan war, often suggesting success where it didn't exist, according to thousands of pages of documents obtained by The Washington Post. The documents reveal deep frustrations about...