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AP Explains: Venezuela opposition's fight to win over troops

Feb. 19, 2019 5:42 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump and Venezuela's opposition are pushing the military to let in humanitarian aid in the belief that it could break a month-long standoff over power in the troubled South American nation. But top commanders are showing no signs of breaking their loyalty to...

Libyans, to varying degrees, celebrate 2011 uprising

Feb. 17, 2019 12:51 PM EST

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libyans on Sunday celebrated the eighth anniversary of their 2011 uprising that led to the overthrow and killing of longtime ruler Moammar Gadhafi, with a varying intensity of festivities underscoring the split between the country's east and west. Thousands of people reveled in the...

Retired Indian general urges caution against Pakistan strike

Feb. 16, 2019 7:30 PM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — As India considers its response to the suicide car bombing of a paramilitary convoy in the disputed region of Kashmir that killed dozens of soldiers, a retired military commander who oversaw a much-lauded military strike against neighboring Pakistan in 2016 has urged caution. A local...

Montenegrins march demanding government resignation

Feb. 16, 2019 3:52 PM EST

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Several thousand people rallied in Montenegro on Saturday to demand the resignation of long-serving President Milo Djukanovic's government over allegations of corruption. The crowd marched through the capital of Podgorica chanting "Milo thief" and "We want justice," and...

Car bomb kills at least 33 Indian soldiers in Kashmir

Feb. 14, 2019 9:48 PM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — At least 33 soldiers were killed and about 20 others wounded Thursday in a car bomb attack on a paramilitary convoy along a key highway in Indian-controlled Kashmir, security officials said. It was one of the deadliest car bombings in the disputed region's history. Officials said a...

Catalan ex-official testifies he is a 'political prisoner'

Feb. 14, 2019 8:33 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — A former Catalan official accused by Spanish prosecutors of leading a violent rebellion to create an independent republic testified at a top court in Madrid on Thursday that he considers himself "a political prisoner." Oriol Junqueras, who was the vice president of the Catalan Cabinet that...

Trial of Catalan separatists begins in Madrid amid protests

Feb. 12, 2019 6:34 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — A politically charged trial of a dozen Catalan separatist leaders began Tuesday in Spain's Supreme Court amid protests and the possibility of an early general election being called in the country. The defendants are being tried on rebellion and other charges stemming from their roles in...

AP Explains: Catalans appear at 'trial of century' in Spain

Feb. 12, 2019 11:56 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — It's being billed as Spain's "trial of the century": A dozen politicians and activists are in in the Supreme Court on Tuesday stemming from their involvement in Catalonia's push for independence in 2017. The defendants face charges including rebellion and sedition in a proceeding that is...

May delay: UK PM asks lawmakers for more time on Brexit

Feb. 12, 2019 10:30 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May urged restive lawmakers Tuesday to hold their nerve and give her more time to rework a divorce agreement with the European Union, heightening concerns that Brexit uncertainty will continue right up to the edge of the U.K.'s departure on March 29. With...

The Latest: Spain budget vote hinges on Catalan support

Feb. 12, 2019 8:23 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on Spain-Catalonia trial and politics (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Spain's prime minister has acknowledged that it's doubtful his government will be able to gain enough support to keep alive its attempt to pass a national budget. The minority Socialist-led government needs the...