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President orders army onto streets of Ecuadorian capital

Oct. 13, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador's army took to the streets after President Lenín Moreno ordered the first 24-hour curfew in decades in response to a day of attacks on government buildings and media offices. By Saturday night, soldiers had retaken control of the park and streets leading to the National...

Ecuador's protesters march; clashes break out in Quito

Oct. 9, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Thousands of protesters staged anti-government rallies Wednesday, seeking to intensify pressure on Ecuador's president after a week of unrest sparked by fuel price hikes. Stone-throwing demonstrators clashed with police using tear gas to fend off crowds, including around the empty...

Arrests over alleged graft affecting Greece's 2nd cargo port

Oct. 1, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Authorities have charged the harbor police chief in Greece's second-largest commercial port of Thessaloniki and another 17 people over alleged graft involving tugboat services to incoming ships. Police say the suspects include six state-employed harbor pilots, the owners of four...

'Blood in the Water' a fast-paced yarn of violence, intrigue

Sep. 23, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

"Blood in the Water: a Thriller," Minotaur, by Jack Flynn Nothing legal or illegal moves through Boston Harbor without the say-so of Cormack O'Connell, its longtime harbor master. For decades, he has taken a cut from every ton of smuggled cargo, including every ounce of illegal drugs. The authorities know that...

Saudis show media scorched, shrapnel-blasted oil facility

Sep. 20, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

BUQAYQ, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry remained wrapped in scaffolding Friday as workers sought to repair the charred innards and shrapnel-blasted arteries caused by drone-and-cruise-missile attacks that raised tensions between the U.S. and Iran. Saudi officials brought...

Journalists see heart of Saudi oil industry after attack

Sep. 20, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

BUQAYQ, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia took journalists on Friday to the site of a missile-and-drone strike on the kingdom's oil industry that shook global energy markets over the weekend, while Kuwait raised the security levels at its ports following the attack that the U.S. alleges Iran carried out....

$2B waterway through Deep South yet to yield promised boom

Sep. 16, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

EPES, Ala. (AP) — More than a century in the making, the 234-mile (376-kilometer) Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway was supposed to fulfill a dream of "orderly growth and prosperity" when it opened in 1985, snaking its way through the poor, rural Deep South. It hasn't worked out that way. Delayed for decades by...

The Latest: Ship owner thanks all for rescue of crew members

Sep. 9, 2019 9:12 PM EDT

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on an overturned cargo ship off the coast of Georgia (all times local): 8 p.m. The South Korean company that owns the cargo ship that capsized off the coast of Georgia says it's grateful to everyone involved in the rescue of four crew members. In a statement, Hyundai...

Electric bikes soon to be humming along national park trails

Aug. 30, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Motorized electric bicycles may soon be humming along serene trails in national parks and other public lands nationwide. It's part of a new Trump administration order — hotly opposed by many outdoors groups — that will allow e-bikes on every federal trail where a regular...

Revenues up for Dubai's global port firm DP World

Aug. 22, 2019 8:48 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Global port operator DP World is reporting stronger financials for the first half of 2019, with revenue up nearly 32% and profits up almost 27% from the same period last year. The port operator said revenue for the first half of the year reached $3.46 billion and profits...